Here are some of our favourite half term getaways for all the family:

Magician El Baldiniho - Thursday, February 21

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The magician will perform at a popular Stroud pub

Location: The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud

The CrazyBird Comedy Club is proud to bring the legendary children’s entertainer El Baldiniho to The Prince Albert for half term.

Comedy magician performing throughout the UK to a vast range of audiences.

Tickets are £8.50 and available from The Prince Albert and Trading Post

More details 01453 755600 or

See our last article covering the pub at

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park

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Take the kids for some half term fun at the deer park

Location: Prinknash Park, Cranham, Gloucester

On entering the Park over 50 peacocks and waterfowl welcome you as you walk towards the Love Bird Aviary and the Golden Wood full of golden pheasants leading to the haunted ‘Monks’ Fish pond’ teeming with large fish.

Tickets start at £7.10 - closes at 5.30pm

More details 01452 812727 or

Cattle Country Farm Park

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Staff at Cattle Country on the farm

Location: Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley

See a number of attractions that will keep you busy all day and encourage you to get involved with your children as much as possible.

There are plenty of things to keep all of your family amused and entertained for the day at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

Take your kids to feed the animals.

From 10am to 4pm on weekends - tickets at

Westonbirt Arboretum

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A stunning location to bring the children over the holidays

Location: The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury

Boasting 15,000 specimens, 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure.

The arboretum is internationally renowned.

Open all week until 5pm - adults from £10, children £5

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The Pulse Leisure Centre

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One of Dursley's community hubs and a great place for the family

Location: The Pulse, Castle Street, Dursley

The pool offers a wide range of classes and activities for the the local community, as well as regular public swimming sessions.

From swimming lessons and pool parties, to water fitness classes and lifeguarding courses.

Costs £3.95 for a standard swim

More details 01453 546441 or

Cotswold Wildlife Park

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A staff member with the parks lemurs

Location: Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Bradwell Grove

With over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland.

Stroll around the park and get eye-to-eye with giraffes, watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, walk with Lemurs, ride on the train and much more.

Open all week until 3pm - tickets £16 or £10.50 for children

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