Saturday 4 April 2020

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Get the latest Gloucestershire gloucestershire children & family news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Curators at the Museum of Gloucester are encouraging people to send photos of the oldest thing in their homes, as part of its Digital Museum Challenge.

Museum of Gloucester is looking for the oldest items in your house

Dig out the oldest item you have at home, for the chance to form part of the Museum of Gloucester’s new digital museum.

Gloucestershire businesses are going the extra mile during the Coronavirus crisis.

Gloucestershire businesses doing something special during the Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses are doing all they can to help their customers during the Coronavirus. It’s not all doom and gloom…

Join the nationwide Clap for Our Carers round of applause on Thursday evenings at 8pm, as a sign of appreciation for the NHS and keyworkers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Nationwide Clap for Our Carers goes weekly to thank the NHS

People across Gloucestershire, and the UK, will be taking part in a weekly round of applause to Clap for Our Carers and thank...

Keep the kids entertained at home with Duku’s product design competition.

Local design company launches product design competition for kids

Local design company, Duku, has launched a competition for budding product designers to create something to ‘brighten someone’s...

One of the park’s original residents, George the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, is still living there today.

Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrating 50th anniversary

Cotswold Wildlife Park turns 50 years old this March, celebrating years of animal care, conservation and wildlife education.

Gloucestershire parents have an extra two weeks to register for their children to take the grammar school entrance test.

Registration extended for the grammar school entrance test in Gloucestershire

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak and the effect it’s had on schools, Gloucestershire grammar schools have announced it...

The redevelopment will transform the 13th century building into a modern learning space while preserving its period features.

King’s School Gloucester to build £2.5 million sixth form

Complete with state of the art facilities, King’s School in Gloucester is investing £2.5 million to redevelop its sixth form...

Beechenhurst, Mallards Pike Lake and Forest of Dean cycle trails all remain open to visitors.

Forestry England keeps woods and forests open during Coronavirus crisis

The Forest of Dean will remain open to give people access to fresh air and green space while social distancing due to Coronavirus....

The Sunday Times has voted Cheltenham to be the best place to live in the South West 2020.

Cheltenham voted best place to live in the South West 2020

Thanks to The Sunday Times, Cheltenham has been voted the best place to live in the South West 2020, with attributes such as...

Discover what’s behind the curtain at Everyman Theatre Cheltenham with its virtual online tours.

Everyman Theatre Cheltenham is running virtual tours

Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham has announced it will be posting virtual tours of its historic building on social media during...

Get crafty with the kids with Make with Meg’s live online craft workshop.

Make with Meg announces online craft workshop for families

Bristol’s International Centre for Contemporary Arts, Arnolfini, is hosting Make with Meg, an online craft workshop for families...

Cook up some delicious, fresh Italian food with ingredients sent straight to your door with Fat Toni’s in Stroud.

Fat Toni’s offering ‘cook it at home’ delivery service

Italian food lovers will love Fat Toni’s new ‘cook it at home’ chilled delivery service, where fresh ingredients will get delivered...

Tune into these virtual events happening across Gloucestershire, from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Gloucestershire businesses hosting virtual entertainment

Join Tweedy’s Lost and Found, practice self-care and go on a virtual tour with these Gloucestershire businesses hosting online...

Families staying at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak are being encouraged to write to residents at Lilian Faithfull Care homes.

Lilian Faithfull Care invites families to send Postcards of Kindness to residents during social distancing

Lilian Faithfull Care is inviting families to write to their residents while staying at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak....

Families in Gloucestershire are sticking hand-drawn rainbows in their windows as a sign of solidarity.

Gloucestershire families are displaying rainbows in their windows

Families across Gloucestershire are displaying hand-drawn rainbows in their windows as a sign of solidarity and positivity...

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens to close during Coronavirus crisis

In light of the Coronavirus situation, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens will close from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further...

Play areas at Cheltenham parks, including Pittville Park, have been closed during the Coronavirus #Covid-19 crisis.

Cheltenham park play areas closed during Coronavirus crisis

Children’s play areas are being closed in parks across Cheltenham during the Coronavirus crisis to help social distancing measures...

Entertain your little ones and get fit from home with virtual classes from Busylizzy in Cheltenham.

Busylizzy Cheltenham offers virtual membership for mums in self isolation

Mums stuck in self isolation can still get fit while social distancing with virtual memberships from Busylizzy in Cheltenham....

Cotswold Farm Park will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Adam Henson makes ‘heartbreaking’ decision to close Cotswold Farm Park due to Coronavirus

From Friday 20 March 2020, Cotswold Farm Park will be closed until further notice following Government advice in response to...

New climbing centre, Boulders Cheltenham, is due to open in April 2020.

Boulders climbing centre in Cheltenham announces opening date

Boulders, a new climbing centre with an indoor bouldering wall, is set to open in Cheltenham this April 2020.

Stand in the shoes of Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, Phoebe and Monica when FriendsFest comes to Bristol this July 2020.

FriendsFest is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire

Oh. My. God! FriendsFest is coming to a venue near Gloucestershire, giving fans of the TV show the chance to experience the...

The Big Feastival returns to the Cotswolds in 2020, with some big headliners.

The Big Feastival announces line up

The headliners for The Big Feastival 2020 have been announced, when the music and food festival returns to Alex James’...

Visit the award-winning Sudeley Castle for an extra month of activities.

Sudeley Castle is opening a month earlier than scheduled

Celebrating a jam-packed calendar of events this year, Sudeley Castle is opening its doors to visitors one month earlier than...

Families can party at the Mini Ravers event at Revolution Cheltenham this February.

A family-friendly rave is coming to Cheltenham

A family-friendly rave is coming to Cheltenham’s Revolution this February, complete with special characters, a tuck shop...

© Photo by Yngve Hegreberg. Children can step into the shoes of a wizard at Dragondale Wizarding Academy at St Briavels Castle.

A wizarding school is coming to Gloucestershire

A brand-new wizarding school experience is coming to Gloucestershire, including role play, magic lessons and special characters...

Votes can be made on Stagecoach West’s website and are open until Monday 27th January 2020.

Voting now open to name Stagecoach West’s new buses

With the shortlist finalised, Gloucestershire residents can now vote to choose their favourite name for Stagecoach West’s new...

The new trail at Westonbirt Arboretum includes secret puzzles, activities and challenges for children.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail now open at Westonbirt Arboretum

Forestry England has opened a new Shaun the Sheep themed trail around Westonbirt Arboretum, complete with UV pens, activity...

Cotswold Farm Park will open six new luxury holiday lodges.

Cotswold Farm Park is opening luxury holiday lodges

Cotswold Farm Park has announced it will open six new luxury holiday lodges, all of which have been built with sustainability...

Cheltenham’s independent fancy dress shop is closing down with a huge sale

Showcase dancewear and fancy dress closing down in Cheltenham

One of Cheltenham’s best-known fancy dress shops has announced it is closing down at the start of 2020, selling off its stock...

Nell Gifford has died after a long illness.

Giffords Circus founder passes away

The co-founder of Giffords Circus, Nell Gifford, has died after a long battle with cancer.

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