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.

Filter by:

pencil, scissors, wool and knitting needles

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 - Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups

Bricks2Learn online videos

Ally runs brilliant, hands on brick building play and discovery sessions in Gloucester and surrounding areas.  She also offers Theraplay…
Read more
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities

Draw with Rob

#DrawWithRob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully,…
Read more
Gloucester / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Wellbeing

Take and Make

Why not pop into the Hub at 52 Westgate Street to look through our art and craft activities?  We have…
Read more
Ferris wheel and roller coaster

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;…
Photos
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
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
Kite and scooter

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.
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,…
Photos
Read more
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

#stayfitcheltenham Virtual Activities with Leisure at Cheltenham

#stayfitcheltenham ran through the first lockdown as a way of offering a virtual fitness programme offering a range of online activities…
Read more
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

WheelPower Workouts for Young People

WheelPower have a set of online video workouts for disabled children and young people to keep them active during lockdown! All workouts are…
Read more
Hands praying

Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
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
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.
Read more
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…
Read more
elephant and pig

Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
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.…
Read more
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…
Read more
Noodles, wine glass, mug and cake

Food and Drink

From wine tasting and brewery tours to the Cotswolds' famous pudding club, this category has it covered.
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…
Read more
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.…
Read more
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,…
Photos
Read more
Bees flying to flower

Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
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.…
Read more
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;…
Photos
Read more
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…
Read more
Castle flying flag

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.
Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tour the world from your own home!

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
Rainbow and handshake

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…
Read more
pencil writing in book

Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
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…
Read more
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…
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
two shopping bags

Markets and Shopping

From shopping centres and popular shops to local markets with home-produced food and crafts, you’ll find it all here.
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…
Read more
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.…
Read more
Statue with framed picture in background

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 - 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
Walking boots on grass with sun in background

Parks and Green Spaces

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

Tour the world from your own home!

Read more
Drama masks and musical notes

Performing Arts

Are you looking to dance or want to give amateur dramatics a go? Dance, music and drama activities are listed here.
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…
Read more
Gloucester / Performing Arts

TwoCan Youth Theatre

TwoCan’s Youth Theatre meet on Monday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm at The Performing Arts Department, University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester…
Read more
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…
Read more
Play area with slide and roundabout

Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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…
Read more
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,…
Photos
Read more
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…
Read more
Male book reader, female chess player, male photographer with hearing aid

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

Allsorts Parent and Carer Group

For the parents and carers of children and young adults with additional needs or disabilities10am every Friday during term…
Read more
Cheltenham / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure

Karate classes - Adults

Karate offers many benefits to children and adults alike.  Classes are split into children and adults classes.Learn traditional karate…
Read more
Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Parent Carer Coffee Morning

Every Tuesday from 11.00am to 12.00amJoin us for a cuppa on zoom with other parent carers. To book your…
Read more
A football, tennis racquet and person swimming

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 - Wellbeing

WheelPower Exercise at Home

WheelPower are running weekly seated sessions via zoom focusing on cardio, circuits and yoga! To find out more and book…
Read more
Tewkesbury / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Bonsai Chi low-impact exercise class in Tewkesbury

Bonsai Chi is a gentle, low-impact, whole body exercise class. Themoves are designed to calm your mind, refresh and…
Read more
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…
Read more
Spotlit theatre stage

Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
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…
Read more
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…
Read more
Person's top half with heart and head highlighted

Wellbeing

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

Shibashi Qigong

Every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30amShibashi simply means 18 form, which means there are 18 movements to the initial…
Read more
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…
Read more

Want to share your own thing to do?

two young girls stroking a goat at a fair