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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Walking in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
Walking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the area for both visitors and residents.
Activity in or near Coleford
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Every year, nearly half a million people Go Ape in the most awe-inspiring locations. So whatever your ability, join us if you fancy taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders & more.