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Help plant a wildlife space to celebrate a loved one

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Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017

Families are invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative with the planting of a community wildlife space in the New Forest.

Alpacas, bomb sites and pigs in the New Forest National Park

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Published on Friday 29 September 2017

Walkers across the south are snapping up places on a wealth of unusual and enlightening guided walks taking place in the New Forest this autumn.

New Forest Walking Festival is back

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Published on Tuesday 29 August 2017

D-day remains, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in the fifth New Forest Walking Festival.

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.

Capture the New Forest in summer photo competition

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Published on Thursday 3 August 2017

Summertime photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the National Park’s photo competition returns.

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.

Winner of Forest inspired art competition announced

Open Art first prize winner Sandra Binney (middle right)

Published on Tuesday 18 July 2017

A stunning mixed media painting of a Highland cow has triumphed over a spectacular collection of artworks to win the fifth New Forest Open Art competition.

New Forest Tour returns with bird’s-eye views of the National Park

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Published on Thursday 6 July 2017

Visitors to the New Forest can feast their eyes on the very best views of the area atop the New Forest Tour which starts back this weekend (8 July).

Artists benefit from £6,000 funding boost

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Published on Thursday 15 June 2017

Artists and art organisations benefited from a £6,000 boost thanks to a small grant scheme funded by New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.

Forest art competition opens for entries

Nfnpa open art winner Teresa Rogers

Published on Thursday 11 May 2017

The New Forest’s unique characteristics will be captured this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competion.

‘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.

New Forest photo contest opens for 10th edition

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Published on Tuesday 25 April 2017

Springtime photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the popular Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns.

Expert hedgelayer to reveal tricks of the trade

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Published on Friday 10 February 2017

A rare opportunity to learn the secrets of a traditional New Forest skill is on offer next Thursday (16 February).

New Forest Volunteer Fair hits new heights

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Published on Wednesday 1 February 2017

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair is celebrating a record breaking year as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

Television star backs volunteer fair

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Published on Monday 5 December 2016

Wildlife presenter Simon King is inviting budding volunteers to change their lives for the better at the New Forest’s number one volunteering event.

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.

New Forest autumn photo competition opens

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Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016

Autumnal photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the popular Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns.

New Forest Walking Festival starts this weekend

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Published on Tuesday 11 October 2016

Step into autumn with the New Forest Walking Festival from this weekend (15 October) and choose from more than 70 scenic strolls.

Explore the New Forest’s unusual side this autumn

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Published on Thursday 15 September 2016

Walk with an alpaca, discover weird and wonderful fungi and delve into quirky local history in this autumn’s New Forest Walking Festival.

Step into the New Forest story

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Published on Thursday 8 September 2016

Discover the New Forest’s fascinating wildlife, history and culture at the New Forest Centre this autumn.

Protecting the environment in the face of climate change

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Published on Friday 2 September 2016

What is the future for the New Forest and its ecology? Learn more at the first annual New Forest Knowledge conference.

Partnership encourages families camping to have fun in nature

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Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

From bug hunting to dusk walks, families camping in the New Forest this summer are taking part in a host of free activities.

Families invited for wild play day in the woods

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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.

New Forest Walking Festival offers behind the scenes walks for all

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Published on Tuesday 26 July 2016

Early bird bookings are now being taken for the first 60 walks in the 2016 New Forest Walking Festival.

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.

Beach Bus showcases New Forest’s beautiful coast

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Published on Friday 22 July 2016

The popular Beach Bus service is back for the summer, taking visitors on a picturesque ride down to the New Forest’s scenic coast.

Forest photo competition returns for summer

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Published on Tuesday 19 July 2016

Summertime photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the popular Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns.

National Parks Week kicks off this month

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Published on Monday 11 July 2016

National Parks Week, the UK National Park family's annual celebration of Britain's breathing spaces, is now just a few weeks away.

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.

Week-long dig for archaeological excavation at Buckler’s Hard

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Published on Thursday 7 July 2016

A week-long dig will take place at Buckler’s Hard in a joint archaeological excavation by the Beaulieu Estate and New Forest National Park Authority for the national Festival of Archaeology.

Hundreds discover art in New Forest National Park

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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.

Going underground

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Published on Monday 27 June 2016

The latest news from the National Grid states local people invited to help develop plans which could see section of New Forest overhead power line buried.

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.

Enjoy art in unexpected places

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Published on Thursday 26 May 2016

Exciting and unusual events have been added to the programme for the first New Forest Arts Festival between 11 and 26 June.

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.

New Forest birds of prey nest watch celebrates 10 years

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Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016

Visitors have had the privilege of watching the intimate lives of some of the New Forest’s most impressive birdlife over the last 10 years thanks to high tech video technology.

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