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Summer at Gloucester Quays

Enjoy your Summer days on our beach, where you can enjoy four weeks of seaside-style fun for families and sports fans

Every day for the four whole weeks Gloucester Quays will be packed with beach-themed fun and seaside-style sporting delights. Enjoy two glorious beaches in Orchard Square, one for sporting activities and one for families and little ones to relax.

Pop-up beach huts will be selling tasty beach-themed food and drinks, plus every weekend, starting 5th August, will be a fabulous Beachcomber Market selling delicious food, treats and hand-crafted treasures, beach beats music and traditional Punch & Judy shows.

A rugby tournament extravaganza will take place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend with appearances from the Gloucester Rugby team and a unique chance to meet the stars as well as get photos and autographs on Saturday 26th August. 

5th August - 3rd September 
Family Beach Open 10am-5pm 

  • Family Games
  • Entertainment
  • Sandy Beach
  • Hot Food Beach Huts

Please see below the full list of exciting activities that will be happening every day at:


Every Weekend
Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th August & Monday 28th August
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September

  • Music & DJ’s
  • Beachcomber Food, Drink and Craft Market
  • Family Games
  • Entertainment
  • Sandy Beach
  • Hot Food Beach Huts

August Bank Holiday Weekend
Saturday 26th - Monday 28th August

  • Appearances by Gloucester Rugby players
  • Beach Rugby Games

Family Activities every day!

Thursday 24th August
GL1 leisure centre will be bringing along an obstacle course for everyone to enjoy.

The School of Larks will be teaching children the art of plate spinning and juggling, amongst other circus skills.

Friday 25th August
GL1 leisure centre will be bringing along an obstacle course for everyone to enjoy.
Children can listen to enchanting stories about the deep blue sea in these wonderful storytelling sessions. An epic round the world tour of sea monters, pirates and magic for all the family. From Gloucester Docks to Ireland, America, China and the Caribbean.

Find out the legendary reason why the sea is salt, why the Japanese God of oceans and storms is so angry and what was the island that swam away?

Saturday 26th August

Glos Rugby community coaches for kids 
Inflatable goal next to the trailer

Meet the Gloucester Rugby Team and get an autograph and photo with the players

Sunday 27th August
Watch the 5 a-side Touch Rugby Tournament hosted by Gloucester Rugby

Monday 28th August
Watch the Rugby Tournament hosted by Rugby for Heroes.
The player coach will be Ex Pro's Rob Cook, Johnny Goodridge, Thinus Delport and DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles.

29th August – 3rd September
Each Day - Hartpury College and Gloucester Rugby will be coaching rugby sessions for children of all abilities.

Who's going to be the Beachcomber Market on the 26th, 27th & 28th August

Cyclone Spa Mineral system that restores and refreshes while you wash
Beth Quarmby Illustration Traditional and digital techniques to celebrate pattern, texture and the natural world
Bob's Curry Hut A range of Vegetable Indian food snacks which are both gluten and dairy free
Bright Lights Personalised gifts, clothes and toys for children
Buckbury Butchers Fantastic family butchers serving a choice of meats and tasty morsels to try
Carmel's Ice Cream Traditional ice cream carts with modern a twist
Chock Shop Handmade, hand baked and hand finished brownies
Cloven Hoof Rum Imported rum from Guyana & Trinidad 
Cottage Sweets Handmade fudge, marshmallows and other sweets
Forked The best and tastiest bangers in town
Four Legged Fancies Handmade fun, healthy treats using natural ingredients for your four legged friends
Gloucester Brewery Award winning real ale from a micro-brewery based in the heart of the Gloucester Docks
Gwatkin Cider Traditional farmhouse cider and perry, draught and bottled, made in oak vats
Halewood Illustrations Original artwork by Luke Halewood
Hopscotch By Patricia Unique handmade childrens clothing made with care
Jenny Juice Extremely pretty, kitsch and vintage style jewellery for girls and children
Lymn Bank Farm Cheese A range of handmade beautifully flavoured and smoked cheeses from garlic to fruity to chilli
My Coffee Limited Cheltenham based coffee shop serving a range of coffees and snacks
Nibble Nose A range of truckles that will complete your cheeseboard
Perfectly Lovely A range of beautiful and unique ladies wear and accessories
Pieroth Ltd An extensive range of high quality wine from all over the world
Ridiculously Rich By Alana Handmade tray bakes made in Wales using the finest ingredients
Rose Cottage Drinks Sumptuous small batch flavoured gins
The Burlap and Bean Company Beautifully designed home wares made by hand using coffee sacks
The Goodfillas Company A dough based food similar to a Calzone pizza, loaded with  
The Wayward Sisters Vintage Peugeot J7 champagne bar
Thread, White and Blue Ltd Hand made fabric bags and noticeboards and much more
Tilly's of Tewkesbury Savoury and sweet delights from Tilly's Tea Room
Winstones Ice Cream Ltd Traditional English ice cream manufactured in the Cotswolds since 1925
You-SA Be tempted by all  your favourite traditional selection of confectionery