Families in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Families

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


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


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


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


Inspire to 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


Inspire to 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


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


Inspire to Stand-up paddle boarding

Explore the River Wye on a single paddle board or/and try our mega-SUP

Attraction in or near Monmouth


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


Inspire to 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


Walking in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Walking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the area for both visitors and residents.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops

Looking for fun! Your Special Operations team must seek, disrupt, and destroy the enemy in an outdoor purpose-built close quarter battleground.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney