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Top things to do in March in the New Forest

With the spring flowers beginning to adorn the gardens and verges and the arrival of newly born New Forest Pony foals, March makes an excellent time for a trip to the New Forest. Many of our attractions open their doors for the season and you’ll find plenty to do throughout the month, whether you…

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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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Top things to do this February half term in the New Forest

It’s not long now until February half term! This year, Hampshire’s half term falls from Saturday 10 February-Sunday 18 February and there are some amazing things to do with the kids in the New Forest. From outdoor adventures to indoor fun, take a look at some of the top February half term events…

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Get your steps in – Top short walks in the New Forest

Taking short walks in the New Forest is a rejuvenating experience, seamlessly blending nature and exercise. Whether it’s part of your daily routine or exploring at the weekends, getting your steps in is super important. Not only will it benefit your physical health, but also your mental wellbeing…

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Navigate around the New Forest National Park

The New Forest is a paradise for explorers and adventurers. Take a journey through the ancient woodlands, open heathlands and charming villages of this stunning National Park, spotting rare flora and enchanting free-roaming animals along the way, including our famous New Forest Ponies. Spanning 219…

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Top things to do this February in the New Forest

As the days begin to get longer, wrap up warm and head to the New Forest for some amazing days out and short breaks during February. The forest begins to wake from winter during February so head to some of our beautiful gardens to see the early emergence of spring and perhaps some early blooming…

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Best value for money days out in the New Forest

If you are feeling the pinch after Christmas but are still eager to get out and about then we’re on hand to help you with some great ideas for value for money days out here in the New Forest. With free things to do as well as those that are budget friendly, find out how you can maximise your money…

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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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How to celebrate the winter solstice in the New Forest

The Winter Solstice of 2023 is nearly upon us! Just after 8am on Friday December 22, the sun will rise, marking the 24-hour period when the Northern hemisphere experiences the shortest day - and a night-time lasting 16 hours. This special time of year is traditionally celebrated as a season of…

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Top Things to Look Forward to in 2024

It won’t be long before we are watching the fireworks, chinking glasses and welcoming in 2024! There are some fantastic events and activities to look forward to in the New Forest in 2024 with highlights throughout the year. Kick off the new year in the New Forest Start as you mean to go on by…

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