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Go wild this summer holiday

Go wild this summer holiday


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

Families can learn more about why the New Forest is special while taking part in exciting new activities. From creating woodland instruments and taking part in water activities, to navigating a woodland obstacle course and creating forest art, there are loads of activities to try.

Organised by the New Forest National Park Authority, Forestry England, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and National Trust, the event helps families to get outside and enjoy nature instead of being glued to their tablets, phones and televisions.

The wild play day will run from 10am to 3pm on Tuesday 20 August at Whitefield Moor, near Brockenhurst. Booking is not required, and families can drop in any time throughout the day. Free parking is available at the site; please follow the signs on the day.

Claire Pearce, New Forest National Park Authority Wild Play Officer, said: ‘We are excited to be holding another of our popular wild play days, providing families with the opportunity to have fun together outdoors and get some new play ideas to take away with them.

‘Our wild play days help families explore the National Park’s amazing natural environment and have lots of fun at the same time. With mental health at the forefront of our minds, it’s important that we take time out of our busy lives to spend more time outside, have fun and reconnect with nature.’

This is a free event, but we welcome donations on the day to help us run more family events in the future.

To find out more about the day please visit


Notes to Photo Editor:

Children enjoying outdoor activities at last year’s summer wild play day.

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.

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Media Contact

Beki Mole, Communications Assistant
New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646639

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