What's On In The New Forest
A beautiful country hotel in the heart of the New Forest and lots to explore...
Discover the beauty of the New Forest and all it has to offer with fantastic events and activities for everyone!
Our Concierge recommend
The New Forest National Park is a haven of activity, making it the perfect place for you to escape. Whether you fancy a stroll around some of the historic villages, or more hands on activities such as archery and boat trips, you'll find the perfect activity to keep you busy. With so much to do, you'll be amazed at what you discover in this area of pure natural beauty.
Our Concierge team here at the Montagu Arms Hotel have recommended some of the top attractions to visit during your stay in the New Forest.
For further information or for help planning your activities, please contact our Reservations Team on 01590 624467.
1. Beaulieu Village
Home to our charming 17th century country house hotel, Beaulieu is a quintessentially English, beautiful village boasting the a quaint town and the pretty Beaulieu River which runs alongside the villages' Georgian cottages and the Beaulieu Estate.
Visit Beaulieu Palace House and the National Motor Museum for a fun day out, with events being held all year round. Opened in 1952, discover historic motor vehicles, and the latest exhibition 'For Britain & For The Hell Of it'.
2. Exbury Gardens
Visit the spectacular Exbury Gardens, now open every day until 2nd November, boasting the most beautiful spring flowers including daffodils, primroses, magnificent magnolias and beautiful camelias all bursting into bloom.
The 200 acre site is 'world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquility in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. Capture Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways.'
3. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
The New Forest National Park is full of wildlife, New Forest ponies, cattle, pigs and deer, but you can never guarantee what animal you will spot. For more of a chance, visit the Deer Sanctuary, with a viewing platform overlooking a meadow which is over frequented by fallow deer. The deer are fed daily by a local New Forest keeper between April and September, giving visitors a better chance of seeing the beautiful animals.
4. Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum
Enjoy a peaceful walk from the hotel along the Beaulieu Riverbank to Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum or take a short drive. Beautiful rain or shine, discover a peaceful haven steeped in history.
Whether you visit Buckler's Hard for the museum, the Master Builder's Hotel for a spot of lunch or a beautiful a river cruise, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of an afternoon spent beside the water at this 18th century shipbuilding village.
5. Archery - New Forest Activities
Located at Bucklers Hard, partake in a 90 minute traditional archery session.Practice this 10,000 year old sport with the help of a qualified instructor, take your aim and shoot. Archery at Bucklers Hard makes for the perfect group activity and is available for both adults and children (8-16 years).