Family Fun

Family fun stage at The New Forest Show.

Activity Trail

Grab a copy of our activity trail map and let our lovely mascot, Rufus show you around some of the amazing interactive family-friendly activities on offer!

Download and print at home or collect from the ticket sales desk at the main entrance.

Children playing tug of war at The New Forest Show.

Arts & Crafts

Get your craft on in the art tent with workshops including making paper butterflies, printing with plasticine and drawing with charcoal.

Children at an art gallery in The New Forest Show.

Axemen Show

Watch the skilful Adams Axemen Lumberjack Display Team battle it out against the clock in exhilarating competitions, showcasing traditional and modern practices.

Two people chopping a block of wood with axes.

Bake & Cake

Budding young baker? Don’t forget to sign up to enter one of our fun baking competitions. Or join The Fun Kitchen for some fun, entertaining and educational cooking workshops.

Two children baking at a workshop at The New Forest Show.

Countryside Area

Head to the Countryside Area for small animal fun including ferret racing, falconry and gun dog demonstrations.

Show bird flying over the top of children at The New Forest Show.

Canine Show

Bring along your four legged friends and enter our popular Fun Canine Show. Will you enter Cutest Puppy, Most Handsome Dog, Waggiest Tail or Looks Most Like Owner?

Dog jumping over hay bales at The New Forest Show.

Family Fun Zone

With circus workshops, face painting, dance displays and so much more, the Family Fun Zone is a hit for everyone!

Freedom Care Group are proud to be providing a Family Area with a safe space to play, rest, feed and change for families and under 5’s.

The Family Fun Zone is kindly sponsored by Hoburne Holidays

Woman painting the face of a child at The New Forest Show.

Farming Education

Your little ones can join in and learn from the masters in our interactive farming zone. Tractors guaranteed!

Photo of a child driving a tractor at The New Forest Show.

Forest Fun!

Head to Forestry England’s Activity Zone, for lots of fun activities themed around the New Forest Code, such as mask making and cycling.

Photo of a child driving a cart at The New Forest Show.

Little New Park Rangers

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!

Children with animal masks, stood in the woods.

Main Ring Attractions

As well as the must-see equine events, you’ll find a host of showstoppers. This year you can see motorbikes flying through the air with our headline act Bolddog FMX.

Person jumping on a show horse.


Various workshops for children & families take place over the 3 days of The Show including cooking and arts and crafts. Book ahead to secure your place.

Photo of a child baking at The New Forest Show.

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