Wildlife & Animals

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spring brings new life to the Forest

May 13th, 2016|Wildlife & Animals|

Spring is a magical time here in the New Forest. Last Wednesday (4 May 2016) one of our team members just happened to be at the right place at the right time to find a gorgeous newborn donkey! We hope you enjoy these photos - find more on our Facebook Page

Donkey Infographic

February 18th, 2016|Wildlife & Animals|

The New Forest donkeys can be found throughout the forest all year round. Far less donkeys are found in the New Forest than ponies – there’s only 1 New Forest donkey for every 30 New Forest ponies! The New Forest donkeys are far more docile than the New Forest ponies; however they should never be [...]

Infographic: New Forest Ponies

January 27th, 2016|Wildlife & Animals|

For a very long time, the New Forest has been the home to its most beloved residents: The wonderful New Forest ponies. The New Forest ponies are wild, but also owned by the New Forest Commoners. The ponies found in the New Forest are all pure New Forest breeds. Colour, markings and branding ensure that [...]

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