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

Inspiring Families 'Our Place' Group

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Gloucester / Arts and Crafts - Wellbeing

Confidence through Creativity - Free Employability courses 2022

Confidence through Creativity - FREE arts and wellbeing course with artist Amy FreemanThursdays - 10.30 to 12.30pm…
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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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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.
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 - 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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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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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.
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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Cinderford / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure

Engage Youth Circus

Join Engage Circus for 2 new circus skills courses. These 2 classes will cover a range…
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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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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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Cheltenham / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Faith and Spirituality - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Evening / Community Groups

Mondays:Afterschool Kids Cooking Club for school years 3,4 & 5. 3:30 - 4:30pm Space 51 - Youth Club for school…
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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
Forest of Dean / Farms and Zoos - Parks and Green Spaces

Give some love to a Guinea Pig

The Orchard Trusts small animals include guinea pigs, rabbits and Speedy the tortoise. They all enjoy seeing visitors and having…
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Forest of Dean / Farms and Zoos - Parks and Green Spaces

Walking with animals

Visitors to our Stowfield site can take a walk with a goat. Our pygmy goat family is very friendly and…
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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.
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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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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Food and Drink

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

Community Lunch Group

Time: Every Monday with food served around 12.30pm. The group doesn't run on bank holidays and sometimes other occasions.Contact: 01452…
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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Wellbeing

Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
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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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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.
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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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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LGBTQIA+

Groups and events for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or any other gender or sexual orientation.
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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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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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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Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
Gloucestershire / Literature and Writing - Wellbeing

Writing for Children - Online course with tutor Gemma Bolwell

Writing for ChildrenOnline course with tutor Gemma BolwellNov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1,…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Literature and Writing - Wellbeing

Calligraphy with tutor Faatimah Bham

Calligraphy with tutor Faatimah BhamFeb 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 241pm-3pmGloucester Resource Centre…
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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 / 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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Stroud / Arts and Crafts - Gardens and Nature - Museums and Galleries - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Winter to Spring course at Stroud Museum

Winter to Springwith tutor Alison CockcroftJanuary 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7Tues…
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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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Parks and Green Spaces

Enjoy walks and picnics in this amazing range of parks and green spaces across the county.
Stroud / Arts and Crafts - Gardens and Nature - Museums and Galleries - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Winter to Spring course at Stroud Museum

Winter to Springwith tutor Alison CockcroftJanuary 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7Tues…
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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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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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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

African Drumming & Percussion with World Jungle Online

From 5.30-6.15 pm every Thursday.All levels welcome - if you have not got a drum or any percussion instruments…
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Tewkesbury / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Infinite Creatives

Creative Workshops for Young People with AutismA monthly workshop for young people with Autism, between 10 - 14 years old,…
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Cheltenham / Performing Arts

Lockdown - The Musical

Lockdown - The Musical Wednesday 23rd NovemberNational Star College Theatre, CheltenhamPerformance at 7pm (Admittance only if pre-booked.)A…
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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.
Cirencester / Performing Arts - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Interdepen-Dance Class for Adults with disabilities

Cirencester Dance club are so proud of our Interdepen-Dance or I-Dance as we lovingly call it.  We offer dance…
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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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Cheltenham / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Walking Cricket

Be active with Walking Cricket and improve your physical and mental wellbeing while meeting likeminded people. Walking Cricket…
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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 - 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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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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Cheltenham / Theatre and Concerts

Cheltenham Connections Concerts - The Hot Hats

Cheltenham Connections Concerts - The Hot HatsWhen and Where:Friday 11th November 202211am - 1pmThe Pillar Room at…
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Wellbeing

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

Treasure Seekers Disco

Our disco for adults with learning disabilities (16+) takes place every Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-8.30pm.  Come along and…
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Gloucester / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

GBG Inclusive Bike Sessions- Chamwell

We at Goals Beyond Grass are running an inclusive cycling session at The Chamwell centre Our cycling sessions are so…
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