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You’ll be surprised to see what crazy activities you can get up to in this beautiful corner of the country. In fact, there’s so much to do in the local area that it can be difficult to know what to choose.
But fear not, this Stag and Hen Weekend Activity Guide compiles the best of what’s on offer to list the top six Wye Valley activities.
1. Go Ape!
This award winning activity centre is probably the most well-known outdoor adventure experience in the Wye Valley area. Imagine you and your party zipping through the tree tops on a zip line or hurtling around the valley floor on state of the art Segways designed for rough terrain.
Go Ape have hosted many stag and hen parties so are experts and will ensure you have an awesome day out.
2. Welsh Games – The Crazy Activity Provider
A relative newcomer to the outdoor activities arena is Welsh Games, who deserve a special mention here. Imagine you and your party taking part in your own mini ‘Olympics’. Well it’s not quite like the Olympics, in fact it’s more like the former BBC TV show ‘It’s a Knockout’, but with a Welsh twist.
For only £39.50 per person you will have a couple of fun filled hours that none of you will ever forget. Groups are encouraged to attend in fancy dress and there are prizes for those with a competitive edge. Early bookings are recommended as these guys get booked up really fast in the summer. They are based to the south of the Wye Valley area, near Cwmbran.
3. Inspire2Adventure Outdoor Activities
If you are looking for slightly more serious outdoor activities, then it might be worth checking out Inspire2adventure. These guys are based near Ross-on-Wye and offer a number of outdoor adventure activities.
The kind of activities on offer includes Gorge Scrambling, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Climbing & Abseiling, Hill walking, and Orienteering. They are flexible too and can accommodate half, full or multi-day activities. They even offer options in the winter with their new Urban Adventure Days.
4. Forest Bush-craft
How about doing something completely different? This interesting group activity also has an educational aspect too. If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a Ray Mears or Bear Grylls then Forest Bush-craft could be for you!
Forest Bush-craft are based near Coleford and can cater for parties of all sizes. They can teach all manner of bush craft skills including hunting, fishing, building your own shelter, the use of tools such as knives and axes. Your group can even go foraging for food.
5. DBC Leisure Shooting Activities
Getting back to more traditional stag and hen activities, DBC Leisure are providers of all things shooting! They offer instruction for country sports such as archery, clay pigeon shooting and air rifle shooting.
They can cater to groups of all sizes from absolute beginners to the more experienced country sports person. These are fun activities but also educational too, so you really feel you’re getting more from the experience. They are based near St Briavels and have their own lodge too.
6. Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre
Finally, how about a group activity that’s fun and great exercise too? This will blow away any cobwebs from a late night out with the hen or stag party. Biking is a really popular past time in the Forest of Dean and the guys at the Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre will get you geared up for some adventures on two wheels.
There are many different cycle tracks to follow, from easier family friendly routes to more specialised downhill tracks. Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre has toilets, showers and an awesome little cafe available and hire out state of the art bikes and safety wear too.