Attractions

Discover our Attractions

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has some great things to do - both man-made and natural but all of them well worth a visit or worth trying. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

Explore the many trails through the ancient Forest of Dean on foot, by bike or on horseback, or why not get the adrenalin pumping with something more adventurous such as a high wire rope courses. The area is also home to one of the best rivers in the country for canoeing and kayaking, the river Wye and there are some great fishing lakes and golf courses. Whatever you try, you're guaranteed to get a taste for our fresh air and come back for more.

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.


Inspire to 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


Hillside Brewery Shop

Hillside Brewery’s on-site shop has a wide range of our beers. We also sell a wide range of brewery merchandise and local quality products.

Attraction in or near Longhope


Briery Hill Llamas

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

Attraction in or near Newent


Hillside Battlezone Archery

Imagine combining the skill of archery and the fun of dodge ball, and you have a pretty good idea of what its all about.

Attraction in or near Longhope


Inspire to Gorge Scrambling

Lots of fun to be had, climbing waterfalls and scrambling over rocks, as well as a few challenges along the way.

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


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


Creates Galleries

Creates Gallery is an independent art gallery based in the Wye Valley. Specialising in original paintings, and showcasing a wide variety of art from select British artists.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities, come and see!

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Craft courses at Humble by Nature

Discover that creative streak by trying a craft course at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Inspire to Hen and Stag Parties

For adventurous hens and stags looking for ideas to spend time with their closest friends before the big day, we offer the freedom to explore the great outdoors by river, gorge, and rock!

Attraction in or near Monmouth


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


Inspire to School & Youth Groups

If you are organising a one day activity, a weekend away or an adventurous expedition experiencing a variety of outdoor activities we can help with delivering an exciting choice of adventurous fun.

Attraction in or near Monmouth