Whether staying at one of our New Forest, Christchurch or Devon properties, you will be spoilt for choice for days out, activities and things to do in the surrounding area. Take a look at our favourite local attractions!
The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
Situated around a 20 minute drive from our Christchurch properties Quay House, Quay Corner & The Quays, The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu in the New Forest is a fantastic day out for all ages. Explore motorsport history with the history of Formula 1, as well as sports cars, rallying, hill-climbs and consumer racing. See famous cars from TV and movies, such as the James Bond Experience, World of Top Gear and learn about the evolution of motoring tech in the future.
As well as these attractions, Beaulieu has weekly enthusiast events for motoring brands, cars from specific regions and autojumbles scheduled throughout the year.
Paultons Park, near Southampton
20 minutes drive from our New Forest properties in Fordingbridge, Paultons Park offers an exciting family day out. There are over 70 rides to choose from, including fun rollercoasters for the thrill-seekers, chilled water boat rides and go karts. There is also Tornado Springs, the Midwest desert resort town set in the American heyday of the 1950’s. There’s also the opportunity for you to meet birds, mammals and reptiles, including meerkats, penguins and many more in the Our Animals enclosure.
Paultons Park is also home to the famous Peppa Pig World! Enjoy 9 themed rides suitable for young children and perfect for toddlers. Meet Peppa Pig and George, the cartoons most popular characters who appear every day for photograph opportunities with their loving fans on the veranda in front of the school house.
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, Ringwood
Located half way between our New Forest properties and our Christchurch holiday homes in Ringwood is Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre. This centre is home to a large collection of Birds of Prey, including Owls, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures, as well as a collection of Reptiles and other creepy crawlies in the Reptile House. There are daily flying demonstrations, giving you a chance to see these beautiful birds in action from very close up, while the Summer Reptile Shows will appeal to children and adults of all ages.
Liberty’s also offer Falconry Experience days, Owl Experience days and Photography Experiences to people who want to take up the opportunity to enjoy a closer encounter with some of the birds at the centre.