- By Sam
Top 5 Things To Do In Gloucestershire
In this blog post, we will look at the top 5 things to do in Gloucestershire and why it is the best county in South West England.
The top five things to do in Gloucestershire are:
- Symonds Yat Rock
- Clearwell Caves
- The Forest of Dean
- Dean Forest Railway
Symonds Yat Rock
For bird enthusiasts, Symonds Yat Rock viewpoint is known as one of the best places in the country to watch Peregrine Falcons and many other birds. RSPB volunteers are on hand from April to September to help you spot the falcons which nest nearby. For those looking to simply enjoy the outdoors, Symonds Yat Rock is the perfect place to admire the picturesque views of the River Wye and take strolls in the woodland.
Used as a filming location for many British TV dramas – puzzlewood is a unique atmospheric woodland that conjures up magic, dragons and unicorns. Located in the historic Forest of Dean, puzzlewood is a great family day out. When exploring the woods, you are sure to find many other hidden secrets including: mazes, an outdoor playground and a farm park. You can even download a puzzlewood app to take part in an interactive treasure hunt! For more information, visit the puzzlewood website.
Discover a secret world beyond the forest and take a visit to Clearwell caves. Clearwell caves is a working mining museum where you can explore impressive caverns and explore the ancient mines. If you’re looking for something to do during the Christmas period, Clearwell caves takes you in a whole other world underground as the story of ‘Archie and the Unicorn’ unfolds in a beautiful display through caverns filled with twinkling lights. To find out more about this Christmas experience visit the Clearwell caves website.
The Forest of Dean
If you’re looking for lots of things to do, The Forest of Dean is the perfect place to visit. For families that love the outdoors, The Forest offers an array of activities including; off road biking, GOape, climbing, canoeing and lots more! For more information visit the official Forest of Dean website.
Dean Forest Railway
If you’re looking for a fun family day out around the Christmas period, Dean Forest Railway is the place to visit. Visit Santa and his little helpers whilst having a ride of a steam train. Each child receives an age-related gift whilst parents can enjoy a mince pie and a miniature to keep them warm during the cold. For more information regarding this event visit the Dean Forest Railway website.
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