Our Forest Park hotel is nestled away within the beautiful New Forest National Park. Full of wildlife, idyllic landscapes and a picturesque village, Brockenhurst comes alive during the summer months and has something to offer to everyone. In this blog we’re going to highlight some of the top things to do in summer in Brockenhurst. 


Explore the New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park offers acres after acres of stunning woodland to explore this summer. Within the ancient woodlands, heathlands and meadows you’ll find wildlife in abundance, so rent a bicycle or take a stroll around the numerous trails and make sure to look out for the New Forest ponies, the wild deer and the beautiful birdlife. 

Take advantage of the long summer days by packing a delicious picnic and finding a peaceful spot in the forest. Bustling with wildlife, but a tranquil escape – what more could you want? 


Visit Beaulieu

Just a short drive, or a slightly longer walk away from Brockenhurst, you’ll find the picturesque village of Beaulieu. Here you can meander along the Beaulieu River, discover the National Motor Museum and its array of vintage vehicles or explore the Beaulieu Palace House and Gardens in all their beauty. Beaulieu makes for the perfect summer day destination and is definitely one to add to your Forest Park hotel itinerary.


Watersports on the Solent

If you’ve got a burst of energy and want to try some water sports, or simply want to ‘people watch’ in the sunshine or take a boat trip –  the Solent waterway is the perfect place to head. 

The Solent is a large coastal reserve stretching 20 miles and into the New Forest and here you can try your hand at sailing, windsurfing or kayaking. The sheltered waters are the perfect place to learn these watersports! Feel the sea breeze on your face and soak up the sunshine this summer. 


Relax in the village

Brockenhurst offers a quaint and peaceful setting to unwind and reset during the summer months. The picturesque village is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll, admire the thatched buildings, pick up a keepsake in the local shops, or stop for a refreshing drink of local ale in one of the traditional pubs.


Discover Exbury Gardens 

Enjoy a grand day out at this outstanding local attraction. Stroll down the wood paths to discover flowering gardens, wonderful wildlife and sparkling ponds. Don’t forget to visit one of the quality cafes and restaurants or take along a picnic. With an abundance of picnic areas and designated sites, you can enjoy a leisurely lunch surrounded by nature’s tranquillity. Breathe in the fresh forest air and unwind in this serene setting.


Brockenhurst is surrounded with natural beauty and offers a range of activities close by, making this the perfect summer destination. So pack your bags and book your Forest Park stay