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Dean Heritage Centre

Camp Mill, Soudley, Soudley GL14 2UB, England
+44 1594 822170
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Good cafe and band!!

We came to the cafe for lunch, we found the staff pleasant and the food was good. The kids then... read more

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Sue L
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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can't really review as we took our 4 legged friend and he wasn't allowed in which is a shame but we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claire S
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The Dean Heritage Centre is one of Gloucestershire's leading attractions. Set across a stunning and fully interactive five acre site, the centre protects and preserves the unique history and heritage of the beautiful Forest of Dean. With a wide range of things to do and see, including five onsite galleries exploring the history of the Forest from the Ice Age to the present day; a reconstructed Victorian cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; an adventure playground; chainsaw carving demonstrations, an onsite gift shop and cafe there's always something new and exciting to interest, inspire and surprise you.With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops across the year, it's a great day out for all the family. The Dean Heritage Centre has indoor and outdoor exhibits. If rain stops you enjoying the woodlands, take advantage of our RAINY DAY GUARANTEE and return again free of charge.
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“gruffalo trail” (52 reviews)
“wood carvings” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
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Camp Mill, Soudley, Soudley GL14 2UB, England
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"sunday roast"
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"interesting museum"
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"play park"
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"hungry caterpillar trail"
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"all ages"
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"on site"
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"picnic lunch"
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"older children"
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Reviewed today

We came to the cafe for lunch, we found the staff pleasant and the food was good. The kids then had ice cream which they said was delicious. We came again when the brass band were playing. It was lovely to sit with coffee and...More

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

can't really review as we took our 4 legged friend and he wasn't allowed in which is a shame but we did have a nice cream tea in the cafe area which did allow our dog on the terrace

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Superb little dog friendly cafe, close to lots of lovely walks although sadly the Dean Heritage Centre is NOT dog friendly. Lovely tempting cakes and quality ice cream.More

Thank 121ClareE
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AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, I have to agree about the cakes - I had courgette and lime the other day and it was wonderful. It is a shame the we can't let dogs into the museum and grounds but we have some very historic artifacts which are on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited on several occasions over the last few years, we were really sad today that the ferrets and other animals were no longer on site. This has always been a highlight for our children. There were areas cordened off eg the bridge at the...More

Thank Ohmrs
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Alison B, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so sorry you didn't find the Centre as you have in the past. It is very difficult with such limited staff resources to keep animals in top class conditions and we wouldn't want to do anything less for them. We have gone through the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Educational visit with my young mindees. Lovely day. We did the gruffalo trail after a few weeks of talking about the gruffalo and reading the book. The children were able to retell the story just by looking at the statues. Such detail and they looked...More

Thank Kirstie B
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Alison B, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely description of your visit. Clearly the youngsters in your group got to grips with life in olden days. A bath by the fire and no central heating. Brrr - in those days they must have REALLY enjoyed a long hot summer like...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a BEAUTIFUL setting! Off the beaten track and well worth it, so peaceful. Camp Mill Tearoom is just lovely, we know Lesley from when she ran the Old Station Tea Room Tintern. Excellent value, had lovely bacon roll only £3, perfect stop for coffee,...More

Thank Amanda D
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AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amanda thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we too think the Tea Room is excellent (we love the lavender cake and herbal teas). We have our summer fun activities on currently for families during the week and of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to do something on a wet day and came across this place. £25 for 2 adults and 2 kids isn’t too bad. There was lots to see and do. The kids dressed up in the Victorian school room and enjoyed the different rubbings...More

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb afternoon tea. Generously filled sandwiches and a lovely selection of cakes. Surplus was boxed up for us to enjoy at home!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The unique centre is set in a five acre forest in Soudley. First we visited the main building, which is set around the Mill Pond, and headed straight for the Tearoom. Enjoyed coffee & cake whilst viewing the Mill Pond scene - so calming on...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The entrance price is far too expensive for such a small amount of interest. Quite a nice little place with a doggie friendly cafe looking out onto a lake. Lovely coffee and tried Lavender cake which was light and fragrant. The cafe can be accessed...More

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AJBColeford, Trustee at Dean Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

I'm sorry you didn't find enough to enjoy on our site, we feel it is packed full of stories relating to the History of the Forest of Dean which has such a rich heritage directly related to the unique geology of the area. In addition...More

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Ann B
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Dogs aren't allowed in the centre but are allowed on the cafe balcony and in the car park
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