COVID-19 Update

Come back together with friends or loved ones, in a safe outdoor environment.

COVID-secure, that’s for sure!

Perhaps your child missed out on their birthday party with their friends this year? Or maybe you simply want to have some fun with your mates again. Here at New Forest Activities, you can come together and enjoy the good times again in a safe, COVID-secure environment. We do, however, have some activity and group number restrictions in place to fall in line with COVID-19 government guidelines.

Some friends enjoying group activities such as canoeing on the Beaulieu River

How are we making our activities safer?

 

The safety and wellbeing of both our customers and staff are of the utmost importance, and we have adjusted our activities to reflect this. Our instructors have been trained to deliver our activities in the safest possible way, whilst still providing you with a truly fun and memorable experience. This includes the implementation of strict social distancing throughout your session with us, as well as thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting our kit after every use. See our frequently asked questions to find out more.

The adventure starts here!

Speak to our team today and we’ll help you organise your next adventure.

What kind of groups can come together?

Below we’ve broken down the types of groups that can visit us during this time, in-line with the most recent government guidelines. If you’re unsure, please do get in touch and we’ll be happy to help and advise the best options for you.

Group activities include kids parties. Why not come and enjoy Battlefield LIVE?

Kids Parties

Why not treat them to a fun, action-packed experience with their friends? Children attending parties with us must be from the same school bubble, and we’re limiting numbers to no more than 15 children per party. Canoeing and ropes parties currently unavailable.

A family looking for group activities chose to canoe on the Beaulieu River

Families

For families looking to spend time together again, you can choose from any of our activities for a fun and memorable outdoor adventure. Groups must be no more than 6 people (unless from the same household or support bubble). Prices vary per activity.

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Schools and Youth Groups

Limited to bubbles of up to 15 children (with at least one adult). Multiple bubbles are welcome, but must not exceed 15 children per bubble, with distancing between the groups throughout your visit. Prices vary per activity.

We have plenty of group activities to choose from for friends looking for fun in the great outdoors

Adult Groups and Parties

We’ll also be welcoming adult groups looking for some fun together in the great outdoors, but will be limiting numbers to no more than 6 people, in line with current government guidelines. Prices vary per activity.

A family that chose to have a private session instead of group activities

Team Building

We’re currently able to accommodate up to 30 delegates, socially distanced during a team building event with us.

For the majority of businesses and teams, the last few months have been really challenging. Adapting to new working conditions, managing childcare, furloughed workers – the list goes on. We’re passionate about helping teams come back together, with renewed clarity, clear goals and a fresh mindset. Join us for a ‘Back to Business’ team building event to remember!

What activities are available?

 

Adult and family groups can choose from any of our wonderful New Forest adventures. Canoe or kayak on the stunning Beaulieu River, learn a new skill like Bushcraft or Archery in the New Forest woodland, or swing from the trees on our Low and High Ropes course.

For kids parties, currently, we’re only offering Battlefield LIVE, kayaking and archery parties. This is because these activities allow for adequate social distancing in line with government guidelines. For parties for under 10’s, we do require one adult per group to take part as well.

Not sure which adventure to choose? Speak to our team, and we’ll be happy to suggest the most appropriate activity for your group.

A family that chose to have a private session instead of group activities

Have a question?

Ping us an email and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

Private Sessions

£300 Half-Day | £580 Full-Day

Looking for something a bit longer? Or perhaps a full day of fun? No problem! For groups of up to 6 people (this number can be exceeded if from the same household or support bubble), you can choose from a half or full day of activities, and we’ll give you your own dedicated, friendly instructor to run the activities, exclusively for you.

A family that chose to have a private session instead of group activities

"Good processes in place for social distancing"

We had a great afternoon kayaking on the Beaulieu River. Staff were really friendly and helpful and there were really good processes in place for social distancing which made us feel safe.

"We had a lovely afternoon"

Our guide looked after us from the get-go and we felt very confident going out with him especially being complete novices. His interesting facts made the experience so much more fun. We really appreciated the lengths you have gone to observe social distancing and it was lovely to have a few hours away from all the madness going on at the moment and just enjoy the river. Thank you.

"Faultless!"

Lovely staff, great instructions from receipt of confirmation email with clear directions, to basic paddling tips, great welcome and totally thought-through plan to keep everyone safe with again, clear instructions. Time on the river was excellent with a knowledgable guide and interesting history of the river given. Highly recommend, well done all and thank you.

"We had a lovely time"

We had a lovely time for my Mums birthday, the instructors were very pleasant and overall had a fantastic memorable day. Social distancing and cleaning measures were all in place too, could not fault them!

"Nice location, easy going but informative"

We had a lovely day and all safety measures were in place.

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Take a look at what your day with us might look like…

Ready to book?

Speak to our team today and we’ll help you plan an adventure to remember!

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve probably got some questions. Hopefully, we’ve answered them below.

How can you ensure that the activity will be safe?

We are taking extra precautions when it comes to running our activities during this time and our instructors have been trained to deliver them in the safest possible way. Social distancing will be paramount throughout your session and we are thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting our kit after every use.

How do you clean your kit?

We’ve ramped up our cleaning regime, with kit being cleaned after each individual use. For water-based activities, kit such as paddles and buoyancy aids are dunked into disinfectant and paddle handles are sprayed with disinfectant spray. For land-based activities, all kit is thoroughly wiped down and sprayed with disinfectant spray after every use.

What happens if I have to cancel due to Coronavirus?

We have outlined in our terms and conditions what should happen if you have to cancel your booking due to COVID-19, which you can see here.

What if people drop out of my group? Can I get some money back?

Please see our terms and conditions to find out more.

Do you provide plastic gloves and/or face masks?

Currently, we don’t provide these as we believe that the measures we have in place are adequate enough to ensure your absolute safety during your time with us. However, if you would like to bring your own, you’re very welcome to do so.

What happens if I capsize or need first aid?

We understand that social distancing is paramount, however so is your physical safety. In the unlikely event that you do capsize your boat, instructors will be on hand to show you how to get back into your boat, from a distance. Should an instructor need to make contact with you (such as those struggling to get back into boats, or those that require first aid) they will do so to ensure your absolute safety at all times.

Why would I bother if it's safer to stay at home?

Outdoor activities are beneficial for both your physical and mental health, and we welcome those that would like to make the most of their time in the great outdoors again. We also have extra safety precautions in place to ensure your safety at all times, however we understand that people may still not want to take part – and that’s ok!

Do you offer private sessions?

We certainly do! Please click here for more information.

What activities can we do as a group?

Adult and family groups can choose from any of our activities! See here to see what’s available.

For kids parties, we’re currently only offering Battlefield LIVE, kayaking and archery parties as these activities allow for adequate social distancing in line with government guidelines. For parties for under 10’s, we do require one adult per group to take part as well.

How many people can I book for?

Kids Parties
The maximum number is 15 people and they must be from the same school bubble.

Families
You’re able to book up to 6 people per family, however, we can exceed this number if from the same household or support bubble.

Adult Groups & Parties
Groups must not exceed 6 people.

Schools & Youth Groups
Limited to bubbles of up to 15 children (with at least one adult). Multiple bubbles are welcome, but must not exceed 15 children per bubble, with distancing between the groups throughout your visit.

Team Building
Currently, we’re able to accommodate up to 30 delegates, socially distanced during a team building event with us.

Still not sure if your group can book? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Why are numbers currently limited to 6 people?

This is to fall in line with COVID-19 government guidelines. There are exceptions to this rule for families larger than 6 or within the same support bubble, as well as for children within the same school bubble. Get in touch if you’re not sure and we’ll be happy to help.

If I have a group of less than 6 people, can I book?

Yes! If you’re a group of fewer than 6 people, you can book any of our standard activities. The selection of activities that are currently available can be found here.

I would like longer than 2 hours for my group activity. Is this possible?

Certainly! Get in touch with us and we can speak to you about your options.

Is there anywhere to have party food after our activity?

Usually, yes. But due to COVID-19, we’re currently not allowing groups to stay behind after their activity with us, and we politely ask that customers vacate the site as soon as possible. This helps us to avoid crowds of people gathering on-site.

Can parents stay on-site during a kids party?

We’re currently not allowing parents to stay on-site whilst their child attends a party with us, and we politely ask that parents vacate the site as soon as possible after drop-off. This helps us to avoid crowds of people gathering on-site.

Parents who have organised the party, or those required to take part in activities for safety reasons, are permitted to stay.

Are you providing overalls for Battlefield LIVE at the moment?

We’re currently not providing overalls for Battlefield LIVE, so we advise that you wear old clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit grubby in.

Have another question?

Don’t hesitate to get in touch.