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  • 5 Holiday childcare in Lymington and the New Forest
  • 6 February half term in Lymington and New Forest
  • 7 Lymington's Golf Centre and Adventure Golf open to all
  • 8 Real Food Catering: February Recipe Chinese Soy Pork
  • 9 John Cooper Carpets Lymington New Forest Greendale Cooperative Member
  • 10 Disputed Wills - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge
  • Health and Social Care - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Crisis in health and social care - but help at hand

    Free consultation with community care team at Lester Aldridge

    This month’s Life Matters from Lester Aldridge Solicitors focuses on the health and social care crisis which has been a subject of debate and media headlines for quite some time. Lester Aldridge Life Matters - about people suffering from the crisis in health and social care

    Lester Aldridge’s new Community Care team is helping people who need guidance through the maze of confusing and sometimes conflicting guidance available about health and social care.

    As reported by James from the Community Care team...

    “Recent research by Age UK reports that since the 2017 Spring Budget, an average of

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    A good night's sleep thanks to the New Forest's SenSpa

    SenSpa’s new fragrance-led Sleep Therapy products help promote a good night’s sleep


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    But

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  • Lymington Community Centre 70 years fundraising campaign

    Lymington Community Centre: heart of the community for 70 years, used by 4,000 weekly

    £2 million fundraising campaign underway to meet the needs of the next generation and the next 70 years

    Over the 70 years since it opened in 1948 and supported by a huge number of passionate volunteers Lymington Community Centre has contributed enormously to the local area, offering both Proposed new look lymington centre entrance recreational and educational facilities to all, always vibrant and busy - it's used and enjoyed by up to 4,000 people every week.

    A reception was held recently at the Centre to present plans for its future development as part

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    Lymington RNLI welcomes fundraising boost from care home residents

    Colten Care's Belmore Lodge presents cheque to Lymington RNLI 

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    The hosts explained how the Lymington crew has responded to more than 110 callouts in the past two years, with an official ‘pager alert to launch’ target of just six minutes.

    Recent emergencies

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    Looking for childcare in Lymington and the New Forest?

    School holidays are great! Except when you have to work.

    Updated 13 February 2019

    girl and boy at childcare Finding things for the children to do whilst you are working can be a real chore. In a bid to try and make things slightly easier for you, here is a summary of holiday children that is usually on offer in and around Lymington.

    Start planning your school holidays now - you will generally find that activity days get booked up well in advance.

    Do get in touch with us if you know of any other holiday childcare

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    What’s on in Lymington and the New Forest over Half Term

    Things to do during the February school holidays in the New Forest area 

    WhatsonHalfTerm LymNF 4k wallpaper adorable blur 1148998 600x400 There are lots of exciting things to do in the New Forest, Lymington and surrounding areas this February half term. Here's our guide of what's on locally for visitors and locals. For those having to juggle work with school holidays, we have information about holiday childcare .

    To see what's on day by day, take a look at our Events Calendar  for the Lymington, New Milton and New Forest area. Remember, if you're organising a local event

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  • Lymington's Golf Centre and Adventure Golf open to all

    Lymington's Golf Centre and Adventure Golf open to all

    Nine hole golf course open to non members and new miniature adventure course for children and adults

    lymington golf centre matt vineer golf pro Does everybody know about this fabulous and friendly golf facility on the edge of Lymington? Whether you're local or visiting the area, Lymington Golf Centre and New Forest Adventure Golf offer the perfect day out. 

    Lymington Golf Centre consists of a 9 hole golf course with fabulous views of the Solent and beyond, which is open to non members on a pay and play basis at very reasonable rates. In 2018 the adventure golf

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  • Real Food Catering: February Recipe Chinese Soy Pork

    Lymington.com Recipe for February:  Chinese Soy Pork

    Fiona Hill from Real Food Catering gives us a simple, tasty, seasonal recipe for February

    "Chinese soy pork is not only a family favourite but also a family affair: my daughter has improved my original recipe and we love it even more now!  And for Chinese New Year of the Pig, what better way to celebrate right now - the best news of all is that this is a really simple recipe too. Real Food Catering recipe for February:  chinese soy pork

    You can make this recipe with either chops, tenderloin or like me for the Lymington Rotary club a whole loin.

    You

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  • John Cooper Carpets Lymington New Forest Greendale Cooperative Member

    Need a new carpet? Try the fabulous new Greendale ranges

    At John Cooper Carpets, Lymington and New Forest stockist for Greendale Carpets

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    Greendale Carpets & Floorings is a multi-million pound, member owned flooring cooperative cooperative, a not-for-profit mutual trading company with over 140 independent retail store members. It supplies over 200 ranges of carpet (containing over 6500 colours) including wool twists, loop piles, velvets and super soft touch Saxony’s covering all price ranges.  

    By

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  • Disputed Wills - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Will your beneficiaries inherit more than you bargained for?

    The importance of a will which reflects your precise wishes!

    A good will should reflect your wishes, be valid and ensure that your estate is distributed in the way that you want. In England and Wales, you can leave your lester aldridge solicitors happy outcomes 800 estate to whomever you like e.g. relatives, charities and pets.

    Wills can also include unusual last requests or funeral instructions. 

    Your beneficiaries may however inherit more than you bargained for!

    However, this freedom can come at a price, as some wills can cause family disputes or cause claims to be made

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Lymington's playgrounds - by the Experts

There are some great play spaces in Lymington and surrounding villages.

Lymington playgrounds by the experts!Although we have the wonders of the New Forest on our doorstep, there are times when only the magic of a playground will do. Here is a guide to some of Lymington's playgrounds - by three intrepid 'experts.'

"We think Lymington has some awesome playgrounds! This guide might be useful if you're new to the town, or want to find some new places to play with your friends."

Woodside 

Woodside Gardens provides a great outdoor space in which children can play. As well as the fenced play area, there is a lot of space for running around - and in particular playing hide and seek in the rhododendron bushes! There is a short walk around the section of the gardens immediately near the playground with paths ideal for scooting (although do mind any pedestrians!). These paths take you past the Fairy Village (see if you can spot the little doors in the trees).

Woodside is an easy walk from Lymington. There’s a small carpark (free) off Rookes Lane which is closest to the play area (SO41 8FP), alternatively a larger carpark (free) on the other side of Woodside, off Ridgeway Lane. There are public WCs near the Rookes Lane carpark.

Dogs are permitted in Woodside on and off the lead, plenty of poo bins. The play area, tennis courts and skate park are fenced to keep dogs out.

Woodside Gardens play area Lymington“This is really fun because there’s lots of stuff to do in all the gardens.”

“We love running around in the trees and its easy to scoot about so that’s cool.”

“The skate park is so awesome.”

For younger children:

  • Swing
  • Climbing
  • Rockers

For older children:

  • Roundabout (fast!)
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Climbing

Older children will also enjoy the skate park and the tennis courts. Woodside is also the home to Lymington Mariners Rugby Club, Lymington Croquet Club and other sports. The sports pavilion has recently been refurbished and sells refreshments when open. Picnics possible in the gardens.

Bath Road

Bath Road offers a fabulous outlook across Lymington River, with plenty of boating eye candy! Set to the side of the Bath Road green, which also houses the town bandstand and a small lake. There are paths ideal for scooting (take care near the lake - we’ve seen a few children take a dive in our time…) and the start of a lovely walk past the yacht club and sea water baths. A short, pleasant walk away is the kiosk at the Sea Water Baths, selling ice creams, hot drinks and other refreshments.

Bath Road is an easy walk from Lymington (SO41 3SE). There’s a public carpark (pay and display or long stay clock) by the Sea Water Baths and yacht clubs which is closest to the play area, alternatively a some road parking along Bath Road. There are public WCs in the Bath Road carpark by the slipway. Picnics possible, several benches along the river front.

Dogs are not permitted in the play area, but are allowed on the green, where there are poo bins. Check our Events Calendar to find summer music and arts events around the Bandstand on the green.

Bath Road play area Lymington“We love this play area and also like scooting on the paths outside.”

"This is a cool playground. When my brother was younger, he used love watching the ferry coming in and out from the top of the climbing frame."

For younger children:

  • Swings
  • Climbing
  • Slide

For older children:

  • Climbing wall
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Roundabout tower
  • Swinging dish
  • Spinners

Lymington Meadows

Situated in a residential area, off Lower Buckland Road (SO41 9DH), this recently refurbished play area is a hidden gem for children in Lymington. Fenced with a gate, dogs are not permitted inside, however some space around the edge to exercise dogs (with poo bins). There are several benches inside play area.

There is tricky parking and no public WC. However, it is a short stroll from Lymington and nearby opposite the end of Lower Buckland Road is the popular Monkey House pub.

Lower Buckland play area Lymington“Really good because its new.”

“Great for older and younger children.”

For younger children:

  • Swings
  • Rocker
  • Slide

For older children:

  • Zip wire
  • Basketball hoop
  • Climbing
  • Swings
  • Balance beam
  • Trampoline

Barfields/Emsworth Road (by St Thomas Churchyard)

The closest play area to the centre of Lymington and sometimes rather busy (such as after school in the summer term), this play area offers fun for children of all ages and is particularly well equipped for younger children. It’s ideal, in fact, for families with younger and older children, as there is something for everyone in the same area. It also benefits from shady trees; a blessing in the warmer months!

Park nearby in the Barfields or Emsworth Road (SO41 9AW) town carparks (pay and display or town carpark clock), the nearest public WC is a short walk away in New Street. No refreshments in the immediate vicinity (but again, an easy walk from the High Street and all it has to offer!)

Dogs are not permitted in the play area. The grassed area next to the play area houses the Lymington Petanque (boules) area.

Barfields playground in Lymington“A great playground for a quick play, but sometimes busy.”

For younger children:

  • Swings
  • Rockers
  • Slides
  • See-sawClimbing
  • Spinners
  • Road markings

For older children:

  • High slide
  • Dish
  • Swings
  • Climbing
  • Roundabout

Pennington Common

The play area at Pennington Common was updated last year by the Town Council and now provides a great selection of play equipment. Our experts recommended it highly, mainly because there’s so much space to run around. Dogs are not permitted in the play area, however there’s plenty of space for them to be exercised beforehand on the common, which has several poo bins.

No WC or refreshments (although a short stroll to One Stop and Tesco), parking is possible to the sides of the common off Ramley Road and Wainsford Road (SO41 8HF). There's plenty of potential for a bit of off-road cycling.

“We love this play area and all the space around for running and cycling.”

Everton

At the other end of Wainsford Road, Everton's recreation ground is another hidden gem. On road parking is possible in Greenmead Avenue. There is no public WC and no nearby refreshments - bring your own picnic!

Dogs are permitted on the recreation ground and there are poo bins. There is a fitness section alongside the older children’s area and although technically for adults, the children are drawn to it!

Everton Rec play area“Its a bit different - we love the zipwire!”

“Separate areas could make it difficult for parents with lots of different aged kids.”

For younger children in an enclosed area:

  • Swings/baby swings
  • Rockers
  • Dish
  • Climbing
  • Slides
  • Seated roundabout

The fenced area is dog-free and has seating.

For older children, a short walk from the enclosed play area and alongside the football pitch

  • Zipwire
  • Climbing

 

The experts have decided to visit more local playgrounds this summer. Check back for more details soon!

 

October 2016 - Pennington updated 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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