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Exhibition: From the Charter of the Forest to the present day

Date: 14 October 2017 - 14 January 2018

Every day

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Cost: Free

A special exhibition for all ages exploring the Forest's link to the Charter of the Forest and the new Charter for Trees.

On Monday 6 November 2017 it is the 800th anniversary of the historic Charter of the Forest, which established rights of access and use for the Royal Forests in England. The date also marks the launch of a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People.

This fun and family friendly exhibition will explore the Charter of the Forest, what is was and how it still resonates today.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the history of the Charter of the Forest and watch a unique animation created with the help of visitors to the National Park Authority’s stand at the New Forest Show.

A ‘Tree of Life’ provides a creative space for people to add their favourite memories and stories of the Forest’s trees and woods to celebrate this special area. Their memories, stories and wishes for the future of the National Park will join the hundreds of other leaves added by people as it travelled around the National Park as part of the New Forest Arts Festival earlier this year.

There is also an exclusive ‘audio-composition’ for visitors listen to, created by local artist Deborah Gearing following her residency at the Observatory at Buckler’s Hard as part of the Arts Festival. 

Present a National Lottery ticket to claim your LIMITED EDITION commemorative bookmark. Each bookmark (two designs) includes a gold wafer with the NFNPA logo embossed into it.

Nfnpa limited edition bookmarks

Terms and conditions: 

  • One issuing of the bookmark per ticket shown, limited to three bookmarks per valid ticket
  • All National Lottery games qualify for this offer, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket must be paper
  • Once a lottery ticket is presented it will be stamped with an ink NFNPA logo and cannot be re-used for this offer
  • Offer is only open from Wednesday 6 until Sunday 17 December 
  • New Forest National Park Authority has the right to refuse this offer for any unforeseen circumstances
  • This offer is open whilst limited stocks last.

This exhibition is part of the Heritage Lottery funded Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme.

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!

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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 http://www.newforestactivities.co.uk.

Victorian Christmas

Date: 16 December 2017 - 1 January 2018

Every day

Location: Beaulieu, National Motor Museum. New Forest, SO42 7ZN

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Please see website for full details

Travel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family as they prepare for the festive season of 1889.

See what the Victorian Montagu family members would have been at Beaulieu doing as they prepare for the festive season of 1889.

Pose for photos beside the impressive life-size gingerbread house in the visitor reception, before heading out into the grounds to see one of the largest outdoor trees in the New Forest decorated with over 10,000 lights! Follow the fairly-lit pathway to Palace House where you can warm up by the log fire with a glass of mulled punch and watch a re-enactment of Montagu family members rehearsing their Christmas day panto.

If you’re feeling creative visit ‘Lady Montagu’ in the library to create homemade decorations and Christmas cards, or warm up the vocal chords and sing along with the carols in the Lower Drawing Room. Visit the kitchen to see how a Victorian Christmas dinner would have been prepared, and for the younger visitors you can follow the Christmas trail of fun activities around Beaulieu!

Don’t forget to indulge in some Christmas shopping before you leave with local produce and beautiful souvenirs on sale in the two on-site gift shops.

Conservation task - scrub bashing

Date: 19 December 2017

Location: Bransgore

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free of charge

Would you like to play a part in restoring and enhancing special wildlife sites around the New Forest?

Come and volunteer with us to remove invasive scrub from important woodlands.

You will be spending the day using hand tools to remove invasive scrub. Training on use of tools will be provided. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us from 10am until 4pm in Bransgore.

Bring: Lunch, water, sturdy footwear, warm clothes and waterproofs (and if you have them: gardening gloves, loppers and bow saw. Otherwise these will be provided).

Booking is essential, contact Richard Austin 01590 646661 or email richard.austin@nflandadvice.org.uk

This practical conservation task is part of our Working Woodlands Project which is working with landowners to restore woodland on privately owned land. It is one of many projects within the Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme.

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.

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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.

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