• 1 What's on this Half Term in Lymington and the New Forest
  • 2 Colten Care at forefront of dementia expertise
  • 3 Now is the time to prepare your mind and body for winter!
  • 4 Colten Care Children in Need Extravaganza 2018
  • 5 Lymington wins four blooming silver gilt awards!
  • 6 Firework Displays in Lymington and New Forest 2018
  • 7 Vote for Lymington in the Great British Market Awards!
  • 8 Golden opportunity with Colten Care at Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • 9 Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge - Inheritance Tax planning
  • 10 Dance and drama classes for 2-4 year olds in Lymington
  • What's on this Half Term in Lymington and the New Forest

    What’s on in Lymington and the New Forest over Half Term

    Things to do during the school holidays in the New Forest area

    Whats on in Lymington and the New Forest over half term There are lots of exciting things happening in Lymington, the New Forest and surrounding areas this October half term. Here's our guide of what's on locally for visitors and locals. Take a look also at our fun days out feature if you're looking to venture slightly further afield. For those having to juggle work with school holidays, we have information about holiday childcare .

    To see what's on day by day, take a look at our Events Calendar

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  • Colten Care at forefront of dementia expertise

    Admiral Nurse team puts Hampshire care home provider at ‘forefront of dementia expertise’

    Colten Care has tripled its investment in highly specialist nurses to help support more people and families living with dementia.

    Colten Care has welcomed two more Admiral Nurses to its team, including one at consultant level, under an expanding partnership with Dementia UK. The move follows the success of a first Admiral Nurse, Kay Gibson, in developing a group-wide dementia care strategy.

    The new Colten Care Admiral Nurse team. From left: Adam Smith, Kay Gibson and Tracy Logan. Kay’s ongoing input will be strengthened by new appointees Adam Smith and Tracy Logan with the trio working together to support residents, families and communities at

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  • Now is the time to prepare your mind and body for winter!

    Now is the time to prepare your mind and body for winter!

    Advice on how to boost your immunity from Sue Leach of The Natural Health Hub in Lymington.

    Autumn is the season when it’s most crucial to nurture yourself. Our belief at The Hub is that ‘catching’ a cold is not about some nasty beasty germs invading our bodies – it’s actually that we’ve allowed those germs to sneak past our natural defences. We also believe that preventing them sneaking in like this is only possible if you nurture both your body and your mind.

    Boost immunity advice from the Natural Health Hub Lymington You can be taking oodles

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  • Colten Care Children in Need Extravaganza 2018

    Colten Care's 2018 Children in Need Extravaganza

    £8,500 was raised in 2017 by New Forest care homes in Lymington - a target to be beaten!

    Colten Care's "New Forest Cluster" of care homes have been busy sowing the seeds for a bumper Children in Need fundraising campaign this November.

    In 2017, three of the Colten Care homes in the New Forest grouped together for a variety of events to raise money for Children in Need. Belmore Lodge,  Court Lodge and Linden House Care Homes in Lymington organised a ball hosted by Alexis Green at the local sailing club Lymington Town Sailing Club,

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  • Lymington wins four blooming silver gilt awards!

    Lymington and Pennington had a blooming good summer!

    Four Silver Gilts in the 2018 South and South East in Bloom Awards

    Lymington & Pennington did 'blooming' well this summer by achieving the following coveted awards in the 'South and South East in Bloom' awards:

    South and South East in Bloom - Lymington Stanford Hill junction 2018 Pennington Common -  Silver Gilt  Award

    Woodside Gardens -  Silver Gilt  Award

    Lymington Town -  Silver Gilt Award

    St Thomas Churchyard -  Silver Gilt Award

    South and South East In Bloom 2018 outside Waitrose Lymington 'South & South East in Bloom' is part of the 'Britain in Bloom' campaign where boroughs, communities, residents and businesses can work together to improve their environment.

    The campaign aims to

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  • Firework Displays in Lymington and New Forest 2018

    Firework Displays in Lymington and the New Forest

    Gunpowder, treason and plot! 2018 Bonfire night in Lymington and the New Forest.

    Updated 17 October 2018

    If you are looking for a spectacular fireworks and bonfire night celebration in the New Forest area, take a look at our guide. Remember to add any events not in the list to our Events Calendar.

    Planning fireworks at home? See below also the RoSPA Firework Safety Code and take care. Be mindful that fireworks can scare animals and seriously worry some people.

    Friday 26 October in Brockenhurst.

    Brockenhurst Football Club kick off our 2018 bonfire

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  • Vote for Lymington in the Great British Market Awards!

    Vote for Lymington in the Great British Market Awards!

    Let's put Lymington Charter Market on the national stage - vote by 30th November!

    The Great British Market Awards 2019 have been launched! 

    Great British Market Awards - vote for Lymington Charter Market This is a fantastic opportunity for us all to put Lymington Charter Market on the national stage. We are all proud of our local market and the impact it makes to the town, tourism and local community life. Your entries will help spread the word about this market locally and nationally.  

    Vote now for Lymington Charter Market

    Lymington Charter Market needs your vote. The closing date is 30th November 2018 at 11.59pm

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  • Golden opportunity with Colten Care at Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Golden opportunity at New Forest care home's Macmillan coffee morning

    Colten Care residents supported Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning with cupcake competition

    The kettles went on and the freshly baked cakes were served as Colten Care residents in the New Forest supported the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September 2018.

    Colten Care residents and team members enjoy the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Pictured are staff Nina Upwood, Justin Corder, Lilly Chiu and Mark Newell with residents Ian Milroy and John Griffin. They were joined by relatives, friends, staff and community contacts, all doing their bit for the annual fundraiser in aid of people affected by cancer. 

    All six Colten Care homes in the Forest, plus 14 others in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, took part, adding a Willy

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  • Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge - Inheritance Tax planning

    Life Matters: taking care of your assets and planning for the future

    Cash as gifts, inheritance tax, and the power of planning 

    Even though it still feels summery, Christmas is not far off.  

    And if you're considering cash gifts for the children or grandchildren this Christmas, you might find this subject of interest.  But whatever the time of year, it's always a good time to be reviewing and planning ahead where your largest assets are concerned. lester aldridge Life Matters 1

    "Life Matters" for Lymington with Paula from Lester Aldridge

    The next in our new "Life Matters" monthly series on those niggling legal matters, a nudge

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  • Dance and drama classes for 2-4 year olds in Lymington

    Dance and drama classes for 2-4 year olds in Lymington

    New Forest Academy of Dance 'tots' classes will enhance coordination and confidence!

    If you are looking for an exciting new activity for your pre-schooler then look no further! New Forest Academy of Dance offer classes in ballet and music and drama for 2-4 year olds in Lymington and Pennington.

    New Forest Academy of Dance The nursery ballet classes provide an exciting introduction to the world of ballet, working on key skills, co-ordination, balance and performance.

    baby ballerina pointe In this class students will explore dance through stories, music and use of props. Ballet can help your child to

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Beaulieu VW Santa Run delivers presents to hospital.

Lord Montagu waves off biggest ever VW Santa Run to Piam Brown unit. 

Lord Montagu waves off Ken Griffins VW T4 Best Dressed VanLord Montagu waved the tinsel-adorned starting flag as 116 VWs set off from Beaulieu to deliver Christmas presents to youngsters at the Piam Brown unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Numbers for the colourful convoy were at an all-time high, with 235 adults and 94 children riding in impressive classic and custom VWs laden with gifts, making the annual charity run the biggest and most successful yet.

Not only were presents gathered for the Piam Brown unit for children and teenagers with cancer and haematological disorders, but there were enough gifts for children spending December in other wards across the whole hospital.

Lord Montagu presents Best Dressed Family award to Sheryl Katie Scott and Adam HaywardIn beautiful winter sunshine, Lord Montagu presented Beaulieu’s gifts to event organiser Phil Ashby, before the assorted VW Campervans and Beetles hit the road to collect even more gifts en route. Phil led the procession in his classic T2 camper, while stewards and outriders on motorcycles accompanied the convoy.

Prizes were given to the most eye-catching participants who entered into the Christmas spirit, with jolly festive costumes for themselves and their VWs. Ken Griffin, from Winchester, was dressed as Father Christmas and won the Best Dressed Van award for his bright yellow 1995 VW T4 with Beano comic graphics. Ken had laden his van with strands of tinsel and secured cuddly toy animals to his roof-rack.

Tamara and Martin Andrews and dog Oscar receive Best Dressed Family and Dog award from Lord MontaguThe Best Dressed Family award went to Sheryl, Katie, Scott and Adam Hayward, from Holbury near Southampton, who arrived on their VW-powered custom trikes in North Pole-style attire, dressed as an elf, reindeer, Christmas gift and Father Christmas. Taking the Best Dressed Family and Dog title were Tamara and Martin Andrews, from Ferndown near Bournemouth, who along with their Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Oscar were dressed in elf costumes. Lord Montagu presented all of the winning families with a VW cushion, special Beaulieu biscuits and Beaulieu bear key ring.

2017 VW Santa RunSunday’s event (Nov 26) was the fourth Santa Run at Beaulieu which collected and delivered gifts for youngsters in hospital, as well as the doctors and nurses who work there.

Beaulieu continues to celebrate the festive season with a magical Victorian Christmas on December 9th and 10th, then 16th to January 1st. Palace House will come to life as the Montagu family, played by costumed actors, prepare for a Christmas pantomime in 1889 and visitors are invited to get on stage to be part of the seasonal tomfoolery. There will be carol singing and festive music, craft activities making Christmas cards and tree decorations and a Christmas tree in every main room of Palace House. For photo opportunities, see the sleigh and wicker reindeer and life-size gingerbread house and marvel at one of the largest decorated Christmas trees in the New Forest. Find out more about Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu here.

Beaulieu is open every day except Christmas day from 10am-5pm, while on the weekends of December 9th - 10th and 16th - 17th Palace House will be open until 6pm.

 

Find out more about what Beaulieu has to offer. 

Victorian Christmas at BeaulieuVictorian Christmas at Beaulieu

  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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