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THE NEW FOREST MATINEE EXPLORER
Matinee Explorers are specially designed days out for the deeply retired. Just the ticket if your members are now moving into their eighties and nineties. The mind is still willing but, well you know the rest. Matinee Explorers begin at midday with a sociable 2-
Matinee Explorers are designed for people in their eighties and nineties but they are still more about the grey matter than the grey hair. It’s about striking the right balance, neither overestimating your legs nor underestimating your minds. After lunch together, not a walk but time to stretch the legs and help lunch go down. Just what the doctor ordered. Then a coach tour with a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide and an interesting place for tea before heading for home at 4.30pm.
The New Forest Matinee Explorer begins at midday at a 15th century thatched forest pub. During the summer months ponies and donkeys gather in the shade of this lovely inn. Enjoy a 2-
We visit a picture postcard thatched village and a 13th century church guarded by an ancient yew where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, lies buried. We’ll take you through Lyndhurst the “Capital” of the Forest and to the deer enclosure and ornamental drive at Bolderwood where huge trees including California Redwoods line our route.
For tea we stop in Beaulieu, “the Historic Heart of the New Forest”, dating back to the days of King John. The name means beautiful and it is. No other place in the forest can match Beaulieu for historic interest and here too you may see donkeys and ponies ambling along the pavements. There are two or three places selling tea to round off an enjoyable day out.
We leave Beaulieu at 4.30pm to begin the drive home.
Adults & Seniors: £29
Available weekdays all year
Prices valid 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
Other Matinee Explorers
The Heavenly High Weald (Kent)
Gems, Jams & Bouncing Bombs (Essex)
The White Cliffs & Walmer Castle
The Honey Coloured Cotswolds
The Sussex Seaside
The Downton Abbey Matinee Explorer (Oxon)
Pianolas, Pilots & Pirates (Stow Maries)
The Wiltshire Golden Triangle
Battle of Britain Country (Kent)
Gallops & Gardens -
Call us on 0208 692 1133 if you would like to discuss any of our tours