Things to do in Gloucestershire

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It’s hard not to fall in love with this part of Britain. From the honey-coloured houses, higgledy-piggledy villages and peaceful countryside, of the Cotswolds to the vibrant city of Bristol, there is so much to see and so many things to do in Gloucestershire.

But where do you start? A little inside knowledge helps so we’ve pulled together our top tips for things to do at our Gloucestershire hotels and in the local area.

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Bristol Zoo

Spend a fun-packed day with over 450 amazing species from lions to love beetles. With most of the exhibits under cover, you can enjoy your visit whatever the weather. Bristol Zoo makes a fantastic day out for all the family.

Science Center

Explore-At-Bristol is the first of its kind – A true 21st century science centre combining the best of hands-on activities with the very latest multi-media techniques.

The Cotswold Water Park

Perfect for all the family, the Cotswold Water Park is a vast expanse of lakes, rivers, woodland and countryside that offers a tremendous range of leisure activities.

The Butts Farm

Offering a fun day out for all the family, The Butts Farm is a family run rare breeds farm where you can join in all the activities and have real hands-on-experience.

SS Great Britain

Step back in time and enjoy a memorable family day out when you board Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world.

Cotswold Towns and Villages

There are an abundance of places to visit in the Cotswolds, including the delightful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water (also known as the ‘Little Venice of the Cotswolds’) and the beautiful town of Burford.

Westonbirt Arboretum

As well as having its own arboretum, Tortworth Estate is near to Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Arboretum, which covers 600 acres.

Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus is the latest development to open in Bristol. Located in the city centre it provides visitors with over 120 new shops including Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.

WWT Slimbridge

A great day out for families and couples alike. Slimbridge wetland is a leading conservation reserve with a huge array of wildlife. The wetland has the world’s largest collection of swans, geese, ducks and all six species of flamingo.

Way2go Adventures

Located in the Forest of Dean, an officially recognised area of outstanding natural beauty, if its outdoor adventure in a great setting you’re looking for then you’ve found it.

Forest of Dean

And if you’re looking for something a bit less adventurous then this nature walk with over 17 permanent and temporary sculptures throughout the trail is a great option.

Pedal A Bike Away

Located in the Forest of Dean near Coleford, Pedal a bike away is a great base for your cycling adventures.

Old Downs Pursuits

Situated within the Cotswold Water Park area, Old Downs Pursuits is open for air rifle and clay shooting. A fun, well reviewed group activity whatever the occasion in a great location.

Birds of Prey

A great opportunity to learn about and see birds of prey up close. Watch the demonstrations and learn about the conservation projects that go on at the centre and how you can help.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

Bristol Zoo

Spend a fun-packed day with over 450 amazing species from lions to love beetles. With most of the exhibits under cover, you can enjoy your visit whatever the weather. Bristol Zoo makes a fantastic day out for all the family.

Science Center

Explore-At-Bristol is the first of its kind – A true 21st century science centre combining the best of hands-on activities with the very latest multi-media techniques.

The Cotswold Water Park

Perfect for all the family, the Cotswold Water Park is a vast expanse of lakes, rivers, woodland and countryside that offers a tremendous range of leisure activities.

The Butts Farm

Offering a fun day out for all the family, The Butts Farm is a family run rare breeds farm where you can join in all the activities and have real hands-on-experience.

Westonbirt Arboretum

As well as having its own arboretum, Tortworth Estate is near to Westonbirt Arboretum, the National Arboretum, which covers 600 acres.

Cabot Circus

Cabot Circus is the latest development to open in Bristol. Located in the city centre it provides visitors with over 120 new shops including Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.

WWT Slimbridge

A great day out for families and couples alike. Slimbridge wetland is a leading conservation reserve with a huge array of wildlife. The wetland has the world’s largest collection of swans, geese, ducks and all six species of flamingo.

Way2go Adventures

Located in the Forest of Dean, an officially recognised area of outstanding natural beauty, if its outdoor adventure in a great setting you’re looking for then you’ve found it.

Forest of Dean

And if you’re looking for something a bit less adventurous then this nature walk with over 17 permanent and temporary sculptures throughout the trail is a great option.

Pedal A Bike Away

Located in the Forest of Dean near Coleford, Pedal a bike away is a great base for your cycling adventures.

Old Downs Pursuits

Situated within the Cotswold Water Park area, Old Downs Pursuits is open for air rifle and clay shooting. A fun, well reviewed group activity whatever the occasion in a great location.

Birds of Prey

A great opportunity to learn about and see birds of prey up close. Watch the demonstrations and learn about the conservation projects that go on at the centre and how you can help.

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks

SS Great Britain

Step back in time and enjoy a memorable family day out when you board Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world.

Cotswold Towns and Villages

There are an abundance of places to visit in the Cotswolds, including the delightful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water (also known as the ‘Little Venice of the Cotswolds’) and the beautiful town of Burford.

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Entertainment

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Night-life

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Romantic Attractions

Shopping

Shopping

Outdoor

Outdoor

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

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