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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.

2013

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

Date Location Event Details Contact
Monday - saturday
New Milton
Handmade in the New Forest
We are a husband and wife team who run a hand made cooperative on New Milton's Station Road with beautiful gifts and home accessories all hand made in the New Forest and from New Forest materials and ingredients. We have great New Forest produce and souvenir items as well as every day items you will never know how you did without! Telephone 01425 613555
or visit their web site or pop in to the store at BH23 5JG
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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
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6th - 19th April
Lymington
Lymington Arts Group Spring Exhibition
Exhibition and sale of original paintings and cards.(Sponsored by Balmer Lawn Garages). Open daily. Admission is free and access is suitable for disabled visitors. The Studio, Lymington Community Centre, Cannon Street, LYMINGTON, SO419BQ.
6th, 13th, 20th April Beaulieu Canoe Easter Egg Hunts Paddle We will be running our Canoe Easter Egg Hunts again this year, as they proved to be a great success. We are running these on Sunday 6th April 1430, Sunday 13th April at 1200 and Sunday 20th April at 1430. These will be 2 hour sessions, again using our stable 2/3 seater Canadian Canoes. This activity is an Easter egg hunt with a twist! These sessions last 2 hours at £28 for Adults, £22 for Children and £88 for families (based on 2 Adults and 2 Children). To book visit their web site
7th - 13th April 2014 Milford on Sea Milford Food Festival An amazing week of food related activities and events. Visit their web site for more details.
8th, 10th, 15th and 17th April Lyndhurst Family Discovery Day: Springtime Forest Themed trails, quizzes and craft activities for the the family. Standard museum entry applies at the New Forest Centre
9th, 16th April Beaulieu Kids Woodland Adventure Days Our newest activity is our Kids Woodland Adventure days, which we will be running on the 9th and 16th April. These activity days will be full 6 hour days, running from 0930 at the cost of £48 per child and will be suitable for 8 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds. Come join in and have a full day of fun in the woods, learning woodland skills and trying out your skills on our Low ropes course and challenges. This site is perfect as it is set in Hartford Wood in the Beaulieu Estate. To book visit their web site
10th April Beaulieu Spring Open Day Come and check out your local countryside and enjoy a fun filled day with tractors, craftsmen, pony rides. farm animals and more.... More details and to Book
11th April Fordingbridge MATTHEW DRINKWATER, piano Programme to include: Beethoven, Janacek, Liszt and Schumann Tickets £12 adults, £2 children, under 16s free – available from Greyfriars, Ringwood, Fordingbridge Bookshop, or online - www.avonvalleyconcerts.com at 7.30 pm St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1BE
12th & 13th April Ringwood Wiggle New Forest If you want to ride one of the best and biggest early season sportives look no further. The Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular events, selling out months before the event every year. More details
20th April Lymington Spring into Lymington Fun, games and lashings of Ginger Beer.  A fun, new, family friendly event... Spring into Lymington is a colourful, relaxed and fun village style fete brought to you by SALTBOILER, with lots of things for everyone to do and enjoy. This is the first year of the event and the first time something like this has taken place in Grove Gardens (a small park off the High Street in Lymington). Imagine lots of bunting, Punch and Judy, Sack Racing and Egg and Spoon, plus funky music, a spring market, craft stalls and making and lovely food stalls. More details - 11am - 4pm Sunday 20th April Grove Gardens, off Lymington High Street
26th April Woodgreen Hale & Woodgreen Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale Saturday 2014 Great Choice of shrubs, perennials, alpines, etc, from professional nurseries & locally grown plants. Free Entry, Free Parking Refreshments available 11 to 3pm Ploughman's Lunch available 12 noon to 2pm Woodgreen Village Hall, Woodgreen, Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 2AJ Opens at 11:00am Closes at 3pm
26th April Hythe Arts & Crafts Fair Two halls full of local artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Admission 50p. Organised by Hythe & Waterside Rotary. Information from Janice Taylor 07884 283473. 10.30am – 3pm Hythe Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe.
27th April Needs Ore Reserve Dawn Chorus - Winter into Spring Bird watching Coutryside Education Trust guided walks with Graham Gibbons. More details and to Book
27th April
Beaulieu
Boatjumble
Beaulieu Boatjumble has around 1000 stands of boating bits, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft from classics to nearly new. With thousands of new and used boating bargains, it makes for an unmissable event for all sailors. more info

01590 612888
27th April Tiptoe Car Boot Sale Car Boot Sale 10am-12noon Tiptoe Primary School, Wootton Road, Tiptoe, SO41 6FU Cars £5, vans and trailers £7 Friends of Tiptoe School which is a registered charity.
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4th May Beaulieu Simply Ford Come to Beaulieu in your Ford and become part of the fifth 'Simply Ford' – a gathering of Fords of all shapes and sizes. Any model is welcome; from the Focus RS to the old MK 1 or 2 Escort RS or even a Model T!
More details
or 01590 612888
4th May Pennington Open Gardens Spring Celebration Open Gardens of Pennington: tickets from St Marks Church, Pennington Mobility, South Street & Flowers of Lymington, Milford Road Pennington. More details
5th May Beaulieu
Guinness World Record
Attempt Be part of a Guinness World Record Attempt for the 'Longest Line of Toy Cars' held at Beaulieu on Monday 5 May 2014. The attempt will be held in the grounds of Beaulieu and has been officially approved by Guinness World Records with the record for ‘Longest Line of Toy Cars’ currently standing at 9,794. We want to smash this record and aim to have a continuous line of over 10,000 toy cars! All donated cars will be used to raise money for Naomi House after the events. More details and how to get involved
17th - 18th May Beaulieu Spring Auto jumble Visit the 21st Spring Autojumble, being held at Beaulieu over the weekend of 17 & 18 May 2014. The opportunity to buy and sell motoring parts, automobilia, accessories, literature, tools and clothing. Covering all motoring eras, from more than 1,000 stands to over 14,000 classic vehicle enthusiasts
01590 612888 or
visit web site
17th May Ringwood Fanfare for Spring Ringwood's Internation Festival of Street Performance Art More details
18th May Beaulieu Old Sodbury's Landrover Sortout Buy and sell items for your Land Rover at the Old Sodbury’s Land Rover Sortout. There are stands selling a range of item for a Land Rover from a washer to a complete vehicle. Held within the Spring Autojumble at Beaulieu, visitors to the Old Sodbury’s Land Rover Sortout will also be able to wander around over 1000 stands of motoring automobilia, memorabilia and much more.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
25th and 26th May Beaulieu Truckmania After the success of our first Truckmania, the event will be returning in 2014 on Sunday 25 & Monday 26 May. Visitors to Beaulieu will be able to stand amongst the giants of motoring and enjoy a day of all things trucking!
01590 612888 or
visit web site
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7th June 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,
15th June Beaulieu Custom and Hot Rod Festival Bring the family down to Beaulieu for Father's Day 2014 to enjoy a colourful display of hundreds of custom cars and motorcycles. Plus with live music and entertainment there will be something for all the family to enjoy.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
15th June Brockenhurst Father's Day Beer Festival Father's day Beer Festival e on our terrace at Rhinefield House. There will be attended by several local Breweries. It will run from 12.00-15.00, Entrance is free to the event it's simply to promote and enjoy local beers & ciders and there will be food available to purchase from our Barbeque which will be available throughout this time. Free Event
17th June Woodgreen Woodgreen Coach Trip Coach trip to Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire - open to everyone. Day trip leaving Woodgreen near Fordingbridge at about 8:30am TBC Cost £20.00 per person, includes coach journey and entrance to the gardens. Booking soonest essential. Calling at Bicester Shopping Village on return journey. More info
21st June Tiptoe
Summer Fete and Car Boot
Summer Fete and Car Boot Sale 2.00pm - 4.00pm Tiptoe Primary School, Wootton Road, Tiptoe, SO41 6FU Fun and games for the whole family. Stall holder welcome. Please call 07733 080106 to make a booking. £10 per 6ft table if booking before end April, £15 thereafter. Friends of Tiptoe School which is a registered charity.
22nd June Beaulieu Simply Porsche Come to Beaulieu in your Porsche on Sunday 22 June and become part of the second 'Simply Porsche' – a gathering of Porsche cars of all shapes and sizes. Featuring a cavalcade and display on the Main Arena – one of these cars will be the winner of the People's Choice Award.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
28th June New Forest New Forest Tour Bus Launches New Forest Tour Bus reopens for the 2014 season - a great way to explore the New Forest National Park.  
29th June Beaulieu Simply Alfa Romeo Come to Beaulieu in your Alfa Romeo on Sunday 29 June for the second ‘Simply Alfa Romeo’. A gathering of Alfa Romeo cars of all shapes and sizes.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
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5th July Lymington Priestival2 Priestlands Music Festival. A great event for all the family raising funds for school. Tickets and more details via web site. Visit Facebook Page
13th July Beaulieu Motorcycle Ride-in Enjoy a ride through the beautiful New Forest, voted by keepbritainbiking.com as one of "Britain's Top 10 Biking Spots", and join us for our popular Motorcycle Ride-In event
01590 612888 or
visit web site
18th - 20th July Lymington Curious Art Festival Curious Arts Festival looks set to be a glittering celebration of talent from the worlds of literature, music, film and the visual arts with an ambitious programme of events, talks, debates, and live gigs showcasing some of the best contemporary artists from the UK and beyond. More details
19th July
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
20th July Lymington Lymington Carnival & Fete Lymington Carnival is sure to be an amazing day - enjoy the procession, explore the High Street Fete, fun for all the family. visit web site - organised by Lymington Lions.
26th & 27th July Netley Marsh Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show A great weekend of craft, steam, vintage vehicles, arena displays, fair ground rides and more.... something for everyone! More details
27th July Beaulieu Simply Vauxhall

Come to Beaulieu in your Vauxhall on Sunday 27 July for the second 'Simply Vauxhall' – a gathering of Vauxhall cars of all shapes and sizes.

01590 612888 or
visit web site
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3rd August Beaulieu Simply Japanese Come to Beaulieu in your Japanese vehicle on Sunday 3 August and become part of the third 'Simply Japanese' – a gathering of Japanese vehicles of all shapes and sizes..
01590 612888 or
visit web site
10th August Beaulieu Simply Land Rover Come to Beaulieu in your Land Rover on Sunday 10 August and become part of 'Simply Land Rover' – a gathering of Land Rovers of all shapes and sizes..
01590 612888 or
visit web site
24th August Beaulieu Simply Classic and Sports Cars The fourth Beaulieu ‘Simply Classics & Sport Car’ event will take place on Sunday 24 August 2014 and promises to be a great day out for all motoring enthusiasts.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
25th August Beaulieu Supercar Showdown Bank holiday Monday, 25 August 2014, will bring another ‘Supercar Showdown’ to the grounds of Beaulieu. This event gives our visitors the rare opportunity to see & hear the distinctive engine notes of the world’s most prestigious supercars as they unleash their horsepower through the grounds of Beaulieu on the newly extended demonstration run.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
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6th - 9th September Beaulieu International Autojumble Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic takes place on 6th & 7th September 2014. With over 2000 stands, groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera - motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing, there is something for everyone and lots of bargains to be had. This iconic event enjoys the reputation that; “if you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t’ exist!”
01590 612888 or
visit web site
14th September Brockenhurst New Forest Bike Ride New Forest bike ride A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise money for charity. 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. For more details and to sign up online, see web site
20th Sepember 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,
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.
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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
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.
01590 612888 or
visit web site
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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,
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