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.


International Centre for Birds of Prey

Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures flown daily whatever the weather. Gardens, Picnic Area, Café, Shop. Courses.  Open every day Feb 1st – Nov 30th.  10.30am – 5.30pm or dusk if earlier.

Attraction in or near Newent


Krazy Golf - Lydney

15 hole Krazy Golf with a theme based on local attractions, games barn, Footpool, outdoor garden games. On site cafe or bring your own picnic.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Monmouth Canoe & Activity Centre

Canoe and kayak hire Families and large groups welcomed includng the dog. Qualified instruction available.; AALA licensed centre for U18s including rock climbing, abseiling, raft building and caving.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Forest Retreats

Forest Retreats offers Yoga and Wellbeing retreats in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. We offer scheduled retreats across the year but can also arrange bespoke retreats based on your needs.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Tintern Abbey Cottage

BOOK LIVE ONLINE Smart 18C warm cottage unparalleled views of Tintern Abbey.  Ideal honeymoon venue.  Also  wedding guests; sleeps 6 . Walk to hotel weddings / Church.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Tintern


Whitecliff Off Road Centre Ltd

Off-Road Driving, Gift Experience Days, Group Events. Full or Half Day Courses. Owner Driver Training. Junior Off-Road (height/age conditions apply). Gift Vouchers Available. Must Ring First To Book.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Westons Cider

For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill Visitor Centre, join a tour, sample our ciders or local apple juice and perhaps have tea and a cake or a lovely lunch.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity

Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Chepstow Museum

Discover the history of this ancient town, once an important port, market centre and fortress.  Regular temporary exhibitions & educational activities.  Museum shop.  Free entry.  Open all year.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Lydney - Gateway to the Forest

A historic market town on the Southern edge of the Forest of Dean. Called the 'Gateway to the Forest' the town offers a great place to visit and explore, with a range of shops and attractions.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The nation's favourite river, flowing through some of the most beautiful lowland scenery in Britain. Don't miss our Wye Valley River Festival May 5th to 19th 2018.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Flanesford Priory

An exceptional backdrop for your special day. The Glebe Room seats 50 (marquees attached for larger parties). Exclusive use of all nine apartments.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Goodrich