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Things To Do & Days Out near Cheltenham
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The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co. (< 1 mile)
The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co. Ceramic Cafe welcoming all ages for some messy, creative fun, with no experience required and plenty of inspiration and help on hand.
The Play Farm (< 1 mile)
The Play Farm Indoor multi tiered soft play centre in farmyard themed surroundings. For kids aged up to 12 years, with play zones dedicated to different age groups. Toddler mornings held during term time.
Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail There’s a mystery to solve in Cheltenham as you explore on this self guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Can you find the clues and locate the long lost treasure?
Sandford Parks Lido (< 1 mile)
Sandford Parks Lido Simply a children's paradise, with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open spring through autumn.
Pittville Park (< 1 mile)
Pittville Park is Cheltenham’s largest park with plenty to do for all ages, three play areas, one includes a pet’s corner and lots of open space to run around in and trees to explore. Other facilities include, boating lake, golf, tennis, skate park, on site toilets and award winning cafe.
Leisure at Cheltenham (< 1 mile)
Leisure at Cheltenham Facilities include 3 pools, 2 sports halls, racquet sports, coached courses, athletics track, gymnastics, trampolining, soft play and drop in gymnastics sessions, free parking and free swimming for children when accompanied. Fully accessible with family and disabled changing spaces.
Funky Warehouse (2 miles)
Funky Warehouse is an indoor play centre for all ages. They have loads of fun activities such as Trampolining, Ninja Warrior, Bouldering, Parkour and Soft play. As well as a café and seating area providing a wide range of food and beverages.
The Playmate Childrens Riding School (3 miles)
The Playmate Childrens Riding School BHS approved all weather facility welcoming 2 to 12 year olds for fun style lessons, farm riding and show jumps, plus an outdoor play area.
Jet Age Museum (4 miles)
Jet Age Museum A museum dedicated to preserving the rich aviation history of Gloucestershire. Find out about the Gloster Aircraft Company and the first jet flight, plus stories of people and places that put the county at the head of the aerospace industry.
Sudeley Castle (6 miles)
Sudeley Castle is a family attraction in the true sense with something for everyone. Children will love the willow maze, play area with play fort, trim trail and new assault course. There are also magical gardens, Castle rooms and educational exhibitions to explore.
Tenpin Gloucester (6 miles)
Tenpin Gloucester is a bowling centre located in Centre Severn Barnwood. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar and Costa Coffee for some delicious meal and snack options!
Great Witcombe Roman Villa (6 miles)
Great Witcombe Roman Villa Visit the remains of a large villa that was built around AD 250 plus a shrine to a water spirit! Tricky terrain though, best for the fit and mobile. A short trip, but free!
Nature in Art (7 miles)
Nature in Art The first museum in the world dedicated to different forms of art that have been inspired by nature. Great for art and nature fans. Family friendly with a playground and an attractive garden.
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park (7 miles)
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park Fowl, follies and family fun aplenty as you wander the exquisite grounds; plus mixed era monastic buildings either side of a wooded valley and a modern visitor centre. The follies include a charming traditional Wendy House to play in!
Tewkesbury Town Museum (7 miles)
Tewkesbury Town Museum A community museum displaying the rich heritage of the town and surrounding villages from pre history to present day. Plenty to see and play with. Family friendly and free to visit.
GL1 (8 miles)
GL1 in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n ÂÂÂwild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (8 miles)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre Fun, Fast and Fantastic outdoor Winter experience in a little town in Gloucestershire! We offer Skiing, Snowboarding and tubing for all ages and abilities. Our services include private and group lessons, corporate events, children and adult parties.
Museum of Gloucester (8 miles)
Museum of Gloucester Among the spectacular collection are archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing GloucesterâÂÂÂÂÂÂs rich heritage.
The Warehouse Climbing Centre (8 miles)
The Warehouse Climbing Centre A fantastic, fun indoor climbing centre for the whole family to enjoy. Parties, fun children’s sessions from toddler to teenage plus family tasters so everyone can be involved. Come and try the growing sport of climbing.
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (8 miles)
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum A chance to experience what war was like over the last three hundred years for soldiers and their families. A fun way to show history to the kids.
SUP Gloucester (8 miles)
SUP Gloucester provide great watersports to try on Gloucester Docks!
Gloucester Waterways Museum (8 miles)
Gloucester Waterways Museum Delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks at this museum and meet the people and wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Discover impressive facts about the ingenious engineering of the waterway system and explore home life aboard a narrow boat. Plenty of hands on fun and...
Chedworth Roman Villa (8 miles)
Chedworth Roman Villa The ruins of one of the largest Romano British villas in the country. Also considered one of the most complete and extensive sites, includes some great mosaics. Interesting activities and events throughout the summer and school hols.
JDR Karting (8 miles)
JDR Karting Two great family activities under one roof. We have two karting tracks catering from as young as 4yrs to adults with full safety instruction provided free. Our lasertag arena has the most stunning uv artwork in any lasertag arena in the UK.
Darklight LaserTag (9 miles)
Darklight LaserTag Two great family activities under one roof. Our lasertag arena has the most stunning uv artwork in any lasertag arena in the UK. We have two karting tracks catering from as young as 4yrs to adults with full safety instruction provided free.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (9 miles)
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Fantastic steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives, and rolling stock.
Painswick Rococo Garden (9 miles)
Painswick Rococo Garden with a maze, nature trail, tasteful hidden characters to find, a bug hotel, water features and gorgeous swathes of seasonal flowers, this is a fun yet soothing place to visit ideal for families.
Cotswolds Riding (10 miles)
Cotswolds Riding A riding school offering lessons and great hacks, with a choice of over 50 horses, plus ponies for children. Suitable for all levels of ability. Regular fun rides held throughout the year.
Cotswold Farm Park (10 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park Children can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present. Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun filled day out.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Stratford Park Leisure Centre Outdoor and indoor pools, various sporting opportunities. Outdoor pool open May to September.
Gloucester Apollo (12 miles)
Gloucester Apollo Now a Vue Cinema! Enjoy all the latest releases at Vue Stroud (Apollo) surrounded by first class comfort and superior technology, with all the newest family feature films.
Broadway Tower Country Park (13 miles)
Broadway Tower Country Park Explore a unique folly with graphic display floors, plus the park itself with natural wildlife and stunning views. One of England's outstanding viewpoints at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level.
Bourton Model Railway (13 miles)
Bourton Model Railway Housed in a period farmhouse, established over 25 years a spectacular Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situated right in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (13 miles)
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool with toddler's paddling pool and hot showers for after. Open May to September.
The Adventure Zone (13 miles)
The Adventure Zone Provides outdoor activities for young people and their relatives if they so choose, to participate during the school holidays, to have fun, exercise and meet new friends in the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester.
Corinium Museum (13 miles)
Corinium Museum Trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th century at this brilliant museum full of interactives, hands on exhibits and audiovisual displays. 2 floors of Roman artefacts, plus Anglo Saxon treasure, Medieval sculpture, and more!
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds (13 miles)
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds A family friendly ceramic studio based in a charming courtyard of shops and boutiques in Cirencester. A perfect activity that both children and adults can enjoy together.
Bourton on the Water Mystery Trail (13 miles)
Bourton on the Water Mystery Trail Kids will love solving the clues on this mystery themed Treasure Trail - what’s more, so will the adults! Fun for the whole family as you follow the Trail and solve the clues.
Hidcote Manor Garden (13 miles)
Hidcote Manor Garden An Arts and Crafts garden with plenty for kids to do and see including secret gardens, plant house, orchard, Kitchen Garden and The Wilderness. You can play croquet or tennis on the new all weather court or pick up a free Hunter Pack for kids.
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre (13 miles)
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre Whiz your way down the wavy Astra slide, swoosh down the half pipe into the ball pool, dare to cross the wobbly bridge and jump the star burst clouds and many more adventures will still await you!
The Old New Inn Model Village (13 miles)
The Old New Inn Model Village Known all over the world for the fascinating and astonishingly accurate model village in the Inn's garden. The inn also has children's play areas.
Birdland Park and Gardens (14 miles)
Birdland Park and Gardens For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UK's biggest bird gardens, discover a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
Cotswold Motoring Museum (14 miles)
Cotswold Motoring Museum Fun packed indoor museum covering motoring right through the 20th Century. Brum lives here and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken so don't forget your camera! Throughout the museum there are quizzes, feely boxes, building games, brass rubbings, old fashioned toys and dressing-up...
MagicLand (14 miles)
MagicLand Loads of slides, including wave, tube and a 70ft astra: the largest in Gloucestershire! Plus multi level play and pneumatically powered cannons that allows you to shoot foam balls at various targets including the other visitors! New additions include Story Corner and interactive gaming screens!
Evesham Leisure Centre Climbing Wall (14 miles)
Evesham Leisure Centre Climbing Wall is a 17 rope climbing wall with over 50 coloured routes. The climbing wall also features animal themed climbing holds. Junior climbing courses, climbing taster sessions are climbing parties are available for children aged 5 and up.
The Handsam Boat Company (14 miles)
The Handsam Boat Company Offering jaunts down the River Avon either by guided covered group tour, private hire motor boat or a family sized row boat. Departing from the award winning Abbey Park.
Abbey Park (14 miles)
Abbey Park A lovely park that is free to visit and has plenty to keep everyone amused, including children’s play area, skate park, a bandstand, boat trips on the river, and water play fountains!
The Almonry Heritage Centre (14 miles)
The Almonry Heritage Centre Loads of displays on different angles of history, spread across 12 interesting rooms and the garden. Join the Junior Almoners' Club for bonus trails and activities.
Croome (14 miles)
Croome Restored 18th century park with fascinating statues, follies and temples are hidden around every corner of the garden for the kids to discover, and the Visitor Centre with museum used to be a secret wartime base!
Thames Path National Trail (15 miles)
Thames Path National Trail A 184 mile (294km) walking trail that follows England’s best known river from its source to the sea. Visit Oxford and London, pass through watermeadows, cities and villages. Relax in a rowboat, enjoy a mix of nature and culture.