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  1. What's on in Gloucester in December?

    Here's just a few highlights for you to look forward to this month.

    25 Nov 2021
  2. open air ice rink at gloucester quays 2019
    Enjoy the real open air ice rink in Orchard Square.
    1. 25 Nov 20213 Jan 2022
  3. Christmas Shopping Bags

    Gloucester is the perfect place for Christmas shopping! With a huge number of independents alongside big national chains, outlet stores and the weekly Christmas Market, you’ll find everything you need to make the season bright!

    29 Nov 2021
  4. Runaway Reimdeers gloucester BID

    Can you find the festive reindeers to be in with the chance of winning a £500 Gloucester Gift Card?

    23 Nov 2021
  5. angel by Christmas tree
    This year, Discover DeCrypt is hosting Christmas trees from charities, community groups and businesses across Gloucester.
    1. 10 Dec 202119 Dec 2021
  6. Scintillating Birch Forest
    1. 1 Oct 202131 Jul 2022

Welcome to the city of Gloucester

Things To Do Highlights

Ninja Warrior UK logo

Inspired by ITV’s hit programme Ninja Warrior UK! You can climb, balance, jump, swing across…

Scrivens Conduit, Hillfield Gardens

Just outside the city centre lies Hillfield Gardens, a true hidden gem of Gloucester. This public…

Gloucester Cathedral

A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral - one of the finest medieval buildings in the…

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

The Museum displays the remarkable story of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire who have served their…

Llanthony Secunda Priory

Ruined outer court of an Augustinian priory founded in 1136 by canons from Llanthony (Gwent),…

Couple relaxing on hire boat in Gloucester Docks

Self-drive electric motorboats that can be hired from the Barge Arm of the docks. Prices from £30.…

Painswick Rococo Garden

This unique Garden restoration, situated in a hidden valley, dates from a period when 18th century…

St Mary de Lode Church

St. Mary de Lode is the city's oldest Parish Church being built in the 12th Century. It was built…

Gloucester Ghost Walk

Discover more about the ghosts and history of Gloucester. Tours start from the Tourist Information…

Beautiful and peaceful vineyard setting.

Home of internationally awarded Three Choirs Wine. Self- guided tours take visitors around the…

Gloucester Walking Tours App

Enjoy three self-guided walking tours on your smartphone around Gloucester City Centre and its…

Robinswood Hill

Two-hundred and fifty acres of open countryside with viewpoint, pleasant walks, waymarked nature…

Mariners Chapel Outside

Welcome to Mariners Gloucester. We are a vibrant Anglican church in the city centre, where…

The swimming pool in GL1

GL1 is part of aspire Sports and Cultural Trust - a charitable trust that operates on a…

Planes at the Jet Age Museum

The Jet Age Museum is home to a unique collection of historic aircraft and artefacts charting the…

Blackfriars

Blackfriars is a stunning example of a 13th century medieval Priory site, nestled at the heart of…

Nature in Art

The world's first museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by…

St Michael's Tower

The impressive St Michael’s Tower is situated in the centre of Gloucester at The Cross. It is a…

Historic Gloucester Docks

Collection of restored Victorian warehouses, with shops, museums, restaurants and cafe bars. Boat…

The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum Cheltenham - exterior

Cheltenham has an outstanding museum and art gallery with a programme of exciting temporary…

The Rainbow Street - Copyright Tash Frootko

Get ready to walk a real life Rainbow! If you love colour then you will adore this kaleidoscopic…

Paddle boarding on Gloucester docks

Award-winning Kayaking and Paddleboarding taster sessions and tours in Gloucester Dock and…

Go Outside logo

Fun and interactive walking trails for families and all ages! Explore your local area with one of…

Ten Pin

Tenpin bowling is great fun for everyone so visit Gloucester Tenpin where you will be provided with…

What's On Highlights

Tales from a City

aspire Sports and Cultural Trust is pleased to announce that they have secured an art exhibition by…

Openings

Season

6th August 2021-31st December 2021
Collections events at the Museum of Gloucester

Talk, Walks and Tours! We have many Collections events at the Museum of Gloucester, including…

Openings

Collections events at the Museum of Gloucester

14th August 2021-19th March 2022
A retrospective exhibition of Rizpah Amadasun…

A retrospective exhibition of Rizpah Amadasun… Local Artist Rizpah Amadasum is exhibiting in the…

Openings

A retrospective exhibition of Rizpah Amadasun…

10th September 2021-31st December 2021
Scintillating Birch Forest

Scintillating Birch Forest was created by Stroud based artist, Jack Wimperis. Jack is passionate…

Openings

Season

1st October 2021-31st July 2022
History, Her Story, Their Story, Our Story Works inspired and mentored by photographer Vanley Burke

History, Her Story, Their Story, Our Story Works inspired and mentored by photographer Vanley…

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History, Her Story, Their Story, Our Story

16th October 2021-31st December 2021
Boats in Gloucester docks at night

Hundred Heroines HQ has moved to Gloucester, and to celebrate, we want to enlist your help to…

Openings

Glostorama!

25th October 2021-2nd May 2022
Man and bicycle create interesting shadows

Dance with your Shadow Bright Nights has invited exciting digital artists to turn ordinary…

Openings

Shadowing

29th October 2021-31st December 2021
Cartoon of people taking part in different fitness activities

A fun and energetic class with great music to keep you going. Suitable for all, come along to GL1…

Openings

Zumba Classes

11th November 2021-31st January 2022
Cartoon of people playing sports

Oxstalls Tennis Academy has a wide range of classes avaliable for children from ages 4-11+ to…

Openings

Tennis Lessons

11th November 2021-31st January 2022
open air ice rink at gloucester quays 2019

Enjoy the real open air ice rink in Orchard Square.

Openings

Open Air Ice Rink

25th November 2021-3rd January 2022
A collage of photos of decorated windows

As part of the winter months, communities across Gloucester are creating window trails and advent…

Openings

Window Trails

1st December 2021-31st December 2021
Christmas Afternoon Tea

Afternoon teas at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester have had a festive makeover.

Openings

Christmas Afternoon Tea

1st December 2021-23rd December 2021
Santa

Listen to Santa tell a Christmas story and then come and collect a present from the man himself.

Openings

Stories with Santa

4th December 2021-22nd December 2021
Visit Santa poster

Stop by at King's Walk Shopping Centre to meet Santa and get a free goody bag!

Openings

Visit Santa

9th December 2021

Visit Santa

16th December 2021

Visit Santa

24th December 2021
angel by Christmas tree

This year, Discover DeCrypt is hosting Christmas trees from charities, community groups and…

Openings

Season

10th December 2021-19th December 2021
Adult Craft Workshop Taster - Christmas Decorations

Adult Craft Workshop Taster - Christmas Decorations Come and spend a fun afternoon with an artist…

Openings

Adult Craft Workshop Taster Christmas Decorations

11th December 2021
Gloucester Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night

Enjoy the decorated Cathedral by night with live music provided by our Cathedral musicians and…

Openings

Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night

11th December 2021

Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night

17th December 2021

Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night

20th December 2021

Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night

21st December 2021
Choristers in the Cathedral

Gather your family and friends together and join us for our annual bite-sized burst of festive…

Openings

Carols on the Hour

11th December 2021
Santa Fun Run poster

Join fellow Santas running through town, raising money for Gloucestershire's very own cancer care…

Openings

Santa Fun Run

11th December 2021
The Folk of Gloucester, Bishop Hooper House

A guided tour around this unique row of three Tudor Buildings, with stories about the people who…

Openings

Tour

11th December 2021

Tour

18th December 2021
Special Kinda Madness at Gloucester Guildhall

Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally…

Openings

Special Kinda Madness

11th December 2021
Festive Orchard St Market poster

Over seven weekends from 6-7 November to 18-19 December, the Festive Orchard St Market will return…

Openings

Festive Orchard St Market

11th December 2021

Festive Orchard St Market

12th December 2021

Festive Orchard St Market

18th December 2021

Festive Orchard St Market

19th December 2021
Paint Your Own Workshop poster

Bring out your creative side and enjoy a relaxed day of painting.

Openings

Season

12th December 2021
Photo of ladies playing basketball

Come and support our Queens this month at Oxstalls.

Openings

Queen's Basketball

12th December 2021

Queen's Basketball

19th December 2021

Accommodation Highlights

SULA Lightship

Luxury Guest Suite on the UK’s only historically Registered, stay aboard, Lightship. Based in…

The Thatch Inn

Situated just 3 miles from Gloucester city centre, this family-run hotel with an 'olde worlde'…

Spalite Hotel

Grade II Listed building with garden, situated by the new Gloucester dock development and easily…

Pershbrook Cottage & Garden

Cosy but modernised cottage on the River Severn in Minsterworth. One of the best places to see the…

Hatton Court Hotel

A Cotswold gem Bordering the ‘Cotswold Way’, Hatton Court Hotel is an independent boutique hotel…

Little Court Cottages

Two self-contained cottages which have been designed to provide a warm, relaxing and peaceful…

The station inn

Conveniently located next to Gloucester's bus and train stations, the Station Cafe Bar and Hotel…

Holiday Inn

Situated in between Gloucester and Cheltenham with 125 rooms, good rates and fantastic facilities.…

Hatherley Manor Hotel & Spa

Beautiful 50 bedroom hotel set in 37 acres. Conference/banqueting facilities for up to 400.

Orchard View B&B

Spacious, modern and comfortable guest suite with king size bed, bathroom, sitting room and…

Nicki's Hotel & Taverna

Very well situated hotel, just 2 minutes walk from town centre and docks, and 1 minute from…

Brierley

Brierley provides a peaceful holiday retreat, on the edge of a residential estate. It is warm and…

Centre Lodge Guest House

Set in a quiet city centre location, with excellent transport links to Cheltenham, Stroud and The…

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Regency style building set in 12 acres of private ground with a range of luxury facilities.

Notley Guest House

We are a family run Non Smoking Guest House offering comfortable accommodation for both business…

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds, just 2 miles from Gloucester city centre and 5 minutes from the…

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