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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:51 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:51 19 April 2017

The city will be home to Oxford Folk Weekend (c) Showronek / Shutterstock

The city will be home to Oxford Folk Weekend (c) Showronek / Shutterstock


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer with her dragon companion, code name FuseAgent Green the Dragon Whisperer with her dragon companion, code name Fuse

1. National Dragon Day, Museum in the Park, Stroud

Officially its St George’s Day on Sunday April 23, however, Stroud’s Museum in the Park will celebrate the alternative National Dragon Day with a thrilling afternoon of Dragon Tales and Dragon Tracking. The world’s only living Dragon Whisperer is back and she’s bringing a friend.

At 3pm Agent Krisa, Keeper of Tales from DCHQ Dragon Conservation Headquarters, tells the heroic legend of England’s patron saint and other dragon legends from around the world. Then at 4pm Agent Green the Dragon Whisperer tells a cheeky alternative version – the truth about George! – on a Dragon Tracking expedition in Stratford Park. Advance booking is essential (01453 763394).

2. Abigail’s Party, Malvern Theatres

Prior to the West End, the 40th anniversary production of Mike Leigh’s iconic comedy comes to Malvern Theatres with Amanda Abbington starring as Abigail. Abigail’s Party will be appearing at Malvern Theatres from Monday 17 to Saturday April 22. Tickets on sale at the Box Offline or online at Malvern-theatres.co.uk.

3. Missy Malone & Friends, Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre

Missy Malone and Friends Burlesque Revue is coming to Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre on Saturday April 22 with two performances: 7pm and 9.30pm. Tickets are £17 from the box office: 01242 522852 or online. We caught up with Missy ahead of her performance - read our 5-minute interview with Missy here.

4. Folk Weekend Oxford

With artists including Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Jim Moray, and Leveret, plus Morris dancing, ceilidhs and workshops, it’s going to be a folk-filled weekend!

5. Arthur’s Stroll

On Sunday April 23 at 10am, a sponsored seven-mile countryside walk to raise funds for local medical charity Cobalt will be taking place. The popular annual walk is named after local resident Arthur McTiffin who founded the event 33 years ago. The walk starts at the entrance to Egypt Mill Car Park, Nailsworth. To register call John on 01453 834066 or Richard on 01453 872635.

For more information about any of the events listed above; how to get there, how to book tickets and prices, please follow the links in the event name.

We update 5 things to do in Cotswolds at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.


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