Area Guides

What’s on this Summer in The New Forest

The New Forest National Park makes for the perfect summer staycation destination.  Not only can you spend your days taking walks though the shaded woodlands or relaxing on one of our beaches you can also take advantage of these events taking place across the New Forest. From boutique food festivals to magnificent sailing regattas to cooling off in the experience showers of Hampshire spa SenSpa– we have you covered …

Lymington Seafood Festival – 15th – 19th July

Food lovers are in for a treat with The Lymington Seafood Festival just a short train or car journey away! Of course, as the name suggest you will be able to sample some of the region’s delicious British seafood alongside a tipple or two from local gin producer Pothecary Gin as well as award-winning English Sparkling Wine from Hattingley Valley. Additionally, you will get to enjoy a great line-up of live entertainment with acts such as Britain’s Got Talent Andrew Bourn and Royal T’s acoustic group.


The New Forest and Hampshire County Show – 26th – 28th July

The New Forest and Hampshire County Show eagerly returns after a two-year hiatus with its centenary year! Starting life as a small one-day event the show was put together with the purpose of bringing local people together following the trauma of the first world war and raising money for injured service men. Since then, the show has moved venues several times and made it’ final move to New Park, Brockenhurst in 1955.

Not only a firm favourite for all the family the show has been visited by many members of the Royal Family including Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Phillip as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. Remaining an agricultural show, the three-day event also boasts displays, a local produce market, food stalls and local creatives.

Cowes Week – 30th July – 5th August

Staging up to 40 races each day for leisure sailors up to Olympic professionals and featuring around 750 boats Cowes Week is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.  The regatta dates back to 1826 and is just as popular with spectators. Races can be viewed from shore or by taking a trip on a spectator boat or by enjoying a blast on a rib boat. It is also a fantastic opportunity to wander around Cowes and explore the Isle of Wight


Lymington Market – every Saturday

Taking place each Saturday, Lymington Market dates back to the mid-13th century and is within easy reach of Careys Manor by car or train. This traditional market has over one-hundred stalls selling plants, food and drink produce, general household goods and craft items. Taking place from 8.00 am – 4.00 pm an early visit is recommended.


New Forest Marathon – 11th September

How about planning a break with a difference? The New Forest Marathon is held just a 6-minute drive away at the New Park Showground and has several races taking place from a 5 km up to a full marathon. Why not aim to make it your personal best? Pushing yourself has never been so easy with the lure of SenSpa bringing your legs home!

‘Thai Tea’ Spa Experience

Combining two of our favourite indulgences, the ‘Thai Tea Spa Experience‘, allows you to escape for the afternoon with a blissful soak in the spa followed by a delicious Thai afternoon tea.


Forest Retreat Spa Break – save up to 15%

A million miles from city cacophony, our  Forest Retreat Spa Break is accompanied by a peaceful afternoon at SenSpa. We’re talking amazing Thai inspired treatments, a hydrotherapy pool with massaging jets, tropical rainfall experience showers and the best night’s sleep you’ve had in ages.