Top 5 New Forest Winter Attractions

15th Nov 2019

It may be a little chilly outside, but don’t let that halt your thirst for adventure! The New Forest isn’t just a walker's paradise, there are a whole host of wonderful winter attractions and activities to get you out and about and keep your spirits high. So put on your winter woollies and explore all that the New Forest has to offer during your winter break.

Time to get your diary out and add these dates!

1. New Forest Christmas Fair

7th and 8th December

Taking place at Exbury Gardens, this is the largest Christmas shopping event in the New Forest and is sure to kick of this festive season with a bang! With over 100 stalls, you will be sure to find a great range of perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family, as well as being able to sample plenty of tasty local produce. This is an inexpensive day out, with adult tickets just £2 and children’s tickets and parking free. Enjoy this wonderful festive atmosphere together with the family.

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2. Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu Motor Museum

Selected dates throughout December

Travel back in time to 1889, to see how the Victorian Montagu family would have prepared for the seasonal festivities. Christmas at Palace House is the epitome of a traditional Christmas, with roaring log fires, warming mulled punch and a Christmas tree in each and every room. You will be dazzled during your visit by the impressive 22 foot tree at the foot of the main staircase.

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3. Winter paddling on the Beaulieu River

November – March

Glide along the Beaulieu River this winter with a 2 hour guided tour, in your choice of a Canadian canoe or kayak. The Beaulieu River is owned by Lord Montagu, having been conserved by the Montagu family for over four centuries and is one of the most peaceful and picturesque rivers on the south-coast. It plays host to plenty of wildlife and is a must see during your New Forest visit, so layer up and explore the river’s beautiful nature reserve this winter.

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4. Drive In Movies

21st-23rd December

Take a trip back in time this winter with a drive in movie in the New Forest. From the Polar Express to Love Actually, there is something that everyone will love. Text your waitress to order food, tune in to the radio station and enjoy the movie all from the comfort of your own car! Book your tickets quickly though – there are only 3 days available!

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5. A spa break at SenSpa

Escape to an exotic paradise this winter without the jet lag. Leave your cares behind and embrace the Thai oasis that surrounds you, as we focus on the health of the mind, body and spirit with rejuvenating Thai therapies and mouth-watering Thai cuisine. SenSpa offers an escape from everyday life, to unwind and replenish your inner spirit.

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Pre-Christmas Pamper Break | Careys Manor and SenSpa

If late night shopping trips, winter fatigue and endless to-do lists always leave you feeling totally exhausted at Christmas, do something different this year; Escape the chaos and chill at SenSpa with the Pre-Christmas Pamper Break.


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