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Tree planting event helps ‘spruce’ up local churchyard

Nicolette loubser and her family planting their tree at this year s family tree event at st nicholas church brockenhurst web

Published on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Families and friends came together to celebrate their loved ones by helping to plant a community wildlife space in the New Forest.

An evening of trees, woods and people launches national charter

Discover the Forest’s history through trees at the exhibition at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst web version

Published on Wednesday 15 November 2017

More than 50 people came together to celebrate the New Forest’s involvement in a national unveiling of a new charter for trees.

Explore the Forest’s past, present and future

Discover the Forest’s history through trees at the exhibition at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst web version

Published on Wednesday 18 October 2017

How can trees help us discover the New Forest’s long and fascinating history? And how did a nine year old boy, 800 years ago, help shape the place we know and love today?

Families invited for summer wild play day in the woods

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Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017

Children are invited to explore, play and be creative in the New Forest at a wild play day this summer.

Beach Bus helps showcase the delights of Hampshire’s coastline

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Published on Friday 28 July 2017

The chance to discover the delights of Hampshire’s coastline is prompting local people and visitors to board the popular route 99 Beach Bus service this summer.

Over five thousand people discover art in New Forest National Park

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Published on Friday 28 July 2017

Artists and creative groups from across the New Forest came together over two weeks to celebrate the National Park through art.

Explore the Forest’s past, present and future with the National Park Authority

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Published on Friday 21 July 2017

Visit our stand at the New Forest Show to discover the fascinating story of the Forest’s ancient woods and trees.

‘Tree-mendous’ New Forest Arts Festival: 10 – 25 June 2017

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Published on Wednesday 3 May 2017

If you go down to the woods today...you’re sure to see over 60 events in the National Park celebrating the New Forest’s landscape and culture.

Artists invited to register their interest in New Forest Arts Festival

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Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016

Artists are invited to celebrate the New Forest’s landscape, culture and creative community at the New Forest Arts Festival.

Families invited for wild play day in the woods

One of the children from last year s event enjoying time outdoors

Published on Thursday 4 August 2016

Families can discover fun ways to explore and play in the New Forest, while learning about its special qualities, at a wild play day this summer.

Help plant a woodland to celebrate a loved one

One of the families who took part in the 2015 family trees event

Published on Monday 25 July 2016

Following the success of last year’s event, families are once again invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative with the planting of a community woodland in the New Forest.

Step into the New Forest story!

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Published on Thursday 7 July 2016

Discover the New Forest’s fascinating wildlife, history and culture at the New Forest National Park Authority stand.

Hundreds discover art in New Forest National Park

Frank Whittington toys at NF Centre

Published on Wednesday 6 July 2016

The New Forest Arts Festival is celebrating success after hosting over 40 events between 11 and 26 June in its first year.

New Forest Arts Festival closes this weekend

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Published on Thursday 23 June 2016

Outdoor performances, inclusive workshops and a diverse range of exhibitions have already taken place, but the first New Forest Arts Festival isn’t over yet.

Discover Your National Park day

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Published on Wednesday 11 May 2016

Families are being invited to discover the New Forest National Park with a host of free events in Lyndhurst on Sunday 29 May.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 24 March 2016

Families can enjoy crabbing and seashore scavenging at a free day of activities in the New Forest this Easter holidays.

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