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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 [...]

Sunshine or Shade in the New Forest

July 11th, 2017|Things To Do|

The sun is shining and we all want to be outside, and there is no better place to be for sunshine or shade than in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Located in the south of England, the New Forest includes one of the largest (over 200 sq miles) remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture [...]

Lymington Gets Ready To Host First Seafood Festival

July 11th, 2017|Food & Drink, Things To Do|

Lymington’s first seafood festival takes place August 12th and 13th, aiming to build on the New Forest’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading food destinations for tourists. The two-day event, held at Bath Road Park, is free entry and will feature some of the region’s most exciting chefs, restaurants and artisan producers as well [...]

Father’s Day in the New Forest

June 6th, 2017|Things To Do|

No one loves you like your dad (or father figure!). So it’s time to show him how much you love him – by treating him to a fantastic Father's Day out. The New Forest has more than 200 hotels, pubs, restaurants, B&B’s, holiday parks, shops and activities centres just waiting to make Father’s Day special. [...]

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 [...]

The top 10 things you need to know about our amazing ‘secret’ coast

May 18th, 2017|Things To Do|

We’ve got more than 190,000 acres of magical forest for you to enjoy. But did you know the New Forest has coastline, too? From east to west we have more than 40 miles of sand, shingle, secret beaches and estuaries just waiting to be explored. So check out what you need to know here… Forbidding [...]

Lymington Seafood Festival is coming this August

May 8th, 2017|Food & Drink, Food & Drink Festival, Things To Do|

The historic market town of Lymington will be launching its first seafood festival on August 12th and 13th, aiming to build on the New Forest’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading food destinations for tourists and also a destination that boasts a stunning coastline. The two-day event, held at Bath Road Park, is free [...]

Hosting special moments & celebrating iconic memories

May 4th, 2017|Accommodation, Things To Do|

Chewton Glen captures what people love about the New Forest; the outdoors, the beautiful wildlife, the opportunity for activities, the coastal location and of course local organic produce that tastes divine. We think we’ve captured the essence of its beauty in and around our 130 acre grounds. Whether you’re looking to dine here for a [...]

It’s Bluebell Time in The New Forest

April 24th, 2017|Things To Do, Wildlife & Animals|

That explosion of vivid green and ultramarine blue on the forest floor, stretching under the beech trees as far as the eye can see. That delicate, unmistakable scent, hanging in the air. Of all the spring sights the New Forest has to offer, our bluebells are one of the most magnificent. Why? Because native bluebells [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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