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The Local Answer’s guide to the summer holidays in Stroud

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Author: Thomas Hadfield, Posted: Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 09:00

The Stroud Fringe Festival is always a popular event The Stroud Fringe Festival is always a popular event

The school summer holidays are upon us, and here at The Local Answer we know it can be a challenge to keep the family entertained when school is out.

So we’ve put together a handy guide of the best things to do in each of our five publication areas – Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, North Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds – in the coming months.

Art Unbound
Having already commenced on Sunday 26th May, the Rococo Garden is holding a new sculpture exhibition until Sunday 8th September in which the work of 18 sculptors’ work from across the country will be showcased to the public.

Coupled with further workshops and talks, the mission of the exhibition is to present the concept of freedom o form through emotive pieces crafted from a variety of media.

For more information visit www.rococogarden.org.uk/Art-Unbound

Summer at Berkeley Castle
There’s lots to get involved in at Berkeley Castle this summer, including a live jazz concert by the FB Pocket band from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday 28th July.

You can explore the grounds in the sunshine before settling down with a picnic – bring your own or order on arrival.

For more information visit www.berkeley-castle.com

Painswick Rococo Garden
As well as being able to explore the enchanting gardens, there’ll also be performances of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ and ‘The Sword in the Stone’.

With tickets to the performance including access to the enchanting Rococo Garden, the events promise to be a summer treat for the whole family.

For more information visit www.rococogarden.org.uk

Stroud Fringe Festival
Returning from a fallow year, the Stroud Fringe Festival will feature a host of local musicians and performers.

Taking place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August, the festival also welcomes back the Stroud Yard Trail, on the Bank Holiday Monday 26th August.

For more information visit www.stroudfringe.co.uk

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition at Newark Park
All summer until Sunday 1st September, Newark Park will be celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the famous children’s book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’.

Families can explore the artwork from the popular children’s book, alongside storytelling, craft sessions and a themed garden trail.

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park

Gruffalo and Stickman Weekend at Cattle Country
Julia Donaldson’s beloved characters the Gruffalo and Stickman will be visiting Cattle Country in Berkeley on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August.

For more information visit www.cattlecountry.co.uk

Summer at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge
There’s plenty going on throughout the summer at WWT Slimbridge, including Global Adventures where you have the chance to find out what life is like for a real-life adventurer on the Arctic Russian Tundra.

For more information visit www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/

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