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Victorian Christmas

National Motor Museum Beaulieu

19th December - 3rd January

Discover the secrets of ‘Christmas Past’ as Victorian characters guide you around the splendidly decorated Palace House. Join in with carol singing around the grand piano, try your hand at traditional Victorian games, and enjoy a delicious glass of hot fruit punch.

Make sure you climb aboard the full size sleigh for a photo opportunity, browse the Beaulieu gift shops for the perfect Christmas present – and don’t miss seeing one of the largest outdoor Christmas trees in the New Forest!


New Forest Guided Walk

Have you always wanted to learn more about the New Forest, it’s history, it’s flora and it’s animals? Well, now is your chance, as the New Forest National Park Authority is hosting a guided walk through the forest on the 24th January from 9:30am until 12:30pm.

This easy 4 mile walk is ideal for families and keen nature enthusiasts, and there will be plenty of stops along the way to give you a chance to ask questions and explore your surroundings.



A GREAT NIGHT OUT …. SOUL OF SANTANA … The UK Tribute Band in New Milton this December

There are other tribute acts however SOUL of SANTANA are great musicians who really do embrace the energy and excitement of the man himself Carlos Santana. For over two hours you will relive the years when the band was at its peak. Classics songs from the world famous guitarist .. the legacy is lives on indeed .. a faithful tribute band who will play from a selection of favourites .. Jingo, Evil Ways, Smooth, Black Magic Woman and many others to delight in hearing. All the artists are fans of Santana and their theatre backgrounds bring even more exhilaration to the performance.

Date not to be missed .. Saturday 12 December .. Doors open 7:30pm with Start time 8:00pm


St Martins Gallery

If you are looking to visit somewhere in the Ringwood area which offers Art and a beautiful setting then .. St Martins Gallery is a place to go ..

Located in Ibsley (between Ringwood and Fordingbridge) midst thatched cottages this early Post Reformation Church building stands, originating from 1654 and surviving a fire it was initially restored in 1832. It became derelict before the present owner purchasing it as a deconsecrated building and restoring it with plenty of TLC.


The Bournemouth Bach Choir

The Bournemouth Bach Choir are funding a concert in aid of Naomi House in Ringwood Church on Dec 21st 2015 at 7.30pm.
We are performing Handel Messiah with professional soloistas and orchestra.

The concert is sponsored by local businesses and individuals and to date we have raised £3,500.

Tickets £15 from Nigel Spratt 01202824413 or from Christchurch Tourist Info. Office.


Christmas Market & Snow Globe Experience

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December

Join us at the great Ringwood Light Switch on event and discover our festive artisan market at The Furlong on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December. As well as a selection of hand crafted gifts and delights, we will also have Father Christmas and our giant interactive snow globe experience for all the family to enjoy. You and your family (groups of up to 6 people) can step inside our snow globe and have your photo taken professionally against our festive backdrop. Your photo will be available to download for free and each one makes the perfect Christmas card or gift.

The event is completely free to attend and there will be surprises in store all over the town.




Saturday 5 December

NO ENTRY FEE .. High Street and Market Place in Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1AW

Each and every christmas light has been replaced in the town and even more lights added for this years event. It is something for all the family to enjoy and even more people are invited to come along, bringing their friends and family.

There will be Fair Rides, Entertainment and of course Father Christmas will be part of the day along with his helpers. Stalls will also be an attraction throughout the day.


Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club: Damion Larkin

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club brings you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Comedy Central's Paramount's 'Live at The Comedy Store etc.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club is going to be performing at the Bournemouth Pavilion from October 2015 - April 2016.


Are you a couple?

Do you have a cooking partner in crime?

Channel 4’s hit show Come Dine With Me is coming to Southampton and the surrounding areas and we’re looking for COUPLES to take part!

Do you and your partner host the best dinner parties in town? Come Dine With Me are looking for the perfect partnership to create the recipe for success!

If you’re over 18 and have the combined skills to produce an amazing dinner party…we want to hear from you!


Beaulieu Abbey Church Concert

If you love nothing more than enjoying a live concert then be sure to jot down this event in your diary.

Music for Chistmas with Highcliffe Junior Choir | Saturday 19th December / £10.00

The award winning Highcliffe Junior Choir return to Beaulieu with a programme of Christmas music and readings. Mulled wine and a mince pie are included in the ticket price. This is an increaingly popular concert and was a sell out in 2014 so book your ticket early.


Hansel and Gretel

5th - 10th December 2015

Forest Forge Theatre Company

The festive season in the region would not be the same without a visit to see the Forest Forge winter show. This year they have joined forces with local theatre company ‘Bumblefly’ to produce a new take on the family favourite, Hansel and Gretel.

Lost in the deep dark forest, the children come across many well known fairytale figures who try to help, or hinder them, as they draw ever closer to a strange house that looks good enough to eat!

Throughout this adventure, audiences are actively encouraged to join in with the show; providing sound effects and practical help as Hansel and Gretel and their many friends make their way through the enchanted forest.


Table Top Treasure Preloved Baby and Children’s Sales

Table Top Treasure’s baby and children’s sales are ideal for new or expecting mums that want to invest in baby clothes and toys but do not want to pay high retail prices. Whether you want to buy baby’s first teddy bear, clothing for a newborn or a new crib, you can find a range of baby and infant items at Table Top Treasure's preloved sales.

Here is a comprehensive guide to Table Top Treasure’s upcoming baby and children’s events:


Upton Little Treasures - 5th December - 10:30am - 12pm - Upton Community Centre, 2 Poole Road, BH16 5JA - Join us for our Poole Christmas Special

Charminster Little Treasures - 5th December - 3:20pm - 5pm - The Annunciation Hall - 218 Charminster Road - BH8 9RW - Join us for our Bournemouth Christmas Special

Broadstone little treasures sale with Jo Jingles Demo - Saturday, 12th December - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - St John's Parish Church, BH18 8AR - These sales are the perfect way for you to buy and sell your little treasures pre-loved, nearly new items. Whether you are expecting your first little treasure or have Pre-School to Pre-teens, here is where you will find those amazing items at great prices.


Table Top Treasure Upcoming Events

Here is a comprehensive list of Table Top Treasure’s upcoming Craft Fairs, Table Top Sales, Ladies Evenings and Pamper Evenings:


Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday, 12 December - 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Kinson Community Centre in Pelhams Park, BH10 7LH - If you love homemade and craft items then you will love our craft fairs. We have local ladies and gentlemen that spend their valuable time making some truly amazing pieces.


2016 Canford Magna Table Top Sale - Sunday, 31st January - 10:30am - 1:00pm - Hamworthy Club, BH21 3AP - Are great for everyone as its like a “car boot” but with the comfort of being indoors and having a nice seated area to enjoy a cuppa. No need to worry about what the weather is doing or being in a large muddy field. Its a safe a warm environment for you to grab some bargains or find that hidden gem.


WIBN New Forest and Waterside

12 noon- 2pm


Rhinefield House
SO42 7QB

Meeting Dates for 2016

  • Thursday 21st anuary
  • Thursday 18th February
  • Thursday 17th March
  • Thursday 21st April
  • Thursday 19th May
  • Thursday 16th June
  • Thursday 21st July
  • August will be a regional meeting date to be confirmed
  • Thursday 15th September
  • Thursday 20th October
  • Thursday 17th November
  • December will be a Regional Meeting date to be confirmed


For more information and to book to come along please contact :

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Jacqui Frampton

Or call 01202 666637 / 07824 388247

local arts

Lyndhurst Gallery

Lyndhurst Gallery is an art gallery based in the beautiful New Forest National Park.

This independent gallery has established a reputation for offering a vibrant and diverse collection of works, including contemporary paintings and designs.

Situated on Lyndhurst high street, there is plenty of local parking for you to utilise if you wish to visit the gallery. Furthermore, there are frequent exhibitions for you to come and see, so make sure you keep an eye on the website for the latest displays.


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