Puzzle Wood

Places to Visit


  • All the family






Puzzlewood is an outdoor attraction in the Forest of Dean where you can enjoy a walk and explore the woods and wildlife.  Attractions include:

  • Woods
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Cafe

Discover the socially-distanced magic of Puzzlewood.

Welcome to the enchanted world of Puzzlewood, located in Gloucestershire’s gorgeous and historic Forest of Dean. From aliens to ancient Scowles and wizards to wildlife our unique and atmospheric ancient woodland is a natural stage that’s more than a home to history and nature, it’s an inspiration for authors and storytellers, where Stormtroopers and Time Lords have rubbed shoulders with dragons and unicorns. Book now to discover why we are such a popular filming location.

A safe and inspiring visit for everyone.  If you enjoy walking, the great outdoors, breathtaking scenery or discovering nature whatever the season, you’ll love Puzzlewood. Experience twisted trees in an otherworldly woodland through a mile and a half of paths, bridges and lookout points. It’s a wood like no other, and its magic will cast a spell to entice you back time and time again.
Because the health and safety of our visitors and staff is always our number one priority, we’ve introduced a “Keep Left and Walk On” system to discourage backtracking and bumping into people behind. If everyone keeps moving, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore every Roman nook and iron ore cranny again and again.

Fun for families - even with restrictions. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, every age loves to explore the woods and let their imaginations run wild among the Roman nooks and iron ore crannies. To inspire everyone, pick up our Wizards Guide onsite and download the Puzzlewood app.

In the Guide you can seek out and tick off 20 objects, items, places and faces, including our new Big Four animals. The app features a treasure hunt for Roman coins and our website is packed with information on the trees, the birds and of course our animals. Say hello to Banksy, she’s missed you. Brilliant for bubbles, great for groups. We don’t have any horcruxes, but we are home to badgers, deer, foxes, rabbits and a variety of bats, including the protected lesser horseshoe bat, and birds from buzzards to owls, which makes Puzzlewood a unique learning environment for school and youth groups. We’re much-loved by photographers and Puzzlewood hosts regular photography workshops and residential photography courses, where snappers learn up close and personal from a professional wildlife photographer.

Open hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00