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

Ready, Thready, Go!

Ready, Thready, Go! - with tutor Jo TeagueNov 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6,…
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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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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.
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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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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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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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.
Forest of Dean / Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Play Areas

Whirlikidz

This session is held on Wednesdays (term time only) from 3pm - 5pm. Young people aged 5-12 years will get on…
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Forest of Dean / Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups

Bream 'Devils' Youth Club

An integrated Youth Club held on Thursday evenings at Bream Community Centre. The club is open to any young…
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Forest of Dean / Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups

ASD Youth Club

A Youth Club for those who are autistic or are awaiting an autism diagnosis to get together have a…
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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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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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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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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
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 / 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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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal 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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Forest of Dean / Farms and Zoos - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Have a go on the Activity Park

The Orchard Trust Stowfield site has it's own activity park with swings, a roundabout and a floor trampoline. All are…
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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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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 / 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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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 / 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.
Gloucester / Food and Drink - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

"Tennisability" Coaching at Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester

https://aspiretrust.org.uk/tennis/tennis-generalIndoor courts at Oxstalls Sports Park Welcome sign and path leading to…
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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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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.
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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Stroud / Arts and Crafts - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Creative Sustainability - 3rd Space

A youth space for 16- 25 year olds in StroudProvides opportunities to get involved in group sessions…
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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Literature and Writing

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

Script writing course with tutor Gemma Bolwell

Script Writingwith tutor Gemma BolwellJan 5, 12, 19, 26Feb 2, 9, 16,Online courseThis course…
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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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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.
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.
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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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 / 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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Parks and Green Spaces

Enjoy walks and picnics in this amazing range of parks and green spaces across the county.
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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Gloucester / Food and Drink - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

"Tennisability" Coaching at Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester

https://aspiretrust.org.uk/tennis/tennis-generalIndoor courts at Oxstalls Sports Park Welcome sign and path leading to…
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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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Performing Arts

Are you looking to dance or want to give amateur dramatics a go? Dance, music and drama activities are listed here.
Cheltenham / Food and Drink - Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts

The Everyman Theatre

The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.Our main auditorium is…
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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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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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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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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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 - Wellbeing

Longlevens Griffins Mixed Ability Rugby

Want to try rugby but not totally sure what to expect? Why not pop down to Longlevens Rugby club every…
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Gloucester / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

GBG Inclusive Bike Sessions- Blackbridge

We at Goals Beyond Grass are running an inclusive cycling session at Blackbridge athletics track in Podsmead, Gloucester!Our cycling…
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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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Theatre and Concerts

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

Mix & Mash Radio

Every Wednesday  3.30 - 5.30pm on The Music Works YouTube channel here Weekly requests show broadcast on YouTube…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

MHELO

MHELO is an independent network of people in Gloucestershire who have had or are experiencing mental health difficulties. Or for…
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Gloucester / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Seated Fitness & Fun

Seated Fitness & Fun is a safe and gentle form of exercise using the chair to support us in our…
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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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