10 Things to Do in Fordingbridge That You Shouldn't Miss
Fordingbridge is a town and civil parish with a population of 6,000 on the River Avon in the New Forest District of Hampshire, England, near to the Dorset and Wiltshire borders and on the edge of the New Forest. It is 81 miles (130 km) southwest of London, and 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Salisbury. Fordingbridge is a former market town. The Avon Valley Path passes through the town.
1. Breamore House
4.5 based on 149 reviews
Reviewed By DebsB - Portadown, United KingdomPortadown, United Kingdom
Value for money
From the minute I picked up the leaflet about this property I was excited about going and wasn't disappointed. We arrived at 12 and had lunch in the tea shop which has a tasteful decor, and a reasonable menu. Do recommend starting your visit there if you
2. Fordingbridge Museum
4.5 based on 59 reviews
Reviewed By Janet H - Meopham, United KingdomMeopham, United Kingdom
We visited here as my brother in laws family had come from Fordingbridge. Lots of lever arch files with old photos, newspaper cuttings etc. Upstairs was items from the 2 wars. A quaint place but interesting as lots of the artefacts had been donated by loc
3. St Mary, Breamore
5 based on 20 reviews
Reviewed By NewMacDonald - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Hidden Anglo Saxon gem
Having taken a trip to see Breamore house (which was closed) we shortly after stumbled upon St Mary's Church so our trip was not totally wasted as Breamore village also boasts an exceptional example of an Anglo Saxon church including Anglo Saxon inscripti
4. Rockbourne Roman Villa
4 based on 39 reviews
Rockbourne is near Fordingbridge in a picturesque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate, and is the largest known villa in the area. Its history spans the period from the Iron Age to the 5th century AD. The site includes a museum exploring the story of the estate and its people, with a Roman garden and archaelogical remains. Facilities include toilets, refreshments, shop and picnic tables. Groups and school are welcome, contact us for more details. Please check our website for opening hours.
Reviewed By DSussex27 - Barns Green, United KingdomBarns Green, United Kingdom
Very interesting visit and something you do not expect to come across. As with all Roman villas you have to use your imagination slightly but overall very impressive. Grass on site was a bit uncared for but generally a good visit.
5. Augustus John statue
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Reviewed By Nick K - Weymouth, United KingdomWeymouth, United Kingdom
Statue of Augustus John - Bohemian
The statue has quite a modern look to it but very cleverly artistic. Located right beside the river in Fordingbridge, opposite the "George " public house in Bridge street. Stand with your back to the pub main entrance and look across the road and Augustus
6. Hockey's Farm Shop
4.5 based on 130 reviews
All of the meat sold at the farm is very carefully sourced. We produce our own rare breed British Lop pork, our beef is produced by Andrew, our family friend in St. Ives, just outside Ringwood. We have lamb sourced from the Richard here in the New Forest or from Dorset. Paul is also in the New Forest, his bronze and white turkeys are excellent and available for Christmas. Nathan, our butcher, only sources meat that is fully traceable, free from unnatural additives and, of course, very good. Our sausages and burgers, all made here, contain no additives or preservatives. Our Farm Shop stocks every day provisions, fresh locally baked bread and pastries, newspapers, local fruit and vegetables, dairy produce, fish products and a well-chosen selection of wines and local beers and much more. `The Farmyard Café`, is licensed and serves Lavazza coffee along with tempting hot and cold snacks. You are welcome to wander around the farm to see our collection of rehomed domestic animals, our farm animals, the sheep, the British Lop pigs, the chickens and ducks and the birds in the aviary and of course, Nemo, our New Forest foal amongst others. We pride ourselves on supporting the local community and local producers whilst providing good service, a friendly approach and all that is traditional in a farm shop. We look forward to seeing you, either at the farm or when we deliver to you.
Reviewed By itinerant2017 - Hampshire, United KingdomHampshire, United Kingdom
A Farm Shop and much more
Not only a farm shop with excellent variety but also a destination with a cafe, menagerie and bird cages together with a bric a brac shop, a shepherd’s hut workshop and other things to see and do.
7. Insight Activities
5 based on 589 reviews
PRE – BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – please do not visit us without booking! Insight Activities have 2 woodland locations. We are based in a gorgeous private woodland in the New Forest and also in Tolpuddle Dorset. We are a small company not a large mulit activity center. We specialise in authentic woodland activities : Archery, Archery Combat TAG, Rifle Crossbow Shooting, Axe Throwing and giant Catapults in the New Forest & Dorset. Our outdoor activity company has been featured twice on TV in the past year highlighting our unique activities and refreshingly different approach – We are not a large scale commercial outfit, we are small, authentic and offer a more intimate New Forest experience. Insight activities provide unique and fun outdoor activities within the new forest, Hampshire and in Tolpuddle, Dorset. If you're looking for some of the best things to do then please read on. We offer activities for individuals, couples, families, stag and hen dos, private parties, corporate events and mobile activity supply for events. We have consistently excellent customer reviews and are proud to be awarded the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in 2016. Archery: We run two gorgeous woodland Archery ranges. One in the new forest and another in Dorset. Both use professional quality bows, the same as those used in the Olympics! Our belief is that when introducing a beginner to archery you should offer the best equipment and coaching possible to help ensure success. We offer archery lessons and courses in the new forest, Hampshire and in Tolpuddle, Dorset. Our archery range is progressive, increase distance, bow power, have a competition and shoot for tiny balloons as your archery skills improve. You are active for the full hour, no rotating your go. Our archery range is run by a professional ArcheryGB coach. Ages 6+. Crossbows: If you fancy yourself as ‘Daryl’ from ‘The Walking Dead’ then join insight activities for some Zombie killing action in the woods. We will be slaying zombies with Rifle Crossbows fitted with a magnified scope to help you shoot a Zombies head at 25m! Ages 12+ Axe Throwing: Connect with your inner warrior and experience the medieval activity of Axe Throwing in the new forest. We use custom made throwing axes and provide excellent tuition to ensure your success. A safe and fun activity in the new forest for all aged 12+. Archery Combat TAG Essentially Archery meets Paintball in this exciting new form of Archery combat game. Swap static targets for moving ones as you chase your friends around the woods trying to ‘tag’ them with specially designed ‘safe’ arrows. Hunger games for real, the most fun youre ever likely to have with a bow and arrow! Wild Snake Walks New Forest We are the only local company qualified to run exclusive, guided wild snake walks within the new forest, Hampshire. These unique guided walks are lead by a professional and licensed Ecologist. A unique new forest guided walk lead by an ecologist where you will find, identify and even handle new forest snakes in the wild, we have a dedicated study site to ensure we find some fascinating reptilian residents. The data we collect on our walks goes to Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and contributes directly to habitat conservation in the New Forest. An excellent location if you're looking for fun and exciting things to do in the new forest, Hampshire or Dorset. Activities for individuals, couples and families, fun things to do with the kids, unique birthday parties, stag and hen do activities, corporate events. Our New Forest woods are located just 10 minutes from Sandy Balls holiday park, 25 minutes from Bournemouth, 25 minutes from Salisbury, 30 minutes from Christchurch, 30 minutes from Lyndhurst. Our Dorset wood is located just 10 minutes from Monkey World, 10 minutes from Bovington Tank Museum, 15 minutes from Dorchester, 25 minutes from Poole and 25 minutes from Weymouth. Dog friendly – well behaved dogs welcome. Mobile range Insight activities also run a mobile activity range and can supply archery, crossbows, axe throwing and Archery TAG for mobile events and private parties. Booking – PRE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Minimum age for Archery and Guided walks is 6+, 10+ for Archery TAG and 12+ for Crossbows and Axe throwing.
Reviewed By ViktorTarulis - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
A fantastic afternoon in the forest with Ash y Stu !
Attended with better half and our moody teenagers. Within 5 minutes we all forgot all about the world honing our primal instincts learning & practising the medieval trio. Stu and Ash were amazing - they noted our eldest was special straight away and suppo
8. Arniss Equestrian
4.5 based on 166 reviews
British Horse Society approved riding school offering both lessons and hacking, with direct access on to the New Forest. Beginner instructional rides, mixed ability rides, and longer rides for more experienced riders. Experience days, pub rides, & special occasion experiences available. Please see our website or call us to discuss your requirements.
Reviewed By 162leslie - Belfast, MaineBelfast, Maine
Horse back riding in Beautiful New Forest, UK
I had horses for 35 years, in the Metro-west Boston area. I trained , with good help, my young horse, which I got from owning his mother, to ride and drive. I rode over cross country jumps in Ireland, on well-trained and kind-hearted horses...WOW!, with k
9. New Forest Water Park
4.5 based on 270 reviews
Reviewed By CrashNBurn2 - Camberley, United KingdomCamberley, United Kingdom
Water park adventure
What an afternoon. I have to say I haven’t ached so much and it made me realise just how unfit I am. Certainly so much fun and the kids enjoyed it so much just wish I had their energy. If you love the water check this place out!
10. The Horse and Groom
4.5 based on 41 reviews
Reviewed By 136andym - BournemouthBournemouth
It has just reopened after being refurbished by a local publican having been closed for many months.It’s charm and character have been tastefully restored and it is in effect the quintessential New Forest pub complete with donkeys often meeting in the car