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Things To Do In The New Forest

Things To Do
In The New Forest

Forest Yurts is located right by Sopley Lake, a few miles north of the Dorset coast at Christchurch. When you enjoy a glamping experience with us, you’ll find yourself close to lots of fun and exciting things to do in the New Forest for families and groups.

Here are just a few of the great nearby New Forest activities and attractions you and the family can enjoy:

The New Forest Water Park

Featuring wakeboarding, the Wibit Aqua Park, kayaking and stand-up paddle boards, open water swimming and much more.

New Forest Riding

The finest riding in England across the New Forest National Park. Please contact Brockenhurst Riding Stables to make your reservation.

New Forest National Park

Free-roaming New Forest ponies, donkeys, and pigs (in season). Abundant deer. Giant redwood trees. 125 square miles of cycling, walking or riding. Pubs, restaurants and entertainment. What’s not to like?

Adventure Wonderland

Close to Bournemouth Airport, Adventure Wonderland has a wide range of exciting rides and attractions and has been voted as Dorset’s number one family attraction!

BBQ Caterers

Fired Up is a local family-run mobile barbecue catering company that uses only the freshest ingredients to tantalise your tastebuds.

New Forest Wildlife Park

Fabulous day out to be had with wolves, bison, otters, deer and ferrets!

Sopley Farm Bakery & PYO

Seasonal veg, home-baked cakes, croissants, and coffee. Just a short walk from the camp, and a must-visit. Extra logs and fire lighters are available too. Open daily 10 am – 4 pm. Call to pre-order breakfast or afternoon-tea and special requests.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Beaulieu National Motor museum exhibits 250-plus vehicles. The world-famous collection celebrates 800 years of British history and almost 140 years of automobiles, from early days to modern times, including family vehicles, great sports cars, early motorcycles, and commercial vehicles.

Buckler’s Hard

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard which remains untouched by the passage of time. Once a thriving shipbuilding village where ships for Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar were built, now Buckler’s Hard is a tranquil haven, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Paultons Park

Home of Peppa Pig World! A family theme park located in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, with over 70 rides and attractions.

Highcliffe Beach

The beaches are just a short drive from Sopley Lake – Friars Cliff and Avon Beach are shingle with sandy patches and a quieter beach destination. Stroll to Mudeford fishing village and pick up some fresh seafood from the fish stall on the quay.

Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a dramatic headland in Bournemouth situated to the south of Christchurch Harbour. It is an outstanding site for wildlife and archaeology and offers beautiful beaches and views across the New Forest, Isle of Wight, and Purbecks.

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions. The museum houses 300 military machines, representing the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War. Moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention; from the mud of the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq – featuring powerful stories from the soldiers that fought in them. Get ready to experience the Biggest Day Out in History.