Things to do

Things to do includes places to visit, regular opportunities and clubs or groups you can join. There are plenty of locally run online opportunities at the moment, so check out what’s available below. Try a new activity or get involved in a hobby you enjoy and meet people who have the same interests as you. You can browse the categories below or scroll down further to search for things to do by category and by any specific access requirements you have.

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Arts and Crafts

This is where you'll find anything to do with visual arts, textiles, crafts, sculpture, pottery, woodwork etc: clubs, groups and experiences.
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Gloucester Inclusion Hub

Our Inclusion hubs are led by disabled people for disabled people.They are safe and welcoming places with different opportunities where you…
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Take and Make

Why not pop into the Hub at 52 Westgate Street to look through our art and craft activities?  We have…
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Family Art Week

Family Art Week – 7 Day Resource, download this free pack of 7 daily Family Fun art activities
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Attractions and Days Out

Here we've listed some of the great places to visit in Gloucestershire. Activity parks, caves, historic buildings and a couple of castles are just some of the things to look out for.
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Climbing coaching

Here at Far Peak our specialty is climbing and we can make it accessible for everyone. This type of session…
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Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tour the world from your own home!

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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 15-mile heritage railway running through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham Racecourse to…
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Children's Activities

Everything for children including soft play, outdoor adventure, family or child groups like messy play, baby yoga etc and places for family days out.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities

Family Art Week

Family Art Week – 7 Day Resource, download this free pack of 7 daily Family Fun art activities
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Cinderford / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities

Dean Heritage Centre

The Dean Heritage Centre has five museum galleries and various outside displays where you can explore the rich and unique…
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Gloucester / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts

Music Works at Home

Is music your passion? Are you missing the opportunity to get involved in making music during lockdown?The…
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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Faith and Spirituality - Historic buildings - Museums and Galleries

Download the Gloucester Cathedral App

https://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/things-to-do/family-activities/go-digital-.phpExplore one of Britain's greatest buildings through different characters on the Gloucester Cathedral app. Discover…
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Gloucestershire / Faith and Spirituality - Wellbeing

Introduction to Christian Meditation

Introduction to Christian Meditation - many may find meditation a good way to pray and encourage stillness. We have put…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Faith and Spirituality - Wellbeing

Mindful Photography Resource

Mindful Photography resource – download this free resource to slow down, enjoy the moment and take beautiful photos.
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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
Gloucestershire / Farms and Zoos - Gardens and Nature

Wild Earth Safari LIVE

WildEarth’s safariLIVE is an award winning, expert hosted LIVE safari, broadcast directly from the African wilderness into your home.…
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Cheltenham / Farms and Zoos

Cotswold Farm Park

My father Joe Henson founded the Cotswold Farm Park in 1971 to help protect some of our rare breeds of…
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Food and Drink

From wine tasting and brewery tours to the Cotswolds' famous pudding club, this category has it covered.
Lydney / Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Visit Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds are two large ponds, just north of Parkend in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The ponds,…
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Cheltenham / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Pittville Park Cafés

If you are visiting Pittville Park, why not pop into one of their cafés for some refreshments?Central…
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Gloucester / Food and Drink - Wellbeing

The Cavern

We have a lovely coffee shop on Westgate Street, not far from the Cathedral. It's an inclusive space where everyone…
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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
Gloucestershire / Gardens and Nature - Wellbeing

The Great Outdoors

Every Thursday from 1.00pm to 2.00pmIf you enjoy gardens, the countryside and wildlife and have an interest in helping to…
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Cheltenham / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Pittville Park

Pittville Park, a 20-30 minute walk from the centre of Cheltenham, is the town’s largest ornamental park and features the…
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Pittville Park Cafés

If you are visiting Pittville Park, why not pop into one of their cafés for some refreshments?Central…
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Historic buildings

Buildings that tell us about the county’s cultural history and families who have lived here. Includes castles, manor houses, estates and barns.
Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tour the world from your own home!

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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Faith and Spirituality - Historic buildings - Museums and Galleries

Download the Gloucester Cathedral App

https://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/things-to-do/family-activities/go-digital-.phpExplore one of Britain's greatest buildings through different characters on the Gloucester Cathedral app. Discover…
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LGBTQIA+

Groups and events for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or any other gender or sexual orientation.
Stow-on-the-Wold / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Stow on the Wold Junior Youth Club

Stow on the Wold Junior youth club is an open access youth club for ages 8-13 from Stow and surrounding…
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Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
Gloucester / Arts and Crafts - Literature and Writing - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a completely new style of day service guiding adults with learning disabilities through…
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Markets and Shopping

From shopping centres and popular shops to local markets with home-produced food and crafts, you’ll find it all here.
Gloucestershire / Markets and Shopping

Gloucestershire Virtual Shopping Mall

Buy local online! The Gloucester Virtual Shopping Mall has 60+ local businesses in Gloucestershire selling their products all year…
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Cotswolds / Arts and Crafts - Food and Drink - Markets and Shopping

Cotswolds Virtual Market

The Cotswolds Virtual Market has a vast array of products and services available from local sellers for you to peruse.…
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Museums and Galleries

Museums that tell us a lot about Gloucestershire’s history, from motoring and war museums to Beatrix Potter and craft & design museums. Also enjoy work done by local artists in our list of galleries.
Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Faith and Spirituality - Historic buildings - Museums and Galleries

Download the Gloucester Cathedral App

https://www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk/visit/things-to-do/family-activities/go-digital-.phpExplore one of Britain's greatest buildings through different characters on the Gloucester Cathedral app. Discover…
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Parks and Green Spaces

Enjoy walks and picnics in this amazing range of parks and green spaces across the county.
Gloucester / Children's Activities - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Inclusive Cycling Sessions at Blackbridge Athletics Track

We have a wide selection of three-wheel and four-wheel bikes and trikes available to enable people to enjoy cycling…
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Northleach / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Climbing coaching

Here at Far Peak our specialty is climbing and we can make it accessible for everyone. This type of session…
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Cheltenham / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Pittville Park Cafés

If you are visiting Pittville Park, why not pop into one of their cafés for some refreshments?Central…
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Performing Arts

Are you looking to dance or want to give amateur dramatics a go? Dance, music and drama activities are listed here.
Cirencester / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Wellbeing

Cirencester Dance Club - Virtual Dance Experience

At Cirencester Dance Club, ‘where magical moments are made’, we pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere in our…
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Gloucestershire / Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Seated Samba: Chair Based Brazilian Dance Classes

Every Tuesday from 12.00pm to 1.00pmExplore dances from all over Brazil in an easy to follow, low impact seated…
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Winchcombe / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Dance with Parkinson's and MS - In-person Sessions

**Currently running online due to lockdown & Covid restrictions. Mondays & Tuesdays 2 -2.40pm. Contact Sarah for more details.…
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
Cheltenham / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Pittville Park

Pittville Park, a 20-30 minute walk from the centre of Cheltenham, is the town’s largest ornamental park and features the…
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Lydney / Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Visit Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds are two large ponds, just north of Parkend in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The ponds,…
Photos
Read more
Cheltenham / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Pittville Park Cafés

If you are visiting Pittville Park, why not pop into one of their cafés for some refreshments?Central…
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Social Interest Groups

This is a great place to find things to do with people who have similar interests. You might even find a new hobby!
Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Carers' Catch Up

Every Monday from 7.00pm to 8.00pmJoin us for a virtual cuppa with other carers who understand the ups and…
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Gloucester / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups

Bricks2Learn online videos

Ally runs brilliant, hands on brick building play and discovery sessions in Gloucester and surrounding areas.  She also offers Theraplay…
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Winchcombe / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Dance with Parkinson's and MS - In-person Sessions

**Currently running online due to lockdown & Covid restrictions. Mondays & Tuesdays 2 -2.40pm. Contact Sarah for more details.…
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Sports and Leisure

A range of sports and leisure activities to get involved in, whether you’re looking for an inclusive club/venue or something that is more suited to your specific requirements.
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

#stayfitcheltenham Virtual Activities with Leisure at Cheltenham

#stayfitcheltenham ran through the first lockdown as a way of offering a virtual fitness programme offering a range of online activities…
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Northleach / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Climbing coaching

Here at Far Peak our specialty is climbing and we can make it accessible for everyone. This type of session…
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Gloucestershire / Sports and Leisure

Allsorts Zoom Sports

4.30 - 5.30 every Wednesday on ZoomZoom Sports brings the sports hall to your home! Using a range of…
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Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
Gloucester / Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts

Dramatic Change - Drama 101

Dramatic Change is part of Inclusion Gloucestershire and is a drama club for people with learning & physical disability's, mental…
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Gloucester / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts

Music Works at Home

Is music your passion? Are you missing the opportunity to get involved in making music during lockdown?The…
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

Distance Reiki

Every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm Anyone can benefit from distance Reiki healing. If you’re experiencing health issues,…
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Wigwam Cancer Support Groups

Wigwam Cancer Support Groups are about combining the best of conventional, lifestyle and complementary approaches. There is a…
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Gloucestershire / Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Seated Samba: Chair Based Brazilian Dance Classes

Every Tuesday from 12.00pm to 1.00pmExplore dances from all over Brazil in an easy to follow, low impact seated…
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