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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

#2 of 16 things to do in Lyndhurst Features Animals
New Forest National Park | So43 7gq, Lyndhurst, New Forest, England
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Enjoyable visit

Visited with young children. They enjoyed the Gruffalo trail laid on by the forestry commission... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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What a great dander!

This is our first time visiting this part of the world but certainly will not be our last! What a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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There is a viewing platform for deer. Picturesque forest and national park for the family. Very picturesque and ponies wonder around. It was very busy Easter Weekend but still and enjoyable day out, getting back to nature.
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New Forest National Park | So43 7gq, Lyndhurst, New Forest, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with young children. They enjoyed the Gruffalo trail laid on by the forestry commission. Staff in the information point where very helpful and approachable. The toilets where clean. Parking is free but with a £3 suggested donation. The best bit was seeing the sika...More

Thank oliver_oliver2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our first time visiting this part of the world but certainly will not be our last! What a beautiful part of the world it is! Our children aged 6 and 3 loved spotting the cows and New Forest Ponies along our drive along...More

Thank LouiseP1283
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we live on the edge of the countryside it is good to go to some "real countryside" now and then. Not to big a drive for us one end of Hampshire to the other an hour or so. Bolderwood is about 4 miles...More

Thank DAVIDMS20050
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant place to see deer every visit. Lovely big field for children (big kids) to run about. Perfect picnic area either under the trees at the tables or out on the field with a blanket. Toilet block. Take care driving, twisty winding road with lots...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent walked to the viewing platform the fallow deer where just down the field easily seen. We then walked around the tracks in the woods beautiful short for us walk

Thank wrightse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped down here whilst on a drive around the New Forest, so glad we did! We got there around 1.30pm and went straight to the deer view point. We weren't disappointed! The whole family of dear, including two stags were out in the secure...More

Thank Mr_and_Mrs_Dipple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Bolderwood all my life and still love it. Garenteed to see deer and today there were lots of young deer to see. It was spoilt a bit on this day by screaming swearing shouting older children whose parents didn't give to...More

Thank cassiebear1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice area to walk in. Spotted the deer from a distance (it was hot and they were in the shade) and followed one of the trails. Gorgeous area.

Thank Ollie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. Special platforms for deer viewing, we saw lots. Lovely walks in the forest. Our dogs loved it. Plenty of places to sit and chill out. Ice cream van in car park very good value and delicious.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Bolderwood in the hope of seeing deer. We weren't disappointed, there were quite a few and we could see them quite well. Good experience.

Thank mandy r
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Nigel B
10 May 2017|
Response from Andy J | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's open all day the car park closes at dusk. But you can still park on the road
26 March 2017|
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Response from Amy D | Reviewed this property |
the first bit may have a few tree roots but the rest has clear bridleways (wide stone paths). the deer viewing platform is right by the car park
15 October 2016|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter and park and well worth a visit.