Kingsholm Activity Day
Join us for a fascinating day of free activities throughout Kingsholm. Collect stickers at the main locations and add them to the dotted circles on your map!
Join us for a fascinating day of free activities throughout Kingsholm. Collect stickers at the main locations and add them to the dotted circles on your map! Download your copy here or pick one up at the Heritage Hub or Roots Cafe.
1. Gloucestershire Heritage Hub: 1 – 4pm
Bells and Whistles! Join us for free talks exploring sport, fairs and entertainment of past times, from Magic Lanterns to Fairground attractions. Book here to secure your spot. Also on display are Gloucester Rugby Club’s fascinating records, plus the opportunity to explore your family history at the Gloucestershire Family History Resource Centre (open from 10am) , as well as free refreshments all afternoon.
Find us: Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW
2. Roots Cafe: all day
Community cafe renowned for cakes and snacks, plus the Roots Refills service. Show this flyer to get £1 off a special event picnic bag.
Find us: 69 Alvin Street, Gloucester, Gl1 3EH
3. Clapham Court: 11 – 2pm
Activities, exhibition and the opportunity to share your memories of this iconic space ahead of the artists’ takeover this November. Sound artist George Moorey will be sharing tracks from album Nocturnal City Journal that was themed on imaginary and historic life past present and future in Gloucester.
Find us: Alvin St, Gloucester GL1 3DD
4. Rainbow Street, 12 – 1pm
Join Gloucester’s Rainbow Street lady Tash Frootko as she takes you on a tour of the street she transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours in 2020. This lively and informative tour is open to all ages and will last about 1 hour. The walk is free but book here to secure your spot.
Find us: 20 St Mark St, Gloucester GL1 2QQ
5. Sherbourne Cinema, from 10am
Open for refreshments and loo’s from 10am, & screenings of family friendly films Elemental and Barbie – book tickets here: sherbornecinema.co.uk
Find us: Sherborne Street, Gloucester, GL1 3BY
6. Hillfield Gardens, 10:30 – 12:30
Launch of Hillfield Monuments, an animation trail in Hillfield Gardens. The gardens host a collection of mysterious buildings. Each is a portal to a bygone age. When you find a QR-code, you’ve found an animation. Just scan these to see the monuments come to life!
Find us: London Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3LD
Feel free to come for the day, or just dip into one or two activities. Bring your dog, picnic blanket and curiosity – there are drop in activities at all sites, but please book for talks and tours to secure your space.
Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Clarence Row, Gloucester, GL1 3DW
(Saturday) 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Contemporary History (1945 - Present Day)
Medieval History (c.410 - 1485)
Prehistory (Before AD43)
Roman History (AD43 - c.410)
Tudors, Stuarts & Georgian History (1485 - 1837)
Victorian History (1837-1901)
160 on Barton
20 St Mark Street
2nd floor, Kings House
Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Llanthony Secunda Priory
Outside Eastgate Shopping Centre
St Mary de Crypt Church
The Folk, Bishop Hooper’s House
The Friendship Cafe
The Lady Chapel
The Music Works
Various, pick up a map from the Cathedral Quarter shop
Wheatstone Hall @ Museum of Gloucester
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