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.
If you don’t have time to explore all of the attractions we’ve pulled together individually then here’s a quick overview of what we think are some of the best places to visit in Gloucestershire:
Things to do in Gloucestershire for adults
The Cotswold Water Park - the perfect setting for a relaxing day out whether you are looking to take part in some water sport activities or just enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
SS Great Britain - this historical ship arguably played a big part in the history of Great Britain, hop aboard to learn more.
Cotswold Towns and Villages - visit ‘little Venice of the Cotswolds’ amongst other idyllic towns and villages located throughout Gloucestershire.
Things to do in Gloucestershire with children
Bristol Zoo - It’s easy to spend a day at this great zoo, children will love seeing the huge range of animals staying at the zoo.
Science Center - with lots of interactive exhibits on offer, the science center will keep children entertained for hours.
Forest of Dean - when it’s time for some fresh air, the Forest of Dean is a great option for a relaxing walk.
Things to do in Gloucestershire this weekend
Way2go Adventures - Set within the Forest of Dean if you’re looking for something a bit more adrenaline fueled then this might be worth a go.
Pedal A Bike Away - Another option within the Forest of Dean, if adventure isn’t your thing then a gentle bike ride in this stunning forest is another option.
The Butts Farm - This great family farm is a sure bet when looking for things to do on a weekend.
Things to do in Gloucestershire today
Westonbirt Arboretum - covering 600 acres, Westonbirt Arboretum is a remarkable place to learn about the trees and have a relax.
Old Downs Pursuits - set in Cotswold Water Park, Old Downs Pursuits offers some great outdoor activities such as clay pigeon shooting.
Things to do in Gloucestershire when it’s raining
Cabot Circus - When it’s raining outside and time for some retail therapy Cabot Circus is home to over 90 shops as well as restaurants and entertainment.