Children And Young People With SEND

We have been working hard with organisations like Active Impact to ensure that that there are activities for as many children as possible.  For more information on how we are doing this you can visit our SEND page. If you are unsure whether your child’s requirements will be met, please contact the activity provider directly who will be  happy to discuss arrangements with you.

For Gloucester City HAF contact

Ticketed Attractions – For Gloucester City Residents Only
Important points:
– tickets are limited – submitting a form does not guarantee you will be allocated tickets – but we will try our best.
– you will be asked to choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice activity but will only be allocated tickets for one of your choices. 
– if you don’t want to choose a 2nd or 3rd option that is fine, but we cannot guarantee your first choice. If you only make one choice and there are no tickets available you will not be allocated any activity.
– when the booking form opens it will only take a set number of bookings each time. This gives us time to allocate tickets so that we don’t over subscribe. If you click on the link and the form says it is closed, this is not an error – it is meant to happen. 
– the booking form will open at 6pm on Monday 4th December to take the first set of bookings. It will then continue to open at 6pm each day until all tickets are gone.
– there are limited amounts of tickets for each attraction and demand will always outweigh supply. Please only book tickets if you know you will use them. This is so important – many tickets are wasted by people simply not using them.
– please read the information for each activity carefully to make sure you understand any age restrictions, date and time limits and other important information.
– we will contact you with information about your booking within 7 working days of you submitting your form – please try to avoid contacting us to ask for updates – we have a large number of bookings to work through and so it just takes time.
The Choices Are:
1. Ninja Warrior Adventure 
Book a session at a date and time to suit you between the 28th December 2023 and 7th January 2024
The Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park offers you a supervised activity and fitness venue inspired by ITV’s hit tv show. Come and test your Ninja skills while climbing, balancing and swinging across obstacles or bouncing across our inflatable – plus, we have the famous Warped Wall for you to conquer and soft play for younger Ninjas. A great place for families and friends of all ages to experience excitement and fun.
Children under 8 must be with a participating adult. 
Visit the website for more information:
2. Ice Skating @ Gloucester Quays
There are 5 sessions that you can choose from to attend. These are:
Thursday 28th December 2023  @ 6.20pm
Friday 29th December 2023 @ 2.30pm
Saturday 30th December 2023 @ 9am – SEN only
Tuesday 2nd January 2024 @ 11.45am
Sunday 7th January 2024 @ 9.50am – SEN only
Visit the website for more information:
All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Skate aids can be hired for young children at a cost of £3.50 and will be available on a first come first served basis. You are unable to book them in advance. 
3. The Enchanted Gardens by Night @ Rococo Gardens
Book a visit at a date and time to suit you between the 28th December 2023 and 7th January 2024
You may have visited our beautiful willow-sculptured friends during the summer holidays… now brand new for this year is the unique opportunity to see them charmingly lit up by night.  Come and make memories this Christmas as you meet dancing fairies, mischievous boggarts, magical unicorns and friendly dragons, all elegantly illuminated against the background of our beautiful Garden.
The Garden is set in a valley with some steep and uneven pathways.  Regrettably this means it is not particularly accessible. If you have any accessibility concerns, please call us to discuss 01452 813204. The Garden is not suitable for motorised wheelchairs or scooters. Robust pushchairs will make it round the trail route (with a bit of muscle and puff) but slings are advisable.
Visit the website for more information:
4. Mother Goose Pantomime @ The Cheltenham Everyman
Get ready for a fun-filled family adventure with the Everyman Theatre’s classic tale of Mother Goose! Gloucestershire’s favourite clown – Tweedy – is back and ready to tackle his most daring pantomime stunt yet – performing as a DAME! Will he lay an egg or will his performance be worth its weight in gold?
There are 5 sessions that you can choose from to attend. These are:
Wednesday 3rd January 2024 @ 6pm
Friday 5th January 2024 @ 6pm 
Saturday 6th January 2024 @ 11am 
Saturday 6th January 2024 @ 7pm
Please note that all seats are in the balcony on the top level. This area has restricted leg room but a completely clear view. We will try and seat family groups together but this may not always be possible and it may be necessary to split the seats e.g. 2 seats in one row and 2 in another. 
Wheelchair spaces are available for all of the above performances. Please let us know if you are a wheelchair user when you make your booking. 
5. Swimming at GL1 
Book a visit at a date and time to suit you between the 28th December 2023 and 7th January 2024
Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.