If you’re in Gloucestershire this April and stuck for things to do with family or friends, check out our list of top 5 fun things to do throughout the month.
Rapunzel Easter Panto
The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, GL20 5NX
12th-13th April 2023 | Multiple times
An all-star cast is set to take the stage this Easter with Anton Benson’s hair-larious pantomime adventure; Rapunzel. Strictly champion Joanne Clifton stars as the beautiful starring Rapunzel, with Eastenders’ Dean Gaffney as the handsome prince. While Atomic Kitten’s Kerry Katona is wicked Mother Gothel. Will the gang manage to break the enchantment curse that keeps Rapunzel locked away in the tower? Come along with the family for hair-raising fun. For more information and to book tickets, visit RosesTheatre.org.
Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets
Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BX
22nd October 2022 – 23rd April 2023 | 10:00 – 16:00
The latest exhibition and the Corinium museum, Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets, explores the recently discovered Roman burials just outside of York. The exhibition attempts to uncover the lives of the people who were buried over two millennia ago through the latest research and technology in AV material, facial reconstructions, and CT scans. With expert replica roman helmets and weapons as well as real Roman replicas, as well as real Roman skeletons, Corinium museum is fun for all the family. For more information and details, visit CoriniumMuseum.org.
Easter Beer Festival
Gloucester Brewery, Fox’s Kiln, West Quay, Gloucester GL1 2LG
15th-17th April 2023 | Multiple times
Enjoy live music with good beer, good friends, and good food. Tantalise your tastebuds with a whole variety of cask beers, keg beers, ciders, and Fox’s Kiln Distillery spirits, there is something for everyone’s tastes. Celebrate local brewers, musicians, and small businesses at Gloucester Brewery. The £10 ticket price includes entry and £5 worth of drink tokens as well as a branded pint glass. A truly great grown-up day out this Easter. For more information and to book tickets, visit GloucesterBrewery.co.uk.
Cotswold Wool Week
Corn Hall Indoor Market, 26 Market Pl, Cirencester, GL7 2NY
29th April – 1st May 2023 | 09:00 – 16:00
A celebration of all things fibre, the first Cotswold Wool Weekend sees makers, dyers, spinners, crafters and yarn lovers come together across multiple venues in Cirencester. With events taking place across the corn Hall, Diversitea Café, Corinium Museum and New Brewery Arts, visitors can guarantee a jam-packed festival. Whether you’re an experienced maker or looking for a new hobby such as punch-needling, you can find it all at the Cotswold Wool Weekend. For more information and to book spaces, visit CotswoldWoolWeekend.com.
Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition
Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA
5th April 2023 | 20:00
Much loved comedian Zoe Lyons brings her new tour Bald Ambition to Cheltenham Town Hall. Zoe has brand new material, reflecting on her turbulent past few years that saw her buy a sports car, have a brief marital separation, and run a 100k ultra marathon, all while sporting a fetching comb over. Zoe Lyons is a firm favourite on Live at the Apollo, Have I got New for You, QI, and Mock the Week, as well as many other accolades. For more information and to get tickets, visit CheltenhamTownHall.org.uk.