Local Attractions – Dray Mews Brockenhurst Holiday Cottages
Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park situated between Lyndhurst and Lymington, Brockenhurst is a bustling village, one of the largest in the area. Here you will find ponies and donkeys roaming free in an old world setting full of charm. Whatever the weather there are a wide and varied range of things to do for all the family, below are a selection of some of the favourites. More information about Brockenhurst and the surrounding area can be found on our location page
PEPPER PIG WORLD
Peppa Pig World Theme Park – UK exclusive & world first, Peppa Pig World is located at Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire, UK. There are 7 fun rides and attractions to enjoy, plus a large indoor playzone, adventure playgrounds and muddy puddles water splash park. Meet Peppa Pig and George daily.
Peppa Pig World7 fun theme park rides including Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight and George’s Dinosaur Adventure Ride.
George’s Spaceship Indoor Playzone – galaxies of indoor fun whatever the weather with slides, climbing, ball play, musical instruments and more.
Muddy Puddle’s Water Splash Park – an outdoor water splash park, don’t forget the swimming costumes. (seasonal)
See inside Peppa’s House – An enchanting animated scene awaits you.
A beautiful, Georgian market town, Lymington is situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, between Southampton and Bournemouth and at the western end of the Solent.
Lymington TownThe town is world renown as a sailing resort; there are two large marinas Berthon and Haven and two sailing clubs RLYC and Lymington Town. Close by the sailing clubs is an open-air seawater bath that was built in 1833.
Lymington has a number of interesting independent shops including some designer boutiques. On Saturday a market is held in the High Street, the origins of which probably date back to the 13th century. At the top of the High Street is the Parish Church, St Thomas Church (circa 1250), from the bottom of the High Street a cobblestone road leads down to the Old Town Quay, still used as a base by commercial fishing boats.
There is something to delight everyone at Exbury, from the world-famous displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, to riverside walks, the steam railway, tea rooms, play area and art exhibitions.
Exbury GardensDiscover the magic of the gardens – with over 20 miles of pathways, three woods and parkland to explore, there are surprises around every corner.
Children will love the play area, looking out for wildlife such as pheasants, squirrels, dragonflies and butterflies and finding exciting plants such as the Chinese Coffin Tree and even the Devil’s Walking Stick!
Nigel and Christine invite you to go and explore the New Forest with Walking Picnics. They will lead you on a guided nature walk through the forest, pointing out the amazing wildlife and history of the place, then we will finish with a home-produced gourmet picnic. All this costs just £16 per adult (or £14 each for parties of four or more), for both the walk and picnic. Children are welcome too.
CYCLING IN THE NEW FOREST
Cycling in the New Forest is ideal for families wanting safe off road and gentle cycle routes, where you will experience the open heathland and sheltered woods.
Along the way you will see many animals including the famous New Forest ponies and an abundance of wildlife. The off road cycle network is easily accessible by rail or road so you can bring your own bikes or hire bikes when you arrive. There are numerous safe cycling routes in the New Forest.