The New Forest is perfect for a history buff holiday
09 May 2012
If your ideal holiday is a journey into the past, look no
further than the
New Forest Caravan Club Centenary Site.
This picturesque camping ground was originally part of a Second
World War airfield, and there is a special memorial to the north of
the caravan park.
In fact, part of the original runway still exists in close
proximity to the site itself, which is also home to the beautiful
Another nearby attraction with a rich history is the New Forest
Not only is it the largest remaining area of lowland heath in
Europe, it was set aside for hunting by William the Conqueror more
than 900 years ago.
As such, it's been shaped by centuries of grazing deer, ponies and
cattle, and a visit here truly feels like you're stepping back in
The New Forest area is also home to some fascinating museums,
including the National Motor Museum of Beaulieu and Buckler's Hard
Maritime Museum, where some of Lord Nelson's fleet were
The New Forest Centre is well worth a visit too, as it gives a
great overview into the history of the New Forest and its
Of course, if you're planning a family caravan break, there are
plenty of attractions on and off-site to keep campers of all ages
One must-see is the Dorset Heavy Horse Rescue Centre.
The hands-on displays, fascinating exhibitions and fun wagon and
tractor rides are sure to be a hit with your little ones.
The centre is home to around twenty rescue heavy horses, and
children will enjoy this up-close look at these gentle
Another great attraction is the renowned Adventure Wonderful.
This award-winning venue is Dorset's number one family theme park
and with good reason.
Featuring both an indoor and outdoor adventure area, here the kids
will be able to enjoy petting zoos, party rooms and classic theme
If you'd rather stay closer to home, the caravan site has fun play
equipment and a safe playing area for children.
There's also a host of great beaches nearby for a seaside picnic
and the busy towns of Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth to