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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Draw with Rob

#DrawWithRob is a series of draw-along videos that you can watch with your kids and, hopefully,…
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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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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.
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Tour the world from your own home!

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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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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 - Gardens and Nature

Move It My Way

From running or rowing, to dancing or bouncing, we want you to move it your way and help support…
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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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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 / 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 / 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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Farms and Zoos

Farms, Zoos and other animal experiences.
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.
Gloucestershire / Food and Drink

Halloween Virtual Bake-Off

Could you be the next Ghoul Hollywood, Scary Berry or Goo Leith? Take part in our spooktacular Halloween virtual…
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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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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 / Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature

Move It My Way

From running or rowing, to dancing or bouncing, we want you to move it your way and help support…
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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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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.
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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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.
Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Museums and Galleries

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.
Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Tour the world from your own home!

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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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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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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

Magic, Ventriloquism and Fun - The Show From The Shed

Children’s show featuring Magic, Puppets, Cartoons, Science, Music and more Colin Dymond shares short, fun shows every day from…
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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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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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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 / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Saturday Night Quiz at The Staying Inn

Inspired by the Disabled community. The Staying Inn is a Virtual Pub to keep people in self-isolation connected during COVID_19.We…
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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 - Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

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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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 / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

WheelPower Exercise at Home

WheelPower have a great series of online videos that focus on different types of seated physical exercise you can do…
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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 / Wellbeing - Sports and Leisure - Children's Activities

Staying active during Covid-19 Lockdown

The Active and Inclusive Swindon team are providing free, fun and inclusive activities via videos and posts that you can…
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
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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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 / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

WheelPower Exercise at Home

WheelPower have a great series of online videos that focus on different types of seated physical exercise you can do…
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