The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Setthorns campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. You can go horse riding and cycling in the forest or head a little further afield to one of the area’s many attractions or simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.
With the forest in such close proximity, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
The Huntsman Restaurant, Brokenhurst
A 13th century coaching inn full of character, charm, drink and food. A perfect countryside treat after your busy day in the forest.
Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225
Forest Leisure Cycling
Cycle hire from Forest Leisure Cycling, in Burley, the perfect base for easy access to the New Forest Trails, with rides and bikes for all ages!
Open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01425 403584
Discover the fortress built by Henry VIII. Take a short ferry ride or trek along the 1.5 mile sea road to get to the magnificent castle.
Tel: 01590 642500
Trax Bike Hire
One of the best ways to see the New Forest is by bike. Take a look at Trax Bike Hire now for your New Forest holiday. Trax offer wide choice of bike to suit all age ranges and abilities.
Tel: 01425 618562
Paultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
Perfect for families, Paultons Family Theme park is a great day out. Paultons Park is host to more than 60 additional rides and attractions.
Address: Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL
Tel: 023 8081 4442
The New Forest Activity Centre
Try some exciting outdoor activities such as archery, bushcraft or family combat games, or take part in a full day of adventure.
Address: New Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA
Tel: 01590 612377
The Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
A cosy retreat in the heart of the New Forest, with a log fire for the winter and a beautiful terrace.
Address: Bransgore, BH23 8JH
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
A must for petrol heads, Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum is just ten minutes' drive (or ride!) from the Setthorns site, hosting one of the biggest collections of exotic racing bikes in the world.
Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood
Take a tour around Ringwood Brewery and try their four locally brewed Best Bitter and Fortyniner ales.
Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303
For Rainy Days
This community centre offers a cinema, theatre, concert hall and an art gallery which provides a great escape out of miserable weather.
Address: The Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS
Tel: 01202 499199
Romsey Rapids Sports Complex
This isn’t just any old sports centre; Romsey Rapids has a huge amount of activities and is only a 30 minute drive from Setthorns.
Address: Romsey Rapids Sports Complex, Southampton Rd, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8AF
Tel: 01794 830333
Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu
Bucklers Hard played a major role in many historical events including WW2 and the battle of Trafalgar. The majority of attractions are indoors which makes this a great, educational, rainy day out for all.
Address: Bucklers Hard, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, S042
Telephone: 01590 616203
Pirates Paradise, Applemore Leisure
When the rain hits Setthorns the best plan of action to fit in some active adventure is to hit Pirates Paradise, 30 minutes away from the site.
Address: Claypits Lane, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5TN
Tel: 023 8028 5531
Inside Adventure Wonderland, a popular theme
park for kids between 3 and 10 you’ll find a spectacular indoor play centre.
Address: Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA
Tel: 01202 483444
Lemur Landings, Tower
Lemur Landings is a huge indoor soft play area for kids of all ages. Great for rainy days, safe and secure and with all of the facilities you could possibly need.
Address: Lemur Landings, Tower Park, Yarrow Road, Poole, BH12 4NY
Tel: 01202 740500