Things to do at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Things to do at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Choose from our selection of extras and activities to create your perfect holiday
Forest Holidays

Explore Gloucestershire with a range of extras and activities

Make your holiday memorable with extras and activities to suit your mood. If you are ready for adventure, then canoeing the River Wye is a must. If laid back luxury is more your style, how about an indulgent in-cabin spa treatment?

Fuel up for the forest quiz

Join us every Wednesday & Saturday in the Forest Retreat from 5pm

Fancy a pre-quiz treat? Get the brains in gear with our Forest Quiz Night sharer in the Forest Retreat. Tuck into five mouthwatering mini-pots for £20 – just right for two.

Secure your quiz seat and save on your feast, with drinks included for £30 - pre-book exclusive. Available this summer at all locations (excluding Beddgelert).


  • Skin-on fries
  • Panko-breaded onion rings
  • Sweet chilli-drenched chicken tenders or vegetarian nuggets
  • Garlic & herb ciabatta shards
  • Sweet potato wedges with mayonnaise

Tuck in while you tackle the Forest Quiz rounds and enjoy a night out in the heart of the forest.

Simply pre-book your food in my account, choose your day, then confirm your mealtime when you check-in.

Mini Explorer Bundle
Save 10%
Mini Explorer Bundle

2 activities & 1 gift

Nature Discovery Trail
At Delamere Forest
Nature Discovery Trail

Activity pack included

Forest Nature Trail
From £7.95
Forest Nature Trail

Excludes Beddgelert & Garwnant

Full break bike hire
Full break bike hire

Excludes Sherwood Forest

Disc Golf
From £10
Disc Golf

Cropton & Thorpe Forest

Guided Walking Trail
At Garwnant
Guided Walking Trail

2.5 hours

Doggy dining hamper
4 items for £14.50
Doggy dining hamper

Sir Woofchesters products

Summer Glo Package
In-cabin experience
Summer Glo Package

Available July - September

Summer goody bag
From £12.95
Summer goody bag

Perfect for mini explorers

Forest Ranger activities
Forest Ranger activities

Explore more on bikes

Explore more on bikes

There’s nothing better than discovering the forest on two wheels. A real sense of freedom, and nowhere else to be. The breeze behind you, with acres of woodland in front.

Head out in a different direction each day with our full break bike hire. Just pre-book your bikes and we’ll have them ready and waiting, so you can hop on and head out as soon as you arrive.

Forest Ranger activities in Forest of Dean

Spend some time with our resident Forest Rangers Gerry and Salli and learn the secrets of the forest.

Activities on offer:

Forest Survival | Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Mini Forest Rangers | Saturday and Sunday
Nature Tots | Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Wildlife Wonders | Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Nocturnal Adventure | Sept - May | Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday PM

Log in to your account to pre-book ranger activities before your stay.

Foam Clay and Pottery Painting

Indoor activity for the whole family

Head to the Forest Retreat and discover your creative side. Choose from a selection of our favourite woodland animals and experiment with spongy foam clay or paint a masterpiece to take away that same day.

Log in to your account to pre-book.

Small Bisque - Foam or Paint | £6.95
Medium Bisque - Foam or Paint | £10.95
Large Bisque - Foam or Paint | £13.95

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Save 10% on your Go Ape experience when you stay with us.

Take a trip with the whole tribe, packed full of adventure!

Look out for our emails with offers and activities to book before your stay – they'll include your unique discount code.


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Activities at Forest of Dean

Fresh air and freedom

Food & drink options

Self-catering made easy

Things to do at Forest of Dean

  • Pre-book and personalise your stay

    Pre-book and personalise your stay

    From the simple things that make life easier such as hiring cycles and baby items rather than loading them up in the car, to the special touches such as Fizz and Chocolates in your cabin, put together your own break with our extras and activities such as canoeing and kayaking.

  • Explore the Gloucestershire countryside on two wheels

    Explore the Gloucestershire countryside on two wheels

    Whether it’s a family adventure through the forest, with a picnic ready to unpack at a beauty spot, or a hair-raising cycling holiday and mountain bike experience, up and down single-track trails and round hairpin bends, the Forest of Dean has it covered.

  • Discover Gloucestershire on-foot

    Discover Gloucestershire on-foot

    A walking holiday in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley is a rewarding experience. With deep river gorges, ancient woodlands and atmospheric ruins to explore, it opens up a timeless landscape of natural beauty.

Gloucestershire holidays at Forest of Dean

Our Forest of Dean location offers hot tub cabins with a choice of view of the peaceful open meadow or forest surroundings. In this beautiful forest, rediscover your sense of calm, rekindle your love of adventure and learn about the natural world. Book your forest break today and escape to the great outdoors.

How to add extras to your booking

Don’t miss out. Log in to your account to browse extras and activities and pre-book before your stay. The best way to kickstart your holiday countdown (and get that Forest Feeling before you even arrive).

What is our Premium Wi-Fi & In-Cabin Entertainment Package?

Our In-Cabin Entertainment package is an optional upgrade, bringing premium features to the connected TV in your cabin. With In-Cabin Entertainment you'll have access to high speed Wi-Fi internet, unlimited movies, HD streaming and much more.

You can add In-Cabin Entertainment when booking your cabin, if you have an existing booking call us on 03330 110 495 or Login to My Account.