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Funtastic Things to Do this May Half Term in Gloucestershire 2024

Events in Gloucestershire May Half Term 2024

Exciting May Half Term Activities Await in Gloucestershire

Families looking for adventure, history, and fun this May Half Term are in for a treat with a plethora of activities across the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Cheltenham, and Gloucester.

From adrenaline-filled sports to historical explorations and family-friendly events, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Here's a round-up of the top events and activities in Gloucestershire this May Half Term:


Sporting & Adrenaline-filled Events in the May Half Term 2024

Saturday 25 May: Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon & Triathlon
A fun sporting challenge for 8 – 16 year old at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham.

25  May – 2 June: Half Term at 270 Climbing
For an unforgettable aerial adventure.

26 May: Deep level caving at Clearwell Caves
An amazing underground adventure awaits...
The caves are also open during May Half Term to explore - there's 9 impressive carverns too!

Karting & Lasertag at JDR Karting
Exciting activities for the over 6’s.

Go Ape
Release you inner Tarzan in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

Forest Adventure
Book an exciting adventure I the Forest of Dean – kayaking, abseiling, canoeing, archery and more…

 An aerial adventure awaits at 270 Climbing this May Half Term

Historical Events during the May Half Term 2024

25 – 27 May: The Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2024
An exciting family event for the whole family to enjoy.

25 – 27 May: May Flower Weekend at Sudeley Castle
A weekend of family fun.

25 May – 2 June: May Half Term at The Dean Heritage Centre
Enjoy the museum, crafts and the Gruffalo Trail.

26 -27 May: The Merry Monarch at Berkeley Castle
Enjoy a living history weekend as Berkely prepares for a visit from King Charles II in 1673.

28 -29 May: Knight School at Berkeley Castle
Learn the ancient skill of sword fighting from the professionals.

30 – 31 May: Nature Safari at Gloucester Cathedral
Connect with the outdoors on a wild journey.

Step back in time at Gloucester Docks with the Tall Ships Festival over the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Educational Things to do in the May Half Term 2024

28 May: Illustration Takeover Day at Holst Victorian House
Celebrating all things planets and space.

28 May: Family Creative Writing and Library Tour at Gloucester Cathedral  
Only £5 per family.

Tower Tours at Gloucester Cathedral
A bit of history and an amazing view. Over 6’s only.
23 – 31 May: Half Term at Corinium Museum
Drop in crafty sessions and an educational Roman trail.

 Explore Gloucester Cathedral from a different angle with a Cathedral Tower Tour

Outdoor family fun during the May Half Term 2024

25 May – 2 June: It May be Wild! At Over Farms’ Countryside Adventure
Acres of family fun complete with dinosaurs, reptiles & birds of prey.

25 May – 2 June: Unipiggle Rainbow  Riddle Trail at Painswick Rococo Garden
A brand new trail that children will love.

25 May – 2 June: Birds Behaving Badly at Birdland
Exciting half term fun and a Jurassic Journey.

25 May – 2 June: Lemur Week at Cotswold Wildlife Park
Raising awareness and funds for the park’s successful conservation projects.

Batsford Arboretum
The perfect place for the kids to let off steam.

PYO Strawberries at Primrose Vale
Grown on raised platforms so no slugs, bugs or mud!

Wye Valley Visitor Centre
4 attractions at one location - a maze, Butterfly Zoo , Miniature Golf & Laser Ops.
Cotswold Country Park & Beach
The ultimate venue for water sports in the Cotswolds.

Bibury Trout Farm
Catch a trout, cook it on a BBQ - relax and enjoy the beauty of Bibury Trout Farm!

Pirate Island Adventure Golf
A great family challenge in the Forest of Dean.

 Get closer to Wildlife at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Indoor fun during the May Half Term 2024

Dick Whittington Play Barn

Enjoy 50% off entry with an exclusive Explore Gloucestershire offer.

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection  
A fascination journey through the 20th Century.

See 'Brum' at the Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water

Arts & Crafts in Gloucestershire during the May Half Term

29-31 May: May Half Term at Nature in Art  
Creative art activities in a beautiful setting close to Gloucester and Cheltenham

 Get crafty at Nature in Art this May Half Term

Music & Theatre this May Half Term in Gloucestershire 2024

30 May: Woman Like Me: The Little Mix Show at the Roses Theatre
An afternoon of chart-topping hits for “Mixers” of all ages.

1 June: The Little Prince at the Everyman Theatre
Based on the best-selling children’ s book.

 Little Mix tribute at The Roses, Tewkesbury

Traditional events in Gloucestershire during May Half Term in Gloucestershire (AKA Just plain daft events!)

27 May: Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill
Insane people chasing a giant cheese down a very steep hill!

27 May Tetbury Woolsack Races
Hmm – another bizarre Gloucestershire tradition, but also a fun family day out.

31 May: Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpick Games
Traditional and rustic games dating from 1612. Let the shin-kicking commence!

1 June: Scuttlebrook Wake
Another ancient Gloucestershire tradition.

 The Scuttlebrook Wake at Chipping Campden on 1 June 2024

With so many exciting activities and events, Gloucestershire promises an unforgettable May Half Term for families and adventure-seekers alike. Check out these incredible opportunities and make the most of your holiday!

Explore Gloucestershire
23 May 2024


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