Places to visit

Places to visit

There are many interesting places to visit in the Lymington and New Forest area, including stately homes, wildlife parks, activity centres and of course the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.
There are many interesting places to visit in the Lymington and New Forest area, including stately homes, wildlife parks, activity centres and of course the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Less
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3. Adventure Wonderland

Rides and attractions. Wild Thing indoor play area. Meet the characters. Refreshments.
Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6BA

4. Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Our aim is to provide an interesting and informative visit for people of all ages and to share the enjoyment of the exciting world of aviation. Our museum is a truly hands-on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our…
Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6BA

5. Braxton Gardens and Tea Rooms

Small family run gardens with tea room and plant nursery.
Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, Lymington, SO41 0TX
01590 643633

6. Brownsea Island

Discover the secret world of Brownsea Island. The inspiration for many a story by children’s writer Enid Blyton, there is plenty to discover on Brownsea Island and at a mile long and just under a mile wide, a walk around the island is…
Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

7. Bucklers Hard

Maritime Museum providing an insight into the history of this 18th century shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson's Navy. Visit the shipwrights cottage, shipwright school and period cottage. Woodland trail.
Buckler's Hard, Beaulieu, SO42 7XB
01590 616203

8. Exbury Gardens

200 acre gardens with steam railway, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. Adventure play area, tea rooms. Regular events.
Exbury, Southampton, SO45 1AZ
023 8089 1203

9. Fort Nelson

Royal armouries. Restored Victorian fortress housing a big gun collection and displays tracing artillery development.
Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN

10. Furzey Gardens

Delightful 10 acre garden with tea room near Minstead, in the heart of the New Forest. Established in 1922 and renowned for its beauty all year round. RHS Chelsea 2012 show garden GOLD award winners. Fairy doors for children to find.
School Lane, Minstead, SO43 7FT
023 8081 2297

11. Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford. It is a site of international importance in terms of its archaeology and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Declared a Local Nature Reserve…
Broadway, Bournemouth, BH6 4EN

12. Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to do and see! Built by Henry VIII it was one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in England.
Keyhaven, SO41 0TP

13. Knoll Gardens

Recently featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, Knoll Gardens is a nationally recognised naturalistic garden and nursery, specialising in ornamental grasses.
Stapehill Road, Hampreston, Wimborne, BH21 7ND

14. Lepe Country Park

Attractive beaches, coastal walks and unique heritage.
Exbury, Fawley, SO45 1AD

15. Longdown Activity Farm

There’s farmyard fun for the whole family at Longdown Activity Farm. Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities including bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, baby animal encounter and pig feeding (no extra charges for animal…
Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, SO40 7EH

16. Marwell Zoo

Explore Marwell Zoo and get closer to the wonders of the natural world. 100s of animals – including giraffes, tigers & penguins. 140 acre park, train and 5 adventure playgrounds. Daily talks and animal feeds + cafés and gifts.
Thompsons Lane, Winchester, SO21 1JH

17. Monkey World

Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.
Longthorns, Wareham, BH20 6HH

18. Moors Valley Country Park

Moors Valley Country Park covers 750 acres in the valley of the Moors River. There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails and a chance to swing amongst the trees with Go Ape.
Horton Road, Ashley Heath, nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET

19. Mottisfont

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. National Trust.
Romsey, SO51 0LP

20. New Forest Reptile Centre

Discover more about British reptiles and amphibians, including adders - and how they are being conserved in the New Forest. Specially created display enclosures allow you to study these animals in close-up. Open March-October.
Lyndhurst, SO43 7GR