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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

12:36 20 February 2017

Molly Stirton enjoys the release of the colourful tropical butterflies in the Butterfly house at Blenheim Palace (c) Mark Hemsworth

Molly Stirton enjoys the release of the colourful tropical butterflies in the Butterfly house at Blenheim Palace (c) Mark Hemsworth

©2017 Mark Hemsworth 07931664422 mapfy@mac.com

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

1. Not Dead Enough, Forum Theatre, Malvern

Catch the world stage premiere of Not Dead Enough at Forum Theatre, Malvern throughout the week including Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February. The stage adaption of the multi-million selling crime thriller by author Peter James stars award-winning actor Shane Richie and popular TV presenter Laura Whitmore.

2. Oxford International Art Fair

Building on the success of previous year’s editions, the fair will run over three halls in Oxford Town Hall over the weekend, showing a variety of artworks by a great selection of international exhibitors from 26 counties. Tickets available online or get them at the Gift Shop at the Museum of Oxford, Town Hall.

3. Brick Week, The British Motor Museum, Gaydon

The British Motor Museum is throwing down a challenge to visitors – to help build a life-size Mini out of LEGO© bricks! This challenge is part of the Museum’s ‘BRICK WEEK’, and is just one of a week full of automotive-themed brick-building challenges up until Sunday February 26!

4. Visit the Butterfly House at Blenheim Palace

Explore the tropical Butterfly House this weekend at Blenheim Palace where you can spot more than 5000 beautiful butterflies from around the world. Exotic species from South America, Africa, Australia and South Asia as well as a selection of native butterflies were released into the House on Monday February 13. For opening times, admission prices and how to buy tickets, click here.

5. Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Nature in Art, Twigworth

The annual exhibition will include Mario Cea’s winning image ‘The Blue Trail’ featuring the arrow-like dive of a kingfisher. Catch the display up until Sunday March 12 at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester.

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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