Experience all the hustle and bustle of New Forest markets. Get a taste of typical town life and enjoy a vibrant, jovial atmosphere. The New Forest is home to an abundance of buzzing markets… take your pick.
Lymington Street Market
Opening Times: Every Saturday from 8.00am
Every Saturday, Lymington High Street fills with market stalls - a tradition that dates back to the 1250s. It’s by far the largest street market in the New Forest area. Combined with Lymington’s shops, boutiques and classic cafes, it’s a great day out for all the family.
Approximately 90 stalls attend the weekly event with traders selling everything from craft jewellery, plants, food produce, general household goods and bric-a-brac. There are plenty of stalls selling edible treats too, including breads, cakes, cheese, fish, fruit and veg, fudge, meat, pies and more. You can quite easily spend hours at this charming market.
Opening Times: Every Tuesday from 9.00am
Hosted at the heart of the village of Hythe on the shore of Southampton Water, the weekly market is a bustling bounty of traditional stalls. There are more than 35 stalls with traders selling fresh fruit and veg, meats, housewares and much more.
Combined with the picturesque pier and marina close by, a visit to Hythe market makes for a fantastic day out for all the family.
Opening Times: Every Wednesday from 9.00am
Running since 1226, dozens of stalls gather in the Market Place at the break of dawn. Regular traders sell a wide selection of food, plants, clothes, hardware and assorted household goods. Located on the River Avon, a day out at this rousing market is a great way to spend your day.
New Milton Market
New Milton’s weekly market sees the streets filled with stalls and traders selling fish, flowers, fruit and veg, clothing, meat and much more. The town hosts annual French Markets, Farmers Markets and Christmas Markets, attracting hundreds of people every year.
Hampshire Farmers’ Markets
Opening Times Vary
From Alresford to Winchester, Farmers’ Markets are the heartbeat of Hampshire. There are fun and vibrant food festivals that take place throughout the year. Many of the Farmers’ Markets are nationally acclaimed, gathering together the local community and food lovers from far and wide.
A visit to the New Forest’s many markets is a great way to spend the day exploring the region’s charming towns and villages.
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