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.


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


Forest Bathe

Nature's way to restore health and wellbeing. Experience guided Forest Bathing.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity

Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.

Attraction in or near Lydney


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


Ruardean Garden Pottery

Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


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


BattleSports Glos

Ultimate Outdoor Laser Tag - just like paintball but without the bruises!

Attraction in or near Newnham


Caldicot Castle Country Park

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

4.5 mile long woodland Sculpture Trail. Walk underneath a stained glass window hung high in the tree canopy and discover hidden places in the Forest. Free of charge and perfect for all ages.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The GWR offers a great family day out for one ticket price with an exciting timetable that enables visitors on nearly all dates to experience at least two forms of motive power.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


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


The Gateway

An independent cinema space in Ross on Wye featuring luxury seating high-quality surround sound system, and a high definition big screen.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye