Where to go and what to do

Hordle is only one mile from the coast and the same in a Southerly  direction from the heart of the new forest.

Hordle Cafe

is open every Saturday in the pavilion from 9.30 am until 12.30. We have lots of home made cakes as well as specialist coffee on offer. Come and have a coffee and cake. Children and pets are welcome.

A plant lovers paradise

Apple Court Gardens in Hordle Lane has re-opened under Emma’s new ownership and revamped gardens. One acre of formal gardening ( £5 admission annual pass £12) or free admission to their plant centre.
Drinks and cakes are available http://applecourtgarden.co.uk/

Sammy Miller’s motorbike museum

Sammy Miller is a motorcycling legend, 11 times British Champion, winner of over 1400 events and still winning competitions more than 50 years after his first victory. The Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes … There are animals around the museum, an excellent café, gift shops and much motoring Nostalgia


Hordle Lakes  are a perfect spot for Carp Fishing  https://www.facebook.com/HordleLakes/


Hoburne ( Bashley) has a fun golf course, all par 3 holes and right on our doorstep on Sway road. £10 to play a round and memberships are available from £135        It is a 9 hole, 18 tee, par 54 (3036 yard), public, parkland golf course.       Tel: 01425 612340

Sway Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5QR United Kingdom

Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle was the perfect location to defend the western approach to the Solent. The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544… Only a short boat trip from Keyhaven, or a walk along the shingle from Milford on sea.    Daily from 1st April – September 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
October Daily – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. £5 children £3     http://www.hurstcastle.co.uk/


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Ferry and Boat trips

A short trip to Hurst Castle or to the Isle of Wight, find them all here.


Scenic 30 minute river cruise down Lymington river

EXBURY GARDENS AND STEAM RAILWAY A magical place in the New Forest National Park

The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (80 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn.

Paultons park

Paultons Park – Home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Paultons features rides and attractions which include a rollercoaster, a log flume, a water park, adventure golf, a 4D cinema, birds and animals, beautiful landscapes and gardens and much more! Peppa Pig World is Peppa’s very own theme park with 7 fun rides and attractions located at Paultons Park. We guarantee the best Paultons Park ticket discounts and Peppa Pig World voucher offers online.

The New Forest

So much to do, so much to see, travel around King John’s forest.

Isle of Wight

Situated just off England’s South coast and less than 20 minutes  from Hordle via the Isle of Wight Ferry, the UK’s Holiday Island and Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination at any time of year.

Poole and Poole harbour

Poole is a fun destination, either for boat trips up the river to Wareham or to Brownsea island, where Baden Powell founded the Boy Scout movement, and where brown squirrels are still rampant. A good shopping centre and frequent rail links to New Milton ( for Hordle)

Mudeford  (five miles away)

Mudeford is a fun place for crabbing  (for the littlies) and a great pub for a snack lunch

Bournemouth ( seven miles away)

Golden sand, sea views, tropical gardens, outdoor adventure and tons of festivals and events. So, if you’re a beach loving, water splashing, riviera seeking, show stopping kind of person or family, then you should B here!

The jewel of Britain’s South Coast, Bournemouth is a vibrant and colourful resort with miles of sandy beaches and panoramic views of the coastline, as well as a cosmopolitan and cultural town centre with hundreds of restaurants and bars that come alive long after the sun has gone down. Our calendar is packed with family friendly festivals and events so it’s no wonder we’ve got a reputation as an ‘eventful’ destination.

Christchurch (six miles away)

A quaint town, a fabulous harbour, lovely restaurants, a great Monday market, well worth a visit, either a bus or train trip , or a short drive from Hordle.

A day out with the kids

 Places to go with the family!



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