Much of the ancient woodland around Cadnam is cared for by the National Trust (Image credit: http://www.iknow-uk.com/accommodation/29245-twin_oaks_guest_house_-_cadnam.htm)

Much of the ancient woodland around Cadnam is cared for by the National Trust

Cadnam in the northern New Forest is an attractive hamlet just off the M27, Junction 1 with several fine traditional inns (including some of the New Forest’s oldest inns) and a selection of luxurious hotels, friendly B&Bs and surrounding country cottages and lodges. Its close proximity to the motorway puts it within easy reach (around a 10 minute drive) of Southampton and cruise links. Several guest houses in the area offer great cruise transfer and cruise, park and stay deals.

Cadnam is surrounded by many other pretty villages and hamlets. Much of the woodland around the hamlet including old Bramshaw Woods, Foxbury and the wider Northern Commons woodland are cared for by the National Trust. Dog friendly accommodation in the Cadnam area is perfect for woodland walking weekends and holidays in the Forest with your pet. Cadnam and surrounding villages are also ideally situated closed to Paultons Family Theme Park, the home of Peppa Pig World, in Ower, only a short drive away via the M27. Cadnam also sits along the New Forest bus tour Red Route which runs daily in peak summer season making it easy to connect with other attractions and tourist locations including Lyndhurst, Burley, Ringwood, Ashurst and the New Forest Wildlife Park.

Meet the Otters at the New Forest Wildlife Park (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlhopgood/7255448800/in/photolist-hLxQ3z-6JKMTE-o71dni-c49tkw-c49jcq-c494ZY-c495qE-c494Sq-c4959Q-c49rHb-3aWL7U-a2r7Zv)

Meet the Otters at the New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest Wildlife Park

Two of the New Forest’s most popular family attractions are in this area of the northern Forest. The New Forest Wildlife Park near Ashurst is just south east of Cadnam and is open all year round. Guaranteeing a family fun day out, the Park has adventure playgrounds galore and lots of fascinating animals including otters, barn owls, ferrets, Red and Fallow Deer and many other small animals and birds. A Woodland restaurant is onsite serving lots of tasty meals and snacks, and the park offers some great animal encounter experiences including meeting the keeper in the tropical butterfly house and giant otter feeding in the owlery.

Longdown Activity Farm

More family fun is on the menu at Longdown Activity Farm also in Ashurst, open daily from 10am to 5pm. Kids can bottle-feed goats and calves, meet the friendly pigs and baby rabbits and there are outdoor play areas including a trampoline barn. The onsite farm shop has a range of local produce and there’s a gift shop, tearoom and picnic areas.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Paultons Family Theme Park is the New Forest’s famous family attraction. It’s regularly voted number one UK theme park with over 60 rides and attractions all included in the one entrance fee. The park is a special favourite with younger children who adore Peppa Pig World. Thrill rides here include a volcano themed drop and twist ride and a log flume. Gentle rides perfect for younger kids include a Windy Castle Ride and Peppa Pig themed mini train ride and boat trip. Gift shops, family restaurants and lots of free parking are all within the theme park complex.

Accommodation in Cadnam

  • Winsor   (1.3 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    Quaint luxury cottage with hot tub on the north eastern edge of the New Forest. Stunning living space with cosy log burners. Furnished patio and exercise room. Off road parking.
     
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  • New Forest National Park   (4.3 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    Single storey holiday accommodation in the New Forest with three bedrooms, wood burner, Sky TV & oil Rayburn. Travel cot & high chair. Short breaks. No pets.
     
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  • Stoney Cross   (2.2 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    Budget Lyndhurst hotel ideal for relaxing breaks to the New Forest National Park. Newly refurbished ensuite double & family rooms. Free parking, nearby Little Chef Restaurant.
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  • Brook   (1.5 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    £79
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    A secret hideaway in The New Forest, a charming historic inn dating from 1782 situated in the picturesque New Forest, in the hamlet of Brook. Award winning cuisine, warm and car...
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  • Ower   (2.8 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    Just off junction 2 of the M27, only half a mile (800 m) from Paultons Park family theme park, the hotel offers great value, with free parking and spacious, modern en suite rooms.
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  • Cadnam   (0.2 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    Nestled in the medieval hamlet of Cadnam yet only minutes from the M27, this luxurious Grade II listed hotel offers secluded New Forest accommodation with elegant dining, free W...
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  • West Wellow   (3.3 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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  • Landford   (4.7 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
     
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    With a stay at New Forest Lodge in Salisbury (Landford), you'll be within the vicinity of Bramshaw Golf Club and Paultons Family Theme Park. This 4-star lodge is within the vici...
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  • Nomansland   (3.7 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    Carridene extend a warm invitation to join them in their friendly family home, situated in the picturesque village of Nomansland on the northern fringe of the New Forest. Ca...
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  • Ower   (2.9 miles from the centre of Cadnam)
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    This holiday lodge in the owner’s grounds, consisting of 22 acres of woodland and lakes, is a wonderful area to walk with carp fishing free of charge. On the edge of the New For...
     
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