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F45 Cheltenham is coming to The Brewery Quarter in late 2020.

New F45 boutique fitness studio launching at The Brewery Quarter

Promising fast-paced HIIT sessions for Cheltenham’s gym lovers, boutique fitness studio F45 is opening at The Brewery Quarter...

Mountain bikers can test their skills on the new trails which reopened after an upgrade, this September 2020.

Forestry England upgrades Forest of Dean bike trails

Cycling in the Forest of Dean has just got better, with Forestry England investing £80,000 and months of hard work into ‘already...

Working in partnership with Gloucester Rugby, Freemans Event Partners safely delivered food and drinks to 1,000 fans at Kingsholm Stadium.

Gloucester Rugby launches in-seat delivery service with Freemans Event Partners

Gloucester Rugby’s first social distanced match at Kingsholm Stadium gave fans the chance to order food and drinks on an app...

Mira Showers will continue as Cheltenham Town’s front-of-shirt sponsor for two more years. Pictured left to right: Craig Baker, managing director at Kohler Mira, and Paul Bence, commercial director at Cheltenham Town.

Mira Showers is extending its partnership with Cheltenham Town FC

Mira Showers will continue to sponsor Cheltenham Town FC, extending the partnership between the two local organisations by...

The new Countryside Adventure attraction will significantly expand Over Farm, featuring animal interaction and more.

Over Farm plans to open a new Countryside Adventure attraction in Gloucester

Over Farm in Gloucester is planning to build Countryside Adventure – a brand-new family attraction with splash zone, maze and...

East Glos Club in Cheltenham has upgraded its squash facilities and changing rooms.

East Glos Club unveils lockdown refurbishment

East Glos Club in Cheltenham has transformed its squash courts and changing rooms with a £110,000 refurbishment completed during...

With social distancing measures in place, The Wave surfing lagoon in Bristol is set to welcome surfers back for the first time since lockdown. Photo © Global Shots.

The Wave in Bristol is reopening in August

Bristol’s inland surfing lagoon, The Wave, is reopening in August 2020 after being closed for three months due to the Coronavirus...

There will only be lane swimming in Sandford Parks Lido’s main pool when it opens in July 2020.

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham is opening in July

Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham has announced its official opening date – with a week of swimming exclusively for season...

The famous zoo in Bristol’s Clifton area is reopening for the first time in over three months on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

Bristol Zoo is reopening in July

Bristol Zoo Gardens is reopening to the public in July 2020, following its closure due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The public were asked to vote for the name of the new magnolia, which is a hybrid of two trees growing at Westonbirt Arboretum.

New magnolia species discovered at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum has discovered a brand-new magnolia species – and has asked for members of the public to vote for its...

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...

‘Let’s Roll’ follows budding cheese roller, Antonia.

Cheese Rolling dramatised in short film ‘Let’s Roll’

Gloucestershire’s annual Cheese Rolling event is the subject of short film, Let’s Roll, dramatising the annual tradition for...

Local singer Lara Telfer, pictured here with her son Bertie, won the final of the Furlong Factor singing competition.

Gloucestershire singer wins the Furlong Factor

Local singer Lara Telfer, who works at The Jockey Club, has won Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor national singing competition.

Send in your snaps of Gloucestershire’s wildlife for a chance to win prizes in this year’s competition. Image © David Adamson.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust photo competition with new categories and bigger prizes...

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.

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…

James Campbell has raised over £20,000 for NHS Charities Together after running a marathon in his six-metre back garden.

Cheltenham athlete runs marathon in his garden to raise money for NHS

Cheltenham athlete James Campbell ran the length of a marathon in his back garden to raise money for NHS Charities Together....

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...

Get helpful tips on how to stay fit from top trainers at Gloucester Rugby every Wednesday.

Gloucester Rugby launches #WellbeingWednesday campaign

Gloucester Rugby has launched a campaign to help people keep fit and healthy during the UK’s Coronavirus lockdown, with helpful...

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....

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 National Trust has announced it will no longer give access to parks and gardens to help with social distancing.

National Trust is no longer keeping parks and gardens open

To help with social distancing, The National Trust has re-evaluated its decision to allow free access to its parks, gardens...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is closed to the public during Coronavirus crisis, its animals and birds will still be cared for.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre closes to the public during Coronavirus crisis

Due to Coronavirus crisis social distancing, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, has announced that it is closed to the public until...

The Orchard returns to The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2020, with previous visitors including Sir Rod Stewart.

Luxury shopping area The Orchard returns to The Festival in Cheltenham

Up market shopping area, The Orchard, returns to The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2020 for a second year – with racegoers...

The Festival™ presented by Magners has a fun new area, The Park, and its ambassadors are Love Island’s Amy Hart and Frankie Foster.

The Park launches at The Festival™ presented by Magners

The Park, a fun new entertainment and social enclosure, is being launched at Cheltenham’s The Festival™ presented by Magners...

There are even more Forest of Dean and Wye Valley locations used in season two of Netflix’s Sex Education, including iconic home ‘The Chalet’.

Forest of Dean set for Sex Education tourism increase

The release of Netflix’s new season of Sex Education is set to drive more tourism to the Forest of Dean, local businesses are...

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...

Racing on the Friday of Cheltenham Racecourse’s November Meeting has been called off because of flooding.

Cheltenham Racecourse forced to cancel Friday race meet

Cheltenham Racecourse has called off racing on day one of The November Meeting due to flooding.

Zara Tindall MBE has been appointed as a committee director at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Zara Tindall appointed as director of Cheltenham Racecourse

Zara Tindall will become a director of Cheltenham Racecourse’s committee, after being appointed in the role by The Jockey Club.

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