It’s never too early to be thinking about booking your annual break – or a cheeky mid-weeker or weekend away for next year, come to think of it!
So, let us help you with some ideas!
The magical New Forest is the perfect place to indulge in a getaway. We’re only 90 minutes by train from London and under two hours by car from most of the south of England. Once here, however, you’ll feel a million miles from all the city and work stress – we have 220 square miles of forest and heath plus 40 miles of tranquil coast for you to endure.
We’ve got holidays to get you active, holidays to help you relax and more than enough to do, however long you choose to stay.
Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer over the next 12 months…
If you love the idyllic feeling of being outdoors and close to nature then what better way than to experience our wonderful wildlife and beautiful scenery than camping or caravanning?
Camping is great for family holidays and they are more than welcome here in the New Forest with many of our campsites being geared up for younger visitors with fantastic playparks and other activities.
Camping in the Forest manages 10 campsites in the New Forest including sites in Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst. All of these sites have Green Tourism Silver Awards for their environmental credentials from the back-to-basics site at Aldridge Hill through to Roundhill Campsite with open grassy areas, ideal for children to play on. Some of the more basic sites offer fantastic opportunities to get close to nature. At Green Hill Farm, if fishing is on your holiday list, they have two on-site fishing lakes and are open year-round. This wonderful campsite is one of the only campsites open all year round.
Some of our smaller campsites include Red Shoot Camping Park, which is in the perfect location for walking. Red Shoot have their own local shop and a lovely pub just a couple of steps away. Another one of our smaller campsites is Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park, located on the outskirts of Bransgore.
The best news of all is that all of our New Forest campsites have easy access into the open forest, which means your outdoor adventures can start immediately.
Chapelfield Camping at Godshill near Fordingbridge is launching its brand-new glamping in 2020! This campsite is only open between Wednesday 5 August and Tuesday 1 September in 2020. Another fantastic place for a glamping getaway is Back of Beyond Touring Park, with lots of options including a yurt, glamping pods, luxury wooden lodges and shepherd huts.
Fancy something a little more organised? You’re in the right part of the world. The New Forest has some of the UK’s best-rated holiday parks.
Try a hot-tub holiday – just you, the lodge and your own hot-tub to while away evenings under the stars in.
Or maybe being able to bring your beloved dog is the main consideration? Shorefield Holidays are perfect for this. They have parks all over the New Forest, as well as another just on the outskirts.
Each park is different but you can be assured of fabulous facilities, plenty to amuse the kids and a wonderful variety of entertainment. To make sure you don’t miss out on any offers and head to their website now.
Hoburne Bashley and Hoburne Naish holiday parks are also perfectly sited for a anyone who wants to explore our beaches or our wild woodland. With on-site cafes and restaurants, pools and a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone, they have holidaying down to a fine art.
Better still they have a special offer on for up to 20 per cent off with a £25 deposit for trips booked before January 31. More information can be found on their website.
Meanwhile Sandy Balls Holiday Village near Fordingbridge has a raft of offers to tempt you, from February half term breaks – perfect for blowing away the winter cobwebs – to Easter, May and early summer. Any Day Arrivals are now available for all of 2020 so you can arrive and depart on any day you want – much more convenient. Plus, with 2020 less than eight weeks away, you only need to pay a ten per cent deposit to secure your holiday for next year.
This form of holiday is now huge in the New Forest and the good news is that we have got so many wonderful self catering options; from tiny-two-person cabins, to houses to accommodate large family groups that you’re bound to find place that’s right for you.
Including Furzey House, a six bedroom thatched cottage set in a private area within the grounds of the beautiful Furzey Gardens, and is offering a ten per cent discount on seven-night and three-night stays in January, February or March 2020 (excluding February half term, 15 – 23 February). A cosy, family friendly place, Furzey House is a perfect base for winter walks and taking in all that the New Forest has to offer.
For even more ideas and tips on where to book look on our dedicated webpage.
BED AND BREAKFAST
Because we’d all rather someone else got the breakfast, try one of our beautiful Bed and Breakfasts. From family homes to lovely old farmhouses or cosy thatched cottages, there is a huge range of New Forest B&Bs available for you to choose from. In fact, there are over 30 different B&Bs that you could stay in, featured in the listing on our website.
We have 5* hotels (Chewton Glen, with its acclaimed treehouses and highly-rated spa), hip hotels Lime Wood and The Pig have plenty of celebrity fans, through to the luxury family hotel, New Park Manor, to cosy hotels with indoor swimming pools, including Bartley Lodge Hotel.
Don’t forget our independent hotels which include Cottage Lodge Hotel, Thatched Cottage Hotel or Forest Park Hotel which are all in Brockenhurst or Crown Manor House Hotel in Lyndhurst, or they can be found by the seaside, such as South Lawn Hotel. Whatever the location you will find a hotel to suit your needs for a short break or holiday no matter what your budget.
Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa offers award-winning spa facilities in the beautiful village of Brockenhurst, plus three different restaurants, including Thai, English and French cuisine.
For outstanding views head over to the UK’s official ‘Best Countryside Hotel’ at Burley Manor. Not only do they have amazing, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine cooked in a wood-fired oven, they also have an outdoor swimming pool and wonderful views over a deer park!
The Master Builder's House Hotel is the perfect location for a truly relaxing break in the New Forest. Set in a historic building with stunning views over Beaulieu River, at the18th century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard.
Balmer Lawn Hotel is one of the New Forest’s iconic buildings. Set in the middle of the forest, on the edge of Brockenhurst, this four-star hotel offers extensive leisure facilities including a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and tennis courts plus fine dining at Beresfords Restaurant.
Meanwhile you can soak up the atmosphere of a former coaching inn at the Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu. Dating from the 17th century, this hotel oozes history and charm. The hotel’s Terrace restaurant is a 3 AA rosette award fine dining experience which also enjoys national accolades for award winning afternoon teas.