Experience the magic and enchantment of the Forest of Dean! Puzzlewood is a premium attraction, a place to explore the wonder of the woodlands. Investigate a meandering maze of pathways, journeying through 14 sprawling acres of ancient trees. Puzzlewood is the perfect day out during any Forest of Dean camping trip…
Against a backdrop of stunning surroundings, get set for the ultimate adventure of discovery that you and the whole family can enjoy. Explore, experience and immerse yourself in this captivating place, lined with towering trees and quirky rock formations that have existed for centuries. For the best vantage points, head to an abundance of bridges and lookout posts!
Why Visit Puzzlewood?
A unique an atmospheric setting, Puzzlewood is steeped in mystery, myth and folklore, home to tales of Roman treasure. Lord of the Rings writer JRR Tolkien is believed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood. Inspire your imagination as you go on a quest in the forest as Frodo and Samwise Gamgee.
Puzzlewood’s spellbinding scenery has made it a popular filming location for television dramas too, including Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis. A place of magic, mystery and adventure, Puzzlewood is packed with things to do.
There are plenty of animals to meet up close at Puzzlewood, including:
The venue is home to a willow maze, a number of indoor mazes, a toddler racing track, plus an outdoor playground. The indoor mazes at Puzzlewood are a myriad of secret doors, dead ends, ups and downs and going round and round. To escape the maze, find the nine hidden animal pictures that will lead you to the exit.
A work of art, the Willow Maze is a living structure that’s challenging and fun for adults and children alike. Can you navigate the Celtic double spiral, while wading your way through tunnels and arches? Can you find the willow igloo (‘wigloo’)? Enter the maze if you dare!
Puzzlewood hosts a number of events throughout the year, including outdoor theatre productions. Popular among visitors, the Butterfly Theatre Company performs at Puzzlewood regularly throughout the year, re-enacting a number of Shakespeare classics – including a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
There are plenty of picnic benches dotted around the grounds for you to enjoy lunch alfresco-style, right at the heart of the Forest of Dean. At the Puzzlewood café you can tuck into fresh soups, baguettes, Panini’s, baked potatoes and even homemade cakes. You can enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages too, refreshing you for the next adventure.
Put a Puzzlewood visit on your Forest of Dean camping trip bucket list
Puzzlewood is a place of magic, mystery and wonder, a top destination for adventure at the heart of the Forest of Dean. Enchanting as it is quirky, Puzzlewood is a vibrant venue of colour, character and charm. It’s a must-see attraction to add to your Forest of Dean camping trip itinerary.
Visit www.puzzlewood.net or call 01594 833187.
Perrygrove Road, Coleford, GL16 8QB
Please be aware that no dogs or pushchairs are allowed at Puzzlewood
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