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.


Forest Adventure

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

Attraction in or near Coleford


The National Diving and Activity Centre

700m Wire Zip Slide • Giant 3G Swing • Scuba Diving • Wooden Wigwam Glamping Accommodation • View Cafe Bar serving delicious food • Spectacular views of our lake • FearFest-Evil Halloween horror event

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Inspire2 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


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


Inspire2 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


Food & Cookery courses at Humble by Nature

Tweak your tastebuds by trying a foodie course at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Inspire2 Stand-up paddle boarding

Explore the River Wye on a single paddle board or/and try our mega-SUP

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Hillside Beer Pilates

This is a great experience for people of all levels of fitness, genders, all walks of life and all ages (must be over 18 to have a beer though).

Attraction in or near Longhope


aMazing Hedge Puzzle

This traditional hedge maze is great fun for everyone. Find your way to the Temple at the centre, play hide'n seek and tag! There is a puzzle shop and a fascinating museum of mazes.

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


Hillside Clay Pigeon Shooting

Test your shot against your friends or family before sitting down to enjoy our brewery tour and beer tasting experience

Attraction in or near Longhope


The Giftshop at Clearwell Caves

Find a gift that is special to the Forest.

Attraction in or near Clearwell