Join the adventure – how to get the very best out of the New Forest & Hampshire County Show

July 20th, 2017|Activities, Attractions, News, Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

It’s show time! And in the New Forest that means only one thing – Brockenhurst’s beautiful New Park hosting everything from sheep parades, ferret racing, falconry and hands-on farmyard experiences, as well as international show-jumping, cookery demonstrations (the best way for us to show off all our lovely food and produce) and the chance to [...]

Top 5 reasons to visit Sandy Balls this summer

May 25th, 2017|Accommodation, Activities, Things To Do|

After a colourful history spanning over 100 years Sandy Balls has recently joined the Away Resorts family. With five holiday parks located in the Isle of Wight, Lincolnshire, Barmouth Bay, Mersea Island and Hayling Island, Sandy Balls in the new Forest is an exciting addition to our growing holiday park company. With summer definitely on [...]

Celebrate the best of English tourism the New Forest way!

March 24th, 2017|Activities, Attractions, Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

English Tourism Week (March 25 to April 2) is a national celebration of everything that’s great about visiting our country – or, if you already live here, getting to know a new part of it. So weather you’ve been to the New Forest before, or it’s your first time (and if it is, welcome!) here [...]

Visit us at The Outdoor Show Adventure and Travel Show

February 15th, 2017|Activities|

We’re only 89 minutes by train from Waterloo but the New Forest is another world; of wildlife, fun and outdoor adventures. That’s why you’ll find us at The Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, from Thursday 16 February 2017 to Sunday February 19, showcasing our great outdoors. Find out about our beautiful National Park – we’ve got [...]

New Forest Christmas Gift Ideas

December 7th, 2016|Activities, Things To Do|

We’ve come up with some fantastic New Forest Christmas gift ideas for you to buy your friends and family the perfect presents this Christmas, or to even add to your own Christmas list. Our E-shop is full of great presents and stocking fillers. Why don’t you treat someone to a 2017 Brand New Forest Card, [...]

The Top Ten Weirdest New Forest Things

October 10th, 2016|Activities, Things To Do, Travel|

We’re all over the ghost and witch thing around Halloween, but what about all those other weird and wonderful places and goings-on that are part of the Forest’s ancient landscape and folklore, every single day? If you’re looking for something a little different to visit or contemplate this witching season, check out some of these… [...]

Accessible cycling in The New Forest

September 26th, 2016|Activities, Things To Do|

Congratulations to the stupendous Dame Sarah Storey – who, with her 14th Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympics, has just become our greatest Paralympian ever. Dame Sarah won her latest medal in the Women’s C4-5 road race in Rio, just one of a string of amazing achievements from Team GB’s Paralympians in general – and [...]

Rio Grand – go global, New Forest style

August 15th, 2016|Activities, Food & Drink, Things To Do|

With all eyes on Brazil for the Rio Olympics we can’t help getting excited too – even though the great event is half a world away. If all that amazing footage of the opening ceremony has made you feel you’re missing out, check out our fun list of places where you can soak up a [...]

6 Reasons to visit New Forest Activities

July 11th, 2016|Activities|

Calling anyone who seeks adventure! New Forest Activities offer a wide range of outdoor activities for all age groups. Here are 6 reasons to take part in the awesome activities on offer, so let us help you pick which one is right for you and your children! 1. Canoe Tours This is the perfect way [...]

5 Great Games to Play Outdoors This Summer

June 27th, 2016|Activities|

As the sun begins to show itself more often and nature gets into full swing, it’s prime time to get out and enjoy the longer days. Here are 5 different outdoor games that will inspire the kids to explore, learn and make friends. 1. Watch your step With just a balloon tied around each ankle, [...]

On Yer Bike! Swap Driving for Cycling in the New Forest

August 30th, 2015|Activities|

If cycling is your thing, the New Forest is a fantastic place to ride a bike. Just 90 minutes train journey away from London, the picturesque scenery along with the wonderful wildlife makes it the perfect place to explore and have a day out with your family. Take your own bike, or why not hire [...]

The Wild (South) West; Horse Riding in the Forest

August 22nd, 2015|Activities|

We’ve all seen it in Hollywood films - the romantic horse-back scenes as the “glassy-eyed”couple ride off into the Middle American sunset. Well how do you fancy experiencing this, but in the safety and convenience of the Hampshire countryside? Horse riding is a fantastic way to explore the beauty of the national park - whilst [...]

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