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Eastnor Castle’s tickets have been limited to 10 per cent of the usual capacity to ensure people can enjoy a socially distanced day out.

Eastnor Castle is celebrating its successful reopening

Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, allowed visitors back into its grounds at the end of May 2020 and hopes to reopen more areas...

The arboretum usually welcomes 500,000 visitors every year, but has been closed since lockdown in the UK began in March. Photo © Johnny Hathaway.

Westonbirt Arboretum is reopening in June with new booking system

Forestry England has announced that Westonbirt Arboretum will reopen to visitors this June, with an online booking system ensuring...

Enjoy box office hit films under the stars at Blenheim Palace’s new drive-in cinema.

A drive-in cinema is coming to one of the most stunning venues in the Cotswolds

See an impressive line-up of films with a stunning backdrop, as The Luna Drive In Cinema comes to Blenheim Palace in the Cotswolds,...

New, socially distanced drive-in cinema, @TheDriveIn is coming to Bristol in September 2020 – with tasty food, waiters on roller skates and a range of movies on the big screen.

A drive-in cinema is opening near Gloucestershire this summer

Tickets are on sale now for the American style drive-in cinema opening in Bristol, near Gloucestershire, this September, showing...

The covered ice rink in Imperial Gardens in Cheltenham will be the only one in Gloucestershire to offer ice skating in all weather.

Cheltenham ice rink confirmed for 2020

Plans to bring an outdoor ice rink to Cheltenham’s Imperial Gardens have been given the go ahead for Christmas 2020, with a...

Cotswold Lavender has changed its summer 2020 opening plans due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Cotswold Lavender changes summer opening plans

Cotswold Lavender, the popular floral visitor attraction near Broadway, has changed its summer 2020 opening plans due to the...

Talks will include the importance of laughter in the face of adversity, the music of migration and a special wildlife themed lecture as part of Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home.

University of Gloucestershire launches The Living Room Lectures

The University of Gloucestershire is hosting a series of free online lectures on topics from wildlife to creative photography,...

From home-schooling superstars to people creating PPE from home, the project looks to feature the unsung heroes of the community during the Coronavirus crisis.

Cheltenham photographer searches for Lock Down Hero for photo documentary

A Cheltenham-based photographer is looking for Lock Down Heroes to feature in a new photo documentary series that tells their...

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...

Explore the virtual show gardens from the comfort of your living room.

RHS Malvern launches Virtual Spring Festival

Despite the event being cancelled, RHS Malvern brings its spring show to homes across Gloucestershire with the Virtual RHS...

The castle has joined the #makeitblue campaign and was lit up in blue on Thursday 30 April 2020 to coincide with the 8pm Clap for Carers.

Berkeley Castle turns blue to celebrate Gloucestershire’s NHS workers

Berkeley Castle is illuminated in blue to show its appreciation for Gloucestershire’s NHS staff.

The overwhelming generosity of people in Gloucestershire will help local artists affected by the Coronavirus crisis and go towards developing new work. Image © Matthew Williams-Ellis.

Longborough Festival Opera raises over £300,000 in emergency appeal

An emergency appeal from Longborough Festival Opera has raised over £300,000 to help artists affected by the Coronavirus crisis....

Berkeley Castle is now offering online gift tickets for post-lockdown visits.

Berkeley Castle launches online gift tickets for post-lockdown

Berkeley Castle has introduced an online gift ticket service with extended validity during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sixth formers at The King’s School Gloucester have volunteered to work at the kitchen.

The King’s School Gloucester opens its kitchen for local food charity

The King’s School in Gloucester has opened its kitchen to local charity, The Long Table, enabling it to cook over 600 meals...

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…

Donating to Superdry Creative Centre will help the company to distribute its quality clothing to key NHS workers.

Superdry Creative Centre is donating cotton essentials to NHS workers

Superdry Creative Centre in Cheltenham is raising funds to donate its quality cotton essentials to NHS workers, who need comfortable,...

The news follows the cancellation of Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival in March.

Cheltenham Music Festival cancelled over Coronavirus concerns

Cheltenham Music Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Don’t miss the chance to visit this gorgeous attraction!

Confetti Flower Field to open for summer

Promising picture-perfect blooms as far as the eye can see, the Confetti Flower Field in Pershore is set to open for summer...

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.

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...

Key workers can apply for a free bike to help them get to and from their jobs.

Gloucestershire Bike Project is donating bikes to key workers

As a way to say thank you, Gloucestershire Bike Project is donating refurbished bikes to key workers in the county who need...

Image: Edward Watson in The Metamorphosis © ROH_Tristram Kenton, 2011. Catch classic opera and ballet performances from The Royal Opera House for free during the Coronavirus crisis.

Watch Royal Opera House performances for free

The Royal Opera House is streaming classic opera and ballet performances for free during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Gloucestershire County Council has launched an online help portal for those who need support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Gloucestershire County Council launches community help hub

Whether you need help, your neighbour needs support, or you can offer your assistance to others, Gloucestershire’s online community...

Get your household team together for a virtual pub quiz on Friday evenings, hosted by Gloucestershire’s Hillside Brewery.

Hillside Brewery is holding a virtual pub quiz

Hillside Brewery is hosting a virtual pub quiz on Friday evenings, bringing households together online as they battle it out...

Catch Royal Shakespeare Company shows including Romeo and Juliet, Othello and Macbeth for free on the BBC.

Watch Royal Shakespeare Company shows for free on the BBC

Watch shows from the Royal Shakespeare Company for free on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer during the Coronavirus lockdown.

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...

Music fans can still grab tickets to the Cheltenham Music Festival this April.

Cheltenham Music Festival tickets to go on sale in April

Cheltenham Festivals has announced that it will go ahead with the sale of Cheltenham Music Festival tickets in April 2020,...

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...

The annual event has been cancelled after the government advised people to stay home during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling cancelled for 2020 amid Coronavirus fears

The annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event at Cooper’s Hill has been cancelled for 2020.

The iconic event due to take place in July has been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Royal International Air Tattoo cancelled due to Coronavirus

The Royal International Air Tattoo has been cancelled for 2020 following Government advice on Coronavirus.

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