What glorious weather for a mid week break! And what better place to stay than Twin Oaks Guest House in the New Forest – winner of the Trip Adviser Excellency Award in 2013 and again in 2014. Hop on an open top bus for a tour of the New Forest. The “red route” stops just two minutes walk from the door and visits Longdown Activity Farm, The New Forest Wildlife Park, Lyndhurst, Burley (famous for its tea shops, “witches”, bicycle hire and horse riding), Ringwood, Fordingbridge and passes close to the Rufus Stone and home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes which are within minutes of Twin Oaks. The red route connects with the blue route which visits Exbury Gardens (with its steam train), the National Motor Museum and Stately Home at Beaulieu, Lymington and Brockenhurst ( where one can hire electric powered cars). the red route also connects with the blue route which visits Lymington, Hurst Castle (reached by boat), Barton on Sea, Burley and Brockenhurst. However you don’t need to travel far as the famous New Forest Ponies, Donkeys, Shetland Ponies, Pigs, Cows and Deer all roam freely within the cattle gridded area just 5 minutes walk from Twin Oaks. Paultons Park, famous for Peppa Pig World is just 5 minutes drive from Twin Oaks and slightly further “I Go Ape” for the older children. Slightly further a field but within half an hour’s drive are Portsmouth with the “historic dock yard”, Bournemouth with its beaches and theatres and Winchester with its Cathedral and Great Hall renowned for King Arthur and the knights of the round table. Stonehenge is within easy reach and Southampton with its cruise liners, shopping and Titanic Music just 15 minutes away. And at the end of an action packed day the Sir John Barleycorn a twelfth century thatched restaurant is just across the road from Twin Oaks Guest House.   After a good nights sleep wake up to Twin Oak’s award winning breakfast refreshed for another action packed day.