‘Discover your National Park’PUBLISHED ON: 8 NOVEMBER 2011
This free event starts at 10:30am at the New Forest Centre and will be bursting with children’s activities, guided walks around Lyndhurst and the Open Forest, tours of the historic Verderers’ Court which has been in place since the 13 century, games and an opportunity to have a picnic in the gardens of the historic Queen’s House.
Music and entertainment will be provided by ‘Junk’ who featured in last year’s Britain’s Got Talent. They will be providing music from recycled materials and making sure that everyone gets involved!
Jim Mitchell, Interpretation Officer for the New Forest National Park, said: ‘This is a great day for everyone to come along to. It offers a taster of what the New Forest has to offer and gives people an insight into the Forest’s ancient traditions and unique way of life.
For more information about the event visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/discover-your-national-park.
Notes to Editors:
This is a joint event between the New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and the New Forest Centre.
Protect – Enjoy – Prosper
The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:
- Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park – Protect
- Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities — Enjoy.
We also have a duty to:
- Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park — Prosper.
The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.
Karen Evans-McDaid, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650