Situated on an old coaching route, Bolderwood has all the ingredients for a family day out.
Get close to the famous herd of Fallow deer which live in and around Bolderwood.
Bring a picnic and spend all day exploring the waymarked trails, cycle or just relax in the sun.
This site has been awarded a CLOtC Site Provider Award. The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. This award recognises organisations which actively welcome schools onto their site/s for self-led visits and ensure that the sites and any other services provided meet the needs of schools. For more information, please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-learning
Click on the links below to find out about the waymarked trails and other activities from this car park.
SuperwormJoin Superworm on his forest adventure at Bolderwood, New Forest. Wiggle along the self-led trail and complete lots of Superworm themed activities along the way! Click here for further information
Download the Guide to Deer at Bolderwood Podcast (MP3 1.7MB) for your MP3 player here so while you are at the Viewing Platform you can also have a commentary about the deer species.
Exploring this truly ancient forest by bicycle is the ideal way to discover the magnificent beauty and fascinating wildlife that can easily be missed by car.
A short stroll which leads you to a deer viewing platform at Bolderwood, New Forest, overlooking fields where wild herds of fallow deer are regularly seen.
Including the deer field at Bolderwood in the New Forest, this meandering route leads you past some majestic trees, the oldest of which date back to 1860.
A longer route which explores a range of woodland types both ancient and modern at Bolderwood in the New Forest
If you are interested in booking one of our barbecue sites or using your own, please visit click on the link above for further information.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsLeo Fitzgerald, 9/Jul/2015
Lovely drive getting here apart from the bottleneck at lynhurst good facilities car parking and toilets,disappointed at seeing just two horses, though we might have seen a deer or two.
Is there any charge for parking at bolderwood
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your comment. There is no charge for parking at Bolderwood, however there are parking meters on site, if you wish to leave a donation.
5 StarsLove the forest, 23/Aug/2013
We love Bolderwood! I noticed today that the rangers are having a Fairytale weekend with storytelling. I think the times are 12, 1.30 and 3pm and only ■2 per child. We will definately be there!