From your summer holiday with the family to that romantic weekender for two, why not take a little time over the festive season to give yourself the best present of all – booking a trip to one of the UK’s most magical locations, the New Forest.
Just 90 minutes by train from London and under two hours by car from most of the south of England, the New Forest the perfect place to unwind and relax – or to get out and have an adventure.
We have 220 square miles of forest and heath plus 40 miles of tranquil coast for you to explore and enjoy.
Take time to savour a tasting menu at one of our beautiful hotels or to sip a craft beer in one of our cosy inns and pubs.
Bliss out in the tranquillity of our world-class spas or kick-start your new walking or cycling regime.
Take a cookery course, try your hand at bushcraft, or book to learn a new sporting skill – hello stand-up paddleboarding!
Once you’ve arrived here, there’s no need to worry what to do.
Check out our amazing attractions, from the National Motor Museum and Palace House at Beaulieu, to Paultons Park, Home to Peppa Pig World, to Exbury Gardens or the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park. Plus, lots of fun-filled activities, from watersports to archery.
We have more than 140 miles of off-road tracks, where you can enjoy easy and relaxed cycling and see thousands of free-roaming ponies along the way, perfect for families or those simply wishing to enjoy a leisurely ride at their own pace.
If you need to hire a bike when you’re here, there are cycle hire shops at various locations across the New Forest including Brockenhurst, Burley and Lyndhurst.
Walking couldn’t be easier, too. Our shortest walks are less than a mile, our longest join onto the Solent Way and Avon Valley Walk, two of the south’s best-loved long-distance paths.
Whether you're coming for a day or a fortnight, we’ve got the perfect place for you to stay: en famillie (and by that, we do mean bringing your dog as well), as a couple, with friends, family or flying solo.
Want to make 2022 the year you get closer to nature? Try camping.
What could be wilder than a night or three under canvas? If you love the idyllic feeling of being outdoors or close to nature then what better way than to experience our wonderful wildlife and beautiful scenery than camping or caravanning?
The New Forest is a great destination for anyone who enjoys the laidback feeling of being outside, with ample footpaths, family-friendly activities, fascinating wildlife and nature and some amazing off-road cycleways.
Camping is the perfect break for families 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.
If you want to combine camping with luxury, too, then check out our glamping opportunities. You’ll find pods, yurts, shepherds huts and glorious, old-fashioned bell tents at various glamping spots all over the forest.
Want to tour and take in as much of the forest experience as possible? Book into one of our top-notch 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 our listing.
Whether it’s a small B&B, a larger guest house, an inn or a farm house, you will experience service, facilities and cuisine of the highest standards.
Want it all sorted for you, entertainment and all? 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.
Good news is that we have so many wonderful Holiday Parks to stay; from the perfect two-person cabins, to houses which can accommodate large family groups, even incredible treehouses, that you’re bound to find a place that’s right for you.
Plus, each park is different but you can be assured of fabulous facilities, plenty to amuse the kids and a wonderful variety of entertainment, including swimming pools, alpaca walking, evening shows and lots more.
Want to be alone with the ones you love best? Go self catering.
We have homes in the centre of towns, apartments by the sea and cottages where roaming ponies and donkeys will wander by outside. There are plenty of options of ideal self catering locations to stay in the New Forest, accommodating from 2 to 16 people!
Want to enjoy the high life? Our hotels are the place.
We have 5* hotels, hip hotels, luxury family hotels, through to cosy independent hotels in secluded location, you will be sure to find a hotel to suit your needs for a short break or holiday in the New Forest, no matter what your budget.
Many of our hotels also have unmissable amenities, including award-winning spas, tennis courts, gyms, fine dining restaurants, snug bars – and you can’t forget the stunning views of the gardens and surrounding areas.
Can’t wait? Neither can we! You can get access to more information on dates and deals from all of our accommodation options at thenewforest.co.uk. See you soon!