2020 has been an incredibly difficult year so far. We are hoping that things are beginning to look brighter and it won’t be too long until you can enjoy the New Forest in the ways that you have in the past.

It’s looking like government restrictions for tourism businesses may begin to lift from 4 July and we’ve got lots of lovely businesses here in the forest that are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

One of the ways that you can help support our tourism industry, is by purchasing vouchers in advance of your visit, a great way to show your commitment to visiting the New Forest at a later date as well as helping out our businesses along the way.

In this blog, we’ve put together a summary of some of the amazing vouchers that you can purchase. So, if you are looking for a thoughtful gift for someone, perhaps a way of saying a belated happy birthday or to celebrate a special occasion then take a look below for some inspiration…

Places to stay in the New Forest offering vouchers

As you are probably aware, there are some fantastic places to stay across the forest, with places to suit all budgets and tastes.

If you are after a bit of luxury as a way of pampering yourself then take a look at the following spa hotels offering vouchers:

Burley Manor - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, dining, the spa or for monetary value.

Careys Manor Hotel - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, fine dining, spa breaks or for monetary value.

Balmer Lawn Hotel - vouchers for monetary value, afternoon tea, spa or 7-course dining.

New Park Manor - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, dining, spa or club membership.

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, spa or for monetary value.

Lime Wood - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, spa, Sunday lunch and cookery classes.

Rhinefield House Hotel - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, spa or monetary value.

Chewton Glen - vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, dining, the spa, cookery lessons or monetary value.

If you consider yourself a bit of a food and drink lover then the following places will be sure to tempt you too…

Montagu Arms Hotel, in the heart of Beaulieu village - offering vouchers for overnight stays, afternoon tea, dining or for monetary value.

The Pig (well-known amongst foodies) with overnight stays, dining, The Pig recipe books or for monetary value.

Forest Park Hotel for its Brock gin, premium liquor tasting session vouchers, overnight stays and Sunday lunches.

You can also enjoy afternoon teas, vouchers for Sunday lunches, overnight stays and much more at the following places…

The Master Builder’s House Hotel - all of the above plus dog breaks and photo shoot vouchers.

Passford House Hotel - vouchers for monetary value, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch and 2-night breaks.

South Lawn Hotel - vouchers for monetary value.

The Mill at Gordleton - overnight stays, afternoon tea and dining.

Bartley Lodge Hotel - for overnight stays, afternoon tea and monetary value.

Crown Manor House Hotel - for monetary value, overnight stays, afternoon tea and dining.

Cottage Lodge Hotel - for monetary value and for some added extras for your stay.

Plus last but by no means least, if you fancy a bit of camping or glamping then Back of Beyond, near St Leonard’s is offering monetary vouchers to secure your break in the wilderness.

Making the most of your time in the New Forest

So you’ve sorted your accommodation, now what do you fancy doing? Whether you are planning to travel as a couple, a family group or individually, there is a lot of choice in and around the forest depending on how active you feel like being.

You could take to our off-road forest cycle tracks by booking a voucher with Forest Leisure Cycling for bike hire or for a monetary value. Head out on the water with The New Forest Paddle Sport Company for taster sessions, lessons, Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Pilates sessions, SUP with your dog and vouchers for courses or buy a voucher for a luxurious champagne sail with Escape Yachting. Kayak, canoe, book an archery session or other outdoor adventures with a voucher from New Forest Activities or book a voucher for combat tag, crossbows, axe throwing and other woodland fun with Insight Activities.

If you fancy something a little more sedate then a trip to Exbury Gardens makes for a delightful day out. Treat your loved one to a voucher for annual membership so they can come back time after time to see the changing seasons in the gardens. Or why not book a voucher for a pampering session at Simply Beauty in Ringwood for the ultimate relaxation?

Some of our familiar favourite attractions are offering vouchers for tickets including the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and Paultons Park (Home of Peppa Pig World). New Forest Wildlife Park is offering vouchers for keeper experiences and for adopting some of their lovely animals.

Continuing with the animal theme, Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park is offering vouchers for monetary value and Marwell Zoo, on the edge of the forest is offering vouchers for tickets, annual membership, animal adoption and experiences.

Combining your love for food and drink

You’ve seen above all the fantastic vouchers you can buy for dining experiences at some of our hotels, whether it’s for three-course fine dining or a traditional afternoon tea. Why not extend this further by purchasing a voucher for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery? A must visit for any G&T lover!

You can also buy vouchers for eating out at the Walhampton Arms (call or email to purchase your vouchers) or The Drift Inn and if you love beer then then Ringwood Brewery Store is offering vouchers for monetary value to spend in their Ringwood store.

After a sweet treat as a reminder of your visit to the forest? Or perfect for anyone who loves a spot of home-made fudge, Burley Fudge Shop is also offering vouchers for monetary value, you can choose from a large array of tempting flavours - yum yum!

We hope we’ve given you lots of inspiration for ways you can book a future visit to the New Forest. Don’t forget to take a look at the rest of our website for lots of ideas and inspiration on things you can do here. We look forward to welcoming you back to the area very soon!

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