Forest Holidays

Plan your visit at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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 one person per cabin will be required to check-in, simply follow the social distancing markers to the Forest Retreat. Queuing systems may be implemented and whilst we will try to make the process as quick as possible, check-in may take a little longer than usual.

    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.

    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 Forest of Dean

Map of location at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire