Free Fun in Gloucestershire

July, 2018

The summer holidays can be an expensive time for families…especially with children who complain they are constantly bored!  This expense can be even more of a burden if you are in the process of moving home.  


As we know, Gloucestershire has so much to offer and the team at SoGlos have handpicked 50 free and fun things to do in the area during the summer holidays.  From adventure playgrounds and friendly animals through to family festivals and exciting trails, the list is jam packed with inspirational ideas to set you up for a fun-filled school holiday.


Below is the Top 10 of the 50 in the list.  To see the full list visit here ...


1. Be wowed at The Wilson

The Wilson in Cheltenham’s new World of Wonders Gallery offers free interactive and inclusive fun for youngsters and their fellow adventurers. Open daily, the WOW! Gallery allows kids to touch, play, sing and dance, with plenty to amaze visitors and get imaginations running wild.

Offering a great trip for families, kids can meet a penguin in a tunnel, find a boneshaker in the sky and watch rabbits jump mid-leap – all allowing for some summer holiday fun, whatever the weather!


2. Let the little monkeys go wild

Let the little ones burn off some steam and get some fresh air at one of Gloucestershire's best children's playgrounds, many of which are completely free, offering the chance to let loose on tyre swings, climb castle turrets, whizz along zip wires and zoom down slides – whilst the parents can get some rest!


3. Blow off the cobwebs

From the fantastic Forest of Dean to riverside paths, a wonderful walk amongst wildlife allows fun for the whole family, not to mention the perfect opportunity to get active in the great outdoors. And there’s a whole host of beautiful walks to enjoy in Gloucestershire.


4. Party in the Cotswolds

From Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July 2018, The Maytime Inn's Anniversary Party is the place to be; offering a whole weekend of live music along with a sizzling barbecue, there’s also pop-up dog photography and painting for kids.


5. Boogie on down to some blues at Cafe Rene

A week packed with blues music, food, drink, and local talent, the ever-popular Rhythm and Blues Festival will return to Café Rene Monday 23 to Sunday 29 July 2018.


6. Soak up the sculptures in the Forest of Dean

Children can burn off some energy along the four-mile Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean, with plenty of impressive woodland-inspired sculptures to see along the way. Meanwhile, the fantastic play area and picnic site at Beechenhurst Lodge, the trail’s start point, allows kiddies to play in the fresh air.


7. Celebrate summer at a garden party

Promising free fun for all ages, The Greenway will host a Wedding Fest and Garden Party on Sunday 12 August 2018. Highlights include a barbecue, live music and kids’ entertainment.


8. Visit a summer street market

The Faddle Fair in Coleford features over 25 stalls, street food, kids entertainment and live music on Sunday 26 August 2018, making it a great day for the whole family to enjoy.


9. Celebrate the best of Cheltenham

Cheltenham is home to a host of iconic buildings, gardens and streets, from Pittville Pump Room to the Promenade. Why not celebrate the stunning sights by wandering through town, snapping some pics and picking your favourite places as you go?


10. Dress up and make your own gargoyle

Gloucester Cathedral's new Tribune Gallery exhibition offers free, hands-on fun for children. Open daily, the interactive exhibition gives youngsters the chance to dress up, make a gruesome gargoyle and have fun in the Whispering Gallery.


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