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.


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


The Barn at Severn & Wye - Food Hall, Fish Market and Gift Shop

Visit our stylish food hall, fish market and gift shop showcasing the best local produce, superb hampers, wonderful fish & game. Above all the finest fish and seafood counter you'll find anywhere.

Attraction in or near Westbury-on-Severn


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


Westons Cider

For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill, join a tour, sample our ciders or local apple juice and perhaps have tea and a cake or a lovely lunch.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


Gooch Sports and Leisure

A friendly family business established since 1986 selling sporting goods, club kit, ballet & dance wear, school uniforms and garment printing

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


Smarts Traditional Cheesemaking

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Attraction in or near Huntley


Battlelands

Paintballing and Laser Clay Shooting activity in the Herefordshire hills

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Elton Carp Lake

Our lakes have some carp over 20lbs and are suitable for the beginner. They are open for day tickets to everyone. The lakes are a lovely place to visit. £7 a day for two rods and £5 for concessions.

Attraction in or near Newnham


Newent

Newent lies in the north of the Forest of Dean, this attractive, un-spoilt market town has buildings dating back to the 13th century and a half timbered market house.

Attraction in or near Newent


Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre is open every day. We show the latest films, special cinema events,and we have a range of live acts including the country's top comedians, bands and tribute acts.

Attraction in or near Monmouth