Christmas and New Year 2020 at Back of Beyond

Camping and glamping at Christmas and New Year

For the first time ever we’re extending our open season to include Christmas and New Year! (We usually close at the end of October.)
 
It’s a great time to go camping or glamping. Enjoy country walks on crisp winter days and then snuggle up in your cosy caravan, motorhome, campervan or glamping accommodation.
 
Our Saver Season Tariff will apply throughout November and until 20 December. Between 21 December and 2 January, our High Season Tariff will apply along with some some special T&Cs for the Festive Season. Please see details on our Autumn-Winter 2020 page.
 

Plan ahead for your Festive Season stay

If you’d like to join us for the Festive Season, it’s important to plan ahead should you wish to eat out or travel by taxi. To help you organise your stay in advance, we’ve provided some useful information below.
 
Here at Back of Beyond, we’re hoping to put on some special catered events for Christmas and New Year. These will be dependent on the weather, numbers and COVID regulations– so please keep an eye on this page for announcements.
 

Christmas menus at local pubs

The Woodman, 246 Ringwood Road, BH24 2SB (0.8 miles)

Our local (a Marston’s pub) is offering a selection of great value Christmas menus for the Festive Season, Christmas Day and Boxing Day along with some special offers. Dogs are allowed throughout the pub. www.woodmanpubferndown.co.uk/christmas

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood Road, St Leonards (1.4 miles)

A traditional country, dog friendly hotel serving a selection of hearty pub classics. The festive menu runs from 1 to 30 December with special set menus for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/hampshire/st-leonards-hotel/christmas

 
The Three Legged Cross (free house), Ringwood Road, BH21 6RE (3.5 miles)

This rustic pub with log fires is offering two or three course festive menus from 25 November. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Even menus are also available. Sign up to become a friend of The Three Legged Cross to get the latest information on the festivities. Dogs are allowed in in the bar area. www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/south-west/thethreeleggedcrossverwood/christmas

The Alice Lisle, Rockford Green (Fuller’s), Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3NA (5.9 miles)

Wild ponies and donkeys often graze on the green outside this New Forest country pub. Dogs are allowed in the bar area. You can download sample Christmas menus from the website and see other pubs in the area run by the same group https://www.thealicelisle.co.uk/christmas  

Christmas and New Year events

(Details correct at the time of writing but could change at any time.)

Ringwood Christmas Market

Sunday 29 November, Market Place and High Street

This popular start to the Christmas period sees the town filled with market stalls, Santa’s Grotto and the Christmas lights switch-on at 6pm. Read more

Carols in Ringwood Market Place

6pm, Thursday 24 December

A Community Carol Service organised by Rotary. Father Christmas is presented with gifts which are distributed to those in need.

Longleat lights and safaris

Longleat, the stately home and safari park, (approximates 40 miles to the north west) will be hosting a spectacular ‘Land of Light’ display this year from 2 December  to 10 January as well as winter safaris.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. See details

Church Services

If church services are allowed to go ahead, please check the websites below for candlelit carols, Christingle services, Christmas Day celebrations and Midnight Mass:

Local Taxi firms

The fare from Back of Beyond to Ringwood town centre (or back) is usually around £12 each way but is likely to be more after 11pm at night or during the Festive Season. If you want to take a dog, please check when booking. 

  • Red Express – 01425 474747
  • Ringwood Taxis – 01425 480480
  • New Forest Taxis – 01425 480280
  • CPE (taxi & minibus) – 01425 472496
  • Hinton Cars – 01425 276888
  • Ferndown Taxis – 01202 896666
  • Radio Cabs – 01202 484848
  • United Taxis – 01202 556677