Saturday 15 December 2018

13 budget family-friendly things to do in Gloucestershire

From rainy day ideas to keeping the kids busy on the weekend, SoGlos has rounded up 13 of the best budget family-friendly things to do in Gloucestershire, and all are within easy reach using a Stagecoach West bus.

Whether you’re planning a day out in the school holidays, or perhaps looking for a way to keep boredom at bay, SoGlos has teamed up with Stagecoach West to round up 13 budget family-friendly things to do in Gloucestershire.

With each activity available to reach with one of Stagecoach West’s bus services, there’s no need to break the bank on your next family day out or worry about parking either!

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1. Splash about at Sandford Parks Lido

When your activity budget is running dry, make a splash at Sandford Parks Lido where the whole family can enjoy a day out for under £20! With a children’s pool, free entry to under-fives and a slippery slide to shoot down, pack a picnic and enjoy some family fun in the sun.

To plan your route to Sandford Parks Lido, visit directly.

2. Meet some furry friends at Over Farm

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Have a baa-rilliant time at Over Farm where you can meet some sheep, donkeys, ponies, pigs and more, and all for free! In the summer there’s the chance to stock up on strawberries and there’s also a fun trail for kids too.

To plan your route to Over Farm, visit directly.

3. Get a great view of Gloucester Cathedral

Enjoy some family fun at Gloucester Cathedral with a host of things to see and do and all with free entry. Design a gargoyle, dress up as a pilgrim or climb to the very top of the cathedral’s tower; there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.

To plan your route to Gloucester Cathedral, visit directly.

4. Go for a walk on Robinswood Hill

Soak up the views, let the kids run riot and enjoy some free family fun with a stroll across the stunning Robinswood Hill. With a kiosk to grab a drink, a children’s play area and glorious views all around, why not pack a picnic and make a day of it?

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5. Explore an exhibition at The Museum of Gloucester

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Kids get free entry at The Museum of Gloucester making it a great cheap choice for a family day out. With exhibitions covering everything from medieval streets to dinosaurs, it’s also a great option for a rainy day too.

To plan your route to The Museum of Gloucester, visit directly.

6. Let the little monkeys run around at Go Bananas

Featuring ball pits, slippery slides, a big balloon zone and tasty treats in the café, Go Bananas promises somewhere for both babies and bigger kids to explore, and burn off some steam.

To plan your route to Go Bananas, visit directly.

7. Catch a movie at Roses Theatre

Expect family films a-plenty at Roses Theatre, with a stellar selection of movies screened all year round. With tickets costing from £6, there’s even special baby and toddler-friendly screenings on Monday mornings.

To plan your route to Roses Theatre, visit directly.

8. Race around the course at GL1

It won’t just be the kids that will want to take on Gloucester’s brand-new inflatable assault course. With discounts available for families, the course includes bouncy balls, inflatable slides and tunnels to race around.

To plan your route to GL1, visit directly.

9. Pack a picnic and tuck in at Pittville Park

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Boasting one of the county’s best play areas, a picture-perfect boating lake and masses of glorious green space, Pittville Park is a great spot for tucking into a family picnic. If you don’t fancy making your own, Central Cross Café sells a selection of tasty treats and ice creams for sunny summer days.

To plan your route to Pittville Park, visit directly.

10. Bring out your creative streak at Dixie Dot Crafts

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Let your artistic flair free at Dixie Dot Crafts in Gloucester, where the whole family can get stuck into some crafty activities. With everything from pottery painting to tutu making and even slime workshops, it’s also another great option for when the weather isn’t so great.

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11. Watch out for wildlife at Tewkesbury Nature Reserve

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Pull on your wellies and go bug hunting around Tewkesbury Nature Reserve. Free to explore, there’s the chance to look out for beautiful birds and swimming fish, as well as keeping an ear out to hear the cuckoo calling.

To plan your route to Tewkesbury Nature Reserve, visit directly.

12. Reach new heights at Funky Warehouse

Bounce, boing and bound around at Funky Warehouse in Cheltenham. There’s a baby and toddler area, over 30 trampolines and a Ninja Warrior course to take on.

To plan your route to Funky Warehouse, visit directly.

13. Take aim at Laser Tag in Gloucester

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Bring out your competitive streak and enjoy some family fun with a game of Laser Tag at JDR Karting in Gloucester. Suitable for children over six-years-old and great for a wet weather plan, it’s a great opportunity for even the big kids to run around and have some fun.

To plan your route to JDR Karting, visit directly.

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