With the first May Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching, and as per usual, no guarantees of balmy weather and tropical sunshine, we at Visit Gloucester have been looking at what we might do this weekend, and in case you are at a loose end, we thought we would share our ideas with you.

Tourist Information Centre

Whilst indoor attractions are still not allowed to open, Gloucester’s Tourist Information Centre is a goldmine of ideas for things to do, see, and visit in Gloucester.  The TIC is located in the Museum of Gloucester, and whilst the actual museum is still closed, you can still grab a coffee and a slice of delicious cake whilst you are there and treat yourself or a loved one from the glorious selection of Gloucester Goodies and gifts from local suppliers.

With a newly stocked book section, particularly useful if the weather turns wet, there are plenty of activity books to choose from, including ‘Build you own History Museum’ by Lonely Planet Kids, and Usborne's ‘Famous Art to Colour’ to name just a couple.

The TIC Team are a lovely bunch, warm and friendly with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the City and surrounding areas, so if you have any questions, do pop in and see them.

Orchard Street Food Market

We were really excited to discover that the Orchard Street Food Market is back this weekend, a definite on our To Do List.

With live music, a wide selection of stalls including local food and drink producers, sitting alongside a range of Gloucester’s finest artisans and local businesses, there will be plenty to sample, peruse and of course purchase!

The Market runs from the 1st of May until the 3rd:

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

 Sunday: 10am - 5pm

 Monday: 10am - 4pm

The event is held within Orchard Square, Gloucester Quays

Llanthony Secunda Priory Family Trail

Llanthony Secunda Priory, was once an Augustinian Priory of great importance, founded in 1136, outside of the City’s walls.

They have recently adopted some lovely characters within their grounds, which tell a story of the 900 years of Llanthony’s history.

You are invited to see if you can find them all, using their trail maps, full of fun facts and information to use to explore the grounds, and see if you can find them all!

The Trail Maps can be collected from the Medieval Range during the week, or you can download a map here.

The Family Trail has been created as part of the Llanthropology project, funded by Historic England. It was designed and created by artists Ellie Shipman and Jack Stiling.

Don’t forget to take some snaps of your pictures with the characters- you can share your images on their social media channels. (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)

Canal & River Trust

We love to get out and about in nature and enjoy the wonderful wildlife that we have here in Gloucester. To help us with this, we have found that you can receive free Nature Spotters’ Guides, to help you know where to look, what to look for and how to identify your findings!

We would love to see pictures of anything you spot, so don’t forget to share with us @visitgloucester, #visitgloucester

SUP Gloucester

Have you ever tried Paddle Boarding? It is so much fun, and is suitable for all ages and abilities, which is just as well from our point of view!

SUP Gloucester offers tuition for all levels, yoga classes, or if you are more experienced than us, you can simply hire a paddleboard and make your own adventures.

To find out more visit SUP Gloucester.

Whatever you do decide to do this weekend, whether you are going to be active, explore, shop or simply relax, we hope you have a fantastic time, and have our fingers crossed that the weather is kind.

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Orchard Street Food & Craft Market

Llanthony Secunda Priory Trail

Nature spotters guide | Canal & River Trust

SUP Gloucester | Stand Up Paddleboarding in Gloucester Docks


Orchard Street Market
Orchard Street Market

Orchard Street Market returns to Gloucester Quays, Orchard Square this weekend. May 1st, 2nd and also Bank Holiday Monday 3rd.

SUP Gloucester
SUP Gloucester

Stand-up paddleboarding in Gloucester Docks, canal and River Severn. We’ll take you through water safety, paddling skills and board control. You’ll paddle alongside Tall Ships with the Cathedral as a backdrop in Gloucester’s Historic Docks.

Llanthony Secunda Priory
Llanthony Secunda Priory

Ruined outer court of an Augustinian priory founded in 1136 by canons from Llanthony (Gwent), including a 15thC tithe barn and late medieval storage buildings.

Gloucester Tourist Information Centre
Tourist Information Centre
Gloucester TIC

Gloucester Tourist Information Centre is a multi-award winning, friendly and accessible Tourist Information Centre in the heart of the historic city of Gloucester. We offer a variety of souvenirs and publications as well as a wide range of services.

National Waterways Museum Gloucester
National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Three floors of a Victorian warehouse house interactive displays and galleries, which chart the story of Britain's waterways. Historic craft, working forge, cafe and shop.



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