Ringwood, the Brand New Forest Town of the Year 2016 has a weekly
Wednesday market; which complements the wealth of quaint and modern shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes – many of which have a Brand New Forest offer.
Wander down West Street to view the River Avon from the old three-arched stone bridge and the Saxon parish church. Old town charm is maintained by listed buildings such as Monmouth House and The Meeting House.
A visit to the famous Ringwood Brewery offers the chance to sniff the hops and sample the beers made on the premises.
Families should use their card and head out for Moors Valley Country Park, just a short ride away, which offers the Go Ape! tree top challenge for the adventurous. At nearby Crow, Liberty’s Reptile and Raptor Centre features some fascinating birds of prey.