If you are planning a day out with the kids this upcoming half term, why not try Gloucestershire as a new destination. Whether you live in Gloucester or nearby or want to have a road trip or even a weekend away, you’ll be glad to know that Gloucestershire has a number of attractions and things to do on offer that the whole family can enjoy. For those looking to stay a few days, check out IHG.com for some fantastic hotel deals. Whether your kids are looking to play, explore or learn, you’re bound to find somewhere in Gloucestershire to keep them occupied – we’ve put together a list of some of the best places to take your kids.
The Warehouse Climbing Centre
If you’re looking for somewhere for your kids to burn off all that extra energy, the Warehouse Climbing Centre is a great choice of activity to do in Gloucester this half term. With five floors of climbing, bouldering, and other children’s activities, it’s a great physical activity day out that the whole family can get involved in too. The Warehouse Climbing Centre offer a great unique range of activities such as the Digi wall and Auto belay room that enable your kids to learn, grow in confidence, keep fit and have fun.
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
The Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a spectacular Victorian building in the heart of the city, and is home to a number of nationally and internationally important items that are fascinating to both children and adults alike. Archaeological finds, natural history specimens, and decorative and fine arts are just some of the items on display, and a visit to the museum will teach you a lot about the early history of Gloucester. The museum also holds a wide range of touring exhibitions and has an exciting events programme which you and your children will be able to take part in.
JDR Karting and Darklight Laser Tag
If you and the kids are looking for a fun and action-packed activity on your day out in Gloucestershire, why not visit JDR Karting, located in Gloucester centre. With a kids and adults karting track, it’s suitable for children from four years and onwards – and older kids can join mum and dad on the adult track. Darklight laser tag is suitable for children aged six and over, and equally as fun for mum and dad to join in as well. If you’re hungry the Pit Stop café offers a wide range of different foods to keep you and your family refreshed during your visit, and they’ll also cater to any special dietary requirements – just let them know. There is also Arroxx racewear, Box helmets and children’s toys on sale for those who want to go home with a souvenir from their special day out.