New Forest Blog

Best value for money days out in the New Forest

If you are feeling the pinch after Christmas but are still eager to get out and about then we’re on hand to help you with some great ideas for value for money days out here in the New Forest. With free things to do as well as those that are budget friendly, find out how you can maximise your money…

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Create your perfect escape to the New Forest this year

What would the perfect holiday escape mean to you? Beautiful beaches and a fascinating coastline to explore? Acres of wild, open countryside to walk and cycle in? Stylish, insta-worthy hotels and romantic rental cottage hideaways, or a holiday parks that have got the lot? Or do you dream of being…

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Top alcohol-free spots in the New Forest

In the New Forest lies a trove of alcohol-free havens, perfect for a January detox or mindful indulgence to start the year. You can still enjoy cosy afternoons in the pub after a long winter walk, fine dining at stunning restaurants and social gatherings with loved ones sans alcohol! Discover our…

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Get active this January

As we step into the new year, the allure of fresh starts and new adventures pop into many people’s minds. And what better way to kickstart the year than immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the New Forest? It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and revitalize both body and mind…

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10 reasons to visit in the winter

Happy first day of winter! Come and experience the magic of the New Forest during this wonderful time of year. Visiting our National Park in winter offers a unique and charming experience! Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in the winter… 1. Scenic beauty - The New Forest transforms…

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How to celebrate the winter solstice in the New Forest

The Winter Solstice of 2023 is nearly upon us! Just after 8am on Friday December 22, the sun will rise, marking the 24-hour period when the Northern hemisphere experiences the shortest day - and a night-time lasting 16 hours. This special time of year is traditionally celebrated as a season of…

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Top 10 winter walks in the New Forest

Get those steps in in the magnificent surroundings of the New Forest. Whether you are choosing to go on a walk for some post-Christmas exercise or are looking to blow those cobwebs away, we’ve put together a list of ten of our best winter walks that you can enjoy. The Lepe Loop Take to the New…

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Top Things to Look Forward to in 2024

It won’t be long before we are watching the fireworks, chinking glasses and welcoming in 2024! There are some fantastic events and activities to look forward to in the New Forest in 2024 with highlights throughout the year. Kick off the new year in the New Forest Start as you mean to go on by…

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2024 Cottage Breaks

If you’re inspired by Christmas movies like The Holiday , where the main characters stay in a gorgeous country cottage, now’s the time to make your vacation dreams come true. The magical New Forest is bursting with beautiful self catering cottages, just waiting for you to book for 2024. We’ve got…

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Local Christmas Shopping

The big day is upon us, meaning it's time to seriously start thinking about completing your Christmas shopping; there is nowhere better to fill up your shopping bags than in the New Forest! Our towns and villages boast unique artisan shops and delightful boutiques, elevating the entire shopping…

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