Visiting Gloucester With Children

If you’re thinking of visiting Gloucester in the south west of England this summer with children, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of Local Things to do in Gloucester. Whatever you’re into, whether it’s active or something more relaxing, there’s something for everyone.

Gloucester boasts several venues that offer family fun and these include a dedicated ten pin bowling centre complete with restaurant, soft play area, gaming machines, pool tables and an exclusive Escape Room challenge. You could easily spend a day out here.

Closer to the city centre, you’ll find a multiplex state-of-the-art cinema at Gloucester Quays Outlet. The shopping centre boasts a great number of popular chain restaurants for family dining, discounted designer shopping and a waterways museum. Throughout the summer, there are often water-based events and festivals, alongside special attractions and fayres put on by the shopping centre itself. If you want to know more about Local Things to do in Gloucester, visit the Local Things To Do Guide.

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Not too far from here is a go-karting venue and within walking distance you’ll also discover The Warehouse, which offers various climbing walls for those looking for some action and exercise! The city centre itself is based on a crossroads of four directions and each direction will delight with its incredible history. Gloucester Cathedral is a must for all Harry Potter fans as filming took place in the cloisters of the cathedral which served as part of Hogwarts School.

There are fascinating museums to be found in the city. The Gloucester Museum features information and displays from the iron age right up to modern day, revealing Gloucester’s Roman past with access to the old city wall. The Tailor of Gloucester Beatrix Potter Museum can be found close to the cathedral and the National Waterways Museum is located in the docks. A short distance outside Gloucester, you’ll discover the Jet Age Museum where the city’s impressive aviation history is examined in closer detail.

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For those seeking an escape into nature, the county is blessed to be surrounded by woodlands, valleys, farmland and forests – all within a short driving distance. In the suburbs of the city, Robinswood Hill is an ideal location for letting off steam in the play area or following the trails to the top where you’ll be rewarded with views stretching right across the county.

The Cotswolds are right on the doorstep, where you can escape to a land where time stood still and pretty chocolate box villages of Cotswold stone brush shoulders with ancient churches and inns.

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