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Events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Events


Natural Form/Urban Reality Art Exhibition

Today - 20th March 2015
Exhibition of lino and wood cut prints contrasting natural form with urban reality

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney

Paint Your Own Easter

Today - 10th April 2015
paint a plate, eggcup or trinket box

Held at Mary Rose Young Pottery in or near Parkend


Steam Days

Today - 28th October 2015
Enjoy a relaxing journey along the railway behind one of our steam locomotives

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Comedy & Curry Night

6th March 2015
3 comedians & curry buffet

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Monmouth Womens Festival

6th March 2015 - 16th March 2015
Monmouth Women’s Festival celebrating the achievements of women.

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth

Peter Scudamore's Pre-Cheltenham Festival Evening

7th March 2015
the panel will provide the hottest news and tips on the runners and riders.

Held at Castle House in or near Hereford


Irish Raceday

7th March 2015
Jump racing and live Irish Band

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow

Meatloaf Tribute Night

13th March 2015
classic tracks and 2 course dinner

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Beer Festival, Mini Food Market and Roast Lamb

14th March 2015
real ale, delicious food and live music

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney

Kempley Daffodil Weekend

14th March 2015 - 15th March 2015
refreshments, guided walks, home produce, plant stalls & daffodil bus ride

Held at Kempley Church - St Mary's in or near Newent


Intro to solo canoeing or kayaking

14th March 2015 - 15th March 2015
To celebrate Tourism Week - Free if you live in GL postcode

Held at Way2go Adventures in or near Symonds Yat

Free vineyard tour and wine tastings

14th March 2015 - 22nd March 2015
Vineyard tour and tasting to celebrate Tourism Week

Held at Parva Farm Vineyard in or near Tintern


Free entry to Sculpture Gardens

15th March 2015
Open garden - watercolour demonstrations and sculptures

Held at Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens in or near Chepstow

Mother's Day on the Royal Forester Dining Train

15th March 2015
Sunday lunch in style on the luxury dining train

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Mother's Day Lunch

15th March 2015
3 course lunch with gift

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend

Mother's Day Professional Photo for free

15th March 2015
Mother with her children (up to 18), free professional photograph taken in the woods

Held at Puzzlewood in or near Coleford


Free Entry!

16th March 2015
Free entry to celebrate Tourism Week

Held at Puzzlewood in or near Coleford

Meet the potter - tours, demo & refreshments

16th March 2015
To celebrate Tourism Week - meet the potter and tour pottery and gallery

Held at Hot Pot Pottery - tea-room, pottery, gallery and studio in or near Symonds Yat


Free Bike Hire

17th March 2015
Free bike hire to celebrate Tourism Week

Held at Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre in or near Coleford

Free entry!

17th March 2015
Free entry to celebrate Tourism Week

Held at Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure in or near Coleford


Brewery Tour & 15% Discount on Ales

17th March 2015 - 21st March 2015
Brewery Tour & 15% Discount on Ales to celebrate Tourism Week

Held at Kingstone Brewery in or near Tintern

Local Produce - See, Taste, Buy

18th March 2015
Come and meet the local food and drink producers. See, taste, buy!

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


Free Archery taster sessions

18th March 2015
Test your skills as an archer.

Held at Adventure Tower & Ropes in or near Coleford

Free Nordic Walking Taster

19th March 2015
Free Nordic Walking Taster sessions to celebrate Tourism Week

Held at Way2go Adventures in or near Symonds Yat


The Mayor's Variety Spetacular

19th March 2015
A family variety show with something for everyone.

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

Free 9 holes of golf

20th March 2015
Celebrate Tourism Week with 9 free holes on the golf course

Held at Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club in or near Coleford


Classical Guitar Concert - Stephen Biggs

20th March 2015
classical guitar music from around the world

Held at Monmouth Church - St Mary's Priory in or near Monmouth

Severn Bore

20th March 2015 - 23rd March 2015
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester


Spring Day at Village Hall

21st March 2015
walk, lunch, talks and poetry from Friends of the Dymock Poets

Held at Bromsberrow in or near Newent

Free Steam Day on the Railway

22nd March 2015
Celebrate Tourism Week with a free day on our heritage steam railway

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney


Dymock Spring Fayre and Daffodil Weekend

28th March 2015 - 29th March 2015
Guided Daffodil walks, refreshments (inc creams teas) & stalls

Held at Dymock Parish Hall in or near Newent

Photography lessons with David Broadbent

28th March 2015

Woodland paths through enchanting scenery; ravines and moss covered rocks.

Held at Puzzlewood in or near Coleford


Heritage Diesel Railcar Days

28th March 2015 - 15th August 2015
Get a panoramic view of the Forest as you travel on board our Diesel Multiple Unit

Held at Dean Forest Railway in or near Lydney

Forest of Dean Spring Trails Half Marathon

29th March 2015
half marathon

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Easter Egg Hunt

30th March 2015 - 6th April 2015
Search the woods high and low, the Easter Bunnies have dropped them everywhere!

Held at Puzzlewood in or near Coleford

Re-Opening Event at Easter

3rd April 2015 - 6th April 2015
Re-Opening and paint an egg cup competition

Held at Hot Pot Pottery - tea-room, pottery, gallery and studio in or near Symonds Yat


Animal Easter Safari Trail

3rd April 2015 - 6th April 2015
follow the clues and hunt for hidden animals

Held at The Kymin in or near Monmouth

Antiques & Vintage Fair

5th April 2015
antiques and collectables

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


The Easter Eggspress

6th April 2015
An eggciting day with steam trains, the Easter Bunny and activities for the family.

Held at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in or near Gloucester

Chepstow Walking Festival

9th April 2015 - 12th April 2015
22 fantastic walks of all shapes and sizes, plus events.

Held at Chepstow - Cas-gwent in or near Chepstow


Forest Warrior 5k or 10k

12th April 2015
5k 0r 10k over tough forest terrain and obstacles

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford

British Orienteering Championships

18th April 2015 - 19th April 2015
British Long Distance and Relay Orienteering Championships 2015

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Severn Bore

18th April 2015 - 21st April 2015
The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.

Held at Minsterworth in or near Gloucester

Bear Necessities

25th April 2015
Wellfield Teddy Bear Hospital offers free advice on maintenance& repair of soft toys

Held at The Kymin in or near Monmouth


Wartime in the Cotswolds

25th April 2015 - 26th April 2015
nostalgic trip looking at the 1940s in the area

Held at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in or near Gloucester

See the Spring Lambs

25th April 2015 - 10th May 2015
a chance to see the ewes and lambs and perhaps bottle feed a lamb

Held at Parva Farm Vineyard in or near Tintern


Hugless Douglas

25th April 2015
A huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug.

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth

Forest Activities Festival

26th April 2015
Showcase of activities in the Forest of Dean

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


St George’s Mushroom Forage

2nd May 2015
Join us on our foraging woodland adventure looking for St George's mushrooms

Held at Chepstow - Cas-gwent in or near Chepstow

Forest of Dean Spring Classic

3rd May 2015 - 4th May 2015
2 day cycle challenge around Forest of Dean & Monmouth area

Held at Monmouth - Trefynwy in or near Monmouth


Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior Cycling Event

3rd May 2015
non-competitive ride challenge ride

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow

The Wild Boar Chase

17th May 2015
A Mountain Bike challenge using Forest tracks and Bridleways

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Welsh Wine Week

23rd May 2015 - 31st May 2015
vineyard tour and tasting

Held at Parva Farm Vineyard in or near Tintern

Celebrate Welsh Wine Week with Food Adventure!

23rd May 2015
A tour at two of our favourite vineyards; near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire.

Held at White Castle Vineyard in or near Abergavenny


Midsummer Murder Fish and Chip Special

13th June 2015
enjoy fish and chips whilst trying to find out whodunnit

Held at Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in or near Gloucester

The Birthday Party

18th June 2015 - 20th June 2015
This modern classic by Harold Pinter is about an erstwhile piano player,

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Proms in the Park

20th June 2015
Lydbrook Band, historic aeroplane fly past, firework finale and more

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford

Tintern Summer Fete 2015

4th July 2015
summer fete

Held at Tintern in or near Tintern


Wedding Fayre

6th September 2015
Come to our fayre and plan your wedding

Held at The Royal Lodge in or near Symonds Yat

Forest Showcase Food Festival

4th October 2015
Annual event - a must for food and drink fanatics.

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford