Incredible Family Fun in the Heart of the New Forest


Reviewed by Charlotte Vaughan

We recently visited the Balmer Lawn Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, please read our review here. During our stay we were lucky enough to be invited to the New Forest Activities Centre to try a range of things.

The New Forest Activities provides everything you need to book an extensive range of high quality activities and you will have the best time during your visit to the New Forest, we certainly did!

We chose to go Paddling on the River and Cycling in the New Forest, there is something fun for everyone at the New Forest Activities Centre,  be it for individuals, families or groups who want to try something new  such as their ‘Paddle to the Pub’.

They run activities and ideas for all ages and abilities, with the assurance that whatever you do will be organised, led, and recommended by the highly qualified team at the New Forest Activities Booking Centre.

The staff were absolutely incredible, so happy and cheerful and we felt very safe in their hands; whilst we enjoyed a fantastic time on the Beaulieu River. We chose to go on a Family Adventure Day, which included time on the Beaulieu River and a day’s cycle hire in the New Forest.

The Family Adventure Day included the following:

  • Full day’s bike hire
  • Map and trail to complete during your ride
  • Guided canoeing tour on the Beaulieu River
  • Tag alongs and trailers available
  • Helmets and repair kit
  • Help with planning your lunch stop and day
  • Fun and games to practice your skills

We had such a wonderful time exploring the river Beaulieu and learning how to canoe. It really is the best day out for the whole family!

The following day we hired the bikes and had a fantastic day exploring the New Forest by bike. We can’t recommend New Forest Activities Centre enough and have re-booked for a weekend in September.

Visit the website to see what’s on as they have a whole host of events across the school holidays  and make sure you make the most of your time in the New Forest, it is a wonderful National Park.

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