The festive cheer may be fading, but Stroud is far from ready to hibernate! January and February bring a fresh wave of exciting events to this Cotswolds gem, from cozy workshops to exhilarating outdoor adventures. So, wrap up warm and get ready to embrace the crisp winter air, because Stroud has something for everyone this season.

Kickstart Your Creativity in January & February

Head down to Stroud Poetry Course. Hone your poetic skills with this comprehensive six-week course, running every Saturday from February 3rd. Led by experienced tutors, explore different forms and styles, receive constructive feedback, and discover the joy of expressing yourself through verse.

Get an introduction to Enamelling Workshop. Channel your inner artist with this hands-on workshop on January 28th. Learn the basics of enamelling, a fascinating technique for creating colourful and unique jewellery and decorative pieces.

Unleash your inner MJ at Donaheys Learn to Dance in a Day Workshop. Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to move! This fun and friendly workshop on January 27th will teach you the basics of ballroom, Latin, and other popular styles, no prior experience needed.

Browse what’s on offer at Stroud Farmers’ Market, retuning 6th January 2024. Stock up on fresh, seasonal produce and artisan goodies at the vibrant Stroud Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday in the town square.

Explore the Museum of the Stroud Valleys. Delve into the rich history and heritage of the Stroud Valleys at this fascinating museum. Discover exhibits on local industry, geology, and social history, and gain a deeper appreciation for this unique corner of the Cotswolds.

Embrace the Outdoors in February

Kickstart your New Year health resolution with a Forest of Dean Guided Walk. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Forest of Dean on a guided walk with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the forest’s rich history, flora, and fauna, and breathe in the fresh winter air.

Make use of the dark evenings with stargazing in the Cotswolds. Escape the light pollution and marvel at the wonders of the night sky on a stargazing tour. With clear skies and minimal light interference, the Cotswolds offer breathtaking views of constellations, planets, and even the Milky Way. Available throughout February!

Finally, you’re always welcome to warm up with a pub lunch here at Edgemoor Inn. Sink into a comfy armchair by the fire and enjoy a delicious meal and a pint of local ale. Book a table, reach out through our contact pageemail us directly, or for immediate arrangements, give us a ring. There’s always something to warm your heart this winter. Stroud’s charming atmosphere, vibrant events, and abundance of natural beauty makes it the perfect destination to beat the winter blues and embrace the magic of the season.