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

March 2024 Events in Forest of Dean and Wye Valley: Discover Wildlife, Crafts, and Cultural Festivities

As spring unfolds, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley blossoms with activities, echoing the region’s vibrant landscapes and rich heritage. March brings an eclectic mix of events, promising memorable experiences for every visitor. Whether you’re drawn by the allure of nature, the thrill of creativity, or the warmth of community festivals, this guide is your compass to navigating the best of what March 2024 has to offer in this enchanting region.

Crafts and Creativity

Creative Workshops in Forest of Dean and Wye Valley March 2024

Mosaic Taster Workshops with Rachel Shilston Inspiring Creativity

Choose from either Family Fun (for groups of 3): March 17th, 11am-1pm, designed for families, it’s a perfect blend of fun and artistic expression, leaving you with handmade treasures and cherished memories. Or, Fun Together (for 2 adults): March 17th, 2pm-4pm, where you can enjoy a creative afternoon with a loved one, accompanied by a glass of prosecco or a G&T. This workshop promises a luxurious and artistic afternoon, perfect for couples or friends.

Crafternoon Teas at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel.

Living Wreaths with Wye Valley Flowers March 22nd 11am-2pm: Blend the art of crafting with the elegance of afternoon tea. Join Jo from Wye Valley Flowers to create a living wreath for your front door with local foliage and spring bulbs and then when you have finished your craft for the day, a delicious traditional afternoon tea will be served.

Potters Wheel Workshops at Eastnor Pottery.

On March 2nd, 6th or 16th, the 1 Day Workshops offers an opportunity to learn the basics or improve your skills of the potter’s wheel. Then, on March 23rd & 24th, the 2 Day Weekend Workshop is available for individuals seeking to deepen their pottery skills with further instruction and practice. These workshops provide a rich, hands-on experience in pottery, catering to varying levels of skill and interest, ensuring participants gain valuable knowledge and techniques in pottery making.

Nature and Wildlife.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Nature in Art Museum and Gallery: Until April 7th, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world through the lens of the world’s best wildlife photographers. This prestigious exhibition showcases breath-taking winning images from the Natural History Museums annual competition, that captures the diversity and splendour of wildlife across the globe.

Wildlife Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel March 2nd: 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.

Stargazing Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel March 2nd 6pm-8pm: 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.

Music, Performance and Arts.

music performance and arts events in the forest of dean and wye valley in march 2024

Wyldwood Arts FOD Fringe March 1st-30th:The FOD Fringe is a selection of performances and exhibitions by Forest-based artists, musicians, and creators alongside some visiting acts in various locations throughout March, for example, The interactive art installation The Poetry Salmon at Dean Heritage Centre. It promises to be a showcase and celebration of the brilliant, diverse, weird, and wonderful creative scene here in the Forest of Dean and a chance to see professional shows from further afield. Take a look at here for the full list of events.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Showcase at St Briavels Church March 24th, 3:00pm: Experience the future of music as students from the prestigious Royal Welsh College perform a captivating showcase of their talents in the historic St Briavels Church.

Outdoor and Family Activities.

Outdoor and Family activities in the forest of dean and wye valley

The new Gruffalo Party Trail at Beechenhurst: The Gruffalo is celebrating his 25th birthday and to celebrate, everyone is invited to take part in a brand-new forest adventure. Perfect for families, the Gruffalo Trail is an interactive experience that brings the beloved children’s book to life. Explore the forest and find your favourite characters along the way.

Puzzlewood Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays then daily from the 23rd. Venture into the enchanting Puzzlewood, a primeval forest that has inspired filmmakers and writers alike. Its winding paths, moss-covered rocks, and ancient trees create a fairy-tale setting.

Discount Days at Perrygrove Railway: Enjoy special discount weekends at Perrygrove, offering a unique blend of adventure for the whole family. If you have a Defence Discount Service card then you can get free entry to Perrygrove on 2nd and 3rd of March or if you work in a school then you can get free entry on the 16th and 17th of March.

Food and Drink

food and drink events in the forest of dean and wye valley in march 2024

Chepstow Vegan Market March 31st, 10am – 3pm: Located on High Street, Chepstow, this market is a paradise for vegans and anyone interested in sustainable, delicious food options. Explore a wide range of vegan products, from food to lifestyle goods.

March in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is vibrant and full of life, offering a plethora of events to suit all tastes and interests. Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors, getting creative, or enjoying the best of local culture and food, there’s no shortage of ways to make the most of this dynamic month.

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.