• 1 Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show
  • 2 Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival
  • 3 The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden
  • 4 Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review
  • 5 This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards
  • 6 The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch
  • 7 A taste of Thailand in the New Forest
  • 8 Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!
  • Local businesses at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Local businesses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Hot, hotter and huge crowds, for this year’s extreme weather show!

    new forest show 2018  ATKINSON 800 This year’s top spectator attractions were gigantic: in the main rings the amazing Ben Atkinson with his team of horses and brave stunt ridersand the Mounted Hunter games both enthralled and delighted the crowds.

    Fabulous Shire horses on show at the 2018 New Forest Show

    Meanwhile close to the Forestry Commission corner the Shire horses resplendently turned out enjoyed their own in hand classes, a spectacle in their own right allowing the public to get up really close to these magnificent creatures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lots of interest

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  • Lymington.com at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Meet the Lymington.com team this weekend at the Lymington Seafood Festival

    Fingers crossed the weather stays mainly dry for this weekend's second annual Lymington Seafood Festival, with its fabulous line up of food, cookery demonstrations and talks, and live music all weekend.

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    Lots of local businesses for you to meet

    Along with the food and drink stalls lining the perimeter of the Festival within Bath Road and Lymington River (what a fabulous setting!), many local businesses will be there to meet you.  They have all contributed to making the Festival possible so please do stop and have a chat with

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  • The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    The Bosun's Chair: a relaxing lunch in the wonderful garden

    Excellent pub food served with a warm welcome in Lymington's calming oasis

    On a gloriously sunny day we escaped the hustle and bustle of Lymington's High Street for lunch in the calming garden at the Bosun's Chair. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a spacious and serene oasis, fragrant with lavendar and peaceful save for the distant hum of bumble bees.

    Bosuns Chair garden Lymington Lymington is well known for pubs - it once had as many as forty in its heyday as a bustling port - but few centrally located eateries can match

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  • Curious Arts Festival 2018 Lymington.com Review

    Curious Arts Festival 2018 - Lymington.com Review 

    Nationally acclaimed New Forest festival now firmly on the annual festival calendar

    Five years since its creation by London based curators Patrick Keogh and Clare Conville the Curious Arts Festival is now firmly on the map of British Festivals. The Curious Arts Festival 2018 Thanks to the hospitality of Lord and Lady Teynham who own the Pylewell Estate this magical rural waterside setting with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight now takes on an “other world” dimension for three amazing days every July. If you keep thinking about it but haven't experienced it yet, just to

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  • This August, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards

    Lymington 2020 Vision - Month 4: Reap the Rewards

    This August as a part of their 2020 Vision, Transition Lymington challenge us to reap the rewards - grow your own, make your own, pick your own... take a look at the inspiring ideas below.

    2020 Vision was launched by Transition Lymington in May 2018, with the objective of reminding ourselves why we love Lymington and what we can do to help enjoy it and protect it, making a sustainable community for the future. In May the challenge was to observe and interact with our

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  • The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    The Haven Restaurant Lymington - a fabulous lunch

    Top Lymington river and sea view accompanied by delicious dining and first rate service.

    The Haven Bar and Restaurant exterior view 600x400 A first class lunch served in style to our table in a divine setting looking out over the Lymington River and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, what more could one ask for on a beautiful summer’s day?

    We had the choice of the ‘Terrace Menu’, sitting out in the sunshine (or in the shade) on the stylish terrace, a sandwich menu or a more substantial set of options in the restaurant itself – in our case at

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  • A taste of Thailand in the New Forest

    A taste of Thailand in the New Forest

    Enjoy Thai tapas on the lawn this summer at Careys Manor 

    Careys Manor thai tapas Lemongrass, coriander, coconut and lime: the fresh, vibrant flavours and colours of Thai food are just perfect for summer.

    Thai chefs at the luxury Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest create wonderfully imaginative menus at the hotel’s Zen Garden restaurant – and they are inviting everyone to discover the exotic flavours of Thailand this summer.

    A selection of Thai tapas will be served to both local residents and hotel guests on the lawns in front of the hotel from now until

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  • Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Crowds lined Lymington's streets to cheer the Carnival floats in glorious sunshine

    Carnival fever hit Lymington on Sunday 15 July 2018! The theme for this year's procession was TV Shows and the effort made by all participants was thoroughly appreciated by the cheering crowds. Despite being another very hot day, the procession was full of smiles and laughter (and a few weary brows by the time they had completed their lap of the town!

    Here are a few photos of the day, kindly shared with us by William Bonnett, Steve Elson and Bill

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February Half Term in and around Lymington.

A guide to what’s on in Lymington and the New Forest during half term.

Pony in the New Forest with frosty groundHere is a your guide of things to do with the children in and around Lymington and the New Forest. 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 and Activity Camps.

To see what's on day by day, take a look at our Events Calendar which details events in and around the New Forest and Lymington area. Remember, if you're organising a local event then add your event in the Lymington.com calendar for free! (see How to add your event).

 

Tiger Zip Up Hoodie at Jo Jo Maman Bebe in LymingtonThings to do in and around Lymington

Child in childs pose at the Natural Health Hub in LymingtonDiscover Nature!

  • New for 7-10 year olds at the Countryside Education Trust: Eagle Owls! Thursday 15th February. Get involved in a real conservation project, in conjunction with Natural England, painting decoy terns to help to attract Common Terns back to Gull Island.
  • Try Winter Paddling with New Forest Activities. Explore the stunning Beaulieu River nature reserve by boat.
  • Explore Lepe Country Park with a half term trail, available 10am-3pm all week, plus Bird Box Bonanza on Tuesday 13th and Bush Craft on Thursday 15th.
  • The New Forest National Park authority will be at Lymington Library with their Mission Explore on Thursday 15th February

StBarbe Museum and Art Gallery craft on valentine's dayGet creative!

  • Get building at Construction Club at Lymington Library on Saturday 10th and 17th February.
  • Make a card and gift for someone you love at All Loved Up at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday 14th February.
  • Family craft sessions at the Red House Museum in Christchurch on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 15th February.
  • Learn about the New Forest and get hands on with crafts a Family Discovery Day at the New Forest Centre: Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th Febuary.
  • Create your own fairy tale story to perform, write and sing at the Forest Arts Creative Camp on Thursday 15th February. Then decorate a plant pot and grow a magic bean – you’re ready for your own adventure!
  • Aged 7-11? Interested in drama? Love to Perform? Get involved in a one day, high impact theatre devising challenge with Forest Forge Theatre Company on Thursday 15th February.

Get active!

  • Ballard School ballard sporting excellence clinics february 2018is hosting sporting excellence clinics in Rugby, Hockey, Netball and Football for 10-14 year olds with a passion for sport on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February. Book by 9th Feb for early bird rate!
  • Join Park Run at Woodside Gardens, every Saturday at 9am! Get fit as a family!
  • Make use of our local facilities, including tennis courts, table tennis tables and outdoor gym at Woodside, plus the chess/draughts table at Bath Road Park.
  • Lymington Tennis Club are once again running half term tennis camps, mornings and full days, Monday-Friday.

 

Do you know of any other interesting events or activities happening in and around Lymington this half term? Contact us so that we can add to our list!

If you'd like to find an event for a specific day take a look at our events calendar.

Hope you have a great half term!

Updated 7 Feb 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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