During lockdown there are a host of local New Forest businesses providing really helpful and creative services. These range from hot food & drink deliveries and takeaways, essential food shop boxes and hampers full of delicious local produce. Find details of essential shops that remain open, local online shops and loads more local services & updates from local businesses.
We've also got lots to keep you entertained from the comfort of your own home! From virtual events and colouring sheets to 24/7 animal webcams, virtual tours of our fantastic attractions & activities, New Forest Vlogs and lots more...

Look out for new updates, info and virtual activities added every week!
Wild New Forest Vlog: New Forest Beech Trees...
Delivery & Takeaway Services...

Exercising should be done locally during lockdown. And to ensure the New Forest is safe for other local people to do their daily exercise, there are a few extra precautions to take at this time - including following social distancing guidelines, parking legally and responsibly, bringing your own face covering and hand sanitiser and not taking any unnecessary risks - see full details and precautions on our website.

As usual at this time of year, a small number of car parks are closed due to ongoing maintenance and those vulnerable to flooding and damage in bad weather. See more about New Forest Car Parks on our website.
Essential Shopping...

If you, or someone you know is stuck indoors self-isolating, shielding from the virus, or can't visit the New Forest at this time, yet longing for the natural world outside, then have a listen to New Forest Sounds.
Connect up some speakers or pop on a set of headphones, and let New Forest Sounds bring the forest to you. Close your eyes and immerse yourself in some beautiful organic sounds. When you can’t visit the National Park because of the current restrictions, this is the next best thing.
Online Shopping...
Effective web, ecommerce and print solutions for small to SME business since 1999.

Contact us now for a friendly no-obligation chat about your requirements.
Virtual Events...
"Playing the Game"
A Masterclass for teachers & facilitators delivering practival subjects online
Online with Forest Forge Theatre
Saturday 30 Jan, 10.30am - 12.30pm
'Act Your Age' adult theatre group
Online with Forest Forge Theatre
Mondays from 11 - 25 Jan, 10am - 11am
6-week writers' group with David Lane
Online with Forest Forge Theatre
Mondays from 18 Jan - 22 Feb, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
Other Services and Business Updates...
  • Apple Mac Tech Support from TekWizard : Intends to remain open for remote technically support throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. The only difference to normal trading is that there will not be face to face visits. More information here.

  • Arch Clinic : Face to face consultations now available, online video-sessions & posting info online each day. Mental Health First Aid Line : 01425 650 071. More information here.

  • Beaulieu Nutrition and Natural Health Clinic : Clinical Nutritional Therapist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is running nutrition consultations via phone or online. Complimentary 10 min calls can be booked to answer general nutrition questions.

  • Belle and Blossom : Delivering flower blooms to your family & friends locally. Contact 07889 053355 or 01590 611382.

  • Bespoke Funeral Ceremonies : Contact your local professional Funeral Celebrant for advice and help. Religious & non-religious services. 02381 781395. More information here.

  • Copied Hall Kennels : Offering half day stays (max 5hrs) for £10. Drop offs & collections can be anytime between 9am - 5pm. So your dogs can join group walks and playtime whilst you have some peace & quiet whilst working from home. Our normal services will still be available. More information here.

  • Dave Dodge Photography : Offering product photography for local businesses to use in their social media and online content. Good quality images can help to generate business in these hard times. More information here.

  • DOfilm Ltd : After 20 years filming interviews, doing PR and content creation, we are now offering our wealth of experience in media training sessions. Use this lockdown to be more confident in a world ever more dominated by online calls, pitches and presentation work. Call me for details. Contact details on website.

  • Forest Foot and Health Clinic : We want to reassure all our patients that the Forest Foot and Health Clinic will remain open as normal. We also offer Gift Vouchers to our patients and to people visiting the clinic. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 02380 814903 or online on our website. More information here.

  • Lentune Mortgage Consultancy : Offering new and existing Clients a FREE review of their personal protection policies - ensuring you are financially protected for the future has never been more important - please email stuart@lentunegroup.com for more details.

  • New Forest Platinum Tours : Although not currently operating tours, available for essential journey requirements at flexible rates.

  • NFU Mutual New Forest, Isle of Wight & Bournemouth : To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we’re doing things a little differently. We continue to remain available by phone, email and also virtually to discuss your insurance needs. Along with other businesses, we have to ask that no customers visit our offices for now. More information here.

  • Pawsome Dog Care : Do you need an experienced, 100% reliable dog walker? Get in touch, drop a message to info@pawsomedogcare.co.uk or more information here.

  • Peacock Computers : Still operating remotely where possible and offering a zero contact drop-off and collection for repairs. More information here.

  • Pet Carers Limited : Continuing to operate with safe practice on drop off and pick up of dogs using protocols from DEFRA and CFSG. Open and taking bookings for 2021 and are arranging socially distanced meetings with your carer to make sure everyone is happy before confirming a booking. More information here.

  • Your Mortgage Connection : Continuing to operate remotely, offering help and support to new and existing customers during this time. More information here.