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Fun date ideas this Valentine’s Day in the New Forest

Roses are red, violets are blue - but, if you’d like some fresh Valentine’s Day ideas, we wouldn’t blame you! Fortunately, the magical New Forest is packed with wonderful places to see and experiences to enjoy and many of them are completely free so, for some fun date ideas this February 14, read…

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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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New interactive New Forest walking & cycling routes

With walking and cycling being some of the most popular ways to spend the day in the New Forest, we decided it was super important to enhance your New Forest experience by creating easier to follow route navigation, ensuring that you can enjoy your time without worrying about losing your way in the…

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Top things to do in November in the New Forest

Before we head into winter, it’s time to catch the last of the autumn colours here in the New Forest. November can still be awash with colour and on the finer days, you can enjoy some glorious walks through our woodlands treading slowly by the fallen leaves. You may also be lucky enough to spot some…

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Top things to do this October half term

With Hampshire’s half term officially taking place from 23-27 October, it’s time to start planning your activities and days out with the kids. There is so much to do here in the New Forest this October half term – we’ve autumnal themed events galore, plenty of opportunities to get out and about in…

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Top ways to spend August bank holiday

With the weather forecast looking promising, we ought to make the most of the upcoming August bank holiday weekend! This year, bank holiday Monday falls on 28 August, so there is plenty of time to plan an unforgettable weekend – and where better to spend it than in the amazing New Forest? We have…

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Summer adventure and outdoor activities in the New Forest

This summer, why not explore the New Forest in a different way? Whether you fancy zipping through the skyline on a high ropes course or taking to the water for a different perspective of our coastline, there are lots of adventures and opportunities to be had here. Make the most of the longer days by…

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Top summer days out in the New Forest

Make the most of the summer months with some amazing days out. Whether you are into fast-paced activities, days out for all the family or leisurely days by the seaside, you will find plenty of choices here in the New Forest. Top attractions to visit You won’t be short of things to do and ideas for…

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10 reasons to visit in the summer

Hip hip hooray – it’s the first day of summer today! Perhaps the happiest season of the year, with sun, outdoor adventures, delicious food and stunning colours all around. There is nowhere better to love this season than in the New Forest. Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in summer……

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How to celebrate summer solstice in the New Forest

If you’ve always wanted to celebrate a summer solstice but couldn’t face the Stonehenge schlepp, then may we make a suggestion? Come and celebrate this magical moment in the calendar year, when the night is at its shortest and the day is at its longest, in the New Forest. Why? Well, we’re not short…

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