Who says you have to holiday somewhere exotic in order to relax?
Staycations are becoming increasingly popular as we seek adventure far closer to home. So don’t waste time, the summer events calendar is looking very exciting indeed.
Here are 5 New Forest events in the area you won’t want to miss this summer:
The New Forest Show – 26th-28th July
The ever popular New Forest Show returns to a location very close to Careys Manor on Tuesday 26th July. Running for 3 days, this famous agricultural event is the highlight of our calendar and is a must see this year. There’s show jumping, a grand parade, food demonstrations, retail tents and so much more.
TIP: Make sure you visit our stand in the Food & Farming Area to enjoy some light refreshments and tastes of Careys Manor and our delicious restaurants.
Cowes Week – 6th-13th August
Cowes Week is the oldest and largest annual sailing regatta in the World. Hosted on our close neighbour, the Isle of Wight, Visitors can watch the sailing action from the shore or opt to get out on the water aboard a spectator boat. Catch the ferry from Lymington, just a short drive from the hotel, and spend the day on the Island.
TIP: Hire a Twizzy on the Isle of Wight and travel around the island in style.
Bournemouth Air Festival – 18th-21st August
Awarded GOLD by Visit England, Bournemouth Air Festival is officially known as the best tourism event in the country. Visitors in their thousands visit the shores of Bournemouth to watch this spectacular air display of historical planes among various other events inland during the weekend.
TIP: Road traffic and parking will be a nightmare in Bournemouth during the weekend so keep it simple, stay at Careys Manor, walk up to Brockenhurst station and catch the train straight into the centre of Bournemouth.
International Autojumble at Beaulieu Motor Museum – 3rd-4th September
The iconic and world-famous International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic and this year returns for its 50th event. Visit Beaulieu Motor Museum, located just 6 miles from the hotel for a fun day out.
TIP: This event is the perfect place locate and purchase even the most elusive motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing.
Southampton Boat Show – 16th-25th September
The Southampton Boat Show is the UK’s biggest boat festival. Walk along the UK’s largest boat marina and admire 100’s of boats, catch a glimpse of industry celebrities, take part in fun activities, meet suppliers and exhibitors for a great day out for boat enthusiasts.
TIP: Much like the Bournemouth Air Festival, this show is easily accessible by train from the hotel. Just hop on at Brockenhurst and off at Southampton followed by a short walk to the show.
Don’t miss out on a great summer break in the New Forest this year. View our latest hotel special offers now for a staycation to remember.