things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our things to do

There are so many wild and magical places to explore in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.  Places you can explore off the beaten track, where you can immerse yourself in nature.  Discover ancient trees, carpets of bluebells, rare nightjars and much much more.


Foraging & Wildlife Safaris from Tudor Farmhouse

Enjoy foraging in the Forest of Dean as well as Wildlife Safaris with our experts. Group and private courses available.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


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


FALCONRY EXPERIENCES IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

Falconry Experiences – 1 hour and half day. Meet, handle and fly birds of prey. Based in Littledean. Gift Vouchers available. Pre-booking essential.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Canoe the Wye

Canoeing trips down the Wye Valley. Choose from Half a day canoe hire right up to a 4 day canoeing and camping Adventure.

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


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


Nature in Art

Nature in Art, the world's first museum & art gallery dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature. With temporary exhibitions, art courses and an unrivalled artists in residence programme.

Attraction in or near Gloucester


Hilltop Birds of Prey

Set in Herefordshire, Hilltop Birds of Prey offers experience days at fantastic rates for all ages to enjoy, learning, holding and flying a beautiful collection of owls, hawks, buzzards and falcons.

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


Ed Drewitt - naturalist, author and wildlife detective

Ed is a local naturalist introducing people to wildlife and birdsong, and experiencing nature in an enjoyable way and leave wanting to see and hear more!

Attraction in or near Lydbrook


Goodrich Castle

Explore the 12th century keep, chapel and maze of small rooms. Climb to the battlements and take in the amazing views of the Wye Valley. See 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar.

Attraction in or near Goodrich