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Events in the New Forest

Watching New Forest Deer, one of several regular events in the New Forest We have listed just some of the forth coming events in the New Forest National Park and surrounding area, so you can easily discover "what's on" in the New Forest over the coming months. If you would like your event in the New Forest added to this page free, please e-mail us on enquiries@explorethenewforest.co.uk we cannot guarantee all events will be added, but will do our best. Disclaimer. All the information below has been entered in good faith and we are not responsible for any errors-omissions or cancellations that may occur.


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Date Location Event Details Contact
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Saturdays Lymington Market Street market every Saturday from 8am till 4pm  
Mondays Christchurch Market Street Market in the High Street (closed to traffic)  
Tuesdays Hythe Market Hythe Street Market 8.30am-3pm St. John's Street Car Park with more than 30 stalls Information Gary Brown 07850 399781
Wednesdays Ringwood Market Street Market in the High Street  
Wednesdays New Milton Market Street Market in Station Road  
Tue, Wed, or Thursdays Bashley Olde Time Music Hall Current alternating shows are ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ a tribute to Morecambe & Wise, Magic of the musical halls and The Good Olde Days Music Hall.
Nov to Dec will be Christmas Spectacula
Show and Cream Tea £14.50, 2 course roast lunch £7.00
Booking essential Tel: 01425 612830
Venue: Hoburne Bashley Holiday Centre, Sway Rd, Bashley.
Fridays New Milton Live Music Every Friday night at the Old Barn Restaurant in New Milton, is a live Band. Come along and have an enjoyable evening out. Old Barn, New Milton, BH25 6SJ. Telephone 01425 678800
September 2014       Top
25th September New Milton Calligraphy Workshop - another font. We have an amazing array of classes and workshops booked in at Handmade New Forest over the coming months! If you would like to book onto any, please pop in the shop or call to book over the phone with a card! More details 01426 613555 or visit Handmade New Forest
27th September Hythe Hythe of Activity Local voluntary groups, clubs and charities showcasing their activities and opportunities to volunteer or join them. Admission free. Information from Janice Taylor 07884 283473. 10.30am – 3.30pm Hythe Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe.
27th September-8th November Lymington Colin See-Paynton: Nocturnal Encounters One of the most revered printmakers in the world and entirely self taught wood engraver, Colin See-Paynton's work is based on the meticulous observation of the natural world.This exhibition mixes new work which focuses on a family of hares, and a selection of earlier work which capture the fleeting movements of bird and fish. St.Barbe Musuem and Art Gallery, Lymington.
October 2014       Top
7th October New Milton Silver Wire Jewellery - Internediate Workshop We have an amazing array of classes and workshops booked in at Handmade New Forest over the coming months! If you would like to book onto any, please pop in the shop or call to book over the phone with a card! More details 01426 613555 or visit Handmade New Forest
9th October New Milton Calligraphy - Beginners workshop We have an amazing array of classes and workshops booked in at Handmade New Forest over the coming months! If you would like to book onto any, please pop in the shop or call to book over the phone with a card! More details 01426 613555 or visit Handmade New Forest
12th October Beaulieu Bird Watching walks with Graham Guided walks giving you the nique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of private land with knowledgable, professional Graham Gibbons. Booking essential - Countryside Education Trust - 01590 612401
15th October Christchurch Fashion Show The Christchurch Branch of "Save the Children" is holding a Fashion Show at M & Co, 38 High Street, Christchurch on Wednesday, 15th October at 7.30p.m. Tickets ₤5, includes glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets available from M & Co. Tel: 01202-475016
18th October - 2nd November New Forest New Forest Walking Festival Led by the New Forest National Park Authority and partner organisations, the Walking Festival includes Wildlife Walks, History Hikes, Food Trails, Accessible WalksFamily Strolls and Activity Walks.  
18th October Lymington Bows & Braces Vintage Fair View delightful boutiques with quality vintage stock. Glamorous vintage classics and timeless retro pieces Come and purchase unique items for your wardrobe and decorating your home. Music from the past playing all day Vintage hair & Makeup 10am-4pm £1 entry The Masonic Hall, High St, Lymington, SO41 9AA
18th - 19th October Burley Annual Steam Pressing Weekend Our annual open weekend is a chance to see cider making as it was done in days gone by. We shall be demonstrating the art of cider making the old fashioned way with a variety of vintage presses, ranging from a 'workman' steam driven mobile press to the simplicity of a hand operated twin screw press using straw as a filter, then sample the finished product in our farm shop More details
24th October Beaulieu Paranormal Investigations Join the Hampshire Ghost Club as they embark on a paranormal investigation at the historic 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, the site of many spooky spectre sightings.
25th October Beaulieu Ghosts & Ghouls Hauntings Ghosts & Ghouls Beaulieu is supposed to be one of Britain’s most haunted places and ghosts have often been seen and heard in the 13th century Abbey and at Palace House. We are offering half price entry for all children in Halloween costume. This applies to full admission prices between the 25 October and 2 November, excluding Saturday 1 November after 3pm. More details
25th October - 2nd November Exbury Exbury Ghost train It’s all aboard for a Halloween “Phantom-mime”! With skeletons, scarecrows and other ghoulish characters on route, dare you ride the Exbury Ghost Train? Enter the pitch-black tunnel at your peril. Family fun. Full of interesting stories, dreadful puns & even more terrible jokes, played out by your spooky hosts Napoleon Bone-aparte and his sidekick Batty the Vampire! Look out too for some groan-inducing visual gags. Come in fancy dress and receive a free treat bag. Pre-booking highly recommended for all dates. More details - booking recommended
25th October - 2nd November Bolderwood Gruffalo Trail Adventure in the heart of the forest to discover the story of the Gruffalo and the Mouse. Follow the trail to enter their magical world. Trail booklets are available from the Bolderwood Information Unit. Booking is not required you can just turn up and start the trail between 11am and 3pm. More details
27th October Beaulieu Firewords Spectacular Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display, set to a "Rock Legends" theme. Have fun on the Beaulieu Rides & Drives and Old-Time Fairground, all at good value extra charges. Hot food and drinks are available both inside and out, as well as roast chestnuts and candyfloss. Everyone is invited to get in the spirit of the night...in fancy dress...with prizes going to the best dressed.
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28th and 29th October Beaulieu Infected Battles Battlefield LIVE takes a spooky turn this half term with the return of Infected Vs survivor battles. With the Urban Battlefield site closing in November this is your last chance to survive in the deserted buildings of this old RAF base. 13:00-15:00 £25 Adult | £20 Child (8-16) - more details and to book
29th and 31st October Beaulieu Hallowe'en Kayak Join New Forest Activities on a haunted adventure on the Beaulieu River. Come dressed in your worse as you paddle at dusk along the river in Canadian canoes, hearing ghost stories from Beaulieu legend. Once you reach your destination you’ll take a guided walk back to your start point through the spooky woods. Great family fun activity. Prize for the best fancy dress. Adult £22 | Child £17 | Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £68 - more details and to book
30th October Lymington The Big Draw Come and see what night time creatures are lurking in the museum and create your own on the museum walls using print making techniques inspired by our Nocturnal Encounters exhibition. A fun filled family day out! Drop in session, normal admissions apply. 10am-4pm St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
31st October Lymington Children’s Workshop: Woodland Shadows A great workshop for children to learn about the art of shadow puppetry. Inspired by our Nocturnal Encounters exhibition participants will get the chance to create their own nighttime creatures and perform with them. Suitable for 8 years plus, £15 per child, advanced booking required. 10.30am-2.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm St.Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
31st October Longdown Frightfully Fun at the Farm A day of spooky stuff to see and do, including pumpkin carving (small extra charge) and paper bat making. Every child that arrives at the Farm in spooky fancy dress, will be allowed entry at a special concessionary rate of £4.50 each. (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.) More details
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14th November Beaulieu Christmas Fair Christmas Fair The annual Christmas Fair, held to raise funds to help the work of the Countryside Education Trust, takes place at Palace House, Beaulieu, from 10am to 2.30pm on Friday 14 November. More details
15th November-10th January 2015 Lymington Lives Less Ordinary Lives Less Ordinary celebrates the lives of nearly 30 local residents who made a mark both close to home and nationally, including sportsmen, Olympians, politicians and pioneers. The exhibition provides a chance to discover more about this eclectic mix of people whose exploits and influence and vision brought them to prominence or notoriety on the New Forest coast and beyond. St.Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington
16th November Lymington Bird Watching walks with Graham Guided walks giving you the nique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of private land with knowledgable, professional Graham Gibbons. Booking essential - Countryside Education Trust - 01590 612401
27th November Lyndhurst Lyndhurst Light Switch on The offical Lyndhurst light switch on. Lights switched on at 7pm by Simon Clarke from Wave 105. Late night shopping and singers on the high street  
December 2014       Top
December Longdown Christmas Barn Set among the twinkling lights and Christmas trees, excited chicks will be waiting to meet the children so that they can share their Christmas wishes.See the peaceful Nativity scene, which will be watched over by our donkeys. Look out for Father Christmas's tractor sleigh parked outside the Farmhouse Grotto. Father Christmas himself will be waiting inside the Farmhouse Grotto to greet the chidlren and give them a gift. More details
6th December
Lyndhurst New Forest Book Fair A large second-hand, out-of-print and collectors fair with hundreds of books in all subject areas including a lot of New Forest material - books, maps and documents. Also military, children's, natural history etc., etc., Everything for the book lover. Prices from £1. More than twenty dealers from all over the South. 10am-4pm. Free entry. Full access for disabled visitors. Adjacent parking (paying). Lyndhurst Community Centre, main car park, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY.
For more details contact New Forest author and speaker: Georgina Babey 01725 514480,
7th December Burley Santa Rescue 2pm - Father Christmas rescue at Queens Head Pub followed by Bazaar at Village Hall  
13th December Lyndhurst Christmas Fun Day Lyndhurst Village Christmas fun day with Santa, sleigh and real reindeers in the Fox and Hounds pub garden during the day. Santa and his sleigh parade down the high street at 5.30pm followed by carol singing outside the Mailmans Arms. A festive day for all the family.  
14th December Beaulieu Bird Watching walks with Graham Guided walks giving you the nique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of private land with knowledgable, professional Graham Gibbons. Booking essential - Countryside Education Trust - 01590 612401
17th December Bolderwood Christmas Walking Safari Join us on a 2 ½ mile gentle meander around Bolderwood for a pleasant way to get into the . Finally enjoy a glass of mulled wine at the end of the walk. More details - booking essential
20th December - 4th January Beaulieu Christmas Celebrations Christmas at Beaulieu is a time of magic with fun, activities and entertainment for all the family. More details
22nd December Lymington Victorian Father Christmas A fun and festive opportunity to meet out Victorian Father Christmas and have a vintage photo taken with him and take part in our Victorian Christmas tree decoration workshop. £5 per child includes entry 10.30am-2.30pm St. Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
January 2015       Top
February 2015       Top
14th - 22nd February Beaulieu Hands on Half Term Come and join us for some February Half-Term fun at Beaulieu. More details
March 2015       Top
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3rd-19th April Beaulieu Easter Egg-stravaganza During the Easter holidays join us for Easter themed activities. Egg-citing fun for all the family! More details
26th April Beaulieu Boatjumble Thousands of new and used boating bargains, big name chandleries, the latest technology and dinghies to trailerable boats More details
May 2015       Top
May - September
Guided Walks

Three words give you the history of Lymington in a nutshell – Smuggling, Salt and Sailing. If you would like to know more then simply join us and let our guides take you on a fascinating walk through the town and it’s history.

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3rd - 4th May
Netley Marsh
Living Heritage Show
A Living Heritage Country Show really is a great day out for all the family, with something for everyone. Watch the spectacular arena displays across our three arenas, with daring acrobatics, exciting jousting or adrenaline filled races.
More details
16th - 17th May
Beaulieu Autojumble
Over 1000 stands selling motoring parts, automobilia, literature and accessories, plus over 200 cars for sale. Sunday only: BEAULIEU SORTOUT with Land Rover parts.
24-25th May
Visitors to Beaulieu this Bank Holiday weekend will be able to get up close and personal to the ultimate boys (and girls) toys! More details
25th-31st May
Spring into Summer
During the May Half Term, spring into summer at Beaulieu with special activities for all the family. More details
June 2015       Top
21st June Beaulieu Custom & Hot Rod Festival Be part of the biggest and best Custom & Hot Rod Festival in the South! With live music and entertainment, this makes for a great day out for all the family this Father's Day More details
July 2015       Top
12th July Beaulieu Motorcycle Ride-In Day The sixth annual Motorcycle Ride-in Day for bikers and bike traders, with a stunt show for everyone to enjoy. More details
24th, 25th, 26th July Netley Marsh Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show An amazing steam and craft show weekend - visit memories from the past and create new ones for today - great family event. More details
28th, 29th, 30th July Brockenhurst New Forest Show New Forest and Hampshire Show at the New Park Showgound - something for all the family. More details
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