Scrapstore Bird Puppet

Scrapstore Bird Puppet Lifestyle

Lifestyle

16 May 2014

It's half-term and whatever the weather your local Scrapstore has everything your family needs to make, create and play. The Scrapstore, run by the Gloucestershire Resource Centre (GRC) collects clean, re-usable waste materials from local companies and offers them to community groups and families. It’s a little like going to the supermarket, only it’s a lot more fun, as it’s your imagination that you’re shopping for!

Scrapstore Bird Puppet

Scrapstore Christmas Tree

Scrapstore Christmas Tree Lifestyle

Lifestyle

28 November 2013

Christmas will soon be here and you will find everything you need to make Christmassy crafts and gifts at the Scrapstore. They have some great ideas for advent calendars, Christmas decorations and wrapping presents. Here is one of their ideas for an easy to make table decoration.

Scrapstore Christmas Tree

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market 2013

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market 2013 Local Businesses

Local Businesses

22 November 2013

Take a look at the Victorian Christmas market held at Gloucester Quays, with over 150 stalls selling a huge range of gifts, jewellery, toys, Christmas decorations, food and drink. Victorian characters and traditional entertainment add to the atmosphere.

Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market 2013

Free Halloween Party Invitations

Free Halloween Party Invitations Lifestyle

Lifestyle

17 October 2013

We have designed some Halloween-themed party invitations for you to download for FREE and send to your friends. Have a spooktastic Halloween party!

Free Halloween Party Invitations

Autumn in Gloucestershire 2013

Autumn in Gloucestershire 2013 Local Interest

Local Interest

28 September 2013

Whether you are planning on foraging in the hedgerows, or want to find some beautiful places in which to walk and to photograph, read our guide on where to enjoy autumn in the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire.

Autumn in Gloucestershire 2013

HM Prison Gloucester

HM Prison Gloucester Local and Family History

Local and Family History

15 September 2013

HM Prison Gloucester closed earlier this year. However, as part of the Heritage Open Days opened its doors so that the public could take a look around this historic Grade II listed building, parts of which date back to 1792. Step inside with us.

HM Prison Gloucester

Back to School in Gloucestershire

Back to School in Gloucestershire Lifestyle

Lifestyle

02 September 2013

There is something special about the start of a new school year which seems to bring about a real sense of purpose and a chance to start afresh. It is the ideal opportunity to begin a new hobby or join a club. The Gloucestershire Oracle has the best guide to local after-school classes and leisure clubs for adults. Check out what’s available and find out about a FREE trail class for your child.

Back to School in Gloucestershire

Gloucester Heritage Open Days

Gloucester Heritage Open Days Local and Family History

Local and Family History

12 August 2013

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to see many local places not normally open to the public. We take a look at some of the buildings in Gloucester which have been open for the Heritage Open Days in the past and which we believe are well worth a visit.

Gloucester Heritage Open Days

The Corinium Museum

The Corinium Museum Local Businesses

Local Businesses

06 August 2013

Did you know that the Roman town of Corinium, was once second only in importance to London? Over 90 quality mosaic floors have been found in and around the town, some of which are on display at the family-friendly Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

The Corinium Museum

First Steps in Family History Research

First Steps in Family History Research Local and Family History

Local and Family History

31 July 2013

Has 'Who Do You Think You Are' sparked you into thinking about your family history, or maybe you have been sorting out family possessions and come across some tantalizing old documents that has given you the urge to discover more. Here are our tips on taking the first steps in researching your family history, which may help you avoid some common pitfalls and help to save you money.

First Steps in Family History Research

Arts and Crafts Parties

Arts and Crafts Parties Lifestyle

Lifestyle

30 July 2013

Trying to settle on a party theme that will please both girls and boys can be tricky! All children, however, seem to like making or painting, so why not try an arts and crafts birthday party? The kids will enjoy making something, which they then get to take home in their goody bag. There is no need to get stressed about thinking up the activities, as there are many craft kits cheaply available these days, complete with all the necessary bits and bobs.

Arts and Crafts Parties

Gloucester’s Best Kept Secret

Gloucester’s Best Kept Secret Local Businesses

Local Businesses

17 July 2013

Does the thought of entertaining the children during the school summer holidays fill you with dread? However, we can let you into a little secret. Hidden away, close to Gloucester city centre, is the Scrapstore, where a small spend can give hours of enjoyment.

Gloucester’s Best Kept Secret

The Gloucestershire Oracle Visitor Stats - June 2013

The Gloucestershire Oracle Visitor Stats - June 2013 Infographics

Infographics

30 June 2013

Have you ever been interested in the Gloucestershire Oracle's visitor demographic? This infographic reveals all!

The Gloucestershire Oracle Visitor Stats - June 2013

Summer Fruit Pudding Recipe

Summer Fruit Pudding Recipe Home and Garden

Home and Garden

23 June 2013

Delicious dessert made with locally-picked summer berries, full of vitamins and antioxidants.

Summer Fruit Pudding Recipe

Daffodils in Gloucestershire

Daffodils in Gloucestershire Local Interest

Local Interest

10 March 2013

The wild daffodil is the flower of Gloucestershire and flourishes in the area known as the Golden Triangle. Find daffodil walks and daffodil weekends in March at Dymock, Kempley, Oxenhall, Gloucestershire.

Daffodils in Gloucestershire

Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens

Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens Local Businesses

Local Businesses

15 February 2013

Our review of the snowdrop displays at the Rococo Gardens. Every year visitors travel for many miles to admire the thousands of naturalised snowdrops in this beautifully restored 18th century Rococo style garden.

Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Gardens

The Internet Explained - Bandwidth

The Internet Explained - Bandwidth Technology

Technology

01 February 2013

Does your broadband grind to a halt in the evening? Changing your broadband supplier? Everything you need to know about downloads and uploads and surfing the net.

The Internet Explained - Bandwidth

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits / Gingerbread Men

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits / Gingerbread Men Home and Garden

Home and Garden

14 December 2012

Our tried and tested recipe for delicious Christmas gingerbread biscuits. Children love to help make these.

Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits / Gingerbread Men

Windows 8 Review

Windows 8 Review  Technology

Technology

15 November 2012

To buy or not to buy? Now Windows 8 is on general release, is it worth upgrading? A local computer expert gives his opinion on the speed capabilities, security, using apps and more.

Windows 8 Review

The Autumn Garden

The Autumn Garden Home and Garden

Home and Garden

14 November 2012

Turn autumn leaves into Gardener's Gold, plant of the month and more

The Autumn Garden

Halloween Spooky Hokey Pokey Honeycomb Recipe

Halloween Spooky Hokey Pokey Honeycomb Recipe Home and Garden

Home and Garden

03 October 2012

Looking for some treats for your little monsters? Try these delicious homemade honeycomb sweets, they are so easy to make.

Halloween Spooky Hokey Pokey Honeycomb Recipe

Autumn in Gloucestershire 2012

Autumn in Gloucestershire 2012 Local Interest

Local Interest

01 October 2012

After one of the coldest and wettest summers for as long as most people can remember, it has been wonderful to take advantage of the recent early autumn sunshine in Gloucestershire. Read our guide to where to enjoy autumn in Gloucestershire.

Autumn in Gloucestershire 2012

Travelling with Children

Travelling with Children Lifestyle

Lifestyle

04 July 2011

School’s out for the summer holidays and many families will be embarking on long journeys to reach their holiday destinations. We have put together some travel tips, along with some tried and tested traditional games to play on the journey. Happy holidays!

Travelling with Children