Activities in an around the Forest of Dean
IDEAL FOR ADULTS
Chessgrove clay pigeon shooting.
Great Oaks Vintage costume shop, Great Oaks, 2 Mushet Walk (opp. the Co-op), Coleford, GL16 8BQ. Perfect for 1920’s & Steam Punk costumes.
FAMILY & GROUP ACTIVITIES
Wye Canoes: River Wye Canoe Hire & Trips, Group & Corporate, Stag & Hen Group Activities, Multi-Activity Days Out, School / Youth Activites, Bushcraft & Survival
Canoe Hire Symonds Yat East: Climbing, Archery, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Ropes Course, Zip Line, Caving, Summer Adventure Activity Days (where you can leave the kids)
Way2go Adventures: Canoeing & Kayaking the River Wye, Nordic Walking, Expeditions
Wye Pursuits: Camping, Canoe Hire, River Shuttle Service, Youth Groups, Companies and Families, White water kayaking, problem solving, caving, climbing, abseiling, rafting, mountain biking, orienteering.
Cannop Cycle Centre: bike hire, mountain bike trails, a visitor centre (with café), car parks and uplift service.
Dean Forest Cycles: Bike Hire, Guided Rides, Lessons, Tuition & Instruction, Cafe, Access to the 12 mile family cycle trail and vast network of some the single track mountain bike routes
BattleSports (Laser tag): Holly Bush Farm Ross Road, Gloucestershire GL17 0NG. Phone: 07587 144424
Laser clay pigeon shooting: It can be hired by the day, half day or by the hour, with prices starting at £295.
Archery Tag – Can be run at Oakraven for groups of 8 or above, or you can go to their nearby site in Longhope, which also does brewery tours.
Survival Training – This activity can be run at Oakraven and includes building shelters, fire lighting, wild food preparation and cooking etc.
IDEAL FOR YOUNGER KIDS
Dick Whittington Play Barn: A large indoor Play Barn with slides, climbing frames, trampolines and building blocks keep the kids occupied for hours.
Perrygrove Railway & Tree-top Adventure: Steam trains, Treehouses, Treasure hunt, Cafe & picnic table
Puzzlewood Magical woods used as a film location for Star Wars, Dr Who & Merlin. Plus lots of animals, a willow maze, indoor mazes and a toddler racing track, an outdoor playground, picnic benches, a cafe and gift shop.
Go-Ape: Enjoy two to three hours in the trees on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings.