Events: Things to do

Winter Paddling

Date: 1 November 2017 - 31 March 2018

Every day

Location: New Forest Activities, Baileys Hard, Baileys Hard Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YF

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Cost: £18

Available from November 2017 - March 2018. As the weather gets chillier, wrap up warm and take to the water on one of our Winter Paddles!


Choose between single seater kayaks or two or three seater canoes for a full two hour guided tour out on the water. The Beaulieu River has some stunning sites throughout the Winter offering up lots of fun despite the season.

Price: £18 per person duration (2 hours).

Availability: see our website for available dates.

Session times: 10am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Half hour for arrivals and initial kitting up and up to two full hours of guidance and instruction.

Instruction from a qualified coach to help you master the basics and feel confident on the water, followed by a guided journey out and back from Baileys Hard River depending on tides & weather.

Get in touch with us today on 01590 612377 to book your Winter Paddle session! Alternatively, book your session on our website at

Fundraising Book Fair

Date: 20 January 2018

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free entry

Bring some books, buy some books and raise money for the New Forest Centre Museum.


Ernest Hemingway said: 'There is no friend as loyal as a book.' So come along and find yourself some new 'friends' at our fundraising book sale.

Half Term Discovery Day

Date: 13 February 2018

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: £1 per activity

Learn about the New Forest and have fun with family friendly holiday activities.


Drop into the New Forest Centre and learn about the New Forest whilst exploring your crafty side.

Museum entry is free.

Christopher Tower Reference Library Open Day

Date: 24 February 2018

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free entry

Explore our collection of New Forest maps at the Christopher Tower Reference Library Open Day.


Run in conjunction with our exhibition 'Maps: The New forest Unfolded', this open day will showcase highlights from our wonderful collection of maps as well as other supporting material from our collections.

The Library, which is situated on the second floor of the New Forest Centre, contains one of the largest collections of books, maps, photographs, reports and ephemera on the Forest, available to the public in a single location. The Christopher Tower Reference Library was opened in 2004 following the building’s renovation funded by the Heritage Lottery and the Christopher Tower Foundation. Christopher Tower, who was educated at Eton Christ Church, Oxford, was the author of nine poetry books and travelled extensively in the Middle East. He spent his later years in Athens and the New Forest.

Lymington Boat Jumble

Date: 3 March 2018

Location: TS Kent, Scout Hut, Kings Salterns Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3QD

Time: 09:30 - 12:00

Cost: Entry by donation

The 6th annual Lymington Boat Jumble in aid of 9th Lymington Sea Scout group is to be held on Saturday 3rd March 2018.


Are you looking to buy or sell... Boats and dinghie, kayaks and canoes, sups and surf boards, sailing gear for children and adults, buoyancy aids and lifejackets, wetsuits and rash vests, boots and dry bags, aterproofs and any other yacht/boat jumble you have lying around? (Including spare fenders, cleats, bits of rope).

Items can either be donated to 9th Lymington Sea Scout Group or sold on a commission basis as follows. For more information about terms and conditions, plus when and how to deliver items, see our Boat Jumble terms and conditions. You can also contact the Boat Jumble team on 01590 674014 or

An Evening with Birdman Martin Ballam

Date: 9 March 2018

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: £6 (NFC members £4)

Join Martin Ballam from Xtreme Falconry and hear about his work with birds of prey.


Join Martin Ballam from Xtreme Falconry and hear about his work with birds of prey. Martin will also be bringing along some of his feathered friends for you to meet.

Call 023 8028 3444 to book.

Canoe Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 31 March 2018 - 2 April 2018

Every day

Location: New Forest Activities, Bailey's Hard, Bailey's Hard Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YF

Time: 13:30 - 15:30

Cost: £28 Adult, £22 Child, £88 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

Enjoy a fun filled paddle along the Beaulieu River in our stable 'Canadian style' canoes.


Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the river before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt with a twist! Leave no leaf unturned as your little ones hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs! Then, depending on tides we'll either paddle or enjoy a beautiful scenic riverside walk back to base.

Get in touch with New Forest Activities to book your tickets or alternatively, visit our website for more information. Tel: 01590 612377 Web: Email:

Holiday Adventure Day

Date: 5 April 2018 - 23 October 2018

Every day

Location: New Forest Activities, Hartford Woods, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: £40 per child (£35 per child when you book 2 or more).

Looking for things for the kids to do during the school holidays? Drop them off for a full day of adventure in The New Forest!


Based in the heart of the Beaulieu Estate at our woodland activity site, your children will get the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends all under the supervision of our experienced activity instructors. The group will begin the day learning bushcraft skills such as foraging and shelter building, before testing their aim with a bow at our Archery range. After refuelling for Lunch, we'll spend an afternoon swinging from the trees on our ropes course.

Our Holiday Adventure Days make the perfect school holiday activity for children aged 8-14 years. For 1-3 children get in touch to register your interest in a date. If you already have 4 or more, call us now! Visit our website for more information and available dates. Alternatively, call us to book your preferred date. Tel: 01590 612377 Web: Email:

Health and Fitness Fair

Date: 21 April 2018

Location: Lyndhurst Community Centre

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free entry

Get ready, get active! Cuatro Events will be running and Health and Fitness Fair in Lyndhurst!


Get ready, get active when our Health and Fitness Fair lands in Lyndhurst (New Forest) on April 21! This exciting event is aimed at everyone! So come along, get involved and take part in the activities and browse the range of stalls on the day!

Stalls include * Health companies * Exercise hobbies and classes and sports clubs * Healthy foods stalls * Protein food/work out powers and nutrition * Exercise equipment companies * Buy sports equipment for your home and lifestyle * Get fit advice.

Plus we will have a range of exciting activities on the day to really help you get fit. So if you are a beginner or you just love fitness, this will be the event for you! We will be announcing more exciting activities and stalls over the next few weeks! So come along, get involved and get active! If you are interested in having a stall, running an activity or more, get in touch on

Spread the word and invite anyone you know.

Bushcraft Survivor

Date: 27 May 2018

Location: New Forest Activities, Hartford Woods, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Cost: £70 per person (8+ years)

Enjoy a full day of Bushcraft at our woodland activity site in the heart of the Beaulieu Estate.


You'll learn a range of techniques from your bushcraft expert including basic survival skills, shelter building and lighting a fire to cook a hearty lunch. Lunch is included and the menu varies depending on the time of year.

Our Bushcraft Survivor days are the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of the New Forest, great for adults, teenagers and groups looking to learn something new. We'll teach you valuable life skills and how to survive in the great outdoors, no matter what it throws at you!

Get in touch with New Forest Activities to book your tickets or alternatively, visit our website for more information. Tel: 01590 612377 Email: Web:

Walk for Hope 2018

Date: 10 June 2018

Location: Burley Park, Burley BH24 4AB

Time: 07:00 - 18:00

Cost: £20/£25

Join our 10 or 20 mile sponsored walk and celebrate those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed and support local families in your community.


A sponsored walk taking place in the New Forest National Park, at Burley on Sunday 10 June 2018. You can choose a 10 or 20 mile challenge and our scenic route will give you some of the best views of New Forest woodland. On the day the route will be fully marshalled with toilets, first aid and supporters at various points along the way. There will also be a well deserved medal and refreshments at the finish line.

New Forest National Park Authority Things to do feed


Submit your event
January 2018
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

image-fade-right image-fade-left