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Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean


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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The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is the perfect base for your Rugby World Cup experience. Located between The Millenium Stadium, Cardiff and Kingsholm Gloucester, and it is also within easy reach of

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

Forest Of Dean School Of Photography

Fun, photographic training and safari's in the heart of the forest 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

Tudorville Express & Post Office

Convenience Store and Post Office. Newsagent. Off-licence. Groceries. Veg. Fruit. Stationery. Greetings & post cards. New car park with ramp makes for safer shopping.

Shopping in or near Ross-on-Wye

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

Westons Cider

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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