New Forest Activities

The New Forest is a place where you can connect with nature and get active. England’s favourite forest is a place where you can enjoy a wide array of activities, both traditional and modern. The best way to explore the area is on a New Forest Twizy, which can be hired as part of your holiday package. A Twizy is great way to get about without worrying about carbon emissions and the effects that driving would have on the wonderful forest. The cute 2 seater electrical vehicles are also good for getting around the towns and villages that surround the New Forest.

Once you reach the forest, there is a free car park if you have a Twizy. Once in the park you can start to explore the wonderful array of wildlife, including excellent opportunities to spot deer. You can see deer being fed by day and try your hand at a spot of wildlife photography. The New Forest is a walkers paradise, where you can wander around through Bolder Wood and enjoy the three wonderful sign posted paths and spot the many varieties of trees, including Douglas Firs and Beeches. You can also hire a bike to get about, with great cycle routes surrounding the forest that connects all major towns and attractions. There are over 100 miles of tracks to follow and no matter what path you chose an adventure awaits, with lots of wildlife, trees, picnic spots and much more. No trip to the forest would be complete without a ride on a New Forest pony. You will spot many pony schools on your travels, where you can try your hand at riding one of these iconic animals. Tutors will take you on a ride through the 90 plus acres of woodland, exploring hidden gems that the forest has to offer, including beautiful bluebell woods at spring time. The activities in the area are endless, with Go Ape forest adventures, laser games, parachuting, archery, go karting and much more on offer throughout the year. The area also has a great coastline, with sailing trips on offer for those who want to explore the sea as well as the land.

All of the activities on offer will leave you hungry and thirsty but do not worry, you can enjoy local produce at the many restaurants and cafes in the area, or you can head to a traditional pub for a handmade pie and a pint. There are lots of hotels, inns and B+B’s in the area or you can enjoy a long stay at a cosy log cabin in the woods. How perfect does that sound?

Where is it?

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