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.

2016-2017

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 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
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
Saturdays - April to October Keyhaven Hurst Castle Paddle Experience Do you want a paddling experience for you and your family thats completely different and new? We offer a Castle Experience Tour in conjunction with Hurst Castle. Your tour will include a 2 Hour Instructor led Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak along the beautiful Keyhaven river paddling to Hurst Castle. Once at the castle you will have access to explore this Henry VIII built coastal fortress with its Tudor castle, modern updated battlements and stunning views across to the Isle of Wight and the Needles. Your experience also includes lunch or afternoon tea and your ferry return trip. More details and to book.
July 2016       Top
21st July - 31st August Buckler's Hard Living History Step back in time to the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard. Join daily tours from costumed guides who will reveal the fascinating history of this unique village where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built.
More details
21st July - 4th September Beaulieu Summer Living History

See history come to life with costumed guides, Victorian games, falconry and much more.

Beaulieu Events
August 2016       Top
2nd - 13th August Sway Out of the woods, Into the Trees An exhibition of works created during Mary Dalton’s last artist-in-residency period at conservation woodland, Hollybank Woods. Mary showcases her abilities as a master printmaker, through the exciting and emotive prints on display, communicating the stories, work and social context that surround daily life at Hollybank Woods. More details
7th August Beaulieu Simply Landrover

A gathering of Land Rover enthusiasts, with a cavalcade and People’s Choice Award

Beaulieu Events
13th & 14th August Milford Art on the Green

LYMINGTON ARTS GROUP will be exhibiting for sale their paintings and crafts at their Art on the Green Exhibition in Milford on Sea the weekend of 13/14 August.  Open 10 - 5 each day, admission is free and access is suitable for disabled.  

Sponsored by Balmer Lawn Garages.
13th August Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Fairy Treasure Hunt Magical fairies have escaped the New Forest Fairy Festival and are descending upon Avon Tyrrell causing chaos. We need you to solve the clues to find them and stop the madness. In addition and extra 500 fairies have been hidden within the grounds, find the most on the day and win an incredible prize. Fancy dress encouraged! More details
13th -14th August Burley New Forest Fairy Festival Come and join us for a friendly uplifting fun weekend. Enjoy the magic of the enchanting home of the New Forest Fairies, Nestling in the lea of a hill where time stood still for hundreds of years surrounded the mighty oaks, tree spirits and woodland creatures, live the Forest Folk, under every leaf, behind every tree you might see them. Listen for the fairy bell and they will appear, their gossamer wings glinting in the sunlight. Walk on the ley lines and gather the amazing healing energy the Forest gives to all of us, talk with the wise women of the Forest who teach the fairies their secrets More details
13th August Beaulieu Bushcraft Day Would you survive in the woods? Join us for a fantastic day of Bushcraft where you will get to organise your shelter, water, warmth and food with the expert guidance of your instructor. The perfect course for beginners into the exciting and rewarding world of Bushcraft. Enjoy the magical New Forest National Park. Your bushcraft expert will help you learn the basics of survival at our woodland in Beaulieu. All our bushcraft guides have years of experience and will certainly help you make the most of your time. Our survivor day does have a basic outline but we aim to make the most of the weather and take into account your interests. More details
13th and 14th August Romsey Harvesting Day Friends of Ferguson (Hampshire) will be holding their annual tractor working harvest event next weekend, 13th and 14th of August. It demonstrates harvesting from the 1920s to the 1970s. The exhibits include tractors, and combine harvesters with trailer rides, refreshments, displays, and steam threshing. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Home Farm entrance on the A36 SO51 6AS. Entrance is £5.00 per person with under 10s free. Contacts Dave Piper 07775611616
14th August Christchurch Car Boot Sale Pop along to Christchurch and enjoy a very popular car boot sale - bargains to be had! More details and location
17th - 29th August New Milton Open Studio Event We have a variety of handmade products available to browse and buy including hand weaving, felting, photography, painted artwork, dyeing, wirework and fused glass jewellery, fabric bags, doodle art work, ceramics & felting all made by hand plus lots more to discover in our garde based studio. Garden Studio, 62 Oakwood Avenue. New Milton, BH25, 5EA -11am - 5pm - More details
19th August Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Summer Campout Pitch your tents and join us for an afternoon of challenges and games before enjoying a BBQ at Café Explore followed by a Campfire. Spend time together under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors with fun activities and outdoor adventure. Build a fire and toast marshmallows while our camp guides tell some great stories More details
20th - 29th August Sway Coastal Gallery Open Exhibition The Coastal Gallery OPEN Exhibition at ArtSway will showcase original artwork by major local artists including Martyn Brewster, Julie Collins, Jason Miller, Stephen Powell, Geoffrey Robinson, Chris Whittaker, Jackie Giron, Arek Nowicki, a new sculpture installation by Trudi Lloyd Williams and a small exhibition of work by artists who participated in SPUD’s The Observatory Project. More details
20th August Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Summer Pool Party Bring your swimming gear and make a splash this summer at one of our Pool Parties. With music, water fights, games and water sports in the outdoor pool you will be guaranteed to make a big splash! Fancy making a night of it? Why not pitch a tent and Camp under the stars? Bring your water pistols for a water fight! More details
20th & 21st August Beaulieu Supercar Weekend See a display of more than 350 prestigious supercars set against the stunning backdrop of the Beaulieu parkland for a two-day celebration of the supercar, its icons, its history and its future. Highlights include: Top Gear Stunt Team, A celebration of 100 years of Lamborghini, An Action Arena, The Hypercar Holy Trinity, VIP Packages and more… Beaulieu Events
21st August Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Family Olympics Think you can compete with the top athletes in the world? Perhaps not but this fun family day will pit you against other families competing for the bronze, silver and gold as you take on some of our most popular activities. More details
23rd - 27th August Lyndhurst Village Artist Exhibition A group of 7 friends calling themselves the Village Artists will be holding an exhibition and sale of  a wide variety of styles of original paintings and cards at the Lyndhurst Community Centre, just off the main car park. Admission is free and access is suitable for disabled visitor.   Refreshments available. Artists include: Jan Appleyard, Jill Gillespie, Alison Goddard, Kath Hambleton, Anne Johnson, Sandra Morrison and Margaret Woods. Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY Open daily from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
24th August Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Bushcraft Survivial Ever wondered if you would be able to survive in the wild? This activity is about survival, so can you work together to build your own shelter to protect you from the elements? Can you get a fire started? Do you have what it takes to survive? More details
26th- 27th August Ashurst Cider Festival Cider and Jazz Festial at the New Forest Inn at Ashurst More details
September 2016       Top
3rd September New Milton In the Beginning... Music Concert Professional orchestra Questa Musica are delighted to start their residency in New Milton this September with a concert filled with some of the nation's favourite works. Don't miss your chance to hear Barber's Adagio for Strings, "Summer" and "Autumn" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Haydn's Cello Concerto in D, Mozart's Divertimento in F, and Serenade for Strings by Elgar. Mary Magdalene Church, New Milton 7:30pm - Tickets £10 each, Details
3rd-4th September Beaulieu International Autojumble

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

Beaulieu Events
3rd - 17th September Sway Painterly Sites at ArtsSway “Painterly Sites” is the first major exhibition to bring together the work of Jim Hunter and Michael Griffiths. Both explore the making and meaning of imagery: Griffiths through drawings, printmaking and oil paint on canvas; Hunter in watercolour, collage and works on paper. More details
3rd September Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Exploring the New Forest Join us for the opportunity to explore the New Forest with our experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk will take place both at Avon Tyrrell, and over the stile in to the New Forest. You will find out interesting facts and stories about the history and current usage of the New Forest, as well as about the birds, animals and plant life. Where applicable, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in national wildlife counts (such as Spring Watch, or Big Butterfly Count). More details
10th September Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Inclusion Olympics Join us for a day of Paralympic activities ‘outdoor adventure’ style. Our fully accessible centre is open to those with disabilities to take part and compete against each other for the bronze, silver and gold. More details
11th September Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Pedal and Pizza Advanced Join qualified instructors on our bike tracks for a day of Mountain Biking Madness. You will learn new skills for our Pump and Gravity tracks and ride on our red and blue trails before having a slice of pizza and a drink in Café Explore. A great day for the more advanced riders.

Guest Services on 01425 672347 or email info@ukyouth.org

11th September Christchurch Car Boot Sale Pop along to Christchurch and enjoy a very popular car boot sale - bargains to be had! More details and location
October 2016       Top
8th October New Milton Artisan's Autumn Fair A great opportunity to purchase the work of a number of local artists and crafters. New Milton Memorial Hall
9th October Christchurch Car Boot Sale Pop along to Christchurch and enjoy a very popular car boot sale - bargains to be had! More details and location
15th October Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Exploring the New Forest Join us for the opportunity to explore the New Forest with our experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk will take place both at Avon Tyrrell, and over the stile in to the New Forest. You will find out interesting facts and stories about the history and current usage of the New Forest, as well as about the birds, animals and plant life. Where applicable, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in national wildlife counts (such as Spring Watch, or Big Butterfly Count). More details
22nd - 30th October Beaulieu Halloween Hauntings

Spooky goings on in one of Britain’s most haunted places! Ride the moan-o-rail and hear spine tingling Beaulieu ghost stories!

Beaulieu Events
24th October Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Ghost Hunting Mini Activity Trail Become a Ghostbuster for the day and see how many ghosts you can catch? The more you catch, the more points you get. A themed taster day of some of our adventure activities with the opportunity to explore our grounds. Do you have what it takes to take on the ghouls? Fancy dress encouraged! More details
24th-30th October Exbury Exbury Ghost Train Be prepapered to be scared and join in the fun on the Exbury Ghost train. More details
28th October Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Creepy Arts and Craft Join us if you dare for our Halloween creepy crafts session. Dig into our box of tricks and see what spooky things you can make More details
29th October Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular

An explosive and dynamic fireworks display set to a ‘Night at the Movies’ theme.

Beaulieu Events
29th October Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Halloween Games and Disco Get dressed up in your spookiest Halloween costumes and join us at our Haunted house for a Halloween party to remember! Take a Journey through the grounds to take part in typical Halloween party games with one of our creepy night guides and if you survive that we have yet more fun and games at the Disco. More details
30th October Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Halloween Activity Day Trick or Treat? There’s a lot of tricks on this activity day that you can enjoy as a family. Have the chance to experience some of our spooky challenges and creepy activities. More details
November 2016        
5th November Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Bonfire Night Campfire Wrap up warm and spend the evening by our bonfire to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. Enjoy sparklers, stories, games and challenges. More details
13th November Beaulieu Simply Smart

A gathering of Smart Car enthusiasts with a cavalcade and People’s Choice Award.

Beaulieu Events
19th - 20th November New Milton Open Studio Event We have a variety of handmade products available to browse and buy including hand weaving, felting, photography, painted artwork, dyeing, wirework and fused glass jewellery, fabric bags, doodle art work, ceramics & felting all made by hand plus lots more to discover in our garde based studio. Garden Studio, 62 Oakwood Avenue. New Milton, BH25, 5EA- 11am-5pm - More details
26th November New Milton Festive Crafts and Gift Fair Festival Crafts and Gifts Fair at The Memorial Centre - a great event with lots of lovely Christmas Gifts.  
27th November Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Exploring the New Forest Join us for the opportunity to explore the New Forest with our experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk will take place both at Avon Tyrrell, and over the stile in to the New Forest. You will find out interesting facts and stories about the history and current usage of the New Forest, as well as about the birds, animals and plant life. Where applicable, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in national wildlife counts (such as Spring Watch, or Big Butterfly Count). More details
December 2016       Top
3rd December New Milton Town Christmas Festival and Parade Town Christmas Festival and Parade - great fun, see Santa and discover your Christmas spirit!  
11th December Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Christmas Adventure Trail The elves have been naughty and have hidden all of the Christmas presents. Santa has a few clues but you will have to take on challenges and solve problems to find them all. A great, fun Christmas themed trail for the whole family. Finish in our café which will be selling hot drinks and mince pies! More details
11th December Avon Tyrrell, UK Youth Outdoor Centre Christmas Crackers Arts n Crafts Join us in Santa’s workshop and get creative with our Christmas Arts n Crafts and play some cracking games! Make the perfect card or present for a parent or sibling or create decorations for your Christmas Tree, whatever you choose to make, just get creative, messy and have fun. More details
17th December - 2nd January Beaulieu Victorian Christmas

Experience the magic of Christmas past, with carol singing and festive games.

Beaulieu Events
17th December - 20th December Exbury Winter Wonders Christmas Event on the Exbury Railway. More details
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