Tea room re-opens at Dean Heritage Centre: 1st Dec 2017

The team at the Dean Heritage Centre are delighted to announce the reopening of the refurbished café space as the Camp Mill Tearoom on December 1st. The new provider is Mrs Lesley Sterry’s company, Carriages Catering, formerly of the successful tea rooms at The Old Station, Tintern. She has built up a loyal following of customers who are … Continue reading Tea room re-opens at Dean Heritage Centre: 1st Dec 2017

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Recycled & Reclaimed Sculptures from salvage “not just a load of old junk”

  Exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre The team at the Dean Heritage Centre are very pleased to be working in partnership with Arts in the Marches to hold an outdoor sculpture exhibition. From Friday 14th April to Sunday 4th June, visitors will be able to view the sculptures located around the centre. A special … Continue reading Recycled & Reclaimed Sculptures from salvage “not just a load of old junk”

The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

Heritage Open Days returns to the Forest (September 8th-11th) with a host of free and fascinating celebrations of our unique heritage. Heritage Open Days is the UK’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture, environment and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences. … Continue reading The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

Things are “hotting” up at the Dean Heritage Centre

A fiery Bank Holiday weekend is in store at the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) as its annual Fire and Wood festival returns on Saturday 28th until Monday 30th May. This three day event at the centre is a fantastic celebration of local artisans, heritage crafts and the preservation of the traditional charcoal burn process; with … Continue reading Things are “hotting” up at the Dean Heritage Centre

Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

One of the greatest pleasures of exploring the great British countryside is spotting the signs of spring and no site is more iconic than the bloom of bluebells. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is home to some of the most spectacular shows of these beautiful flowers in the country – and there are … Continue reading Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

A Full Week of Fun this Half-Term

In the blink of an eye, September has passed and autumn has arrived. With the trees a riot of colour, it’s time to think about half-term – and there’s no shortage of entertainment in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With Halloween on the horizon, there’s plenty of spooky goings-on. Delve into the gruesome … Continue reading A Full Week of Fun this Half-Term

End of The Giant’s Chair

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in partnership with the Forestry Commission has commissioned artist Onya McCausland to recycle one of its most iconic, but fragile sculptures, Place by Magdalena Jetelova. McCausland has been to visit Magdalena in Dusseldorf, Germany to discuss the plans for how the artwork will be dismantled and burnt for charcoal. … Continue reading End of The Giant’s Chair

Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Although the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is best known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, there’s a wealth of things to do whatever the weather. A sure-fire way to escape the wet is to head underground. Experience the subterranean labyrinth of Clearwell Caves, which has been mined for iron ore and ochre … Continue reading Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover the Dean’s Heritage

  Lindors Country House Hotel in The Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture, culture and heritage by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.  Every year on four days in September, we celebrate our heritage; it is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures … Continue reading Discover the Dean’s Heritage

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