New Forest Blog

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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Ice Cream & Sweet Treats in the New Forest

Get ready for a warm weekend ahead and pick out the perfect ice cream spots across the New Forest! Or, treat yourself to another sweet treat – ideal for sharing with friends and family on a day full of sunshine. Our top places for ice cream… On local high streets – If you visit our towns and…

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Top Things to Do in June in the New Forest

Flaming June will soon be here, hopefully bringing with us those balmy summer nights and plenty of opportunities to soak up the great outdoors. Take a look at what you can join in with this month… Get active in the glorious New Forest With longer days, June is the perfect time to get outdoors and…

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Top Ways to Spend the Spring Bank Holiday

As we approach the third Bank Holiday of the month, from May 27-29, it’s good to know there are all kinds of wonderful things lined up for you to enjoy in our beautiful part of the world. So, why not make the longer weekend count by getting outdoors for an all-new adventure in the magical New…

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Vibrant Spring Colours in the New Forest

There are sound scientific reasons why looking at colour can enhance our feelings of wellbeing and joy. Red and yellow stimulate the part of our brain which dilates blood vessels and increases heart-rate whereas blue lowers these responses. Looking at green things is understood to enhance creativity…

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10 reasons to visit in the spring

Happy first day of spring! The days start to get longer, the weather gets warmer and flowers begin to bloom… it’s no wonder it’s one of the best seasons of the year. And where better to enjoy the delights of this wonderful season than in the New Forest? Here are our top 10 reasons to visit the New…

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Top things to do this April in the New Forest

Soak up spring and make your way to the New Forest this April. Whether you are planning some family adventures or a couple’s retreat, there’s plenty for you to see and do here this month. Take a look at some of our highlights… Explore our gardens Our gardens will be awash with colour as the spring…

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Spring Scents

Nothing says spring more than its delightful and delicate scents - yet stopping to indulge our most underrated sense is often the last thing on our minds. Given that studies have suggested a link between a compound in some floral scents and the suppression of stress responses in animals, perhaps…

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Top things to do in May in the New Forest

The spring month of May will soon be upon us bringing with it longer days, more spring flowers and a well-deserved Bank Holiday weekend! Read on to find out what you can enjoy here in the New Forest throughout the month of May… Image - Beaulieu Grounds & Gardens May Bank Holiday Weekend The start…

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Spring Wildlife in the New Forest

The sun is out, the days are longer – and, after a long dark winter, the magical New Forest is bursting with new life! From magnificent, heavy-antlered Red Deer, to the tiny sand lizard, you’ll find a feast of amazing creatures to marvel over and photograph in the next few months. So, why not plan…

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