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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Take and Make

Why not pop into the Hub at 52 Westgate Street to look through our art and craft activities?  We have…
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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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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.
Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Museums and Galleries

Online Museum and Gallery Tours

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Of Earth and Sky Open-Air Poetry Exhibition

Of Earth and Sky is a large scale open air poetry exhibition being held in Gloucester between August 24th 2020…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Bumble Bee Inclusive Physio

Regular Live Videos (and you can also find them to watch again later) offering adapted exercises, home physio and fine…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

#stayfitcheltenham Virtual Activities with Leisure at Cheltenham

Keeping fit and well, both physically and mentally, is a challenge facing us all during these unprecedented times.We have launched…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Circus Skills - 'How To' Films

Circus skills – watch these films to help you learn how to juggle, use a diablo and balance objects!
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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
Gloucestershire / Faith and Spirituality - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Mindful Movement

Give yourself a sense of ease by joining our free* 4 week Mindful Movement course using basic stretches, compassion and…
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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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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.
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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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.…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

FestivALL - Link Up

What is FestivALL?FestivALL is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities in Gloucestershire. This year FestivALL is…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Festivals and Seasonal - Performing Arts

Open Road Carnival Course

Looking for something fun and creative to do this August?Join us online on our virtual  ‘OPEN ROAD’ CARNIVAL…
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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 - Wellbeing

The Cavern

We have a lovely coffee shop on Westgate Street, not far from the Cathedral. It's an inclusive space where everyone…
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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…
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Visit Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds are two large ponds, just north of Parkend in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The ponds,…
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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
Gloucestershire / Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

30 Days Wild with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Sign up for your free pack of digital resources to help you explore the wildlife in your area. This June,…
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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…
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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.…
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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.
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Berkeley Castle

The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert…
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Tour the world from your own home!

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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.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

FestivALL - Link Up

What is FestivALL?FestivALL is a month dedicated to celebrating the diverse and welcoming communities in Gloucestershire. This year FestivALL is…
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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 / Performing Arts - Literature and Writing - Children's Activities

Bedtime Stories in BSL

Enjoy classic children's stories presented in BSL.Gloucestershire Deaf Association Facebook page will share a new video every Tuesday and Thursday…
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Gloucester / Literature and Writing - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

The Dragon's Apprentice - Business Venture course

Do you have a hobby that you would like to turn into a business? Are you a budding entrepreneur, or just…
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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…
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Online Museum and Gallery Tours

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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 - 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…
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Gloucestershire / Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

30 Days Wild with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Sign up for your free pack of digital resources to help you explore the wildlife in your area. This June,…
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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.
Winchcombe / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Dance with Parkinson's and MS - In-person Sessions

Dance with Parkinson’s and MS is a dedicated dance class where individuals living with Parkinson’s or MS, their friends,…
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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…
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Makaton Stories and Songs

There are lots of great resources online to help you and your child enjoy stories and songs with Makaton and…
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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…
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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,…
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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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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 / Arts and Crafts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

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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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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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Jobsworth Online Workshops

Jobsworth is back – this time online!   Following the success of our workshops held in…
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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 / 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 / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Bumble Bee Inclusive Physio

Regular Live Videos (and you can also find them to watch again later) offering adapted exercises, home physio and fine…
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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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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?
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
Gloucester / Children's Activities - Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Inclusive Cycling Sessions at Blackbridge Athletics Track

We have a wide selection of three-wheel and four-wheel bikes and trikes available to enable people to enjoy cycling…
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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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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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