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Published Thursday 7 July 2016

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

Find out about the £4.3m Our Past, Our Future Landscape Partnership Scheme backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund to make the Forest fit to face future challenges and how you can get involved.

The stand will include five family-friendly activities for you to try your hand at and see how to help care for the Forest.

The five activities offer the chance to:

Become an amateur archaeologist for the day and use tools to excavate artefacts relating to the Forest’s past.

Discover some unusual tools as they match the items to the traditional jobs using our touch table.

Help complete our giant mural about the Forest and learn about its unique landscape and heritage.

And learn about New Forest ponies through our creative poster activity.

We will also be featuring a number of walks from our website’s new routes section through videos and a walking map.

There’s also the chance for you to enter our competition to win a fantastic New Forest stay.

Our members of staff will be joined by others from partner organisations, offering the chance for informal chats to find out what exciting events have been taking place across the Forest and what’s to come.


Notes to Photo Editor:

Bronze Axe Head. Image courtesy of Neil Burridge.

Notes to Editor:

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.

Media Contact:

Beki Mole, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority

Tel: 01590 646639


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