New Forest Visitor Information

When you are new to an area it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. Let us help you plan your visit to the New Forest by providing helpful information to help you make the most out of your trip, whether you are here for just the day or a longer break.

Visitor Information Points

When visiting the New Forest there are numerous Visitor Information Panels around the area, along with various Local Information Points which can provide really useful information to help you enjoy your time and make the most out of being in our National Park. The local information points can be found at various stores, shops and activity centres across the forest. Whether you are looking for the perfect hotel to stay in or to find out what's on locally, they can offer you advice as well as ideas of places for you to visit for days out.

Plan your visit in advance

From a map of the New Forest, through to brochures and guides, let us help you plan your trip in advance.

We can also provide you with some useful Accessibility pointers about the New Forest to ensure your time here is made as easy as possible.

In this section of the website we will share with you the easiest ways to travel to the New Forest, details of how to travel around the New Forest once you’re here, including how to get from A to B and the best ways to travel around by public transport.

If you are travelling to the area by car, not only will our maps help you to plan your visit but we have lots of information on car parking in our rural and towns & village car parks across the National Park.

Save money off your New Forest days out or holiday

The Go New Forest Card with nearly 400 special offers saving you money at attractions, activities, places to eat, shops and accommodation around the forest. Read more about this scheme and help save pounds off your visit. All of the discounts and offers are available to you for the small payment of £10.

Caring for the Forest

Before visiting, please ensure that you take a look at the New Forest Code, which helps everyone do their bit to look after our unique and special wildlife and nature. The New Forest Code especially highlights the regards to animal safety, parking, dogs and fires and BBQs. Please make sure that you keep to the speed limits at all times and slow down for any wildlife that may be in or near the road.

We also ask if you could please look out for the animal’s safety whilst you’re here. Including keeping your distance not touching, petting or feeding the ponies!

We have to mention these things as they are all put in place to help preserve and protect the National Park and the special flora and fauna which come to thrive here for future generations.

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