Live music venues
The Miner's Arms, Whitecroft, Lydney, home to the Forest Folk Club. Find out what's on with their online diary for 2014.
The Annexe, Lydney, which also has a conference room to hire with a separate bar.
Lydney Town Hall currently showing Beauty and the Beast by Lydney Amateur Dramatic Society with productions by the Forest Musical Society coming up later this year.
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Welcome to the Forest of Dean if you are here on holiday. There are several Oakdale residents who came here on holiday and decided to stay! Download the current visitor's guide to the Forest from Forest of Dean Tourist Information.
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Whitecross Leisure Centre, Church Road, Lydney, hire out their swimming pool and gym for parties and also have a function room that you can set up beforehand with your own party food and decorations.
Whirlikids is a soft play venue in Chepstow, familiar to all mums in Lydney whose children are at primary school. They will supply food and a separate area for birthday parties.
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Lydney Lake. This is the green area closest to Oakdale and can be accessed via the pathway through the Federal Mogul site. The area is reclaimed marsh land and was flooded during the big floods of the last decade, including Christmas 2013.
The Forest. Most of the Forest of Dean is Forestry Commission land and therefore accessible for walks. There's miles of it to explore! Around Lydney, good places to start are woodlands near Primrose Hill, Yorkley and Parkend. Wellies are a good idea, as even on dry days, there is plenty of mud. Watch out for boar and deer tracks along the forest paths. If you are very quiet, you might see the deer. Rumour has it that the boar were queuing up outside Yorkley post office during the very cold weather in January. They also churn up the verges along the Forest roads, so aren't popular with everyone.
Lydney's historic harbour, with lock gates you can cross over for circular walks, is a lovely place to visit with tranquil views of wading birds and the Severn Estuary. Small children need to be closely supervised because of steep drops down to the river and harbour entrance - and there are no toilet facilities.