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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 [...]

Year of Literary Heroes 2017: Best places for bookworms

January 13th, 2017|Things To Do|

The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu – stayed in by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he was researching The White Company. Conan Doyle wanted to focus instead on his historical novels, and it was while researching for The White Company – said to be his favourite work – that he discovered the New Forest. This led to [...]

Year of Literary Heroes 2017: Books set in The New Forest

January 5th, 2017|Things To Do|

Children of the New Forest (1847) by Captain Marryat. Children’s book set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn [...]

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, [...]

Iconic New Forest Movie Is 50 years Old

November 22nd, 2016|Attractions, Travel|

It was the year that England won the World Cup, the year The Beatles released Revolver and in which the first British credit card was introduced. But 1966 is remembered in the New Forest for very different reasons because it’s also the year in which the iconic movie, A Man For All Seasons, was released, [...]

Winter’s Tales at Beaulieu National Motor Museum

November 9th, 2016|Attractions, Things To Do|

Beaulieu is launching its first magical Christmas illuminations with a series of eight special Winter’s Tales evenings to be held in December. See Palace House come to life after dark as the stunning light installations show friendly mice scuttling along the kitchen plate shelf, snow falling on family portraits and a festive seascape of the popular Christmas carol I Saw Three Ships [...]

Success for the New Forest Food and Drink Festival’s First Headline Event & More to Come

November 1st, 2016|Food & Drink Festival, Things To Do|

A Smoking Hot Success last night at the first Headline Event of the New Forest Food and Drink Festival Week - click here to read more about the fantastic event. Also, don't forget there's still over 120 events that you can book and attend until 6 November. Including the 2 FREE Food Festival events. On Wednesday 2 November 'A Taste [...]

New Forest ‘the most popular destination to enjoy the great outdoors in south East England’

October 18th, 2016|Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

When it comes to the great outdoors the jury is not out – it’s decided that the New Forest is the best place to enjoy the great outdoors in the south east of England. In a survey of 500 people, conducted by digital marketing agency Goat, 34 per cent of those aged 55 and over [...]

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… [...]

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