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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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
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
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
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
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
Our activities provide a base for promoting Self-esteem, Co-operation & Teamwork with experienced instructors. Rock activities, Canoe & Kayak river adventures. Cave & overnight cave experience. Archery, Mountain biking, Bivuac weekends and more.
Activity 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
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 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
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.