New Forest Events Calendar

There is an action packed calendar of events in the New Forest running throughout the year so you are guaranteed to find something that appeals during your visit!

With lots of family & child-friendly activities and events run in the New Forest throughout school holidays, there is also a huge array of celebrations for adults to enjoy!

From food and music festivals, to pop-up cinemas and the nationally acclaimed annual New Forest Show, take a look below at our list of upcoming events in the New Forest this year to see what's on in the New Forest during your visit...

 

New Forest Events Calendar

March 2018

St Barbe Museum - Open Exhibition
23rd February - 15th April 2018
Over the years the Open has become a popular highlight in the regions arts calendar drawing entries from artists across Hampshire and Dorset and further afield. A panel of professional judges select the exhibition is selected, with the bar being set increasingly high to match the quality of the work submitted.
www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

An Evening with Birdman Martin Ballam
9th March 2018
Join Martin Ballam, and a selection of his feathered friends, at The New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst, to find out more about his renowned work with birds of prey. Tickets are £6 - booking in advance recommended - call 02380 283444.
newforestcentre.org.uk

Lachenalia and Orchid Exhibition
11th March - 2nd April 2018
Visit Exbury Gardens to see a stunning collection of Lachenalias (the 'leopard lily'), alongside a selection of orchids from their own glass houses. During this special exhibition Long Ly will also be showcasing an array of wonderful wildlife sculptures.
www.beaulieu.co.uk

Bushcraft Introduction Weekend
24th - 25th March 2018
Spend a fun weekend immersed in the world of bushcraft and learn survival techniques on our weekend bushcraft course. You could learn; fire lighting techniques, erecting natural and manmade shelters, cordage and pot hanger making, meat preparation and outdoor cooking, knife safety and sharpening and edible and medicinal plant ID.
www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

Nature Detectives
30th March - 15th April 2018
Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the Beaulieu River before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt with a twist! Leave no leaf unturned as your little ones hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs! Then, depending on tides we'll either paddle or enjoy a beautiful scenic riverside walk back to base.
newforestactivities.co.uk

 

April 2018

St Barbe Museum - Open Exhibition
23rd February - 15th April 2018
Over the years the Open has become a popular highlight in the regions arts calendar drawing entries from artists across Hampshire and Dorset and further afield. A panel of professional judges select the exhibition is selected, with the bar being set increasingly high to match the quality of the work submitted.
www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Lachenalia and Orchid Exhibition
11th March - 2nd April 2018
Visit Exbury Gardens to see a stunning collection of Lachenalias (the 'leopard lily'), alongside a selection of orchids from their own glass houses. During this special exhibition Long Ly will also be showcasing an array of wonderful wildlife sculptures.
www.beaulieu.co.uk

Nature Detectives
30th March - 15th April 2018
Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the Beaulieu River before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt with a twist! Leave no leaf unturned as your little ones hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs! Then, depending on tides we'll either paddle or enjoy a beautiful scenic riverside walk back to base.
newforestactivities.co.uk

Beaulieu Boat Jumble
22nd April 2018
Head to Beaulieu for the biggest and best Boatjumble in the South! Boasting hundreds of stalls and stands selling both new and used kit, clothes, and craft there's something for every boating enthusiast!
beaulieu.co.uk

 

May 2018

May 2018 events coming soon...

June 2018

June 2018 events coming soon...

New Forest Markets

Lymington Charter Market
Every Saturday, 08:00 - 17:00
Bag yourself a bargain at the Lymington Charter Market, that has been running weekly in the town since the mid-13th Century. Today you can browse stalls from 100 independent local traders, producers and artisians...
www.lymingtonandpennington-tc.gov.uk

Hythe Market
Every Tuesday, 9:00 - 16:00
The Tuesday Street market takes place between 9am and 4pm every Tuesday and is located in the high Street in Hythe. 
www.hytheanddibden.gov.uk/local-markets/

Ringwood Market
Every Wednesday, 8:00 - 16:30
Ringwood market has been taking place every Wednesday since 1226! Farm produce and general wares are still sold today.
www.ringwood.gov.uk/town/market/

Fordingbridge Country Market
Every Friday, 09:30 - 11:30
Every Friday morning find a wide variety of fresh locally sourced fruit, plants, fish, meat, egg, vegetables in season. . Avonway Community Centre 
www.hampshirecountrymarkets.co.uk/about

Romsey Markets
Every Friday, 09:30 - 11:30
lively street markets are held in The Cornmarket on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The town also hosts regular farmers' markets and occasional continental markets. 
www.visitromsey.co.uk

Ringwood Market
Every Wednesday, from 8:00am
Ringwood market has been taking place every Wednesday since 1226! Farm produce and general wares are still sold today. Takes place between 8:00 - 16:30.
www.ringwood.gov.uk/town/market/

Salisbury Charter Market
Every Tuesday & Saturday, 9:00 - 16:00
Salisbury charter market takes place in the historic market place. At the market you'll find fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, clothing, furniture and homeware items as well as a local farmers' market section. The market square also hosts various other specialist markets throughout the year, from foody fridays to vintage markets.
http://www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk/responsibilities/our-events

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