Famous for being the new hunting forest of William the Conqueror, New Forest in Hampshire is, today, a much-loved tourist destination. More than 1000 old trees are found in the New Forest National Park, more than any other area of Western Europe. New Forest is a natural area where you can walk, hike, see the Exbury Gardens and Steam railway and Hurst Castle, as well as The Needles rock formation. There are so many fun things to do in Hampshire and the surrounding areas and there is plenty to keep children occupied and out of mischief too.
Other attractions to visit in New Forest are Wilverley Plain, Lymington Sea Water Baths, the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, where you can see parks with ornamental trees, ponies and the leaves in autumn. Some people compare the forest to a Fairyland and it's a great place to take the whole family for a long walk and a picnic. The forest is an arboretum where you can find trees from all over the world, some of which are extremely old and important!
There are plenty of well-equipped cottages in New Forest and you can choose from comfortable and luxurious B&Bs or self-catering cottages that are easy on your wallet. There are cottages that have pools, fireplaces, hot tubs all deep within the trees and log cabins that are the ultimate in rustic holiday relaxation. Cottages are generally equipped with kitchens, coffee-making areas, TVs, WiFi allowances, showers, fridges and comfortable beds, but ascertain each when you book to ensure maximum comfort and connectivity!
Holiday parks in New Forest are the ideal mix of rural living with a few modern conveniences. There are quite a few holiday parks in the area where you can hire cottages or caravans and even go camping if the mood takes you. Parks are family-friendly and some are accepting of your dog-friends as well. You can cycle, go fishing, swim in natural pools or opt for a holiday house with a swimming pool. In the winter months, you can light a fire - many of the cabins and cottages have fireplaces to enjoy with a warm drink in hand.
Many of the family-style lodges and couples accommodation in New Forest are equipped with hot tubs so you can enjoy the winter months in warm, comforting surroundings. There is nothing quite as calming and rejuvenating as warm water and a glass of wine or hot chocolate to sip as you allow complete and total relaxation. Lodges are set under trees and the mood of the area is so incredibly peaceful that you may want to consider a full-time rental in the region!
Find the ultimate natural holiday in a log cabin complete with fireplaces and hot tubs! There are family and couple-friendly log cabins in the forest where you will experience all the home comforts including fireplaces, TV and WiFi. Perfect for large gatherings, romantic weekends and short breaks. Log cabin holidays are the perfect autumn and winter hideaways for those in search of private time and holidays and we may be biased, but we think it's the best way to spend cold winters in the UK!
There are lovely family-friendly options in the New Forest including water parks, horse farms, Go Ape Moors in Ringwood, where you can go zip-lining and do the Tarzan swing. You can learn about maritime history at Buckler's Hard Museum and learn about shipbuilding, do fun quizzes and take a boat tour downriver. At Beaulieu will find activities for all ages including the National Motor Museum where you can try the Dipstick's Driving Circuit.
The ideal combination of hot tub time for you, coupled with the best in dog-friendly accommodation. Are there better things than this? There are some excellent, well-equipped, dog-friendly places to enjoy in New Forest. Cabins are set in wide-open spaces with trails and walkways located nearby, natural pools to explore and beaches to be found not far away. The hot tub is for you, though!?