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.


Chepstow Racecourse

Wales' biggest racecourse and the home of the Coral Welsh Grand National. Hosting horse racing and non racing events throughout the year.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


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


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


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


Greenacres Stables

Small and friendly riding centre offing lessons for all abilities on our range of horses in our large outdoor arena. We also have access to lots of wonderful hacking in the nearby Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Broadstone Fisheries

Recently created spring fed waters now stocking a range of rainbow trout from 1 to 10 lbs. Ideal for a good days fly fishing, for the regular trout fisherman or the complete novice.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Moot

MOOT home & garden is a delightful discovery of wonderful temptations. A high St shop with fun & exclusive gifts & home accessories including mugs from Magpie & handmade cushions from local designers.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Reckless Designs

Hand made pottery, finished in an array of underglaze colours, oxides and precious onglaze lustres. Paint your own pot and craft parties.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Nature in Art

Nature in Art, the world's first museum & art gallery dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature. With temporary exhibitions, art courses and an unrivalled artists in residence programme.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Monnow Events

Whether you just want a go on the Quad Bikes, Go Karts, 4x4, Paintball or Clay Pigeons, you have a Stag weekend or Hen Weekend to organise, a Children’s Party or an important Corporate Event we can tailor an events to suit you.

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Forest Deli

Large cheese selection from local & further afield. Local beers & ciders. Pates, Meats & Salamis. Sweet & Savoury Snacks. Coffees & teas to enjoy at home. Lots of lovely cooking ingredients.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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