The New Forest is a great place to explore for you and your four-legged friend. Dogs love The New Forest and The New Forest loves dogs!

You’ll find so many places that accept dogs, more than you could possibly find in a big city. From hotels and Pubs, to family activities and of course ample walking.

Dog canoeing on the water, Beaulieu.

We’ve put together a few suggestions on some of the best dog friendly activities in The New Forest!

  • Canoeing on the Beaulieu River – At New Forest Activities, it might surprise you to learn that dogs are welcome to enjoy a guided Canoeing tour with you. Sat in the stable canoe they can sit and relax whilst you paddle them about exploring this stunning river. A great activity for the whole family. NEW FOR 2019 – DOGGY PADDLES!
  • Walking in The New Forest – it goes without saying that The New Forest is the perfect place to walk, especially with your dog. Why not pick up a New Forest map from our Booking Center and plan a great day out exploring together!
  • Explore Exbury Gardens – you and your dog could enjoy Exbury Gardens together as dogs are welcome on their leads. They can even travel on the Steam train with you! A great day out for you both!
  • Enjoy a visit to a traditional forest pub – The New Forest is home to many fantastic pubs, great for food & drink! What’s even better is nearly all New Forest pubs welcome your furry friend, many have water bowls and dog treats available. Why not Paddle to the Pub for a real adventure?
  • Stay for longer with dog friendly hotels – Just like pubs you’ll find many hotels in The New Forest welcome dogs over night. The Master Builders is just one of many fantastic hotels where you can enjoy a trip away with your best friend!
  • Archery– Our Archery sessions are great for everyone and your Dog can chill out and watch in the sun or the shade, no need to leave them in the car.

Dog at New Forest Activities Ropes Course