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Things to do in The Local Area
Ringwood Town Centre and Market (Wednesdays)
Ringwood has been the historic market town of the New Forest and Avon Valley for centuries and dates back to 1226. The town get its name from the Saxon Rimue Wode, edge of the wood, or from the Doomsday version Rinvede, meaning a ford (vede) over a river (rine).
Walking - Cycling - Wildlife
The New Forest National Park consists of 94,000 acres and has 45 miles of stunning coastline. New Forest ponies, cattle, pigs and donkeys roam freely about the forest. The Park has over 100 miles of wide, gravelled off road cycling paths and hundreds of miles of walking tracks.
The Avon Valley Path and Castleman Trailway both pass close by.
Within 5 minutes from our door you can be in Moors Valley Country Park and Forest with its Play Trail, Tree Top Trail, Go Ape and Junior Go Ape and Forest Segway. You can hire bikes or experience the feeling of steam travel on an authentic narrow-gauge Steam Railway.
Paultons Park Peppa Pig World is just 25 minutes by car.
Snowtrax Skiing and Snowboarding Acitivity Centre and the New Forest Water Park for a wide variety of water sports including Wakeboarding, Inflatable Aquarides, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding are both within 10 minutes.
Christchurch Harbour for boat hire and the Splashpark or try crabbing at Mudeford Quay both about 15 minutes.
Ringwood is situated in the Avon Valley and is renowned for its excellent River Avon fishing and surrounding lake fishing.
20 golf courses within 5 to 30 minutes’ drive. This is just a selection:
Moors Valley Golf Course - our nearest at just 5 minutes drive. Book your accommodation with us and receive £5 discount per person off standard green fees at Moors Valley Golf Course
Ferndown Forest www.ferndownforestgolfcourse.co.uk
Crane Valley www.crane-valley.co.uk
Remedy Oak www.remedyoak.com
National Trust Sites Nearby
Wildlife Trusts & Nature Reserves
Other Great Days Out
Beaulieu Village, Abbey, House and Gardens, National Motor Museum and Bucklers Hard
Breamore House & Museum
Lepe Country Park
New Forest Water Gardens
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre
Longdown Activity Farm
New Forest Wildlife Park
Ringwood Brewery Tour
New Forest Show – Tues 25th July to Thurs 27th July 2017
Ellingham and Ringwood Show - Saturday 12th August 2017
The Great Dorset Steam Fair - Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August 2017
Bournemouth Air Festival - Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September 2017
Southampton Boat Show – Friday 15th September to Sunday 24th September 2017
Pubs, Restaurants & Takeaways– A few of our favourites all within 5 miles
The Three Legged Cross www.vintageinn.co.uk/thethreeleggedcrossverwood
The Fish Inn www.fishinnringwood.co.uk
The Alice Lisle www.alice-lisle-ringwood.co.uk
High Corner Inn www.highcornerinn.co.uk
Red Shoot Inn www.redshoot.co.uk
Framptons – café bar & restaurant www.framptonsbar.co.uk
Boston Tea Party – café restaurant www.bostonteaparty.co.uk
V&G’s Ristorante Italiano Ringwood 01425 477702
New City Chinese Takeaway (£1.40 delivery charge) www.newcitytakeaway.co.uk
Chef da China Restaurant & Takeaway (Collection only) www.chefdachina.co.uk
Cinnamon Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Free Delivery) www.cinnamonferndown.co.uk