5 October adventures in the New Forest this half term
As the leaves turn golden and the air becomes crisp, October brings a sense of excitement to our favourite corner of the New Forest. From pumpkin picking and Halloween spooktaculars to outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy this October half term.
1. New Forest Pumpkin Picking
When: Every day from 14th October
Where: Fordingbridge, SP6 1AN
Explore rows upon rows of perfectly imperfect pumpkins in Fordingbridge for the ultimate autumnal day out. Plus, dare to venture through our Halloween maize maze during daylight or twilight for an extra spooky experience if you're feeling brave enough...
2. Halloween Spooktacular at Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World
When: 12th October to 30th October
Where: Romsey SO51 6AL
Bring your little ones to Peppa Pig World's Halloween Spooktacular this October half term. The family theme park becomes a spooky wonderland, with Peppa and friends in Halloween costumes. Enjoy rides, attractions, and Halloween-themed activities for kids of all ages just a 10 minute drive from Green Hill Farm Holiday Village.
3. New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival
When: 14th - 28th October
Where: 31 Dearing Cl, Lyndhurst SO43 7JP
For those who relish the great outdoors, the New Forest Walking and Cycling Festival is an excellent way to explore the natural beauty of the area. Running until 28th October, this festival offers a variety of guided walks and cycling routes suitable for all levels and allows you to immerse yourself in the stunning autumn landscapes our favourite forest is famous for.
4. Halloween Treasure Hunt at Bailey's Hard
When: 21st October - 29th October
Where: Baileys Hard, SO42 7YF
For a big treat, prepare for a spine-tingling adventure at Bailey's Hard's Halloween Treasure Hunt. Join in the fun as you search for concealed treasures while soaking in the eerie atmosphere of this historic location. It's a fantastic opportunity to experience Halloween in a unique and memorable way.
5. New Forest Commoning Discovery Walk
When: 21st October
Where: Bull Hill, Pilley, Hampshire SO41 5QY
Nature enthusiasts and those seeking tranquillity can join the New Forest Communing Discovery Walk, guided by experts. Explore the New Forest's serene beauty at your own pace, learn about its unique ecology and history, and discover the role of livestock in shaping its habitats today.
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