Stargazing Safari

Join star storyteller Jim Bell for a unique outdoor experience, exploring the universe through the beautifully dark night skies of the Forest of Dean.

From our hilltop vantage point in the grounds of Tudor Farmhouse, you’ll observe stars, constellations and planets, and discover the fascinating science and stories behind them.

Your guide Jim has more than ten years of experience as a presenter for Explorer Dome, helping people of all ages to experience the true awe and wonder of the universe. Of course, with the magic of the night sky comes the risk of cloud cover spoiling the view – happily, Jim also brings with him his own portable planetarium, so you can be sure that you will see the stars whatever the weather!

You will be provided with a pair of binoculars for observing, but please also bring warm layers and boots or robust walking shoes. The experience lasts approximately two hours and starts at between 6.30pm and 8pm depending on the time of year.

2024 Group Dates:

  • February 3: 6pm-8pm
  • March 2: 6pm-8pm
  • April 20: 8pm-10pm
  • May 18: 9pm-11pm
  • September 7: 8pm-10pm
  • October 5: 7pm-9pm
  • October 26: 7pm-9pm
  • December 7: 6pm-8pm

Cost: £40 per person (£20 for under 16’s). Children should be a minimum of 8 years old and be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that if the weather limits visibility in the sky more time will be spent in the explorer dome, and if it is raining the whole experience may take place in the dome.

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Stargazing Safari Forest of Dean
Night Sky Stargazing Forest of Dean