5 fun things to do in the New Forest this February Half term blog 

 The half term is fast approaching, and before you realise it the kids are off and we’re suddenly trying to sort out last-minute ideas of fun things to do with the family in February! We’ve got you covered with our top 5 fun things to do with the family in the New Forest this February half term.  

Enjoy some food in the forest 

Spanning across around 220 square miles, it’s safe to say that there are plenty of places to enjoy a meal out in the New Forest! From delicious pub lunches to fancier afternoon teas (the scones at Careys Manor are fantastic) there really is something for everyone! Looking for a versatile child-friendly pub lunch, the Snakecatcher in Brockenhurst has a great outdoor play area and yummy food.  

Head out for a walk or hike in the forest – no matter the weather 

Before your pub lunch why not work up an appetite and explore the New Forest by going for a walk or hike? The New Forest National Park has some great walks with scenic views, all with varying degrees of difficulty and length. Wondering what some of the best walks are? Check out our favourite winter walks in the New Forest.  

Get the adrenaline going 

Keeping the kid's (and your) weekends full of fun is always a great idea, so why not try something new and exciting? Our 65-acre site has adventure activities in the New Forest perfect for families with children aged 5 and up! From climbing to shooting the bullseye on archery and reaching new heights on our tree-top trail there is so much to be enjoyed from just £15pp for a 90-minute activity session.

Explore on two wheels with bike hire in the New Forest 

One of the fastest and most immersive ways to explore the New Forest is by bike, and we have got you covered with full-day bike hire from £13 per child. Pack a picnic and explore the New Forest, or cycle around the forest and enjoy a pub lunch at your halfway point! There are plenty of pubs and routes to enjoy for all abilities and ages.  

Make a staycation out of it! 

As you can tell, there really is plenty of things to do during February half term in the New Forest, but you’ll also want to make sure that you get a chance to rest and chill – so why not make a weekend of it? Our forest lodges, are the perfect home-away-from-home and sleep 6, 12 and 14 people, all with fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi and lovely open-plan living areas. Prices are from just £330 for a 2-night stay, but with only 7 lodges, stays are limited and sell out quickly! 

The New Forest National Park offers an array of activities for a memorable February half-term. From adventurous outings at Avon Tyrrell to leisurely forest strolls and family fun with our activities, there's something for everyone.

As you plan your February escapades, Look ahead to the Easter holidays and plan for a day of festive fun at Avon Tyrrell. On Sunday 31st of March, Avon Tyrrell is hosting an Easter Activity Trail for just £10 per child, with non-participating parents going free. The trail promises 2 hours packed with climbing, archery, face painting, raffles, Easter treats, outdoor games, and much more. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with the family.  

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