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.


Hot Pot Pottery - tea-room, gallery and pottery studio

Cosy, country pottery gallery, tea-room and studio offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and tasty home-made treats and drinks.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Hopewell Colliery Museum

A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club

Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls make up the largest leisure complex in the Forest of Dean. It is a place to relax and unwind, visit the local area or simply play golf and bowls, both lawn and short mat.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Forestry Commission

We look after the Forest for everyone...whether you’re a mountain biker or a lover of nature, a great day out awaits...35 Square miles of beautiful woodland to enjoy & explore on foot boke or horse.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop

The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, cafe and conference room is community owned and staffed by volunteers.  It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology and specialises in local food.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Let us take you on an adventure to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public caverns; trips involve simple climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell


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


Great Escape Flying Club

Adventure flights in a modern 2-seat light aircraft over the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley! Flights and gift vouchers from £60. See the country from a different viewpoint & learn to fly as you do!

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Rowlestone Court

Farm attraction centred around ice cream making which can be viewed on certain days.Walks though woods,meadows ,by ponds and play areas with spectacular views and abundant wildlife.

Attraction in or near Grosmont


RAFT

Hand selected ladies clothing, accessories and gifts with an eye for design. Stores in Newent, Monmouth, Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Witney and Dunster.

Attraction in or near Newent


Dean Heritage Centre

The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a reconstructed Forester's cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Tudorville Express & Post Office

Convenience Store and Post Office. Newsagent. Off-licence. Groceries. Veg. Fruit. Stationery. Greetings & post cards. New car park with ramp makes for safer shopping.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye