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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 for the BBC and Warner Bros.

Attraction in or near Coleford


What is the magic of Puzzlewood? Could it be the maze of pathways winding through the gulley’s of moss covered rocks, the twisted roots of the Yew trees or the bridges and lookouts you can find on your way round?

Puzzlewood is an enchanting place. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood you have visited. JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood, and it is easy to see why.

Puzzlewood has been used by the BBC for Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis. BBC Historic Days Out voted Puzzlewood number 7 in its Top Ten Days Out for Kids.


  • Willow Maze
  • Indoor Maze
  • Farm Animals
  • Children’s Playground
  • Picnic Areas
  • Café
  • Gift Shop with specialises in Local Gifts & Crafts

Stay in Puzzlewood Cottages and enjoy unlimited access to the woods

Opening Times

2017 opening times:

  • RE-OPEN February 11th to 19th February for Half Term
  • WEEKENDS and WEDNESDAYS only from 22nd February to 29th March
  • DAILY FROM 1st April to 29th October
  • WEEKENDS and WEDNESDAYS only from 1st November to 13th December
  • DAILY FROM 16th December to 24th December
  • CLOSED 25th December to 10th February 2018


  • Adults - £6.50
  • Children (3-16) - £5.30 (£6.50 in December)
  • Family (2A + 2C) - £23

Annual Passes

  • Adults - £16.50
  • Children (4-16) - £13.50
  • Family (2A + 2C) - £57.5-


  • Attraction
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Families
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Activity


Perrygrove Road
GL16 8QB
O/S Ref: SO 580 091

Enter your start address:

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

  • Coleford


Day Ticket

  • Adults - £6.50
  • Children (3-16) - £5.30 (£6.50 in December)
  • Family (2A + 2C) - £23

Annual Passes

  • Adults - £16.50
  • Children (4-16) - £13.50
  • Family (2A + 2C) - £57.50


Associated Businesses

Puzzlewood Cottages

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
2 units sleeping 4 & 8