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.


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


Youth Groups at Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is the perfect outdoor setting for youth group activities.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Clearwell Caves

The ancient mines at Clearwell Caves are a secret world hidden beneath the trees; they are an exciting underground experience for the whole family. Cafe, shop, picnic area, free parking.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Inspire2 guided canoe river trips

The ideal fun activity for family, friends, work colleagues, hen and stag parties looking for a relaxing way to paddle down river enjoying the stunning scenery.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


aMazing Hedge Puzzle

This traditional hedge maze is great fun for everyone. Find your way to the Temple at the centre, play hide'n seek and tag! There is a puzzle shop and a fascinating museum of mazes.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


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


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


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


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


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


Perrygrove Railway

Unique railway with walks through beautiful woodland. Tickets last all day - enjoy as many train rides as you like! Indoor Village and exciting Treasure Hunt! Cafe available. Picnics welcome.

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