From pony trekking to birds of prey, a stay at YHA New Forest will appeal to nature lovers of all ages. Whether you’re a field trip or a huddle of wildlife watchers, our peaceful location makes the most of the New Forest National Park. We’ve got a cosy lounge with a roaring fire, and sprawling grounds for groups to relax in. Wind down with a drink from the bar, or just chill out in front of the TV.
YHA New Forest can provide group catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a huge choice of things to do nearby. After a day in the park or exploring local attractions, school trips can relax in comfortable surroundings, with access to great walking, cycling and watersports nearby.
Groups can head to the Avon Tyrell Outdoor Activity Centre for a day of adventure and team building. Or take a modern history lesson at the National Motor Museum – the World of Top Gear is nearby too. Animal lovers will find Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre and the Marwell Zoological Park within reach. Then of course there’s the Burley Manor Riding Stables (aww).
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Learning Outside the Classroom
YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our youth hostels across England and Wales.
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How to get here
By car and coach:
Follow Lyndhurst Road, go past Burley School on the left and past the golf course for 1/2 mile to the crossroads. Follow the sign post to White Buck Inn and turn left into Cott Lane. Follow signs for the hostel. Please note: The section of Cott Lane from the golf course to the hostel is not suitable for vehicles. Please access the lane via the White Buck Inn where you will be able to travel to the hostel via a resurfaced road.
It’s entirely possible to explore the wider locale without the use of a car. In high season the open-top New Forest Tour bus route links the National Park’s major towns, villages and attractions. Alternatively, escape to the coast; Christchurch is a 45-minute bus journey away and the Blue Flag beach at Southbourne, a favourite amongst locals, is a little way beyond.