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It’s nearly here…how to have a Happy Halloween in the New Forest

October 17th, 2017|Activities, Attractions, Things To Do|

If you want to experience Halloween in all its spooky magnificence, the New Forest is the only place to be. Not only do we have more than our far share of ghosts, from that of Charles I, who is said to haunt Hurst Castle, to the spectral monks of Breamore churchyard at Fordingbridge, we’ve been [...]

Harvest Home… Away?

September 20th, 2017|Food & Drink|

Traditionally it’s that time of year when nature’s bounty is gathered in and grateful New Foresters give thanks at the annual Harvest Festivals, which are taking places at churches and schools during late September and October. Our ancient churches welcome visitors to these services but don’t leave it there because if you’re a foodie, now [...]

The Season is Changing and So Can You

September 20th, 2017|Activities, Things To Do|

With September now being classed as the new New Year, what better place to kickstart your wellbeing overhaul than in the New Forest? We’re home to a number of world-class spas, from the Thai-inspired serenity of SenSpa at Careys Manor, to The Herb House at Lime Wood (yoga on the roof garden, anyone?), to the [...]

Top 10 Things To Do in the New Forest in Autumn

September 19th, 2017|Activities, Attractions, Food & Drink, Things To Do|

Look out for the Pannage Piggies! If you go down to the woods – especially ones with plenty of fallen acorns on the forest floor – from 11 September, you’re sure of a pig surprise! Because you may spot some of our unique Pannage porkers snuffling around in the wild. There’s nowhere else in the [...]

Celebrate National Dog Day in the New Forest!

August 25th, 2017|Accommodation, Food & Drink, Things To Do, Travel|

August 26 is National Dog Day, so what better way to show your four-legged friend how much you love them than by treating them to a break to one of the New Forests super dog-friendly hotels! Here are some ideas to get your family pet drooling in anticipation…   At the luxurious, five-star, Chewton Glen [...]

Summer Days Out

August 21st, 2017|Activities, Attractions, Food & Drink, Things To Do, Travel|

Autumn may be just around the corner, but we still have plenty of Summer days left for you to have a fabulous day out! We have some up with some ideas for you to enjoy a fun-filled day out in the New Forest   Day out choice 1: Brockenhurst – Keyhaven – Lymington. Ø  Start [...]

Nearly there…the best way to spend this week’s Bank Holiday Weekend

August 21st, 2017|Activities, Attractions, Food & Drink, Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

The August Bank Holiday is when we Brits traditionally say goodbye to summer. So make every precious minute of this special time count, by spending it in the magical New Forest. Make this the weekend you tackle one of our five food trails, specially-devised walks to get you out and about, tasting the very best [...]

We’re giving it away – so here’s how not to miss out this Summer

August 11th, 2017|Accommodation, Activities, Attractions, Food & Drink, Things To Do, Travel|

Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) is regarded as one of the worries of our age. But if you haven’t entered the Summer Extravaganza of New Forest Prizes, then perhaps you really are! Missing out on the kind of treats and experiences that only the magical New Forest can provide, such as a £249 overnight dining [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Take a walk on the wildlife side in the New Forest

March 10th, 2017|Wildlife & Animals|

If you’ve been inspired by the BBC’s WinterWatch programme or Planet Earth, then why not try it for real – here in the beautiful New Forest? Together with the New Forest National Park Authority, we’re keen to encourage all our visitors to take some time out from their walking, cycling and dining on delicious food [...]

Vote for the New Forest to become Countryfile Magazine’s Holiday Destination of the Year

January 26th, 2017|Travel|

We know we’re wonderful and our visitors know we’re wonderful, too. Now’s your chance to help let everyone know just why the New Forest is the go-to British holiday destination by voting for us in the Countryfile Awards. Now in their sixth year, the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2017 are a celebration of the British [...]

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