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Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7AS

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Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (50 spaces)
  • Sauna
  • Pets Allowed
  • Indoor Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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near the BEST WESTERN Forest Lodge, Lyndhurst

New Forest and Hampshire County Show

The long-standing New Forest and Hampshire County Show, held at the showground in Brockenhurst, showcases traditional country pursuits, new agricultural innovations and demonstrations. Spectators can enjoy a range of equestrian classes and livestock competitions.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Fireworks Spectacular at Beaulieu

One of the Southeast's biggest displays, Beaulieu's Fright Night Fireworks is an explosive night's entertainment. It's set to a spine-chilling theme, but you may feel equally terrified by the performance of the opening tribute act...

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Beaulieu International Autojumble

Thousands of visitors head to the popular Beaulieu International Autojumble each year. The two-day event claims to be the biggest outdoor sale of European car and motorcycle items in the country, and attracts the sort of people who take cars very seriously.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

New Forest Marathon

Scores of fit people descend on New Milton for this annual marathon and half-marathon, which follows a course through the stunning New Forest. The organisers claim it is one of the most beautiful runs in the UK.

Available : Sep 2008 (annual)

Southampton Kite Festival

The Southampton Kite Festival is held at Lordshill Recreation Grounds. Bring your own kite and head to the single and multi-line flying arenas, watch the experts compete in National Sport Kite Competitions or treat your teddy to a parachute trip.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Beaulieu - Abbey, Palace and National Motor Museum

The beautiful Abbey of Beaulieu is situated at the heart of the New Forest and was founded back in 1204 by a grant from King John to an Order of Cistercian monks. It grew to wield huge power and influence until Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538. Today, it is open to the public, along with Beaulieu's Palace House and Gardens and the renowned National Motor Museum.

Available : Daily

Southampton Boat Show

Mayflower Park hosts the annual Southampton Boat Show, which has been going strong since 1969. It's a showcase for watersports lovers featuring marine activities, unrivalled shopping opportunities and some of the world's most luxurious yachts.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Maritime Museum

Southampton's Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's nautical history since the first docks were built in the early-19th century. There's a special exhibition on the Titanic, which set sail on its fateful maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Welsh National Opera Spring Tour

Plots and convoluted intrigue typify Welsh National Opera's two spring productions at Southampton's Mayflower. Comedy first, in John Copley's new production of Johann Strauss' effervescent Die Fledermaus, while darker forces are at work in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Welsh National Opera Autumn Tour

Welsh National Opera take three operas on tour this autumn, stopping here at Southampton's Mayflower. Five nights will see two performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni and Rossini's Barber of Seville as well as Janacek's Katya Kabanova.

Available : Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)

Medieval Merchant's House

Southampton's Medieval Merchant's House offers the opportunity to see how a trader would have lived and worked 700 years ago. Built in 1290 by John Fortin, a merchant who traded with others in Bordeaux, it was located on one of the busiest streets in the town back then. Today it has been renovated by English Heritage to reflect its mid-14th-century appearance, removing any additional building after this period.

Available : Weekends only

Museum of Archaeology

Southampton's Museum of Archaeology gives a historical tour of the city from Prehistoric times to Roman occupation and the reign of Queen Victoria. It is housed in God's House Tower at the south-east corner of the old city walls.

Available : Daily; not Mon


WestQuay is Southampton's multi-million pound leisure development, with around 100 shops and outlet stores selling everything from lifestyle, sport and fashion to toys and games, electrical and media. There are plenty of eateries and cafés on the WestQuay Food Terrace.

Available : Daily

Artists' Market

Southampton's artists' market, held at the marketplace next to Bargate Monument on the first and third Saturday of the month, provides an opportunity to view and buy a wide range of original artwork direct from talented local artists.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Southampton Mela Festival

Art Asia brings Southampton Mela Festival to Hoglands Park. A colourful event with music, arts, dance and crafts activities, there's also a funfair, clothes stalls and great food to tuck into. More than 20,000 people come to enjoy the fun.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Edge

The Edge is an easy-going gay venue in Southampton which offers a range of weekly activities, from pole dancing on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays to party night on Saturday, when dance and chart music fill the floor. There are also frequent cabaret shows and a loft restaurant to relax in with friends.

Available : Daily

The Common

The Common is an enormous park located conveniently close to Southampton city centre. Home to the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre, the town's old gallows and a lake, the area is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Available : Daily

Solent Sky

Discover Southampton's rich history of aviation at Solent Sky. The vintage aircraft on display encompass Flying Boats, jet fighters, helicopters and the famous S6 racing seaplane. Taking pride of place is the legendary Supermarine Spitfire, designed by RJ Mitchell.

Available : Daily

St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum in Lymington tells the special story of the coastal strip between the New Forest and The Solent, with its fascinating past and present. The area has seen a thriving salt industry as well as smugglers landing their illegal cargos and has a long tradition of innovative boat building. The museum's aim is to capture the unique flavour of life in the district and to bring first-class art exhibitions into the town.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Nuffield Theatre

Co-funded by the University of Southampton, the Nuffield Theatre has been entertaining the city's culture vultures for more than 40 years. A fully independent producing theatre, the Nuffield has also produced award-winning plays that have toured across the UK.

Available : Daily

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

The brainchild of Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, Exbury Estate was bought in 1919 from the Mitford family and transformed into an idyllic garden with ornamental pools and paths. It is particularly famous for Rothschilds' collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

Available : Mar - Nov 2013 (annual)

Mompesson House

Built in 1701 for Charles Mompesson, Mompesson House is an architectural gem near Salisbury's cathedral. A splendid example of Queen Anne architecture, it contains exquisite plasterwork, an original oak staircase and a collection of Turnbull 18th-century drinking glasses.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

Twenty20 Cup: Hampshire Hawks

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day in August. This year Finals Day takes place at Southampton's Rose Bowl where Hampshire Hawks play their home games.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Bournemouth Sevens International Rugby, Netball & Music Festival

The Bournemouth Sports Club welcomes nearly 200 teams to compete at the annual Bournemouth Sevens rugby tournament. Twenty thousand spectators over the weekend enjoy a mix of sport and family entertainment, including parachute displays and celebrity appearances.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Bournemouth Firework Display

The Bournemouth Firework Display at Littledown Centre includes the family display, suitable for younger children, a rainbow display, the loud-banging white knuckle display, and an indoor family zone with a free kids disco.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Castlepoint Shopping Centre

Bournemouth's Castlepoint Shopping Centre has become a major new trading centre since opening in 2003 and offers a wide range of major retail names including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, WH Smith and Boots.

Available : Daily

The Needles Park

The Needles Park is an amusement complex based around the famous chalk stacks that lie off the southern Isle of Wight coast. Take in aerial views of The Needles on a chairlift ride or get closer on a boat trip.

Available : Daily

Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Classic Powerboat Race

Around 40 boats leave from the Cowes Yacht Haven for the annual Classic Powerboat Race. Spectators can see them as they muster at the Royal Yacht Squadron from The Parade, Cowes and as they go down the Western Solent.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Opera House

Boscombe's Opera House is the epitome of diversity, comprising a theatre, concert hall, comedy café and nightclub in one pretty package. Come for gigs from the NME's latest poster boys, jazz and soul concerts or drum & bass club nights.

Available : Daily

Bournemouth Surf School

Bournemouth Surf School offers a selection of courses to suit all levels and requirements; from complete beginners to experts. Whatever your capability, you could be riding the waves within an hour, with Bournemouth's rugged cliffs as a backdrop.

Available : Daily

Osborne House

Osborne House, former country retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, is an English Heritage property on the Isle of Wight. See exotic influences from the Queen's eastern territories in the ornate Durbar Room and stroll around the Walled Garden.

Available : Daily

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is one of the finest in England. Started in 1220, it was completed by 1258, with its famous spire, the tallest in England at 123 metres (404 feet), added a generation later.

Available : Daily

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum focuses on the archaeology and ancient history of the area inside a magnificent Grade 1 listed building, the home of the award-winning Stonehenge gallery, the Monkton Deverill gold torc and the now-famous Warminster Jewel.

Available : Daily; not Sun

The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum

The Rifles Museum in Salisbury is the museum of the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments. The four rooms hold a chronological display of war artefacts from the mid-18th century to 1994.

Available : Feb 2013; not Mon or Sun (various dates)


Vibes is Bristol's biggest gay venue, with a capacity for 500 clubbers. The fun takes place on two dance floors and there are plenty of comfy sofas to chill out on.

Available : Mon, Tue, Fri, and Sat only

Salisbury Food & Drink Festival

The Salisbury Food & Drink Festival, on the Market Square in Salisbury, offers the best in Wiltshire gastronomy. Try the region's famous gourmet ham and locally made ice creams, then browse stalls promoting all manner of quality produce.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Salisbury International Arts Festival

When Salisbury Festival first started, it was centred around classical concerts in the famous, imposing cathedral. Today the annual event has expanded to fill every nook and cranny of the beautiful Wiltshire town with a wide range of cultural events.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (annual)

Salisbury Winterfest

Salisbury Winterfest is a small but perfectly formed festival held at the Castle Street Social Club and arranged by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Drinkers can enjoy seasonal ales and cider.

Available : Jan 2013 (annual)

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Bournemouth's Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum offers visitors the chance to enjoy a variety of exhibitions and activities in grand surroundings.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Bournemouth Balloon

The Bournemouth Balloon - a tethered helium balloon - rises 500 feet above the town. It offers panoramic views over the golden coastline of Poole Harbour, the Isle of Wight and the rolling greenery of the New Forest to the north.

Available : Apr - Sep 2013 (annual)

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