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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 777 fun things to do in Gloucester for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 517 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Gloucester day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Gloucester with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is well laid out and full of interactive exhibits and displays that will really grab the attention of your kids. T...

The Warehouse Climbing Centre

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Warehouse Climbing Centre is set over 5 floors with dedicated spaces for climbing, bouldering and children's activities. The Digi wall, Auto bela...

Museum of Gloucester

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Gloucester, previously known as Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery, was recently given a grant to refurbish and reinvent itself. It...

SUP Gloucester

  • Gloucester
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Why try stand-up paddleboarding? Not only is it great core exercise, but it's a fantastic way to see the world from the water. At SUP Gloucester, you...

Gloucester Waterways Museum

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Gloucester Waterways Museum brings to life the fascinating story of 2,000 miles of waterways and Britain's most inland port. Kids of all ages will en...

GL1

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

GL1 is Gloucester's own leisure centre offering a variety of activities for young and old, from swimming for the whole family to indoor sports of all...

Cineworld Gloucester Quays

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Bring some excitement into your day with a brilliant new film at Cineworld Gloucester Quays. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family...

JDR Karting

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

JDR Karting and Darklight Lasertag offers a great family day out and is particularly popular for kids birthday parties. The junior karting track give...



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Tenpin Gloucester

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Knock ‘em down and go for gold at Tenpin Gloucester. It’s got bowling, soft play, arcade games and more all under one roof - perfect for busy familie...

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre

  • Gloucester
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre is located on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. Activities offered...

Mr Mulligan's Cheltenham

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Take a dive into a mystical lost world at Mr Mulligan’s Cheltenham, where you’ll find an incredible 36 hole course that’s full of surprises. See if y...

Nature in Art

  • Twigworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Nature in Art is a museum, housed in a Georgian mansion, with some really interesting exhibits of wildlife art, with work by over 600 artists from 60...

Jet Age Museum

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Jet Age Museum is a really interesting place to visit, even if you aren't a budding pilot or petrol head, and it's free. There are a number of planes...

Great Witcombe Roman Villa

  • Great Witcombe
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

The Great Witcombe Roman Villa is set in beautiful countryside and thought to be one of its kind left standing in Britain. These rare remains reach s...

Painswick Rococo Garden

  • Painswick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Painswick Rococo Garden The much beloved Painswick Rococo Garden was designed back in the 1740s as a rather flamboyant pleasure garden for entertaini...

Flyup 417 Bike Park

  • Gloucester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Cycling

Parents are always looking for ways to get their kids active and outdoors. Flyup 417 Bike Park fits and bill rather nicely! Based in the Gloucestersh...

Bacon Theatre

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham is a local family-friendly venue where you can go with the kids to enjoy a show. From puppets to magic, cinema to live pe...

The Playmate Childrens Riding School

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The Playmate Children's Riding School is a friendly and professional riding school specialising in teaching children 2 through 12 years how to both r...

Funky Warehouse

  • Cheltenham
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Funky Warehouse is a 14,000 square foot indoor activity centre. They have some amazing zones to play in including trampolining, foam pits, a 3 storey...

Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail

  • Cheltenham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Follow the Cheltenham Montpellier self guided themed Treasure Trail and you'll see that there's more to Cheltenham than meets the eye! The intriguing...

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