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Indoor Family Activities

Indoor Family Fun in Cheltenham

Amongst the abundance of culture in Cheltenham, there is a host of things to do if you are bringing your family, whatever the weather.

All children love soft play, and it’s also a chance for parents to somewhat relax over a cup of a coffee, knowing your children are in a secure environment.  The Play Farm is an indoor soft play centre that is suitable for children from birth to 12.  Open from 10 am to 6pm every day of the week, it is also wheelchair accessible and, as one would expect, has baby changing facilities.

For the creative amongst you, a visit to Paint It Yourself Pottery is a must!  Choose from over 200 items and create your own masterpiece or get some help from the staff.  It’s not just for the kids either, grown-ups can paint their own piece too!  It’s open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 5.30pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm in the winter and 11am - 4pm in the summer.

Leisure-at- Cheltenham is a multi-function indoor leisure centre with indoor pool, teaching pool and a diving pool, and they also offer kids holiday activities.  It is open all year round with late night opening, offering you the opportunity to take part in family friendly evening activities.

The Wilson – Cheltenham’s Art Gallery and Museum – is an award-winning educational and fun day out for children, and is home to various exhibitions throughout the year and events during the school holidays.  It has a gift shop and café selling healthy and cooked to order food and delicious cake and bakes too.

Of course, a trip the cinema is always a great option for a wet day, and Cineworld Cheltenham is located in The Brewery complex, which is also home to Hollywood Bowl and a number of branded High Street restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s and Nando’s, so enjoy a film, a game of bowling and a meal for a great family night out, or visit during the day if you have younger children.

The Wishing Fish Clock is always a favourite with the little ones, located in Regent Arcade and created by Kit Williams (famous for the book ‘Masquerade’), the clock was designed to entertain, and make you stop and watch for a moment.  It’s sure to put a smile on your face!

The Holst Birthplace Museum houses the piano Gustav used to compose The Planets.  You will have the opportunity to experience what life would have been like for a Victorian child as it takes you back in time, and Holst Discovery Space offers an interactive kiosk where you can both view and listen to the Museum’s collection of early Holst manuscripts.

I think you will agree that whatever the age of your family, there is certainly something to keep everyone entertained during your stay in Cheltenham.  And we could go on …. do take a look at our many theatres that also put on many family productions throughout the year.

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