What’s On This Summer
Many of you are joining us this summer across all of our hotels, and with that in mind we’ve gathered our favourite events, activities and attractions for this summer. From the ever popular New Forest show attracting over 95,000 people to walking picnics and an evening of jazz, there’s plenty to entertain all.
The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is an annual three day agricultural event that takes place on 25th, 26th and 27th July. Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, the showground offers 30 acres of ground for visitors to explore the show.
2017 will be the 97th show and is rated among the top ten agriculture shows in the country. There is something for everyone at the New Forest Show making it the perfect day out for all the family.
If animals are what you’re looking for you’ll be spoilt for choice. From cattle, sheep and equine competitions to the cute and cuddly farm animals. Meet the hounds and watch the police dogs in action.
A variety of organisations and businesses attend the show to showcase the very best of the New Forest and Hampshire – Including us! We’ll have our own stand, be sure to come and say hi. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet local producers, farmers and industry experts’ and learn about the management of the working forest.
Join the celebration of our rich cultural heritage, local produce and links to the sea on 12th & 13th August at Lymington Seafood Festival. Enjoy two days of fishy fun, delicious food and drink stalls from local artisan producers. With demonstration kitchens to feed your culinary curiosity, a special area for the little ones, plus live music!
From 2nd July to 24th September have the chance to explore the New Forest, by being part of a small group guided walk by a local wildlife naturalist leader. These walks last for around two hours and are between three and five miles. These walks give time to stop and admire the views and wildlife, the guides will also tell you about the history of this unique part of the country. Once the walk is completed, enjoy a 3 course home-made gourmet picnic – Delicious!
Are you a lover of Jazz? On 13th July for £3 join the fun at Forest Arts Centre where New Forest Big band, an impressive 18 piece band and jazz vocalists will be playing a selection of swing and jazz music. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
On 5th August head into Burley for their annual Burley Village Show. With a range of activities and displays taking place throughout the day, together with plenty of stalls, refreshments and entertainment, the Burley Show provides a fun-filled family fun day out.
Enter competitions to show off your baking skills as well as competitions for the best home grown vegetables along with flower arranging.
From Saturday 8th July to Sunday 10th September New Forest Tour restarts, three open-top routes around the forest, with stunning views, interesting commentary and great discounts at attractions on route.
A yearly favourite is Britain’s best loved on-water show, Southampton Boat Show. From 15th to 24th September enter the world of luxury. This year will be like no other with an exceptional line up of interactive attractions, the latest innovations, world launches and experts galore. With 500+ exhibitors spread across the land and the marina, this year’s boating festival is set to be the best yet. Take a step onto world famous yachts from the biggest names in the industry including Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts. There are also plenty of opportunities to try out products, learn and get on the water. Plus plenty of stalls to shop from!
Does this all sound like fun? Book your summer getaway today!