New Forest Blog

Get your paws set for the ultimate doggy weekend

Staged in the beautiful Burley Park in the New Forest on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June, Dogstival is gearing up for a totally epic weekend for dogs and dog-lovers. Crowned ‘Best Pet Day Out in the UK’ award, Dogstival leads the pack as having the most ‘have a go’ activities than any other doggy…

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Top free family friendly things to do in the New Forest

Do you need some inspiration on how to have lots of family fun but save those pennies at the same time? From miles of walking and cycling trails to explore, to unforgettable visits to farms and picnics surrounded by nature, we have lots of excellent family friendly free things to do in the New…

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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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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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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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Eat, Drink and be Merry in the New Forest this Festive Season.

As Autumn sets in, now is the perfect time to start planning your festive celebrations. Gather your nearest and dearest, or invite your co-workers for something a little different this year. At the Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu, you can indulge on an unforgettable festive feast in the heart of the…

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Why your next day trip should be at Lepe Country Park

With costs of living on the rise and the benefits of spending time outdoors more present than ever, there’s never been a better time to plan a day trip to a country park. Finding a space to explore nature can be a way to boost your mood, keep active and entertain the family – without breaking the…

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Top family attractions

There are so many amazing family attractions in the New Forest, so we understand that it can be a little overwhelming to choose where to visit, so we’ve whittled down the list to showcase our top family attractions! Plus, we’ve popped them into categories for you, so you can choose attractions that…

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Top things to do this August in the New Forest

With the school summer holidays in full swing, there’s plenty going on across the New Forest this month. Whether you are planning on visiting with children or not, make the most of the sunny days and take advantage of those balmy summer evenings. Take a look at some of the highlights this month……

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