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A Date With Nature

with Nature

Date: 1 April 2017 - 3 September 2017

Every day

Location: New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Peek into the wilder side of New Forest life.

Using the latest hi-tech gadgets we look right into the tree-top nests of the New Forest's wild birds of prey and watch their every move - from eggs hatching to food arriving and chicks leaving.

You can also learn about the reptiles and amphibians of the New Forest.

Staff and volunteers are on hand to answer all your questions about Forest life, and you can find out how you can do your bit to help wildlife in the New Forest, and at home.

Find out more about A Date With Nature.

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A Date With Nature

with Nature

Date: 1 April 2017 - 3 September 2017

Every day

Location: New Forest Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Peek into the wilder side of New Forest life.

Using the latest hi-tech gadgets we look right into the tree-top nests of the New Forest's wild birds of prey and watch their every move - from eggs hatching to food arriving and chicks leaving.

You can also learn about the reptiles and amphibians of the New Forest.

Staff and volunteers are on hand to answer all your questions about Forest life, and you can find out how you can do your bit to help wildlife in the New Forest, and at home.

Find out more about A Date With Nature.

After work activities

Date: 26 June 2017 - 3 September 2017

Every day

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Cost: Dependant on activity

Enjoy an after work activity with New Forest Activities.

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After a long day at work, why not wind down with a relaxed paddle along the stunning Beaulieu River or enjoy the sunset while shooting some arrows?

A wide range of activities to choose from to make your day end on a high and your evening extra special.

Paddle to the pub or take part in some Archery, Battlefield LIVE, Canoeing or Kayaking.

Art and outdoor learning workshops

Date: 22 August 2017 - 23 August 2017

Every day

Location: South Baddesley Primary School, Lymington SO41 5RP

Time: 08:15 - 13:15

Cost: £25 per day

Art and outdoor learning summer school.

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Children will get the chance to expand their learning through making and creating a range of exciting things from: wooden wall hangings, paintings, printmaking, to campfires, crafts, nature exploration and fun challenges.

Refreshments and snacks provided.

To register your child or for more information email: emma.denning77@hotmail.co.uk

Art Exhibition

Date: 19 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Every day

Location: The Studio at Danesmede, Danes Road, Awbridge, Romsey, SO51 0GF

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Cost: FREE

An exhibition of colourful Landscapes, Seascapes and Abstract paintings.

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An art exhibition held in delightful Hampshire rural garden and lakeside surroundings, featuring landscapes of the New Forest and Test Valley and seascapes of the South Coast; also abstract paintings.

All beautifully framed and available to purchase; special small framed paintings making inexpensive gifts. Greeting cards and prints also for sale.

For more information and directions, please email vivienlaura@aol.com or visit vivienlaura.co.uk

Baxter Bradford Photography - part of Hampshire Open Studios

Date: 19 August 2017 - 24 August 2017

Every day

Location: 1 Conference Place, Lymington, SO41 3TQ

Time: 12:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Colour and black & white exhibition with limited edition photographic prints of New Forest, Solent, Dorset & Cornwall. Also greetings cards & bookings for photographic tuition.

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A very wide range of subject matter from the New Forest, Solent and other Coastal locations. There will be in excess of 100 photographs to view and purchase.

More details and examples of images can be seen on Facebook. This location is number 45 in the Hampshire Open Studios catalogue.

Evening paddle to the pub

Date: 1 July 2017 - 1 September 2017

Every day

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire

Time: 16:00 - 21:00

Cost: Adult £32 Child £25

Enjoy a relaxing evening paddle to the pub on the fabulous Beaulieu River.

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You’ll start at our canoe site at Baileys Hard, spend 90 minutes paddling along the River to finish at the Master Builders House Hotel where you can enjoy the rest of your evening. We recommend you park at the Master Builders to start and enjoy a river side walk up to the canoe site so you end your activity at your car.

Just SO Studio - Hampshire Open Studios

Date: 19 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Every day

Location: Just SO Studio, 17 Stanford Rise, Sway SO41 6DW

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Handmade bespoke ceramics from my little studio in Sway. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the New Forest and South Coast.

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Come along and visit me in my studio as part of the Hampshire Open Studios. Venue number 36.

Open from 19 - 28 August (except Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23). Brochures are available at various outlets including Crystals of Lymington and Sway Newsagents.

Contact me on 07778 541616, email: justsostudio@gmail.com or visit www.justsostudio.co.uk

Living History at Buckler’s Hard

Date: 26 July 2017 - 3 September 2017

Every day

Location: Buckler's Hard

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Extra activities included in admission price

See history come to life at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard this summer...

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Join costumed characters on daily tours to discover what life was like in the 18th century and listen as they share tales from this once-thriving village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built. Keep the kids entertained with the fun family quiz trail, plus why not catch the river cruise for a tranquil trip down the Beaulieu River?

Living History – Summer Holiday Activities

Date: 22 July 2017 - 1 September 2017

Every day

Location: Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom SO42 7ZN

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Cost: Extra activities included in admission price

Join us for a fun-filled family day out this summer, as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past…

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Join us for a fun-filled family day out this summer, as a fascinating programme of living history brings Beaulieu to life with the sights and sounds of the past this Summer from 22 July – 1 September.

Transport yourself back to the middle ages and meet Brother Peter in the Beaulieu Abbey! It’s a great opportunity to witness amazing historic traditions with falconry demonstrations.

Discover what life was like in the 1800s and enjoy Victorian music in the stunning Palace House. See veteran and vintage cars driving around the grounds with their occupants dressed in period costumes.

All of these living history inspired activities are included in your general admission ticket, which includes The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and World of Top Gear.

More information: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/summer-living-history/ Telephone: 01590 612345 Email: info@beaulieu.co.uk

New Forest Open Art Exhibition

Date: 15 July 2017 - 7 October 2017

Every day

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free

New Forest Open Art Exhibition 2017.

The ever popular Open Art Exhibition returns for another season to showcase the best of the creative New Forest. Entrance to the Museum and New Forest Gallery are free.

In partnership with the National Park Authority and sponsored by ExxonMobil.

Location: New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY

Open Art exhibition gallery 2017

Open Studio

Date: 19 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Every day

Location: 16 Atheling Road, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6BR

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Part of Hampshire Open Studios.

Mary: watercolour contemporary works, landscapes and seascapes. Peter: 'loose' watercolours, pen and wash, woodturning. Artists cards.

Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Closed Wednesday 23 August.

Open Studio Event

Date: 17 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Every day

Location: Garden Studio, 62 Oakwood Avenue, New Milton, BH25 5EA

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Lots of items for sale but feel free just to call in and have a look and say hello!

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Lots of items for sale but feel free just to call in and have a look and say hello! Hand weaving, dyeing, felting, handmade wirework & fused glass jewellery, handmade textile bags & fabric creatures, doodle art. Local photographic prints, cards & canvases, wood turning, plant sales (due to popular demand!)

Open Daily from 11am - 5pm between 17 and 28 August.

Garden Studio, 62 Oakwood Avenue New Milton BH25 5EA

Telephone - 01425614048
Website - www.oakwoodartstudio.co.uk
Email - oakwoodartstudio@gmail.com

Directions - From New Milton centre go north past the Station, First Right (Manor Road) after 400m turn Left into Oakwood Avenue, We are on the Right just past Hilton Road. Access: Flat path beside house through to garden studio (one step). Park in road. (X2 bus route)

Open Studios

Date: 19 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Every day

Location: All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Close, Milford on Sea, SO41 0SQ

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

Joyce Grainger, Mary Williams, Christine Calder, Janet Wheat and Barbara Jones.

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Our artwork covers a range of styles and media in which we express our delight in colour, pattern and form, drawing on our individual inspiration. Paintings, drawings and mixed media.

Tea and cake served in aid of charity.

Car parking available. Wheelchair access.

Summer Activities in Beaulieu

Date: 26 July 2017 - 3 September 2017

Every day

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: Cost depending on activity

Kick off your child summer by choosing a fantastic activity in the heart of The New Forest.

Canoeing

*Various dates throughout August*

Choose from:

  • Canoeing – family canoeing (90 minutes) and canoe explorer (2.5 hours) sessions available
  • Kayaking – kayak taster (90 Minutes), kayak adventure (3 Hours) as well as kayak hire (3 Hours)
  • Battlefield Live – open sessions for families and parties as well as adult only sessions
  • Archery – family archery (90 minutes) and big shot archery (90 minutes) available
  • Bike Hire – full day (7 Hours) and half day (3 hours) options available
  • Family adventure days – a 90 minute canoe session as well as a full days bike hire
  • Bushcraft
  • Woodland adventure days
  • Ropes course
  • Paddle to the pub
  • Archery Tag are also available for groups. 

Check out newforestactivities.co.uk for more information on activities to make your summer the best yet! *Please note that age restrictions and minimum group sizes are applied to various activities*

Wild Wednesday

Date: 23 August 2017

Location: The Reptile Centre, Lyndhurst SU271071

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Enjoy a date with nature at the Reptile Centre, with fun activities for the whole family. Quiz trail and ‘making’ activities for children.

Come and see the ‘live’ video of birds on their nests as well as the reptiles and amphibians.

Free event. Suitable for all. Dogs welcome if kept on a lead. No booking required. Enquiries: 0300 067 4601.

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