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Spring Animals In The New Forest


Springtime is a perfect opportunity for families, couples and groups of friends to enjoy the ancient woodlands in its flowering beauty. With beautiful bluebells blooming and new baby animals being born on the farms, the forest is a haven for new beginnings.


Some of the main baby animals you can look forward to spotting during a break in The New Forest are the baby foals and also little lambs. Infamous for its pony population, The New Forest is the perfect place to see foals out and about in a natural habitat. The lambs are also a big feature of the National Park during spring, with many of the farms throughout the forest offering small children the opportunity to pet them.


Longdown Activity Farm which can be found in Ashurst in The New Forest provides families with the opportunity to interact with some of the baby farm animals which is popular with all of the family. From new baby chicks, calves and even piglets you can see a variety of spring animals here, along with getting the chance to hold the baby chicks on the baby animal encounter.


For families who like to get at the heart of working farm life, then working farm holidays are a fantastic way to get up close to the beautiful farm animals. Upper Kingston Farm Cottages provides luxurious self-catering cottages on a working farm; the flock of sheep making it the perfect place to experience lambing season. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the working farm, and get an opportunity to interact with the lambs.


If you are more interested in seeing some spring animals in their natural habitat then why not enjoy one of the fantastic walking routes. With the forest coming alive this time of year, you can guarantee some sights of beautiful foals and maybe even get the opportunity to see some fawn, calves and even some baby ducklings by the water. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the stunning New Forest birds.


The New Forest is full of exciting things to see this spring, so make sure you don’t miss out and take the opportunity to spend some time with the family and see the baby new forest animals.