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Crowd-pleasing Days Out in the New Forest

With so many great things to see and do in the New Forest, it’s no wonder that we’ve got three fantastic parks across Hampshire and Dorset.

Having such a diverse range of things to do in the local area makes a stay at Hoburne Bashley, Hoburne Park, or Hoburne Naish perfect; regardless of who you have in tow.

Whether it’s a group of friends, the grandchildren or just a quiet weekend away as a couple, there truly is something for everyone.


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Paulton’s makes the ideal day out for those younger holiday-makers.

With over 70 rides and attractions including 9 Peppa Pig-themed rides, a large indoor play zone and ‘Little Africa’ animal adventure area, there is a huge variety of things to do.

Situated at Ower, on the edge of the New Forest National Park you can easily spend a day exploring the 140 acres of parkland.  Peppa herself may even make an appearance!


A great day out for all ages! Beaulieu Motor Museum is home to over 250 cars, motorcycles and memorabilia including famous four-wheeled stars from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Top Gear.  

It’s not all about the cars though, as you’ll also be able to explore the Palace House and grounds which date back to Victorian times. Find out what the Victorians ate and how they cooked it – you could even get a tour from a costumed-guide acting as a Victorian maid.


Take a trip to the historic market town of Lymington and get a feel for the local history at the St Barbe Museum

With a strong connection to the marine industry, the museum demonstrates how the town developed as a port for smugglers, salt makers and boat builders – much of which you’ll still find evidence of within the area today.

Exhibitions in the art gallery change on a regular basis and display loans from the country’s best public and private collections, as well as a selection of local art which can be purchased.

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With the beautiful gardens to explore, and enough cake to feed the whole of Hampshire; it’s the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon with friends or family.You’ll be in flower-heaven at the New Forest Lavender farm!

Plus, if you just can’t get enough of the purple-posy then the gift shop is the perfect place to get your hands some lovely homemade lavender goodies.


Whether you’re looking to fill a full day or just a few hours; the New Forest Waterpark has a huge range of activities perfect for groups of family or friends.

Try your hand at kayaking, see if you can stand-up paddleboard or tackle the inflatable sports aqua-

park spanning an impressive 4,000 square meters.


One for the animal-lovers; the New Forest Wildlife Park houses a wide range of animals including fallow deer, giant otters and the dominant grey wolf.

Throughout the day you’ll be able to attend live talks and feeding sessions – the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals and ask any questions you may have.

Feeling intrigued by the New Forest? There's so much it has to offer... All you've got to do now is decide which of our three stunning parks you'll be staying at! 

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