Attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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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.

Puzzlewood - A magical day out in the Forest of Dean
Go Ape

Walking in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Walking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the area for both visitors and residents.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney


Forest Barn Falconry

Falconry Experience - handling and flying birds of prey

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Let us take you on an adventure to remember. This is an experience which will make your stay in the Forest of Dean something special. Involves some climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell


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


DBC Leisure

Clay shooting, air rifle, archery tuition with friendly, experienced instructors; beginners, stag/hen parties, corporate events, & private shooting parties. On-site catering.

Attraction in or near St Briavels


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


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Borderlands Outdoor

Outdoor Training and Adventure in the Wye Valley & South Wales Borderlands. Archery, Bushcraft, Navigation training and more

Attraction in or near Monmouth


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


Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops

Looking for fun! Your Special Operations team must seek, disrupt, and destroy the enemy in an outdoor purpose-built close quarter battleground.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Forest Adventure

Activities include Climbing, Canoe & Kayak adventures. Cave experiences. Archery, Bivouac weekends and more. Experienced and Qualified instructors.

Attraction in or near Coleford