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Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

#2 of 17 things to do in Lyndhurst Features Animals
New Forest National Park | So43 7gq, Lyndhurst, New Forest, England
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Fantastic on a sunny day

Came here with the children and found this place a joy It has a good viewing platform of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Beautiful to deer in their natural setting - we saw deer from a distance in a very relaxed setting... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 yesterday via mobile

Came here with the children and found this place a joy It has a good viewing platform of the deer,a nice visitors centre with staff helpful to answer questions There's several signposted walks you can do including the gruffalo walk which is great for little...More

Thank saintlee1970
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful to deer in their natural setting - we saw deer from a distance in a very relaxed setting. Later we saw wild deer close up in the forest. It was breathtaking. There are facilities here including a car park, toilets and an information area....More

Thank Pearliegirliestar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've always enjoyed coming to bolder wood over the years. The walks are fairly easy and take you through some nice scenery. UnfortunatelyI didn't get to see dears this time round but there's always next time.

Thank Rikt87
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Upon arrival, enthusiastic and helpful volunteers were on hand to point us in the direction of the deer feeding platform and load us with plenty of information about the reserve (They even gave us very useful advice on how to get home afterwards!). We managed...More

Thank Rob_and_Jess
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wardens feed the deer in the field opposite the viewing platform so they stick around for those essential photo opportunities. We were fortunate to see stags with the most splendid rack of antlers. We happened across this attraction by accident and it is certainly...More

Thank Kaz B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This forest has free parking and is very scenic with walks and a gruffalo trail. There's a deer enclosure where we saw some deer and there are information boards for you to read from. The main attraction for us was the walks which went around...More

Thank jon b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is a beautiful place to visit. You can pick from three different walks depending on your ability and time you have. Its such a lovley peaceful location and seeing the deer so closely was a great bonus.

Thank Rachael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cycled from lyndhurst. Arrived at 1pm. saw a few deer. nothing too interesting. Apprently if we had arrived at 2pm there might have been some large stags. so-so.

Thank davelink1988
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.