At Avon Tyrrell we encourage spending time together as a family and with our programme of events you can enjoy the outdoors together right here in the New Forest. This year we have a great programme of activities for everyone to enjoy, so Have a Go, Join our Easter Egg Hunt or explore our magical Fairy Trail. With Easter, Summer, Halloween and Christmas events, we guarantee you will want to return again and again.

Check out our 2019 Family Events below

Christmas Activity Festival

Sunday 1st December 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Gather up the family, call some friends and Join us for some festivities at Avon Tyrrell at we bring some Christmas sparkle and cheer to the New Forest!

We will have Christmas games, crafts, face painting, festive treats and more in our main house, and an opportunity to write a letter to Santa in our Little Elves workshop! PLUS you can take part in our Christmas Activity Trail and Santa's Colour Dash!

There is no cost to come along to the festival which is open from 10am-3pm. There will be a cost to take part in the colour run and activity trail which you can find out more about below!

Christmas Activity Trail

Walk your way around our festive activity trail where you will get the opportunity to try activities such as archery, bouldering, build a catapult and a range of puzzling activities!

Time: 10:00-12:00 | 11:00-13:00 | 12:00-14:00

Price: £6pp (Parents FOC)

Ages: All ages welcome

Extra Info: Cafe Explore will be open selling light bites and refreshments.

Santa's Colour Dash

Run/walk your way around a 3km festive route, where you will be drenched in a storm of Christmas colours by Santa's naughty elves! There will also be a little elves dash for the little ones!

Time: Registration from 10:15. Race starts at 11:00. 

Price: Adults £10pp | Child (5-16 years) £5pp | Under 5's FOC

Ages: All ages welcome

Little Elf Dash

No need to sign up, just head to the start line on the day! Fancy dress is encouraged and there'll will be a small prize for every little elf who takes part.

Time: Race starts at 12:00

Ages: Suitable for under 8's


Book a Lodge break

Book a stay in one of our 7 lodges and enjoy a short break in the New Forest. Perfect for families and friends or larger groups we have 6, 12 and 14 berth lodges available, all with Wi-Fi, making Avon Tyrrell a great base for you to go out and explore.

Inclusion Weekends
Accessible Adventures Family Breaks

Our exciting 'Accessible Adventures' weekends are available throughout the year to families that have a child with a disability. Enjoy a programme of activities, relax and make new friends, sharing your experience with other families. 

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