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Two schools pioneer School Streets this November

22nd October 2020

Two Gloucestershire primary schools have been chosen to take part in a pilot scheme, School Streets, designed to prioritise those walking or cycling on the school run over those using cars. From Monday 2 November, areas outside Warden Hill Primary School in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury C of E Primary School...

Cotswolds arts centre receives CRF award

18th October 2020

The Cirencester-based, arts, education and crafts centre New Brewery Arts has been awarded £126,900 funding from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to face the challenges of the pandemic and secure a sustainable future. The centre hosts regular craft and art exhibitions...

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Trip the light fantastic this Christmas!

15th October 2020

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern has just announced a brand new outdoor light illuminations trail, Malvern Winter Glow, which runs from Wednesday 9 December to Sunday 3 January, providing local parents and children with some much-needed relief over the winter holiday period. The event will...

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Hardwicke Early Years open day coming up!

16th July 2020

Newly re-named Hardwicke Early Years, Hardwicke Playgroup is moving to Hardwicke Parochial Primary Academy in Quedgeley, Gloucester, this September and holds an open day on Monday 20th July. New opening times are Monday-Friday (term time only), morning sessions (9am-12 noon) and afternoon (12...

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Discover Cheltenham Music Festival online

30th June 2020

Although Cheltenham Music Festival this July has been cancelled, its spirit lives on in an online celebration which is available on the festival website from Saturday 4 July. Cheltenham Music Festival: Replay highlights some of the innovative features of the classical music event, including a discussion...

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Birdland to reopen in time for early summer

12th June 2020

The latest Gloucestershire open air visitor attraction to bounce back as lockdown eases, Birdland will open its doors to the public on Monday 22 June. The Bourton-on-the-Water park in the Cotswolds is home to England’s only large grouping of king penguins, as well as a huge range of other...

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Slimbridge Wetland Centre: The reopening starts here!

11th June 2020

Tickets to a reopened Slimbridge can now be booked in advance! Slimbridge Wetland Centre is among the first Gloucestershire wildlife and visitor attractions to reopen as the government eases its lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic. Implementing full social distancing and other safety...

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Bringing the science all back home

1st June 2020

With socially distanced explosions, quantum chocolate and hands-on experiments at home, The Cheltenham Science Festival is back in (nearly) all its glory from Tuesday 2 June. It promises a week of extraordinary online activities for children aged 7 and over. Marieke Navin had already printed the...

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Birdland’s penguins are unruffled by lockdown

26th May 2020

Families can enjoy the king penguins’ antics on the Birdland 24-hour webcam England’s only breeding colony of king penguins appears unruffled as they get on with life during lockdown at Birdland Park & Gardens in the Cotswolds. The famously flightless birds appear to be taking...

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Cheltenham Science Festival goes online for a feast of brain-teasing fun

19th May 2020

With schools still likely to have limited opening and many pupils still home schooling this June, parents, teachers and kids will be delighted that the much-loved Cheltenham Science Festival returns for six days of online fun, education and stimulation from Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 of June. The annual...

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New food bank steps up to the plate for Cheltenham families

7th May 2020

A food bank established just six weeks ago has already responded to over 1,000 requests for help from families in Cheltenham. The Springbank Community Food Bank was set up by a group of volunteers in response to the Coronavirus crisis and has delivered food to 1,246 adults and 806 children all over...

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Mayor launches support for Cheltenham food banks

23rd April 2020

As food banks in Cheltenham have suffered a drop in donations since the Coronavirus lockdown began, the Mayor of Cheltenham, councillor Roger Whyborn, has announced a new fund to support them. The Mayor’s Food Bank Fund will provide much-needed funding to outlets including Cheltenham Food Bank,...

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