During challenging times, it's great to see local New Forest businesses providing a really helpful and creative range of services for residents.

Services range from local pubs and restaurants offering food and drink deliveries, farm shops, cycle hire/repair, to online shopping and virtual beauty advice! You can even treat your loved ones to a gift voucher for future special occasions.
Essential Shopping...
Taking place on a weekly basis
7th - 13th May - Daily participation
23rd April, 7pm - 8.30pm
25th April, 11am - 12.30pm
Other Services Available...

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


  • Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre : Adapting outdoor activity sessions & recording on video so you can try them at home including; Problem Solving challenges, Bushcraft, Shelter Building and Raft Building. 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 : Open Weds, Thurs & Fri 10.30am - 3pm. Delivering flower blooms to your family & friends locally. Contact 07889 053355 or 01590 611382.

  • Bespoke Funeral Ceremonies : Professional advice & help regarding Funerals e.g. Livestreaming, numbers at Crematoriums, Wakes/Receptions. More information here.

  • Cottage Lodge Hotel : Brockenhurst residents can call 01590 622 296 if struggling with collecting urgent supplies, posting mail or for a friendly chat.

  • Cyclexperience : Can open for essential sales & repairs. Still offering bike hire for a minimum of a week (50% off). Contact before visiting. More information here.

  • Dawkins and Lodge : Triage service for emergencies via telephone. Can deliver contact lenses and glasses. Available Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm & Sat 9am - 2pm. More information here.

  • DOfilm Ltd : Open to help edit existing footage, stock footage and graphics so you can inform, message and engage using video and animation. Contact details on website.


  • KJ's Mobility : Open Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm. Local delivery service within Hythe and district area. More information here.


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

  • Shawfix Autos : Open on reduced staffing to provide garage services for those with essential travel needs. Carrying out MOT's, repairs and servicing. Contact 02380 845050.

  • Shorefield Holidays : Offering free accommodation to NHS staff and frontline carers at Forest Edge Holiday Park, to provide a safe place for them to isolate away from their families whilst being at high-risk on the frontline. More information here.

  • Simply Beauty : 'Simply Beauty @ Home', offering virtual advice, tips and tutorials on a daily basis via videos on Facebook! Check Facebook page for new videos.

  • TekWizard : Providing technical support for Apple Mac Users remotely via the Internet, phone or both. 7 days a week. More information here.

  • The Woods Cyclery : Fulfilling existing orders, online orders and bike repair by appointment only. Offering bike hire for a min of 5 days. 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.
You may have to stay at home, but you can still enjoy a virtual Spring in the New Forest with this video of beautiful images!
Have you been playing our daily games and quizzes on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter ? If not, head to our social media accounts now where you can find fun New Forest based activities to keep you entertained whilst at home. Make sure you follow us while you're there so you can see each new game daily.