With the New Forest National Park waiting to be explored, the beaches of the South Coast a short drive away as well as an abundance of of local attractions, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do during your stay at Long Meadow. With such a wide variety of attractions to choose from, we have chosen a few to highlight below. For more information about activities, events and attractions in the New Forest and beyond please visit: thenewforest.co.uk

Take a look at some of the local attractions close to Long Meadow.

To find out about the events taking place across the New Forest, visit thenewforest.co.uk


30th March – 15th April
Enjoy a day out at Mottisfont this Easter with a Cadbury East Egg Hunt throughout the school holidays. Become a ‘mini ranger’ for the day and find out how our countryside team look after our beautiful estate.

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Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World

Home to the popular Peppa Pig World and the new Lost Kingdom which opened in May 2016 Paultons Park is open between March and October.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

30th March – 15th April

Pick up your magnifying glass and put your detective skills to the test this Easter!  Were inviting all our visitors to become nature detectives and explore the wonders of the natural world on our bird-themed Easter trail.  Pick up your trail bag and explore our beautiful gardens to collect all the items and complete the activities.  If you get stuck the Nature Detective will be on hand to give you some clues!

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New Forest Tour

New Forest Tour

Take an open-top safari through magical landscapes with the New Forest Tour! Enjoy grandstand views of the New Forest National Park – wandering ponies, pretty villages and magical landscapes on our full open-top audio-guided bus tour. Hop on and off our three routes as often as you like with all-day and multi-day tickets available for adults, children, groups and concessions.
One day tickets: £16 adult; £9 child; £13 concession; £38 group of up to five

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Bucklers Hard

The exciting Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story gives an insight into the history of this 18th century shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson’s Navy.

Photo: Bucklers Hard

Longdown Activity Farm

Longdown Activity Farm offers visitors a hands-on farmyard experience. Join in with daily activities such as bottle feeding the kid goats and calves, petting rabbits and chick handling.

New Forest and Hampshire County Show

Taking Place on 24th, 25th & 26th July 2018, the New Forest and Hampshire County Show is an annual three day event offering lots of agricultural fun and entertainment for all the family.

Unfortunately we currently cannot take bookings for breaks between 24th & 29th July 2016.

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo has 140 acres for visitors to explore with hundreds of endangered and charismatic animals to discover.

Located just over 20 miles from Long Meadow, Marwell Zoo is easy to reach from the M3.

Photo: Marwell Wildlife

New Forest Activities

With exclusive rights to the tidal and privately owned Beaulieu River, Canoeing and Kayaking sessions with New Forest Activities offer up plenty of opportunity to explore. They use open top ‘Canadian style’ canoes, which will ensure you stay safe as you paddle through the hidden creeks and waterways of the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve. Various sessions and dates available throughout the year. 

Family Canoeing: £25 Adult, £19 Child, £76 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – 90 mins

Why not try your hand at Archery with New Forest Activities? Perfect for those 6 years and over, you’ll be shown various Archery techniques before getting the chance to practice your aim with a bow. Once you’ve mastered the technique, it’s time for some fun scoring games and challenges. Various sessions and dates available throughout the year.

Family Archery: £22 Adult, £17 Child, £68 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – 90 mins

Combine both Canoeing and Cycle Hire for a full day family adventure! A New Forest Activities Family Adventure Day includes a 90 minute guided tour of the Beaulieu River and a full day’s Cycle Hire. And with free cycle route maps available, you can go and explore The New Forest at your own pace. Various sessions and dates available throughout the year.

Family Adventure Day: £30 Adult, £25 Child, £99 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) – Full day

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Breamore House & Countryside Museum

Breamore House is a magnificent Manor House completed in 1583, is set abover the historic village of Breamore overlooking the Avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest

Photo: Breamore House