Weekend Adventures in the New Forest
The New Forest is the perfect holiday destination for anyone wanting a cosy, rural retreat. Home to heaps of homey cottages and natural wonderland full of wild ponies, cattle and deer. There's a wealth of traditional, country pubs and beer gardens to spend your afternoons in and taste locally brewed lagers and ales. The New Forest isn't just a haven for luxury and rejuvenation, it's also packed with outdoor activities and thrilling country pursuits. If you miss the buzz of a city or need a big night out then Bournemouth is just 10 miles away.
Check out all of our accommodation and activity ideas below:
Browse activity ideas in the New Forest
TOP ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW FOREST
The devil's in the detail and the detail's in the planning. Here are some of our favourite activities in the New Forest...
Top Accommodation This Month
Looking for a cosy retreat to base yourself in the New Forest? Here are our favourite places to stay.
Why Have A Weekend In the New Forest?
The New Forest is a holiday destination for anyone wanting to experience true peace and tranquillity in an idyllic woodland setting. You'll fall in love with wildlife roaming free around every corner, the picturesque glades, rivers, heather-covered heaths and ancient woods. There's a wealth of award-winning wildlife parks, museums and gardens for you to explore.
Each season of the year brings about a completely fresh experience in the New Forest, rich in colours and senses. It's a beautiful landscape that has been shaped over many years by animals and man. There's plenty to do and plenty to see on your trip. Discover walking and cycling paths, visit the local cosy pubs, spot the wildlife, and take part in a variety of both indoor and outdoor activites.
June: Simply Land Rover Rally
July: Folk Festival
August: Beaulieu Supercar Weekend
October - November: Food and Drink Festival
Public Bus Network
Daily Parking Price: Free - £5.80
Uber partly available
Train stations + cycle routes
Did You Know
Created as a hunting ground by William the Conqueror (1079)
The New Forest has 26 miles or 42km of coastline
One of Britain's newest and smallest national parks
Home to over 4000 ponies - symbols of the forest
Best Place For A Beverage
Average Pint: £4.00
The Ferryman Fine Dining Pub
The Musketeer Pub
Fox & Hounds
The New Forest is the destination for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Forget traffic jams and noise and say hello to beautiful landscapes and traditional establishments. If you're a fan of fine food, you'll want to sample a selection of the traditional hearty pies, locally sourced meat and caught seafood. If you buy a product under the banner of the New Forest Marque, you're getting an authentic product of the highest quality from the New Forest!
The New Forest is the perfect twin destination as you can enjoy the fabulous countryside in a gorgeous self-catering holiday property as a base and then enjoy a night out in Bournemouth which is just 10 miles away! We can organise the perfect weekend break in the New Forest, put us to the test today!