NEW: Community Activities and Events taking place throughout Gloucestershire.

(Published on 04/05/2018)

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, there may be changes or cancellations to the events listed. Therefore, please ensure you check with the organiser before attending.


Community activities


Please view our information page on Community activities where you will find further details for the following:


  • A May Hub Calendar has been produced by Gloucestershire Older Persons' Association (GOPA) which provides older people with information on some of the low cost or free activities, taking place in the Stroud Town area during May 2018.

  • Gloucestershire Wild Life Trust in association with the Commissioner’s Fund are providing a free 6 Session Wildlife and Habitat Management course.

  • Forest of Dean Walking for Health - Special Walks 2018

  • Postive Caring Programme - Free local sessions giving carers the opportunity to meet other carers in similar circumstances to gain and share knowledge and information.





Hosted at National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham on Saturday 2 June.

Award-winning writer and actor Sally Phillips will speak at the UK’s first national festival dedicated to specialist learning. She has starred in Smack the Pony, Miranda and the Bridget Jones movies. Her son Olly has Down’s Syndrome and she fronted the BBC documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome? exploring the ethics of pregnancy screening.

FestABLE is a one-day event bringing professionals, parents and young people together to tackle the big issues facing young people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

All-day activities include:

  • Assistive Communication & Technology Zone

  • Circus-themed immersive sensory space

  • A quiet break-out space for people with disabilities

  • Supervised play area for children (sign up only)

  • A variety of trade stalls

  • Festival Village with fairground activities, face painting, animal displays, live music, food & drink, & much more

  • Wheelchair accessible tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting & sign up only)

  • Have a Go: Accessible Sports (Boccia & Polybat) run by StarSports

For further information on the full programme and to book tickets please click here:



Learning Disabilities Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day


When: Tuesday, 22nd May @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Venue: Oxstalls Sports Park, Gloucester GL2 9DW


There will be over 1500 people, 80 Stall holders and 14 adapted sports linked to Special Olympics in Gloucestershire.

To find out more contact Simon or Lorraine on 01452 321015 or 0800 919 3346.



Gloucestershire Volunteering Festival


Friday 8 June 2018, 11am - 3.30pm at The Pavillion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN.


Carers Gloucestershire are excited to be hosting Gloucestershire’s very first volunteering festival in partnership with our friends at Age UK Gloucestershire and BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s 30,000 Hours of Volunteering campaign.

Around 30 charities from around the county will join us at the event to showcase the work done by volunteers, and provide information about opportunities to get involved in volunteering.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Dominic Cotter will be broadcasting live from the event between 12 noon and 3pm, so why not pop along and meet him and the team.

They will also have activities to watch or get involved with including walking football, circus skills, Morris dancing and musical entertainment. Refreshments will be available.


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