Do something different

Do something different

We know there are lots of super attractions to visit and that it is great place to cycle, walk and canoe but whilst here, why not try something new.

Try some of these, let us know how you get on and share your pictures and experiences on social media.

If nothing takes your fancy, look at our full range of things to.

Adventure Caving in Clearwell

Our Editors Say: Go caving
Let us take you on an adventure to remember. This is an experience which will make your stay in the Forest of Dean something special. Involves some climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell

DBC Leisure

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

Attraction in or near St Briavels

Go Ape

Our Editors Say: Swing through the trees
If you want to get your blood pumping a little more, then you’re in luck… Nestled deep within the Forest are some of the best high outdoor activities.

Attraction in or near Parkend

Harts Barn Cookery School

Our Editors Say: Make a pizza, or cook a treat
Cookery experiences for all ages and budgets. We offer holiday activities, parties, cooking and baking classes. Bespoke activities for family groups and friends are available.

Attraction in or near Longhope

Whitecliff Off Road Centre Ltd

Our Editors Say: Go off road
Off-Road Driving, Gift Experience Days, Group Events. Full or Half Day Courses. Owner Driver Training. Junior Off-Road (height/age conditions apply). Gift Vouchers Available. Must Ring First To Book.

Attraction in or near Coleford

Broadstone Fisheries

Our Editors Say: Catch a trout
Recently created spring fed waters now stocking a range of rainbow trout from 1 to 10 lbs. Ideal for a good days fly fishing, for the regular trout fisherman or the complete novice.

Attraction in or near Coleford

Hopewell Colliery Museum

Our Editors Say: Explore a coal mine
A working colliery and museum set in the midst of the glorious Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Coleford

Greenacres Stables

Our Editors Say: Ride a horse
Small and friendly riding centre offing lessons for all abilities on our range of horses in our large outdoor arena. We also have access to lots of wonderful hacking in the nearby Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Ross-on-Wye

Monnow Events

Our Editors Say: Quad biking
Whether you just want a go on the Quad Bikes, Go Karts, 4x4, Paintball or Clay Pigeons, you have a Stag weekend or Hen Weekend to organise, a Children’s Party or an important Corporate Event we can tailor an events to suit you.

Attraction in or near Grosmont

Rachel Shilston - Inspiring Creativity

Our Editors Say: Make a mosaic
Relax, learn a new skill and create a memory of your stay in the Forest of Dean to treasure forever. Perfect for couples, families and small groups looking for some quality ‘down time’.

Attraction in or near Lydney

Briery Hill Llamas

Our Editors Say: Meet a llama
Llama Experience days within Gloucestershire in a privately owned farm with Lake and woodland.

Attraction in or near Newent

Ruardean Garden Pottery

Our Editors Say: Throw a really big pot!
Classes in throwing on the potters wheel, under the expert guidance of John Huggins. Available for all levels from complete beginners to experienced throwers. Visitors welcome at the pottery.

Attraction in or near Lydbrook

Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

Our Editors Say: Throw a pot
Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups and organisations. We work with thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, sharing the many benefits of working with clay.

Attraction in or near Newent

Ed Drewitt - naturalist, author and wildlife detective

Our Editors Say: Go on a safari
Ed is a local naturalist introducing people to wildlife and birdsong, and experiencing nature in an enjoyable way and leave wanting to see and hear more!

Attraction in or near Lydbrook

Coldcroft Shires & Traditional Skills

Our Editors Say: Farming the way it used to be
Join our slower and more peaceful way of life. Enjoy time in the countryside on our farm where you can learn traditional skills and work our heavy horses. Farming as it used to be!

Attraction in or near Huntley