Things to do in Gloucestershire with kids.
Looking for ways to entertain your children in Gloucestershire and Cheltenham? I’ve compiled a list of everything I could find in one handy place!
Check the websites for details of special events.
Wilson Gallery – Very child friendly art gallery with lots of term time and holiday time events for children. -Cheltenham
Museum of Gloucester –lots of family events usually – Gloucester
Corinium Museum – Always lots going on, find the downloadable brochure here – Cirencester
Gloucester Waterways Museum– closed Mondays – Gloucester Docks
Mr Mulligans – The Lost World, enormous 36 hole indoor golf experience – Cheltenham
The Playfarm – Softplay situated in the Brewery complex – Cheltenham
Airborne – Trampoline park – Cheltenham
Funky Warehouse – Trampoline park and softplay – Cheltenham
X-Jump– Trampoline park with loads of parking – Gloucester
All Things Wild – A brilliant day out with animals and dinosaurs, new adventure playground and so much more. Often run a Wild Explorers Holiday Club – Honeybourne
Cotswold Farm Park – Lots of farm animals, tractor rides, large play areas, petting barn and large cafe – Kineton, near Cheltenham
Chedworth Roman Villa – National Trust property with plenty to do for children – Yanworth, Nr Cheltenham
Prinknash Abbey Bird Park – Seem to have daily feeding events, check website for details – Cranham, Gloucester
Cattle Country – Lots of play areas indoors and out. Large barns with soft play and there is a large paddling pool area as well – Berkeley
Birdland – Lots of birds! Including penguins that you can see swimming through a viewing window. – Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold Wildlife Park – Loads of zoo animals in beautifully kept grounds, huge play area with castle, train ride and large restaurant which can get very busy at peak times – Burford (Technically Oxfordshire but not too far!)
Cotswold Falconry Centre – Daily flying shows – Moreton-in-Marsh
Far Peak – also climbing – lots of activities for children – see here – Northleach
Crickley Hill– Lots of open space for walking, a new cafe and decent parking. Various holiday events. – Birdlip, near Cheltenham
Dean Heritage Centre – see events page here– Soudley, Forest of Dean
Batsford Arboretum – Another lovely arboretum with lots of open space and a lovely restaurant and shop. Often have children’s trails on in holidays –Moreton-in-Marsh
Pedal-a-bike-away – Bike centre with cafe and family friendly bike trails for all different levels, the family trail is very long for little ones riding alone but my two love the skills section area – Forest of Dean
Cotswold Water Park – Find special events on their website, the beach is always a hit with our two though! – South Cerney
There are loads of parks around to enjoy too, hopefully there will be a few nice outdoorsy weather days in there!
Pittville – Recently redone play area, cafe inside the play area which is always a bonus in my book! There is a sand and water area too so spare clothes are a good idea! There are also ducks on the two lakes, two other cafes, one on either side of the underpass, lots of cycling/scooting paths and a smaller play area on the other side, plus a nature play area with logs to balance on etc – Cheltenham
The Bathurst Estate and Cirencester Park – On my list of places to visit as I’ve heard great things – Cirencester
Obviously this is not a comprehensive list of all the things there are to do in Gloucestershire, and all details are correct at the time of writing but make sure you check websites etc for details and availability before visiting anywhere. If you know of something I have missed out, drop me a comment below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on twitter and facebook.
You can also see more of our Gloucestershire adventures on my instagram.
It is SO cold in our little corner of the world! We had a little trip to Gloucester today and were amazed to find the iconic canal frozen absolutely solid. I realised that he’s never actually seen a frozen river or lake before, and let him throw a little pebble ‘into’ the water. His excitement at watching it skip merrily across the surface was fantastic to watch!! Have your children seen a frozen body of water before? Were they as impressed? #pinklinker