What's on  in Lymington and the New Forest area - Theatre, Cinema, Concert, Events and Exhibitions Email a local event (free)
August 2016 Please always check on the event’s website that the info. given here is up-to-date
Great Dorset Steam Fair web map
Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
25 to 29 August 2016
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. The special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!
Hampshire Open Studios web
20 to 29August 2016
For two weeks hundreds of artists from all over Hampshire open their houses and studios to the public, displaying everything from paintings, sculptures, textile work, woodwork and photography.
September 2016
Concert at Mary Magdalene Church, New Milton by Questa Musica web
Mary Magdalene Church, Church Lane, New Milton, Hants, BH25 6QN
3 September, 7.30pm
Professional orchestra Questa Musica are delighted to start their residency in New Milton this September with a concert filled with some of the nation's favourite works. Don't miss your chance to hear Barber's Adagio for Strings, "Summer" and "Autumn" from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Haydn's Cello Concerto in D, Mozart's Divertimento in F, and Serenade for Strings by Elgar. We are delighted to welcome our leader, Charlotte Gallagher, as the soloist in The Four Seasons and our principal cellist Philip Daish-Handy returns to the soloist spotlight for the Haydn. Join us for this exciting launch concert. You can book your programmes when you order tickets and our new album of the Elgar Cello Concerto will be available to buy on the night, some of which was recorded when we came to New Milton before! Questa Musica is made of top-level professionals from orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and more, as well as professionals from Dorset, Hampshire and the surrounding areas (including a number of players from the New Forest!). Tickets £10 each, available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/267632
Contemporary Music with the Pennington WI and the Crescendi Choir facebook
Pennington WI Hall, Ramley Road, Lymington
Saturday 3rd September. Doors open at 2pm for 2:30 prompt start.
Come along and join us for an afternoon of contemporary music with the Pennington WI and the Crescendi Choir. Tickets £8 per person includes a glass of Bucks Fizz and a mini Cream Tea. For ticket purchase, please contact Di Clark on 01590 673800. As well as a raffle, one lucky ticket holder will win a prize! Crescendi is a contemporary choir based in the New Forest, singing a wide range of music from gospel to show tunes in four part harmony and is strictly a classical-free zone!
Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show web
Broadlands, Romsey SO51 98ZD
Saturday 10 September 2014
A real agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842. Showcasing the best of British farming, it is a vital part of the County’s social calendar as cattle and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes. Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Chinese State Circus web
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
11 September 2016
To say the Chinese State Circus is merely a show is grossly to underestimate it; it is the embodiment of a traditional art form which can trace its history back over 2000 years. The presentation lives and breathes with the enthusiasm of its acrobatic artistes whose whole lives centre in the performance. The result is the purest, honest, most abiding and exhilarating circus that is a true privilege to see.
Riyad Nicolas - piano web
Brockenhurst Music Society - 2016 Season
St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst (Brockenhurst Music Society)
Monday 12 September - at 7.30pm, £12 at the door
Programme includes Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Scarlatti, Scriabin & Liszt. 'Syria's leading young pianist ' - International Piano Magazine
Hordle Arts, Craft & Gift Autumn Fayre
Hordle Pavilion, off Vaggs Lane, (adjacent recreation ground), Hordle SO41 0FP
Saturday 17 September 10am - 2pm
Don't miss this event for original and unusual gifts. Featuring Local handmade crafts, Jewellery, Scarves, Handbags, Wood, Prints & Glass and more. Stop and enjoy tea and cake in our 'Yummy' Tea Room. Children's Playground and FREE Parking.
Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve Open Day
Lymington -Pennington Nature Reserve, Normandy Lane
Sun 18 Sept, 10.30am-4pm
Come to Hampshire’s premier coastal reserve and enjoy the spectacle of birds as they stop off on their annual migrations. Stalls, crafts, guided walks, family activities, wildlife viewing and more. This is a joint event with Hampshire County Council and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. No booking required. Free event. Suitable for all. HOW TO FIND US Take the road opposite the Church past the shop called Willow. At the junction with All Saints Road take the road opposite into Normandy Lane. Follow signs to the event. Follow the sea wall from Bath Road around Normandy Lagoon. Or take All Saints Road from Bath Road car park and turn left into Normandy Lane. The event will be signposted off Normandy Lane.
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Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2016 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 28th September 2016

The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.
Talk - William Shakespeare’s Erudition and the Trio: Wriothesley, Florio and Titchfield by Ken Groves
Lymington & District Historical Society web
The Lymington Centre, New Street, Lymington SO41 9BQ
Friday 30 September 2016 at 7.15 pm
The 3rd Earl of Southampton, Titchfield and Shakespeare’s “lost years” Guests are welcome - £4.
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October 2016
The Solent Half Marathon organised by Hardley Runners web
Sunday 9th October.
The Solent Half Marathon is organised by Hardley Runners and takes place on Sunday 9th October. It is suitable for all abilities and is a friendly race with up to 500 entries. The course winds through the New Forest around Exbury and along the shore at Lepe. The race starts at Gang Warily Recreation Centre, Blackfield, SO45 1GA and entry must be booked prior to the day. The minimum age is 17 years on race day. The entry fee is £18 affiliated and £20 unaffiliated. There is a children's fun run. All proceeds will go to local charities. There will be pre and post massage available and cakes on sale.
Craft and Garden Fair at Breamore House web
Breamore House, Nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2DF
14, 15, 16 October 2016, 10am to 6pm
The Craft and Garden Fair takes place on the lawns of the House, forming a delightful “summer village” of marquees and outside stalls, where an amazing range of exhibitors offer a superb selection of crafts, artwork, plants and garden supplies. With demonstrations of craftspeople at work, hundreds of plants to choose from and free entertainment for younger children, there really is something here for everyone!
A range of delicious food and refreshments is available throughout the day, and there are lovely spots for picnics. Come and join in the festive high summer atmosphere and enjoy a delightful day out at this delightful spot. Entry to the House, with its historic interiors and treasures, is available separately.
Wheelchair accessible
Free parking
Free children’s entertainment
Food and refreshments
Beaulieu Road Pony Sales 2016 web
Across the road from Beaulieu Road railway station map
All sales commence at 10.30am
Wednesday 26th October 2016

The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.
November 2016
Theatre - Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Lymington Players web
Lymington Community Centre
November 2016
Holmes’s most spine chilling mystery has been dramatized with suspense, humour and terror. Sir Henry is heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes with a curse, death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the moor. Only Holmes can stop the beast. While mysterious lights signal Baskerville Hall and the hound terrifies the countryside, the sleuthing begins and suspicion falls on sinister servants, butterfly collectors, ladies in distress and escaped convicts. Who wrote the letter that summoned the hound? Is Sir Henry’s romance with the lovely Kitty doomed? Is the supernatural at work?


The Wind in the Willows web
The Mayflower Theatre, Empire Lane, Southampton
10 - 20 November 2016
Kenneth Grahame’s wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad comes to life in a spectacular new stage musical with a book by Downton Abbey creator, the Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes and Oliver Award winning composer and lyricist team George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
December 2016
Links to What's On in the local area
New Forest
Walking & Cycle Routes National Park PDF's


Car Parks
Cannon St
Community Centre Cannon St
Kids drama/dance/workshops Church Hall
Lymington Library What's On North Close
Lym. Folk Club Thomas Tripp (1st Wed of month)
Malt Hall Theatre Cannon St
Markets and Car Boot Sales

Milford on Sea
Community Centre What's On
Milford on Sea calendar What's On

New Park Shows & Events
New Forest Polo Club New Park
Village Hall Cinema & What's On

Lyndhurst Recreation Directory

East Boldre
Community Website

Minstead Study Centre
Minstead Village Community Website

New Milton
New Milton Events
Forest Arts Old Milton Road
New Milton Community Centre Osborne Road

Beaulieu Events
Out of Town Centre Events
Music at Beaulieu Beaulieu Abbey Church
New Forest Activities High Street, Beaulieu

Burley Events

Exbury Gardens Events

Lepe Country Park Events

Highcliffe Castle Events

Priory Church
Red House Museum What's On
Regents Centre 51 High Street

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre

Bournemouth (car parks)
ABC Cinema Westover Road
BIC & Pavilion Theatre Exeter & Westover Rds
Bournemouth Gig Guide
O2 Academy Boscombe
Odeon Cinema Westover Road

Southampton (car parks)
Hanger Farm Arts Centre Totton
Harbour Lights Cinema Ocean Village
Mayflower Theatre Commercial Road
Museums Exhibitions at the museums
Nuffield Theatre University Road
Odeon Cinema West Quay Road
Southampton Guildhall Civic Centre
The Brook Portswood Road
Turner Sims Concert Hall Southampton Uni

Broadlands events
Romsey Abbey concerts

Moors Valley Country Park events

Wimborne Market largest undercover in the south

South Hampshire
Listed Magazine What's on in the South
Morris and Traditional Dance South Hants

Guide to South-Central Region

Earls Court and Olympia

Royal Albert Hall
Southbank Centre
The O2
London Theatres

Countryside Education Events Beaulieu
Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Guided Walks
Moors Valley Events Near Ringwood
National Park Events New Forest
Open Gardens UK National Directory
RSPB Events New Forest
Town Tours Lymington

Groups organising local activities
Lymington and Brockenhurst Lions Club

Links to other 'What's on' websites
Bournemouth - official
Dorset Echo
INQ - for young people in the New Forest
Isle of Wight - What's On
New Forest Centre - What's On
New Forest National Park - What's On
New Forest - official visitor site
New Forest Youth Website
New Park - What's On

Be in a BBC audience

Local websites
Barton on Sea barton.ukfossils.co.uk
Beaulieu council website
Brockenhurst brockenhurst-newforest.org.uk
Brockenhurst council website
Burley burleynewforest.co.uk
Christchurch visitchristchurch.info
Christchurch christchurchdorset.com
Christchurch council website
East Boldre eastboldre.talktalk.net
Fawley fawleyonline.org.uk
Highcliffe highcliffedorset.co.uk
Hythe hythe-hants.org.uk
Hythe & Dibden council website
Lyndhurst council website
Lymington & Pennington council website
Milford on Sea milfordonsea.com
Milford on Sea milfordonsea.org
Milford on Sea visitmilfordonsea.co.uk
Milford on Sea council website
New forest thenewforest.co.uk
New forest newforestexplorersguide.co.uk
New forest new-forest-national-park.com
New forest newforestnpa.gov.uk
New forest newforest.hampshire.org.uk
New forest newforestgateway.org
New forest council website
New Milton newmilton.org.uk
New Milton New Milton Town Partnership
New Milton newmiltontoday.com
New Milton council website
Ringwood ringwoodtown.co.uk
Ringwood council website
Sway swayvillage.co.uk
Sway council website