New Forest Tour 2016

New Forest Tour 2016

Hop on board the New Forest Tour Bus to explore the wonderful New Forest and see the stunning views and wildlife from the open-top deck. The tour’s Red Route, Green Route and Blue Route will once again be running daily from 25 June to 11 September.

Each passenger on the New Forest Tour Bus will be given a temporary Brand New Forest Card to use at our participating businesses on the day of their tour when they stop-off at our Towns and Villages.

Our latest Offers Booklet will be available to passengers on board helping to promote our Brand New Forest businesses and their offers. We also hope, of course, that once the passengers have used their temporary card they will see how great and useful it is and wish to purchase their own permanent card and continue to enjoy all our amazing offers throughout the rest of the year!

Note to our Brand New Forest Businesses – to ensure this scheme runs as smoothly as possible throughout the duration of the Tour, please ensure all staff are aware that they may be presented with this temporary card in order to redeem an offer.

Book your tickets online or at the Visitor Information Centre.

For more information visit the New Forest Tour website.

New Forest Business Expo – Friday 3 June

Following last year’s highly successful inaugural New Forest Business Expo at Berthon Marina in Lymington, we’re delighted that this year’s Expo will be held at Brockenhurst College on Friday 3 June, which has great accessibility and offers fantastic  facilities.expo

The focus of this unique event is to  celebrate a dynamic variety and quality of New Forest based products and services from a diverse range of industry sectors.

It’s a superb opportunity for you as an exhibitor to showcase your business to a large number of business visitors, meet and network with other exhibitors, gain valuable business tips and make new contacts, all in one great day.

As a visitor, you can attend the Expo free and make great use of your time –  discover the wealth and diverse array of businesses which are based in and do business in the New Forest, at a  prominent venue with excellent transport links and parking facilities.

Throughout the day there will  informative and relevant sessions presented by engaging industry speakers, with time for questions and discussion.

Quality refreshments at sensible prices will be available at throughout the day.  High quality New Forest products will also be available to view, sample and buy.

For more information please visit the website:

Big Spin

Big Spin

New Forest Health and Leisure need your help. big spin

Do you work for or are you an owner of a business, local or corporate?

If so, are you willing to donate a raffle prize to our Big Spin event taking place at Totton Health and Leisure Centre on 22nd May? With 222 bikes, 8 fantastic instructors and 180 minutes of indoor cycling Totton Health and Leisure is back with their Big Spin event. This year we have gone bigger and better than ever and we need you to help us raise our grand total of £10,000 for four different local charities. 


What’s in it for you?

 As one of our raffle prize sponsors we will promote your brand at our event, where at least 200 people will attend. Give you a shout out on our social media pages and also mention you on our website as a thank you for your generosity.

 For more information please visit


Easter Days Out with your Brand New Forest Card

Easter Days Out with your Brand New Forest Card

Easter is a great time to spend with the family but you can make it even better with one of our Brand New Forest cards! For just £5 a card you can get discounts on nearly 300 businesses across the New Forest. We’ve come up with some ideas on how you can use your card and have some eggs-citing days out in the New Forest this Easter.

Step into Spring and take a look around the beautiful Furzey Gardens, with a stunning range of rare and enchanting plants from around the world. As well as the wonderful gardens there is also a great play area and treehouses for the kids to play on. With a great discount with a Brand New Forest card, you don’t want to miss out! Don’t forget to look out for the Furzey Fairies too!

A day out at Beaulieu National Motor Museum is always fun! With lots to do plus fun Easter events for all the family, you’re bound to have a brilliant day! Also, to remember your great day use your card as they are offering 10% discount in the visitor reception shop.

One of the most important things about Easter is all the yummy chocolate! So why not treat someone to something different this year at Easter and take a trip to Beaulieu Chocolate Studio and receive a great discount of 10% off their great choice of loose and boxed handmade chocolates (and remember to treat yourself of course).

Not a fan of chocolate? Head to Burley Fudge where you receive a free 200g bag when you spend over £10. There is also a great card discount in Caraccio’s Sugar Mice & All Things Nice.

Milford on Sea Food Week is from 28 March – 3 April, use your card to get 10% off celebrity shows!

Let your kids be adventurous and learn new things at Hoburne Bashley’s bush craft courses this Easter Holidays, with 10% off with a Brand New Forest card. Insight Activities, near Fordingbridge, offer 10% discount on their Archery, Crossbows and Axe Throwing sessions.

Or spend a day in the lovely fresh New Forest air with your family and get involved in a Guided Walk with many locations to choose from and great discounts of £1.50 off all guided walks or book for 4 people and only pay for 3!

Let’s hope the weather is nice this Easter Holidays so you can have a brilliant time with Puffin Cruises on a 1/2 hour cruise through Lymington Harbour with 10% off with a Brand New Forest card.

The Winter/Spring Offers Booklet is out now and for a full list of Brand New Forest money saving offers please click here.

Whatever you and your family decide to do in the New Forest this Easter – have a great time and feel free to share your photos with us on our social media pages!


Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2016

All mums deserve to be spoilt on Mother’s Day, so why not take yours for a lovely day out in the New Forest! We have some great ideas on where to use your Brand New Forest card to get some fantastic offers to make Mother’s Day extra special for your mum.

We’re sure your mum would like a nice relaxing day with Escape Yachting on a luxurious Champagne Sail with Lunch and Dinner for only £89 per person!

Is your mum not the chilling out type? Well how about an active day out! You can swing across the trees at Go Ape with 15% off Tree Top Adventure’s, or hire some bikes and venture through the forest with Cyclexperience and their fantastic offers from their stores in New Milton, Brockenhurst and Hythe, or hire from Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley.

Good food on Mother’s Day is always important! Why not enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at Elmers Court or Tea Total, both with 10% off! Or take your mum out for a delicious Sunday roast dinner at Moorhill House Hotel or Forest Lodge Hotel. How about a yummy sweet treat at Melt in Brockenhurst?

Every woman loves shopping, so why not take your mum out for a day of shopping in Lyndhurst with discounts in lots of high street shops including, Sofikas, Goose Green, Shave Green, The Old Apothecary and more! Or why not take a trip to Hythe and buy your mum something lovely in The Secret Garden or Cheryl’s Closet, with their great Brand New Forest discounts.

Sometimes mum’s just need a day off to unwind and de-stress from their full time job of being a parent, treat her to a day full of relaxation and beauty treatments! Creatif-Perfection has a great deal on a package of lots of beauty treatments for just £67. Or get 10% off all treatments at Relaxology Holistic & Beauty Treatments in Ashurst.

Do you still need to buy a gift for your mum? Inspired by Jewellery has wide range of beautiful jewellery and there’s bound to be something for every mum’s style, you can simply order online and receive 10% off with your Brand New Forest card! Or take a visit to the Magpie’s Nest in Burley – they’ve just had a fantastic refurb.

Flowers are always a great choice of gift for your mum, Emma’s Flower Hut, Corbin’s Florist, Rose Petals and Bouquets for You all offer fantastic discounts on their wonderful flowers.

With lots of fantastic things to do in the New Forest this Mother’s Day your mum is sure to have a wonderful and special day!

New Forest Wedding Showcase March 2016

New Forest Wedding Showcase March 2016

Join us for our New Forest Wedding Showcase on the 13th March and let us show you how perfect the New Forest can make your special day! 20+ of our wonderful wedding venues will be opening their doors to help inspire you for your wedding day and will let you take a look around the beautiful venues they have to offer!

With a wedding in the New Forest there’s a chance to get great deals on some of the most important things you need for your wedding! To get these deals all you need to do is buy one of our fantastic Brand New Forest cards which gives you discount for nearly 300 businesses across the New Forest!

First things first, possibly one of the most important things about your wedding day is going to be your beautiful dress, Something Old Something New Bridal Boutique have a wonderful wide range of stunning designer gowns & accessories. You can get 5% discount on purchases made if your appointment is on a Wednesday or a Thursday!

Travel choice to your wedding is also very important; you need something to wow your guests and make you feel special when you turn up on your big day. R&S Chauffeured Wedding Cars are offering £15 off car quotation on their beautiful Jaguar’s!

You need a great photographer for your wedding day to capture the best day of your life so you can hold those memories forever! With a Brand New Forest card you can receive 10% discount on wedding packages from Sillick Photography, or Studio 5 Master Photography will give you big savings for your wedding photography!

Bouquets for You have an offer you can’t miss of 10% discount off all services, including a variety of bride bouquets and other accessorises, bridesmaid bouquets and other accessorises and loads of other great services!

For any other travel needs yourself or any other guest may need New Forest Taxis are offering 10% off all taxi journeys, long or short, for your wedding!

So, with all these amazing offers, and admirable venues we have for you, there would be no better to place to get married than in the romantic New Forest! Make sure you join us for our Wedding Showcase this March!

To view all of the participating Wedding Showcase venues please click here.

Things To Do During February Half Term

go apeThings To Do During February Half Term

Half term is getting close so you better start planning on how to spend this one. We’ve put together some Brand New Forest money saving ideas for all the family!

If you fancy going on an adventure through the New Forest by bike, then you can hire bikes from Cyclexperience in Brockenhurst and Hythe with 10% off hire, and also Forest Leisure Cycling in Burley with 10% off bike hire at the weekend and 20% off bike hire midweek.

For those who enjoy the outside why not head down to Hurst Castle with a great family entry deal – £10 for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Or have a relaxing day at Bucklers Hard and enjoy 10% discount on cream teas from the Captains Café while you’re there. Do you and your family fancy 15% off a tree top adventure, then you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic day at Moors Valley’s Go Ape! Or let your kids run wild at action packed day camps at Kidz Camps UK with 10% discount.

herbieInterested in doing something different? Hire a Herbie car for the day and cruise through the New Forest and stop off for a picnic in this iconic motor, with 20% off hire. There’s also a chance to hire a VW camper for a night, or maybe even a week and experience the New Forest in a unique way, also with 20% off. To remember your amazing experience you can enjoy 25% off all VW camper merchandise. All of this is thanks to New Forest VW Camper Hire.

If the weather lets you down this half term then don’t forget that Liberty’s Owl Raptor & Reptile Centre have their fantastic deals of 1 child free with each full paying adult or £1 off each full paying adult or senior citizen.

The Winter/Spring Offers Booklet is out now and for a full list of Brand New Forest money saving offers please click here.

Whatever you and the family decide to do – have a great time during this half term and feel free to share your photos with us on our social media pages.

Milford on Sea Food Week 28 March – 3 April 2016

milford food weekMilford on Sea Food Week 28 March – 3 April 2016

Brand New Forest is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the 5th Milford on Sea Food Week taking place from Monday 28 March – Sunday 3rd April 2016.

During the Food Week, Milford on Sea village will be alive with Food Celebrity Shows, Dining Offers, Themed Dining Evenings, Professional Cookery Theatre, Cooking Demonstrations, Educational Talks and Wine Tastings. There is also lots happening for children, and the large & very popular Sunday Food Market will give you a chance to savour the best of local produce and street food.

Take advantage of their great Brand New Forest offer which is 10% discount on tickets to celebrity Shows.

To see a full list of events taking place during Food Week please click here.

BOGOF is back!

Last Chance Buy One Get One Free on 2016 Cards is back!Santa on the Quay

If you didn’t make it to Ringwood or Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre on Saturday 5th December we’ve got some good news…

The Brand New Forest Team will be in Lymington this Sunday (20th December) at the Santa on the Quay event which runs from 3pm – 5pm.

The 2016 Brand New Forest Cards will be on sale and it will be your last chance Buy One Get One Free.

So put the date in your diary and we hope to see you there.

There’s a FREE Santa bus running to and from Santa on the Quay on Sunday December 20th. Please click the link for the route and timings. Carols start at 3pm with Punch and Judy from 3 until 5pm, mulled wine and more. It’ll be a great Christmas event for all. The big man arrives by boat at 4pm and goes to his sleigh.

2016 Brand New Forest Card is now available

2016 2016 brand new forest cardBrand New Forest Card is now available

The 2016 Brand New Forest Card is now available and is valid to use from today (1st December) giving you a fantastic 13 months of money saving offers.

The card costs just £5 and is a fantastic stocking filler. To find out where you can buy your card please click here.

As you may of heard the Brand New Forest Team will be at Ringwood this coming Saturday (5th December) to not only celebrate Small Business Saturday but to also officially announce Ringwood as Brand New Forest Town of the Year 2016. There will be a special Buy One Card Get One Free offer from our stall in Market Place.

If you can’t get to Ringwood on Saturday, Lyndhurst Visitor Information Centre will also be selling the 2016 cards for buy one get one free.