Things To Do

Some of our favourite things to do and places to eat in the area

Discover Stroud District

Visit our tourism site:

On the doorstep



The area is idyllic, a short walk through apple filled orchards gets you to the banks of the River Servern. A basket and blankets are provided for you to picnic in the orchards or to take exploring to the nearby villages and rolling hills of the surrounding Cotswolds.


Severn Bore / Walking distance

The Severn Bore is one of the Cotswolds most well-known natural phenomenon. Watch surfers ride the unique natural wave that is the Severn Bore, it is a sight to behold. Bores vary in height throughout the year, but the best sightings are usually in March and September.


Rainy days

For rainy days, rediscover the fun of Uno, Guess Who, Cards, Monoploy. Kick off your shoes, grab a book and sit back and listen to some music.

A drive away:

Cotswold Water Park

Website / GL7 6DF / 30 miles

Despite its size, the Cotswold Water Park is a well-kept secret – just a few miles from Cirencester. The area in an incredible resource for leisure offering walks, cycling, a beach and almost every conceivable water-based activity to try.


Horse Riding

Website / GL6 0QF / 01453 834915 / 15 miles

The vales, valleys and hills of the Cotswolds offer wonderful riding country.


Ballooning in the Cotswolds

Website / GL6 7HZ / 01453 753221 / 20 miles

Flights from Stroud provide spectacular views over the River Severn and on clear days Bristol, The Welsh Mountains, Forest of Dean and Malvern Hills are clearly visible.



Website / GL54 5DT / 01242 621405 / 30 miles

Railway enthusiasts can enjoy a day out on rails and learn how to drive a steam locomotive or a diesel amongst beautiful scenery.


Gloucester Narrow Boats Gloucester Sharpness Canal Boat Hire / 01453 899190 / 5 miles

At Gloucester Narrow Boats, It’s not every day that you get the chance to hire your own boat! Get the kids in pirate mode and set sail on a family adventure down the Sharpness Canal. Cruise from the vibrant Gloucester Docks where you can wander around an old Victorian Docks full of warehouse buildings that are alive with history to Sharpness Docks.


Cycle Hire

GL2 7BP / 01453 899190 / 10 miles

Slimbridge Boat Station – Mountain bikes, trailer bikes, baby & children seats. Full day & half day options. Hot & cold refreshments available. Go for a ride along Sharpness Canal. Stop for a cup of tea, watch the boaters to-ing and fro-ing, and see the wildlife bring the water and river banks to life.



Website / GL10 3TX / 01453 860342 / 12 miles

Learn to fly in Nympsfield overlooking the beautiful Servern Vale and Welsh Hills.


Golf Minchinhampton New Course

Website / GL6 9BE / 01453 833866 / 17 miles



Swimming & Sport

Stratford Park Leisure Centre / GL5 4AF / 01453 766771

GL1 Gloucester Leisure Centre / GL1 1DT / 01452 396666



Top Attractions to Visit:

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Farm Park ‘Adam’s Farm’

Cattle Country

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Slimbridge Wetland Centre‎

Berkeley Castle

Westonbirt Arboretum

Cotswold Falconry Centre

At Bristol – Bringing Science to life

Bristol Aquarium

Beautiful Gardens to explore

Painswick Rococo

Batsford Gardens

Great Places to Eat – Local eateries – Our Favourites!

The Anchor, Epney

A great local pub situated on the banks of the River Severn, with beautiful views. Serves typical pub food with large portions – 01452 740433

The Ship Inn – Framilode

Located on a canal with a decked seating area and garden for the children. Lovely home cooked food – / 01452 740260

The Pilot – Hardwicke

Elevated to enjoy the views of the Sharpness Canal. Great play area for children and the service and food are always good. 01452 690807

The Stables Café – Saul

A popular spot for fabulous cooked breakfasts, light lunches and tea and cake, which all can be enjoyed whilst watching the canal boats sailing up and down the canal – 01452 741965

Red Lion – Arlingham

A popular local pub serving a great selection of traditional ales and ciders and the Sunday lunches are delicious – / 01452 740700

The Old Passage – Arlingham

A top class fine dining seafood restaurant with picturesque views over the River Severn – / 01452 740547

The Bell – Frampton on Severn

Located on the longest green in Britain this family pub offers great views and a good childrens area in the garden 01452 740346

Old Badger Inn – Eastington

Renowned for fantastic tapas and a lovely country pub atmosphere – 01453 822892

The Frocester George – Frocester

A pub that offers fine range of real cask conditioned ales, including popular local brews and a warm welcome. / 01453 828683

Fromebridge Mill – Whitminster

Enjoy the water mill at this peaceful location. Carvery and family meals are a popular choice here- /01452 741796

The Bell Inn – Selsley

A quaint Cotswold pub serving real ales, locally-sourced food and seasonal game. / 01453 753801


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