Activities

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.

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Dog WalkingDog Walking
Dordie and Pomme go for a walk in the beautiful local countryside every day at about 10am for about an hour. Our visitors are most welcome to join us.
Upleadon
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Every year, nearly half a million people Go Ape in the most awe-inspiring locations. So whatever your ability, join us if you fancy taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders & more.
Parkend
Dean Forest Railway
A magical 9 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam trains and some heritage diesel services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!
Lydney
Sandford Parks LidoSandford parks Lido
The lido is a great day out in the heart of Cheltenham. It is a children's paradise with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. Our 50m pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days.
Cheltenham
Clearwell CavesClearwell Caves
The Forest of Dean's Iron Mining Museum. A great underground experience for all ages. 9 caverns show how iron ore has been mined from this natural cave system for over 4,500 years. Geological and mining displays throughout. Cafe, gift shop, picnic area and free parking.
Clearwell
PuzzlewoodPuzzlewood
A magical day in the Forest of Dean. Explore meandering paths & bridges through beautiful ancient woodland - gullies, moss covered rocks, fantastic tree and rock formations. Also: Pony Rides, Willow & Indoor Mazes, Farm Animals, Playground, Picnic Areas, Café and a Gift Shop.
Coleford
Dick Whittington Farm ParkDick Whittington Farm Park
Award winning farm park. Indoor play barn and outdoor activity zone. Farm animals, pets, aquarium and ant rooms. Dick Whittington Exhibition, tractor and trailer rides. Excellent for families with toddlers to 10 year olds.
Longhope
Severn BoreThe Severn Bore
Yes, you CAN surf in Gloucestershire. Or you can just go along to watch it. The Severn Bore runs to a set schedule (click image for more details).
Various locations
Dean Heritage CentreDean Heritage Centre
Five modern museum galleries; Busy programme of events; Authentically recreated Victorian Forester's cottage; Characters from the Forest's history; Five acres of woodland; Millpond and working millwheel; Garden with Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, ferrets and chickens.
Cinderford
Tenpin Bowling GloucesterTen Pin Bowling Gloucester
Centre Severn, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3HR
Tel: 01452 616262
Gloucester
Paintball Raiders GloucesterPaintball Raiders
Established over 18 years ago, Paintball Raiders welcomes all adrenaline seekers over the age of 12. Our trained and experienced supervisors oversee all paintballing events, and all participants are fully covered by insurance and provided with protective clothing, leaving you free to enjoy the experience.
Gloucester
Cineworld GloucesterCineworld Gloucester
The Peel Centre, St Ann Way, Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 5SF
Tel: 0870 155 5174
Gloucester
GL1 Gloucester Leisure CentreGL1 Gloucester Leisure Centre
Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT
Tel: 0845 643 4203
Gloucester
Karting GloucesterJDR Karting
Gloucester’s Premier
Indoor Karting
& Laser Tag Arena
Gloucester
The Warehouse Climbing CentreWarehouse Climbing Centre
Climbing walls up to 11 metres in a Victorian warehouse.
Gloucester
Wye CanoesWye Canoes
Let Wye Canoes show you how to experience the wonders of the beautiful River Wye. With 2, 3 or 4 person Canadian Canoes, paddle this fantastic river at your leisure. Contact us for more details.
Symonds Yat