Events calendar

Throughout the year there are a host of events taking place at New Park Manor and in the surrounding area of the New Forest. Please browse the list of events below or sign up to our newsletter for the very latest updates!

With the children having time off from school over Easter you might be thinking of ways to keep them entertained. At New Park Manor and in The New Forest there is an array of Easter themed activities for you and the whole family to enjoy. On Easter Sunday we are having an Easter Egg hunt for all the families and an Easter Bonnet Competition, the ladies in the Den will help all our little ones create their hats.

January 2015

17 January-28 February 2015

Ponds, puddles and paths at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Artist Pete Gilbert and photographer Hugh Lohan have collaborated to create this unique exhibition. Gilbert, found that moving to the New Forest rekindled a passion for painting landscapes. Working out on site to capture the immediacy of the moment with pastels and watercolour, he then finishes those sketches in the studio or uses them as reference for larger canvases in oil or acrylic.

Despite working in the moment, his paintings try to capture more than a snapshot: “I want to FEEL the landscape”. Hugh Lohan’s photographs provide an alternative take on the subject.

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21 January - 31 January

The Sound of Music at The Mayflower

One of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music returns to the Mayflower Theatre in an all new magnificent production.

Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish production tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic for young and old alike.


The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, and of course, the title song The Sound of Music.
Prices range from:
£28.00 to £49.50

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February 2015

14 - 22 February

Dangerous Dinosaur Trail at Royal Victoria Country Park

Do you know your dinosaurs? Test your knowledge on our self-guided trail. Get your answers right and you'll get a prize.

£2 per trail. Normal parking charges apply.

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19 February

Ships, Knights & Castles at Tudor House

Travel back to the time of chivalry in this history and craft workshop. Make a ship magnet, find out about medieval times and make your own junk model castle!

Please bring a box to take away your model in and any junk you might like to turn into a castle.
Tickets - £5, suitable for ages 6 - 11.

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March 2015

03 - 07 March

Edward Scissorhands at The Mayflower

Based on the classic Tim Burton movie and featuring the beautiful music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, 

specially recorded for New Adventures in magnificent surround sound, this touching and witty love story tells the bittersweet tale of a boy left alone and unfinished in a strange new world. It is a parable for our times about the ultimate outsider.
Prices range from:
£19.00 to £38.00

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14 March

Luxury Chocolate Making at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Treat your mum to a chocolate making workshop. During this amazing workshop you will be tutored in making your very own delicious chocolates using our fine range of ingredients.


Using high quality Dark, Milk and White chocolate infused with your own created flavours will make your own unique chocolates for you to decorate, box and take home (if you don t eat them first).
Either on your own or with your mum you will have a great day creating, decorating, having fun and tasting!

There will even be time to decorate your own chocolate lolly.

Run by professional chocolatiers from Chocolate Craft, we'll show you how to make your finished chocolates look as good as the professionals.

Booking is essential

Price - £40* for p/p - *1 box of 21 chocolates and 1 lolly or £45** for two people - ** 2 lollies and 1 box of 21 chocolates
Two sessions 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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April 2015

3 - 21 April

Beaulieu Easter Activities

If you are looking for a great day out then why not visit Beaulieu Motor Museum who are holding an Easter Egg-stravaganza between the 3rd and 21st of April.

To celebrate the opening of  two new exhibitions Grand Prix Greats and Road, Race and Rally young visitors to Beaulieu can climb in the cockpit this Easter and try their hand at motor racing. Challenge your family on the giant Scalextric track. See if you can get to the top of the leader board for your chance to win a fantastic prize! Or create your own F1 balloon car and see how far and fast you can race it.

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3 - 6 April

Easter at Exbury Gardens

Easter is a wonderful time at Exbury, with pretty primroses and nodding daffodils, award-winning camellias in flower and cherries and magnolias in full blossom. The Five Arrows Gallery will be open with a stunning display of Exbury's own Lachenallia collection.

There are surprises in store on the Railway – who will spot the Easter Bunnies hiding in the woods? Look out for Exbury's woodland animals who will be putting on their Easter bonnets!

Follow the Easter Trail around the Gardens and pop to Mr Eddy's Tea Rooms for refreshment and to enter a colouring competition.

Little ones will love our Play Area and older visitors are sure to enjoy the Trehane Collection of camellias in the nearby Gilbury Lane Garden.

Trains will run regularly from 12noon with last train departing at 3pm. There is no need to pre-book the Easter train. Normal Gardens Admission prices apply and train tickets are £4.00 per person. Under 3’s ride the train for free.

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July 2015

28th - 30th of July 2015

New Forest Show

The New Forest & Hampshire County Show is an annual three day agricultural Show held at the end of July, attracting around 95,000 visitors over the duration.

Show jumping is a major feature with international classes held throughout the three days. A full range of equestrian classes also feature, as well as livestock competitions including pigs, cattle and sheep, plus a poultry section, rabbits, cage birds, and honey bees. Bring the family to see the Show Farm, where children can interact with a variety of small animals, check out the Sheep Show, the Forest Fun Factory, the ferret racing, falconry displays and visit the live Blacksmiths Forge. With over 600 trade stands exhibiting this year, the variety is even bigger and better than ever! Take a walk through the Craft Marquees, don’t forget to visit our Shopping Pavilions and of course, our Local Food and Farming area which hosts over 35 local producers.

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