Attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Attractions

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


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


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


Reckless Designs

Hand made pottery, finished in an array of underglaze colours, oxides and precious onglaze lustres. Paint your own pot and craft parties.

Attraction in or near Coleford


The Old Station Tintern

A Visitor Centre with exhibitions, activities, refreshments & local information.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Krazy Golf - Lydney

15 hole Krazy Golf with a theme based on local attractions, games barn, Footpool, outdoor garden games. On site cafe or bring your own picnic.

Attraction in or near Lydney


Footgolf at Forest Hills Golf Club

Family friendly football activity which takes place on a dedicated Footgolf course and takes about an hour

Attraction in or near Coleford


Borderlands Outdoor

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

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups and organisations. We work with thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, sharing the many benefits of working with clay.

Attraction in or near Newent


farOpen - Forest and Rivers Open Studios

Visit artists in their workshops and galleries during the annual Open Studios Event in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, along the Severn and Gloucester.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Chepstow Castle

The oldest stone castle in Wales.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Raglan Castle

A late medieval castle dating from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries.

Attraction in or near Raglan