Following on from the phenomenal success of The Gloucestershire Bucket List launched in 2022, we're delighted to announce an exciting addition to the series for 2023 in the form of The Gloucestershire Family Bucket List - a carefully curated collection of 100 wonderful ways to make magical memories with your loved ones across the county, available now.
Handpicked by our team of journalists at SoGlos, the family-focused list encompasses stunning places to visit, action-packed experiences and unmissable events across the county, printed on a beautiful A2 pull-out guide with original illustrations by artist Carys Tait.
Currently being distributed to key locations across Gloucestershire, including many of those featured on the list, the guide is free-of-charge, neatly broken down into the six county districts, with a tick box alongside each inclusion to help families keep track of their adventures.
A digital version of the list, including more information about each inclusion, is also available via The Gloucestershire Family Bucket List.
The project has been made possible thanks to support from SoGlos partners Cattle Country Farm Park, The King's School, Gloucester, National Waterways Museum Gloucester and Westonbirt Arboretum.
Michelle Fyrne, SoGlos co-founder and parent to three little ones and a fur baby too, said: 'Gloucestershire is one of the best places in the world to enjoy family adventures and we're thrilled to have collated 100 ways to make magical memories with your loved ones in this special new guide.
'From toddlers to teenagers to big kids alike, you're bound to find something for the family to enjoy - with plenty of firm favourites and lesser-known gems making up the inspirational collection.
'So, what are you waiting for? Grab a printed guide or check out the digital version and get out and about in Gloucestershire with your family. Please share your experiences and photos on social media using the hashtag #GlosFamilyBucketList – we’ll be resharing our favourites.'
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Cattle Country Farm Park in Berkeley is one of Gloucestershire’s most popular family attractions; featuring friendly farm animals, outdoor play areas, indoor play barns and GRAZE Café, which serves delicious locally sourced food. Throughout the year visitors can also look forward to seasonal events like the PYO pumpkin patch, a spectacular fireworks event and meet Father Christmas too!
Cattle Country Farm Park cattlecountry.co.uk
The King’s School, Gloucester is an award-winning independent day school for girls and boys aged three to 18. With a rich, vibrant history and close links to the Cathedral, King’s has an outstanding reputation for achieving academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and offers a wealth of co-curricular opportunities outside the classroom to inspire each pupil and encourage them to develop their individual talents.
The King’s School, Gloucester thekingsschool.co.uk
Visit the National Waterways Museum Gloucester to discover the rich 200-year history of Gloucester Docks, the River Severn and Sharpness Canal. Explore interactive exhibits, browse the museum shop and enjoy a bite to eat in the tea rooms. There’s also a chance to take 45-minute boat trips along the canal on a Dunkirk Little Ship, Queen Boadicea II.
National Waterways Museum Gloucester canalrivertrust.org.uk/gloucester
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, near Tetbury, is one of the most spectacular tree gardens in the world – home to five national tree collections and 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe. One of Gloucestershire’s most popular attractions, it spans a whopping 600 acres, encompassing natural play areas and restaurants.
Westonbirt Arboretum forestryengland.uk/westonbirt/gloucester