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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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Taurus Crafts

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

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

DBC Leisure

Clay shooting, air rifle, archery tuition with friendly, experienced instructors; beginners, stag/hen parties, corporate events, & private shooting parties. On-site catering.

Activity in or near St Briavels

Symonds Yat Canoe Hire Ltd

Hire single kayaks 2/3/4 person. Canadian canoes & transport up river. Hourly/Half day/Full day. Longer trips also available.

Activity in or near Symonds Yat

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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