things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our things to do

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a great range of attractions - some man-made, some completely natural but all of them well worth a visit. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

There’s an array of family oriented attractions where you can all have fun, relax or enjoy some animal magic. On rainy days there’s also plenty to do from museums to caves or how about spending some time riding a steam train through the forest or taking a cruise down the River Wye.

There really is no shortage of ideas for things to see and do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


Inspire2 Gorge Scrambling

Lots of fun to be had, climbing waterfalls and scrambling over rocks, as well as a few challenges along the way.

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


Inspire2 Hen and Stag Parties

For adventurous hens and stags looking for ideas to spend time with their closest friends before the big day, we offer the freedom to explore the great outdoors by river, gorge, and rock!

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Youth Groups at Puzzlewood

Puzzlewood is the perfect outdoor setting for youth group activities.

Attraction in or near Coleford


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


Inspire2 School & Youth Groups

If you are organising a one day activity, a weekend away or an adventurous expedition experiencing a variety of outdoor activities we can help with delivering an exciting choice of adventurous fun.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Getting started with animals at Humble by Nature

If you’re thinking about getting animals or just want to experience a day on the farm then this the place to go!

Attraction in or near Monmouth


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


Wye Adventures

We are the place come to for your Wye Valley Outdoor Experiences; canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, climbing, bushcraft, survival, gorge scrambling, archery and more.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


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


Hillside Weddings

Our superb venue is the ideal wedding reception venue in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire – set in the rolling hills of the Forest of Dean and big enough to accommodate up to 200 guests.

Weddings and Conferences in or near Longhope


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


Hillside Brewery Shop

Hillside Brewery’s on-site shop has a wide range of our beers. We also sell a wide range of brewery merchandise and local quality products.

Attraction in or near Longhope