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Riverside Cottage

Luxury Holiday Cottage on the River Wye

Phone Number: 07786 263006

Things To Do in Forest of Dean

You'll find no shortage of things to do in the Forest of Dean- even a leisurely stroll in the woodlands is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Here are some of our favourite things to do in the area, suitable for all the family:


Go Ape Forest of Dean

This classic high-rope course is not for the faint-hearted. Adults and children alike can explore the treetops on a series of adrenaline-inducing activities such as zip-wires and walk along rope bridges. There are also forest segway adventures available with and designated picnic spots, ideal for a family day out.

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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

This gentle trail exhibits 17 artistic sculptures from different artists from a variety of backgrounds. A further 11 are either no longer visible, or have been decommissioned due to safety reasons. Throughout the trail area, there are designated areas for family events such as den-making days.

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Dean Heritage Centre

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Gloucestershire, you can find familiar faces such as the Gruffalo. This events centre offers one of the most comprehensive collections of the heritage of the Forest. There are regular events and exhibitions from local artists.

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Pedalabikeaway

This exhilarating mountain-biking trail offers something for varying levels of fitness. This family-run business is nestled in the heart of the Forest, offering refreshments from their on-site cafe. Whether you fancy a challenging ride or a gentle leisurely cycle, you won't be disappointed.

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WWT Slimbridge

The official headquarters for the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust, this site is well-known throughout the country for its range of wildlife, especially the geese in the winter seasons. There are additionally other exotic birds such as flamingos; it offers a fantastic opportunity for all the family to learn about the wildlife in the UK.

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Berkeley Castle

Standing proudly as the oldest inhabited castle in the UK, this Norman fort has evolved over 24 generations to be a stately home full of treasures. Nowadays there are many family activities held, including archery sessions and treasure hunts with the Castle grounds. 

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