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.

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Canoe the Wye

Canoeing trips down the Wye Valley. Choose from Half a day canoe hire right up to a 7 day canoeing and camping Adventure.

Activity in or near Symonds Yat


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

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


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


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


Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre

Off-road cycling centre, bike hire, cafe, bike shop, workshop, toilets, showers, bikewash, parking. Traffic free cycle trails for all abilities in the beautiful Forest of Dean.

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.

Activity in or near Parkend


Taurus Crafts

Vibrant art and craft centre with art studios. Craft units. Working pottery. Design led gift shop. Organic delicatessen. Licensed wholefood restaurant. Programme of activities & art exhibitions.

Activity in or near Lydney


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


Forest Adventure

Activities include Climbing, Canoe & Kayak adventures. Cave experiences. Archery, Bivouac weekends and more. Experienced and Qualified instructors.

Activity in or near Coleford


Way2go Adventures

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


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