New Forest Blog

Tick off your New Forest bucket list

With some experts calculating that our average time on Planet Earth is just 4,000 weeks, it’s no surprise that so many of us have a Bucket List of things we want to see and do before it’s time to go. Bucket Lists help us focus on what’s really important to us but the ideas on them don’t have to be…

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Celebrating Father's Day in the New Forest

On Sunday 16 June, we celebrate dads here in the New Forest! Whether your father figure is your dad, grandad, stepdad, or another significant role model, you'll find plenty of ways to spoil them. Here are some special activities to make this Father’s Day unforgettable. Unique day trips Treat your…

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Top things to do this May in the New Forest

May is a wonderfully colourful time in the New Forest, the fresh green leaves are opening, some of our woodland areas are adorned with bluebells and our gardens are blooming with bright hues. With longer days, and two bank holiday weekends, May is perfect for some New Forest outdoor adventures and…

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Top festive trails in the New Forest

Dark nights, bright lights and all the beauty of a winter wonderland – yes, it’s time to get your Festive Trail on! Here in the magical New Forest, you’ll find a festive trail to suit every visitor, whether you’re looking for a traditional Father Christmas experience, or an awesome display of starry…

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Top things to do this December

As well as a whole host of Christmas and seasonal events, there’s plenty going on across the New Forest this December. Wrap up warm and take a wintery walk through the forest, join Santa for a guided paddle along the Beaulieu River and be entertained by live bands at some of our arts venues. These…

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The New Forest’s spookiest locations

From cursed paintings to the ghosts of dead kings; from covens of witches to spectral monks, this part of the world is home to far more than its fair share of apparitions, phantoms and creepy goings-on. So, as we glide towards Halloween, only one question remains…are you brave enough to visit 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 things to do in the New Forest this October

Possibly one of the most beautiful months to visit the New Forest, October is a fantastic month for an autumn break or a day out exploring the great outdoors. October is the perfect time for an autumn walk. Choose your route and crunch your way through the fallen leaves while you are surrounded by…

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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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