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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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
For a great family day out come to Westons Cider Mill Visitor Centre, join a tour, sample our ciders or local apple juice and perhaps have tea and a cake or a lovely lunch.
Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye
Delightful gallery offering Original Paintings, Prints, Greetings Cards, Special Gifts, Art materials & Ceramics. Watercolour workshops, private tuition, painting holidays. Demonstrations & talks.
Attraction in or near St Briavels
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
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
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.
Activity in or near Coleford
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
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 for the BBC and Warner Bros.
Attraction in or near Coleford
Yeehaa Outdoor Pursuits and Survival School
Family run outdoor provider, working mainly in the Forest of Dean. Over 30 years experience. Learn some new skills and have fun! Yurt accommodation also available.
Activity in or near Newent
Caldicot Castle Country Park
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.
Attraction in or near Chepstow
Adventure Tower & Ropes
The climbing tower is an exciting way to let off steam! Based at Beechenhurst, a great location for a day out with the family. Come and Pay & Play. The ropes course is an adrenalin rush suitable for everyone aged 8 upwards.