Explore the New Forest - Your independent Guide to the National Park
The gorse in flower in springThe arrival of the New Forest foals

Explore the New Forest is celebrating 20 years of being an independent guide to the New Forest National Park - here you will find details of fantastic friendly New Forest Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering Accommodation to suit every budget, New Forest campsites as well as suggestions on great places to visit in the New Forest and the a comprehensive events guide.

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Spring and Summer in the New Forest.

Whatever the weather there is so much to see and do in the New Forest - Exbury gardens is full of seasonal colour, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, has a host of undercover attractions, New Forest Cider has it's apple presses working and of course there is lots of forest paths and coastal walks to explore. Marwell zoo, Portsmouth Naval Base, the Titanic museum in Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the historic Salisbury and Stonehenge are easy day trips - you really will need to stay a while!

Looking for action and adventure then why not book an Activity session at Insight Activities - try you hand at archery, cross bows or even axe throwing... or get the most from your visit to the New Forest with an amazing guided themed walk.

Last minute bookings always welcome! Choose from New Forest Bed and Breakfast's, New Forest Self Catering and New Forest holiday cottages, and New Forest campsites. There is lots of variety on offer and many great places to escape too!

Latest New Forest Holiday Destinations

There are some great places to stay in the New Forest National Park. Have you considered?

Self catering Cottage
Sturt Cabin - This beautiful cabin accommodation comes with One twin bedroom Shower and WC Lounge with television / Breakfast area with microwave combination oven, toaster, kettle, fridge and sink. Outside on the decking there is an outdoor cooking area with a gas burner and BBQ, ideal for Al Fresco!
Higher Farm
Higher Farm is set in 11 acres of paddocks with direct access onto the New Forest. It is in a prime location for walking,riding and cycling holidays and provides a peaceful setting for country lovers to relax in. There are two pubs within a mile and an excellent choice of restaurants in the surrounding area.
The Studio B&B

Hurstly Cottage 1 is the perfect holiday retreat set deep in its own pretty and secluded garden of over over half an acre at the edge of the New Forest. It is ideal for romantic getaways or family holidays with 4 spacious bedrooms.

Inglewood Holiday accommodation for six

Discover Inglewood Cottage, a relaxing and fun-filled family holiday cottage home that sleeps up to 6, plus baby in cot in 3 bedrooms, in a small town and between the picturesque landscape of the woodlands of the New Forest and the gorgeous south Coast pebble and shingle beach of Barton on Sea in Hampshire

Redwood House, B&B

Redwood House is a great place to base yourself for a short break exploring the New Forest, Solent and surrounding area, whether that be by car, bicycle, on foot or in a boat ! We are situated approximately one mile from Lymington Town centre, the Town Quay, marinas and coastal path and only a short walk from Rooks Gardens and some great food pubs. .

Hackney Park in the New Forest

Hackney Park is situated in a commanding and tranquil setting, two miles from the village of Sway and two miles from Lymington in an excellent touring and walking area. It is a delightful residence standing in its own grounds adjoining open New Forest heath and superb walks, rides and drives from the property. The three self catering holiday flats are well equipped and cosy with full central heating.

The Lodge, Glamping
Graylands has been our family country cottage for over 30 years. It is a delightful forester’s self catering cottage with original features set in its own one third of an acre garden in the village of Godshill in the New Forest. Just  9 miles from Ringwood and 12 miles from Salisbury, half a mile down a quiet country lane, overlooking a New Forest Valley with fields and forest heath land in view.
Kingfishers Retreat in the New Forest
Stunning location in the heart of the New Forest. Granary Mead - sleeps up to 5 people. Extremely quiet location, three milds from Burley village. Fabulous horse riding, carriage driving, walking and cycling. Six large stables and ten acres of paddocks. Wonderful riding with little of no road work. Well behaved dogs welcome.
4 bedroom house in Lymington
A very warm welcome to Gabetti Cottage, a spacious 4 bedroom house situated in the picturesque Georgian port town of Lymington. Within walking distance is the town centre along with its harbour and famous Saturday market which attracts many people from around the county of Hampshire and further afield. With the local beaches of Milford on sea and Highcliffe only a short drive away, Gabetti Cottage is perfect for a family holiday, a short break, or as a base from which to explore the wonderful natural beauty of the New Forest National Park.
Rashley Mews B&B, Lymington

Old Exchange offers 2 self catering appartments each sleeping up to 6 people in the New Forest village of Sway. The train from Waterloo (London) stops every hour in the village - and from here you could enjoy a car free vacation, or with two neighbouring appartments have a family vacation with your own space!

Self catering in the heart of the New Forest
Looking for self catering in the heart of the New Forest - then why not discover Rhinefield Apartments - this stunning location just outside Brockenhurst is situated on the Ornamental drive and you can walk out onto the open forest for miles in either direct.

The Unique New Forest

The New Forest is a unique area - from its people, to its traditions, its beautiful countryside and hidden attractions, there is something for a day, a weekend, a short break or an extended holiday. The forest is a mixture of open heathland, moors and woodland enclosures offering a real variety of habitats, all of which are easily accessible as the New Forest has lots of free car parks. With its unique and charming villages from Burley to Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst to Fordingbridge, the market towns of Totton, Lymington, New Milton and Ringwood, there is plenty to entertain and enthrall.

There are numerous New Forest Events happening in the New Forest National Park, there are loads of places to stay in the New Forest, all unique and offering their own special charm and dedicated to serving your personal requirements, choose from New Forest Bed and Breakfast to Self catering and Holiday Cottages in the New Forest to New Forest camping, all of which make an ideal base to explore the New Forest.

Holiday in the New Forest

Explore New Forest National Park hosts a variety of independent establishments, whether you are looking for new ways to enjoy the New Forest, New Forest Events, details on New Forest Attractions, New Forest Caravan and campsites, New Forest Bed and Breakfast, New Forest self catering and New Forest Holiday Cottages, we have the solution.