Attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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We have listed some of the many attractions and activities that are particularly suited to families and children.


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


Ruardean Garden Pottery

Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


The Shire Hall

The Shire Hall in Monmouth is a beautiful, historic attraction, licensed for Weddings and public entertainment. Open daily for tours of the historic courtrooms and Tourist Information Service.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


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 of Dean Sculpture Trail

4.5 mile long woodland Sculpture Trail. Enjoy the views from our giant chair and walk underneath a stained glass window hung high in the tree canopy. Free of charge and perfect for all ages.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Hot Pot Pottery - tea-room, gallery and pottery studio

Cosy, country pottery gallery, tea-room and studio offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and tasty home-made treats and drinks.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


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


The Secret Forest

Natural walk through ancient mine workings. Ancient yew trees and gnarled roots climbing over rocks. Associated woodland plants, mosses, lichens and native bird life. Recreated Iron Age village.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Rowlestone Court

Farm attraction centred around ice cream making which can be viewed on certain days.Walks though woods,meadows ,by ponds and play areas with spectacular views and abundant wildlife.

Attraction in or near Grosmont


Dean Forest Cycles

Cycle Trail, Mountain & Road Bike Hire centre situated in the village of Parkend. A Cafe, serving real coffee, cake & icecream. A bike shop and workshop. Great quality bikes at competitive prices.

Attraction in or near Parkend


International Centre for Birds of Prey

Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures flown daily whatever the weather. Gardens, Picnic Area, Café, Shop. Courses.  Open every day Feb 1st – Nov 30th.  10.30am – 5.30pm or dusk if earlier.

Attraction in or near Newent


Westons Cider

For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill Visitor Centre, 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