Half-term in the Forest of Dean

It seems like the kids only just went back to school, but the half term is coming up at the end of October and Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have some activities to keep them occupied.

From the 24th to the 31st the kids will be home from school and you’ll be wondering what to do to keep them entertained (and not harassing you). Here are a few ideas for this half term in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

25th & 26th October – Dragon Festival at Dean Heritage Centre
Have you ever met a dragon? Join us on our Dragon Walkabout on the 25th and 26th of October and see our beautiful baby European dragons. They’re all newly hatched from our favourite Dragon sanctuary in the Welsh Marshes. They’re just a little bit scaly, and not that slimey, so get up close and personal with our reptilian friends on your half term break! Adult tickets £8, concession £7, children £6 (3-16yrs), families of four £25 and families of five £30.

Dean Heritage Centre ©
Dean Heritage Centre ©

25th October to 2nd November – Monmouthshire Walking Festival
In this centenary year of World War I the Monmouthshire Walking Festival will be commemorating World War I and II during the festival. With three to twenty mile walks to choose from, experienced guides will take you across spectacular trails rich in local history. Perfect for an active day out with the kids! £0 – £10

26th October – Brockweir Autumn Music Festival 2, Mackenzie Hall 

Enjoy the muscal styling of Lady Masiery, a female trio that perform fresh interpretations of traditional and vintage songs. These ladies were nominated for the Emerging Artists award at the 2012 BBC Folk Awards. Be sure to attend so that you can enjoy the lovely rich harmonies of this sensational trio. £9

1st & 2nd November – Hansel and Gretel, Clearwell Caves
See the fabulous Horse and Bamboo Theatre Co come to life with a spooky and exciting version of Hansel and Gretel. The performance takes place in a magical candle lit setting 100ft underground! For something a little bit kooky and a lot of fun, this show is great for the whole family! Adult tickets £12 and children (5+ only) £9.  

Clearwell Caves ©
Clearwell Caves ©

1st & 2nd November – Craft Fair, Nature in Art
The annual Craft Fair at Nature in Art has become very popular over the years with a wide variety of unique, individually hand crafted gifts, on offer form the very hands that made them. Come down and see all the amazing gifts, crafts and arts that are on offer for a creative day out with the kinds. Adults £2, under 16’s free.

There’s always special events popping up on the Forest of Dean website so make sure you check back regularly so that you don’t miss out! 


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