New Forest Activities

New Forest

Type:Sports Ground

Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA

Tel: +44 01590 612377

New Forest Activities


New Forest Activities offer a variety of safe and enjoyable activities for families, couples, individuals and groups of all ages and abilities led by expert outdoor instructors. For tours with a difference, take to the water with Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve. These guided tours are perfect for exploring this area of the New Forest and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

For the more adventurous you can take to the trees on their high and low Ropes Course, great for the whole family to enjoy. The ever-popular BattleZone offers excitement and enjoyment using safe infra-red gaming guns. No projectiles, no lasers, no pain! There’s also the chance to learn a new skill whilst enjoying the New Forest surroundings with Bushcraft or Archery.

If you’re an explorer then hire a bike from them and hit the road, with a whole range of maps and guides to get you on your way! 

Keep an eye out for special seasonal activities such as Paddles to the Pub, Spooky Halloween Tours and Winter and Christmas Paddles!
Looking for a gift for a loved one? Let them unwrap adventure with a New Forest Activities gift voucher! Their vouchers make the perfect Birthday or Christmas present and gives them the opportunity to try something different.

For further details on any of their upcoming activities, or to download your FREE Guide to The New Forest, visit their website. They’re open all year round!

Specialising in: Family Experiences, Birthday Parties, School Holiday Programmes, Team Building and Activity Breaks.  

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Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Friday, 23rd December 2022

Christmas Canoe Paddle at New Forest ActivitiesChristmas Canoe Paddle at New Forest ActivitiesJoin New Forest Activities for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River to find Santa this Christmas. Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the river's beautiful nature reserve, with the river offering up some of its more stunning sights on a fresh Winter's day.
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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - in village
  • Parking (free) - for activities

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Booking essential
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size - 6 for special events
  • Open by appointment only
  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Map & Directions


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Shorter opening times may apply during winter months.

What's Nearby

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  3. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

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  2. Lepe Country Park

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  3. New Forest Beach Bus

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  4. Lymington Sea Water Baths

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  5. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

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  8. Southampton Medieval Merchants House

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  9. Blue Funnel Cruises

    Cruises in Southampton Water and The Solent. The Ocean Scene can carry up to 340…

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Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Friday, 23rd December 2022

Christmas Canoe Paddle at New Forest ActivitiesChristmas Canoe Paddle at New Forest ActivitiesJoin New Forest Activities for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River to find Santa this Christmas. Enjoy a 90 minute guided tour of the river's beautiful nature reserve, with the river offering up some of its more stunning sights on a fresh Winter's day.
more info

BattleZone (Open Sessions) at New Forest Activities, New ForestMake your family’s day (or potentially year!) that little bit more amazing with a 2-hour BattleZone outdoor laser tag experience. Where you’ll team up with other comrades (or families as they are more commonly known) for some tactical, adrenaline-fueled fun.  In 2 teams, you’ll enter the woodland…

Family Kayaking with New Forest Activities, New ForestDesigned as a first time kayaking experience or for those with little water confidence. On this fun and relaxed session you’ll learn the basics, try out the kit, embark on a tour of the Beaulieu River with your trusty guide and maybe play a game or two along the way. A range of boat options will…

Big Shot Archery with New Forest Activities, New ForestIf you’re looking for Archery in Hampshire and want to maximise your time on the line shooting arrows, then this Archery experience designed for those aged 12 and over is for you! Even if you’ve never done it before, you’ll soon have a bow and arrow in your hand and be confidently shooting away…

Family Archery with New Forest Activities, New ForestLearn to shoot a bow and arrow through this fun and involving experience. Designed for families with younger children or for those who just want a taste. A range of bow and arrow sizes are available and with plenty of guidance and coaching from our experts, you’ll be hitting the targets in no time…

Family Canoeing with New Forest Activities, New ForestEnjoy a gentle introduction and guided tour of the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve during a Family Canoeing session with New Forest Activities. This 90 minute, family friendly activity is great for all aged 18 months+ and with your expert guide you’ll soon get to grips with the art of…

Archery at New Forest Activities, New ForestWhether you’re a family with children or a couple of mates, you’ll all enjoy learning a new skill. Spend time being taught the basics before putting what you’ve learnt into practice during some fun target archery challenges! Available during weekdays, outside school holidays.

Beaulieu River Tour New Forest Activities, New ForestOur Beaulieu River Tours are perfect for those looking to get out on the water whilst avoiding the weekend crowds. Running midweek, outside of the school holidays, you can choose from either our stable ‘Canadian style’ canoes or our touring kayaks for your session. You can let us know beforehand…

Kayak Adventure with New Forest Activities, New ForestThe perfect kayaking experience, for those looking for more than a taste. An extended experience in fast & stable touring kayaks, with an experienced guide to support you along the way. After an initial coaching session to develop effective paddling techniques we cover a good distance on these…

Kayak Hire with New Forest Activities, New ForestLooking for an unforgettable, self-guided kayaking experience?  With so much wildlife to see and hidden creeks to discover, there’s no better way to explore the Beaulieu River than by kayak.  Head out on single sit-on-top kayaks and explore the Beaulieu River’s wide-open waters. Bask in the…

Canoe Explorer with New Forest Activities, New ForestEnjoy a wonderful New Forest Canoeing experience on the stunning Beaulieu River in safe and stable open Canadian canoes. This activity is perfect for older families, couples and groups and all participants must be 12 years or over. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We cover quite a…

Full Day Bike Hire with New Forest Activities, New ForestGoing by bike is the best way to travel in The New Forest, often quicker than taking your car!  The New Forest is such a beautiful place to see, and much of it can’t be seen by just driving around. Full day bike hire gives you the opportunity to explore the New Forest at your own pace and not miss…

Father's Day Papa's Paddle with New Forest Activities, New ForestTreat your Papa to a relaxing paddle on the stunning Beaulieu River this Father’s Day with New Forest Activities! Enjoy paddling together through the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve as a family – and of course, we’ll pop open the coolbox and provide you with some ‘boat bevvys’ along the way to keep…

Ladies Only Paddles at New Forest Activiites, New ForestEscape the ‘buoys’ and come paddling with us! During our ladies only paddles, you’ll receive expert guidance from one of our awesome female instructors to help you get to grips with kayaking. You’ll then enjoy a scenic 2-hour river tour, spending the evening exploring the stunning Beaulieu River…

Sunset Chasers Paddling Tour at New Forest Activiites, New ForestBask in the warmth of a beautiful sunset on the Beaulieu River this summer. Chase the warm glow of the sun’s last rays of the day as they settle on the river’s calm waters. You’ll want to bring your cameras, as the Beaulieu River wildlife really comes alive in the evening! Enjoy picturesque river…

Woodland Adventure Day with New Forest Activities, New ForestA fantastic day of activities for those looking to embrace everything the great outdoors has to offer. Your day with us will be jam-packed from start to finish, offering up new experiences and wonderful memories for all.  During the morning you’ll get a chance to light a fire and build a woodland…

Canoe Halloween Candy Hunt New Forest Activities, New ForestTreat (not trick) your little monsters to some scarily good fun on the Beaulieu River this Halloween. We’ll head out in our stable Canadian canoes on the hunt for devilishly delicious Halloween candy along the riverside. Make sure you come adorned in your spookiest Halloween costumes (if you’ve got…

Halloween Archery Pumpkin Shooting at New Forest Activities, New ForestWe’ve put a spooky twist on our archery sessions for October, with ghosts, ghouls, zombies and werewolves acting as your new targets. Then it’s onto the pumpkin shooting round where your little monsters will get to decorate their pumpkins before watching them go ‘splat’ as they practice their…

Spooky Halloween River Tour at New Forest Activities, New ForestOur Spooky Halloween River Tours put a spin on our regular canoeing tours, and you’ll be paddling your crafts by moonlight! Plus, there will be spooky tales about the resident ghosts of the river to give you a jump in the night! This adventure is perfect for those looking to mix up their usual…

Winter Paddling at New Forest Activities, New ForestDuring the Winter months we appreciate the thought of heading out onto the water might not appeal quite so much however, the Beaulieu River offers some of its more stunning views on a crisp Winter’s day. Enjoy the fresh Winter breeze during a peaceful meander along the river’s calm waters.…

Winter Archery at New Forest Activities, New ForestTake advantage of our great value Winter Archery sessions and enjoy a 90-minute, fully instructed archery experience. Your guide will teach you the correct way to handle a bow and arrow before you step up to the firing line to test your aim. There’ll also be plenty of time for fun scoring games and…

Christmas Canoe Paddle at New Forest Activities, New ForestJoin us for a festive paddle on the Beaulieu River to find Santa! Enjoy exploring the stunning river on a 90 minute guided tour with the added excitement of knowing you’ll soon be meeting jolly old Saint Nick. All children will receive a gift from Father Christmas and there’ll be hot chocolate on…

Easter Archery Tournament with New Forest Activities, New ForestWant an activity so good you’ll drop your Easter bonnet? Join New Forest Activities for some target shooting with a twist! Learn how to shoot a real bow and arrow as you release your inner archer and compete head-to-head for the biggest Easter egg up for grabs!  You'll enjoy Easter-themed archery…

Canoe Easter Egg Hunt at New Forest Activities, New ForestEnjoy a fun filled Easter paddle along the Beaulieu River in our stable ‘Canadian style’ canoes. Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the river before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt with a twist!  Ensure you look high and low, leaving no leaf unturned as your little ones hunt for…

Mother's Day Paddle with New Forest Activities, New ForestTreat Mum to the Mother of all gifts this Mother's Day; a wonderful paddle on the Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities. You'll enjoy a gentle guided tour through the idyllic Beaulieu River Nature Reserve and there’ll be a glass of bubbly on board to celebrate all things Mum.  So why not let…

BattleZone Apocalypse! (Open Sessions) at New Forest Activities, New ForestOur fan favourite BattleZone just got a whole lot scarier! Paint the battlefield dead as your ghoulsome troops creep up on the enemy, using infra-red technology guns to spook your way to victory.  Our ghostly hosts will brief you on the tricks and treats of the battlefield before you head out…