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New Forest What's On
June 2014

The New Forest National Park covers a relatively small geographical area, yet residents and visitors have access to an extensive New Forest Whats On programme that features a wide range of events and activities.

Find out about Whats On in the New Forest in June with the guide below, but please be aware that:

Details of regular, recurring activities that are likely to be of most interest to local
residents are separately available for Brockenhurst Village Hall ; and
Lyndhurst Community Centre and Burley Village Hall

New Forest Whats On - June 2014

Sunday 1st
Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Farmers’ Market
Tuesday 3rd
Meet at Queens House, Lyndhurst
10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Easy Access Forest Safari. Discover the New Forest with a fun filled forest safari - a joint venture between the Forestry Commission and New Forest Minibus Tours. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited.
Thursday 5th
The Mortimer Arms, Romsey Road, Ower
7.00 pm - 11.30 pm
The Comedy Club Hampshire. Kevin McCarthy, Sean Meo and Junior Simpson. Tickets: £15 | £20 on the Door | Comedy Club Members £12.
   
Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Paraphernalia Fair
Friday 6th
Meet at Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.30 am - 11.30 am (ish)
Lyndhurst Health Walk - take a gentle stroll around Swan Green with a small, friendly group of like-minded people. Dogs on leads welcome, just turn up and go, or call 02380 282862 or 07786 716718 for further details.
   
Countryside Education Trust, Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
10.00 am – 12.00 noon, or 1.00 pm – 3.00pm
Little Owls Parent and Toddlers Club. Farm Fun. Advance booking and payment only.
Saturday 7th
Colesmead Recreation Ground, Wellands Road, Lyndhurst
12.00 - 5.00 pm
Picnic in the Park, including the crowning of Lyndhurst's Queen and Princess 2014, a fun dog show and lots of other arena events.
   
Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
New Forest Book Fair
   
Lyndhurst Community Centre
7.00 pm for 7.15 pm
D-Day Anniversary Concert and commemoration service. The Downton Band, supported by the Lyndhurst Branch of the Royal British Legion and Lyndhurst Community Centre. Tickets now on sale at the Centre, £9.00 including a finger buffet in the interval.
Sunday 8th
Burley Village Hall
All day
Antiques Fayre
   
Hatchet Pond
9.00 am - 11.00 am
Winter into Spring bird watching walk - organised by the Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu. Early booking recommended.
Monday 9th
New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst
7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Evening talk: Celebrating Arthur Phillip. Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738-1814), the first Governor of modern Australia, lived in both Lyndhurst and Lymington. 2014 is the bicentenary of the death of this little known local hero.  Angela Trend shines a light on the Lyndhurst - Australia connection. (Refreshments from 7.00pm). Booking advisable.
   
Countryside Education Trust, Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
10.00 am – 12.00 noon, or 1.00 pm – 3.00pm
Little Owls Parent and Toddlers Club. Farm Fun. Advance booking and payment only.
Friday 13th Brockenhurst Village Hall
7.30 pm
Cinema: Twelve Years a Slave (15). The true story of Solomon Northup, an educated and free black man living in 1840s New York then abducted, shipped to the South and sold into slavery. Oscars for Best Picture awarded to British director, Steve McQueen and Supporting Role for Lupita Nyango who plays the slave, Patsy. Tickets £5 from BestSellers, Brockenhurst or £5.50 on the door.
   
Meet at Lyndhurst - Bolton's Bench War Memorial
10.30 am - 11.30 am (ish)
Lyndhurst Health Walk - take a gentle stroll around Lyndhurst with a small, friendly group of like-minded people. Dogs on leads welcome, just turn up and go, or call 02380 282862 or 07786 716718 for further details.
Saturday 14th
Countryside Education Trust, Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Introduction to home chicken keeping with local, experienced chicken enthusiast Jeannette Owens. Cost: £20.00 per person, Friends of the Trust: £17.50.
   
Countryside Education Trust, Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
10.00 am - 1.30 pm
Introduction to Falconry - A Falconry experience. Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00.
Sunday 15th
Burley Village Hall
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Craft Fayre
Thursday 19th
Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Centre Fair
Friday 20th
Meet at Reception, Fenwick Hospital
10.30 am - 11.30 am (ish)
Lyndhurst Health Walk - take a gentle stroll around Lyndhurst with a small, friendly group of like-minded people. Dogs on leads welcome, just turn up and go, or call 02380 282862 or 07786 716718 for further details.
Saturday 21st
Burley Village Hall
From 10.00 am
Cycle Jumble
    Brockenhurst Village Hall
7.30 pm
Cinema: The Longest Day (PG). The classic D-Day film starring John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton and Henry Fonda. The events of D-Day are told on a grand scale from both the allied and German perspective. Tickets £5 from BestSellers, Brockenhurst or £5.50 on the door.
Tuesday 24th
Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Junique Fair
Friday 27th
Meet at Reception, Fenwick Hospital
10.30 am - 11.30 am (ish)
Lyndhurst Health Walk - take a gentle stroll around Lyndhurst with a small, friendly group of like-minded people. Dogs on leads welcome, just turn up and go, or call 02380 282862 or 07786 716718 for further details.
   
Lyndhurst Community Centre
7.30 pm
Film Night - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Tickets are available from the office at £5.00 each (£4.50 for holders of a current Community Centre membership card).
Saturday 28th
Brockenhurst Village Hall
7.00 pm
DANCE: Showtime! Tony's School of Dance brings a celebration of the world's best musicals. Tickets: £7 Adult, £4 Children. Available from: 01590 380124 and 01425 610226.
Sunday 29th
Lyndhurst Community Centre
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Junique Fair
   
Countryside Education Trust, Out of Town Centre, Beaulieu
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Birds of Prey - Falconry Photography Day. The day starts with a short Introduction to falconry, followed by an opportunity to photograph birds of prey in flight, working and posed in their natural habitat. Cost: £50.00 per person, Friends of the Trust £45.00.
     
 

Longer running events

Saturday, 5th April to Monday, 1st September
New Forest Reptile Centre, near Lyndhurst
10.00 am - 4.30 pm
A Date with Nature provides an opportunity to watch live footage of magnificent birds of prey: New Forest goshawks at the nest.
Sunday 13th April - Sunday 6th July
Exbury Gardens 10.00 am - 5.00 pm Four Seasons Art Exhibition. Distinguished artists concerned with all aspects of the natural world are mounting a major show at Exbury Gardens. 
Saturday 3rd May to Sunday 1st June 
New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst
10.00 am to 4.30 pm daily
Special exhibition: Transport through the ages. Jump aboard for a whistle-stop tour of weird and wonderful contraptions from the penny-farthing to the pedal bus.
Saturday 24th May - Sunday 1st June
Bolderwood car park
11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Gruffalo Trail. An adventure in the heart of the forest to discover the story of the Gruffalo and the Mouse. Booking is not required, just turn up and start the trail between 11am and 3pm. Trail booklets are available - £2 each - from the Bolderwood Information Unit.
Saturday 7th June to Sunday 20th July 
New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst
10.00 am to 4.30 pm daily
Special exhibition: Arthur Phillip – unsung local hero. The Lyndhurst – Australia Connection. Admiral Arthur Phillip RN (1738-1814) who first landed in Sydney Cove in 1788 is widely admired in Australia as the founder of the modern nation. As a former resident of Lyndhurst and in the year of the bi-centenary of his death, the New Forest Centre in partnership with Lyndhurst Parish Council are staging an exhibition of his life, in celebration of this unsung local hero.
Saturday 7th June and Sunday 8th June
Exbury Gardens
11.00 am and 2.00 pm (subject to demand).
Wartime Walks Weekend - The mystery of the Exbury Junkers As part of the Exbury Veterans D-Day rememberance weekend, author John Stanley is hosting a series of guided walks at Exbury Gardens to commemorate a mysterious incident that happened in the run-up to the Normandy landings. £5 per person plus gardens admission. Early booking advisable.
Saturday 28th June and Sunday 29th June
Burley Village Hall
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Craft Fayre
   
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