Things to Do in Minstead

Minstead is home to one of our beautiful garden attractions here in the New Forest. Furzey Gardens is a wonderful, informal 10 acre woodland garden nestled in the peaceful Minstead. You'll find beautiful flowers, fauna, trees, fairy doors, lake, lovely walk ways and so much more. They also have their own thatched tea rooms onsite, which serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cream teas and cakes. 

There are lots of brilliant walking and cycling routes in and around Minstead. Follow our pathways and enjoy the stunning sights of the New Forest through all seasons, including our famous New Forest Ponies! Whether it's a short walk or a long hike you're looking for, Minstead is a great place to visit for an active day out. 

Visit Minstead Community Shop! Where you can browse through fantastic local produce, essential items, or treat yourself to a takeaway tea, coffee or hot chocolate, along with a slice of cake or sausage roll and watch forest life go by from The Village Green. 

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