Forest Holidays have announced that they have built a selection of brand new woodland accommodation to add to their existing cabins in The Forest of Dean, near Coleford, Gloucestershire. Unique in The Forest of Dean, luxurious 'Hideaway' cabins for two have recently been launched along with two brand new spectacular Treehouses and several new Golden … Continue reading Magical new woodland cabins and treehouses launched
Have you decided where you're watching the fireworks this year? Here are some options... 5th November - annual fireworks display at Bathurst Park, Lydney along with a number of stalls from Danters Fun Fair 5th November - The Rotary Club of Monmouth will be putting on a fabulous display and the Mayor of Monmouth himself will be lighting the bonfire at … Continue reading Remember, remember… It’s Bonfire Night!
After an almost perfect year for vineyards in Wales, Parva Farm Vineyard at Tintern in the beautiful Wye Valley reports that they have completed their harvest. This has turned out to be one of the best ever with over 10 tonnes of grapes picked from the hectare of vines growing on the farm. Colin Dudley … Continue reading Bumper harvest for Tintern Vineyard
Did you know today is Apple Day? There's so much more to the nation's favourite fruit, want to learn more about what you can do with the humble apple? Here are some ideas... Cider Making with Kate’s Country School The opportunity to learn the ancient arts of orchard keeping and cider making. Pick your own fruit and … Continue reading It’s Apple Day!
From Monday 27th until Friday 31st October the Dean Heritage Centre is encouraging visitors to use sights and sounds from around their indoor galleries and outdoor five acre site to inspire them in drawing, painting and photographing pieces for the National ‘Big Draw’ Campaign. This year, the theme is ‘It’s Our World!’ and, with the … Continue reading It’s Our World! – Get arty crafty this half term with the ‘Big Draw’.
Art at The George, situated in The George Café, Newnham is a new showcase of local artwork and crafts from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. The gallery upstairs where we held many different art exhibitions in the past is now transforming in to more of a shopping experience! Everything for sale will … Continue reading Art at The George
It's Take Your Parents to Lunch Day! Go on, treat old Mum and Dad to a special meal out. There are plenty of places in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley with fantastic lunch menus that will not disappoint. Here are a few ideas but for more suggestions check out the website. The Inn … Continue reading Take Your Parents to Lunch Day!
It's getting to that time of year again, where the ghosts and ghouls come out of hiding and the zombies roam the streets. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have a few tricks, or treats, up their sleeve this Halloween. Since it's almost time to bring out the decorations and start carving your pumpkins, … Continue reading Halloween happenings 2014
For those with a sweet tooth, you need no excuses to chomp away next week - it's Chocolate Week! To celebrate, The Old Dairy Tearoom has given us a dairy-free chocolate cake recipe to share with everyone: 300g self raising flour 250g golden caster sugar 50g cocoa powder (check ingredients as some brands have added extras … Continue reading Secret Recipes Revealed for Chocolate Week!
Today is National Cake Decorating Day! Here are some lovely images of budding bakers mixing, icing and decorating delicious cakes at Harts Barn Cookery School. They have plenty of classes on during half-term for those who want to get stuck in! Mucky pups...