Plan your visit at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Plan your visit at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Forest Holidays

Essential information to plan your visit at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Our location at Forest of Dean offers the canopy of the woodland, or the bright open meadow. With forests to explore, rivers to canoe down, and the soaring 500ft limestone outcrop of Symonds Yat Rock to conquer there is so much on offer. Our General Manager, Katherine Kendall, looks after Forest of Dean.



Planning your visit

  • Before you travel

    Pre-travel queries: 03330 110 495

    Assistance during the day: 01594 837 165

    Check-in: 4pm onwards*

    Check-out: Before 10am*

    *Early check-in (from 2pm) & late check-out (by 12pm) are extras that can be added to your booking, subject to availability.

    Forest Holidays:
    Forest of Dean, Bracelands Drive,
    Christchurch, Coleford,
    GL16 7NN

    GPS coordinates:
    Latitude: 51.813393
    Longitude: -2.627397

  • On arrival at location

    Upon arrival/departure: When you arrive, simply park up and head to the Forest Retreat from 4pm (unless you have pre-booked Early check-in from 2pm). When you check-in we’ll need to pre-authorise a payment card with us. Upon departure, simply head to the Forest Retreat from 10am (unless you have pre-booked Late check-out from 12pm) and hand in your keys or drop them off in the outside box.

    Access and terrain: At Forest of Dean, the terrain is mostly flat and level, with some steep gradients across the woodland and meadow. There are access steps leading up to most of the cabins. Our Wheelchair-adapted Silver Birch is situated on flat and level terrain with a ramp to access the cabin.

    Parking: Each cabin at Forest of Dean has 2 allocated parking spaces, except for our Golden Oak Treehouse cabins, which has 3 allocated parking spaces. Additional cars can be registered with the team and parked at the Forest Retreat free of charge.

  • During your stay

    Shopping and food options: The Forest Retreat at Forest of Dean has a small shop containing locally sourced produce and shopping essentials for your convenience, plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to be enjoyed in the Forest Retreat or ordered for delivery to your cabin.

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

    View Forest Retreat menu

    View In-cabin delivery menu

    Local amentities: The closest supermarkets to Forest of Dean are Londis (4.2 miles), Tesco Express (1.7 miles), Waitrose (6.6 miles), and Co-Operative Food (7.4 miles). You can arrange a supermarket delivery during your stay, but we ask that you meet the driver on their arrival to accept your delivery.

    Nearby train stations: The closest train station to Forest of Dean is Gloucester (20 miles) Please note, our locations require a journey by car, taxi, bus etc.

Map of location at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu. Paws can join in all the fun and feasting, from treat pots of Bark burgers and bangers, to delicious dog bowl dinners. There’s even a canine cocktail to dig into – cheers!

Make your stay extra special with easy-add on extras 

Add extras onto your booking up to 48 hours before arrival


Food & drink
Food & drink

Adventure activities
Adventure activities

In-cabin entertainment
In-cabin entertainment

How to add extras to your booking:

Log into my account to browse extras and activities and pre-book before your stay. 

If you have an existing booking and need any help you can call our Sale and Service Team 03330 110 495. Monday to Friday: 08.30am - 5.30pm & Saturdays 9am - 1pm.

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Our Flexible Amendment package has got you covered 

We know that sometimes things change, and you might need to amend your holiday dates. Flexible amendment gives you that peace of mind. 

Change the date of your break unlimited times up to six weeks before your intended stay, and if things change last-minute, you can move your break once up to 8 days before your stay. 

Don't forget to add flexible amendment when you book your break! 

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