Sports and Recreation

Midweek Breaks would like to make your staycation so much better and have arranged discounts and given recommendations for some amazing activities you might want to enjoy during your stay.

Horse Riding

Stabling facilities available when booking either Mews Hill, Criddlestyle Cottage or the Riverside lodge.

  • Great opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful countryside in the New Forest with your own horses, why not bring them on holiday with you!
  • 2 acre paddock with newly erected wooden stabling ideal for 2 horses or ponies.
  • Ample parking for trailers.
  • Separate tack room with saddle racks.
  • Light, power and secure locking.
  • Available on a diy basis for £50 per horse per mid week break when booked in conjunction with Mews Hill, Criddlestyle Cottage or the Riverside Lodge.
Stabling facilities at our Fordingbridge Properties.
Horse Riding

Arniss Equestrian – Near Fordingbridge

Horse riding lessons and hacks.

  • Family owned business that caters for all riders of age and abilities.
  • Facilities include 2 all-weather arenas 20m x 40m; 20m x 60m, jumping arenas and direct forest hacking.
  • Only a 15 minute walk from Mews Hill, Criddlestyle Cottage and the Riverside Lodge.

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre, Christchurch

10% discount

  • Fun, safe environment in which to learn a new outdoor sport
  • Birthday parties, team building all catered for
  • Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, row, even powerboat
  • Must pre-book quoting Midweek Breaks

New Forest Sports Car Hire

Treat your partner to a unique gift!

  • Experience the New Forest in a classic sports car for the weekend
  • 10% discount off web prices for our guests
  • Must pre-book and quote Midweek Breaks

Paintball South, Hampshire

Ultimate paintball experience in Hants!

  • Set within 50 acres of woodland with expert supervision from fully trained marshalls for birthdays, corporate, stag and hens.
  • £5 discount off published online packages when pre-booked (phone) & quote Midweek Breaks
Paintball South
Christchurch Harbour

Shore Sports, Christchurch

Learn to kayak, windsurf, paddleboard or sail.

  • All around the stunning Christchurch harbour
  • 10% discount when taking 2-day courses
  • Requires pre-booking call Nick on 07867 575280

Salisbury Plains Safaris

4 x 4 or Horseback tours around Salisbury Plains

Salisbury Plain Safaris offer a view of the dramatic landscapes, military and Neolithic history and picturesque villages surrounding Stonehenge and the Plain either in a 4 x 4 tour or a horse back 2 hour hack out. In the company of their experienced guides, the tours include refreshments, photography opportunities, unique plants, animals and visits to places around Salisbury and Stonehenge.  For 10% discount, book direct with Salisbury Plain Safaris and quote Midweekbreaks stating you have booked one of our cottages.

New Forest Water Sport Park

We recommend!

  • Only cable Wake Board park on the south coast
  • Aqua Park, Kayak & SUP
  • Fantastic fun for family only 5 mins drive from Fordingbridge

Cycling in the New Forest

Why not take advantage of the beautiful scenery and bring your bikes. All our properties have bike sheds !

If you are unable to bring your own bikes you would be able to rent some at the Bicycle Centre at Sandy Balls Tel: 01425 657707, open daily from 9am – 5pm or Perkins in Fordingbridge Tel: 01425 653475.