With only a few weeks left to go, it’s not long now until the Easter weekend is here. You’ll find plenty to do here in the New Forest including some amazing days out for all the family. There are also lots of events planned across the weekend, including Easter egg hunts, Easter-themed family activities and much more.

Some of our top events this Easter include:

New Forest Easter Activity Trails and Walks

Back for 2024! Join Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre on Easter Sunday (31st March) for their Easter Activity Trail. For just £10 per child, enjoy 2-hours of eggs-ellent fun which includes climbing, archery, problem solving, pioneering, outdoor crafts, self-guided activities and face painting.

Avon Tyrrell Climbing in the New Forest - Activities Feature
Image - Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

Hockey’s Farm will be hosting a fun woodland walk and Children's Easter Hunt this Easter from 2 - 12 April! Just £1 donation to access the walk and hunt, plus a small prize upon completion of the Easter Hunt too! For more information and availbility, contact their friendly team via telephone, email or on site. 

New Forest Easter Egg Hunts

There are several amazing Easter egg hunts you can join onto here in the New Forest…

Head to Lepe Country Park for their Easter Hunt with Henrietta trail. Follow the riddles around the park to find all Henrietta's chicks! Then, join Ranger Laura up on the clifftop for some Easter fun, including games, easter egg hunts, crafts and more.

Take to the waters with a twist as you join New Forest Activities for their popular Canoe Easter Egg Hunt. A fun filled paddle along the Beaulieu River which all the family can enjoy. Disembarking for an Easter Egg Hunt with a difference!

The popular Longdown Golden Egg Hunt is back at Longdown Activity Farm. With nineteen golden eggs to find every day, plus one very special platinum egg! There are no clues, and they are very hard to find. There will be a prize for those who are fortunate enough to find a golden egg, and an eggstra special prize awarded to the person who finds the platinum egg! The Great Big Golden Egg Hunt will be on offer from Good Friday (29th March) through to Easter Monday (1st April) entry is included as part of your admission ticket.

Girl holding egg at Longdown Activity Farm at Easter
Image - Longdown Activity Farm

Running alongside the eggy Easter fun at Longdown (and throughout the Easter holidays) will be a full schedule of animal activities each day, including bottle-feeding the kid goats and calves, and hand-feeding the ducks. Children (and adults!) are encouraged to collect real eggs newly laid by the chickens at the farm and hold fluffy, yellow chicks and cuddle baby animals in the Animal Encounter Barn.

Pop along to the beautiful Furzey Gardens this Easter to hunt for their colourful two-foot eggs! Each arty egg has been produced by a different talented artist – with 15 to find across the gardens. Find all the eggs on the trail and claim your Easter egg treat at the tea rooms.

Celebrate Easter at Beaulieu

Hop into spring and celebrate Easter at Beaulieu as history comes to life! Have the chance to experience remarkable vehicles, meet colourful characters who are back out and about on the attraction, watch motoring parades and take part in fun family activities in Palace House from 29th March – 14th April! Added to this, over the Easter holidays there will be two separate car rallies held at Beaulieu; Simply Aston Martin on Sunday 7th April and Simply Audi on Sunday 14th April.

Easter bunny outside Palace House at Beaulieu
Image - Beaulieu

Try your hand at some Easter archery

Join in the fun with cracking Easter-themed Archery games organised by New Forest Activities and see if you can best top archer and win the big chocolate Easter egg!

Stay at the newly refurbished, New Park Manor Hotel

Recently refurbished, and uber family-friendly, New Park Manor Hotel will be running a special Easter package across the Easter holidays. Included in your stay will be access to a variety of ‘Spring Den Activities’ such as scavenger hunts, crafting and smores on the firepit. Activities run from 1st-14th April.

Book your Easter stay

Accommodation is fast filling up for the Easter weekend, so we’d recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. You will find information about staying in hotels, B&Bs, cottages, camping and more on our accommodation pages.

Easter Eggs at Archery with New Forest Activities
Image - New Forest Activities

Want to find out more?

This is just a selection of what’s happening in the New Forest across the Easter weekend and holidays. Keep an eye on our Easter events page for more events as they are added.

You’ll also find lots of information about places to visit, walks, cycle routes and much more across our website.