Get planning your Easter

This year Easter school holidays run from Saturday 1st April to Sunday 16th April and represents the opening of the tourist season in Milford on Sea. If you’re heading down for a spring break with the family, here are few activities to consider.

Visit the Beach

This might be the first time this year that you put your toes into the water. Still a little fresh at this time of year, but nothing beats a quick dip in the sea. Check out for low tide times as a sandbar appears at Hordle Cliff beach and there is nothing quite like it!Also pop down for the sunsets too at Hordle Cliff as this has become a destination for the sunset chasers and you won’t be disappointed if the conditions are right.

Enjoy a Picnic

With the weather getting warmer, dig out the picnic blanket and enjoy some al fresco dining. Here in Milford on Sea, you’ll have plenty of choices for the perfect picnic location from the beach at Hordle Cliff, the Green in the heart of the village, on the spit alongside Hurst Castle overlooking the Isle of Wight or down in the picturesque village of Keyhaven.

Take on a New Challenge

Now is the time to try something you have never tried before or even try something you haven’t done for years. Our friends at New Forest Paddle Sport Company have something for everyone. Why not try a taster paddle sport session for one hour for the whole family (£30 per person) or there’s a Family Mega Sup Session (£160) on multi person board – perfect for the family and the dog!

If you fancy hopping on a bike, then New Forest Bikes will have you covered with its bike rental delivered straight to your holiday accommodation or why not try one of their electric bikes to quickly nip around the place. They also offer guided bikes tours if you fancy the personal touch and let the locals take you to some of the best hidden parts.

And for those who are golf mad then head over the Barton on Sea Golf Club where all 27 holes provide a good test for golfers of all abilities, with the added advantage of being able to have a choice of three alternative 18-hole combinations, with unparalleled views of the sea on every hole.

Indulge in Music

A perfect night out over Easter is at Milford’s very own wine bar, The Cave where on Wednesday evenings you can enjoy live music from 8.00pm and there’s also 2 for 1 cocktails from 7pm-9pm.

Easter Maze Craze

If you’re looking for Easter related activities then pay a visit to Hurst Castle with its arts and crafts, spring wordsearch trail and an Easter maze to get yourself out off. Activities run from Saturday 1st April to Sunday 16th April from 10am to 5.30pm and are included in castle admission fee.

Ride a Rollercoaster

From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there are activities for everyone at Paultons Park this Easter. Visitors will be enchanted by their “Hoppy Easter” event running from 1st-16th April, where you’ll be able to meet Bobtail and Betty Bunny at the entrance for Easter cuddles. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step, there will also be colourful giant Easter Eggs and Bunnies hidden all around the entrance, how many can you spot?

Paultons is home to the UK exclusive Peppa Pig World. With 9 super fun rides and daily opportunities to meet Peppa Pig and George, watch your little ones’ eyes light up as they walk into Peppa’s very own theme park!

It is also home to more than 70 exciting rides and attractions, set withing 140 acres of beautiful parkland and approximately 40-minute drive from Milford on Sea.

Eat Local

Whilst you’re here please eat and shop local! Easter is the start of our season for our wonderful locally, independent shops and eateries in Milford on Sea, who depend so much on your trade to see them through the quieter winter months.

Milford on Sea packs a punch when it comes to eating and drinking and for the last few years there has been a food revolution in this pretty seaside Hampshire village. We have one of the best seaside restaurants recently voted in The Times proving a big hit with visitors, a renowned Thai restaurant, a popular Italian among locals and the true authenticity of three great English local pubs.