The Best Things To Do In Gloucestershire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Gloucestershire

If you love nature, you’ll find plenty of brilliant things to do in Gloucestershire, the home of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

 

From wandering through the stunning collection of over 15,000 tree specimens at the Westonbirt The National Arboretum to exploring the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, you’re in for a whole lot of family days out in the great outdoors. 

Fancy a hike? Take the kids to Cotswold Water Park and Beach - it’s a large area of about 40 square miles, featuring more than 150 lakes. Imagine the scenery and the wildlife around there! Speaking of wildlife, if you fancy an animal day out in Gloucestershire, Cotswold Farm Park is one of our best beloved attractions in the region. 

One of the most magical places to visit in Gloucestershire is Puzzlewood, a 14-acre ancient woodland, riddled with indoor and outdoor mazes, secret doors, hidden animal pictures and many other wonderful things to engage your little one’s imagination. Our trusted explorer

Laura went there with her family; here’s her review of Puzzlewood if you’re interested. 

If you’re just visiting Gloucestershire, you may want to take a look at the UK school holiday dates to help you decide when to go. 

  1. Mr Mulligan's Cheltenham Kids Eat Free

    Mr Mulligan's Cheltenham

    Cheltenham

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  2. Outdoor swimming pool at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud

    Stratford Park Leisure Centre

    Stroud

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  3. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Stroud

    Stroud

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  4. Outside view of Gloucester Apollo VUE cinema in Stroud

    Gloucester Apollo

    Stroud

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  5. Ball pit at Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre in Stroud

    Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre

    Stroud

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  6. Walking path at Hidcote Manor Garden in Chipping Campden

    Hidcote Manor Garden

    Chipping Campden

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  7. Walking trail at Painswick Rococo Garden in Painswick

    Painswick Rococo Garden

    Painswick

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for Outdoor
  8. Woodchester Mansion front

    Woodchester Mansion

    Stonehouse

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  9. Person skiing at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

    Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre

    Gloucester

    Skiing and SnowboardingSkiing and Snowboarding

    Suitable for 0-8 Outdoor
  10. Bandstand by lake at Prinknash Bird and Deer Park in Gloucester

    Prinknash Bird & Deer Park

    Gloucester

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  11. Ruins of Great Witcombe Roman Villa in Great Witcombe

    Great Witcombe Roman Villa

    Great Witcombe

    LandmarksLandmarks

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  12. People go kart racing at JDR Karting in Gloucester

    JDR Karting

    Gloucester

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  13. Cotswold Farm Park Open in February for lambing!

    Cotswold Farm Park

    Cheltenham

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  14. Cineworld Gloucester Quays

    Cineworld Gloucester Quays

    Gloucester

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas and Theatres

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  15. Family looking at artefacts in Gloucester Waterways Museum

    Gloucester Waterways Museum

    Gloucester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
  16. Kids looking at rock exhibit at Museum of Gloucester

    Museum of Gloucester

    Gloucester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  17. Climbing wall at The Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucester

    The Warehouse Climbing Centre

    Gloucester

    ClimbingClimbing

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  18. Mum and baby playing at GL1 in Gloucester

    GL1

    Gloucester

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  19. People with paddle boards at SUP Gloucester

    SUP Gloucester

    Gloucester

    Water SportsWater Sports

    Suitable for 13+ Outdoor
  20. Outside view of Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester

    Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

    Gloucester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for all ages Indoor