New Forest Blog

Top ways to spend the spring bank holiday and May half term

Marking the start of the Hampshire spring half term is the second May bank holiday on Monday 27 May. You’ll find lots to see and do across the New Forest, from family activities through to live music and much more. Whether you are visiting for the day, for the Bank holiday weekend or for an extended…

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Top Early May bank holiday events in the New Forest

With the Easter weekend now behind us, it’s time to start thinking ahead to May and the next bank holiday weekend! Of course, there’s plenty to see and do in the New Forest at the best of times – with fabulous walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. Added to this though, we have some amazing…

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Top Easter events in the New Forest

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…

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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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Royal New Forest Facts

It’s nearly Coronation Day! So, in the spirit of all the amazing things to come on May 6, here’s a few fabulous Royal New Forest Facts to get you started. 1. Founded by a King Everyone knows the date of 1066, when William of Normandy defeated the unfortunate King Harold at the Battle of Hastings…

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Celebrate the King’s Coronation in the New Forest

There will be bunting galore, Union Jacks waving and lots of royal excitement in May as we see the Coronation of King Charles III. The date of the King’s Coronation falls on Saturday 6 May, with an extra Bank Holiday granted on Monday 8 May – making the Coronation weekend an extra Bank Holiday…

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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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Top Things to Do in the New Forest in August

Pack your picnics, pick your perfect spot on the beach and find an ideal spot for a sunny siesta – August is nearly here, ready to bring you some summertime adventures in the New Forest. Whether you are travelling as a family, on your own, with friends or as a couple, there are plenty of things to…

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Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend in the New Forest

From Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 June, we are being treated to an extra long Bank Holiday weekend in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. With long days and balmy nights, this upcoming Bank Holiday weekend is a fantastic opportunity to explore all that the New Forest has to offer. From themed…

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