Santa Claus at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
Father Christmas will be spending time at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park in the run up to Christmas and visitors are in for a treat.  You’ll be able to personalise the experience for your child and visits include a gift from the festive gift shop.  As if that wasn’t enough – you’ll also get to create your very own soft teddy in the make-a-bear workshop. 
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Christmas at Highgrove
There’s a whole host of events at Highgrove this Christmas guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit.  Enjoy exclusive dining events with family, friends or colleagues in the Orchard Room before browsing a selection of beautiful festive gifts in the Christmas Shop.  Or join the Christmas Gala with a swing where you can escape to Highgrove and enjoy chilled champagne and festive canapes.  
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Celebrate Christmas on the Santa Express
Christmas is approaching as fast as an express train for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR), which is fully prepared with tickets for its popular Santa Express services now on sale.  The trains run from the end of November at weekends as well as 21, 22 and 23 December.  Trains run from Cheltenham Racecourse to Winchcombe - renamed ’North Pole’ - and the railway has planned additional attractions at the station as well as family opportunities to chat with Father Christmas.  
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Christmas at Newark Park
Get into the festive spirit with Newark Park’s Little Helpers trail in the run up to Christmas.  From Friday-Sunday in November and December, have fun exploring the garden spotting 5 cheeky deer helping get ready for Christmas.  The house will be dressed for the festive season and there’ll be carol singing from local choirs from 11-12 on December 2nd and 16th.  The tea pavilion has an excellent selection of hot drinks to warm you up after a wintry walk too. 
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Christmas at Gloucester Cathedral
You’ll be spoilt for choice of Christmas events at Gloucester Cathedral this year.  Carols on the Hour return for another year as do the popular Christmas Carol Services.  Discover the festive beauty of the cathedral after dark and enjoy live music from cathedral musicians and friends. You’ll also find fun family activity sessions with a festive twist during advent and a family Christmas trail. 
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Christmas at Barn Theatre
‘Marian and Robin’ at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester is the perfect family treat.  A feast of myth, music and medieval slapstick – it has it all.  There’s magic, acrobatics, Normans with dodgy haircuts and the eponymous duo who bury the hatchet and join forces to thwart the hapless Sherriff and overthrow his evil protector. 
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Christmas at Dyrham Park
Dyrham Park will be decorated with wreaths and greenery to create the setting of a 17th Century wedding inspired by former residents William Blathwayt and Mary Wynter who married at Christmas time in 1686.  There’ll also be a themed festive family trail and local choirs will be singing in the adjoining village church. 
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The Theatre Chipping Norton

This year is Chipping Norton Theatre’s 50th Panto – one of the longest running pantos in the country!  Join Dick and his feline companion on a globetrotting adventure full of non-stop laughter, fantastic original music and sheer silliness.  From November 16th to January 15th, you’ll find a hilarious brand-new twist on this traditional tale from the national home of the traditional family panto. 
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Get your skates on and head for the Gateway Centre at Cotswold Water Park where you’ll find a real ice rink and lots of festive fun.  Enjoy a selection of activities, festive food and drink and a great family day out.  Fresh ice will be ready and waiting for up to 100 skaters a day from November 18th to January 3rd.  More information




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