Plan the ultimate family summer

The New Forest is made for families! From all the wonderful wildlife exploring and excellent days out at attractions and activity centres, to yummy places to eat and top family friendly accommodation, create unforgettable family memories that you’ll cherish forever in the New Forest this summer.

Plan incredible days out at local attractions, we've got a huge list of places to visit in the New Forest, including theme parks, farms, gardens, zoos, museums and so much more. You'll never be short of finding activities and wild adventures for the whole family to love here either. From canoeing and on-water assault courses, to zip-wires, treetop trails and archery, get active this summer! And, of course, walking adventures and bike rides on our hundreds of miles worth of pathways - you'll be sure to spot lots of ponies, donkeys and other cute free roaming animals along the way!

For food & drink out and about, we've got the whole family covered. There are plenty of amazing family friendly cafes, pubs and restaurants located in the New Forest, for some amazing family dining experiences and for refuelling during fun-filled days out! Or, why not head to local farm shops, fill up your basket and head deep into our woodlands for an idyllic picnic amongst all the nature and wildilfe?

Make a break of it and stay in the magical New Forest this summer. With a whole list of places to stay that will accommodate the whole family, you will be sure to find the perfect location for you! From holiday parks with quirky ways to stay, activities on site and entertainment and welcoming hotels with swimming pools and play areas, to camping under the stars, staying in a home-from-home self catering cottage to friendly bed & breakfasts in towns and villages. 

So, what are you waiting for? Browse through our website for loads of amazing ideas and inspiration on places to go, things to see, locations to eat and top family friendly ways to stay in the New Forest and start planning your ultimate family summer in our incredible National Park…

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