Easter in the New Forest
After somewhat of a break to allow for house moving at the start of the year, Tin Box is back on the road! There’s been a few changes, not least that Tin Box Baby has now graduated to become Tin Box Tot (TBT).
|TBT wreaking havoc in the New Forest|
Our first stop was a long weekend to coincide with the Easter Bank Holiday. We were staying at Gang Warily, on the edge of the New Forest, on a rally organised by the West Hampshire Centre of the Caravan Club.
|Sunrise over the Gang Warily rally field|
There were plenty of family friendly activities both during the day and evenings, including quizzes, an egg hunt, and Easter bonnet competition. The rally officers also laid on some excellent food during the weekend, culminating in a three course Turkey dinner on Easter Sunday.
|Eggs, bunnies and more|
From Gang Warily we travelled 20 minutes down the road for a few quiet days at the beautifully kept Black Knowle Caravan Club site.
|Mr TB being towed by TBT into Black Knowle|
This is a great base for walks or bike rides to Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. We visited the local butchers in both towns to buy BBQ meat. Both come highly recommended, as does Pages of Lyndhurst where you can sample speciality drinks and coffee.
The weather was a bit hit and miss so we alternated our days exploring the forest and relaxing in Tin Box. However, there were a few occasions when we were able to break out the sun glasses and enjoy sitting outside.
|Sunset at Black Knowle|
|Everything you’d expect from a good chippy|
As always, home time arrived too soon. To add insult to injury, we’ve only just finished doing the laundry – another new challenge presented by TBT. Thankfully, it’s not long before the next Tin Box outing and we can’t wait.