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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Adult Community Learning courses

If you’re aged 19 or over, have a disability and are living in Gloucestershire, there may be a part-time…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

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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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.
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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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 - 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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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.
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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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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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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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…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Food and Drink

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

Inclusive Cafe in Coleford, GL16, Forest of Dean

We are an inclusive cafe offering great food in an accessible, safe environment.Facebook: Sixteen Community CafeOpen 6 days a week,…
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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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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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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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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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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 / 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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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…
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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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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 / 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 - 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 / 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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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 - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

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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Cheltenham / Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Drama Tots

Drama Tots is offering classes in Cheltenham from September 2022! We explore the world around us and learn all though…
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Gloucester / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Inclusive Dance Group

Attention! Dramatic Change's FREE Dance and Physical Theatre Course is starting this September!Dramatic Change's Dance and Physical Theatre…
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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* 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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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!
Stroud / Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

New Voices Aphasia Choir

ReConnect Gloucestershire have spaces available for people affected by aphasia at our fortnight singing group on Thursdays, 1:34-3:30pm at…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Mental Health Coffee Morning

Every Friday from 10.00am to 11.00amAre you caring for someone with poor mental health?Meet other likeminded Carers for a cuppa…
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Gloucester / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Treasure Seekers Disco

Our disco for adults with learning disabilities (16+) takes place on a Monday evening at Kingfisher Church.  Entry is only…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Seasonal Yoga Flow

Every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 7.45pmVirtual Yoga taught via zoom for you to complete at home. A gentle class…
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Cirencester / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

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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Gloucestershire / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Private Accessible Yoga sessions on a 1-to-1 or small group basis

I love working with people to create bespoke yoga sessions. Below is a case study and testimonial from a…
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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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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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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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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Wellbeing

Kitsch Art course with Art Shape

Kitsch ArtOnline course with Kate FellowsFridays on Google Classrooms Starting July 29th until Sept 2ndKitsch Art is…
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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…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Wellbeing

Create and Connect (Dementia Art Sessions)

Text in image above reads:Create and ConnectPainting and art made easy for everybodyFor people with dementia and…
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