what to do during your stay

Paultons Park
Paultons Park

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Paultons Park
Paultons Park

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Paultons Park

Paultons Park is a five minute drive from the cottages or 15 minutes if you want to cycle. it has been voted the U.K's number one theme park four years running. The park is laid out along different themes with  Pepper Pig World, Lost Kingdom, Critter Creek, Little Africa and new for 2021: Tornado Springs. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment so please book early. The park is laid out amongst gardens and open spaces with a great splash park in the summer. the favorite rides for our three year old include Dinosaur Tour and Peppers Balloon Ride. The park has lockers and pushchairs you can rent for the day. They have a virtual queuing system in place to reduce the amount of time sent queuing up for the rides 


Walks & Cycling 

With over 100 car parks scattered across the area there are so many walks and cycle routes in The New Forest to keep you busy. Whether you want a short walk or a full day's hike we are always here to recommend  walks and have cycle and walking maps for sale to make sure you don't get lost.

Horse riding 
Beaulieu Motor Museum 

From the very first cars to Formula 1 supercars, you will get to see a large selection of vehicles at Beaulieu Motor Museum . With plety to keep you entertained for the day. The museum is set within the history and beauty of Beaulieu's gardens and contains the world of top gear. They also have a new children's play area called 'little Beaulieu' with slides and areas for children to explore. Make sure you check out their website to see if they are holding any special events and to book your tickets .


New Forest Activities 

New Forest activity center is jammed packed with activities you can do during your visit to the New Forest . You can Kayak on the Beaulieu river , complete the ropes course, try your hand at archery or  take part in a family game of battle zone . 

Family Kayaking
New forest bus tour 

New forest bus tour is seasonal and runs in the summer holidays from July- September. The bus can be picked up from Lyndhurst and you can hop on and off at each village in the New Forest. This gives you the opportunity to see lots of the New Forest in one day and even better for those sunny days its open top giving you the best views 

Whether you are  newcomer to horse riding or have ridden lots of times before, there is probably a local stable suitable for you. Most stables offer rides across the forest, so whatever your skill level, you can see the forest from a different perspective. you can find a horse riding at 

  • Burly villas 

  • Brockenhurst riding stables 

Woman with Horse
Food & Drink 

There are lots of places to choose form when it comes to eating out. We are spoilt for choice for country pubs serving great Sunday roasts or just for an afternoon drink. We are also close to the coast so there are many seafood restaurant's and  fish and chip shops near by. Maybe pay a visit to one of our great tea rooms for a traditional cream tea after your forest walk.

New Forest Water park 

New Forest water park near Ringwood offer a selection of water based activities. At New Forest water park you can try Wakeboarding, inflatable aqua park or even SUP. This is a great place to experience the beautiful New Forest why not visit the Alice Lisle pub after for a pub lunch?

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