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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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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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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Flourish

Free online art sessions for adults registered with a doctor in Gloucestershire and living with or beyond…
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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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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 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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Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
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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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Youth Forum for Autistic and Neurodiverse Youth

The Youth Forum is for autistic and neurodiverse young people between the ages of 13 and 19.  It is about having…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Wellbeing

Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
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More about Trainmaster Gloucestershire

Trainmaster Gloucestershire is train themed events and private parties that pop-up around Gloucestershire. It's set-up and run by myself (Louise)…
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Faith and Spirituality

Places of Worship, faith groups and activities related to spirituality.
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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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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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Gardens and Nature

Enjoy some of Gloucestershire’s beautiful gardens and areas of wildlife.
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Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
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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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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 / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Wellbeing

Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
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Literature and Writing

Book clubs and creative writing workshops can be found here.
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Writing for Children - Online course with tutor Gemma Bolwell

Writing for ChildrenOnline course with tutor Gemma BolwellNov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1,…
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An opportunity to write to encourage and motivate

An opportunity to write about your new beginnings to encourage and motivate New beginnings can be so beautiful.…
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Calligraphy with tutor Faatimah Bham

Calligraphy with tutor Faatimah BhamFeb 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 241pm-3pmGloucester Resource Centre…
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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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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 - Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas - Wellbeing

Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
Read more
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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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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Drama classes for 7-11 year olds

Acting Up! provides exciting drama classes for children to discover all aspects of acting in a fun and innovative way. I…
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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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Inclusive Bubble Birthday Parties

Sensory Birthday Parties for SEN ChildrenBubbly Heaven provides an interactive inclusive bubble party for children with special needs birthday’s…
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Play Areas

Information about outdoor play areas for children.
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Wild Winter at Slimbridge

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans…
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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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Re-Mind Your Confidence

A FREE* 5 week Zoom course for anyone who is suffering from poor mental health. This course will look at…
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Quizzes!

We've been loving all the online quizzing opportunities around at the moment!  Here are just a few of the best -…
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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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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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An opportunity to write to encourage and motivate

An opportunity to write about your new beginnings to encourage and motivate New beginnings can be so beautiful.…
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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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Online Seated Dance with Mika - Every Tuesday from 11.00am to 12.00noon

Easy-to-follow dances to help improve your strength, balance and mobility. Can be followed seated or standing if preferred. The…
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Theatre and Concerts

Venues around Gloucestershire where you can enjoy live performances including theatre, music and comedy.
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Drama classes for 7-11 year olds

Acting Up! provides exciting drama classes for children to discover all aspects of acting in a fun and innovative…
Read more
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts

Drama classes for 7-11 year olds

Acting Up! provides exciting drama classes for children to discover all aspects of acting in a fun and innovative way. I…
Read more
Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts

Innovative drama classes for teenagers (12 plus)

Acting Up! provides exciting drama classes for teenagers to discover all aspects of acting in a fun and innovative…
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Wellbeing

A selection of activities, groups and sessions to support your health and wellbeing.
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Mental Health Coffee Morning

Every Friday from 10.00am to 11.00amAre you caring for someone with poor mental health?Meet other likeminded Carers for a cuppa…
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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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Private Accessible Yoga sessions on a 1-to-1 or small group basis

I love working with people to create bespoke yoga sessions. Below is a case study and testimonial from a…
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