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30 Jan

Make the most of our great February rates with some fun and culture!

There’s lots to see and do this February in and around Ringwood so why not make the most of our special rates of £69.00 per room, per night. Call us to book on: 01425 471404. The offer runs until 27th February (inclusive of breakfast and VAT, subject to availability). From half term fun and shows for all the family to great fishing spots and local exhibitions for business travellers and other guests, there’s plenty going on…

Catch the last of the fishing

The fishing season finishes on the 15th March so what better way to make the most of it than by fishing at nearby Throop Fishery. The fishery has over five miles of fishable banks and is split into three ‘beats’ that offer the visiting angler a variety of challenges. Alternatively there’s the Lower Stour – over 2 miles of river offering some of the best river fishing in the South. Day tickets are available for both.

Find out more here.

Jason Shrubb Photographic Exhibition

Just a 15 minute drive away from our B&B in Ringwood, Christchurch based photographer Jason Shrubb brings his second exhibition to the Regent Centre in Christchurch, from Saturday 18th January – Friday 7th February. 2013 was an exciting year for Jason who became a finalist in the Daily Echo Bournemouth Airshow competition; had four successes in BBC competitions; a front page story in the Central Somerset Gazette last month and some 2014 calendar photographic entries.

Read more here.

A Month of Sundays

Winner of the London Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, A Month of Sundays will be running between 4th and 8th February at Lymington Community Centre. Written by Bob Larbey and directed by Norma Hunter this comedy is promoted as lifting the spirits and reinforcing our humanity. Set in a retirement home, it revolves around two residents: Cooper who has voluntarily left his family to avoid the indignity of depending on them, and his friend Aylott, both on the verge of some geriatric embarrassments.

Find out more and book tickets here.

Dinosaur Zoo

Direct from the West End and just a 20 minute drive away from Moortown Lodge, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo brings these prehistoric creatures to the stage of the Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre on the 7th and 8th of February. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, meet the most recent addition to the Dinosaur Zoo, a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator. The show offers its audience the opportunity to observe and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs.

Find out more and book tickets here.

The New Forest Centre

Less than a 30 minute drive away, this centre has events and workshops dotted throughout February, including themed trails, quizzes and craft activities during half term, included in the standard museum entry on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February, between 10am and 4pm. During the later half of February there will be a daily exhibition showing how children use educational visits to the centre to inspire their work – entry is free. On the evening of Monday 24th February hear Jim Green give an illustrated talk describing how the Large Animal Rescue Initiative continues to make its mark (tickets required).

Find out more or book tickets here.

Longdown Activity Farm

Reopening from the 15th of February, in time for half term, Longdown Activity Farm is under a 30 minute drive away from Moortown Lodge, providing a fantastic family day out for everyone. Visitors can bottle-feed kid goats and calves, meet pigs, donkeys and ponies and cuddle baby animals as well as explore farmyard buildings, and indoor and outdoor play areas. Entry is free for under 3s, adults pay £8.75 and children between the ages of 3 and 14 pay £7.75 with a family saver ticket also available.

Read more here.


Around a 35 minute drive away, you’ll find half term fun for all ages at Beaulieu. Learn about historical motoring objects and take an up-close look at artefacts, early motoring clothing, photos and documents. See over 250 vehicles on display, from the earliest examples through to classic cars of the 70s and 80s. You can try your hand at racing on the giant Scalextric track with a chance to win a fantastic prize. In Palace House, costumed guides will be talking about cooking in a Victorian country house  and in the Abbey, you can discover what life was like for the monks in the 13th century. All February half-term activities are included in the standard admission price.

Find out more here.

 The Heartbreaker Marathon & Half 2014

On 23rd February, just a 15 minute drive away, you can join The Heartbreaker Marathon & Half 2014. The run is mainly off-road, with just a bit of tarmac to start and finish on. With the starting point based at SandyBallsHolidayPark, Godshill near Fordingbridge, (free parking and use of showers / toilets etc) the run routes are predominantly on well-maintained gravel tracks, all clearly marked and marshalled on race day.

Read more here.

Lymington Market

A 30 minute drive away from Moortown Lodge  you’ll find Lymington Market – a lively Saturday market filling Lymington High Street every Saturday with stalls selling plants, food produce, general household goods, craft items and bric-a-brac.

Find out more here.