Top five things to do this weekend in Gloucestershire
By Matt Hall
Here's our top pick of things to do and places to visit this weekend in and around the county.
Taurus Crafts is a place of opportunities this Easter holiday as visitors will be able to join in on the many hands-on activities and try something new or discover a new hobby.
With activities every day from Saturday, April 6, until Sunday, April 28, this is the go-to venue for families looking for an easy one-stop-shop for entertainment, local crafts, art, and a café serving delicious lite bites, coffee and cakes.
With 26 activities on offer this April, joining Taurus Crafts' ever-expanding range of activities are seven brand new and exciting activities, including hunting for fossils, making your own wind chimes, and eco-friendly and all natural nature-themed activities with workshop leader Jaymee who will show you how to make your own origami plant pots, seed bombs, and pine cone birdfeeders.
Not to be missed are regular holiday favourites Arnie Kazzam magic show, fairy & dragon homes, puppet show & puppet making, squishy painting, slime making, reptile handling, a free trail, pottery painting and pottery throwing on a wheel.
The list of activities often gets added to, so it's well worth keeping an eye on Taurus Crafts' Facebook page and website.
For more information, visit www.tauruscrafts.co.uk.
Help! A dastardly egg thief has been stealing Easter eggs from some well-loved woodland characters at Painswick Rococo Garden.
Young detectives will explore the garden to track down the clues and hopefully identify the culprit. The trail is free with admission to the garden and of course there is a chocolate prize!
This brand-new, fun trail has been created by local children's author and illustrator Hannah Shaw.
The garden provides healthy outdoor fun for all ages. Families can battle their way to the centre of the unusual maze, play hide and seek in the nooks and crannies or simply enjoy the rustic woodland play area.
The garden is open daily 10.30am - 5pm, with last admission at 4.30pm. For more information please visit the Rococo Garden website.
A giant inflatable theme park is about to return to Over Farm, Gloucester, over the Easter holidays, featuring more than 15 attractions.
The theme park is being run by Stroud-based AJP Amusements, one of the country's leading giant inflatable specialists who operate some of the UK's biggest and best inflatables and bouncy castles at major shows and events.
Among the attractions is a gigantic inflatable Noah's Ark play centre, along with some of the biggest inflatable slides around including a 50ft high Inflatable slide, various big top themed inflatable play centres, big top slides of all shapes and sizes, inflatable domes, inflatable playbeds and a 35ft inflatable helter skelter.
An award-winning cellist returns to St Lawrence Church, Lechlade, on Friday to take part in the popular 'Serenade and Sandwiches' series.
Rebecca McNaught will be accompanied by Richard Gowers (piano), to play works by Brahms, Schumann and Chopin.
When last in Lechlade, Rebecca played Gabriel Fauré's Après un Rêve and the Cello Concerto (3rd movement) by Edward Elgar in the 'Remembering The Great War' concert. Her playing was described as exquisite and sublime. Her return is eagerly awaited.
After Friday's recital at St Lawrence Church, Rebecca and Richard will join the audience for a light lunch.
This noontime recital is free - it has been organised to support the Church Restoration and Maintenance Appeal, for which a generous donation is requested.
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