Elephant Family exhibition at Sudeley Castle
To mark its re-opening, Sudeley Castle & Gardens are staging a magnificent exhibition of a mighty migration of elephants grazing the grounds. Over 30 enormous, life-sized elephant sculptures will form a trail through the gardens – and visitors will be among the first in the UK to see them before they become part of a 100-strong herd in London’s royal parks this summer. Modelled on wild Indian elephants, these awe-inspiring sculptures have been created deep in the jungle of Tamil Nadu by the Adivasi tribal communities who live in close proximity to their real-life counterparts. Book now. This is an exhibition not to be missed.
Until 31st May. Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, GL54 5LP. 01242 604244; www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
The Tav Van at Dowdeswell Park
The Tav Van is back. And it’s even bigger and better than before. Join us for breakfast, lunch or supper any day of the week and tuck into both Tavern classics and new creations. Made with the best local produce our chefs can find, enjoy comforting, taverna-style food inspired by flavours from Europe and beyond – the merquez sausage patty, rose harissa spiced fried egg & labneh is brilliant for breakfast. While you’re at Dowdeswell Park, take the chance to snap up delicious organic produce at the Farmshop and kick back with a pitstop at Dunkerton’s Cidery’s outdoor bar with its extensive offering of award-winning, hand-blended ciders.
Dowdeswell Park, London Rd, Charlton Kings, GL52 6UT. 01242 221 212; www.thetaverncheltenham.com/
David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy at Cheltenham Racecourse
After a sell-out tour at Christmas, the Car Park Party is back – bringing David Walliam’s much-loved book Billionaire Boy to life on stage. A safe and socially-distanced American-style drive-in experience, Billionaire Boy tells the story of 12-year-old Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, £100k a week pocket money and two crocodiles as pets. But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So, he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comprehensive. But things don’t go to plan for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find the one thing money can’t buy.
18th April. Cheltenham Racecourse. Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH. 01242 513014; www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Live Lambing at Cotswolds Farm Park
Meet the newest arrivals this spring as live lambing returns to Cotswolds Farm Park. Settle down in the Animal Barn for talks about lambing, bottle feeding the goat kids and lambs and hopefully a live birth too. You can also meet the fluffy chicks and rabbits, see eggs hatching in the incubators and head out on a Farm Safari ride. Then there’s the Adventure Barn, Dolly’s Den soft play area and the chance to feed a whole host of animals. Finish the day by tucking into a delicious outdoor feast at The Hollow Bottom, just around the corner, which serves up pub classics daily.
Until 18th April. Cotswolds Farm Park, Guiting Power, GL54 5FL. 01451 850307; cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power, GL54 5UX; 01451 611 111; www.hollowbottom.com