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MON 17 - SUN 23 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? sudeleycastle.co.uk

 

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. woolleygrangehotel.co.uk

 

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. wwt.org.uk

 

Potato Patch, Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham, Mon 3 Sep 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. cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk

 

Adele Riley Exhibition, Chapel Arts, Cheltenham Wed 5 Sep 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. thechapelarts.com

 

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. cheltenhamcomedy.com

 

Positive Parenting Core Course, The Old Refectory, Saintbury, starting Wed 19 Sep

Parenting is hard (no kidding!!) and there’s no way to prepare for what’s to come until you’re knee-deep in nappies, toys and baby food. But Parenting Partnership has come up with a five-session course that will see you through calmly and effectively. theparentingpartnership.com

 

Susie Dent: The Secret Lives of Words, Swindon, Wed 19 Sep

The brilliant Susie Dent swaps her chair at the Countdown desk for the live stage, talking about the secret meaning of words, oddities in our own language and a whole heap of audience participation. If you’re after a show that actual takes a little bit of brain power, this is the one for you. swindontheatres.co.uk

 

Wine and Cheese Tasting, The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold, Thu 20 Sep

exterior pub at night carsWine, cheese and the oldest pub in the country. Sounds like a winning combination. Read the Muddy review hereporch-house.co.uk

 

Hassle Free Weekends with Polly Parsons, Miserden Pop-ups, Miserden Estate, Miserden, Fri 21 Sep to Sat 22 Sep

table set for dining greenhouseAnother delicious pop up for us to get our teeth into with Miserden newcomer Polly, a former fashion designer who now channels her creativity into food. miserden.org

 

Son of Town Hall, Pound Arts, Corsham, Fri 21 Sep

Meet Ben Parker and David Berkeley, triple threats when it comes to the musical arts, and sing along on a journey across the ocean in this concert with a little touch of theatre. poundarts.org.uk

 

Pigtails – End of Summer Party & Book Launch, Helen Browning’s Organics, Royal Oak, Bishopstone, Sat 22 Sep 

Celebrate the book release of Helen Browning’s ‘Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm’. She and other authors will share their favourite tales of farms and animal welfare, plus society’s view on farming. Plus plenty of delicious food and drinks, farmyard friends to greet and live music. helenbrowningsorganic.co.uk

 

Harvest Festival, Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Sat 22 Sep

Celebrate the harvest with Roves Farm and a day packed full of outdoor activities including tractor rides, apple pressing and meeting all the farmyard animals. rovesfarm.co.uk

 

Ian Stirling: U OK HUN? X, Swindon, Mon 24 Sep

The mysterious voice behind the commentary of love island shows his face – and his tour is just as funny as his witty banter on the reality show. Join the TV star as he debates everyday antics. swindontheatres.co.uk

 

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Open Studios Weekend, Aimee Winstone Jewellery, Compton Greenfield, 29-30 Sep

Make your own jewellery with Muddy Awards finalist Aimee Winston – join in taster sessions to make a simple ring or bangle and while you are there pick up some jewellery making experience gift vouchers, perfect for Christmas, as well as a selection of silver jewellery at discounted prices. www.aimeewinstone.com

 

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… www.grittletonhouse.co.uk

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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. www.osoboutique.co.uk

 

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