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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… [...]

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 [...]

Passford House Hotel is back on the map!

September 16th, 2016|Accommodation, Travel|

The Passford House Hotel is situated on a quiet country road between the New Forest village of Sway and the port town of Lymington so providing both the New Forest on the doorstep for hotel guests, along with the sea and ferry access to the Isle of Wight just a few minutes’ drive away. The [...]

Seven reasons to love Autumn in the New Forest

September 15th, 2016|Things To Do, Travel, Wildlife & Animals|

1.        The Trees. The New Forest is home to the highest concentration of ancient trees in Western Europe. They are so old that many were fully grown when the Roundheads and Cavaliers were fighting the English Civil War or even when Elizabeth I defeated the Spanish Armada and the best time of year to see them [...]

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 [...]

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