Midgham Farm is situated at the edge of the New Forest, near to the lovely town of Fordingbridge. We’re close to many exciting tourist attractions, so there’s plenty to entertain the whole family. You can explore the great outdoors, visit a historic site, spend a hazy afternoon picnicking by the river or indulge in some retail therapy.
To help you plan your visit, our resident expert has put together this guide to the best local attractions.
Fresh air activities
Nothing works up an appetite like hiking, cycling, paddling and playing in the breathtaking countryside. The river Avon and expansive woodlands are mere minutes away from the campsite. Pack up a picnic and spend a blissful day exploring, building dens, watching wildlife and paddling in the water.
The kids will love all the farm has to offer. They’ll be delighted by our trampoline, giant rope swing and large sand pit, and of course there are the animals too. Everyone can feed and care for the ponies and goats. The children will even receive a certificate for all their hard work.
A great deal of the New Forest is within walking distance of the Farm. This epic landscape is brimming with attractions such as parks and forests, wildlife, quaint villages, museums and monuments. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities to participate in, including hiking, cycling, wildlife trails and horse riding.
The Farm is just a short drive away from the beautiful beaches at Bournemouth. This famous seaside resort offers sandy beaches, great surf and plenty of space to throw down a towel and tuck into some sandwiches. If the children get restless or the weather turns, the Pleasure Parks and city centre are just a stone’s throw away.
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest offers something for everyone. Take a peaceful walk, cycle through the forest, travel on an authentic steam train and or get adventurous on the brilliant Go Ape course. There’s a fantastic play-trail through the forest with wooden play equipment inspired by nature and a tree-top trail that gives you a birds-eye view of the park.
After a long day in the open air you’ll return to camp feeling relaxed, invigorated and ready to sleep like a log!
Towns in the New Forest are perfect for a day of shopping, sight-seeing and fine dining. Lymington, Lyndhurst and Beaulieu all offer unique attractions such as independent shops, quaint cafe’s and quality restaurants.
History buffs can brush up on their knowledge at the Rockbourne Roman Villa near Fordingbridge. This monumental site dates back to the Iron Age and is the largest of its kind in the area. Visitors can witness the remarkable floor mosaics and discover the outline of this 40-roomed mansion. A gift shop on site offers affordable Roman themed gifts, including toy helmets and swords for the kids.
Home to the finest cathedral in England, beautiful parks, fantastic shopping and world-class dining, Salisbury is well worth a visit. During the summer months there are numerous events taking place in the city, including the beloved arts festival. Of course there’s the racecourse too with regular race days and music events.
If you would like more information about local attractions please contact us or the local tourist information centre.