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.


Stella Books

Specialists in rare and collectable books. Open every day. Art to zoology something for everyone. Free parking. Dogs Welcome.

Shopping in or near Tintern


Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Let us take you on an adventure to explore parts of the 600 acres of workings beyond the public caverns; trips involve simple climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell


Contour Outdoor

Contour Outdoor specialises in delivering, high quality, value for money adventure activities. Our unrivalled local knowledge combined with the area’s numerous crags, cliffs, trails and paths always ensures a memorable, thrilling day out , regardless of age, ability, or experience.

Attraction in or near Chepstow


Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops

Looking for fun! Your Special Operations team must seek, disrupt, and destroy the enemy in an outdoor purpose-built close quarter battleground.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Wye Pursuits Ltd

Welcome to Wye Pursuits! Canoe & kayak hire, Outdoor Activities! Families, Schools, Groups, Corporate, Stag & Hen! You have come to the right place if you are looking for a fun safe adventure in the beautiful Wye Valley!!!!!

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Hot Pot Pottery - tea-room, gallery and pottery studio

Cosy, country pottery gallery, tea-room and studio offering pottery activities and classes, a warm welcome and tasty home-made treats and drinks.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Hopewell Colliery Museum

A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Forest Hills Golf Club

Super Greens & challenging holes for players of every level. 6300 yard par 72 Golf Course. Memberships available, visitors welcome on the Course and in the Bar. Conference & Wi-Fi facilities.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Severn & Wye Smokery, Chef's Larder and Fish Counter

Experience our stylish delicatessen cum brasserie, showcasing the best local produce, superb hampers, wonderful fish and game. Above all the finest fish and seafood counter you'll find anywhere.

Shopping in or near Westbury-on-Severn


Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop

The Brockweir and Hewelsfield village shop, cafe and conference room is community owned and staffed by volunteers.  It is a traditional oak construction combined with sustainable technology and specialises in local food.

Shopping in or near St Briavels


Hilltop Birds of Prey

Set in Herefordshire, Hilltop Birds of Prey offers experience days at fantastic rates for all ages to enjoy, learning, holding and flying a beautiful collection of owls, hawks, buzzards and falcons.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye


Goodrich Castle

Explore the 12th century keep, chapel and maze of small rooms. Climb to the battlements and take in the amazing views of the Wye Valley. Relax in the cafe or enjoy a family day out at one of our special events during the holidays.

Attraction in or near Goodrich