Roses are red, violets are blue – so start sorting a New Forest Valentine’s Day that’s perfect for two!

Whether it’s a classic Champagne dinner, a Mediterranean sharing platter or the chance to play Cupid with real arrows, we’ve got an experience that’s just right for you.

Palace house at beaulieu in the new forestGive your loved one the royal treatment by taking them to dine at a real palace – Palace House at Beaulieu. Book an intimate table for two for February 14 and take your time to explore this historic property during the drinks reception, before being serenaded by a pianist as you and your guest enjoy a sumptuous, four-course meal.

Whisk your partner away for a luxurious break at the Montagu Arms in Beaulieu, where you’ll be able to curl up on their cosy sofas in front of a roaring log fire, walk the beautiful Beaulieu river and enjoy 3 AA rosette dining at their Terrace Restaurant.

Their Valentine’s break includes a stay in one of their exquisitely furnished four poster bed suites, a delicious gourmet hayloft suite in montagu arms hotel in the new forest Valentine's tasting menu at The Terrace, a New Forest breakfast, complimentary newspaper and use of the health club facilities (sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym) at SenSpa in nearby Brockenhurst.

The package is available from February 14-16 only, from £339 per room.

The Valentine’s Package at nearby Passford House is just as special.

Stroll hand in hand around the romantic Monet Garden, enjoy afternoon tea in one of the cosy lounges and share a candlelit dinner in their restaurant – also called The Terrace - before spending the night in one of their superior rooms.

The package includes a night in one of the superior rooms, a bottle of prosecco, Passford House chocolates, afternoon tea, a candlelit dinner and a full English breakfast for just £280.00 per couple.

4 poster bed suite at passford house hotel in the new forest Upgrade your experience for £310, to a four-poster room with complimentary newspaper and room service during your stay. And, while you’re there, why not book an indulgent massage with their masseuse? Treatments start at £45.00. For a full list of available treatments check out This package is available Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February.

The hotel also offers a Valentine’s dinner at their Terrace restaurant, open daily from 6.45pm for both hotel guests and non-residents. The special menu includes a glass of prosecco and a three-course candlelit dinner with coffee for £45.00 per person and is available from February 14-16.

If caring means sharing then you’ll find the perfect dining experience at Burley Manor, where their Champagne Valentine’s valentines meal at burley manor in the new forestdinner includes tasty Mediterranean sharing dishes cooked to perfection with the help of their wood-fired oven, a glass of Perrier-Jouet champagne, and time well-spent together, for £40 per person. Available from February 11 – 16 for pre-booked tables only.  

More sharing is on the menu at The Drift Inn near Lyndhurst. Their three-course Valentine’s sharing dinner includes a Beefeater Pink Mimosa on arrival and is £30 per person. It’s available from Monday 11 – Sunday 17 February from 5.30pm – 9pm and tables must be pre-booked.

table for 2 at the bell inn in the new forest Or why not try the Valentine’s sharing feast on offer at The Bell Inn near Bramshaw in the northern Forest? Dine on herb coated Hampshire rack of lamb for two, follow it up with Belgian chocolate fondue (as if anything could stop you!) and homemade raspberry marshmallows, cinnamon churros and tempura banana fritters

And if you’re up to eating five courses, check out New Park Manor Hotel’s special dinner menu, running from February 11-17, for £45 per person.

Rather spend your special day outside in our Great Outdoors? We’ve got plenty of things for you to enjoy ‘twogether’.

Nail the Cupid Thing by booking you and your partner in for an archery taster session with New Forest Activities, couple canoeing with new forest activities in the new forestwhere tuition and equipment will be provided. Or jump into a canoe for two and enjoy a gentle paddle along the stunning Beaulieu River.

More paddling is on offer with the New Forest Paddle Sport Company who are offering exclusive sessions for two. Their Sunset Picnic and SUP includes an hour’s stand-up paddleboard trip to Hurst Castle, a seasonal picnic made with the very best local in-season produce and an hour back through tranquil Keyhaven as the sun is setting, for just £65 per person – this makes for the perfect gift for your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Gift vouchers can be purchased here.

leopards at marwell zoo near the new forestOr why not venture further afield, to Marwell Zoo near Winchester, the perfect destination for all lovebirds! Spend the day with your loved one, walk hand in hand through Lemur Loop, and get cosy with a hot chocolate in one of the cafes. With hundreds of animals across 140 acres of parkland, there’s plenty to see and do.

Whatever treat you choose, just to make it even more special – and ensure you can enjoy a glass of bubbly without breaking the law - why not treat yourself to a chauffeur for the evening or the day? New Forest Platinum Tours have two Mercedes and a suitably uniformed driver ready to run you to and from any of your Valentine’s experiences.

And if you can’t make any of the above dates – or you’re one of those people who believe that every day should be Valentine’s Day - then we couldn’t agree more.

The New Forest is one of the UK’s most romantic spots. We’re packed end-to-end with ancient pubs and intimate, award-winning restaurants and eateries to enjoy a lingering meal in.

We’re bursting with breathtaking views, beautiful places to stay, and secret spots to spend time at with the one you summer landscape of the new forestlove most – well, how many other places do you know that have a village called Lover?

Our world-class hotels, cosy B&Bs’ and romantic hideaways are here every week of the year.

So tell someone you love them at the New Forest’s highest point, Piper’s Wait at Bramshaw, Lyndhurst. They’ll feel on top of (this part) of the world!

Or book the bejewelled Alhambra Room at Rhinefield House Hotel, to make the ultimate wedding proposal.

Enjoy an Italian influenced lunch or dinner, created and cooked by Michelin Star Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, at Lime Wood’s relaxed, stylish and comfortable restaurant, Hartnett Holder & Co.

Whether you decide to come for a romantic trip this Valentine’s Day, or later on in the year, just make sure you have the most magical experience in the New Forest. Find out everything you need to know for your trip on our website.




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