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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.

2015 -2016


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August,September, October, November, December,

Date Location Event Details Contact
Weekly       Top
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
January 2015       Top
28th January Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
February 2015       Top
1st February - 8th March
Highcliffe
Christchurch Arts Guild Exhibition
Christchurch Arts Guild are holding a new prestigious art exhibition in the main library of Highcliffe Castle featuring traditional, contemporary and abstract work. Over recent years the Guild has gained an enviable reputation for the high standard of work produced by its members some of whom have had paintings accepted by top London galleries and also sold through the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. The Castle and Exhibition is open from 11.00am to 4.30pm Friday & Saturday and 11am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday. Last admission is half an hour before closing each day.
5th February Lymington New Forest Pony Do you want to find out more about the ponies you see on the Forest? Come to this informative evening with Suzanne Kempe - New Forest Pony Judge, practising commoner, successful competitor and huge enthusiast of this breed. £4 a ticket - see web site for more details. More details
8th February
New Milton
COME AND SING 'HMS Pinafore'
Spend an enjoyable hour or so singing famous Gilbert and Sullivan choruses from 'HMS Pinafore'. This is a concert version of the show, featuring soloists from Christchurch G&S Society. Admission is free: donations on the day will support the work of the British Red Cross in Syria and Iraq. Word sheets will be available. All ages welcome. at 4.30pm, at st. Mary Magdalene Parish church, Church Lane, New Milton BH25 6QN.
8th February Beaulieu Bird Watching Walk at Hatchet Pond Guided walk giving you the unique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of land in the company of professional, knowledgeable guide, Graham Giddens. We should see heathland and woodland birds, including birds of prey, woodpeckers and goldcrests. Each walk will be approx. 3 miles (5km) and run for approximately 2 hours sometimes on uneven terrain. Please wear dark colours and waterproof footwear. Cost: £12.00 per person. Friends of the Trust: £10.00. Booking and payment must be made in advance- please telephone the Countryside Education Trust on 01590 612401 to make a booking.
13th February Fordingbridge Avon Valley Concerts AVON VALLEY CONCERTS presents exciting young guitarist, Martin Bickerton at The Burgate School, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1EZ on Friday 13th February, 2015 at 7.30 pm. He will be playing works by Torroba, Aguado, Bach, Tansmann, Villa Lobos and Regondi. More details on our website: www.avonvalleyconcerts.com
14th February Beaulieu Valentines Activity Deal New Forest Activities are offering a very special deal on Valentines Day: 20% off all activities for couples! Great activities including archery, canoeing, and cycle hire ... and our team will be happy to book you in. *Activities subject to availability *20% discount only applies when booking via phone. To book these activities please call our office on 01590 612377
14th - 22nd February Beaulieu Hands on Half Term Come and join us for some February Half-Term fun at Beaulieu. More details
14th & 28th February New Forest BushCraft Days Sunrise Bushcraft - bush craft activitiy days in the New Forest National Park Online Booking and more details
25th February Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
March 2015       Top
1st, 15th and 29th March New Forest Feast and Forage Days Sunrise Bushcraft - activity days New Forest National Park Online Booking and more details
7th - 8th March New Forest BushCraft Weekend Sunrise Bushcraft invite you to spend the weekend learning bushcraft skills with their fantastic team in the New Forest National Park Online Booking and more details
7th March Beaulieu Home Chicken Keeping at the CET Come along and learn about the tricks of the trade from an experienced and enthusiastic chicken keeper. The course will teach you everything you need to know to get started with raising chickens at home! Booking and payment must be made in advance- please telephone the Countryside Education Trust on 01590 612401 to make a booking
15th March Beaulieu Half Price Mum's
Activity Offer
This Mothers Day mums go HALF PRICE on any activity! We offer great activities such as archery, canoeing, kayaking and cycle hire, all in the heart of the beautiful New Forest. So treat your mother to a brilliant time with this one day only offer. *Activities subject to availability *50% discount only applies when booking via phone To book these activitiesplease call our office on 01590 612377
20th March Ringwood Avon Valley Concert AVON VALLEY CONCERTS presents one of Britain's leading ensembles, The Gould Piano Trio at The Trinity Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, BH24 1DH on Friday 20th March, 2015 at 7.30 pm. Their programme will incude works by Bethoven, MacMillan and Tchaikowsky. Tickets are £12 for adults, £2 for students, under 16s free. More details on our website:
21st March New Forest BushCraft Days Sunrise Bushcraft - bush craft activitiy days in the New Forest National Park Online Booking and more details
22nd March Moonhills Bird Watching Walk Guided walk giving you the unique opportunity to birdwatch on quiet areas of land in the company of professional, knowledgeable guide, Graham Giddens. We should see birdsong, woodland and farmland birds, as well as wildfowl and waders on the river. Each walk will be approx. 3 miles (5km) and run for approximately 2 hours sometimes on uneven terrain. . Booking and payment must be made in advance- please telephone the Countryside Education Trust on 01590 612401 to make a booking
25th March Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
April 2015       Top
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
5th and 6th April Beaulieu Canoeing Easter Egg Hunt Get to grips with your canoe before heading out to explore the river to discover the secret Eater Egg stash. Your map will include an Easter quiz and the location of an Easter Egg for all the kids who take part. This is great fun for any age. To book this activity please call our office on 01590 612377 and our team will be happy to book you in. 5th April at 13:00 to 15:00 6th April at 10:00 to 12:00
*Activities subject to availability
Booking advised
18th April New Milton New Milton Craft and Local Producers Fair New Milton Craft and Local Produce Fair More details - New Milton Memorial Centre
26th April Beaulieu Boatjumble Thousands of new and used boating bargains, big name chandleries, the latest technology and dinghies to trailerable boats More details
29th April Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
May 2015       Top
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
2nd May
New Milton
May Fayre
New Milton May Fayer organised by the Lions Club of New Milton - fun for all the family.  
2nd - 3rd May New Forest BushCraft Weekend Sunrise Bushcraft invite you to spend the weekend learning bushcraft skills with their fantastic team in the New Forest National Park Online Booking and more details
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
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.
22nd- 25th May New Forest Bow Making Course Sunrise Bushcraft invite you to spend a few days with their team on an amazxing bow making course in the New Forest National Park Online Booking and more details
24-25th May
Beaulieu
Truckmania
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
27th May Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
25th-31st May
Beaulieu
Spring into Summer
During the May Half Term, spring into summer at Beaulieu with special activities for all the family. More details
30th May -6th June
Lymington
Lymington Arts Group Exhibition
Exhibition and sale of original paintings and cards in the Admission is free and access is suitable for disabled visitors. Car Parking available. Masonic Hall, Hight Street LYMINGTON, SO41 9AA. Open daily from 9.00am - 7.00pm (Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm).
June 2015       Top
13th June New Milton Family Fun Day New Milton Ruby Club Family Fun day Ashley Recreation Ground
20th June Tiptoe Summer Fete Tiptoe Summer Fete - fun for all the family - 2-4pm Tiptoe Primary School
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
21st June Beaulieu HALF PRICE Father's Day Activities This Fathers Day dads go HALF PRICE on any activity! We offer great activities such as archery,  canoeing, kayaking and cycle hire, all in the heart of the beautiful New Forest.
. *Activities subject to availability *50% discount only applies when booking via phone - one day only offer.
For more details call: 01590 612377
24th June Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
July 2015       Top
11th July New Milton New Milton Craft and Local Producers Fair New Milton Craft and Local Produce Fair More details - New Milton Memorial Centre
12th July New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix 2015 This amazing event is well worth a vist, discover the highlights of the amazing pedal car grand Prix held annually in the New Forest.  
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
29th July Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
August 2015       Top
16th - 16th August Milford on Sea Art on the Green Come and meet the Members of the Lymington Arts Group when they exhibit and sell their paintings and craft at their Art on the Green Exhibition at Milford on Sea the weekend of 15/16 August. Open daily from 10am - 5.00pm.. Admission is free and sponsored by Balmer Lawn Garages
17th - 21st August Lyndhurst The Village Artists As part of Hampshire's Open Studio Event a group of friends will be exhibiting and selling their paintings at the There will be a wide variety of works and on most days an artist painting. Open daily from 11.00am - 5.30pm with refreshments available. Contributuions to Charity. Admission is free and access is suitable for disabled visitors. Car Parking available. Scout Hut, Wellands Road, LYNDHURST, SO43 7AD.
26th August Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
September 2015       Top
13th Sepetember Brockenhurst New Forest Bike Ride A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise money for Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer. 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.
Start time: 8 – 10.15am Distance: 15, 30, 45 or 60 miles Advanced entry fee: £17.00
For more details and to regster contact: Bike Events
30th September Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
October 2015       Top
10th October New Milton New Milton Craft and Local Producers Fair New Milton Craft and Local Produce Fair More details - New Milton Memorial Centre
28th October Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
         
November 2015       Top
25th November Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
26th November New Milton Christmas Festival New Milton Christmas Festival and carnival - a great family friendly event.  
30th December Colbury New Forest Miltaria Fair We have 12-15 stall holders and charge £6 per table (to be booked in advance). Entry on the door for the public is £1 per person.  There is a wide variety of militaria items on offer ranging from badges, medals, postcards, inert ammunition to military and surplus clothing.
at Colbury Church Rooms, Deerleap Lane, Colbury, Hampshire. SO40 7EH, from 7.00 – 9.30 p.m
December 2015       Top
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