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Top five what's on weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend after checking out the Black Friday Weekend discounts or to avoid them altogether? 

Tonight (Fri 29) we have a couple of events:

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Followed by these this weekend:

1# Seven fantastic festive events at the Museum in the Park 

A full calendar of seasonal events at Stroud's Museum in the Park has been lined up and many of them are free-of-charge.

Events include a `meet the makers' craft fair, a family craft making weekend, and community carol singing - all designed to get you in the Christmas mood before the museum closes on December 23 for its usual deep clean.

With many museum quiz trails for children on offer too, a visit to this friendly local museum this December is 'a must'! For full details see the Museum in the Park website.

The Museum in the Park will close from 23 December, re-opening on Saturday 25 January 2020, but with two special openings during that period, on 1 January 2020, and on 11 January for the Stroud Wassail.

2# Craft and produce market offers that 'something special' 

Where: St John's Church, Churchdown

When: Saturday, November 30, 10am to 12 noon

The market takes place at St John's Church, Churchdown, from 10am to 12 noon and, as always, the stalls will either be local people selling their own handmade items or produce stalls.

Spokesperson Paul Garwood said: "If you want to buy mass produced items this is not the place for you, but if you want something special for you or that someone special then this market is for you."

The market always has between around 25 stalls drawn from its pool of 50 stallholders.

Stalls confirmed for Saturday's market range from Anthea Searle Jewellery to Elaine Blatchford cards and prints, Jean Williams Horseshoe art and Mary Stafford home made wreaths.

3# Steam railway enters into the Christmas spirit 

Where: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

When: Saturday, November 30, to Tuesday, December 24 (selected dates)

The festive service provides entertainment for youngsters and adults on Santa Steam Specials from Cheltenham Racecourse or Railcar Specials from Toddington station.

Tickets for the diesel railcar service are £16 (adults and children) and £17 for the steam train. Full details of the services, ticket availability and how to book are on the GWSR website.

4# Christmas FUNtastic Fair at the Friendship Café 

Where: The Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester GL4 6PR

When: Saturday, November 30, 11am to 3pm

Love Viva Cakes and Crafts' Christmas FUNtastic Fair is being held this Saturday (November 30) from 11am to 3pm.

Entry is free and the first 50 attendees win special Christmas treats!

5# Priory to hold its first-ever Christmas Fair 

Where: Llanthony Secunda Priory, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, GL2 5FA

When: Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, 11am to 4pm

Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester is hosting its first-ever Christmas Fair this weekend.

Running on Saturday and Sunday, it promises to be a lovely event with local stallholders selling a range of festive gifts in the beautiful setting of Llanthony's restored Medieval and Tudor buildings.

The fair will run from 11am to 4pm both days. Admission is free, with all donations supporting the maintenance and development of Llanthony's historic grounds and buildings. There will also be a Christmas raffle, with some great prizes to be won.

Please note that there will be no parking available on site; the nearest car parks are at Gloucester College and Gloucester Quays.

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