A week’s worth of autumnal fun

Autumn is a glorious time of the year across our beautiful valleys; here in the office we’ve pulled together our favourite venues for autumnal half-term fun, we hope you enjoy them.

acer-autumnMonday 24th October What better way to kick off half-term than with a trip to Westonbirt Arboreteum for their renowned and spectacular Autumn Colours, simply stunning at this time of year and complete with the newly opened tree top walkway.

Tuesday 25th October No school holiday (or weekend for that matter!) is truly complete without a walk on the Common and a trip to Winstones Cotswold Ice Cream Shop, which flavour is your favourite?

Wednesday 26th October In the very heart of Stroud town lies Stratford Park’s Museum in the Park; a wonderful venue for a stroll and guaranteed to have great family activities during holidays. This half terms sees ‘Autumn Nature Art’ (11am – 3:30pm) A free activity involving a walk outside in the park collecting colourful fallen leaves, seed pods and pine cones, then inside to create some nature art. All ages welcome.

Thursday 27th October Calling all Harry Potter fans. On 26th and 27th October Gloucester Cathedral are hosting a ‘Pottering Around The Cathedral’ Tour, a magical behind the scenes experience in this now famous Harry Potter venue. 318

Friday 28th October Visit Slimbridge Wetland Centre this week and you can take part in their acclaimed Lego Adventure Trail and spot various creatures along the way including an Otter and a Goose! In addition to this you can book to attend a Lego workshop, places are limited though so be sure to book early!

pj-competition-entry-form-page-0Saturday 29th October The perfect day after a busy week full of activities is to task the children with a quiet afternoon to complete their entries for Peter Joy’s ‘Design Your Dream Home’ Competition. If you’ve yet to collect or download your entry form drop into one of our offices today, we’ll be there until 4pm

Sunday 30th October (11am – 4pm) Museum in the Park in collaboration with Stroud Valleys Project and local artists Cockcroft & Joy are hosting an Apple Day to celebrate local apple trees and orchards, past and present, including the newly planted Orchard corner in the Walled Garden. On the day you will be able to admire displays of heritage Gloucestershire apples from Days Cottage or have a go at apple pressing and make your own juice to take home. Delicious apple teas will be served in the Walled Garden Pavilion, making this a great day to visit for all the family.

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