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Where to go in October Half-Term 2020

There is so much on our doorstep right here in Gloucester. With so much to see, Holiday Inn Gloucester-Cheltenham would like to welcome you to our family-friendly hotel, which you can use as a base to explore our amazing city.

Family getaway to Gloucester

We welcome guests of all ages, and by booking one of our family rooms, you can enjoy the comfort of our beautifully refurbished hotel whilst kids stay and eat free when accompanied by a full paying adult*.

Save money on your stay

We have some incredible hotel room offers to save you money and give you more flexibility when you come and stay with us.

Get a night on us – book 3 nights and enjoy up to 34% off your stay*

Book now, pay later – reserve a room with our Best Flexible Rate, and amend or cancel your booking up to a day before your reservation*

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Family activities

Something for a rainy day

Gloucester Quays

Gloucester’s leisure quarter offers beautiful waterside views and has everything you need for a day out with the family. Take a stroll around the outlet shopping centre and grab yourself a bargain, or watch a film at the cinema. The Waterways Museum is a great stop for anyone who enjoys learning about local history, and there is an array of bars and restaurants to stop at for refreshments.

Distance from hotel: only a 15-minute drive.

An outdoor adventure

Cotswold Water Park

Covering over 40 square miles and 170 lakes, Cotswold Water Park offers many leisure activities to discover this October half-term, from wilderness skills and angling to horse riding and golf.

You will never be short of wildlife to see as the wetlands are home to a huge number of watering birds. By visiting the park you can contribute to the Cotswold Water Park Trust, which is a wildlife conversation charity that also helps make it possible for people to visit this amazing location.

Distance from hotel: only a 34-minute drive.

Halloween activity for the kids

Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park

Just a normal farm back in 1992, Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park is now one of the best local family attractions in the area. Activities inclu outdoor play areas, meeting the farm animals, the climbing net, tractor rides and so much more. Adults can enjoy some refreshments at the cafe while the children let off some steam!

Distance from hotel: only a 27-minute drive.

Our favourite place


Perfect for an outdoor family adventure, the beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water has a vast array of attractions and things to do, such as horse riding at the Equestrian Centre, visiting penguins at the Birdland Park and Gardens, and seeing Borton Model Railway. There are also shops, restaurants, tea rooms to be visited. We recommend taking a stroll down the River Windrush and seeing the beautiful bridges along the way.

Distance from hotel: only a 32-minute drive.

Book your stay today

There is no better time to get outdoors and experience the magic on your doorstep. If you have any questions or would like us to book the best package for your stay, please get in touch on 0145 293 3700 or leave us an enquiry.

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