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Events in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Events


Easter Egg Hunt

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

Held at Puzzlewood in or near Coleford

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


Fabric of Nature

Today - 12th April 2015
Exhibits from 13 contemporary artists of Gordano Textile Artists.

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

Easter Holiday Activities

Today - 12th April 2015
A programme of creative childrens activites and workshops

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Art Forms in Nature

Today - 19th April 2015
Photogravures by Karl Blossfeldt

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

The Unfeathered Bird

Today - 19th April 2015
Anatomical drawings showing birds in action

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester


Arts in the Marches:Sculpture

Today - 28th July 2015
Show featuring the sculptures of nine artists based in the English Welsh borderlands

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney

Heritage Diesel Railcar Days

Today - 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


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

Wyndcliffe Court Spring Sculpture Show

3rd April 2015 - 21st June 2015
A selection of local and regional sculptors in a Grade II listed garden setting

Held at Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens in or near Chepstow


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

Gourmet burger night with live music from JR

3rd April 2015
Special gourmet burger night on Friday the 3rd April (Good Friday)

Held at New Harp Inn in or near Ross-on-Wye


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

Fragments and Chance - art exhibition by Tony Hopkins

4th April 2015 - 10th May 2015
New paintings inspired by movement along the Severn and through the Forest

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Jenna Witts is at the Forest Folk Club

5th April 2015
North Devon singer-songwriter Jenna Witts is a free spirit with a natural talent.

Held at The Miners Arms in or near Parkend

Antiques & Vintage Fair

5th April 2015
This is a great day out for avid collectors, casual browsers, and families

Held at Taurus Crafts in or near Lydney


Coleford Carnival of Transport

6th April 2015
Vintage Cars, Classic Cars, Custom & Street rods, Military, Commercial & Motorcycles

Held at Coleford in or near Coleford

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


Boy Band Tribute

17th April 2015
Music from the bands Take That, Westlife and Boyzone from an award winning band.

Held at Forest Hills Golf Club in or near Coleford

Back to Broadway

17th April 2015
The 2015 UK tour of acclaimed musical show comes to Monmouth

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


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

British Orienteering Championships

18th April 2015 - 19th April 2015
1500 orienteers from across the UK compete in the Forest of Dean

Held at The Speech House Hotel in or near Coleford


Wedding Fayre

19th April 2015
Wedding Fayre here at the racecourse, in the beautiful Piercefield Park

Held at Chepstow Racecourse in or near Chepstow

Nocturnal Encounters by Colin See-Paynton

21st April 2015 - 17th May 2015
Prints from wood engravings by Colin See-Paynton

Held at Nature in Art 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

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


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

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


Penyard House Open Day

26th April 2015
View a venue for your wedding

Held at Penyard House in or near Ross-on-Wye

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

A Mad Hatter's Tea Party

2nd May 2015 - 3rd May 2015
A mad hatter’s tea party crowned with millinery by Alison Tod

Held at The Angel Hotel in or near Abergavenny


Ross on Wye Beer and Cider Festival

2nd May 2015 - 3rd May 2015
The second Ross Beer and Cider Festival being held on the May Day Bank Holiday

Held at Ross-on-Wye in or near Ross-on-Wye

Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior Cycling Event

3rd May 2015
non-competitive ride challenge ride

Held at Chepstow Racecourse 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

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


Elizabeth Gray: 70 Years of Art

19th May 2015 - 5th July 2015
Pictues by a remarkable artist working in a wide range of media and styles

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

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


Flora Metallica

16th June 2015 - 16th August 2015
Highly finished metal and glass sculptures inspired by the plant kingdom

Held at Nature in Art 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

LEGEND – The Bob Marley Experience

27th June 2015
The 7 piece band “Legend” celebrates Bob Marley's music .

Held at Savoy Theatre in or near Monmouth


Tintern Summer Fete 2015

4th July 2015
summer fete

Held at Tintern in or near Tintern

Festival in the Forest

4th July 2015 - 5th July 2015
Kick start your summer with a day of family fun, where it's free for children.

Held at Whitemead Forest Park in or near Parkend


John Busby Retrospective

4th August 2015 - 6th September 2015
Celebrating the work of the renowned painter John Busby

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

Castell Roc 2015

21st August 2015 - 31st August 2015
Annual festival held within a stunning iconic Castle in Chepstow

Held at Chepstow Castle in or near Chepstow


In the Footsteps of Elephants

3rd September 2015 - 20th September 2015
An inspiring display by wildlife painter Susan Jane Lees

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

Wedding Fayre

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

Held at The Royal Lodge in or near Symonds Yat


British Wildlife Photography Awards

15th September 2015 - 15th October 2015
The winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

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


As I Walked Out

6th October 2015 - 22nd October 2015
Textile art inspired by nature

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester

In the Fold

13th October 2015 - 8th November 2015
A fascinating display of origami and paper folding

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester


Mind the Gap

24th November 2015 - 3rd January 2016
A unique exhibition of inlay work, both contemporary and from years gone by

Held at Nature in Art in or near Gloucester