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.


Greenacres Stables

Small and friendly riding centre offing lessons for all abilities on our range of horses in our large outdoor arena. We also have access to lots of wonderful hacking in the nearby Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


The Secret Forest

Natural walk through ancient mine workings. Ancient yew trees and gnarled roots climbing over rocks. Associated woodland plants, mosses, lichens and native bird life. Recreated Iron Age village.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


BattleSports Glos

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

Attraction in or near Newnham


Tudor Sweets

So many of the sweets that you loved as a kid just don’t seem to be around any more so people are delighted to find that their old favourites are still available from this speciality sweet shop in Ross-on-Wye.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


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


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


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


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


Raglan Castle

A late medieval castle dating from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries.

Attraction in or near Raglan


Chepstow Castle

The oldest stone castle in Wales.

Attraction in or near Chepstow