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Top things to do with the kids in the New Forest

Stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids over the summer holidays and beyond? The New Forest offers some amazing opportunities to get active, enjoy the outside amongst beautiful surroundings and to create lots of fantastic memories together. Let’s take a look at some of the activities and…

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Tick off your New Forest bucket list

With some experts calculating that our average time on Planet Earth is just 4,000 weeks, it’s no surprise that so many of us have a Bucket List of things we want to see and do before it’s time to go. Bucket Lists help us focus on what’s really important to us but the ideas on them don’t have to be…

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Brand-new flume ride open at Paultons Park!

The brand-new flume ride, Splash Lagoon, is now open at Paultons Park. Splash Lagoon is a family-friendly water boat ride that takes young explorers on a Jurassic adventure in the dinosaur-themed world of Lost Kingdom. The new family flume is complete with meandering rapids and an exciting drop into…

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Top things to do this July in the New Forest

Whether you are planning on heading to the New Forest with family, on a couple’s break or for a solo adventure, there’s plenty happening this July to keep you entertained. From tip top festivals and shows to leisurely beach days, now’s a great time to start putting together your itinerary. Here’s…

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Top things to do with toddlers in the New Forest

Whether it’s suggestions for summer days or ideas for what to do with your toddler in the rain, we’ve put together some of our top things to do with toddlers in the New Forest. With some big-name attractions through to activities to help burn off any excess energy your toddler may have, take a look…

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Celebrating Father's Day in the New Forest

On Sunday 16 June, we celebrate dads here in the New Forest! Whether your father figure is your dad, grandad, stepdad, or another significant role model, you'll find plenty of ways to spoil them. Here are some special activities to make this Father’s Day unforgettable. Unique day trips Treat your…

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Fun things to do with teenagers in the New Forest

It can be tricky to know what to do with teenagers at times. If you are looking for days out to remember or ways to burn off some energy, there are some fantastic attractions and activities here in the New Forest that are geared up for teenagers. Here are some of our top things to do with teenagers…

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Top things to do this June in the New Forest

Flaming June is just around the corner bringing with it the longest days of the year and (hopefully) some much needed sunshine. Make the most of the daylight by taking part in some amazing New Forest experiences. Whether soaring through the treeline on a zipline at one of our outdoor activity…

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Top Summer Festivals and Events

Get out those glad rags hanging at the back of the wardrobe, apply the sunscreen and get ready for a summer of amazing festivals and events here in the New Forest. Whether you are looking for ideas for all the family, love anything foodie or just fancy a day out with a difference, you’ll find plenty…

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The 10 prettiest New Forest holiday cottages to rent this summer

Whether you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, an idyllic country bolthole with a great pub in the village, or a picture-perfect thatched cottage, Here’s our pick of the Prettiest New Forest Cottages. The Smithy You’ll adore this little cottage for four in Lyndhurst which is beautifully styled…

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