What to see and do in the New Forest

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Whether you are travelling to the New Forest on a walking holiday or on a family seaside break, you are sure to find plenty to see and do to keep you entertained during your stay. As well as miles of walking and cycling tracks, the Forest is also home to numerous waterways ideal for water-sports, bridleways for horse-riding and a number of excellent golf courses. Combine all that with family theme parks, wildlife centres, castles and an extensive events programme, you have found your perfect base for a holiday or short break all year round. Search online now to find the perfect holiday accommodation for your New Forest break.

Lymington Harbour - New Forest Coast

Lymington Harbour – New Forest Coast

Milford-on-Sea Beach

Milford-on-Sea Beach

Stay in one of the main towns of Ringwood, Lyndhurst or Brockenhurst for easy access to boutique shops, cosy tearooms and local information offices or relax on the coast in Lymington or Milford on Sea with boat trips, water-sports and beautiful views over the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. A cosy B&B or pub with rooms in one of the many villages throughout the New Forest puts you close to Forest walks and cycle routes. Open top bus tours run through the New Forest from the main towns and you can even take your bike onboard and link up with surrounding cycle routes. Family days out are a speciality, with attractions in the New Forest including Peppa Pig World near Lyndhurst, numerous seafront castles and plenty of country gardens for you to wander around, stopping at an onsite tea room at the end for afternoon tea or a snack.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.