Caves, quays and golf

Kids can take a farm tour on site, rent bikes from Pedalbikeaway, ride the Dean Forest railway along the estuary, or go underground at Clearwell Caves. Grown-ups can bring the dog and walk their socks off through the forest and down by the river, shoot some golf at Rodway Hill, or live it up at Gloucester Quays.

Country kids

Keep it simple on site with a farm tour. Or get out and about and swing and zip high in the trees on a Go Ape experience at Mallards Pike and Beechenhurst Lodge. Stay active and rent bikes with Pedalbikeaway, or swap two wheels for four legs and ride off into the sunset with Severnvale Equestrian Centre.

Trek your way around Gloucestershire with friendly llamas from Briery Hill or hire segways from the National Diving and Activity Centre. Meet feathered friends at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, feed the animals at Newbridge Farm Park, or dive into play barns and ride the zip wires at Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park.

Head to Gloucester Docks for the National Waterways Museum, charting the 200-year history of the docks and local canal, or learn about military lives from the past 300 years at Soldiers of Gloucestershire. Or give Nature in Art a go, the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.

Ride the Dean Forest Railway for woodland walks and country pubs along the Severn estuary and Lydney Harbour, or try the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway for a 28-mile round trip through spectacular Cotswolds scenery. Go underground at Clearwell Caves or head upwards at The Warehouse Climbing Centre.

kids feeding a goat at a farm.
 Redacre Hall - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes

For the grown ups

Bring your dog and walk your socks off through the local forest and down by the river. Enjoy a range of outdoor activities at the National Diving and Activity Centre, including zips, giant 3D swing, drive-in cinema, paddleboarding and bungee jumping. Shoot some golf at Rodway Hill, or just shoot at Chessgrove Shooting School.

Climb and abseil your way to a fun day out at Life-Changing Activities, paddle your way down the Wye with Symonds Yat Canoe Hire, or ride the local hills and dales with Severnwye Equestrian. Or discover the true spirit of adventure with a Land Rover Experience Day at Eastnor Castle.

Abseil your way down Yat Rock, take an underground tour in the safe hands of a freeminer at Hopewell Colliery, then refuel with a coffee and ice cream in the café. Enjoy fun for all the family at Westbury Court Gardens, home of a Dutch-style water garden with a long canal, groomed greenery and ancient oak tree.

See Chepstow Castle, the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain, high above the cliffs on the River Wye. Stay local to have a flutter on flat and jump racing at the racecourse, spoil yourself at Hatherley Manor Spa, or hop over the Welsh border to climb the Sugar Loaf or invade Wales’ grandest castle at Raglan.

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