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Things to do

As per the Government’s advice, please follow social distancing guidelines and adhere to the New Forest Code.

Things to do

This section is packed full of ideas to help you make the most of your visit while helping to care for this special place. As well as being a great place for walking and cycling, the National Park is also home to riding stables, golf courses, sites of historic interest and many places to enjoy a drink or meal out.
Halloween at Hurst Castle

Halloween at Hurst Castle

New Forest Eats ‘n’ Treats

New Forest Eats ‘n’ Treats

Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing

Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing

Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing

Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing

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Walking

Walking is a wonderful way to see the New Forest National Park close up.

Whitefield Moor: Short Loop

Whitefield Moor: Short Loop

Bolderwood: Deer Watch

Bolderwood: Deer Watch

Keyhaven Marshes

Keyhaven Marshes

Bolderwood: Jubilee Grove

Bolderwood: Jubilee Grove

What's on

New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival 2021

The New Forest Walking Festival is back for...

Cycling

PEDALL – New Forest Inclusive Cycling

PEDALL provides inclusive cycling sessions for people who need...

Cycling

Make the most of cycling in the New Forest by trying our cycle routes. The National Park has many quiet country lanes, perfect for cycling, as well as over 100 miles of way-marked cycle tracks across the Crown Lands of the Forest. It's easy to hop off a train and go for a cycle ride. Make sure you take care of yourself and the environment by following our New Forest Cycling Code.

Itineraries

Get inspiration for your next visit to the New Forest with our sample itineraries for day and weekend trips. While you're here why not try some tasty local produce and make sure you respect the National Park's precious wildlife.

Itineraries

Lyndhurst to Lepe

Explore the colourful military history of the New...

Itineraries

Seaside fun and ice cream

Pack your bucket and spade and let’s head...

Spotting wildlife

Best places to spot wildlife

The New Forest is a wildlife-rich landscape covering...

What's on

New Forest Reptile Centre

Come and experience 'A Date With Nature' at...

What's on

*** EVENTS IN THE NEW FOREST MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANISERS.*** There are exciting events taking place in the New Forest every week that help you learn more about this special area. Check out our events calendar for inspiration for your next day out in the Forest or submit your own event for others to find.

What's on

*** EVENTS IN THE NEW FOREST MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE CHECK WITH EVENT ORGANISERS.*** There are exciting events taking place in the New Forest every week that help you learn more about this special area. Check out our events calendar for inspiration for your next day out in the Forest or submit your own event for others to find.

What's on

New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival 2021

The New Forest Walking Festival is back for...

Family activities

Horse riding

Horses and ponies are central to the cultural...

History and culture

Historic stories and songs

Sharing stories of past events, exploring myths, legends and folklore...

Walking

Historic routes

These walking routes have an abundance of historic...

Walking

The National Park is home to many interesting walks that take you into the woods, by sea, over heath or by rivers and streams. Please keep to the main tracks from March to July to protect rare ground nesting birds.

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