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MON 10 - SUN 16 SEP

Sudeley Autumn Trail, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Sat 1 to Sun 30 Sep

Take a tour around the beautiful gardens, admire the ever-changing wildlife and meet some of the castle’s cute furry residents – Sudeley’s not just for summer you know?


Yoga in the Yurt, Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon, throughout Sep

For grownups looking for some relaxation this month, find your inner zen with Woolley Grange’s drop-in yoga and meditation classes in a yurt in the grounds – open to hotel guests, spa members and non-residents, from only £10.


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

boy girl Lego bird

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.


Potato Patch, Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham, to Sun 7 Oct

The potatoes which have been growing all summer are finally ready to be dug up and turned into something yummy. Cotswold Farm Park has invited all its visitors to get down and dirty, dig up some of their own spuds to take home and use for their dinner.


Adele Riley Exhibition, Chapel Arts, Cheltenham, to Sat 6 Oct

The most important thing for this Gloucestershire artist when she’s creating her work is to find the emotion in the scene she’s painting. Whether that be from light, weather or the atmosphere in the moment. And she definitely succeeds. A beautiful show.


The Full Monty, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, to Sat 15 Sep

This box-office hit has been adapted by Oscar-winning Simon Beaufoy and features Hollyoaks Gary Lucy. Get a front-row seat if you can!


Duet for One, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury, Mon 10 Sep to Sat 15 Sep


This beautiful play had a hugely successful run in the West End and is now coming to the Salisbury Stage. The story of a star violinist who is forced to think of a future without music, its tale of woe, self-discovery and friendship is heart-warming, brilliant and well worth a watch.


Ladies that Lunch – Elan Spa, Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham, Tue 11 Sep

The spa

Meet the Elan spa team for a talk on wellbeing and self-care, while enjoying a cocktail and a two-course lunch. Now that’s my kind of self-care!


Summer Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop, Grittleton House, Chippenham, Wed 12 Sep

Flower arranging can be a great hobby, and if you’re trying to be thrifty for a wedding, learning to create a bouquet can be perfect to save a dime. No previous experience required, and you’ll come home with a beautiful arrangement ready for a vase. Includes a slap up lunch.


Chunky Needle Workshop, Meggie’s Gift Shop, Stow-on-the-Wold, Thu 13 Sep

armchair opal chunky knit throwJoin Muddy favourite The Chunky Needle, at the lovely Stow-on-the-Wold’s Meggie’s gift shop for a lesson on chunky knitting.  You’ll make your very own lap-size chunky knit blanket in one of The Chunky Needle founder Courtney’s gorgeous shades – she’s got over 40! Tickets cost £75 and include all supplies, refreshments and special discounts for Meggie’s and The Chunky Needle. 


‘Drawing from Nature’ Art Workshop and Afternoon Tea, Woolley Grange Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, Thurs 13 Sep

The talented Mandy Mills will be teaching you how to draw natural forms, use a range of tones and techniques such as mark making, and how to get a good composition. Use the beautiful Woolley Grange gardens are your inspiration and get drawing, no matter your skill level. After completing your art work you’ll get treated to a full afternoon tea in the hotel terrace. Sounds perfect, ta!


Ladies Lunch with Tom Sunley, Bowood Hotel, Calne, Thurs 13 Sep

Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch in the company of Tom Sunley who manages the historical data for the Archaeology Service in Wiltshire and Swindon. Go in-depth into the history of Wiltshire landscape and the human evolution of the landscape.


Richard Bertinet Bread Demo, Neston Farm Shop and Kitchen, Melksham, Thurs 13 Sep

The world-famous baker invites you lucky lot to join him in baking up a real treat, as he demos two recipes from his new book Crumb.


Round The World Gourmet, Greenway Hotel and Spa, Shurdington, Fri 14 Sep

Spend an evening tasting food from all over the world, with a perfect wine pairing for each course. Seven courses, seven countries and seven wines – Phileas Fogg eat your heart out.


Ross Noble: El Halblador, City Hall Salisbury, Salisbury, Fri 14 Sep

Absolutely mental Ross Noble is back on tour running around the stage like a mad man, spewing the hilarious commentary that runs through his brain. Jump on the crazy train for one night only and enjoy the ride.


Basic Bread Making Class, Vaughan’s Cookery School, Devizes, Sat 15 Sep

No matter your skill level, Vaughan’s Cookery School will have you producing fluffy white bread rolls, wholegrain rolls and soda bread. Right, got that application for Bake Off ready?


Hundred-Watt Club – Burlesque in Salisbury, City Hall Salisbury, Salisbury, Sat 15 Sep

The beautiful ladies of Hundred Watt Club are coming to Salisbury. This is the ultimate sexy burlesque show, packed with comedy and circuits stunts. No kiddies invited to this one!


Classic Car Rally, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Sun 16 Sep

Feast your eyes on some incredible motors and take a tour around the beautiful grounds of Sudeley.


PAUSE: Yin Yoga – Transition into Autumn, The Yoga Glow, Stroud Yoga Space, Stroud, Sun 16 Sep

woman yoga butterfly poseLet go of all the stress for summer and prep for a new year as we head into autumn. This class will explore the balance between strength and softness and stillness and movement. Suitable for all levels, whether you’ve never touched a yoga mat before or you’re a regular.


Cheltenham Comedy Festival, Various Locations, Mon 17  to Sat 22 Sep

Some of the biggest names in comedy are coming to the West Country to try new material, show their skills, get some laughs and hopefully no heckles. With loads of comedians with different styles taking to the stage, there’ll be something that’ll tickle everyone’s fancy.



Wedding Open Day, Grittleton House, Chippenham, Sun 14 Oct

With its beautiful interiors, sweeping staircases and stunning Italian sunken gardens, this privately owned country mansion in the Cotswolds can be yours for a day….Um, yes please! Check out its elegance and grandeur for yourself at Grittleton House’s Wedding Open Day and you’ll even get a complimentary glass of fizz and canapes to snaffle. There will be plenty of recommended suppliers to meet too…


Charity Fashion Show, OSO Boutique, Rose & Crown Hotel, Harnham, Sun 28 Oct

This wonderful event is raising money for the Stars Appeal who dedicate their efforts to buying MRI scanners. Customers are going to be strutting their stuff down the catwalk to show off OSO boutiques new Winter/Autumn collection. Plus, cream tea will also be on offer.

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