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FRI 20 - SUN 22 JULY

Summer School, Marlborough College, Marlborough, 8 July – 4 Aug

There is honestly something for everyone at Marlborough College this summer, and it’s for the whole family too – you can send your kids as day students or the whole family can stay on site together, like a mini holiday.  Children are split into Junior Troopers, Young Adventurers and Teenagers, with a bonkers amount of action-packed courses to choose from including Mountain Biking, Yoga, Cricket, Water Polo, Jewellery Making, Drama and Performance Skills, Stay Alive Survival, Light Saber Combat and Duelling Training (yup!) and a Young Chef’s Academy courtesy of Vaughan’s Kitchen (see below). For adults, courses include arts & crafts, landscape and architecture, literature and creative writing, history, music, dance, theatre and film, technology and computing, life skills, sport, country pursuits…phew!  summerschool.co.uk

 

 

The Farm Cookery School, Netherstreet Farm, Bromham, dates throughout July

If you’re looking to try some new recipes, The Farm Cookery are holding classes on much-loved classics from over-seas including a taste of Italy, India and Thai. They have a variety of classes over the whole month, so you shouldn’t have problem fitting it into your schedule! thefarmcookeryschool.co.uk

 

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Barn Theatre, Cirencester, to Sat 4 August

Award-winning comedy is coming to the Barn Theatre. A heart-warming and brilliant story of the girl next door with a wondrous ability to impersonate the great singers of our generation. barntheatre.org.uk

 

Giant Lego Brick Animal Trail, WWT Slimbridge, Slimbridge, to Sun 23 September

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Inspired by the varied wildlife at WWT Slimbridge, lifelike Lego animals have been dotted around the nature trail. Spot and get a picture with your favourite woodland friends including Lottie the otter and Flavia the flamingo. wwt.org.uk

 

 

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, to Sat 21 July

Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant character has remained in popular culture throughout history, and modern takes on the classic have kept the story alive. Work alongside Sherlock in his later years. Although he may be older he is no less brilliant. everymantheatre.org.uk

 

 

Larmer Tree Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, Thu 19 July to Sun 22 July    

Larmer Tree Fest returns to its beautiful surroundings for its 27th year running. The ultimate party for the whole family as the gardens transform into a sensory utopia, presenting top national music artists, a brilliant comedy stage and a huge selection of children’s stars and presenters. It’s no wonder Larmer Tree won Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards. larmertreefestival

 

Ballet Under the Stars, Hatch House, Tisbury, Fri 20 – Sun 22 July

Credit Alice Pennefather

Don’t miss this gorgeous, unique summer event discovered by us, just for you! Under canopy in the beautiful 17th century walled Dutch garden at Hatch House you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner gala….oh, and you get to watch world class ballet while you’re at it. This year the theme is ‘Best of British,’ showcasing dancers, choreography, design, music and food from all corners of the kingdom. Presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company, this is a magical evening that we can’t recommend highly enough. And you know that when we recommend something, it’s sure to be fab! coventgardendance.com

 

Rain or Shine: Much Ado About Nothing, Bacon Theatre, Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Cheltenham, Fri 20 July

Join Rain or Shine theatre company in their production of the loved classic Much Ado About Nothing. Pack yourself a picnic and enjoy some theatre while the sun sets in the beautiful amphitheatre. bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com

 

The Importance of Being Earnest, Lydiard Open Air Theatre, Lydiard Park, Fri 20 July 

Bring your own picnic blankets, chairs and drinks to this hilarious adapation of Oscar Wildes The Importance of Being Earnest. swindontheatres.co.uk

 

Maize Maze, Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham, Sat 21 July to Sun 2 Sept

The famous maize maze is returning to Cotswold Farm Park for another year running. How quickly can you beat the Wonderland themed maze, or will you fall down a rabbit hole? cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

 

Recreate Exhibition, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, Sat 21 July to Sat 1 September 

Artists have transformed old materials and given them new life at this fabulous and eco-friendly exhibition celebrating recycling at Fisherton Mill. fishertonmill.co.uk

 

The Dreamboys, City Hall Salisbury, Salisbury, Sat 21 July 

Dream boys are storming the UK with their dance moves and killer abs. Collect some of your girls for a night out on the town and bring Magic Mike to life. cityhallsalisbury.co.uk

 

Wedding Open Day, Grittleton House, Chippenham, Sun 22 July 

Grittleton House is open to all so you can explore their beautiful grounds as a possible wedding venue. grittletonhouse.co.uk

 

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The Cotswold Decorative, Antiques and Art Fair, Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Fri 10 to Sun 12 Aug

Fabulous, eye-catching, unusual and even bizarre antiques go on sale at The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School this August. Splash your hard-earned on vintage fashion and costume jewellery, traditional antique pieces and the latest in decorative chic style. This is your chance to snoop out some real gems, whether you’re a collector (I wish), interior designer or just on the hunt for unusual accessories for your cool rural boudoir (that’s more like it.) A cut above other vintage fairs, dealers from all over the UK and Europe will be selling Mid-Century Modern, eye-catching Art Deco, contemporary sculpture, industrial chic, painted furniture, portraits and glamorous jewellery…need I go on? They’ve got some pretty cool retro arm candy too. Now you’re talking… Tickets to the Fair are £5 but you can get a FREE TICKET HERE. Open Friday – Sunday 11am-5pm. www.cooperevents.com/westonbirt

 

Theatre Studio Summer School, Cheltenham Playhouse, Cheltenham, Mon 20 to Fri 24 Aug 

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Performing arts is a great way for kids to build confidence and develop creatively and the Theatre Studio’s courses are fab. And it’ll fill a week of the summer holidays! For young performers between the ages of four and 19, it’s a great way for kids to mix with all ages too. And you’ll get to watch a performance at the end of the week. theatrestudio.co.uk

 

Theatreland Workshops, Southrop, Mon 27 to Fri 31 Aug

Got Mudlets between 7 – 17 who were born to go on the stage? Do they love performing and having fun? Then look no further, as Theatreland Workshops return to the Cotswolds this August. The workshops give young people a chance to work with inspiring professionals from across the business, and whatever your ability you will be pushed to a new performance level, covering musical production numbers, acting pieces, audition technique, choreography, singing and whole bag more. This time it’s a workshop themed around The Greatest Showman – don’t miss out! theatrelandworkshops.com

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