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Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is a magical day out in the Forest of Dean. An enchanting, ancient woodland, filled with fantastic tree and rock formations. A popular TV & film location inc Star Wars.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Description

Enjoy a truly enchanting day out in Puzzlewood. Explore this unique ancient woodland and discover for yourself why Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, describes Puzzlewood as “the most magical forest on the face of the earth!”

A visit to Puzzlewood is like stepping into an enchanted world. A popular film location, you may even recognise Puzzlewood from television series such as Merlin or feature films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ideal for all the family and anyone who loves being outdoors, come prepared for a wonderful walk along a mile and a half of pathways that meander through the trees and rocky ravines. You’ll quickly discover why J R R Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, is rumoured to have been inspired by Puzzlewood.

Stunningly beautiful at any time of the year, Puzzlewood looks particularly lovely during the spring when wild garlic covers the woodland floor, followed by a glorious sea of bluebells. With birdsong filling the air, it’s an uplifting experience. As well as enjoying Puzzlewood’s natural beauty, there are various things to find, such as bridges, lookouts and dead ends. Plus our very own Big Four – a crocodile, alligator, elephant and rhino!

Once you’ve finished exploring, there are several mazes in which to get lost, an outdoor playground for our smaller guests and lots of animals. From Highland cattle and donkeys to ducks and chickens, it’s a complete menagerie. With a small café on site or, if you prefer to come prepared, indoor and outdoor picnic areas, you can easily spend 3-4 hours at Puzzlewood.

Don’t forget to download the free Puzzlewood app, which features two fun interactive games. And watch out for our special events that run throughout the year, including Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, when there is extra fun to be had.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Why not stay at Puzzlewood and enjoy exploring the woodland as much as you want. Puzzlewood Patch and Puzzlewood Cottage both sleep four, and Puzzlewood House sleeps eight.


Opening Times

For opening dates and times, please check our website.


Features

  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Families
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Visitor Attraction
  • Walking

Location

Perrygrove Road
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8QB
O/S Ref: SO 580091

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From Coleford follow B4228 towards Chepstow, half a mile along Puzzlewood is on the right hand side.

  • Coleford

Prices

2020 Admission Charges

Day Ticket

  • Adults  £7
  • Children (3-16)  £6
  • Family (2A + 2C)  £25

Annual Passes

  • Adults  £20
  • Children (3-16)  £15
  • Family (2A + 2C)  £70

Reviews


Associated Businesses


Puzzlewood Cottage

Stay at this popular attraction and enjoy unlimited access outside normal hours. Walks direct from the cottages. Feed our animals.

Self-Catering in or near Coleford
1 unit sleeping 4


Puzzlewood House

Stay at this popular attraction and enjoy unlimited access outside normal hours. Walks direct from the cottages. Feed our animals.

Self-Catering in or near Coleford
1 unit sleeping 8


Puzzlewood Patch

Stay at this popular attraction and enjoy unlimited access outside normal hours. Walks direct from the cottages. Feed our animals.

Self-Catering in or near Coleford
1 unit sleeping 4


Youth Groups at Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is the perfect outdoor setting for youth group activities.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Hen and Stag Parties at Puzzlewood

Forget clubbing. Our outdoor activities are fun, great for bonding and will provide fabulous memories.

Attraction in or near Coleford