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.
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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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

FestivALL - Link Up

What is FestivALL?FestivALL is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities in Gloucestershire. This year FestivALL is…
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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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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.
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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Bourton-on-the-Water / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Farms and Zoos

Birdland Park and Gardens

Discover an amazing world of birds and their Jurassic ancestors on your day out in the Cotswolds.Please note this venue…
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Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Museums and Galleries

Online Museum and Gallery Tours

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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 / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Free tandem bike hire

Free tandem hire to anyone with a disability or additional need, so that they can ride wherever, whenever and with…
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Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

From birdwatchers to families there is plenty to discover all year round. Enjoy amazing wildlife up-close.Please note this venue is…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Circus Skills - 'How To' Films

Circus skills – watch these films to help you learn how to juggle, use a diablo and balance objects!
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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 / 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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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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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
Moreton-in-Marsh / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Farms and Zoos

Cotswold Falconry Centre

Welcome to the Cotswold Falconry CentreCotswold Falconry was opened in 1988 by Geoff & Naomi Dalton, with the aim of…
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Berkeley / Children's Activities - Farms and Zoos

Cattle Country Park

Welcome to Cattle Country Adventure ParkThe Adventure Park has been operating since the early 1990’s, and has grown from a…
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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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Festivals and Seasonal

A list of the county's many festivals and events that take place at certain times of year such as the Literature and Jazz Festivals. Easter fun, Halloween goings-on and Santa's Grottos can be found here.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

FestivALL - Link Up

What is FestivALL?FestivALL is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities in Gloucestershire. This year FestivALL is…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Festivals and Seasonal - Performing Arts

Open Road Carnival Course

Looking for something fun and creative to do this August?Join us online on our virtual  ‘OPEN ROAD’ CARNIVAL…
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Food and Drink

From wine tasting and brewery tours to the Cotswolds' famous pudding club, this category has it covered.
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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Cirencester / Attractions and Days Out - Food and Drink - Markets and Shopping

Bibury Trout Farm

Founded in 1902, Bibury Trout Farm is one of England's oldest working trout farms set in the historic village of…
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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,…
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Gardens and Nature

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

Move It My Way

From running or rowing, to dancing or bouncing, we want you to move it your way and help support…
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Winchcombe / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings

Sudeley Castle

Described as the Hidden Gem of the Cotswolds, this castle and gardens make a great day out.Visit Sudeley Castle and…
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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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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.
Winchcombe / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings

Sudeley Castle

Described as the Hidden Gem of the Cotswolds, this castle and gardens make a great day out.Visit Sudeley Castle and…
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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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Berkeley / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Historic buildings

Berkeley Castle

The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

FestivALL - Link Up

What is FestivALL?FestivALL is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities in Gloucestershire. This year FestivALL is…
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Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
Gloucestershire / Performing Arts - Literature and Writing - Children's Activities

Bedtime Stories in BSL

Enjoy classic children's stories presented in BSL.Gloucestershire Deaf Association Facebook page will share a new video every Tuesday and Thursday…
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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.
Cirencester / Attractions and Days Out - Food and Drink - Markets and Shopping

Bibury Trout Farm

Founded in 1902, Bibury Trout Farm is one of England's oldest working trout farms set in the historic village of…
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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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Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Museums and Galleries

Online Museum and Gallery Tours

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Parks and Green Spaces

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

Free tandem bike hire

Free tandem hire to anyone with a disability or additional need, so that they can ride wherever, whenever and with…
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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…
Read more
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
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Drama masks and musical notes

Performing Arts

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

Bedtime Stories in BSL

Enjoy classic children's stories presented in BSL.Gloucestershire Deaf Association Facebook page will share a new video every Tuesday and Thursday…
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Gloucester / Performing Arts

TwoCan Youth Theatre

TwoCan’s Youth Theatre meet on Monday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm at The Performing Arts Department, University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester…
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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?
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
Coleford / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Play Areas

Perrygrove Railway

Welcome To Perrygrove RailwayTreehouses, Trains and Treasure, whatever the weather.Please note this venue is currently CLOSED until further notice due…
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Stroud / Children's Activities - Play Areas

Go Bananas

Let's put down phones and get off games consoles to rediscover Fun in an active and safe environment!Please note this…
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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,…
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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

Saturday Night Quiz at The Staying Inn

Inspired by the Disabled community. The Staying I nn is a Virtual Pub to keep people in self-isolation connected during COVID_19.We…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Jobsworth Online Workshops

Jobsworth is back – this time online!   Following the success of our workshops held in…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Community Bunting Project

Community Bunting Project – watch the film and download the free handout to make your own bright and colourful bunting!…
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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.
Gloucester / Sports and Leisure

Para-athletics for everyone

Have you seen para-athletics on TV, at the world championships or Paralympics? You may have heard these athletes referred to…
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Gloucestershire / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

WheelPower Exercise at Home

WheelPower have a great series of online videos that focus on different types of seated physical exercise you can do…
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Gloucestershire / Sports and Leisure

Fitness Fun!

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Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
Cirencester / Theatre and Concerts

Sundial Theatre

The heart of performance in Cirencester - hosting a wide range of shows.Please note this venue is currently CLOSED until…
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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?
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Cheltenham / Theatre and Concerts

Cheltenham Playhouse

Cheltenham's intimate community theatre, hosting a range of performances.Please note this venue is currently CLOSED until further notice due to…
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
Forest of Dean / Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Inclusive Cycling Sessions at Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean

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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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Wellbeing

Makaton Stories and Songs

There are lots of great resources online to help you and your child enjoy stories and songs with Makaton and…
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Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

Online Yoga Classes

I create online yoga videos which are accessible for everybody.https://www.patreon.com/accessibleyogawithsarahI’ll be uploading a variety of practice…
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