Most of us on Group Holidays tend to spend the evenings in with friends and family wining and dining or maybe at the local pub enjoying a bit of social time with the locals but for those who fancy something a bit different here’s three ideas for you to consider, all within easy striking distance…Read more Night time Fun in The Forest of Dean
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.
Take a look at the new video celebrating our beautiful Forest of Dean! This amazing new footage shows our area off in all its glory; a natural outdoor playground where you are invited to ‘make it yours’ through heritage, adventure, nature, taste and of course, a lot of fun along the way. Walk to the…Read more Think you know the Forest of Dean?
If you’re staying at Hollytree House in Symonds Yat cast your eyes over the river above the Saracens Head Inn and you’ll see the chalet style home sat in the wood above it (known locally as the Red House). It’s long been famous round here for its unusual appearance but it’s about to get a…Read more Sex Education in the Wye Valley
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
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
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
If you love walking you will love walking in the Wye Valley, and what better chance to learn about this beautiful area while getting your fill of exercise and fresh air, than by joining in the Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival – 3 days of guided walks along trails and footpaths offering a taste of the…Read more The Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival 27th to 29th September 2019
For those of you not smitten by GOT ( oh do you have a mega binge watch in store….) the Iron Throne is the seat which the heads of the warring families seek to occupy and by the end of Series Eight, about to be released, you’ll find out who gets it. HBO who…Read more “Winter is Coming” to the Forest of Dean
If you’re a fan of natural phenomena and you’re visiting the Forest of Dean you have to see The Severn Bore, one of Britain’s finest. The giant surge wave can be viewed in many places on the River Severn, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world, being as much as 50…Read more First Five Star Severn Bore of 2019
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
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
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
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
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