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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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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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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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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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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Tour the world from your own home!

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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.
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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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#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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Tour the world from your own home!

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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.
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The Music Inclusion Conference 2021 (videos)

More than 100 people joined The Music Works online for Gloucestershire’s first youth-led music conference. It brought together music educators,…
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African Drumming & Percussion with World Jungle Online

From 5.30-6.15 pm every Thursday.All levels welcome - if you have not got a drum or any percussion instruments…
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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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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!
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Virtual Quiz

Every Wednesday from 11.00am to 12.00amJoin other Carers and us for a fun filled Quiz. Meet online with other…
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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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Carers' Catch Up

Every Monday from 7.00pm to 8.00pmJoin us for a virtual cuppa with other carers who understand the ups and…
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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.
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Allsorts Mixed Martial Arts

Every Thursday from 4.30-5.30 on ZoomMixed Martial Arts sessions are dynamic, aerobic and action-packed full of martial art exercises!…
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Allsorts Family Fitness Fun

4.30 - 5.30 every Tuesday on ZoomFamily Fitness Fun focuses on whole body exercises, strength and muscular endurance. Our…
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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.
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WheelPower Exercise at Home

WheelPower are running weekly seated sessions via zoom focusing on cardio, circuits and yoga! To find out more and book…
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Dementia Coffee Morning

Every Tuesday from 10.00am to 11.00amCome and Join our coffee morning for people who care for someone with dementia.…
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MHELO

MHELO is an independent network of people in Gloucestershire who have had or are experiencing mental health difficulties. Or for…
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