Forest Activities Festival 29th April 2018

The Forest Activities Festival will take to the grounds of The Speech House Hotel on Sunday 29 April 2018, offering locals and tourists alike a wealth of indoor and outdoor pursuits to try and showcasing some of the best of what the Forest of Dean has to offer! Whether you’re hoping to lead a healthier … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival 29th April 2018

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Christmas Market Success

Building on the success of the last 12 years of busy Christmas Markets, Taurus Crafts will be running three weekends of markets instead of two during the festive period. Over the first three weekends in December, the onsite makers and creative businesses will be joined by over 30 independent traders along with lots of locally-grown fresh cut … Continue reading Christmas Market Success

How to make the most of the #WorldCupPlayground

With the Rugby World Cup officially kicking off this week – we’ve got over a month of exciting matches, many of them being held a stone’s throw from the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in Gloucester and Cardiff. Not only that, the Scotland and USA squads based in Hartpury College. For those travelling for … Continue reading How to make the most of the #WorldCupPlayground

Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

With the culinary traditions of both England and Wales to choose from, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has become a real centre of culinary excellence. From the beautiful orchards and vineyards that produce award-winning cider and wine, to restaurants that garner Michelin stars, you’re in foodie heaven that is the Wye Valley and … Continue reading Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just over a week away, and with everything from gourmet train journeys to archery on offer, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is the perfect place to spoil dad. Before the big day, you’ll need a gift and Hot Pot Pottery is offering to fire and prepare mugs by Sunday 14th … Continue reading A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Forest Activities Festival

Have you ever thrown a pot or had a go at archery? Well here's your chance to learn something new. After an amazingly successful event last year, it was decided the festival must continue. Taking place at the Speech House Hotel on Sunday 26th of April, this year’s Forest Activities Festival will offer indoor and … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival

Activities for Easter 2015

It's nearly time to go searching for eggs left by everyone's favourite fluffy fellow...   30th March - 6th April - Easter Egg Hunt at Puzzlwood - Search the woods high and low, the Easter Bunnies have dropped them everywhere! Gather up the clues, collect your prize and at the same time enter the Easter Competition to win an … Continue reading Activities for Easter 2015

Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

The first solar eclipse visible from the mainland UK is coming on 20th March. The sun will begin being covered around 8:30am, and will be mostly covered until 10:30. Here are three of our suggestions for viewing: Cider Orchard Yurt - A yurt set up for glamping for two. Set in a secluded area to … Continue reading Best Places to Watch the #SolarEclipse

Museum Week in Dean Wye – Our Top 10

Museum week is here! Here are a few fascinating places we think you should visit: Abergavenny Museum - Set on the grounds of Norman Castle, the museum portion of this attraction shows the history of the area from prehistory to present day. Other activities include an interactive WWII air raid shelter, a reconstruction of the 1940s Basil Jones … Continue reading Museum Week in Dean Wye – Our Top 10

Taurus Crafts Beer Festival – 14th March

A festival for all ages, Taurus Crafts will be hosting a Beer Festival featuring music from Chepstow based Shootin the Crow, plenty of local food, and beer, of course. Entry is free, so treat yourself to samples from Bespoke, Freeminer, Kingstone, Cotswold Lion and Stroud breweries. McCrindles will head up the apple and pear ciders … Continue reading Taurus Crafts Beer Festival – 14th March