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.

Harts Barn Cookery School

Cookery School for all ages and budgets. We offer holiday activities, parties, hire a chef service, cooking and baking classes. Bespoke activities for family groups and friends are available.

Attraction in or near Longhope

Forest of Dean Adventure Ltd

The adventure starts here and why should kids have all the fun? All four activities are great for grown-ups too. Ask us about birthday parties, corporate and group sessions, hen and stag dos!

Attraction in or near Coleford

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

Forest Segways at the Forest of Dean

Explore the Forest on the latest in green technology – a self-balancing electric segway

Attraction in or near Parkend


Exciting Adventure Days including Gorge Scrambling, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Climbing&Abseiling, High Level Ropes course, & more. Perfect for families, hen&stag parties, team building, youth groups

Attraction in or near Monmouth

Briery Hill Llamas

Llama Experience days within Gloucestershire in a privately owned farm with Lake and woodland.

Attraction in or near Newent

Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre

Canoe Hire *Hourly *Half, Full and Multi Day Trips Adventure Activities *Archery *Abseiling *Caving *Climbing *Kayaking *Raft Building *Ropes Course *Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat

Go Ape - Tree Top Junior

A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. Tree Top Junior is aimed at Mini Tarzans aged between 6 and 12 years old.

Attraction in or near Coleford

Canoe the Wye

Canoeing trips down the Wye Valley. Choose from Half a day canoe hire right up to a 7 day canoeing and camping Adventure.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat

Kingfisher Cruises

Cruise for 40 minutes on the River Wye through the beautiful Wye Valley from Symonds Yat East.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat

Hilltop Birds of Prey

Set in Herefordshire, Hilltop Birds of Prey offers experience days at fantastic rates for all ages to enjoy, learning, holding and flying a beautiful collection of owls, hawks, buzzards and falcons.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tour Guides

Stunning Scenery and centuries of history. Fully guided coach tours or guided walks in the Royal Forest of Dean and Lower Wye Valley. Talks on the area.

Attraction in or near Coleford