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New Forest Leisure Centres - for sport and recreation

Badminton court

New Forest Leisure Centres cater for a variety of indoor and outdoor sporting activities – football, tennis, badminton, squash, swimming, table tennis, keep fit and more.

Follow the links below for details of the main Leisure Centres in and around the New Forest:

(A) Applemore

(B) Gang Warily (Fawley)

(C) Lymington

(D) New Milton

(E) Ringwood

(F) Totton

(F) West Totton

Booking - sometimes one week or more, in advance - is often necessary, so plan ahead and, if necessary, phone the centres before visiting.

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** New Forest ponies and other animals**
New Forest ponies in the road
Commoners' ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during 2019 agisters attended 159 road traffic accidents involving these animals, a small but disappointing increase on the 154 accidents attended in 2018.

Sadly, 58 animals were killed - 35 ponies, 13 cows, 8 donkeys and 2 sheep, whilst a further 32 were injured - 3 pigs, 9 donkeys, 11 cows and 9 ponies.

(Forty-three accidents occurred in daylight, 15 at twilight and 101 in the dark. Twenty-seven accidents were not reported by the driver involved).
** Always take care when driving **
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley