Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Things to do

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


Harts Barn Cookery School

Cookery experiences for all ages and budgets. We offer holiday activities, parties, cooking and baking classes. Bespoke activities for family groups and friends are available.

Attraction in or near Longhope


Inspire2 Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Providing the opportunity to further develop and challenge yourself, this is a fun activity in a stunning natural environment.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


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


Borderlands Outdoor

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

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Forest of Dean Adventure Ltd

The adventure starts here and why should kids have all the fun? All four activities are great for grown-ups too. Ask us about birthday parties, corporate and group sessions, hen and stag dos!

Attraction in or near Coleford


Inspire2 guided kayak river trips

Whether you're planning a family trip, a team building day out with work colleagues or are putting together an action-packed hen or stag party we will make sure you have fun!

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney


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


Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre

Off-road cycling centre, bike hire, cafe, bike shop, workshop, toilets, showers, bikewash, parking. Traffic free cycle trails for all abilities in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Wye Valley Miniature Golf

Play this new twelve hole miniature course, amongst the fantasy ruins of a picturesque Roman villa. Will you beat par? Half price admission with ticket holders for Amazing Hedge Puzzle or Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Kids at Harts Barn Cookery School

All kids love cooking and we encourage them all we can. As well as the classes, we organise parties, cookery related activities and host groups from schools and youth groups.

Attraction in or near Longhope


The National Diving and Activity Centre

700m Wire Zip Slide • Giant 3G Swing • Scuba Diving • Wooden Wigwam Glamping Accommodation • View Cafe Bar serving delicious food • Spectacular views of our lake • FearFest-Evil Halloween horror event

Attraction in or near Chepstow