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local area

Situated just inside the New Forest National Park we can provide the perfect base

for exploring the Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

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Experience Hampshire offers a unique website for visitors to seek out, book and take part in original Hampshire-based activities and experiences. Whether you are an adventurer, an explorer, creative, or just curious, they have something just for you. They hand-pick unique local activity providers, artisans, hosts and local experts who offer their bespoke collection of experiences through their easy to use website.

Escorted wildlife walks? Sure thing! Gin-making? Well of course! Alpaca walking? Fantastic! Boat rides or paddleboarding on the Solent? Definitely! Family fishing experience? They have those! E-bike cycle tours? Yes! Chocolate making experiences? Delicious! They have over 150 hand selected experiences to choose from in the New Forest and the surrounding area.

Managed by a small team that know the local area like the back of their hand, Experience Hampshire offers inspiration to those visiting the county via their website at

Only half a mile away is the small country town of Fordingbridge, a picturesque welcoming town on the banks of the river Avon with a number of local shops and amenities as well as cafes, galleries, a museum and even a cinema.

There are amazing walking and cycling opportunities throughout the area, you could choose from hundreds of miles of tracks in the beautiful New Forest, The Avon Valley path following the course of the River Avon between Christchurch and Salisbury or miles of stunning coastline. Work up an appetite before relaxing and refuelling in our cosy bar and restaurant.

There is a wide variety of attractions in the local area including wildlife parks, theme parks, museums, shopping centres, market towns and pretty villages. Whatever your interests there are plenty of options nearby with some of the closest listed below.


Most of our staff are very local and are happy to recommend and answer any questions you may have.

New Forest Water Park – 1.5 miles

The New Forest Water Park offers a range of family friendly activities that include wakeboarding, inflatable aqua park, kayaking, SUPing & camping.


Breamore House & Museum – 3 miles

Breamore House is an Elizabethan manor house noted for its fine collection of paintings and furniture.


Rockbourne Roman Villa – 3 miles

Rockbourne Roman Villa is a Roman courtyard villa excavated and put on public display in the village of Rockbourne


Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve – 4.5 miles

Blashford Lakes is a 159-hectare nature reserve north of Ringwood in Hampshire. 


Moors Valley Country Park – 9 miles

Moors Valley is a Country Park with Play Trail, narrowgauge steam railway, Go Ape tree top adventure, golf course, country shop, restaurant and more.


A number of golf courses within a 10 mile radius

Crane Valley • Remedy Oak • Moors Valley • Bramshaw • Hamptworth


Salisbury Cathedral – 11 miles

Built to the glory of God, this vibrant Cathedral church with Britain's tallest spire and best preserved Magna Carta is just 11 miles away.


Paultons Park & Peppa Pig World – 15 miles

This ever popular theme park is now home to Peppa Pig World. There’s more than enough to keep the kids occupied here. We recommend you start early to pack in everything the Park offers.


Beaulieu Motor Museum – 22 miles
There’s something for everyone at Beaulieu, whether it’s the National Motor Museum, the Palace House and Gardens or the historic Beaulieu Abbey. 

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