Bookable Activities - New Forest Show

This year the Show is focusing on interactive, educational activities for the whole family.  It aims for visitors to have an amazing day whilst enjoying getting involved with a variety of activities.

A few of our activities have limited spaces and require booking in advance. 

Secure your space now to ensure you don’t miss out!! 

Little New Park Ranger Taster Sessions

Our family nature activities, led by our fantastic course leaders will give you the opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of the main showground, connect with nature, learn some new skills and above all have FUN!

The theme of the sessions over the three days will be ‘The Miniature World of the New Forest’.

Sessions will focus on minibeasts and pollinating insects and will encourage you to use your imagination and get creative with activities including willow weaving, butterfly making and sculpting your own clay minibeast.

The sessions will take place in the beautiful woodland surrounding our Base Camp which can be found within the Forestry England area.

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These sessions are Kindly Sponsored by New Forest District Council

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Fun Kitchen

Back by popular demand, the Fun Kitchen Cooking Workshops are fun, entertaining, and educational. Join them for a 45-minute cooking class – where children will have the opportunity to collect their freshly baked goods at the end.

These will take place in the Bake and Cake Marquee.

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New Forest Spirits Gin Tasting

Be guided through the process of how Wyrd Gin is handcrafted in small batches, using a perfect blend of fine grain spirit, pure New Forest Spring Water, and specially selected botanicals, discovering the secret to our beautifully smooth, classic style of gin.

In this half hour gin tasting, learn about New Forest Spirits and trial the selection of gin.

These sessions will take place in the Farming Experience Zone

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Dome Building

Ever wondered why most footballs are made of hexagons and pentagons?

Well building this dome will help you understand – just think of the Eden project, but smaller!

Hazel, the tree of knowledge, has been coppiced for thousands of years and the harvested sticks are put to many uses, this is just a 21st century one!

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Music Workshop with Shining Lights Performing Academy

Are you a parent interested in getting your 18months-4 year old into a fun, enthusiastic and engaging class.

Shining Lights Little Lights Music offers a structure yet fun music class for your youngsters.

Come and join us to explore the world of rhythm, pitch and Tempo whilst having fun playing drums and singing.

Located in the Community Area.

Interested book our New Forest show workshop today! 


Diverse Dance Mix with Shining Lights Performing Academy

Shining Lights is proud to offer to its adults Darcy Bussell’s Diverse Dance Mix.

DDMIX is a fitness through dance based class that offers a wide range of dance styles, from Line dance, Charleston and Salsa.

The lesson is based on four simple dance style movements put into a routine that promises Fun, Energy and a chance to keep fit.

Located in the Community Area

Secure your slow and give it a go!


Ballet with Shining Lights Performing Academy

Come and join our RAD trained teacher Miss Katrina to give Ballet a go.

Come and try the classic style dance whilst having fun, keeping fit and a chance to express yourself through the medium of dance.

Located in the Community Area

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Singing Workshop with Shining Lights Performing Academy

Do you enjoy singing, maybe you like to sing in the shower using a brush as a microphone.

Why not come and join Shining Lights as a family to sing in the summer sun.

Located in the Community Area

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Modern Dance with Shining Lights Performing Academy

Modern dance is a world popular dance style.

Come and join us in the Community Area to have fun, dance the afternoon away and meet some new people whilst you at it.

We can dance the musicals, the charts or just until your hearts content.

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Performing Arts with Shining Lights Performing Academy

Shining Lights Performing Arts offers classes in both group drama and Solo acting.

If you find yourself a budding actor or actress, or maybe you want to have fun whilst learning some important drama techniques.

Why not come and join us in the Community Area for some drama activity’s and team building games to find out more…

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