Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 18/12/17 – 01/01/2018

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As our offices will be closed during the Christmas week we have listed events for the Christmas period from now until New Year's Day. There is still lots going on with festive family fun and parties/entertainment taking us all the way through to 2018. … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 18/12/17 – 01/01/2018

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Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 4 -10th Dec 2017

More Christmas events to enjoy this week as we move into December. We have food, Santa Specials, underground family adventure and lots of music to enjoy! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye area. If you can’t make it this week, have a look … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 4 -10th Dec 2017

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week: 27 Nov – 3 Dec 2017

Christmas is on it way so get into the Festive Season and build your Christmas spirit with our amazing events taking place this week. We have food, Sanata Specials, underground family advernture and lots of music to enjoy! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean This Week: 27 Nov – 3 Dec 2017

Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 20-26th Nov 2017

As a year round region to visit, this week for bird lovers we have amazing Winter Owl Evenings and Starling Murmuration photography courses, cooking courses for foodie lovers, concerts for music lovers and lots of festive events in the run up to Christmas! Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week: 20-26th Nov 2017

Festive Forest – Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this Christmas

In winter, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is naturally decorated for festivities with its 42 square miles of woodland that includes pine and evergreen trees, mistletoe, holly and a conifer cone-scattered ground. Mist clings to cliffs above the river Wye and other than the bubble of water, the only sound to be heard … Continue reading Festive Forest – Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this Christmas

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

Bringing the Bolshoi Ballet to the big screen in Chepstow

THE NUTCRACKER -  A real Christmas Cracker for ballet fans Sunday 21 December 3pm, The Drill Hall, Chepstow Chepstow Museum is running a programme of broadcast screenings of the Bolshoi Ballet at the Drill Hall with the aim of showing ballets at a time, and day, when they can be enjoyed by enthusiastic young ballet fans … Continue reading Bringing the Bolshoi Ballet to the big screen in Chepstow

Christmas Events 2014!

We're starting to feel festive! Here's what we've got to look forward to in the lead up to Christmas from dancing to donkeys, caves to carols to castles... . Exclusive Christmas Cave tickets with Tudor Farmhouse, Forest of Dean In a first time collaboration, this year visitors can skip the huge queues to Clearwell Cave’s annual Christmas Fantasy as … Continue reading Christmas Events 2014!

AHOY THERE!! – I SAW THREE SHIPS

When you’re next eating your cornflakes or Weetabix, consider the multiple uses of the cardboard packet.  This year’s Christmas Art Exhibition is entitled “I Saw Three Ships” and includes a display of 1/200 scale model warships, battle ships and ocean liners painstakingly created over the last sixty years, by MichaelJ.Tunnicliffe. The Mariana-Art Gallery Christmas Exhibitions … Continue reading AHOY THERE!! – I SAW THREE SHIPS

Scuba Santas at the National Diving and Activity Centre, near Chepstow

Scuba Santas will be entering its 5th year in 2011 and continues going from strength to strength. Often quoted as the "best dive of the year" the event has raised over £15,000 for crew training at the RNLI breaking its own world record several times over in the process.  Scuba Santas 2011 sees the event move … Continue reading Scuba Santas at the National Diving and Activity Centre, near Chepstow