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
Paddleboarding Adventures: Located on the River Wye at Ross-on-Wye. At Mallards Pike Lake in The Forest of Dean. Providing board hire, skills tuition, guided adventures and escape days.
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.
Team Challenge – Fun for all age groups and abilities. Separate yourselves in to mini teams and compete against each other to win. Complete various challenges some mental some physical and some just fun.
Gorge walking – Fun for the whole group. Scale waterfalls, abseil off bridges, swim slide and jump your way down rivers.
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.