Gloucestershire children & family news

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

An imaginative play centre in Cheltenham is due to open in March 2019

New children’s role-play centre to open in Cheltenham

Encouraging imaginative play, a new role-play centre for children has announced that it will open in Bishop’s Cleeve in 2019.

Rendcomb College has released a series of ‘Centenary Scholarships’ for highly gifted students.

Full scholarships available for sixth formers at Rendcomb College

Students wanting to attend the prestigious Rendcomb College are being given to chance to apply for five very special 100 per...

It will be the first one in Cheltenham.

Laser Tag coming to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s first Laser Tag is set to open at The Play Farm in Cheltenham this autumn.

Tweedy will be leading a stellar cast during this year’s panto, Aladdin.

The Everyman Theatre reveals details about Aladdin pantomime

Casting the wishes of audiences across the county, the Everyman Theatre’s 2018 pantomime, Aladdin, looks set to be another...

Gloucestershire College has opened its new campus in the Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire College unveils new Cinderford Campus

A new Gloucestershire College campus has opened its doors in Cinderford in the Forest of Dean, featuring state-of-the-art tech...

Big congratulations to Cheltenham Ladies College pupils today for their excellent A Level results.

Cheltenham Ladies' College celebrates A Level results success

Girls from Cheltenham Ladies’ College will be celebrating after achieving outstanding A Level results, with a record...

Head off for a day of exciting exploring along the Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail.

Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail offers free family fun

Families searching for some summer fun across Gloucestershire can hop along the Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail, running until Sunday...

An image of a Changing Places toilet, similar to the type being installed at Pittville Park

Changing Places toilet opens in Pittville Park

Work is now complete on the first of two new Changing Places disabled toilets in Cheltenham. The facility in Pittville Park...

Schools can get involved in the RHS Malvern Spring Festival with this fun scheme

Schools invited to get green-fingered with RHS Malvern Spring Festival School Challenge

Kids can get creative and stuck in with a gardening challenge, run by RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

EXCLUSIVE: Cheltenham splash pad announces opening date

SoGlos can exclusively reveal when the new splash pad built inside Leisure at Cheltenham is opening. The new facility will...

Kids can enjoy a summer of reading with Gloucestershire Libraries.

Summer Reading Challenge Celebrates 80 years of Beano

Gloucestershire Libraries have once again launched a page-turning Summer Reading Challenge, with the 2018 theme focussed on...

Tuck into a tasty meal at The Find this week.

The Find offers free children's meals this week

Keeping rumbling stomachs at bay, The Find in Cheltenham is offering free children’s meals this week to celebrate Monster...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College’s new Health and Fitness Centre opens this June.

Cheltenham Ladies' College to open new Health and Fitness Centre

Cementing its reputation as a leading independent school, Cheltenham Ladies’ College is set to celebrate the opening...

Three new LEGO animals will join some old favourites at Slimbridge this summer

Giant LEGO Animal Trail returns to Slimbridge

A popular event combining LEGO with nature, the Giant LEGO Brick Animal Trail returns to WWT Slimbridge in 2018, promising...

Gloucester Cathedral celebrates £6 million Project Pilgrim Completion

Gloucester Cathedral has celebrated the completion of the first phase of its ground-breaking renovation project, Project Pilgrim.

Two Changing Places toilets coming to Cheltenham

Work is about to start building one of two new Changing Places disabled toilets. The first will be in Cheltenham’s Pittville...

Huge inflatable assault course coming to GL1

An enormous inflatable assault course known as Lunar City is coming to Gloucester’s leisure centre, GL1 from Saturday 14 July...

Enchanting Story Book Parties is looking for men and women to join its team of actors.

Gloucester company hiring princes and princesses

It’s a dream come true for fairy tale fans! A Gloucester-based party company is looking for men and women to become its newest...

A giant new soft play could be coming to Gloucester Quays

Giant soft play centre proposed at Gloucester Quays

Plans to build a giant soft play inside Gloucester Quays have been approved by Gloucester City Council. The 15,000 square...

There’s free places available for this summer’s Senior Summer School.

Everyman Theatre offers free bursary places for Senior Summer School

Great news for budding young performers, as the Everyman Theatre is offering five free bursary places for this year’s...

Enjoy a great day out this Father’s Day.

Cotswold Farm Park to offer free entry to Dads on Father's Day

Families can enjoy a great day out as Cotswold Farm Park this June, with dads getting free entry in celebration of Father’s...

There will be a smoothie bike at The Vegan Society’s stand.

Veganism to take over Cheltenham Science Festival

The Vegan Society is set to run a host of children-friendly activities during Cheltenham Science Festival 2018, including riding...

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Gloucester Cathedral launches 360 digital tour

You can now take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral without leaving your home, thanks to a digital 360-degree tour of the building,...

With over 50 free events the …around town programme is better than ever! ©

Cheltenham Science Festival announces free ...around town programme

Promising over 50 free activities for all ages, Cheltenham Science Festival’s …around town programme is set to be better...

Enjoy a family outing to Berkeley Castle this summer.

Berkeley Castle to offer free entry for grandparents

Favourite family destination, Berkeley Castle, will offer free entry for grandparents who accompany a paying child, on Mondays...

Snap up tickets for The Roses’ 2018 pantomime, Dick Whittington.

Dick Whittington pantomime already breaking records at The Roses

Following the hugely successful production of Sleeping Beauty in 2017, The Roses Theatre has revealed that this year’s...

6 Gloucestershire farms involved in Open Farm Sunday

Six farms across Gloucestershire will open their gates on Sunday 10 June 2018 to take part in the LEAF Open Farm Sunday event...

The new app is the brainchild of a man from Cheltenham

New Instagram alternative to help grandparents stay connected

A Gloucestershire man has set up an alternative to Instagram, to help families keep in touch with older relatives who don’t...

Plans for the soft play area at Cotswold Clubhouse

New soft-play and cafe opening in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parents in the Cotswolds will soon have a new soft play destination for their children to explore, when the Cotswold Clubhouse...

Inland surfing centre opening near Gloucestershire

A cutting-edge inland surfing centre will be opening in Bristol in Autumn 2019. The £2 million project will be known as The...

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