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 - 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 - Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure

Gympanzees Online Resources

From exercise videos, activities, ideas and Zoom sessions with a qualified therapist – we’re here to help you. Our resource…
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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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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.
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 / 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...…
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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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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.
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…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Wellbeing

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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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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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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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…
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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.
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.
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 / 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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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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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
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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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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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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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!

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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.
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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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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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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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...…
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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…
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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.
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.…
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Gloucestershire Virtual Shopping Mall

Buy local online! The Gloucester Virtual Shopping Mall has 60+ local businesses in Gloucestershire selling their products all year…
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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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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...…
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Parks and Green Spaces

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

Inclusive Cycling Sessions at Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean

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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Performing Arts

Are you looking to dance or want to give amateur dramatics a go? Dance, music and drama activities are listed 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…
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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 / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure

Flamingo Chicks Inclusive Dance

Looking for an inclusive dance opportunity whilst in lockdown? Check out some free, accessible dance classes online from 
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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 / 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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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 / 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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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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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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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 / 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…
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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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Cirencester / Sports and Leisure

Gymnastics

BEAM! through Gymnastics is an accessible gymnastics club supporting children with additional emotional, physical, behavioural and sensory challenges. The…
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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 / 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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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
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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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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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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