The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley region is looking forward to longer and hopefully drier days as we edge closer to Easter and the start of Spring.

In fact, with a full programme lined up, there no excuse for Easter break boredom.

A spokesman said:"There’s a wide range of action packed fun filled events and activities to help families and friends alike find a sense of freedom as they explore the area’s main draw cards; Forest of Dean, one of Britain’s largest and most ancient forests, as well as miles and miles of winding rivers.

"The region offers something for every interest whether it is families hunting for dragon eggs and making Easter chocolates to getting lost in a hedge maze, or more active visitors discovering some of the area’s best walking or biking trails, or even taking to the water by kayak. There’s also the chance to witness a tidal wave race up the river as a four-star Severn Bore coincides with Easter this year."

Attractions this year will include The Great Easter Pottery Trail at Puzzlewood, Coleford, from April 6 to April 17.

The spokesman added: "This Easter, Puzzlewood will be visited by not just one, but a whole group of Easter bunnies as local pottery businesses in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley have specially created ceramic rabbits that will be hidden within the 14 acres of magical woodland.

"The creations include a rabbit made by famed potter, Mary Rose Young, whose 'Alice in Wonderland' styled work appears in the latest series of The Great Pottery Throw Down."

And why not go hunting for dragon eggs at Goodrich Castle, Wye Valley, from April 4 to April 19.

To check out the full line up of Easter event and activities visit