Hunt for Rudolph’s red nose begins

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Published Monday 25 November 2013

In the build up to the New Forest Christmas Fair in December daily prizes are on offer to anyone who can find Rudolph’s red nose, hidden in locations all over the New Forest National Park.

The competition runs from 25 November to Friday 6 December, with daily clues to the location of the red baubles appearing on the New Forest Marque website and the Marque and National Park Authority Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.  

Make sure you like the New Forest Marque on Facebook and follow @NewForestMarque on Twitter to be eligible to win one of the daily prizes that have been donated by local businesses:

  1. Two spa days at the award winning SenSpa, at Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst
  2. Christmas tree and wreath, provided by the Forestry Commission
  3. Free range New Forest Marque turkey kindly donated by Paul Tanner Turkeys
  4. Family ticket for the New Forest Show 2014
  5. Hamper of local produce from Tatchbury Manor Farm, Tatchbury
  6. A ‘surprize’ from the The Pig, Brockenhurst, recently named the Independent Hotel Show’s Outstanding New Hotel of the Year
  7. Meal for two people at The Royal Oak, Fritham
  8. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest season ticket
  9. A Christmas afternoon tea for two at Rosie Lea’s Tea House and Bakery, Brockenhurst
  10. Paultons Park family ticket
  11. Spa day at the award winning SenSpa, at Careys Manor Hotel
  12. Lunch for two people at Michelin-starred The Terrace restaurant at the Montague Arms Hotel, Beaulieu.

The New Forest Christmas Fair takes place at New Park, Brockenhurst, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December and entry and parking are free of charge.

The Fair is the perfect place to get into the Christmas spirit and do all your seasonal shopping in one place.  There will be over 80 stands selling unique, locally-sourced gifts and tasty treats for Christmas.  Locally produced food and drinks will be available from New Forest Marque members, including warming soups, a hog roast, cakes and mulled wine.

Other festive fun includes a visit from Father Christmas, carols from the award-winning Woodfalls Band and home-grown Christmas trees from the Forestry Commission.

Competition rules:

The red Christmas decorations will be hidden across the New Forest National Park from Monday 25 November until Friday 6 December. The decorations will be numbered one to 12 – each number corresponds with a prize. To claim your prize call 01590 646692 or email stating the location where you found the bauble and its corresponding code by 5pm on Friday 6 December. The organiser’s decision is final.


Notes to photo editor:

Red baubles, which will be placed around the New Forest to symbolise Rudolph’s red nose.

Notes to Editor:

About the New Forest Marque® – a sign of quality

Managed by the New Forest National Park Authority the award scheme was created by New Forest Produce Limited to:

  • Give businesses a distinctive 'New Forest' banner under which to sell their goods and services and help customers identify quality New Forest produce
  • Encourage people to ‘buy local’ and reduce the environmental impact of transporting food long distances
  • Help sustain the New Forest’s local economy by supporting local businesses and employment.

For more information on the New Forest Marque and its members visit

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit to find out more.

General Contact:
Jenna Bessant, New Forest Marque Project Officer. New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646692

Media Contact:
Matt Stroud, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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