May Events in the New Forest

Fri 01 May 2015

May Events in the New Forest


2nd May - Roaming Through the Rhododendrons Guided Walk - Exbury Gardens are typically at their most colourful in early May, with stunning rhododendrons and evergreen azaleas at every turn.  The 2 hour tour commences at 10:00am from the Visitor Entrance.

4th & 5th May - Hampshire County Show at Netley Marsh - A Living Heritage Country Show really is a great day out for all the family, with something for everyone.

16th & 17th May - Spring Autojumble at Beaulieu - World renowned, Beaulieu Autojumbles are a must visit for the motoring enthusiast, and with entry to all that the attraction offers, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, there's a great time to be had by all! 

24th & 25th May - Truck Mania at Beaulieu - The whole family can enjoy a great day out this Bank Holiday weekend; get up close and personal to these amazing machines and all day action from Monster Truck Displays and more!

26th - 29th May - Dora the Explorer at Marwell Zoo - Join us in the build up to the opening of our new Wild Explorers Exhibit with Dora the Explorer. Dora will be available for photo opportunities at various times and days throughout the holiday. 

27th May - Beaulieu Road Pony Sales - The Beaulieu Road sales yard is used by locals of the New Forest to sell their ponies by auction, a tradition which has taken place for over 60 years.

29th & 30th May - Alton Beer Festival (nr Winchester) - With beer, cider, wine, food and music come along for a fabulous evening out.

29th & 30th May - Wheels Festival BournemouthCome to Bournemouth and get ready for one of Britain’s biggest FREE wheels themed family events – high energy events across the town and seafront – from beautiful historic and classic cars to world class BMX stunts, Monster Truck parades and supercars.

30th & 31st May - Longdown Vintage Farm Rally - Our friends from the New Forest Vintage Tractor and Engine Club are back with their fantastic exhibits, so come on down to the Farm for a glimpse of yester-year. Lots for the children to see and do including bumpy tractor rides, miniature steam engine rides and the fabulous tractor v children tug of war.

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