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

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 when you pre-book. Available from 22 March 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

Nature Discovery Trail
At Delamere Forest
Nature Discovery Trail

Forest Nature Trail
From £7.95
Forest Nature Trail

Forest Quiz Sharer
£30 for two guests
Forest Quiz Sharer

Excludes Beddgelert

Forest Fizz and Scones
Perfect for two
Forest Fizz and Scones

Friday Night Pizza special
In-cabin delivery
Friday Night Pizza special

Our new menu
Just good food
Our new menu

Happy Hours at the Forest Retreat
2pm - 4pm
Happy Hours at the Forest Retreat

Thursday & Sunday

Breakfast in the Forest Retreat
Free refills on tea or coffee
Breakfast in the Forest Retreat

Excludes Beddgelert

Sir Woofchesters launch
New for 2024
Sir Woofchesters launch

Disc Golf
From £10
Disc Golf

Cropton & Thorpe Forest

Garwnant Guided Walking Trail
From £15
Garwnant Guided Walking Trail

Looking for off-the-beaten-track adventures?

Looking for off-the-beaten-track adventures?

Hire bikes for the whole gang and get out into the forest.

Fly through the fresh air, find freedom on two wheels and explore as far as you can see.

Pre-book your bikes through my account then simply pick up when 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. You can also add a Forest School Den Kit to your booking and build a secret hiding place deep within Forest of Dean. 

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.