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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Gloucester / Children's Activities - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Inclusive Cycling Sessions at Blackbridge Athletics Track

Please note Gloucestershire Wheels for All is currently closed while we recruit a new inclusive cycling coordinator, we hope…
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GLOUCESTERSHIRE INCLUSIVE CHOIR

*FREE* Inclusive Choir at The Chamwell Centre (in conjunction with Soundabout and The Music Works Glos}Saturday's 3.30pm to…
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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Food and Drink

From wine tasting and brewery tours to the Cotswolds' famous pudding club, this category has it covered.
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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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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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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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
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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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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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.
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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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.
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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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 - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Blockley Youth Club

Blockley Junior youth club is an open access youth club for ages 8 - Year 6 from Blockley and…
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Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
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...…
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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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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.
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.
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Dean Heritage Centre

The Dean Heritage Centre has five museum galleries and various outside displays where you can explore the rich and unique…
Read more
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.
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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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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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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Performing Arts

Are you looking to dance or want to give amateur dramatics a go? Dance, music and drama activities are listed here.
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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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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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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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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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*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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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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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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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!
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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

https://gloucestershirecarershub.co.uk/ If you care for someone, who cares for you? You may not even think…
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*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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Forest of Dean / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Super1s Cricket at Forest of Dean Hub

  Come along to weekly cricket sessions and learn to play cricket, have fun and make friendsWe run weekly sessions…
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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.
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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Dance with Parkinson's - In-person Sessions in Winchcombe

Sarah Hartley is now running face to face dance classes in three locations in Gloucestershire (term-time only):Mondays - Abbey…
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Cheltenham / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Super1s Cricket at Cheltenham Hub

Come along to weekly cricket sessions and learn to play cricket, have fun and make friendsWe run weekly sessions on…
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Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
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 / 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.
Gloucester / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Learn To Row

We are back on the water! Come down and have a go in a rowing boat! We will teach…
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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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Walking Cricket

Be active with Walking Cricket and improve your physical and mental wellbeing while meeting likeminded people. Walking Cricket…
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