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What’s Going on in The New Forest this Autumn?

There’s plenty of things to do in New Forest this Autumn…

As one of the most authentic pubs in New Forest, The Bell Inn is delighted to compile a list of what’s going on in the New Forest. From exploring the forest to motoring events, we’re sure you won’t be bored or without things to do in New Forest this Autumn.

 Explore The Forest

The forest itself is one of the most stunning places to view mother nature’s own artistry. With an eclectic mix of ornamental, ancient and native trees the changing colours of the leaves put on a beautiful display and truly signal the welcoming of autumn. The combination of rich gold, red and brown hues will ignite your imagination, and you might even catch a glimpse of the local pigs who are let out for Pannage to eat the acorns for at least 60 days! Have your camera ready –  it’ll no doubt be a walk to remember.

 New Forest Centre Open Art Exhibition

Until 8th October, you can visit the New Forest Centre and be introduced to the best emerging and established creative talent of the New Forest.

 Beaulieu National Motor Museum and International Autojumble

On the 2nd and 3rd September, you can rummage through the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. Car enthusiasts can explore over 2000 stands full of motoring trinkets and wares. Popular with those who conduct restorations, the International Jumble is regarded as the ideal place to find rare and sought after parts.

 Southampton Boat Show

From the 15th to the 24th September, Southampton is going to be making waves – literally! The Southampton Boat Show is certain to be full of excitement and with a free mini cruise on offer, as well as shopping events and a show marina, boat and sea enthusiasts don’t want to miss this!

 Romsey Show

The 9th September celebrates the 175th anniversary of the setting-up of the Romsey Agricultural Society and this years’ President is Dr Phil Harding of Time Team fame. With a food zone, a dog and duck display as well as the grand parade, this show promotes agriculture, forestry, horticulture, rural crafts and livestock rearing.

 Mottisfont Kaffe Fassett art exhibition

From 14th September onwards world-renowned artist Kaffe Fassett’s work will be on display and showcasing the incredible works of a 50 year plus spanning career. It’s not to be missed, as Fassett was the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

 New Forest Walking Festival

Knowledgeable local experts will lead 80 guided walks all around the New Forest during this festival so you can discover more about the long history, rich heritage, and outstanding wildlife of the Forest. Suitable for casual walkers and ramblers alike, you can visit between 14th and 29th October.

 St Barbe Museum

Until 23rd September you can take in the ‘Birds of the New Forest’ exhibition. Internationally-renowned Sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood and TV presenter and Naturalist, Chris Packham, showcase beautiful bronze sculptures of birds that either currently live, used to reside or may return in the future to the New Forest. The next upcoming exhibition will be A Printmaker’s Journey by Angie Lewin starting on the 30th September featuring prints and textile designs.

And once you’ve tired yourself out this Autumn with these wonderful activities, why not take a break with the best Afternoon tea Hampshire has to offer? You can call us on 023 8081 1339 or book your table here.