Things To Do

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 [...]

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 [...]

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show 2016

July 19th, 2016|Things To Do|

Established in 1920, the New Forest Agricultural Show Society held its first show to the north of the forest at Bartley Cross. While initially a small event, the annual show now takes place over the course of three days in which 95,000 people are drawn to features such as show jumping and livestock competitions. Over [...]

They love us – New Forest scores in the Tripadvisor Awards

June 28th, 2016|Things To Do|

Every year the world’s largest travel site hands out its awards to the hotels, restaurants, activities and events that its users have most enjoyed visiting. This year, members of the New Forest Tourism Association have scooped an amazing 66 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, made up of some 44 accommodation providers, 13 attractions, activities and events [...]

The Ultimate New Forest Summer Bucket List

June 21st, 2016|Things To Do|

es, yes, yes, June may have only just have got going. But that means it’s only 11weeks to September. That’s ten weeks until the kids go back to school and just ten weeks to do all those wild and wonderful things you’ve always promised yourself (or the kids) that you’d treat them to. So, because [...]

Summer Solstice: Making the Most of the Longest Days

June 8th, 2016|Things To Do|

June 20th marks the 2016 Summer Solstice. The sun will dawn at 4:42am and closes out at 9:21pm; this gives us a mammoth 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight! The weekend of the 18th is your best chance to make the most of that summer glow and really enjoy what nature has to offer. [...]

New forest arts festival

June 6th, 2016|Things To Do|

See the National Park from a different view at the first New Forest Arts Festival Artists from across the New Forest are gearing up for the first New Forest Arts Festival – and you’re invited! You can join in over 40 events during the two week celebrations from 11 – 26 June including theatre, music, [...]

Father’s Day in the New Forest

June 2nd, 2016|Things To Do|

No one loves you like your dad. So it’s time to show him how much you love him – by treating him to a fantastic 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. Native forests, huge skies, [...]

May Bank Holiday – Things to Do in The New Forest

April 25th, 2016|Things To Do|

It’s set to be another busy May bank holiday weekend at The New Forest. From food markets to two-day fairs, here’s a little taste of what will be on offer from Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May. Sat 30th April: Hampshire Farmers Market at Ringwood Town Centre: Come along to the ever popular farmers [...]

National Pet Month: Days Out With the Dog

April 8th, 2016|Things To Do|

This month is National Pet Month so why not celebrate by treating your dogs to some extra special walk in The New Forest? There are very few restrictions when it comes to walking in The New Forest, making it a delightful destination to spend some quality time with your perfect pooch. If you’re unsure of [...]

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