Modern life is stressful. It’s a fact, even in the Forest of Dean. If you’re not suffering, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Alas I’m not one of the lucky ones and I’ve tried many many ways to relax, with limited success – until now. A few weeks ago I had my first…Read more Relax in the Forest of Dean – Float in The Forest
To help you plan ahead for your holiday in the Wye Valley or Forest of Dean we’ve come up with some ideas in the articles below that will hopefully help you with this.
If you’re looking for an evening’s entertainment or family day out nearby, we also have a page listing what’s on this week along with future events in coming months and where to find them.
As you can see below there are lots of activities going on in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean all the time. Whether you’re looking for places to walk, outdoor activities like canoeing or mountain biking or exploring the local history and beauty, we’ll always update these pages so that you’ll have a great reference when looking for things to do on your holiday.
If you’re feeling peckish, with a couple of hours free on a weekday, and fancy a real dining treat, do what I did – take your loved one to the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in Clearwell and dig into chef Rob Cox’ lunchtime Menu, the 5 Course Taster. You won’t be disappointed believe me. On arrival…Read more Gourmet Dining in the Forest of Dean – Tudor Farmhouse Hotel
Full of great views and walks, the Forest of Dean also offers much more from mountain bike hire and paintball, to steam railways and cave exploration.Read more Activities and attractions in the Forest of Dean
Whether you want to go Barbel fishing or try for a Salmon catch the changing nature of the River Wye is great for anglers of all types.Read more River Wye Fishing Holidays
Symonds Yat has some great walks, suitable for all abilities with fantastic scenery and plenty of reasons to stop.Read more Enjoy Walks in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley
Setin a beautiful and fully interactive five acre site, the Dean Heritage Centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean. With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day.…Read more Discover the history of the Forest of Dean – Dean Heritage Centre
For a great afternoon tea in Symonds Yat you’d be hard pushed to beat Woods of Whitchurch, a village shop, delicatessen, cafe/restaurant and a real hub for the village. Chill out and have a coffee, sit outside and watch the world go by, or just relax with a magazine. Here’s what the most recent Trip…Read more Afternoon Tea in Wye Valley
Take a grand tour of the best places to eat in the Wye Valley with our guide to River Wye restaurants. From small secret cafe’s to Michelin Star chef’s there’s something for every pallet.Read more Wye River Restaurants
The Wye Valley has many great golf courses to choose from whether you’re planning as group or playing on your own.Read more Golf Holidays in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
From the birthplace of King Henry V in Monmouth to the historic market town of Abergavenny there many places to visit when on holiday.Read more Activities and attractions in Monmouthshire and Abergavenny
Sat on the banks of the Wye Valley with the Forest of Dean behind you, Symonds Yat is the ideal location to explore the area.Read more Activities and attractions in Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley
From hen parties to corporate retreats, here are 10 great ideas for group holidays in the UK.Read more 10 Great Ideas for Group Holidays in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean
Staycations don’t just mean you have to sit at home and play board games. Find out about great value holidays in the UK.Read more Staycations in the UK
The landscape of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has given inspiration to many myths along with the Legends born from it’s people.Read more Myths and Legends based in the Wye Valley
Celebrating local artisans and performers as well amateur music from around the UK, the Monmouth Festival is great weekend for all ages.Read more Monmouth Free Music Festival 2018
Do you love walking, mountain biking or canoeing? Perhaps you prefer great food and a night out? There’s plenty to do!Read more Discover things to do in Wye Dean
Find out more about the relationship between fire and wood through the ages at the Dean Heritage CentreRead more Fire and Wood Festival Dean Heritage Centre
Get inspired to get more active by signing up for outdoor activities with local experts.Read more Outdoor Activities- Inspiration for the New Year
Our houses are ideally placed for those who’d love to canoe the wye. Bring your own or hire one!Read more Canoe the Wye From our Riverside Properties
Visit the locations of popular films like Star Wars and Harry Potter and TV shows like Doctor Who and Merlin.Read more Film & TV Trail The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean