Adventure Outdoors Again!

Enjoy a range of safe yet memorable outdoor adventures in The New Forest.

It’s time to have fun in the great outdoors again!

With lockdown measures now slightly relaxed, we can look to make the most of our time in the great outdoors again. From paddling on the Beaulieu River to cycling through the beautiful New Forest woodland, adventure awaits us (and it’s certainly been waiting a while!) Here at New Forest Activities we’re following strict government guidelines and have adapted our activities so that you can take part with confidence, knowing that your safety is our top priority (whilst still having fun of course!)

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.

Ready to enjoy the outdoors again?

Click below to find an adventure for you.

Our Top Picks

A selection of our most popular adventures.

Beaulieu Canoeing Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve in stable, Canadian canoes. Spot wildlife and explore the river’s wide waters. This is social distancing at it’s best!

Beaulieu Kayaking Tour

Our kayaking tours are not to be missed! Your knowledgeable guide will take the lead as you explore the hidden creeks and waterways of the river, all from the comfort of your own boat.

Cycle Hire

With plenty of cycle routes to explore, why not head off and find your own hidden corner of The New Forest, by bike? We’ll give you all the kit you’ll need and send you on your way!

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Kayak Hire

Explore the Beaulieu River self-guided, on single or double sit-on-top kayaks. Explore hidden creeks or mill away the afternoon floating on the river’s calm waters. It’s up to you!

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Social distancing at it’s best!

Click below to see our range of social distancing activities.

Private Sessions

Prefer to have your own private activities for your family, group or household? No problem! For groups of up to 8 people, 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.

"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…

Want to enjoy fresh air and freedom?

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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.

Will I have to share a boat with someone I don't know?

No. We will never make you share boats with people outside of your household. All sessions will be delivered with social distancing measures in place.

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 session due to COVID-19, which you can see here.

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.

Do you offer private sessions?

We certainly do! Please click here for more information.

Will there be access to toilets?

Yes, toilets are open at all of our sites and will be stocked with anti-bacterial handwash. We encourage all our customers to wash their hands regularly whilst visiting us.

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 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!

How many people will be on my session?

We’re limiting the number of people we allow to book on to each session, and there will never be more than 8 people taking part at once.

Will there be anti-bacterial hand wash available?

Yes, anti-bacterial hand wash is available at all of our activity sites and we ask that customers do their bit, with regular hand washing throughout your visit with us.

Have another question?

Don’t hesitate to get in touch.