New Forest is located at Southern England and is a popular tourist destination for families looking for a relaxing nature trip. The place is known for its lush forest trails, exotic trees, and active wildlife. Visiting New Forest with your family is a great experience. Here are 4 tips to help you enjoy your vacation:
- Visit New Forest National Park
There’s an abundance of things to do in New Forest National Park. You can walk along the many trails and explore the woods, the sea, and even the heaths and rivers. Walking routes are accessible and you can even bring your dogs with you. You can rent a bike and explore the different cycle routes in the park. There are many trails to try, just be sure to follow the cycling code to fully enjoy your ride. Aside from walking and cycling, you’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of wildlife species present in the place. Owls, otters, and wolves are usual residents of the park. Several gardens, including forests and nature reserves are blooming with plants and flowers of varied kinds. Your family will definitely enjoy exploring the area.
- Ride the Beach Bus
Heading to the beach? Riding the Beach Bus is a fun way to explore the coast and the countryside. The bus runs all day long with regular stops at Lepe Country Park, where you can marvel at the mile long stretch of sand overlooking a panoramic view of pine trees. It also stops at the Hythe Ferry, and down to Lymington market town. Perfect for getting a couple of trinkets and souvenirs. Get on the bus for only £7 each for adults and £3 for children. Discounted rates are also available for groups of five or more.
- Join the New Forest Walking Festival
Held annually, this year’s New Forest Walking Festival is going to happen on October 14-29, 2017. It’s a festival where you can join as much as 80 guided walks across the forest with local tour guides. It’s a great way to explore New Forest with your family, as well as learn about the the rich history, heritage, and thriving wildlife of the forest. Take your family on a fun and educational stroll around the park and marvel at the beautiful sceneries New Forest has to offer. Pick the walk that fits your visit best. You can choose a date, a distance, and special features that would make your trip as personalized as possible. Alpaca Walk is a 2 mile short walk around Petlake Alpaca Farm where you’ll get to encounter alpacas. In Milkham Meander walk, you’ll explore the rich history of Milkham in a 4-5 miles walk with a forest ranger. Overall there are 80 different walks in different lengths and agenda that will definitely keep you busy and entertained!
- Book a guided tour
Guided tours are just about the best way to get around the place, specially for first time visitors. New Forest is brimming with different tours that perfectly showcase the beauty of the region. You can book different types of tours depending on what you want to explore for the day. There are forest bus tours that would take you to the villages around New Forest. There are ferries where you can go boating or coast hopping. The are also guided walks available that’ll bring you to forests and gardens.