Short breaks in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Short breaks in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

A natural sanctuary in one of Britain’s most famous oak forests

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Forest Holidays


The perfect holiday for outdoor adventurers

Choose from the seclusion of the woods for cosying up in your cabin, or the space of the meadow for daytime play and night-time stargazing. And when you venture out, our Forest of Dean location has it all - forests to explore, rivers to canoe, and the soaring 500ft limestone outcrop of Symonds Yat Rock to conquer.




Gin distillery

Hot tub as standard in all cabins

All of our cabins come with a hot tub as standard, perfect for group getaways, family holidays or a couples retreat. Unwind after a busy day and feel at one with nature. Some of our cabins also include: a gas barbecue, log burning stove, and outdoor kitchen on the decking.

Forest of Dean is perfect for...

  • The Wye Valley & Symonds Yat
  • Cycling & mountain bike challenges
  • Canoeing along the River Wye
  • The enchanted world of Puzzlewood
  • Silver Circle Distillery 

Pay monthly

Our easy pay monthly option means you can spread the cost of your stay, including many activities and extras. Plan your perfect escape today - book now, add your extras, then split into manageable monthly payments before your break.

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Discover the Forest of Dean

Immerse yourself in one of England’s most famous forests

There’s so much to explore, with hidden gems waiting around every corner.

Kick back in your very own bubbling hot tub, with the entire Forest of Dean at your feet... Plus the breath-taking Wye Valley on your doorstep too.



Stay at Forest of Dean

At our Forest Dean location we offer a variety of lodges and cabins. From cosy 1 bed cabins to our spacious 5 bed Golden Oak Treehouse, you'll find accommodation perfect for your needs and enjoy the beautiful and idyllic scenery of the forest. The treehouses are in harmony with their woodland surroundings and the hot tub lodges allow you to enjoy the natural sanctuary after a day of activities.

  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    A romantic cabin for two in one of Britain’s most famous forests. Perfect for honeymoons and weekends away. 

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-10 guests
    5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    Our treehouse cabin at Forest of Dean comes with an extra bedroom across a rope bridge. Perfect for family get-togethers or a trip with friends. Sleeps up to 10. 

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    Your base for adventures, surrounded by the Forest of Dean’s famous woodland trails. Your Silver Birch cabin has a private hot tub and all the essentials you need. 

    Hot tub

We're pet-friendly

We're pet-friendly

Forest of Dean is an adventure playground for your furry friends. Up to 4 pets can join you for a break in our pet-friendly cabins. Explore and relax together.

Things to do and amenities at Forest of Dean

On location and nearby

Bar and restaurant
Bar and restaurant


Bike hire
Bike hire


Forest Ranger adventures
Forest Ranger adventures


Personal Chef
Personal Chef


Play area
Play area




Wildlife & nature

At Forest of Dean you'll find some of the most unique wildlife in the UK

  • Swathes of wild garlic cover the forest floor

    Swathes of wild garlic cover the forest floor

    Walk here during spring and you’ll notice plants bursting into life and bringing fresh colour to the forest. Your sense of smell is the next to be awakened as the pungent wild garlic bursts into flower. The aroma is unlikely to go unnoticed as, along with bluebells, the wild garlic covers large swathes of the forest floor. Both of these species are indicators that this forest has been around for a very long time.

  • Reintroduction of pine martens

    Reintroduction of pine martens

    The Forest of Dean is home to many animals, including wild boar, roe deer and dormice, but more recently, pine martens have made a welcome return. We are proud to have supported our partners at Forestry England and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust with their pine marten reintroduction project. Being nocturnal animals, they can be difficult to spot, but if you do see one, note their characteristic pale yellow ‘bib’, which is unique to each individual animal.

Find out about parking, getting here, and our local amenities

Forest Holidays Forest of Dean
Bracelands Drive
GL16 7NN 


Opening hours: 9am – 8pm (8.30am - 8pm on Mondays & Fridays)

For pre-travel enquiries call 03330 110 495

During your stay call 01594 837165

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 51.813393


Longitude: -2.627397

Add some extra Forest Feeling

Add some extra Forest Feeling

Try our new collection of treats and gifts that are good for you and good for the planet.

Find them in the Forest Retreat to enjoy during your stay, or take the feeling home with you with a treat or two….

Available at Blackwood Forest and Forest of Dean only.



Learn more about your Forest of Dean holiday

  • Things to do

    Things to do

    Whether you want to spend a couple of days exploring or enjoy your entire break surrounded by secluded woodland, our forest locations offer things to do for everyone.

  • What's nearby

    What's nearby

    Nestled deep in beautiful woodland and nearby some of the best places to visit in Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean ticks all the boxes for an unpackaged staycation.

  • What's on-site

    What's on-site

    At the heart of our location, you will find our Forest Retreat which includes a shop, café, and bar. Browse our menu and order to your table or as a delivery for your cabin. Here you'll also meet the team, book activities, and hire bikes.



Hot tub image by kylo_the.cockapoo
Exterior view of the Golden Oak cabins at Forest of Dean, Forest Holidays
Birds eye view of the River Wye, Gloucestershire
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Exterior view of the Golden Oak Treehouse cabin at Forest of Dean, Forest Holidays