Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a great range of attractions - some man-made, some completely natural but all of them well worth a visit. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

There’s an array of family oriented attractions where you can all have fun, relax or enjoy some animal magic. On rainy days there’s also plenty to do from museums to caves or how about spending some time riding a steam train through the forest or taking a cruise down the River Wye.

There really is no shortage of ideas for things to see and do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


FALCONRY EXPERIENCES IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

Falconry Experiences – 1 hour and half day. Meet, handle and fly birds of prey. Based in Littledean. Gift Vouchers available. Pre-booking essential.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Hillside Weddings

Our superb venue is the ideal wedding reception venue in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire – set in the rolling hills of the Forest of Dean and big enough to accommodate up to 200 guests.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Longhope


Inspire2 Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Providing the opportunity to further develop and challenge yourself, this is a fun activity in a stunning natural environment.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Food & Cookery courses at Humble by Nature

Tweak your tastebuds by trying a foodie course at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Lydney Park Spring Gardens-Roman Temple Site

Fine formal gardens open every spring April-June. Beautiful rhododendron and azalea gardens. Important Roman Temples Site. Museums and teas.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Inspire2 Stand-up paddle boarding

Explore the River Wye on a single paddle board or/and try our mega-SUP

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney


Kids at Harts Barn Cookery School

All kids love cooking and we encourage them all we can. As well as the classes, we organise parties, cookery related activities and host groups from schools and youth groups.

Attraction in or near Longhope


Hillside Bubble Football

Bubble football is like a combination of 5-A-Side Football and the dodgems! Sounds crazy? It is!

Attraction in or near Longhope


Hen and Stag Parties at Puzzlewood

Forget clubbing. Our outdoor activities are fun, great for bonding and will provide fabulous memories.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Elton Giant Mazes and Activities Maze

3 Giant maize mazes with hidden objectives to find. Do the Quiz or climb look out towers. OK for pushchairs & all ages. Picnic site, snacks and games area. Great for Birthday treats and parties. BBQ.

Attraction in or near Newnham


Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops

Looking for fun! Your Special Operations team must seek, disrupt, and destroy the enemy in an outdoor purpose-built close quarter battleground.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat