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

May is a great time to visit the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley. The bluebells will be out in force. You can read our blog here on the best places to see the bluebells.

Crafts and Creativity

Photography Courses with David Broadbent.

Improve your photography with a 2 or 4 hour one to one (or small group) lesson with professional photographer, David Broadent. Suitable for all levels these sessions are held outdoors throughout the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Work on your creativity or get to grips with your camera. 

Crafternoon Teas – Enamelling with Katie Sanderson

This beginner-friendly workshop will introduce you to the ancient craft of enamelling on copper. Make your own kiln fired enamelled pendant or picture. You will finish and fire these on the day so that you can take them home with you that same day.

Nature and Wildlife.

Wildlife Safari at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel May 11th: 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 May 18th 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.

For the Little Ones.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic May 11th and 12th: Bring your favourite cuddly toy and get in for HALF PRICE! Offer applies to both children and adults – so dig out your childhood teddy and receive your discount.

Enjoy May Half Term at the Dean Heritage Centre, 25 May 2024 – 2 June 2024: Unleash your inner artist in the Craft Hut and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. From the smallest insects to the tallest trees, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered. But that’s not all – brace yourself for the legendary Gruffalo trail that will take you on a woodland journey, encountering creatures of the forest.

Outdoor Activities.

Join a Caving Adventure Session on May 7th to explore hidden depths. You’ll find your way through a natural cave system formed beneath the ancient mountains of the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons and high above the beautiful Usk Valley.

Food and Drink

Foraging at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel May 4th & May 18th: Choose from two foraging trips this month – one with our favourite naturalist, Ed Drewitt, or forage & make with Liz Knight from Forage Fine Foods.

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.