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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

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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.


Rush Fun Day, Rush Skatepark, Stroud, Sat 1 Sep

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Whether you’re an ace skater or a beginner, get down to one of the biggest skate parks in Europe for a chance to show your skills at Rush’s fun day. There will also be a bouncy castle, raffles and its only £10 to skate for the whole day! Great treat before they get bundled back off to school!


A Woman of No Importance, Swindon Arts Centre, Sat 1 Sep

Catch one of the world’s most famous plays in action, packed with comedy, drama and ridiculous characters.


Motorcycle Grand National, Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Sat 1 Sep to Sun 2 Sep

 If you’re after a weekend packed full of adrenaline, fun and really really fast bikes, this is the place for you. Expect to see up to 20 races a day, and some incredible races at that.


Sound Bath with Lee Evans, Stroud Yoga Space, Stroud, Sun 2 Sep

If you’ve been feeling stressed or struggling to sleep recently then sound baths could be answer to all your prayers, and Lee Evans does a great one. The sounds, including musical instruments, will help relax your body, mind and soul. Beware though – you may actually fall asleep mid-session, which sounds like bliss to me!


Classic Car Run, Grittleton House, Chippenham, Sun 2 Sep

Calling all petrol heads. View these little beauties, all classic motors manufactured before 1993. They even want you to dress according to the era the car was created in. Go on, you know you want to! 


Make Your Own Pendant Workshop, Barking Hen Jewellery, The Citadel Hall, Chippenham, Sun 2 Sep

Having a piece of custom jewellery can be a really beautiful addition to your collection but it can also cost a pretty penny. Instead, create your own with Barking Hen Jewellery. Learn the basics of silversmith techniques and come home with your own stunning, original pendant.


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.


Eminence Skin Consultations, Bowood Hotel, Calne, Mon 3 Sep to Fri 7 Sep

Bowood Hotel are holding free skin consultations for one week only. Get an introduction to the whole Eminence Skin range, get a professional skin analysis, a tour of the beautiful spa and exclusive discounts on all their products.


Garden Tour and Champagne Afternoon Tea, Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Tues 4 Sep

Make the most of the Indian summer at the beautiful Whatley Manor gardens. Led by head gardener Andy Spreadbury, the tour will take you around the various gardens and give an insight on the time and skill it takes keep everything looking so glorious. Afterwards you’ll be wined and dined with delicious afternoon tea and Andy will answer any burning gardening questions you may have.


More Speedy Meals, Vaughan’s Cookery School, Devizes, Wed 5 Sep

 Sometimes we just don’t have the time to be slaving over a home-cooked meal and we just need something quick and easy, but that doesn’t mean we should sacrifice flavour. Vaughan’s Cookery School have selected a few meals that can be whipped up in no time and are still absolutely delicious. Sign up now!


Moroccan and Middle East Cookery Class, Cookery at Winston House, Stonehouse, Wed 5 & Thu 6 Sep

Learn to make a full three-course Moroccan meal to serve to family and friends. You’ll be offered food, drink and a recipe pack to take home so you can make the feast at home.


Crafts Alive: The Gloucestershire Guild, Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, Wed 5 to Sun 9 Sep

Celebrate contemporary arts and craft at this grand, five-day Gloucestershire Guild event, held at the regal Rodmarton Manor. Get stuck in and messy in all the craft activities, enjoy delicious food and maybe a little bit (or a lot) of shopping!


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.


The Full Monty, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Thu 6 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!


Marlborough Rising, Marlborough, Fri 7 – Sun 9 Sept

Marlborough bursts onto the music-fest scene with all new Marlborough Rising – a three day banger of an event with live music from Joe Stilgoe, Turin Brakes and…wait for it…Scouting for Girls headlining. This brand new venture (dreamed up by an enthusiastic group in the back room of the Green Dragon, no less) deserves a whack of support – the music promises to be wide ranging, catering for all tastes and, quite frankly, could potentially be a fabulously threatening new kid on the block in the Wilts live music scene. Get your tix at


The Johnny Cash Story, The Wharf Theatre, Devizes, Fri 7 Sep

Get inside the life of famed Johnny Cash with the story of the 18-time Grammy award winner’s amazing career. It performed amazingly at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the covers are so authentic you’d believe he was in the room. Just about.


The Swindon Railway Festival, Steam Museum, Swindon, Sat 8 Sep to Sun 9 Sep

Swindon Railway Festival is the biggest GWR event of the year. Admire the incredible craftsmanship of model railways, plus loads of family activities including trails and chance to climb aboard loads of classic trains. Oh, and some grub too.


Charity Polo Day in association with Whatley Manor, Beaufort Polo Club, Tetbury, Sun 9 Sep

Hospitality Action’s annual polo day at Beaufort Polo Club offers an outstanding lunch prepared by six award-winning chefs prior to a thrilling game of polo. The day begins with a Champagne reception and polo demonstration on the lawns of the Beaufort Polo Club, followed by a three course lunch prepared by Richard Davies of Calcot Manor, André Garrett of Cliveden House, Robby Jenks of The Vineyard, Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park, Niall Keating of Whatley Manor and Rob Potter of The Manor House. Phew! Tickets are limited so bag yours now.


Yoga & Picnic for Charity, The Yoga Glow, Minchinhampton Common, Sun 9 Sep

Get in touch with your inner Zen in the name of charity at The Yoga Glow’s picnic and yoga session which is raising money for Mind. Rock up with your family, pets, picnic blankets and prepare to get blissed out!


Taste Wiltshire, The Farm Cookery School, Netherstreet Farm, Bromham, Sun 9 Sep

The Farm Cookery School are renowned for their excellent recipes, yummy treats and great produce. Now, they have invited their favourite local food and drink producers to showcase the best they have to offer, and you are the lucky Mudsters invited to try their delicious goods. Swig on an amazing new wine or pick up some oh-so-ripe cheddar for your next cheese board. It’s the perfect day out foodies.


The Afternoon-Tea Experience, Harts Barn Cookery School, Longhope, Sun 9 Sep

Learn how to make the quintessential afternoon tea – cakes, pastries and petit sandwiches – at the always brilliant Harts Barn Cookery School.


Shamanic Meditation for Empowerment and Presence with Kate Dineen, Stroud Yoga Space, Stroud, Sun 9 Sep

This class will focus on breath work, gentle exercises and tools for getting rid of bad energy and finding inner peace Whether you regularly practise meditation, want to incorporate it into your yoga routine or are a complete novice at both, this class put you on the right path to a more relaxed outlook on life.


Duet for One, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury, Sat 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.



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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