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New Forest Guide

New Forest Attractions - Things to do and places to go in the New Forest. One of the reasons that the New Forest is so popular for holidays and day trips is the amount of really good days out and New Forest attractions, set in the beautiful New Forest country-side. Here's a selection of great days out in the New Forest.

Beaulieu - Beaulieu, one of the South of Englandís top day visitor attractions set in the heart of the New Forest. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with the National Motor Museum, Palace House, historic Beaulieu Abbey, James Bond Experience and World of Top Gear. Beaulieu is a really full day out. Beaulieu is home to the National Motor Museum with over 250 really interesting vehicles. There's also the Palace House which is a stately home built around a 13th century gatehouse. Beaulieu Abbey is a beautiful Cistercian Monastory, where you can walk through the cloisters and herb gardens. Visit the World of Top Gear with all those cars converted by Jeremy, James and Richard including the amphibious Toyota, the Alfa/Saab stretch limo and the Reliant Robin rocket. The James Bond Experience is a must for Bond fans, and a Secret Army Exhibition for those interested in military history. Add in a monorail, a space age pod ride, a veteran open top bus tour, dipsticks driving curcuit with mini-cars and the mini motor play trail for the very young, and you've got a very full day out.
Exbury Gardens Exbury gardens has over 200 acres of woodland gardens, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. Exbury Gardens is a very family friendly day out with over 20 miles of woodland paths with surprises around every corner. Wildlife regularly seen includes deer, fish, herons, pheasant, squirrels, dragonflies, butterflies, tree crawlers and kingfishers. The Exbury Gardens Steam Railway is one of the best miniture railways in the country. The 20 minute ride on the 12 ľĒ gauge railway is packed with interesting features in the beautiful gardens.
Bucklers Hard Buckler's Hard is a delightful 18th century village, where Nelson's warships were built. The 80 feet wide main street was originally designed to be used for markets and fairs, but evolved as timber was stored for ship building. You can see the Ship Wright's Cottage, and Master Builder's House here and well as St Mary's Chapel in the former schoolhouse. Walk aound the corner to the Maritime Museum with it's Buckers Hard Story. Down on the waterfront the ship building launchways can be seen, and you can take a riverside walk, a river cruise, see the Dukes Bath House, and old ship building timbers.
Moors Valley Moors Valley Country Park has a huge variety of activities including walks and trails, cycling and cycle hire, fishing in the Moor Valley lakes, orienteering courses, golf courses, miniature railway, restaurants, cafes and picnic areas. The play trails include a giant 'ants nest', 'towers and tunnels', the 'snake pit', 'crocodile crossing' and a Tree Top Trail 5 metre high wooden walk way high up in the trees which allows you to get a real bird's eye view of the Forest. Moors Valley is also home to Go Ape, a spectacular tree top ariel ropeway course.
Marwell Zoo Get close to the wonders of the natural world at Marwell Zoo. African Valley has giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and ostrich roaming . Tropical World has the secrets of the rainforest with bright green tree python, leaf-cutter ants, butterflies, marmosets and a bird-eating spider. Also Australian frilled lizards, a poisonous beaded lizard ,dwarf crocodile, pacu in the pool and piranha in the aquarium. . The Australian Bush Walk has wallabies and kookabura. Penguin World allows your to view penguins underwater and above ground. Experience the wonders of South East Asia with our new home for Siamang gibbons. There's a great selection of big cats too. Marwell Zoo is a spacious well kept zoo and a great day out.
Paultons Park Paultons Park Family theme park offers a family day out with over 50 attractions and rides included in the price in Hampshire, the New Forest. The attractions at Paultons Park include Big Rides (The Edge, The Cobra, Kontiki Ride, Sky Swinger, Jumping Bean, Wave runner, log Flume etc), Family Rides (Rio Grande Railway, Magic Carpet, Teacup Ride, Flying Frogs etc), Childrens Rides(Digger Ride, Ladybird Ride, Rabbit Ride, Seal Falls, Jumping Jack etc), and Attractions (Meerkat Manor, Water Kingdom, panning for Gold, Floating Globe, Animal Kingdom etc)
Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre is named after Liberty, an Alaskan Bald Eagle, one of the many birds of prey on display at the Centre, which is located just outside Ringwood near the natural beauty of Hampshire's New Forest National Park. At Liberty's you will find a large collection of Birds Of Prey, including Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures, as well as a collection of Reptiles and other creepy crawlies in the Reptile House.
Longdown Activity Farm Longdown Activity Farm is a farm where you can take your family to get close to the animals and take part in activities such as bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, feeding the ducks and baby animal encounter where you can cuddle the baby rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks or maybe even a piglet.







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