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.

  • Why not ride a quad bike, seqway or horse?
  • Fly a falcoln, or even a plane
  • Climb to new heights or go deep underground

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.

Clearwell Caves - Adventure

Our Editors Say: Go caving
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

Our Editors Say: Throw a pot

in or near

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 Tree Top Adventure

Our Editors Say: Swing through the trees
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

Harts Barn Cookery School

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

Attraction in or near Longhope

Forest Segways at the Forest of Dean

Our Editors Say: Try a different form of transport
Explore the Forest on the latest in green technology – a self-balancing electric segway

Attraction in or near Parkend

Great Escape Flying Club

Our Editors Say: Get away from it all
Adventure flights in a modern 2-seat light aircraft over the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley! Flights and gift vouchers from £60. See the country from a different viewpoint & learn to fly as you do!

Attraction in or near Gloucester

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

Hilltop Birds of Prey

Our Editors Say: Fly a hawk
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

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

Contour Outdoor

Our Editors Say: Scale new heights
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

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