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.
Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Wellbeing

Weekly workshops

Our workshops currently run on Thursdays 10-1 and 2-5 pm.A voluntary community group providing a social environment through shared activity.You…
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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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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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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

Specialist Music Sessions

These sessions are held on Fridays (term time only) from 3pm-5pm at Heart of the Forest School. Young people get to…
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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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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…
Read more
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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
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…
Read more
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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
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

Give some love to a Guinea Pig

The Orchard Trusts small animals include guinea pigs, rabbits and Speedy the tortoise. They all enjoy seeing visitors and having…
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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…
Read more
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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.
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…
Read more
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Food and Drink

From wine tasting and brewery tours to the Cotswolds' famous pudding club, this category has it covered.
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 / 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…
Read more
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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
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…
Read more
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Parks and Green Spaces

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

Swimming and Jumping

Orchard Trust has a fully accessible Therapy Suite on its peaceful, rural Stowfield Site. This houses a hydrotherapy pool 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.
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…
Read more
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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…
Photos
Read more
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…
Read more
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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!
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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Forest of Dean / Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups

Specialist Music Sessions

These sessions are held on Fridays (term time only) from 3pm-5pm at Heart of the Forest School. Young people get to…
Read more
Forest of Dean / Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups

Forest Friends

Forest Friends is a social/learning group for young people aged 18 - 30 years. These sessions are held on Monday…
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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.
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…
Read more
Forest of Dean / Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure

Swimming and Jumping

Orchard Trust has a fully accessible Therapy Suite on its peaceful, rural Stowfield Site. This houses a hydrotherapy pool with…
Photos
Read more
Forest of Dean / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Super1s Cricket at Forest of Dean Hub

  Come along to weekly cricket sessions and learn to play cricket, have fun and make friendsWe run weekly sessions…
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Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
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…
Read more
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
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…
Read more
Forest of Dean / Arts and Crafts - Wellbeing

Weekly workshops

Our workshops currently run on Thursdays 10-1 and 2-5 pm.A voluntary community group providing a social environment through shared activity.You…
Read more
Forest of Dean / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Super1s Cricket at Forest of Dean Hub

  Come along to weekly cricket sessions and learn to play cricket, have fun and make friendsWe run weekly sessions…
Read more

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