Staycations In Gloucester

Planning a staycation in Gloucester? Make Mercure Gloucester your home from home during your adventures in Gloucestershire.

Whether you’re on a short break in Gloucester with friends or your partner or want a family break in Gloucestershire, there is plenty of budget-friendly and free activities for everyone to enjoy.

Family Activities In Gloucester

Visit Cotswold Water Park

Set in 40 square miles of countryside the Cotswold Water Park has activities ranging from watersports and land activities varied birdwatching, excellent angling, off-road cycling, an inland beach, peaceful lakeside walk.

The water park watersport activities cater to all ages and abilities. With no tides choose from sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, and wakeboarding.

Prefer to not get wet? Enjoy archery, shooting, golf, paintballing, wildlife skills, and even rally driving.

Visit Cattle Country

Enjoy a huge range of activities for children of all ages at Cattle Country Farm Park. Visiting the Animal Barn you get to enjoy meeting the rabbits, guinea pigs, and chickens but also be able to feed the pigs, calves, lambs, and goats.

Price: From £10

Visit Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is one of Britain’s greatest buildings, representing over 1,300 years of Christian faith and heritage. The Cathedral is open daily, entry is by donation, and all are welcome.

Entry to the Cathedral for general visiting is by voluntary donation. The suggested donation is £5 per adult.

16 Minutes from the hotel

Visit Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park

Adam Hensons Farm Park is a lot of fun for all the family. With plenty of activities to do from:

  • Feeding the lambs (season Dependent)
  • Petting zone
  • Indoor and outdoor play area

36 Minute drive from the hotel

Tickets from £7.00

Visit Gloucester Quays and Docks

Place for everyone from shopping to eating, entertainment and a lovely walk around the historic docks. From rolling skating to a film at the local cinema. They also host different events such as the tall ships and Christmas markets.

15 minute drive from the hotel.

Free to enter the quays and the docks daily (this may change when events are taking place)

Come Visit Painswick Rococo Gardens

Experience the great outdoors, with a cheeky peak into the flamboyant frivolity of the early 1700’s, in the UK’s only complete surviving rococo Gardens. With lovely walks and also a tea room for a spot of lunch or even an Afternoon Tea.

January: we reopen 20 Jan, daily, 10 – 5pm

February: daily, 10 – 5pm

March to September: Wed – Sun, 10 – 5pm. During Gloucestershire school holidays we are open daily, please see dates listed below.

October: Thu – Sun, 10 – 5pm

November: Sat – Sun, 10 – 4pm

Daily opening for school holidays: 25 Mar – 5 April, 6 May (Bank Holiday) & 27 – 31 May, 22 Jul – 30 Aug & 28 Oct – 1 Nov

10 Minutes away from hotel

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