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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

4. Adventure Wonderland

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Rides and attractions. Wild Thing indoor play area. Meet the characters. Refreshments. 
Christchurch

5. Bournemouth Aviation Museum

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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… 
Christchurch

6. Braxton Gardens and Tea Rooms

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Small family run gardens with tea room and plant nursery. 
Lymington
01590 643633

7. Brownsea Island

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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

8. Bucklers Hard

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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. 
Beaulieu
01590 616203

9. Eling Tide Mill Experience

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Eling Tide Mill has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries. For 900 years millers have been harnessing the power of the tides in Eling Creek to grind wheat into flour. Today the Grade II* listed tide mill (c. 1785), surrounding riverside 
Totton
023 8086 9575

10. Exbury Gardens

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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. 
Southampton
023 8089 1203

11. Fort Nelson

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Royal armouries. Restored Victorian fortress housing a big gun collection and displays tracing artillery development. 
Portchester

12. Furzey Gardens

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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.  
Minstead
023 8081 2297

13. Hengistbury Head

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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… 
Bournemouth

14. Hurst Castle

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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

15. Knoll Gardens

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

16. Lepe Country Park

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Attractive beaches, coastal walks and unique heritage. 
Fawley

17. Longdown Activity Farm

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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… 
Ashurst

18. Lymington Golf Centre with New Forest Adventure Golf

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Lymington Golf Centre on the edge of Lymington includes a 9 hole golf course open to non members on a pay and play basis and New Forest Adventure Golf, an exciting new concept in mini golf, a beautifully landscaped 18 hole miniature golf course. 
Lymington

19. Lymington Sea Water Baths

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Lymington's Sea Water Baths, in Bath Road, is the oldest open air natural swimming pool in the UK. Dating back to 1833 the baths have historically gained national interest for their health giving waters and natural mud minerals. 
Lymington
01590 678882

20. Marwell Zoo

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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. 
Winchester
During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis we are advising that most if not all events are either cancelled or postponed; for more detail please check with the organiser of the individual event.