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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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
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
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
Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure
Unique railway to four stations with walks through beautiful woodland.
Tickets last all day - enjoy as many train rides as you like!
Indoor Village with Secret Passages and exciting Treasure Hunt!
Cafe available. Picnics welcome.
Attraction in or near Coleford
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
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.
Attraction in or near Parkend
This former house of correction, police station and courthouse is proud to be a most unorthodox, historical visitor attraction. Home of the infamous CRIME THROUGH TIME MUSEUM and the largest collection of QUADROPHENIA memorabilia.
Attraction in or near Cinderford
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.