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  1. What's on in Gloucester in January?

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

  2. Credit Kelsie Low Photography

    Whether it’s a secluded manor house in the countryside or a vibrant venue in the city centre, location is everything when it come’s to choosing the perfect venue for your big day. It’s one of the many important decisions to make when planning your wedding, but don’t forget, it’s all about finding the perfect venue for you.

  3. Children at sula lightship collecting my gloucester passport sticker

    With so many low-cost ways to explore - here’s a list of free things to do when you come and visit us!

  4. Westgate Boating Lake

    With the holidays over, get outdoors, brush away the cobwebs, and beat the January Blues in Gloucester.

  5. Cathedral Cloisters Centred credit Kevin Lewis

    Nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean lies the cathedral city of Gloucester, Britain’s most inland port. Gloucester really is a unique city; one that must be seen and experienced first-hand to believe, and there is something for everyone, whatever their age or interests.

  6. St. Mary de Crypt is a 15th Century Church in the centre of Gloucester. It is famous for it’s Tudor Schoolroom adjacent to the Church and for it’s two famous ‘Sons’- George Whitfield 18thC Evangelist and Robert Raikes who started Sunday Schools.
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  7. Scintillating Birch Forest
    1. 1 Oct 202131 Jul 2022

Welcome to the city of Gloucester

Things To Do Highlights

Gloucestershire Archives

Gloucestershire Archives preserves historical records and makes them available for research e.g.…

Gloucester Park Drone Shot By Fluxx Films

By far the largest parkland in the city. Gloucester Park has a large play area for children and a…

Photo of the sign outside Oxstalls Sports Park

Oxstalls Sports Park is part of aspire Sports and Cultural Trust - a charitable trust that operates…

Two generations visiting the Museum of Gloucester to take part in the bug hunt

Found within the City of Gloucester is an internationally important collection of treasures of over…

A photo of Highnam Court

Highnam Court is now a privately owned family home. The Gardens are open for special events…

The New Gloucester Antiques Centre

Gloucester Antiques Centre has over 11,000 square feet of floor space spread across three floors,…

Barnwood Park

Barnwood Park is a formal park with mature trees and ducks. Barnwood Arboretum is a local nature…

Rana, Asiatic Lion, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

COVID UPDATE - All tickets MUST be booked online the day before your visit. Get eye-to-eye with…

Gloucester Prison

Activites taking place in the abandoned haunted prison in the middle of Gloucester include: Airsoft…

A photo of St Michael's Tower

Walking tours of the City of Gloucester. Hear about many famous characters and their associations…

Gloucester Leisure Cruises

The Dunkirk ship Queen Bodicea II which makes the public journeys can also be hired for parties and…

Gloucester City Fans

Gloucester City AFC were founded back in 1883 and currently compete in the National League North,…

A child feeding a goat at St James City Farm

An inner city farm providing real hands on contact with farm animals. Rare breeds of pigs, sheep,…

Gloucester Life Museum

An exquisite Tudor timber-framed building that was once the Folk Museum. It is now a community…

inside St Peter's Catholic Church

St Peter's is situated in the heart of the historic city of Gloucester and serves not only the…

Gloucester Walking Tours App

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

Photo of people racing at JDR Karting

Gloucester's premier indoor karting arena! All of the karts are custom built reaching speeds of…

Spring at Batsford Arboretum

Beautiful 56 acre arboretum with colour and interest all year round. Browse the walled garden plant…

SimAir737

SimAir737, Realistc Full Size Boeing 737 Cockpit.The most true to life flight simulator out there…

St John's Northgate Church

St. John's Northgate is an 18th Century Church with visible structural evidence of a previous 14th…

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle is unique; lived in by the same family for almost 900 years, longer than any other…

Trapped Escape Rooms logo

Based on the Japanese online game 'Takagism', Escape Rooms is a real-life room escape game which…

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.…

Ten Pin

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

What's On Highlights

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
Scintillating Birch Forest

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

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Season

1st October 2021-31st July 2022
Boats in Gloucester docks at night

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

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Glostorama!

25th October 2021-2nd May 2022
Cartoon of people playing sports

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

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Tennis Lessons

11th November 2021-31st January 2022
Rewilder Spring Workshops poster

The Rewild Project CIC is hosting a series of Heritage Craft and Edible Forestry workshops designed…

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Rewild Spring Workshops

11th January 2022-26th March 2022
Photo of ladies playing basketball

Upcoming matches for our Queens are taking place at Oxstalls this month and we'd like you to come…

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Queen's Basketball

23rd January 2022

Queen's Basketball

27th January 2022
Cartoon animals having a picnic

Celebrate the launch of our new 'all weather' activity leaflet at Robinswood Hill, and and try out…

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Wild Teddy Bears Picnic

23rd January 2022
Photo: Liminal State from the series ‘Strange Land’ © Cody Cobb

Coming soon… Visit the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) International Photography Exhibition (IPE)…

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The RPS International Photography Exhibition (IPE) 162

27th January 2022-5th June 2022
Cajun and Zydeco Festival poster

Europe's longest running Cajun & Zydeco festival is back for its (delayed) 28th year.

Openings

Cajun & Zydeco Festival

28th January 2022-30th January 2022
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

28th January 2022-31st January 2022
Strong Enough poster

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that…

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Strong Enough

29th January 2022
Seth Lakeman poster

Charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has announced a solo tour in…

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Seth Lakeman

12th February 2022
Matt Forde poster

Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, The Royal Variety Performance)…

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Matt Forde

18th February 2022
Gloucester Folk Trail logo

Folk musicians, artists and poets from around the county congregate in venues around the city,…

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Gloucester Folk Trail

18th February 2022-20th February 2022
Nordic Giants poster

The mysterious Nordic Giants emerge from hiding with their second studio album & UK Tour simply…

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Nordic Giants

23rd February 2022
Photo of the Clone Roses playing at a festival

The Clone Roses will be making their return to Gloucester Guildhall on Friday 25th February 2022.

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The Clone Roses

25th February 2022
Photo of ladies playing netball

The Severn Stars are preparing for their match at Oxstalls in February… and so are we!

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Stars Netball

26th February 2022
Ian Cherry and Rob Tuttle enjoying a pint of ale at Stroud Brewery

Starting and finishing at Stroud Brewery, the Ale Amble will take you on a fantastic four-mile…

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Ale Amble

26th February 2022
Photo of ladies playing basketball

Our Queens are taking another stop at Oxstalls in the hopes of taking home a victory!

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Queen's Basketball

27th February 2022
Cult Figure poster

Celebrated actor Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in our 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the…

Openings

Cult Figure

1st March 2022
Benjamin Francis Leftwich poster

London-based Yorkshireman Leftwich is now 31 and a decade away from his debut album, when he was…

Openings

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

1st March 2022
The Anchoress poster

Welsh songwriter and producer Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress, has found a room of her own…

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The Anchoress

12th March 2022
BC Camplight

Shortly After Takeoff is the final, and finest, chapter of what Christinzio calls his "Manchester…

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BC Camplight

17th March 2022
An Evening of Mediumship poster

Come along and join Gareth Lewis on his brand new 2022 'Our Journey Continues' Tour.

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An Evening of Mediumship

25th March 2022

Accommodation Highlights

Spalite Hotel

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

Nicki's Hotel & Taverna

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

SULA lightship in Gloucester Docks

Luxury guest suite on the UK’s only historically registered, stay aboard Lightship. Based in…

The station inn

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

Centre Lodge Guest House

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

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