Explore the New Forest - Your independent Guide to the National Park

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.

2017

Date Location Event Details Contact
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Saturdays Lymington Market Street market every Saturday from 8am till 4pm  
Sundays
- November
Lymington Car Boot Sales New Forest Carboot Sale will continue every Sunday until November. Opening times are from 6am to 1pm (weather permitting) Entrance fees for buyers are 25p per adult and kids go free. Entrance fee for sellers are £5 per car and £6 per van. Strawberry Field, Boldre SO41 8PT (A337) (between Brockenhurst and Lymington).
Contact us on 02380813655
Sundays New Forest Walking Picnic Nigel and Christine invite you to come and explore the New Forest with Walking Picnics. They will lead you on a guided nature walk through the forest, pointing out the amazing wildlife and history of the place, then we will finish with a home-produced gourmet picnic. (April - September) Walking Picnics
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
Tuesdays New Forest Walking Picnic Nigel and Christine invite you to come and explore the New Forest with Walking Picnics. They will lead you on a guided nature walk through the forest, pointing out the amazing wildlife and history of the place, then we will finish with a home-produced gourmet picnic. (April - September) Walking Picnics
Wednesdays Ringwood Market Street Market in the High Street  
Wednesdays New Milton Market Street Market in Station Road  
Wednesdays Ashurst Live Jazz and Gin

Every Wednesday evening between 8-10 we have live jazz and any two gin & tonics from our gin list for £10

The New Forest, (pub) Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, SO40 7AA Tel: 02380 292721
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.
Wednesday
(last Wednesday of the month)
Colbury
New Forest Militaria Fair
New Forest Militaria Fair, Colbury Church Rooms Deerleap Lane Colbury SO40 7EH 7.00-9.30 p.m. Cost £1 entry or £6 per table (to be booked in advance) Contact: Dave Curtis Mob: 07903 600 865 Email: david.curtis13@ntlworld.com
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
May - September
Lymington
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.

Visit Web site for dates and locations
Various Dates New Milton Exhibitions, Shows, Films and classes A variety of different exhibitions, films, classes and artists hosted by Forest Arts Centre in New Milton. More details and bookings
Various Dates Beaulieu Forest Walks New Forest Activities will be running a vareity of themed walks and tours in the New Forest area with experienced and knowledgable guides. More details from New Forest Activities
June 2017       Top
8th April - 9th July Lyndhurst All Trees are Clocks by Professor Adrian Newton of Bournemouth University A multimedia exhibition of art and science profiling the results of recent research into the ecology of the New Forest and the potential impacts of climate changes.
Part of the Forest Arts Festival.
More Details: New Forest Centre
3rd June - 30th July Romsey Primitive hunting equipment and weaponry Learn how our evolutionary history has shaped us and how we and our distant ancestors have evolved and hunted for over 2.6 million years during this 7 hour day course. To understand where we, the human race, is going, we need to understand where we have come from. On this course we will cover primitive bow making including making natural cordage, Atlatl's (primitive throwing spears) and willow fish traps. For ages 14 plus. More details:School Beneath the Pines
3rd June Lyndhurst Ghost Tour Get ready to discover the ghostly tales of the New Forest in this theatrical tour. The tour takes place in Lyndhurst and will share spine chilling accounts of this popular destination. You will be gripped right from the start with stories of murder, torture and deceit. You will also encounter some of the city's spirits during the tour. This tour features live actors, scares and more entertainment and is suitable for the family. More details and advance booking recommended.
17th June Avon Tyrell Fathers Day Campout Celebrate a night with dad this year for our Father’s Day Campout! Pitch your tent and join us for an afternoon of competitive challenges and games before toasting marshmallows around the fire with stories from our camp guides. Spend time together under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors with fun activities and outdoor adventure for the whole family. More details
17th and 18th June Romsey Small game and deer butchery Wild game is incredibly good for you, as well as being cheap to buy compared to supermarket meats.
Spend the day learning how to gut, skin, butcher, prepare and cook a range of small game including deer, rabbit and pigeon. A great course for any field sportsmen, chefs and anyone else who loves the taste of wild game. Age 12 plus
School Beneath the Pines
18th June Beaulieu Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day

A colourful display of hundreds of hot rods, custom and American cars, with the Bows and Braces Vintage Village, live music, dancing and more!

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieuhotrodday.co.uk

18th June Brockenhurst New Forest bike ride

A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise money for the breast cancer charity Coppafeel. There's a choice of four routes for all ages and abilities, all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. Quiet roads and gentle hills make the shorter rides ideal for families. In aid of:Coppafeel

For more details and to sign up online, visit: www.bike-events.co.uk/newforest
22nd June Lyndhurst All Trees are Clocks: A live multi-media Performance A unique opportunity to see a live performance of 'All trees are clocks', a multi-media piece specifically composed to accompany the exhibition
displayed in the New Forest Gallery until 9 July. The
concert will be given by Emily Burridge (cello) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinet), who will accompany a presentation of sound and video documenting how the New Forest wood-lands change throughout the year. Part of the New Forest Arts Festival. TICKETS £7
BOOKING REQUIRED
More Details: New Forest Centre
24th or 25th June Romsey Feast from the forest: foraging and cookery class Enjoy a two hour walk around the grounds and discover all the goodies in natures larder. We will cover plant and tree identification and discuss their uses both past and present. When we arrive back at camp you will be treated to a feast of dishes all of which include wild seasonable food . For ages 6 plus. School Beneath the Pines
24th June Lyndhurst All Trees are Clocks: Family Workshop Join Professor Adrian Newton of Bournemouth University for some hands-on activities to help learn about the
ecology of the New Forest. Come and play with the
ponies in our model diorama. Count the tree rings on an ancient beech tree. Explore the interactions between
ponies and plants in a
computer game. Learn what research can tell us about how the New Forest is
changing. Part of the New Forest Arts Festival.
FREE DROP-IN EVENT
BOOKING NOT REQUIRED
More Details: New Forest Centre
25th June Beaulieu Simply Land Rover Rally

A gathering of Land Rover owners and enthusiasts with Land Rover Experience West Country, a People’s Choice Award and an opportunity to try Beaulieu’s very own Forest Drive.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-land-rover

July 2017       Top
1st July Lyndhurst Christopher Tower Reference Library Free Open Day Situated on the upper floor of the New Forest Centre, the Christopher Tower Reference Library contains a large collection of New
Forest publications, maps and
ephemera. Come along and
discover our local history resources.
More Details: New Forest Centre
8th July Minstead Minstead Fete The fete will have all the usual fete stalls as well as a live ukulele band and a beer tent!  We would love you to join us More details
9th July Beaulieu Simply Jaguar Rally

A gathering of Jaguar owners and enthusiasts with a cavalcade and People’s Choice Award.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-jaguar

15th July - 8th October Lyndhurst New Forest Open Art Exhibition The ever popular Open Art Exhibition returns for another season to showcase the best of the creative New Forest. In partnership with the National Park Authority
and sponsored by ExxonMobil.
More Details: New Forest Centre
22nd July Avon Tyrell Summer Campout Join us for the night on our Family Summer Campout! Pitch your tent and join us for an afternoon of competitive challenges and games before toasting marshmallows around the fire with stories from our camp guides. Spend time together under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors with fun activities and outdoor adventure for the whole family. More details
23rd July Avon Tyrell Garden Pool Party Bring your friends and swimming gear and kick off your Summer at our Garden Pool Party. Music, field games and watersports in the outdoor pool will guarantee you make a big splash! Got a water pistol? Bring it along and join in our water fight. Come on, jump on in and make this Summer count! Fancy making a night of it? Why not pitch a tent and Camp under the stars? Or tag this on to our Summer Campout! More details
30th July Beaulieu :Simply Japanese Rally

A gathering of Japanese vehicles of all shapes and sizes with club stands and a People’s Choice Award.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-japanese

August 2017       Top
1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st August Lyndhurst Family Discovery Days Learn about the New Forest and have fun with family friendly activities. No need to book - just drop in between 10 and 4pm. £1 per craft activity - museum is free. More Details: New Forest Centre
5th August Avon Tyrell Summer Campout Join us for the night on our Family Summer Campout! Pitch your tent and join us for an afternoon of competitive challenges and games before toasting marshmallows around the fire with stories from our camp guides. Spend time together under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors with fun activities and outdoor adventure for the whole family. More details
5th & 6th August Beaulieu Beaulieu Supercar Weekend:

Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th August 2017 - See some of the world’s most prestigious supercars including special displays and a demo run.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieusupercar.co.uk

6th August Avon Tyrell, Bransgore Garden Pool Party Bring your friends and swimming gear and kick off your Summer at our Garden Pool Party. Music, field games and watersports in the outdoor pool will guarantee you make a big splash! Got a water pistol? Bring it along and join in our water fight. Come on, jump on in and make this Summer count! Fancy making a night of it? Why not pitch a tent and Camp under the stars? Or tag this on to our Summer Campout! More details
11th - 13th August Beaulieu VW T Fest:

VW Transporter owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu for VW T Fest!

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/vw-t-fest/

19th - 20th August Brockenhurst Forest Fayre The New Forest Fayre is a fantastic event for all the family in aid of the Air Ambulance. Adjacent to the new forest show ground New Park Brockenhurst so42 7qh 
September 2017       Top
3rd - 4th September Beaulieu Beaulieu International Auto jumble

The largest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic!

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.internationalautojumble.co.u

9th September Romsey Romsey Show The Romsey Show, one of the oldest and largest one day shows in England, where town and country meet on the second Saturday in September every year. More details
15th September Lyndhurst An Audience with Simon King
7.30pm
(Doors open 7pm)
Join naturalist, author and TV broadcaster Simon King OBE for a talk (with Q&A session) at Lyndhurst Community Centre and help raise funds for the New Forest Centre.
Sponsored by NFU Mutual.
TICKETS £15 (£12 MEMBERS)
BOOKING REQUIRED
More Details: New Forest Centre
24th September Avon Tyrell Garden Pool Party Bring your friends and swimming gear and kick off your Summer at our Garden Pool Party. Music, field games and watersports in the outdoor pool will guarantee you make a big splash! Got a water pistol? Bring it along and join in our water fight. Come on, jump on in and make this Summer count! Fancy making a night of it? Why not pitch a tent and Camp under the stars? Or tag this on to our Summer Campout! More details
30th September Lyndhurst Weaving Trees
10.15 - 11.45am, ages 5 - 10
1 -2.30pm, ages 11 - 16
Come along and make your own tree of life by weaving different colours and textures onto a willow ring. (Adult accompaniment needed.)
£7 PER CHILD PER SESSION
BOOKING REQUIRED
More Details: New Forest Centre
October 2017       Top
28th October Beaulieu Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

An explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a ‘Broadway’ theme.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN www.beaulieufireworks.co.uk

29th October Avon Tyrell Halloween Activity Trail Beware! The Halloween Trail is lurking and ready to scare the fangs off Dracula, the spook out of the Ghosts and the Evil from the Witch. Join us for some creepy challenges and gruesome activities if you dare! There’s a lot of tricks on this activity day that you can enjoy as a family. Fancy dress is encouraged! More details
November 2017        
4th November Avon Tyrell Bonfire Night Campfire Wrap up warm and spend the evening by our bonfire where our Guy Fawkes Guides will keep you entertained with stories, songs, games and challenges. Enjoy a hot chocolate, toast marshmallows and wave your sparklers – this is a great family event for younger ones. Hot food, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase on the night. Please Note: There will be no fireworks at this event More details
12th November Beaulieu Simply Smart Rally

A gathering of Smart Car enthusiasts with a cavalcade and People’s Choice Award. National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN

www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-smart/

25th November Minstead Traditional Bread Making – For Beginners Come along to this beginner’s bread making class with a seasonal twist! We will be rolling up our sleeves again and getting stuck into producing three types of bread; wholemeal, white and Christmas stollen. You can take home what you make! Lunch, Tea/coffee will also be provided throughout the day. Your tutor, Paul Merry who has been an artisan baker for 40 years, and a teacher of bread making courses for nearly 20 years. Price: £75.00 More Details
26th November Minstead Nordic-Germanic Bread Making - For intermediates Come along to this intermediate bread making class with a Scandinavian twist. This intermediate level course features three items, involving bread types and baker’s techniques found from Germany to Scandinavia. The rustic rye bread (typically Germanic, Alpine, and Scandinavian) has very little wheat in the mix. From South Tyrol comes a spiced bread called breatl that is savoury. Both these breads feature sourdough leavens. You will learn about scalding flour, as practised in northern Europe and Scandinavia, with scalded spelt forming part of our mixed grains bread. Lunch, Tea/coffee will also be provided throughout the day. Your tutor, Paul Merry who has been an artisan baker for 40 years, and a teacher of bread making courses for nearly 20 years. Price: £75.00 per person More details
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17th March Minstead Starting Your Very Own Vegetable Garden If you are new to growing vegetables, Rosie Yeomans will demonstrate some vegetable gardening techniques to give you the confidence to prepare, sow and plant your new vegetable patch ready for a bumper harvest. Rosie will be well known from her work with Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time, contribution to BBC Gardeners World Magazine and appearances on Radio Solent ‘Good Life’. £40 More details
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