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.

2015 -2016

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 Sakes 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
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.
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
September 2015       Top
11th July - 12th September Lyndhurst and Sway Special exhibition: New Forest Open Art (Art in the Park) The New Forest Centre and Artsway are staging a two venue exhibition displaying the best of contemporary and traditional artwork, linked by a common theme of the New Forest. The New Forest Open Art is held in partnership with the New Forest National Park Authority and is sponsored by ExxonMobil at the Fawley Refinery. Free entry to exhibition Suitable for all New Forest Centre & Artsway
5th & 6th September Beaulieu Beaulieu Autojumble The largest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic!
5th & 6th September Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
13th September 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
16th September Christchurch Fashion Show The Christchurch Branch of “Save the Children” is holding a Fashion Show on Wednesday, 16th September, at M & Co., 38, High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AY The Fashion Show commences at 7.30p.m., tickets are £5 (available in the Store) with complimentary glass of wine & nibbles. There will also be a raffle.  
19th September Hordle Hordle Arts, Craft & Vintage Fayre Do visit this new venue for exciting and unusual local handcrafted gifts. Featuring Local handmade crafts, Jewellery, Homeware, Gifts, Vintage finds. Have tea and cake at our Vintage Team Room. Children's Playground, Retro ice-cream van and FREE Parking 10am - 2pm Hordle Pavilion, off Vaggs Lane, (adjacent recreation ground), Hordle, Lymington. Hants. SO41 0FP
19th September - 3rd January Lyndhurst Special exhibition: Shedding new light on the New Forest’s past HLS archaeology and LiDAR – to include large interactive touch table, objects maps and graphics Free entry to exhibition Suitable for all
New Forest Centre
19 September - 9 January
Lymington
Shorelines: Artists on the South Coast
This year's major exhibition takes the Channel coast as its subject, exploring how artists from the 18th century to the present have drawn inspiration from the cliffs, beaches and harbours of England's southern border. The exhibition looks at the contrasting approaches taken by residents and visiting artists who drew inspiration from the shoreline between Cornwall and Kent. Many celebrated artists have portrayed these shores including Constable, Turner, Brett, Nash, Nevinson, Ravilious, Eurich and more recently Kurt Jackson and Jeremy Gardiner. This unique exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
St.Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, 01590676969.
26th September Beaulieu New Forest Foraging for mushrooms Enjoy a beautiful 3 to 3.5 hour guided walk in The New Forest foraging for Mushrooms. Our experienced guides will help you with any queries throughout the duration of the walk, ensuring that you sort the bad ‘shrooms’ from the good ones. Witness the Autumn colours throughout the Forest whilst foraging for goodies. Prices:  Adults £25  Over 12's  £20  Family £60- Sorry No Dogs! Website
Phone number: 01590 612377
23rd September Lyndhurst Afternoon Talk: Lights, Cameras, Archaeology: A review of the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship scheme Heritage Mapping Project by Lawrence Shaw, Heritage Mapping and Data Officer, NFNPA - As part of the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship scheme detailed archaeological surveys of the crown lands have been undertaken using a technique called LiDAR. This talk will look to reveal what has been discovered to date.
£6 non-members £4 members Booking required 023 8028 3444
27th September Hythe Car Scavanger Hunt On Sunday 27th September 2015, Wessex Cancer Trust are holding a Scavenger Hunt around the New Forest. Starting at Waterside Cancer Support Centre in Hythe at 10 am, come along with your car and friends and follow the clues around the New Forest until you reach The Mayflower Bar & Restaurant in Lymington. £40 per car, and exciting prizes to be won! How many will you find…? More details
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
7th October Lyndhurst Afternoon Talk: Fungi by Simon Moore Find out more about fungi and how to identify them at this fascinating talk. Refreshments from 2pm, Talk 2.30 – 3.30pm, Q&A 3.30-4pm New Forest Centre. Ticket includes free entry to the New Forest Museum. £6 non-members £4 members Booking required 023 8028 3444
10th October New Milton New Milton Craft and Local Producers Fair New Milton Craft and Local Produce Fair More details - New Milton Memorial Centre
10th October Beaulieu New Forest Foraging for mushrooms Enjoy a beautiful 3 to 3.5 hour guided walk in The New Forest foraging for Mushrooms. Our experienced guides will help you with any queries throughout the duration of the walk, ensuring that you sort the bad ‘shrooms’ from the good ones. Witness the Autumn colours throughout the Forest whilst foraging for goodies. Prices:  Adults £25  Over 12's  £20  Family £60- Sorry No Dogs!  Website
Phone number: 01590 612377
10th October Lyndhurst Landscape Photography Workshop with Mike Read> Mike Read, a professional wildlife and landscape photographer, will help you understand your camera settings and teach you how to create compositions. Own transport needed. Bring own camera and if possible, a camera tripod. Walking boots and suitable outdoor clothing needed.
New Forest Centre. Booking required £50 per person. Places limited.
10th & 11th October Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
17th 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 (Trade 9.30am) £1 entry The Masonic Hall, High St, Lymington, SO41 9AA - more details
18th October Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
24th October - 1st November Beaulieu Half Term Hauntings Spooky activities for all the family this Hallowe'en
24th October Beaulieu New Forest Foraging for mushrooms Enjoy a beautiful 3 to 3.5 hour guided walk in The New Forest foraging for Mushrooms. Our experienced guides will help you with any queries throughout the duration of the walk, ensuring that you sort the bad ‘shrooms’ from the good ones. Witness the Autumn colours throughout the Forest whilst foraging for goodies. Prices:  Adults £25  Over 12's  £20  Family £60- Sorry No Dogs!  Website
Phone number: 01590 612377
27th & 29th October Lyndhurst Jack 0’ Lantern Pumpkin Carving Jack 0’ Lantern Pumpkin Carving - 2 sessions - bookable, pumpkins supplied - 10.15 -11.00 & 11.45 - 12.30
Booking required £6 per pumpkin - New Forest Centre 023 8028 3444
27th October Lyndhurst Family Discovery Day: Alice in Wonderland Themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family. Standard museum entry. All ages. Booking not required. Just turn up
New Forest Centre
28th October Lymington Hand to Mouth Theatre Hand to Mouth Theatre will be returning to deliver an enchanting shadow puppetry workshop where children will have the chance to create their own puppets, scenery and performance.
St.Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, 01590676969.
The workshop is from 10:30am to 1:00pm. £15 per child. Suitable for children aged 7yrs+. Booking required 14 days in advance.
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
29th October Lymington Spooky Superstitions Join us for a spooky day at the museum where we will be exploring superstitions past and present. You can also make your own witches bottle, amulets and charms. Drop in any time between 10:30am and 3:30pm. All ages are welcome and normal admission prices apply.
St.Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, 01590676969.
29th October Lyndhurst Family Discovery Day: Poppies Themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for all the family. Standard museum entry All ages. Booking not required. Just turn up
New Forest Centre
31st October Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
31st October Beaulieu Firework Spectacular

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

November 2015       Top
1st November Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
4th November Lyndhurst Gunpowder Factory in Fritham by Stephen Ings A presentation on the Gunpowder Works at Eyeworth between 1860 and 1821, looking at Drayson and Campbells black powder manufactory and at the Schultze Gun Powder Company and the production of smokeless gunpowder. Refreshments from 2pm, Talk 2.30 – 3.30pm, Q&A 3.30-4pm
New Forest Centre - £4 members Booking required 023 8028 3444
8th November Beaulieu Simply Smart A gathering of Smart Car enthusiasts with a cavalcade and People’s Choice Award.
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.  
28th November Lyndhurst Workshop: Make a Christmas Wreath with Liz Wyatt Make a fresh, seasonal wreath ready for Advent. All materials supplied.
Booking required - New Forest Centre - 023 8028 3444 - £30 per person. Places limited.
December 2015       Top
2nd or 16th December Lyndhurst Curiouser and curiouser by Angela Trend Celebrating 150 years since the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland book. Refreshments from 2pm, Talk 2.30 – 3.30pm, Q&A 3.30-4pm
£6 non-members £4 members Booking required - New Forest Centre - 023 8028 3444
5th December Lyndhurst Christmas Fun Day
Free entry to Museum. Seasonal fun, crafts and activities as part of Lyndhurst Christmas Fun Day activities. Enjoy a mince pie and some seasonal punch.
New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst FREE
6th December Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
19 December - 3rd January Beaulieu Christmas Celebrations Join us at Beaulieu for our annual Christmas Celebrations with festive activities for the whole family.
19th December Burley Artisan Craft Fair J&A Artisan craft fairs, 10-5pm, Free admission, refreshments served throughout the day
Burley Village Hall, Pound lane, Burley, BH24
Tel:01425 471414
21st December Lymington A Victorian Christmas : A Victorian Christmas A fun & festive opportunity to create your own Victorian Christmas gifts and cards. Children can also try on costumes and pose for a traditional Victorian portrait. Drop in any time between 10:30am and 3:30pm. All ages are welcome and normal admission prices apply. .
St.Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, 01590676969
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
Ongoing        
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4th-10th April 2016 Milford on Sea Milford on Sea Food Week During Food Week our village will be alive with Celebrity Shows, Dining Offers, Themed Dining Evenings, Professional Cookery Theatre, Cooking Demonstrations, Educational Talks, Wine Tastings and the unique Great Dining Bus and more... More details
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