Looking for things to do at the weekend?
Apart from attending the LHC AGM tonight of course! 3 events that might tweek your interest in Gloucestershire....
Land Rover Safaris at WWT Slimbridge
from 5 May
Experience the beauty of our wild reserve at Slimbridge Wetland Centre on one of our Land Rover safaris.
Head right out to the Severn Estuary in a covered trailer and learn about how our vast reserve is managed to help the many different species that live here for all or part of the year. An expert warden will point out the best wildlife to you including the chance to see many wading birds, hares, dragonflies and amphibia
Event: Land Rover Safaris at WWT Slimbridge
Date: Every weekend from 1 May - end of September 2012
Time: 11am & 2pm, and everyday during school holidays
Tickets: £5 adults, £3 children
Where: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Glos. GL2 7BT
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Dole
Another quirky tradition in Gloucestershire, this time though in the Forest of Dean!
Following evening service crowds wait outside St. Mary's Parish Church to receive the 'Dole' . Two people stand on the high church wall and throw small pieces of bread and cheese from large baskets which are caught caught by the parishioners. In days gone by the those who claimed the 'dole' had to pay a penny which then entitled them to cut and take wood from Hudnalls or the Free Woods.
This event dates back to the time of Milo, Earl of Hereford in the 12th Century, but was first recorded in 1799
Event: St Briavels Bread & Cheese Dole
Date: Whit Sunday 27 May 2012
Time: After evening service
Where: St . Mary's Parish Church, St. Briavels, GL15 6RG
The Local Market at the Brewery, Cheltenham
26 - 27 May
With an array of stalls to browse there is sure to be something to suit everybody’s taste whether it be cakes, jewellery or photography.
Stalls in May include:
Local pork products from ‘Popes Pork’
Local food gift Hampers from ‘The Hampers Box’
Children's clothes and accessories from ‘Lola’s Boutique’
Unique ‘Made in Britain’ products especially designed for the Jubilee and Olympics celebrations
Event: The Local Market at the Brewery, Cheltenham
Date: Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 May 2011
Time: 11am - 5pm
Where: The Brewery (in front of Cupola Tower), Henrietta Street, Cheltenham, GL504FA