New Forest - must do things? And Peppa Pig!

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monkeysmama Sat 14-Apr-12 20:36:48

We are going to the New Forest next week (staying at Chewton Glen) Looks like it might be a mix of sunny and rainy weather. I'd really appreciate any recommendations of things to do / places to go / good places to eat.

Dd is 3.5. I am pg so family bike riding is out but dd is very keen to try out the pony trekking we have read about. And of course Peppa Pig World. Anyone been? Is it worth it?

TIA.

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Hammy01 Sat 14-Apr-12 20:56:12

Paultons park (pepper pig land) is fab, dc loved it!
Also massive chocolate eclairs from brockenhurst bakery in high st, deer sanctuary area off a long road thru forest called something drive...sorry memory pants today, monkey world which is a 30min or so drive from ringwood which is also great.
Love new forest holidays smile

monkeysmama Sat 14-Apr-12 21:42:35

I've never been before. Thanks for suggestions.

Others appreciated too.

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VivaLeBeaver Sun 15-Apr-12 17:51:02

Never been to Peppa Pig world but we love the Otter and Owl sanctuary place.

There is a nice country park/forest place near Ringwood with walking trails, a play park and a really nice (pg woman and small child friendly) walk through the tree tops on a wide platform walkway. Can't rememebr the name of it.

The pub at Bank is nice.....Royal Oak I think - only pub there.

Bakery in Brockenhurst is fab.

LIZS Sun 15-Apr-12 18:04:00

Old Station tea room - some nice flat walks along old railway line and towards Wootton Bridge (shallow paddling stream and ponies galore).
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (take binoculars).
Bucklers Hard/Beaulieu (boat trips and flat walks). New Forest Wildlife Park.
Seaside at Christchurch /Hengistbruy Head. Ferry to Isle of Wight from Lymington.

Ohyoubadbadkitten Sun 15-Apr-12 18:05:53

Crabbing in lymington though not if you are worried your dd may hurl hersel off the edge as its a shear drop into the harbour.

heliumballoon Sun 15-Apr-12 18:33:24

Peppa Pig world is heaven on earth for a 3.5 year old. It is cheaper if you buy tickets on the website first. Take swimsuit and towels for LO as there is a great water play area.
Chewton Glen- lucky you!!

Grockle Sun 15-Apr-12 18:45:53

Deer Sanctuary at Bolderwood - the deer are there now. There are 3 waymarked walks from there too, varying in length up to about 3 miles - you'll see ponies and pretty streams etc.

Viva is talking about Moors Valley - it's fab for children.

The Reptile centre is free but it's probably a bit too cold to see much.

I hate Peppa Pig world but DC love it.

monkeysmama Mon 16-Apr-12 08:08:17

Lovely suggestions. Thanks a lot - min appreciated. Now let's just hope it doesn't rain too much!

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