HAPPY EASTER - from the New Forest
New Forest Easter is early this year. Good Friday is on 30th March and Easter Monday is on 2th April. I'm going to list events I think will be good and also places to stay too. Whatever you do and wherever you go I hope you enjoy the New Forest National Park. As a bonus there will probably be a few foals starting to appear too!
New Forest Easter Events 2018
Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018
Lots to do this year as Nature Detectives:
From Friday 30th March - Sunday 15th April we're inviting all our visitors to become nature detectives and explore the wonders of the natural world on our bird-themed Easter trail.
Pick up your trail bag and explore our beautiful gardens to collect all the items and complete the activities. If you get stuck the Nature Detective will be on hand to give you some clues!
Here's a wonderful Heavy Horse Event I would thoroughly recommend to you.
I enjoy the Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association wonderful display of many much loved heavy horse breeds every year. A wonderful show!
Date: Sunday 15 April 2018
Time: From 10:30am
Venue - Harbridge Farm, Ringwood (A338), Hampshire, BH24 3PW
Admission: Adults £6.00 OAPs £5.00 SCHHA members & children under 16 FREE
No advance tickets available – pay at the gate
Dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead at all times
New Forest Wildlife Park albino wallaby and a very cheeky squirrel!
This is a wonderful place for all the family to visit at any time of the year but if you have family staying over the easter holidays then it will be fun for all ages. We've visited with young children and also grandparents and whether it's the otters or wild boars you enjoy, everyone has had a great day out.
I found the wolves really scary as they looked through their enclosure at me. Eye contact was bit a bit spooky!
New Forest Wildlife Park Wild Boar and little brown piglet.
New Forest Easter Activities
New Forest Easter Wildlife walks to explore
We've just joined the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. We've already had some brilliant days out.
New Forest Bittern at Blashford Lakes
New Forest Easter - Where to stay
New Forest Lodges
Discover where I think you'll enjoy a lodge break.
If you want to be closer to the coast then Shorefield Country Park is just 3 miles from the New Forest in Milford on Sea.
Find you way around the beautiful New Forest National Park with Explorer OS 22 Map. Buy it before you leave home!
New Forest and Brownsea Island Day Out?
We've just had a day out to Brownsea Island which althpugh it is not actually located on the New Forest can offer you a nice little ferry trip (chargeable) and a great day on Brownsea trying to spot the red squirrels and deer and also the peacocks. If you're not a National Trust member you will have to pay to visit but you will get good value for your membership if you use it well.
If you wish to search anywhere on this site simply type in New Forest followed by whatever it is you are looking for :-
New Forest Chocolates chocolate tea pot
I hope you have a really wonderful New Forest Easter if you choose to visit us here in this beautiful UK National Park. We'll keep our fingers crossed the weather is kind to us all but hopefully there may be enough places and events to enjoy which will make a bit of English rain OK? Enjoy!