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.


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


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


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


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


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


Youth Groups at Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is the perfect outdoor setting for youth group activities.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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


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


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


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


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


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