New Forest Blog

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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Top things to do this July in the New Forest

Summer is well and truly on here now making July a perfect time for lots of outdoor adventures. With acres of forest to explore, a gorgeous coastline and an abundance of footpaths and bridleways to follow, what’s stopping you from visiting the New Forest? Take a look at some of the top things to do…

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Top things to do in May Half Term in the New Forest

Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure for the May half term or some low-cost ways to entertain the children, there’s plenty happening here in the New Forest! Choose from days out with the little ones at the ever-popular Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park – with the thrills and rides…

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Top ways to spend Early May Bank Holiday in the New Forest

The first of the May bank holidays will soon be here. If you are looking to get away for the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, then the New Forest makes a great bolt hole! Falling at the end of April, with the Bank Holiday on Monday 1 May – plan a spring trip and make the most of the luscious green…

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Ten Hidden Gems in the New Forest

The magical New Forest has so many world-class attractions and amazing places to visit that it’s easy to overlook the other side of this beautiful area – our hidden gems and secret spots. They are the places that only the locals know; the sights and spectacles you’ve maybe never heard of, or the…

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23 Reasons to visit the New Forest in 2023

1. Our Ancient Woodlands. The New Forest has the highest concentration of ancient trees than anywhere else in Western Europe. Our living St Paul’s Cathedral, you can see some of the best beeches at Brackley Inclosure, near Bolderwood. 2. The ponies. Native to the New Forest, these roaming ponies…

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Outdoor Winter Fun in the New Forest

It’s cold outside – but don’t let that put you off experiencing some real winter fun! Winter in the New Forest is a magical time. It’s a season of rustling, frosted leaves; of snow and storms, dark, starry skies and dramatic, flaming sunsets. It’s also a great time to kick-start a fitness regime or…

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