What's on  in Lymington and the New Forest area - Theatre, Cinema, Concert, Events and Exhibitions Email a local event (free)
 
February 2017 Please always check on the event’s website that the info. given here is up-to-date
Lymington Woodside Parkrun - Weekly 5km Timed Run web
Woodside Gardens, Lymington
Every Saturday at 9am, free event
It's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
 
Hands-On at Beaulieu web
Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN
11 to 26 February 2017
Get ‘hands-on’ at Beaulieu this February Half-Term with interactive activities for the whole family. Honk the horns! Try on goggles! Test out early motoring clothing and take a close-up look at artefacts, photos and documents. Try the 'bubble balancer' in the National Motor Museum - can you place the weights evenly around the tyre to make it balance? Create your own balloon-powered car and see how far and fast you can race it. Visit the monk in Beaulieu Abbey to pick up some medieval building tips and learn how to make an arch. Try on Victorian costumes and play traditional games in Palace House.
 
Christchurch Priory Concert Series 2017
Tickets for concerts at the Priory can be purchased from the Christchurch Tourist Information Centre, 49 High Street, Christchurch, Tel: 01202 471780, and are usually available to purchase from 6 weeks before the performance. Please double check information on the Priory website
18 February, 7.30pm .... Highcliffe Youth Choir in Concert
18 March, 7.30pm .... J S Bach - Mass in B Minor - Bournemouth Bach Choir and Orchestra
29 April, 7.30pm .... J S Bach St John Passion - The Grange Choral Society
Children's Activities at Furzey Gardens web
Furzey Gardens, School Lane, Minstead SO43 7GL
Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
Children visiting Furzey Gardens this half-term can get inspired by finding some of our special fairy doors in the Gardens and then make their own design & take their door home. This is simple and fun children's activity - drop into the Bug Barn any time from 11am on the day you have booked to decorate your own fairy door template. Last visit time is 3pm. Cost: £3.50 per child for advance bookings, plus normal garden entrance also applies. Payment on the day £3.75 subject to availability. Free drink and biscuit included in the price.
 
Talk - Bulldog and Primrose - Talk by Ray Mayes (PROGRAMME CHANGE! This talk replaces “The Iron Works of Sowley”)
Lymington & District Historical Society web
The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington SO41 9BQ
Friday 24 February 2017 at 7.15 pm
Honouring the memory of Lt. Cmdr. David Balme DSC. Visitors very welcome £4.
St Thomas’ Church Hall table top sales
Would you like a stall at the table top sales held in St Thomas’ Church Hall on Saturday mornings? Please contact Tim and Sue at stegnorris@gmail.com
Wedding Fayre
Location: St Marks Church Ramley Road, Pennington
Saturday 25 February from 11am till 3pm. Free entry
Are you planning a New Forest wedding? Looking for a lovely village church for your ceremony? Looking for a hall to hire for your reception? Come along and discover a beautiful church and a well-equipped hall, while meeting a wide range of wedding specialists. You’ll find brilliant wedding professionals who are experts in their field waiting to help you make your special day perfect. The wedding fayre will be split between the Church itself and the Church Centre, registration will be at the Church and then it’s just a short walk to the Church Centre to see the rest of the exhibitors.
 
March 2017
Peter Pan
East Boldre Village Hall
2nd, 3rd & 4th March 2017 | £7 (children £3.50)
Pilley Players have a production of Peter Pan coming up on 2nd, 3rd & 4th March - Sarah Wallbridge, production assistant. Tickets from Pilley Post Office Stores and East Boldre Post Office and Stores.
 
Lymington Boat Jumble
Sea scout hall, Kings Salterns Road, Lymington
Saturday 4th March 2017 from 9.30 -12.00
Lymington Boat Jumble is organised by 9th Lymington Sea Scout raising vital funds for the group. It is now in its 5th year. Items are sold on a commission basis. If you wish to sell any nautical items please contact infoboatjumble@gmail.com for further information or call Melanie Jones on 01590 674014. Full details at Boat Jumble terms and conditions | 9th Lymington Sea Scouts.
Lymington Film Society web
Fuller McLellan Hall, New St, Lymington
Sunday 12th March 2017, 7.30pm
Difret Ethiopian 2014, 1hr 39mins
A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14 year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage. From director Mehari and executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt, this Ethiopian docudrama recreates the true story of a game-changing legal case involving a 14-year-old who shot and killed her kidnapper (IMDB; Guardian)
 
Colour Cert 12 Subtitled
Non-members welcome, £6.50 at the door.
Christchurch Priory Concert Series 2017
Tickets for concerts at the Priory can be purchased from the Christchurch Tourist Information Centre, 49 High Street, Christchurch, Tel: 01202 471780, and are usually available to purchase from 6 weeks before the performance. Please double check information on the Priory website
18 March, 7.30pm .... J S Bach - Mass in B Minor - Bournemouth Bach Choir and Orchestra
29 April, 7.30pm .... J S Bach St John Passion - The Grange Choral Society
Vintage Tea Dance web
Venue: Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU
Saturday 18 March, 4 to 6pm | £12
Dance taster sessions will also be provided by PDSW’s resident 1940s expert Ruby Adams, and with tea and cake on the menu, it promises to be rather tasty too! Helga Brandt, Head of Marketing and Development, commented: ‘We are thrilled to be launching this new event for 2017. With Bournemouth’s love of vintage this is a fantastic opportunity to get dressed up and experience dance at its best – and at the same time help us to maintain our Children and Young people’s work.’
 
St Mark's Church - Spring Fayre
WI Hall, Ramley Road, Pennington
Saturday 25th March from 10 till 12
Stalls include Bric-a-brac, Books/Toys, Cakes/Edibles, Plants, Tombola and Lucky Dip. Easter Egg Hunt £1. Enquiries 01590 67794
 
April 2017
Bournemouth Bay Run web
2 April 2017
With a choice of either 5k, 10k or half-marathon distances, the Bay Run follows a beautiful route from Bournemouth Pier, along Bournemouth Seafront and out around the surrounding area. Taking part in the Bournemouth Bay Run is an opportunity to raise life-saving funds for the British Heart Foundation and they would like all participants to raise what they can in sponsorship.
New Milton Crafts 2017 Spring Fair web
New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road. New Milton. BH25 6DE
Saturday 8 April to 10am until 3.30pm
Regularly attracting between 600 and 900 visitors, the New Milton Crafts Series of events are now in their seventh year and they provide an ideal platform for local crafters and other producers to showcase their offerings in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. For visitors, there is a diverse range of crafts and gifts on offer and the opportunity to purchase unique handmade items. The Fair Bistro is open throughout the event offering teas and coffees and a feast of homemade sandwiches and cakes.
Lymington Film Society web
Fuller McLellan Hall, New St, Lymington
Sunday 9th April 2017, 8pm
Taxi Tehran Farsi 2015, 1hr 22mins
In director Jafar Panahi’s new film, a shared cab provides a space where passengers spill their secrets. Thumbing his nose at the regime that has banned him, the courageous Iranian director makes his latest film in a taxi rigged with three hidden cameras. It is a natural setting for drama –
there are arguments and confessions, and new passengers at regular intervals to help stir the pot.The result is a grand panorama of city life, given shape by cruel oppression.(Guardian).
 
Colour Cert 12 Subtitled
Non-members welcome, £6.50 at the door.
Cycling: Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive web
Location: Somerley House, Ringwood BH24 3PL
Saturday 8th April 2017 & Sunday 9th April, Start Time 7.40am - 10:00am
What has become one of our most popular events is such a welcome start-of-season test for a cyclist that it runs on both a Saturday and Sunday – and yet it still sells out before the day. Take this as a sign that you’ll get your cycling fill from this sportive, which takes in much of the stunning New Forest on the route. Starting just outside the National Park, near Ringwood, you’ll begin the ride in the south-west corner of the Forest and head east first of all, completing an anti-clockwise loop of the woodland area on the day on unspoilt and quiet back lanes with picturesque views. As you ride and take in the views in the rolling scenery, there will be a number of hills to challenge your legs – plus a test to come near the end – with short and sharp climbs popping up every now and again to keep you on your toes. Beautiful New Forest villages of Sway, Beaulieu and Lepe are passed through before you head north and back into the centre of the district.

Classic Cars on The Prom - Bournemouth web
Behind the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on West Overcliff Promenade.
Sunday's starting in April
An ever-changing weekly line-up of vehicles dating from 1915 up to the early 1980s. Free admission for eligible vehicles and free public viewing (vehicles can arrive and depart at any time). No pre-booking - Club groups are asked to contact the organisers in advance via our contact page details. Our displays are open to all cars and motor bikes (in the classic spirit) registered before August 1983.

St Mark's Church - Fully Illustrated Talk on St Mark's Wall Paintings
WI Hall, Ramley Road, Pennington
Saturday 22nd April at 2.30 pm
Patronal Festival Weekend. A conservation project by Peter Martindale, ARC FIIC, Conservator. Entry £6 from church/at door, to include light refreshments, plus raffle. In aid of St Mark's buildings renovation and conservation. Enquiries 01590 677940
Beaulieu BoatJumble web
23 April 2017
Beaulieu Boatjumble has hundreds stands of boating bits, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft from classics to nearly new. With thousands of new and used boating bargains, it makes for an unmissable event for all boating enthusiasts. You can be sure of picking up some real treasures with old and new wares available, including boat parts, nauticalia, clothing, gadgets, rope and general jumble. Your ticket also includes entry to the Beaulieu attraction, including Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and the world-famous National Motor Museum.
New Forest Vegan Fair  web
Date: TBA
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NY
Browse 40 stalls crammed full with vegan friendly goodies, enjoy our pop-up cafe and pick up lots of inspiration and information on living a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Downton Cuckoo Fair web
Downton village situated six miles south of Salisbury map
Saturday 29 April, 2017
We have over 250 craft and other interesting stalls on the greens and in marquees. There is lots of fun for the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, inflatable’s and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a farmers produce market in the junior school grounds. We have a wide range of entertainment during the fair including maypole, Morris & traditional dancers; street entertainers; Downton Brass Band; and live music and jazz at The Bull and White Horse.
 
Christchurch Priory Concert Series 2017
Tickets for concerts at the Priory can be purchased from the Christchurch Tourist Information Centre, 49 High Street, Christchurch, Tel: 01202 471780, and are usually available to purchase from 6 weeks before the performance. Please double check information on the Priory website
29 April, 7.30pm .... J S Bach St John Passion - The Grange Choral Society
Isle of Wight Walking Festival - IsleWalk2017 web
29th April - 14th May
With more than half of the Island recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths, it's no wonder the Isle of Wight is home to the UK's largest walking festival. There are over 300 walks, many of which are themed including heritage trails, fossil hunting and even a speed dating walk.
 
 
May 2017
Hampshire Country Fair web
Netley Marsh, Hampshire, SO40 7GY
30 Apr & 1 May 2017
This is a 2-day event and includes, Arena Entertainment, Falconry Village, Dog Zone, Equestrian, Target Field Sports, Chainsaw Carving, Craft Village, Regional produce, Angling, Childrens Entertaiment and other attractions.
Broadlands Country Show web
Broadlands House, Broadlands Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 9ZD
30 Apr & 1 May 2017
The action packed show will also offer hundreds of exhibition stands, picnic areas, a jam-packed Main Arena schedule, children’s entertainment, food festival, craft and antiques fairs and live folk music to name but a few, also including some never seen before feature areas!
 
Christchurch Food and Wine Festival  web
6 & 7 May 2017
Now seen as one of the best Food Festivals in the UK, it has attracted a number of celebrity chefs over the years including Anton Edelman, James Martin, Gary Rhodes, Jean-Christophe Novelli, Paul Rankin, Brian Turner and Nick Nairn, to name just a few.
 
Sprint AutoJumble web
13 & 14 May, 10am - 4.30pm
Famous the world over, Beaulieu Autojumbles are a must visit for the motoring enthusiast, and with entry to all that the attraction offers, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, there's a great time to be had by all!
 
RNLI Lifeboat 10k Run and Children's fun runs  web
Woodside Park, Ridgeway Lane, Lymington SO41 8FP
Sunday, 14 May, 2017, start at 10am
Now in its 16th year the 10K race takes place in the beautiful coastal location of Lymington on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.
Lymington Film Society web
Fuller McLellan Hall, New St, Lymington
Sunday 14th May 2017, 8pm
Phoenix German 2014, 1hr 38mins
A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust. Tense, complex, and drenched in atmosphere, Phoenix is a well-acted, smartly crafted war drama that finds writer-director Christian Petzold working at peak power. (IMDB; Rotten Tomatoes)
 
Colour Cert 12 Subtitled
Non-members welcome, £6.50 at the door.

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2017 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 31st May
The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

 
 
June 2017
New Milton Summer Carnival and Town Parade web
New Milton Town Centre & Recreation Ground
Saturday 3 June to 11am until 5pm. Admission Free
After a gap of more than a decade, New Milton will see the return of a Summer Carnival to the Town Calendar. This event will be held on Saturday 3rd June and will be the opening event in the Lions Club of New Milton's Centennial Festival which is being held through the Summer from 3rd June until Saturday 15th July. It is anticipated that this will be one of the largest events held in New Milton for a great many years and is likely to draw visitors from across the New Forest and beyond as well as being particularly popular with New Milton Residents. As well as a Carnival Parade through the centre of New Milton at 11:00 am, there will be a unique range of fun and games, live entertainment and arena displays and stalls on the Recreation Ground where the Parade will arrive at sometime around 11:45 am. It will be the ideal family day out, suitable for all ages. A wide range of Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon and there will be a Barbeque, Bar and Tea and Coffee facilities.
Lymington Town Tours web
The 2017 schedule will be available from March 2017 with a full list of walks running between the beginning of May until the end of September. Guided walks around Lymington and the surrounding area taking place on Sunday mornings and Wednesday.
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival web
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Friday June 2nd, to Sunday 4th June 2017
Set in Yarmouth's picturesque harbour, there will be more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet.  On shore there will be a huge range of attractions including, street entertainment, live music, classic vehicles, craft fair and market and lots more.
 
Roydon Woods Woodfair web
Roydon Woods, Sandy Down, Setley nr Brockenhurst
Sunday 4th June 2017
The Wildlife Trust in partnership with the New Forest national park authority is hosting the 9th annual woodfair and local produce show at Roydon Woods. There are lots of activities for the entire family, lots of crafts and local produce to buy and even a beer tent!
 
New Milton Artisan Festival web
New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Rd. New Milton. BH25 6DE & Recreation Ground.
Saturday 17 June to 10am until 3.30pm. Admission Free
The event on Saturday 17th June will be part of a new event being held in New Milton - The New Milton Artisan Festival. This event is being staged by The Lions Club of New Milton in association with The New Milton Town Partnership as part of The Lions Club Centennial Festival 2017 which will be running in New Milton from 3rd June until 15th July. Combining the New Milton Crafts Summer Fair held in the Memorial Centre, there will be scores of other stalls and attraction on the adjacent Recreation Ground – to make this an ideal family day out for all ages.
Events at Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LEA web
Sunday 4 June - PetFest
Wednesday 7 June - Merry Wives of Windsor outdoor theatre
Sunday 11 June - Bournemouth and District Band Concert
Sunday 18 June - GOJO Concert and Origins Vintage Rally car display
Sunday 25 June - Classic Cars on the Prom car display
Wimborne Folk Festival 2016 map web
Minster town of Wimborne, Dorset
9, 10 & 11 June 2017
A weekend of the very best in traditional English and Celtic music and dance, in and around the town.
 
Hurst Dubfest 2017 map web
Hurst View Caravan Park
Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington SO14 8AL
9, 10 & 11 June 2017
Hurst Dubfest is a family friendly, vantastic, fun filled festival with a perfect laid back atmosphere. We have bands throughout the weekend, magicians, Kids Got Talent, a bar and much more! Set just back from the sea, with magnificent  views across the western Solent approaches to the Isle of Wight and the Needles rocks, Hurst View is the Solents best kept secret. An unrivalled area of natural and unspoilt beauty.
 
New Forest Arts Festival web
Various locations in the New Forest
10 to 25 June 2017
The Arts Festival is an opportunity to celebrate and promote the wealth of talent in the area and for everyone to get involved. It brings together a wide variety of art forms celebrating the New Forest’s heritage in unique venues including a castle, tree house, beach hut, garden, pub, museums and arts centre. The types of events range from music, painting, crafts, textiles, film, photography, theatre, talks, exhibitions and workshops, with lots of opportunities for people to take part.
Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival web
Various locations in Bournemouth
16 to 25 June 2017
For ten days Bournemouth will come alive to the smell of cooking, with foodie events to wet the appetite and inspire your inner chef. In addition to events and offer in restaurants and hotels across the town, we will be transforming Bournemouth Square into our Festival Hub with a Street Food Festival, Demonstration Kitchen, World Food Market, Live Entertainment, Farmers and Producers Market and lots lots more.
 
July 2017
Round the Island Race web
1 July 2017
The Round the Island race is the largest of its kind in the world with around 16,000 professional and amateur sailors from the UK, Europe and the USA aboard 1,700 yachts battling to be first around the Isle of Wight.
 
 
New Forest Folk Festival web
Powells Farm, Salisbury Road, Plaitford, Romsey SO51 6EE
5 to 9 July 2017
We are a family run festival and you will see us all around the site and our aim is to make your time with us an enjoyable one. The first year of the festival we were not sure how many people would come along, so we had our own stall selling food, much of it being homemade. It went down very well so we have continued with our own café producing mostly home cooked food. Nick’s daughter Jo will be managing the bar, whilst his wife Helen will be cooking. Keith and family will be on the merchandise stand, and Nick, he will be everywhere!
 
Lymington Arts Festival web
Date: TBA
Lymington Arts Festival will encompass a variety of arts activities including Art, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Embroidery, Floristry, Music, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture, Quilts & Textiles. All performance venues are free entry to watch.

 
 
Events at Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LEA web
Sunday 2 July - Christchurch Music Centre Concert
Sunday 16 July - Coda Ukulele Band Concert
Tuesday 18 July - Midsummer's Night Dream outdoor theatre performance
Sunday 23 July - Christchurch and Highcliffe Band Concert
Wednesday 26 July - Great Expectations outdoor theatre performance
Sunday 30 July - Southampton Concert Wind Band Concert
New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix 2017 web
New Milton Recreation Ground (Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th)
& Town Centre (on Sunday 9th)
8 & 9 July 2017, 11am until 5pm
New Milton Town Show, New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix & Classic and New Car Show
 

Fordingbridge Festival web
Fordingbridge Recreation Ground
Saturday 15 July 2017
Welcome to the Fordingbridge Summer Festival, an event organised by the Rotary Club of Fordingbridge bringing together many local organisations, business and voluntary groups to provide a day of family entertainment by the banks of the River Avon, just a short walk from the Town centre. X3 bus stop by the show ground.

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim web
Bournemouth Seafront
16 July 2017
The biggest charity swim in Europe heads back to Bournemouth. Join hundreds of other supporters as you brave this incredible 1.4 mile open water swim. Starting from Bournemouth Pier you will put your front stroke to the test in this challenging sea swim along the coastline to Boscombe Pier.

Fordingbridge Summer Festival web
Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge
15 July 2017
Whatever your age there were lots of fun things to see and do. For the parents there were over 50 quality classic cars on display, a craft village with demonstrations of by-gone skills, trade stands and a horticultural marquee where you could pick up a few tips.
Curious Arts Festival web
Pylewell Park, East End, Lymington SO41 5SJ
21to 23 July, 2017
It’s very English on the one hand – expect fabulous novelists, exceptional historians, poet laureates, dogs on leads, gin and tonics, and sitting on a deckchair with a view of the Solent although you are just as likely to find yourself on a secret midnight bat-walk, betting your life-savings on the snail-racing, reciting a sonnet on top of an elegantly restored old routemaster or listening to some of the UK’s most exciting musicians.
Brownsea Open Air Theatre web map
26 July to 11 August 2017
William Shakespeare's 'As you like it'
Brownsea Island is in Poole Harbour
One of the biggest theatrical projects in the south, the annual production is set on The National Trust's Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset. These beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful show, and a fantastic evening of traditional Shakespeare.
 
Cowes Week web
29 July to 5 August 2016
Cowes Week is the longest-running sailing regatta in the world having started in 1826. The event is held on the Solent, between southern England and the Isle of Wight. There is normally a Blue Funnel ferry running from Lymington to Cowes during Cowes week web
 
Pennington Village Fete & Donkey Derby web
Pennington Common, Pennington
Saturday 29 July 2017 & Sunday 30 July 2017
Donkey Derby and Dog Show weekend and Village Fayre (PRA). The Saturday will comprise of donkey derby, stalls, fair rides, traction engines, pantomime races etc; a similar format to last year. As the dog show was such a success this will take place on the Sunday along with children’s races and fancy dress – a family fun weekend.
 
August 2017
Summer Spectacular
Woodside Park, Lymington
Sunday 6 August 2017
Organised by the Rotary Club of Lymington
Among the attractions are normally, a parade of vintage cars and motorbikes, a car boot sale, bouncy castles and slides, a land train, coconut shy and a children's entertainer.
 
Poole Town & Country Fair
Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BJ
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August 2017, 10am to 5pm | Adults: £7.50
Now in its 9th year, this family Country Fair has something for everyone. All day entertainment will include Galloping Acrobatics Horse Display Team, birds of prey flying displays, The Purbeck Ferrets, terrier racing, children’s entertainer Mario Magic , the goat show including bottle feeding lambs and kids, children’s petting pens, historical re-enactment and much much more. Plus demonstrations of rural skills for you to enjoy. Arts, crafts food drink and gifts marquees as well as outside trade stands. Fully catered & with a licensed bar. And on Sunday at this event we are proud to host The Companion Dog Show, so bring along a canine friend and have a go (all proceeds from entries go to Marie Curie care). Local Parking Charges Apply but please use public transport where possible. Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome at this show, but not in marquees with food please.
Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Show web
Somerley Park, Ellingham, Ringwood
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Handicrafts are on display including the traditional spinning and lace making techniques. Music and children's entertainment and over 100 trade stands where you can browse and buy home-made produce, locally made toys and much more. Then there is the Livestock area where, in addition to the animals on show, the children can literally get their hands on some of the farm animals, making this is a family day not to be missed.
 
Events at Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe BH23 4LEA web
Sunday 6th August - Highcliffe's Got Talent outdoor theatre
Sunday 13th August - Alice Through the Looking Glass outdoor theatre
Sunday 13th August - Day of Dance outdoor performance
Sunday 20th August - Classic Cars on the Prom car display
Hampshire Open Studios web
19 to 28 August 2017
For two weeks hundreds of artists from all over Hampshire open their houses and studios to the public, displaying everything from paintings, sculptures, textile work, woodwork and photography.
Candlelight Nights - Bournemouth
Lower Gardens, Bournemouth BH1 2AQ
Wednesdays in August, 7.30pm to 10pm
From dusk, see the Lower Gardens transformed into a magical candlelight kingdom. Be sure to come and see how Bournemouth's oldest tradition still thrills in 2016.
Great Dorset Steam Fair web map
Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
24 to 28 August 2017
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. The special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!
 
Annual Bath Race web
Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE
27 August 2017
The contestants make a standard bath into a sea-worthy, racing craft to take part in the paddle driven heats on the water just behind the club pontoon. Adults and children alike in fancy dress or otherwise have a wonderful time competing for the much wanted Bath Trophy as well as a vast array of other prizes. People are attracted by the racing as well as the BBQ and other stalls.
Bournemouth Air Festival web
29 August to 3 September
The 2016 Air Festival will be our 8th year. The Air Festival has welcomed more than 7 million people to the UK’s leading resort since 2008.
 
 
September 2017
Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show web
Broadlands, Romsey SO51 98ZD
Saturday 9 September 2017, 8am to 6pm
A real agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842. Showcasing the best of British farming, it is a vital part of the County’s social calendar as cattle and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes. Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Southampton German Beer Festival 2017 web
Guildhall, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP
Saturday 16 September 2017, 5pm to 11pm
This festival is organised wholly by volunteers of the Southern Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and features more than 90 real ales, plus real ciders, real perries and UK & foreign bottled beers.

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2017 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 27th September
The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

 
 
October 2017
New Milton Crafts 2017 Autumn Fair web
New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road. New Milton. BH25 6DE
Saturday 14 October to 10am until 3.30pm
Regularly attracting between 600 and 900 visitors, the New Milton Crafts Series of events are now in their seventh year and they provide an ideal platform for local crafters and other producers to showcase their offerings in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. For visitors, there is a diverse range of crafts and gifts on offer and the opportunity to purchase unique handmade items. The Fair Bistro is open throughout the event offering teas and coffees and a feast of homemade sandwiches and cakes.

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2017 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 25 October
The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

 
 
November 2017
 
 
December 2017

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2017 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Thursday 7 December
The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

 
 
 
   
'What's on' links 
Mayflower, Southampton   Guildhall, Southampton
Pavilion, Bournemouth   Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
The Lymington Centre   Lymington Folk & Blues Club
Music at Beaulieu   Highcliffe Castle Forthcoming Events
Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu   The Regent Centre, Christchurch
Gardens open for charity   Car Boot Sales around the New Forest
Country Shows in and around the New Forest   Library events at Lymington Library

Links to 'What's on' on other websites 
Bournemouth
Dorset (Visit)
Hampshire (Visit)
Isle of Wight (Visit)
New Forest Centre
New Forest (Explore The)
New Forest National Park
New Forest - Official visitor site
New Milton
Southampton (Discover)

Links to 'What's On' activities outdoors 

Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Lymington Tuesday cyclists
New Forest car park map PDF
National Park Events New Forest
New Forest guided walks
RSPB Events New Forest
Town Tours Lymington
Walking & Cycle Routes National Park PDF's

Links to 'What's On' in local areas 
Lymington

Car Parks
Community Centre Cannon St
Kids drama/dance/workshops Church Hall
Lymington Film Society
Lymington Library What's On North Close
Lym. Folk Club Thomas Tripp (1st Wed of month)
Malt Hall Theatre Cannon St
Markets and Car Boot Sales

Pennington
PenningtonVillage.uk

Milford on Sea
Community Centre What's On
Milford on Sea calendar What's On

Brockenhurst
New Park Shows & Events
New Forest Polo Club New Park
Village Hall Cinema & What's On

Lyndhurst
The New Forest Centre

East Boldre
Community Website

Minstead
Minstead Village Community Website

New Milton
Forest Arts Old Milton Road
New Milton Community Centre Osborne Road

Beaulieu
Beaulieu National Motor Museum Trust
Out of Town Centre Events
Music at Beaulieu Beaulieu Abbey Church
New Forest Activities High Street, Beaulieu

Burley
Burley Events

Exbury
Exbury Gardens Events

Lepe
Lepe Country Park Events

Highcliffe
Highcliffe Castle Events

Christchurch
Priory Church
Red House Museum What's On
Regents Centre 51 High Street

Bransgore
Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre

Bournemouth (car parks)
BIC & Pavilion Theatre Exeter & Westover Rds
O2 Academy Boscombe
Odeon Cinema 10 screens

Southampton (car parks)
Hanger Farm Arts Centre Totton
Harbour Lights Cinema Ocean Village
Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road
Museums Libraries & Museums
Nuffield Theatre University Road
Odeon Cinema West Quay Road
Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre
The Brook Portswood Road
Turner Sims Concert Hall Southampton Uni

Romsey
Broadlands events
Romsey Abbey concerts

Ringwood
Moors Valley Country Park events

Wimborne
Wimborne Market largest undercover in the south

Other
Guide to South-Central Region

London
Barbican
Earls Court and Olympia

Royal Albert Hall
Southbank Centre
The O2
London Theatres

Groups organising local activities
Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club

Miscellaneous
Be in a BBC audience

Local websites
Beaulieu council website
Brockenhurst brockenhurst-newforest.org.uk
Brockenhurst council website
Burley burleynewforest.co.uk
Christchurch visit-dorset.com
Christchurch christchurchdorset.com
East Boldre eastboldre.org
Fawley fawleyonline.org.uk
Highcliffe highcliffedorset.co.uk
Hythe hythe-newforest.org
Hythe & Dibden council website
Lyndhurst council website
Lymington & Pennington council website
Milford on Sea milfordonsea.org
Milford on Sea visitmilfordonsea.co.uk
Milford on Sea council website
New forest thenewforest.co.uk
New forest newforestexplorersguide.co.uk
New forest new-forest-national-park.com
New forest newforestnpa.gov.uk
New forest newforestgateway.org
New forest council website
New Milton newmilton.org.uk
New Milton New Milton Town Partnership
New Milton newmilton.net
New Milton council website
Ringwood ringwoodtown.co.uk
Ringwood council website
Sway swayvillage.co.uk
Sway council website