What to do...
Click on the links for more information on activites and places to visit in the surrounding areas:
Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch
Adventure Wonderland is Dorset’s number one theme park for children, featuring a host of different themes and characters.
Branksome China, Fordingbridge
Founded in 1945, Branksome Chine has become renowned for producing well-designed tableware and superbly modelled porcelain animal studies. Take the china-making tour, browse the factory shop, or find a bargain in the Seconds’ Room.
Breamore House, Breamore
This Elizabethan Manor is set in beautiful parkland and has changed little over the past 400 years. The House and Museum are open for visitors from April until the end of September.
Buckler's Hard, New Forest
The Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story explains the history of this beautiful 18th century shipbuilding village, focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson's Navy. DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR MASTER BUILDER'S HOTEL GUESTS - please ask at the hotel reception for £1 off your museum entry price.
Burley Villa, Horse Riding, New Milton
With over 94,000 acres of ancient lands in the New Forest National Park horse-riding, both beginner and experienced, is a must.
Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot
Positioned on the shores of the Solent this is one of the largest outdoor adventure centres in Britain, run by Hampshire County Council. Historic Hangars accommodate a state of the art climbing complex, the only indoor Velodrome in Southern England and a dry ski slope.
Dibden Golf Centre, Dibden
Situated on the eastern edge of the New Forest and overlooking Southampton water, the superb facilities on offer at Dibden Golf Centre are open to the public all year round.
Eling Tide Mill, Eling
Eling Creek, situated at the head of Southampton Water, demonstrates tidal power milling of flour. Totton and Eling Heritage Centre is just over the road from the mill and shows the history of the area from the Bronze Age to the present.
Exbury Gardens, Exbury
The gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (100 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and rare trees and shrubs.
Fairweather's Garden Centre, Beaulieu
Using passion and expertise Fairweather's have created a unique Plant and Garden Centre in the heart of Beaulieu, a peaceful, picturesque village in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Hampshire.
Go Ape, New Forest
Go Ape is a ‘high-wire forest adventure' with giant obstacle courses up in the trees, walkways, bridges and tunnels as well as the country’s best zip lines (the longest at 426 metres).
Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe
Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed building owned by Christchurch Borough Council. It was built between 1831 and 1835 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay.
Hurst Castle Lighthouse, Milford on Sea
Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-On-Sea. The end of the spit and the views from the top of the centre keep are spectacular.
Lepe Country Park, Lepe
Lepe Country Park occupies a narrow stretch of land adjoining the Solent and lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The site affords superb views of the Solent and Isle of Wight and is rich in natural habitats.
Liberty's Raptor & Reptile Centre, Ringwoood
This Hampshire bird of prey and reptile centre is located in the beautiful New Forest, where the art of falconry has been practised through the centuries.
Liquid Logisitics, Buckler's Hard
Based in heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, Liquid Logistics offer a fantastic range of canoeing and kayaking introductions, courses and trips. Choose from their course dates or book your own closed course for your club or friends.
Longdown Farm, Marchwood
Bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, small animal handling, duck feeding and meeting the pigs are just some of the activities on offer. There are lots of other animals to meet, farmyard buildings to explore and loads of play areas to run around in.
New Forest Cycle Hire, New Forest
The New Forest is undoubtedly one of the greatest places in the UK to come cycling. There are over one hundred miles of traffic free cycle routes, making it extremely safe for cyclists of all ages and abilities and most of the terrain is mainly flat.
New Forest Outdoor Centre, New Forest
The New Forest Outdoor Centre has a wealth of experience supplying a range of different types of programmes working directly with companies and organisations as well as supporting event management companies and consultancies.
New Forest Water Park, Fordingbridge
Established in 1991 and set in 55 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, the water park offers two lakes for water sports including water-skiing, wakeboarding, banana and inflatable tyre rides.
New Forest Activities, Beaulieu
Bournemouth Oceanarium, Bournemouth
The Oceanarium is a fun, friendly, all weather attraction situated on the sea front, next to the pier. It welcomes families, schools, educational trips, group bookings and provides disabled and wheelchair access.
Owl and Otter Park, Marchwood
Set in 25 acres of scenic and ancient woodland within the New Forest Heritage area visitors are able to see some of Europe’s largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife.
Sea Ventures - New & Used Jeanneau yacht specialists - Lymington & Hamble
Sea Ventures (UK) Ltd is one of the oldest and most respected names in the marine industry and is exclusive Jeanneau sailboat and Rigiflex dealers with offices at Hamble Point Marina and Lymington Yacht Haven both in the heart of the Solent.
A beautiful private yacht which is exclusively yours to entertain from 4 to 40 guests in total luxury. Rum Jungle is also available for private cruising with 5 en-suite bedrooms on-board, all beautifully fitted out.
You can charter the "Nirvana" - a boat just less than 40 feet long - from Sea Events for either a half or full day. She is MCA licenced for a maximum of 12 people, including the skipper and one dedicated crew.
Southwest Yachting, Bucklers Hard
Based out of Buckler's Hard, on the Beaulieu River, Southwest Yachting offers RYA practical courses, skippered charters, corporate hospitality and team building events.