8 things to do in Gloucester this winter

Whether you’ve lived here all your life and want a change of scenery, you’ve recently moved to the area or you’re staying with family over the Christmas period, have a read through these festive fancies and make the most of glorious Gloucester this winter.

1. Gloucester Ski sensation

Accommodating all ages, from taster lessons to the freestyle slope and tubing to full-blown snowboarding, get involved in spirited snow sports this winter at the Cotswold’s premier ski experience Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre. You never know, Gloucester may even get snow this winter!

2. Skate under the Gloucester stars

Open until January ‘19, embrace the winter mood with a visit to Gloucester Quay’s open-air ice-skating rink. Renowned for its notable range of high street and designer brands, find last-minute Christmas gifts or treat yourself in the January sales!

3. Reach new Gloucestershire heights!

Just off Gloucester’s Eastern Avenue, and less than 10 miles from Cheltenham and Stroud, Xjump is a unique activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Open throughout the Christmas holidays, X-Jump is the perfect place to entertain excitable children (and adults!) – you can even purchase Xjump Christmas gift vouchers, for a more active present this year!

4. Gorgeous Gloucester views

Open from 8 am until Dusk all year round, if you’re looking for a place to let off some steam or walk the dog this winter, Robinswood Hill County Park is the ideal place to do so. Offering two-hundred and fifty acres of glorious rolling Gloucestershire countryside, the parks panoramic views of Gloucester will take your breath away! With multiple trails, plenty of wildlife and free parking, what’s not to like?!

5. Explore Gloucester’s Aviation past

Have an hour or two to spare this winter? If you want to learn more about local Gloucestershire history, the Jet Age Museum at Meteor Business Park has a unique collection of aircraft and artefacts that are free to appreciate all year round.

6. Climb your way to the top

If you’re looking for some indoor fun this winter, the transformed Victorian Warehouse Climbing Centre in Parliament Street offers an impressive climbing and caving centre open to all ages and skill sets. Easy to find from Gloucester City centre, Docks or train station, five floors of action-packed activities await you!

7. Gloucestershire Underground

If you have access to transport, make sure you visit the Clearwell Caves Christmas Fantasy Spectacular; a 44-minute journey from Gloucester. Near Coleford, as well as caving and other events planned throughout the year, there’s 4,500+ years’ worth of mining history to discover in this enigmatic cave system.

8. Winter wonderland restorations

If you’re contemplating enhancing your Gloucestershire home this winter, find ideal renovation inspiration by visiting Albany’s ample windows and doors showroom. Get up close and personal with our products and start the new year off with brand new windows, doors or even a space enhancing conservatory or orangery. The perfect home improvement is ready and waiting for you! So, contact our expert team for further Gloucester renovation support and advice this winter.