With Easter just around the corner, what better time to spend with the family?
Here are SoGlos's ideas for fun for all the family this Easter.
Venue: Everyman Theatre
What’s happening: One of the country's favourite clowns, Tweedy, will take his latest show, Tweedy's Lost Property to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre, offering an afternoon of hilarity and havoc. Big and little kids can enjoy comic entertainment as Tweedy attempts to ‘find himself’ by getting a new job at a lost property office, with chaos ensuing as the objects in his position develop a life of their own, and he is constantly prevented from answering the telephone.
For children who like getting involved in the on-stage action, Everyman Theatre will also host a special Easter Project during the school holidays, offering the chance for budding young performers to explore text, audition, rehearse and perform The Insect Play at Everyman Studio Theatre, working with professional practitioners, Young People.
When? Tweedy’s Lost Property will be performed on Sunday 9 April 2017. The Easter Project will run from Wednesday 12 to Saturday 22 April 2017, with performances at the end of the week.
How much: Tickets for Tweedy’s Lost Property range from £14 to £19. The Easter Project costs £100.
For more info: See Tweedy's Lost Property at Everyman Theatre
To book: Call Everyman Theatre on (01242) 572573, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.everymantheatre.org.uk directly.
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
What’s happening: Lewis Carroll's children's classic, Alice in Wonderland will take audiences on a magical journey at Cheltenham Town Hall, letting little imaginations go wandering as Alice falls down the rabbit hole and into a wonderful world of mischief and mayhem. The exciting adventure offers the chance to meet famous characters such as the Mad Hatter, and avoid losing your head to the formidable Queen of Hearts. Offering a twist on the traditional pantomime, this Easter show promises a thoroughly entertaining afternoon, with the fast-paced, fun-filled performance featuring pop songs, magic, puppets, and best-loved characters who are sure to leave a smile on children’s faces.
Aside from the pantomime fun, the whole family can give something new a 'glow' during the holidays, when the popular Glow Sports event returns to Leisure at Cheltenham. What’s more, with two new sessions for children and their parents, the whole family can now be part of the fun, with the chance to play tennis, badminton and more under the UV lights.
When? Alice in Wonderland takes place on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Glow Sports take place on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 20 April 2017.
How much: Tickets for Alice in Wonderland cost £12.50. Glow Sports costs £6 for a child, £8 for a child and their parent.
For more info: See Alice in Wonderland at Cheltenham Town Hall.
To book: Call Cheltenham Town Hall on 0844 576 2210, email email@example.com, or visit cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk directly.
Venue: Sudeley Castle
What’s happening: The Easter Joust is set to go into battle in Winchcombe, promising a fun-filled family event with thrilling displays and exciting entertainment. Highlights include a high energy performance from The Cavalry of Heroes, its talented horses and experienced horsemen; the chance to boo the baddie, Black Knight Lord Pendragon, and cheer on the noble knights during a thrilling jousting match; and royal appearances from King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and members of the Tudor Court, who will oversee the proceedings.
Aside from springtime entertainment on Easter Sunday, Sudeley Castle will also host two Children's Wednesday Science and Nature events during the school holidays, promising a weatherproof day of fun featuring interactive workshops; the chance to explore the castle’s natural areas; and discover creatures in their natural habitat.
When? The Easter Joust takes place on Sunday 16 April 2017. Children’s Wednesdays take place on Wednesdays 12 and 19 April 2017.
How much: Normal admission charges apply.
For more info: See The Easter Joust at Sudeley Castle.
To book: Call Sudeley Castle and Gardens on (01242) 602308, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sudeleycastle.co.uk directly.
Venue: Airborne Trampoline Park
What’s happening: Airborne Trampoline Park’s exciting facilities are perfect for burning off some steam during the school holidays, with the activity centre home to 35 trampolines, basketball hoops, a jump tower, a reaction wall, and much more. The Air Time sessions run daily and promise one hour of fantastic family fun, during which all ages can jump to their hearts’ content. There is also dedicated Toddler Time in the morning for young jumpers and their parents.
Airborne Trampoline Park offers the chance for speedy jumpers to become the master by tackling the Ninja Run, the premier obstacle course where children can test their skills in stealth and complete the route as quickly as possible. What’s more, with monthly prizes to be won, children have even more incentive to take on the challenge.
When: Airborne Trampoline Park is open daily
How much: Prices vary as per activity
For more info: See Airborne Trampoline Park
To book: Call (01242) 255551, or visit airbornetrampolinepark.com directly.
Venue: Prescott Speed Hill Climb
What's happening: Perfect for car enthusiasts and fun-seeking families, Prescott Bike Festival offers the chance to snap a selfie with some famous names, with other highlights including an appearance from Darth Vadar, live music, delicious food and drink, and motorcycles galore.
When: Sunday 9 April 2017
To book: Call Prescott Bike Festival on 07005 968687.
Venue: Holst Birthplace Museum
What's happening: Holst Birthplace Museum will open its doors during the Easter holidays for some seasonal fun, decorating biscuits and getting the chance to see the museum’s specially designed hare statue, which is part of the Cotswold Hare Trail.
When: Tuesday 11 April 2017
To book: Call Holst Birthplace Museum on (01242) 524846.
Venue: Prince of Wales Stadium, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 4RN
What's happening: Cheltenham Trust’s ever-popular play scheme returns, giving children the chance to burn off some steam with a host of fun-filled activities including outdoor exploring, art and design, sports, cooking, swimming, sensory play, and much more.
When: Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April 2017; Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April 2017
To book: Call Cheltenham Trust on (01242) 528764.
Venue: Central Cross Cafe, Pittville Park, Cheltenham, GL52 3JE
What's happening: An Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, and a new boating season await happy families in Pittville Park this spring, offering the perfect chance for a day trip to the park – not to mention a rest-stop in the delicious café, where homemade cakes are sure to go down a treat.
When: Saturday 15 to Friday 21 April 2017
To book: Call Central Cross Café on (01242) 234907.
What's happening: Children can jump on board a steam train when GWSR promises a day of egg-cellent fun for all the family and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny too.
When: Monday 17 April 2017
To book: Call GWSR on (01242) 621405.
Venue: Holst Birthplace Museum
What's happening: Children can get creative during an Easter painting session, using pretty pastels to create art which is inspired by the museum’s new portrait.
When: Tuesday 18 April 2017
To book: Call Holst Birthplace Museum on (01242) 524846.
Venue: Batsford Arboretum
What’s happening: Putting a twist on the traditional Easter Egg hunt, little ones at Batsford Arboretum can find the hens that laid them in the Big Batsford Chicken Hunt. Children must uncover all the secret locations of the hidden hens at the day-out destination, marking them on a map to win a special prize. Promising the perfect opportunity for children to burn off some of those Easter eggs, as well as the chance to explore the beautiful location in the fresh air, this special event is sure to go down a treat with Gloucestershire families.
Following the bloom of snowdrops at Batsford, the arboretum will be bursting with new colour in March at the start of its daffodil and magnolia month, promising plenty of picture-perfect photo ops for those family selfies.
When? The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt takes place from Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April 2017.
How much: Tickets cost £2.50 per child, plus normal admission charges
For more info: See The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt.
To book: Call Batsform Arboretum on (01386) 701441, email email@example.com or visit www.batsarb.co.uk directly.
Venue: Corinium Museum
What's happening: A host of Easter-themed activities will be keeping youngsters busy at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum, with highlights including an Incredible Insects workshop, family film, and Illuminated Birds drop-in session.
When? Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Friday 21 April 2017
To book: Call Corinium Museum on (01285) 655611.
Venue: The Hollow Bottom
What's happening: Families can enjoy a sprinkle of magic during their Sunday lunch when close-up magician Andy Cole visits The Hollow Bottom for some mind-boggling entertainment.
When? Sunday 9 and Sunday 23 April 2017
To book: Call The Hollow Bottom on (01451) 850392.
We hope you have fun this Easter!
Sincerely Madia & Matilda