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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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
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
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Every year, nearly half a million people Go Ape in the most awe-inspiring locations. So whatever your ability, join us if you fancy taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders & more.
Attraction in or near Parkend
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
Yeehaa Outdoor Pursuits and Survival School
Family run outdoor provider, working mainly in the Forest of Dean. Over 30 years experience. Learn some new skills and have fun! Yurt accommodation also available.
Activity in or near Newent
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
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
This former house of correction, police station and courthouse is proud to be a most unorthodox, historical visitor attraction. Home of the infamous CRIME THROUGH TIME MUSEUM and the largest collection of QUADROPHENIA memorabilia.
The climbing tower is an exciting way to let off steam! Based at Beechenhurst, a great location for a day out with the family. Come and Pay & Play. The ropes course is an adrenalin rush suitable for everyone aged 8 upwards.
Activity in or near Coleford
Delightful gallery offering Original Paintings, Prints, Greetings Cards, Special Gifts, Art materials & Ceramics. Watercolour workshops, private tuition, painting holidays. Demonstrations & talks.
Attraction in or near St Briavels
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.