An Afternoon in Lyndhurst

When we were away last weekend in the New Forest we went out for the afternoon to Lyndhurst. I hadn’t visited the New Forest national park since I was very young and can’t remember any of the places we visited but was keen to visit Lyndhurst as it was fairly near where we were staying and is the honorary capital of the New Forest and such a family friendly place to spend time.

An Afternoon in Lyndhurst

We parked up outside the New Forest Centre and Museum and although we had a wander round the gift shop we didn’t pay to go into the actual museum because we thought the children were a bit young and Little Man was due his nap. Instead we had a wander down the High Street and stopped at the Lyndhurst Tea House for lunch, hoping that Little Man would sleep through it as he was so tired but he had other ideas and instead got a second wind after we found a table!

The Lyndhurst Tea House is lovely, with a prominent position in the High Street but still quaint and villagey it fits right in to Lyndhurst’s shabby chic, quirky but homely feel. The Lyndhurst Tea House had shabby chic furnishings and such a lovely, airy feel and we were pleased we’d chosen it for lunch.

Dave and I had the Ramblers Tea – Scone, cream and jam along with a slice of cake and a pot of tea. We had one each and the fruit scones were huge, freshly baked and so lovely and soft – The only improvement would have been some sultanas in them! Dave had a slice of lemon cake, I had a slice of red velvet cake and we were stuffed afterwards, even with sharing it with LP!

An Afternoon in Lyndhurst

If you’re visiting Lyndhurst I’d definitely recommend Lyndhurst Tea House as somewhere to eat – They don’t just do tea, they do actual meals too, all day breakfasts and a variety of drinks, milkshakes, smoothies and ice cream – Something for everyone.

We then carried on down the High Street looking in all the shops. A lovely wooden toy shop, lovely vintage style interior shops, charity shops and upcycled furniture shops. It was my kind of shopping street!

An Afternoon in Lyndhurst

After that we stopped at Forest Glade Ice Cream for the traditional holiday ice cream! Dave had Honeycomb and Cookie Crunch flavours, I had Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Chip and LP had never-fail Vanilla! Really lovely ice cream and not too expensive either – We’ve definitely had a lot worse ice cream for a lot more money! If you’re driving through and spot the ice cream shop definitely stop and buy a cone, you won’t be disappointed.

An Afternoon in Lyndhurst

We then headed back to the holiday park – Stopping to spot New Forest ponies on the way! A New Forest holiday wouldn’t be the same without ponies afterall!

An Afternoon in Lyndhurst
An Afternoon in Lyndhurst

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5 Comments

  1. oh that looks like a lovely place. Sounds like it’s worth a visit for the ice cream alone.

  2. Salted caramel ice cream sounds amazing, I am a little obsessed with Salted caramel at the moment. Apparently Haagan Daaz do it so I need to hunt it down but it isn’t in our local supermarket. It looks like a really lovely day out. x

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