Things To Do With The Kids Over The Long Weekend

Looking to spend your August Bank Holiday Weekend in Gloucestershire? There is plenty to do, whatever the weather and we have listed our top picks including the best restaurants in Gloucestershire, the most breath taking gardens to visit, an array of outdoor activities to keep the kids busy, local walks and more.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy an alfresco boozy August bank holiday weekend in Gloucestershire or spend some quality time with your friends and family, we’ve got plenty for you to choose from!
Corinium Museum May Bank Holiday Weekend

Take A Jouney Of Discovery

Over the long weekend visit The Corinium Museum which hosts one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities in the UK.

Soft Play Bank Holiday Weekend

Soft Play At The Clubhouse

Enjoy indoor play designed for entertainment and stimulation for children, it is all about fun and excitement.

Outdoor Gallery Weekend

Outdoor Art Gallery

Outdoor Cotswold Sculpture Park is home to an impressive range of sculptures to admire and buy.

May Bank Holiday Sup

Monday Bank Holiday SUP

Have you ever tried Paddle Boarding? It is so much fun, and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Railway Trip Bank Holiday Monday

Dean Forest Railway

Take a trip on The Forest Line, experience the sights and sounds of the steam train, enjoy a leisurely Bank Holiday Sunday.

Walk Alpacas

Walk With Alpacas

Experience the alpaca walks and meet and greets throughout the year. All sessions are undercover so you can get up close this August.

Three Day Weekend Gruffalo Trail

Dean Heritage Centre

The Gruffalo Trail is a series of carved montages depicting the story of the Gruffalo along a short trail that runs alongside the brook.

Long Weekend Karting

JDR Karting Adventure

An exciting attraction to visit during the Summer break. Great for families offering karting, lasertag, segways, and axe throwing.

Alfresco May Day

Al Fresco Long Weekend

Soak up beautiful views of the River Severn from the White Hart or enjoy amazing greek cuisine at Greek On The Docks.

Garden May Spring Bank Holiday

Gorgeous Outdoor Spots

Over the 3 day weekend escape to one of Gloucestershire’s green spaces, particularly on those days when the sun is on full blast.

Cycling May Day

Family Circular Cycle Trail

Cannop Ponds provides access to a waymarked circular cycling route.


Venture Into Caves

Discover a spectacular and unseen, unfathomable natural cave system.

Crazy Golf Weekend

Themed Crazy Golf

Mr Mulligans is a leisure activity with two adventure golf courses.

Indoor Activities In Gloucestershire

Top Indoor Activities

Bit of drizzle or downpour? Use our guide to indoor activities.

Outdoor May Bank Holiday

August Outdoors

Come to Gloucestershire for action-packed thrills and spills.

Go Ape

Tree Top Activities

Go Ape offers exhilarating high ropes and forest floor adventures.

May Water Activities

Water Sport Activities

Canoeing, kayaking, stand-Up paddleboarding and gorge walking.

Cotswold Way Walks

Great Walks & Trails

Wide, grassy tracks to unexplored pathways and leafy tunnels.

Organised Events Near Me This August Bank Holiday Weekend

Make the most of the long weekend with our guide to the August Bank Holiday Weekend in Gloucestershire, the City of Gloucester, Bourton On The Water, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cinderford, Coleford, Lydney, Newent, Stow On The Wold, Stroud, Tetbury and Tewkesbury.