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.


Perrygrove Railway

Unique railway with walks through beautiful woodland. Tickets last all day - enjoy as many train rides as you like! Indoor Village and exciting Treasure Hunt! Cafe available. Picnics welcome.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Inspire2 Gorge Scrambling

Lots of fun to be had, climbing waterfalls and scrambling over rocks, as well as a few challenges along the way.

Attraction in or near Abergavenny


Inspire2 guided kayak river trips

Whether you're planning a family trip, a team building day out with work colleagues or are putting together an action-packed hen or stag party we will make sure you have fun!

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Inspire2 Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Providing the opportunity to further develop and challenge yourself, this is a fun activity in a stunning natural environment.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Briery Hill Llamas

Llama Experience days within Gloucestershire in a privately owned farm with Lake and woodland.

Attraction in or near Newent


FALCONRY EXPERIENCES IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

Falconry Experiences – 1 hour and half day. Meet, handle and fly birds of prey. Based in Littledean. Gift Vouchers available. Pre-booking essential.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities, come and see!

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Craft courses at Humble by Nature

Discover that creative streak by trying a craft course at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


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.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Creates Galleries

Creates Gallery is an independent art gallery based in the Wye Valley. Specialising in original paintings, and showcasing a wide variety of art from select British artists.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Rural Skills courses at Humble by Nature

Learn a traditional and some more modern skills at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Foraging & Wildlife Safaris from Tudor Farmhouse

Enjoy foraging in the Forest of Dean as well as Wildlife Safaris with our experts. Group and private courses available.

Attraction in or near Clearwell