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.
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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Cheltenham / Arts and Crafts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Cheltenham Inclusion & Ability Hub

Our Inclusion hubs are led by disabled people for disabled people.They are safe and welcoming places with different opportunities…
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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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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.
Tetbury / Attractions and Days Out - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Westonbirt, the National Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum is a living, breathing collection of some of the most remarkable, rare and stunning trees on the planet;…
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Visit The Museum of Gloucester

Found within the city of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of over 750,000 objects...…
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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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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.
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 / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - LGBTQIA+ - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill is a 100 hectare Country Park on the south east side of Gloucester rising to 198m (651…
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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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Cinema and Film

A selection of cinemas and places that show films in Gloucestershire.
Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Together We Can Inclusive Activity Club

Together We Can is a weekly activity club for anyone with a disability. We meet weekly at Cinderford Rugby on…
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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Together We Can Inclusive Activity Club

Together We Can is a weekly activity club for anyone with a disability. We meet weekly at Cinderford Rugby on…
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Gloucestershire / Faith and Spirituality - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Self-care toolkit- FREE RESOURCE

This is a FREE resource created by MHELO.  MHELO is an independent network of people in Gloucestershire who…
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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.
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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Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Together We Can Inclusive Activity Club

Together We Can is a weekly activity club for anyone with a disability. We meet weekly at Cinderford Rugby on…
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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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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.
Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Together We Can Inclusive Activity Club

Together We Can is a weekly activity club for anyone with a disability. We meet weekly at Cinderford Rugby on…
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Gloucester / Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts

The Hub, Gloucester

Designed by young people, for young people. The Hub is a brand new facility in Kings Square and the…
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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - LGBTQIA+ - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill is a 100 hectare Country Park on the south east side of Gloucester rising to 198m (651…
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Food and Drink

From wine tasting and brewery tours to the Cotswolds' famous pudding club, this category has it covered.
Tetbury / Attractions and Days Out - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure

The Tetbury Trail

The Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust has created a multi-user path known as the Tetbury Trail that mainly follows the…
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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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Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Together We Can Inclusive Activity Club

Together We Can is a weekly activity club for anyone with a disability. We meet weekly at Cinderford Rugby on…
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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Together We Can Inclusive Activity Club

Together We Can is a weekly activity club for anyone with a disability. We meet weekly at Cinderford Rugby on…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Gardens and Nature - Literature and Writing - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Carers Week - 7th to 13th June 2021

Carers Week is coming........This year, the theme is "Making the invisible visible". So often, the work that unpaid carers do…
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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - LGBTQIA+ - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill is a 100 hectare Country Park on the south east side of Gloucester rising to 198m (651…
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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.
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 - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tour the world from your own home!

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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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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - LGBTQIA+ - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Robinswood Hill Country Park

Robinswood Hill is a 100 hectare Country Park on the south east side of Gloucester rising to 198m (651…
Photos
Read more
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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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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Gardens and Nature - Literature and Writing - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Carers Week - 7th to 13th June 2021

Carers Week is coming........This year, the theme is "Making the invisible visible". So often, the work that unpaid carers do…
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Gloucestershire / Literature and Writing - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Spreading the Winter Warmth

Please enter by 8th December to be included in a paper copy of the Buzz to go to residential…
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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.
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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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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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.
Cinderford / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Museums and Galleries

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 / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Literature and Writing - Museums and Galleries - Wellbeing

Visit The Museum of Gloucester

Found within the city of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of over 750,000 objects...…
Read more
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…
Read more
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Parks and Green Spaces

Enjoy walks and picnics in this amazing range of parks and green spaces across the county.
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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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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Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tour the world from your own home!

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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.
Gloucester / Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts

The Hub, Gloucester

Designed by young people, for young people. The Hub is a brand new facility in Kings Square and the…
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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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Cheltenham / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups

Cheltenham Speakers Online Meeting

Come and join us to improve your communication, public speaking and leadership skills while having some fun! Our twice-monthly Zoom meetings…
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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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Bourton-on-the-Water / Children's Activities - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure

SEND Gymnastics

We love running our Recreational Gymnastics programme and are so delighted to now offer SEND Gymnastics classes, where we…
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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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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

Mental Health Coffee Morning

Every Friday from 10.00am to 11.00amAre you caring for someone with poor mental health?Meet other likeminded Carers for a cuppa…
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Gloucester / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Inclusive Drama Group

Attention! Dramatic Change's FREE Dance and Physical Theatre Course is starting this September!For more information, or to…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Saturday Night Quiz at The Staying Inn

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

Treasure Seekers Disco

Our disco for adults with learning disabilities (16+) takes place on a Monday evening at Kingfisher Church.  Entry is only…
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Gloucestershire / Sports and Leisure

Bob Purcell

Following on from the huge success of the Paralympics, why not get engaged in our sport? We can provide facilities…
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Cheltenham / Sports and Leisure

Super1s Cheltenham Hub

Super1s Cheltenham hub meet on a Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 at Belmont School, Wardenhill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3ATCome and try…
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Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
Gloucester / Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts

The Hub, Gloucester

Designed by young people, for young people. The Hub is a brand new facility in Kings Square and the…
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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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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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Wellbeing

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

Chair based Yoga and Relaxation with World Jungle

To help you improve your flexibility, mobility, energy levels and relaxation, come and join us for this relaxing chair…
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Gloucester / Arts and Crafts - Performing Arts - Wellbeing

Treasure Seekers Performing Arts

Every Friday morning during term time from 10-12, Treasure Seekers run a performing arts course for adults with…
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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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