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Things To Do & Days Out near Gloucester
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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
SUP Gloucester provide great watersports to try on Gloucester Docks!
The Warehouse Climbing Centre (< 1 mile)
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.
Museum of Gloucester (< 1 mile)
Museum of Gloucester Among the spectacular collection are archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing GloucesterâÂÂÂÂÂÂs rich heritage.
Gloucester Waterways Museum (< 1 mile)
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...
GL1 (< 1 mile)
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.
JDR Karting (< 1 mile)
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 (1 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.
Tenpin Gloucester (2 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!
Nature in Art (3 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.
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (3 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.
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.
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park (5 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!
Great Witcombe Roman Villa (5 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!
Painswick Rococo Garden (6 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.
The Playmate Childrens Riding School (7 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.
Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail (8 miles)
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?
The Play Farm (8 miles)
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.
Sandford Parks Lido (8 miles)
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.
Leisure at Cheltenham (8 miles)
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.
The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co. (8 miles)
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.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (8 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Stratford Park Leisure Centre Outdoor and indoor pools, various sporting opportunities. Outdoor pool open May to September.
Pittville Park (8 miles)
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.
Gloucester Apollo (9 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.
The Pottery Painter at Newent Golf Club (9 miles)
The Pottery Painter at Newent Golf Club is a Paint your Own Pottery Studio 1 mile from Newent. We have a huge range of pottery to choose from: mugs and plates to money boxes and figurines! We have free parking!
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre (9 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!
Hidcote Manor Garden (9 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.
Tewkesbury Town Museum (9 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.
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (11 miles)
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is a wildlife attraction offering families close encounters with exotic birds, mammals and amphibians. The attraction is in the beautiful setting of the Cotswolds and has views out to the Seven Estuary.
Dean Heritage Centre (12 miles)
Dean Heritage Centre The history of the Forest of Dean including the Gruffalo woodland trail; a reconstructed Victorian cottage, an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; animals and an onsite gift shop and cafe. With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops...
Eastnor Castle (13 miles)
Eastnor Castle Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum, Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway!
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter (13 miles)
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter is an indoor pottery studio where you learn how to make things from clay. Try the art of the potterâs wheel. Model your favourite animal or figure. Create a mug, bowl or vase. 100âs of exciting projects and pottery making techniques. Creative, fun and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Go Ape Forest of Dean (13 miles)
Go Ape Forest of Dean The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Forest Segway (13 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Sudeley Castle (14 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.
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Treasure Trail (14 miles)
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Treasure Trail Solve the clues around the Malvern Hills and discover the deactivation code to complete your mission! Be a spy for the day as you follow the route on this self guided spy themed Treasure Trail.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail (14 miles)
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Is a 4 mile trail with sculptures inspired by the forest, trees and wildlife. There are various play structures along the way for the kids to play on.
Glazydayz Pottery (14 miles)
Glazydayz Pottery Paint Your Own Pottery - Great fun for kids, relaxing for adults. Choose from over 400 items - the biggest choice of any studio in the Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire area. Indoor kids' play area, plenty of free parking right outside our door, refreshments available
Pedalabikeaway (14 miles)
Pedalabikeaway Traffic free marked trail and single and downhill tracks for serious mountain bikers. Bikes for all ages and abilities. Local information, maps, toilets and showers available. Cafe and shop for cycle spares. Bike wash. Groups welcome. Guides on request.
Chedworth Roman Villa (15 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.
Cattle Country Adventure Park (15 miles)
Cattle Country Adventure Park Is an Indoor and outdoor adventure park with loads of animals to see. Splash pool open from Whitsun to September. 2015 sees a new Cattle Trail activity!
Newbridge Farm Park (15 miles)
Newbridge Farm Park Family friendly farm fun with indoor and outdoor play areas including zip wire and play forts, pet handling barn, kiddie and full size tractor rides and animal feeding sessions throughout the day! Open March to September.
Dr Jenners House (15 miles)
Dr Jenners House The former country home of the scientist who invented a vaccine against smallpox, the greatest killer disease at the time. Discover the story of the ‘man who saved the world’!
Berkeley Castle (15 miles)
Berkeley Castle is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Goodrich Castle (16 miles)
Goodrich Castle Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat, waiting to be explored!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (16 miles)
Malvern Hills GeoCentre is the official visitors' centre of the Geopark way. Attractions include interactive iPads and wall maps encouraging kids to learn all about the geology, archaeology, history and water of the Malvern Hills. The Cafe stocks a wide range of local food and drink and has free WiFi and parking.
Thames Path National Trail (16 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.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (16 miles)
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool with toddler's paddling pool and hot showers for after. Open May to September.
Corinium Museum (16 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!