4th October 2019
Updates and News
Magical Birds and Festive Feathers at Leeds Castle this Christmas.
From 23rdNovember 2019 – 1stJanuary 2020 the beautiful state rooms at Leeds Castle will be transformed into a magical kingdom of birds and festive feathers. Start your journey through the magnificent Castle rooms with a magical forest of owls to red breasted robins surrounded by glittering snowdrops. Experience a lavishly dressed banqueting table, laid for a Christmas feast, as you continue through to the glitz and glamour of Lady Baillie’s Bedroom, where there is a variety of treasures to spot amongst Christmas garlands. Write your Christmas dream on a feather in a room of winged wishes and experience shimmering duckling eggs ready to hatch under the tree, with the signature Leeds Castle black swan among decorations of silver and gold. More information here.
New Forest Food & Drink Fortnight Set to Showcase Local Produce: 3– 16 November 2019
The New Forest Food & Drink Fortnight will take place at venues throughout the forest from 3-16 November and showcase the huge range and diversity of local produce produced and consumed both in the National Park and further afield.
From rare Pannage Pork produced from the pigs in the annual acorn sweep, to flour ground at the working 900-year-old Eling tide mill, to beer brewed at Ringwood Brewery which is enjoyed in pubs throughout southern England.
Over the following weeks, details of the Food & Drink Fortnight will be unrolled, and added to the New Forest’s destination website.
A Unique Collection of Events at Houghton Lodge Gardens, Test Valley, Hampshire
Houghton Lodge Gardens are making the most of the glorious setting by hosting a unique collection of events, including tempting experiences to delight the senses. Looking forward to next year now in July 2020 Music on the Test will feature an afternoon of music on the banks of the River Test – bring your own picnic. And there will be a series of Open Days in 2020 including a tour of Houghton Lodge. The dates will be on the website soon, don’t delay as they fill up very quickly.