April Events Guide 2024: What’s Happening in Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

What's On in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley in April 2024

Spring is finally here and the days are getting longer. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has come alive with activities, echoing the region’s vibrant landscapes and rich heritage. Here are some of our favourite activities in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley this April.

Crafts and Creativity

Crafternoon Teas at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel.

Paint your own Plant Pots with Sian Burns Art April 20th 11am-2pm: Join Sian from Sian Burns Art to decorate your own terracotta pot. Sian has worked as an art teacher for 35 years and recently gained her MA in Arts Health & Wellbeing. She believes in the therapeutic benefits of art and how you can use this in your healing process. Expect a very calm and creative atmosphere. This will be followed by a traditional afternoon tea.

Nature and Wildlife.

Falconry at Raglan Castle April 10th: Visit Raglan Castle and enjoy fantastic falconry displays from Wings of Wales.

Stargazing Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel April 20th 8pm-10pm: Gaze upon the night sky’s wonders with star storyteller Jim Bell. Learn about constellations, planets, and the stories behind them in this magical night-time expedition.

Wildlife Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel April 26th: For the perfect adventure for wildlife lovers, join local naturalist Ed Drewitt for a wildlife safari where you can discover the hidden lives of local fauna in their natural habitats with a charcuterie board & glass of house wine at the hotel included.

Music, Performance and Arts.

Guided Tours of Rockfield Music Studio April 24th and 25th: All tours will be taken by a member of the Ward family and will last roughly 1 1/2 hours. Each tour will include both The Quadrangle and Coach House Studios as well as Rockfield’s unique Echo Chambers and lots and lots of stories. 

Royal Copenhagen Exhibition Nature in Art, 26 Mar 2024 – 28 Apr 2024: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain was established in Copenhagen in 1775 by the Danish monarchy and is still in production today. The porcelain is known worldwide for its high standards of craftsmanship, immaculate design and being made and painted entirely by hand. Nature in Art has three pieces of Royal Copenhagen porcelain in its permanent collection, all of which will be on display alongside key works from two local private collections. The exhibition will celebrate the variety and detail of these decorative objects.

Outdoor Activities.

Join Chepstow Walkers are Welcome for 6 days of walking fun at the annual Chepstow Walking Festival, held 2nd – 7th April 2024. The walks will suit most abilities and this year there are a couple of challenging walks for the very fit as well as those that prefer a stroll with a theme. The main objective of the festival is to have fun, enjoy the great outdoors with like-minded people and discover the beautiful diverse landscape and history of this stunning area. This year there are 38 diverse walks to enjoy, including walks for children and foodies, history walks, free walks, long walks, night walks, animal walks and much more.

Food and Drink

mushrooms, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

Foraging with Ed Drewitt April 6 & 27, 9.30am – 2pm: Join Ed for a two and a half hour walk from the hotel to find the edible goodies available locally. This will be followed by lunch.

This guide offers just a glimpse into the myriad of experiences awaiting you in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Whether you’re here for the photography exhibitions, creative workshops, or the enchanting outdoor activities, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel adds that extra touch of tranquility to your stay. Book your stay and immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.