Wet weather attractions in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Wet weather attractions

We like to think that the sun is always shining in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean but sadly this isn't true!  If it really is too wet to enjoy our outdoors activities and countryside, here are few idea that should keep you dry.


Smarts Traditional Cheesemaking

Hand made cheesemaking can be seen Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Attraction in or near Huntley


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


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


Stella Books

30000+ out of print and rare books in stock.  Open every day.  Art to zoology, something for everyone.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Hot Pot Pottery - Pottery Activity Centre

Cosy, country pottery offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and add on group meals

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


3 Shires Garden Centre

Large and inspirational destination, with impressive plant displays, a large range of unique gifts and products for home and garden, as well as on site restaurant and outdoor childrens play area.

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


Mary Rose Young Pottery

Mary Rose Young makes her distinctive Alice in Wonderland pottery at her studio in the Forest of Dean. Visit her vividly painted gallery.

Attraction in or near Parkend


Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities, come and see!

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Made in Ross

Made in Ross is a co-operative of local arts and crafts makers producing a diverse range of affordable ​hand-made arts and crafts with regular guest exhibitions and events.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Hopewell Colliery Museum

A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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