Easter Events in the New Forest


There’s always so much to see and do in the New Forest, but come special holiday dates the locals, attractions, towns and villages come together and put on organised events and celebratory happenings throughout the national park and beyond. The New Forest is a wonderful location for an Easter holiday and our portfolio of 150 properties are all close to the events and days being organised for Easter 2019.

Meet Bobtail Bunny and friends at Paultons Park – home of Peppa Pig World

Bring your little ones to the UK’s number one family theme park decked out for Easter. Between 5th – 23rd April you’ll see enormous colourful eggs and fluffy bunnies to meet and be photographed with. Most excitingly, Bobtail Bunny and his adorable friends – Hennie the Hedgehog, Betty Bunny and Red the Deer will be there – but keep an eye out for that naughty Fenton Fox though – he loves Easter treats, so keep yours safe! Find out more here.


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Lymington Sea Water Baths Quacky Races

Pop along on 15th April at 12 noon for fun and games at the second Quacky Races organised by Oakhaven Hospice. Refreshment stands selling cakes, ice cream and drinks will be on hand for participants and cheering crowds. You can buy ducks before the event in the hope that yours will receive a prize as one of the first five to cross the finish. For more information, click here.

Easter at Exbury Gardens

Head over to Exbury Gardens this Easter weekend for a touch of Easter frivolity and jump aboard one of the Easter steam train trips. Spot Easter bunnies and woodland animals playing in the woods on your journey through these wonderful gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for the Easter Bunny who will be handing out treats! Click here for further details.

Marwell Zoo Easter BRICKOSAURS!

If a day at this brilliant zoo isn’t enough, LEGO® fans of all generations can see a world-first collection of giant brick dinosaurs created with over two million bricks and taking 10,000 hours to make! The zoo will be the first attraction in the world to host the collection of giant LEGO® brick dinosaurs. It’s a prehistoric experience featuring a total of 50 sculptures including a mighty eight-metre T-Rex! Find out more here.


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Easter Egg Hunts

Traditional Easter Egg Hunts are firm favourites with the young and old, and the New Forest have plenty sprinkled throughout the National Park over the Easter Weekend. Our favourites include  New Forest Wildlife Park, Hurst Castle and Highcliffe Castle, and for something really different, go on a Canoe Easter Egg Hunt along Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities!

Beaulieu Easter Activities for everyone

As well as an Easter Bunny hopping through the daffodils, you can get stuck into crafting, face painting, try on a collection of colourful Easter Bonnets and make some biscuits in the stately home’s Victorian Kitchen. Petrol heads will love the motor museum, and this year Beaulieu celebrates 50 years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with a fantastical exhibition including props, costumes and the four-wheeled stars. For more info, click here.


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Easter at The Furlong in Ringwood

The residents of Ringwood join together to make Easter egg-stra special on Good Friday. Go to The Furlong for comedy magic shows and crafts in the form of flower pot painting, Easter egg decorating and make your own bunny masks. Click here for more.

Take a look at availability and prices of our New Forest cottages available this Easter.