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.
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Climbing, Adventure Ropes, Archery and Bushcraft in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Activity sessions for all ages. Groups, family and individual bookings available!
Activity in or near Coleford
Forest Segways at the Forest of Dean
Explore the Forest on the latest in green technology – a self-balancing electric segway
Activity in or near Parkend
Vibrant art and craft centre with art studios. Craft units. Working pottery. Design led gift shop. Organic delicatessen. Licensed wholefood restaurant. Function room. Programme of activities & art exhibitions.
Activity in or near Lydney
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
Harts Barn Cookery School
Cookery School for all ages and budgets. We offer holiday activities, parties, hire a chef service, cooking and baking classes. Seasonal foraging and bespoke activities for family groups and friends.
Activity in or near Longhope
Beginner friendly mountain biking & mountain boarding centre with tracks and jumps for all ages and abilities. A fancy bike is not necessary.
Activity in or near Newnham
Cycling in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is perfect for cyclists of all abilities.
Activity in or near Coleford
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Award-winning outdoor adventure for all in beautiful forests. Unleash you inner Ape on our Tree Top Adventure or explore the forest floor on our epic all-terrain Segways. A day out like no other.
Attraction in or near Parkend
Inspire2adventure offer outdoor adventure activities including gorge scrambling, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing & abseiling, hill walking, and orienteering. Half, full or multi-day activities.
Activity in or near Ross-on-Wye
Get Up, Get Out, Get Active. Guided Canoe or Kayak the River Wye. Sea Kayaking, Raft Building, Nordic Walking, and BCU Courses. Families, Stag/Hen parties, Schools/Youth group and corporate events.
Activity in or near Symonds Yat
Tudorville Express & Post Office
Convenience Store and Post Office. Newsagent. Off-licence. Groceries. Veg. Fruit. Stationery. Greetings & post cards. New car park with ramp makes for safer shopping.
Shopping in or near Ross-on-Wye
Learn bushcraft in the beautiful scenery and historic landscape of the Royal Forest of Dean. We teach all aspects of bushcraft including firecraft, tracking, hunting, fishing, shelter building, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, and many other skills used by our ancestors.