Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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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.


Harts Barn Cookery School

Cookery School for all ages and budgets. We offer holiday activities, parties, hire a chef service, cooking and baking classes. Bespoke activities for family groups and friends are available.

Activity in or near Longhope


Go Ape - Tree Top Junior

A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. Tree Top Junior is aimed at Mini Tarzans aged between 6 and 12 years old.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Inspire2Adventure

Exciting Adventure Days including Gorge Scrambling, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Climbing & Abseiling, High Level Ropes course, & more. Perfect for families, hen/stag parties, team building, & scouts

Activity in or near Monmouth


Forest Of Dean School Of Photography

Fun, photographic training in the heart of the forest and valley with a pro photographer, David Broadbent, for any skill level. Improve your general skill level on hone one area - its up to you.

Arts & Crafts in or near St Briavels


Forest of Dean Adventure

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


Wye Valley Adventures

Wye Valley Adventures provides guiding fishing trips on the Severn, Wye, Warwickshire Avon for pike, zander, perch. And also reservoirs like Chew.

Activity in or near Chepstow


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


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


Welsh Games

Welsh Games is a unique activity day for stag/hen/birthday groups. Groups compete in 9 hilarious Welsh themed activities, including Drunk Dragons, Leek Duel, The Rugby Run and Celebrity Knockout.

Activity in or near Usk


Elton Giant Mazes and Activities Maze

3 Giant maize mazes with hidden objectives to find. Do the Quiz, climb look out towers .OK for pushchairs & all ages. Picnic site, snacks and games area. Great for Birthday treats and parties. BBQ.

Activity in or near Newnham


Puzzlewood

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


Go Ape - Tree Top Junior

A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. Tree Top Junior is aimed at Mini Tarzans aged between 6 and 12 years old.

Activity in or near Coleford