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.
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 - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

ME/CFS Friendship Group in Gloucestershire

The ME/CFS Friendship Group in Gloucestershire is a collective of people with many years of Lived Experience…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Literature and Writing - Sports and Leisure

An opportunity to write to encourage and motivate

An opportunity to write about your new beginnings to encourage and motivate New beginnings can be so beautiful.…
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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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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Play Areas - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

*FREE* Table Cricket Sessions 19, 22 & 23 February

Come and try TABLE CRICKET  (brought to you by Lord's Taverners, Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation & The Chamwell Centre Charity)No…
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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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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.
Cirencester / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Stars - Dance classes for children with a disability

At Spiral Dance Studio, we aim to provide everybody with the opportunity to dance, by catering for different ages,…
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Bourton-on-the-Water / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Bourton on the Water Youth Club

Bourton on the Water Junior youth club is an open access youth club for ages 8 - Year 6 from…
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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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Cinema and Film

A selection of cinemas and places that show films in Gloucestershire.
Tewkesbury / Cinema and Film - Food and Drink - Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts

September, Relaxed Film Screenings

Relaxed Screening enable those with Dementia, Autism or any other condition that affects daily living to enjoy a social…
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Tewkesbury / Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Food and Drink - Theatre and Concerts

CineMinis: Fisherman’s Friends: One And All (PG)

CineMinis: Fisherman’s Friends: One And All (PG) CineMinis (formerly Nappy Mondays) are film screenings exclusively for parents or…
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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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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
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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Cotswolds / Faith and Spirituality - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tai Chi at Hidcote

Join Swan School of Tai Chi & Chi Gung at Hidcote, for a unique perspective of the gardens with…
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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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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
Stroud / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Farms and Zoos - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Wellbeing

My Slimbridge Summer

Plan your Slimbridge adventure and immerse yourself in a world of wetland wildlife, this summer holiday. Enjoy the below…
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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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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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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.
Bourton-on-the-Water / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Bourton on the Water Youth Club

Bourton on the Water Junior youth club is an open access youth club for ages 8 - Year 6 from…
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Tewkesbury / Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Food and Drink - Theatre and Concerts

CineMinis: Fisherman’s Friends: One And All (PG)

CineMinis: Fisherman’s Friends: One And All (PG) CineMinis (formerly Nappy Mondays) are film screenings exclusively for parents or…
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Cheltenham / Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Refreshments at Pittville Park

If you are visiting Pittville Park, why not pop into one of their cafés for some…
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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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Cotswolds / Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Discover secret gardens and magnificent vistas at Hidcote

Hidcote Gardens, National TrustExplore the maze of paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst…
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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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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 / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Historic buildings - Museums and Galleries - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

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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Gloucester / Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings

The Railway Garden

The railway garden is a community garden Creating opportunities to people in need young/disabled/or elderly  Everyone's welcome We all…
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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.
Moreton-in-Marsh / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Moreton in Marsh Youth Club

Moreton in Marsh Junior youth club is an open access youth club for ages 8 - Year 6 from Blockley…
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Bourton-on-the-Water / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Bourton on the Water Youth Club

Bourton on the Water Junior youth club is an open access youth club for ages 8 - Year 6 from…
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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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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Literature and Writing - Sports and Leisure

An opportunity to write to encourage and motivate

An opportunity to write about your new beginnings to encourage and motivate New beginnings can be so beautiful.…
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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.
Gloucester / Food and Drink - Markets and Shopping - Museums and Galleries - Theatre and Concerts

Changing Places Toilet at Kings Walk Shopping Centre

This busy city centre shopping arcade has a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet with adult size changing table, hoist, and…
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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…
Read more
Gloucester / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Historic buildings - Museums and Galleries - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

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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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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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 - 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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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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Cheltenham / Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Refreshments at Pittville Park

If you are visiting Pittville Park, why not pop into one of their cafés for some…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Inclusive Bubble Birthday Parties

Sensory Birthday Parties for SEN ChildrenBubbly Heaven provides an interactive inclusive bubble party for children with special needs birthday’s…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Exciting drama classes for 3-6 year olds

Take your children on an imaginative adventure, with our innovative drama class for younger children, which takes place for 30…
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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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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Play Areas - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

*FREE* Table Cricket Sessions 19, 22 & 23 February

Come and try TABLE CRICKET  (brought to you by Lord's Taverners, Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation & The Chamwell Centre Charity)No…
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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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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Play Areas - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

*FREE* Half Term Events at The Chamwell Centre

Come and join us at The Chamwell Centre for some FREE activities Multi Activities: Tuesday 22 Feb 1.30pm - 3.30pm Wednesday…
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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!
Cheltenham / Arts and Crafts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Inspiring Families 'Our Place' Group

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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Re-Mind Your Confidence

A FREE* 5 week Zoom course for anyone who is suffering from poor mental health. This course will look at…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups

Quizzes!

We've been loving all the online quizzing opportunities around at the moment!  Here are just a few of the best -…
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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 / Sports and Leisure

Gymnastics

BEAM! through Gymnastics is an accessible gymnastics club supporting children with additional emotional, physical, behavioural and sensory challenges.The target…
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Gloucester / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Super1s Cricket at Gloucester Hub

Come along to weekly cricket sessions and learn to play cricket, have fun and make friendsWe run weekly sessions…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure

Gympanzees Online Resources

From exercise videos, activities, ideas and Zoom sessions with a qualified therapist – we’re here to help you. Our resource…
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Theatre and Concerts

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

Innovative drama classes for teenagers (12 plus)

Acting Up! provides exciting drama classes for teenagers to discover all aspects of acting in a fun and innovative…
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Gloucester / Food and Drink - Markets and Shopping - Museums and Galleries - Theatre and Concerts

Changing Places Toilet at Kings Walk Shopping Centre

This busy city centre shopping arcade has a fully equipped Changing Places Toilet with adult size changing table, hoist, and…
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Gloucester / Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

INCDrop

We will be running weekly sessions every Monday from 3.30 – 5.30pm *term time only* INCDrop is our…
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
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 / Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Nightclub Event

We are offering a real club night experience which will be held at Jax Nightclub in Gloucester on Tuesday 31st…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Wellbeing

Flourish

Free online art sessions for adults registered with a doctor in Gloucestershire and living with or beyond…
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