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ponies in the snow
ponies in the snow

Christmas in the New Forest

The New Forest is alive this time of year; with Christmas fast approaching there is a wealth of activities, shopping and family things to do in the forest for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are looking to stock up on some delicious local produce, purchase some quirky home-made gifts or even just spending the day with the family; the New Forest is the perfect place to be this Christmas.

There is a wealth of family events in the forest this Christmas, with The National Motor Museum, Paultons Park, and Longdown Activity Farm putting on fantastic family festive events as well as many others. Take the children along to Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Paultons Park where the children can visit the grotto and see where all the magical toys are made, and even get given a Christmas present too!

ponies in the snow
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Watch the beautiful Christmas lights adorn in our Towns & Villages as you enjoy the beautiful Christmas carols serenade you whilst you take advantage of the late night shopping. Purchase special Christmas gifts at our craft fairs and markets, where you can pick truly the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

Christmas planning is difficult and sometimes you just wish that you could let someone else do all of the hard work, whilst you sit back and enjoy the festivities. The New Forest has an array of beautiful hotels which are offering amazing Christmas breaks away, giving you the chance to enjoy Christmas out of the kitchen and in front of a beautiful log fire with a buttery mince pie. From Christmas dinners and lunches to Christmas parties, the New forest has a selection of amazing dining options for you to choose from this Christmas.