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Top Attractions For Kids In The New Forest

Wondering if the stunning surroundings of the New Forest will appeal to your kids? Well, the staff here at The Bell Inn want to help you discover the many amazing family-friendly attractions that will make some marvellous memories for you and your kids!

Set in beautiful surroundings, The Bell Inn is one of the most perfectly located family-friendly hotels in the New Forest in Hampshire has to offer. So, bring along the kids and make the most of your days out. Explore the area and the many attractions within it, then relax in our wonderful hotel soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

Here are but a few of the wonderful days out the New Forest offers…

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

Bolderwood is an incredible grazing site of deer in their hundreds. The key to viewing these royal beasts is to follow the keepers at the daily feeding times between April and September. Well fed and happy, these deer will be more than happy to remain in the main meadows and are accustomed to the presence of observers.

Some of the deer are white, which is uncommon for the fallow species, but it makes them nice and easy to spot for the kids! There is a wooden viewing platform just a short stroll from the main Bolderwood car park, so easy to reach even with little legs or pushchairs in tow.

Paultons Family Theme Park

Poultons Family Theme Park is home to the award-winning Peppa Pig World that the kids will absolutely adore!

There are over 70 wondrous rides and incredible attractions that the whole family can enjoy. Set within 140 acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park, this is a grand day out for any family visiting the area.

New Forest Wildlife Park

Journey deep, down into the woods and discover a wonderful, wildlife surprise in The New Forest Wildlife Park.

You will be greeted by indigenous species in their natural surroundings as you wander down the woodland trail, catching your breath as you spot animals in their natural habitat. Set in 25 acres of the New Forest there is a vast range of animals to visit, from loveable Asian short-clawed otters, mighty European Bison to the magnificent Red Deer to name a few.

Burley Villa Riding School

Burley Villa School of Riding offers lessons for all ages! There are tailored lessons for children over 4 years old and for those over 7 years old. Enjoy riding through the stunning trails of the New Forest National Park. All are welcome!

Lessons start with a 30 minute Beginner Group or Private sessions in a traditional English saddle. Alternatively, join the ‘Cowboy Adventure for Kids’ for a taste of Western riding which includes grooming and tacking your pony, and hour of western lessons, followed by learning to lasso! The day will finish up with a Burger ‘n’ Beans BBQ.


Beaulieu is an award-winning day out that you and your little one wouldn’t want to miss. A ticket will grant you access to countless attractions for the whole family to enjoy!

The gorgeous grounds and Abbey gardens are delightful to picnic and enjoy the sun in. The old National Motor Museum holds a huge array of classic cars and incredible motors, the kids will love the fun trails and Dipstick Driving and Dad may even have to take a sneaky peak behind the scenes to the world of Top Gear!

Nestled within the stunning park, The Bell Inn is one of the most perfectly located and family friendly hotels the New Forest in Hampshire has to offer. We hope that you bring your loved ones and little ones along to the Bell Inn and make some marvellous memories at all the incredible local attractions.

View our available rooms and book your New Forest family stay today.