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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Family Art Week

Family Art Week – 7 Day Resource, download this free pack of 7 daily Family Fun art activities
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What do Artists do all day? (online course)

What do Artists do all day?Google ClassroomsJan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15With…
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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.
Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a 15-mile heritage railway running through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham Racecourse to…
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Tour the world from your own home!

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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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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 - Performing Arts

Lockdown Magic Party

All the fun of traditional party from the safety of your own home, filled with magic, puppets and more! Hosted…
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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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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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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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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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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
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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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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.…
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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…
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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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Tour the world from your own home!

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Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Literature and Writing

Getting to grips with Narrative

Creative Writing: Getting to Grips with NarrativeGoogle ClassroomsFeb 26 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr 2, 9,…
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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.
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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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Parks and Green Spaces

Enjoy walks and picnics in this amazing range of parks and green spaces across the county.
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Tour the world from your own home!

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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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Performing Arts

Are you looking to dance or want to give amateur dramatics a go? Dance, music and drama activities are listed here.
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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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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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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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 / 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…
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Allsorts Parent and Carer Group

For the parents and carers of children and young adults with additional needs or disabilities10am every Friday during term…
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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…
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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 / 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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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…
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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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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
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…
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An Introduction to Mindfulness with World Jungle Online

Join us on Zoom for our Mindfulness sessions each week from 9.15am - 10.00am on Wednesdays, using a range…
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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…
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