Your official gateway to fun in the New Forest, offering a wide range of safe land and water activities for the whole family from our base in Beaulieu. Enjoy the sites of the stunning National Park whilst taking part in a brand new experience!
New Forest Activities cater for:
Individuals - Couples - Families - Groups - Youth Groups - Scouts & Guides - Schools - Team Building - Children's Parties - Stag & Hen Parties
By far our most popular activitIies, come along for a paddle on the stunning Beaulieu River as part of a guided tour. Opt for one of the stable ‘Canadian Style’ canoes with space for the whole family, or for something a little more adventurous jump into one of the Kayaks and take to the water as you learn about and discover the Beaulieu Nature Reserve. For the more advanced, explore the Hampshire and Dorset coastlines on one of the highly popular Sea Kayaking courses.
Always wondered what the difference is between canoe and kayak? Well, the canoes can fit up to 3 adults (4 people if there're two adults and two small children). Canoeing is a great activity for families with young children as they can all paddle together whereas kayaks are usually one seaters and you're able to build up a lot more speed. Plus, you paddle on your own with a double ended paddle as opposed to a single ended one with the canoes. - although New Forest Activites do have 2 seater 'sit on top' kayaks for people who would rather ride with someone else. It should also be noted that canoes are a lot more stable and you're less likely to get wet! Tipping is possible in the kayaks - but it's great fun!
Step up to the firing line, take aim and shoot for gold in one of the Family Archery sessions. With bows and arrows for all shapes and sizes, come and master a new skill and aim for the bull’s-eye! All supervised by fully trained instructors.
Often considered the best way to see the forest, with adult and children’s bikes as well as trailers and tag-a-longs, the whole family can enjoy a day out together. Take one of the many bike maps or head out and explore your own route as you encounter the wildlife and hidden sites of the New Forest National Park.
Take to the trees on the woodland Ropes Course. With over 20 different ropes challenges there’s so much to explore. Take on the crate stack, the leap of faith or solve puzzles with your team! Why not combine with a Bushcraft session, learning all about the art of survival in the wild on one of the Woodland Family Adventure Days?
Load your weapon, discuss tactics with your team and storm the Battlefield in this live action digital combat experience. Described as a cross between laser-tag and pain-free paintball this exhilarating experience will ignite your competitive side as you dodge your opponents, capture the flag and dominate the battlefield.
Virtual Reality has landed in The New Forest. For a different type of experience, immerse yourself into a completely new world as you take on zombies and aliens, dive into the depths of the oceans or create artwork before your very eyes, all in the comfort of your own home. The VR equipment is incredible and is now available for hire, making a great addition to any party.
The children's land and water based activity parties make the perfect alternative for your child's next birthday. Outdoor activities are a great way to boost confidence and make friends, all whilst providing amazing experiences. Qualified instructors and careful planning ensure everyone has as much fun as possible, whilst providing the best possible value for money!
Give the gift of a brand new experience with one of the New Forest Activity Gift Vouchers. Choose an amount or a specific activity and New Forest Activities will post you your branded, handwritten gift voucher free of charge! Call 01590 612377 to purchase your vouchers today.