New Forest self catering holidays in cottages and log cabins

Family self-catering holidays in the new forest

site mapcontact ushome

self-catering breaks New Forest

New Forest Cottages
New Forest Lodges
New Forest

New Forest Family Friendly Self-catering Holidays


The New Forest is a large area of beautiful countryside that encompasses forested land, moors and heaths and a considerable number of pretty villages. It is a place where people live and work as well as a recreational area for outdoor enthusiasts.

traffic free trails for family bicyclesIt is a wonderful rural family holiday location with plenty of activities to keep all ages entertained and happy. There is a good mix of things to do for families; ride bicycles along traffic free routes, pony trekking, fishing on one of the numerous ponds and lakes, nature trails and all kinds of animal encounters. The New Forest and Hampshire are good places to see badgers and owls at dusk or visit one of the several centres for this purpose.

Children love to spot and recognise wild animals. In the New Forest, ponies, roe deer, rabbits and hedgehogs are common. It is also a very good choice of destination for a bird watching holiday. Most kids are delighted to be able to tick animals and birds they see on a spotting list. These can be downloaded from the Internet or purchased in book shops.


cottages to rent in the New Forest for self-catering breaks

Good value family self-catering

on holiday with children in the new forestMost young families struggle to provide a summer break for the kids, money is always tight with a growing family and children are mostly blissfully unaware of the reality of cost. Children will always want ice creams, snacks and drinks on holiday. The cost of snack foods and eating out can be much reduced by staying in a self-catering cottage in the New Forest itself. Children can be told that they will get that ice cream, cake or fizzy drink as soon as you get back to your accommodation.

family picnic in the new forestYou can also mitigate costs by packing a picnic to take out for the day. Purpose built picnic tables are dotted about the New Forest and you can attract a few birds to your table for easy spotting by parting with a few crumbs from your sandwiches. Children will love it.

The new modern pine lodges are really attractive and purpose built for family self-catering breaks; it's worth checking those out, we're sure you'll like them.





create counter