Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week

It’s almost Easter and with spring in the air there’s plenty to keep you busy in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. From Easter Egg hunts in Puzzlewood and Chepstow Museum to a spot of Morris Dancing – find your own adventure this Bank Holiday weekend.

Chepstow Racecourse

On the 28th March the racecourse hosts Easter Monday Family Fun Race Day. There will be plenty of free children’s entertainment including the Panic Circus, face painters and bouncy castles.  There will also have donkey rides and go karts!

Chepstow Racecourse

Children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge with a paying adult. Parking is free of charge and you can also bring a picnic and soft drinks.

Family Animal Safari Trail
Explore the Kymin and discover a variety of animals hiding in the grounds. Make a pair of binoculars to help you spot them. Home-made cakes, tea and coffee available for purchase on both days.

The Kymin

£1.50 per trail. Prizes with every trail.
Trails running 11am-4pm every day. Free parking.

25 March to 28 March 2016.

Normal National Trust admission prices to The Round House apply.

Coleford Carnival of Transport

Coleford town centre will be taken over by a fleet of vintage, classic and custom cars on Easter Monday.

Over 600 cars will be on display on the 28th March making Coleford the place to be for any petrol-head.

Easter Antique and Vintage Fair

Pick up a bargain while browsing stalls selling antiques, vintage items, collectables, clothing and memorabilia at Taurus Crafts on Sunday

Discover 15 artisan makers and sellers onsite with clothing, accessories, arts, crafts, jewellery and sculpture.

Sunday 27th March 2016
Open from 10am til 5.00pm. Free Entry and free parking.

Open Gardens

Enjoy the beautiful gardens and sculptures at Wyndcliffe Court for free this Easter weekend, including Bank Holiday Monday.

Wyndcliffe Court

Open from 11am to 6pm, the stunning grounds of Wyndcliffe Court are simply stunning in the spring and displayed throughout are sculptures from world-renowned artists to discover and admire.

Hot Pot Pottery

To celebrate the re-opening of their Tea-room and Gallery for 2016, Hot Pot Pottery will be having an Easter weekend of Pottery Painting. So book a space in the cosy tea-room and gallery and get creative painting Easter Bunnies or Easter Egg Cups (or anything else from the pottery range) Good Fri – Easter Sunday and it will be glazed, fired and ready for you to pick up Easter Monday.

There will also be plenty of tasty Easter Treats to help you get in the creative mood!

Visit for more information on Pottery Painting at Hot Pot Pottery, email: or call 01594 837943/07974 983908.

Spring fayre and daffodil weekend

Dymock woods
Dymock Woods

At Dymock parish hall on Easter weekend, 27th and 28th March, there will be a guided walk each day, staring at 12noon until 5.00pm, where you will look at the beautiful display of wild daffodils outside Saint Mary’s church. There will also be light refreshments throughout.

It will take place at Dymock parish hall, Ledbury Rd. Dymock, GL18 2AG.


Keith Baugh exhibition

Keith Baugh

After a successful solo show in October at London Westbank Gallery in fashionable Westbourne Grove, Keith Baugh returns to The George Gallery to open a blockbuster exhibition of Paintings, Photographs, Pottery and Prints. Keith will exhibit a series of new paintings combining his passion for classic American cars with imagery from his best-selling book ‘New York Subway Graffiti 1973-1975’. Also on display will be Keith’s photographic prints from the badlands of 1970’s New York City documenting the golden era of subway art.

Keith is internationally recognised for his photographs and paintings of jazz and rock musicians. He will exhibit a selection of music photographs, including iconic shots of Bob Dylan. The event starts on Friday 11th March from 5pm-9pm and will continue to Saturday 12th March ending Saturday 9th April 2016. It will be closed on Sundays and will take place at Georges Café. It is completely free of charge and is a great chance to take a look at some great art from a fantastic local artist.

Brian Conley – Alive and dangerous

The Savoy Theatre welcomes one of Britain’s most talented and versatile entertainers. Star of his own TV show, and now a major musical theatre performer having recently played Fagin in Oliver and the title role in Barnum on national tours, this new solo show is bound to be a must see event as Brian showcases his multitude of talents.

Tickets are priced at £22.50 and the show is on Thursday 24th March at Monmouth Savoy Theater at 8.00pm. For further information visit their website at

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley, kids
Exploring Puzzlewood

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