Current Events


New Forest Christmas Market

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2016

This celebrated Christmas Market proudly boasts a variety of different Christmas craft and gift stalls, live entertainment and delicious food and drink options.

Controlled and secure parking is available on site at £2.00 for the whole day.

The market opens on Saturday at 11am - 4pm and on Sunday 10am - 3pm.

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at the market or anywhere on the Estate.

For further information please contact VA Productions.

Tel: 01929 781 361 or visit

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Start the festive season off in style by creating your very own door wreath at Somerley's Christmas Wreath Workshop.  Hosted by the well known and very talented professional Florist, Judith Searles.

This morning session will have you making your very own fresh wreath in the splendid surroundings of Somerley House.

Thursday 15th December from 9:30am - 12noon.

Places are to be booked in advance for £45.00 per head. All materials are included along with arrival refreshments. 

Please contact Alex on or Tel: 01425 473 621.


Somerley Tea Party

June 2017 - Dates To Be Confirmed

The Somerley Tea Party is a boutique electronic music & arts festival set in the enchanting grounds of Old Somerley and it's surrounding woodland on the outskirts of the New Forest. 

STP aims to be a highly unique and intimate experience incorporating its beautiful surroundings to create a bohemian, corporate-free playground for likeminded party people.

Camping on site available


Ellingham Show

Saturday 12th August 2017

If you are looking for a wonderful family day out, then the Ellingham Show in Somerley Park delivers just that. This is a truly traditional show featuring craft and horticultural marquees, activities in the main ring including sheepdog and falconry displays and the impressive sight of the Heavy Horses. The one-day show brings together the very best of the countryside in the spectacular setting of Somerley Park.

Handicrafts are on display including the traditional spinning and lace making techniques. For the children, there is always the challenge of the Scarecrow competition or the ever-popular Fancy Dress Parade for four legged companions and their owners. Add to this the Plonkers Agricultural Band, the Verwood Brass Band, children’s entertainment and over 100 trade stands where you can browse and buy home-made produce, locally made toys and much more. Then there is the Livestock area where, in addition to the animals on show, the children can literally get their hands on some of the farm animals, making this is a family day not to be missed.

In addition, visitors can enjoy the delights of the Horticultural Marquee brimming with local produce and flowers, as well as many novelty competitions such as ‘Have a Go’ dog agility, Fancy Dress Competitions and the Scarecrow Competition, which incorporates many original and unusual designs.

The showground is open to the public from 9.00am on show day with free car parking.

Dogs are not encouraged due to the livestock but must be kept on leads at all times.

For more information please visit the Ellingham Show website  or e-mail 

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Somerley Beer Festival

Saturday 26th August 2017  

The Somerley Beer Festival will return next Summer within the Walled Gardens at Old Somerley from 12 noon – 12 midnight.

100+ real ales and ciders, Pimm’s, wine and soft drinks will be available as well as a variety of food vendors including BBQ, Hog Roast, fresh Pizza, Mexican food, savoury pancakes and more. There will also be bouncy castles and various other games and activities.

Live bands will be playing throughout the day and camping will be available on the Saturday night.

Bring the whole family and enjoy the day.

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Ground Zero Airsoft at Somerley

Ground Zero is the latest generation in airsofting war games – an already established and reportedly the fastest growing leisure activity in the UK. It combines skirmishing and military simulation into action packed, non-stop fun gaming days using a choice of realistic weapons that fire 6mm plastic bb balls.

Areas of the woodland site include a Vietnam-style village, hill-top command post, bridge, fort, pond, prison camp, fire bunker, sniper hide and a watch tower with plenty of small weaving tunnels throughout the site, and a massive bunker system with additions being made all the time.

You could be attacking Firebase Charlie, playing crazy assault on Stag Camp or capturing and holding the fort, all in purpose built locations around the site. The friendly, professional Marshals will guide and advise, ensuring you have a fantastic experience.

Ground Zero Airsoft takes place every other Sunday on the Somerley Estate if you want to join the action with our regular players. We are also available for private corporate bookings.

For further details please contact H on 01329 849818 (24 hr answer phone) or 07951 415188  (Mobile) or visit 

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Somerley R.C. (Model Airplane Flying Club)

Established in February 2012, the Somerley R.C. Model Airplane Flying Club offers enthusiasts the opportunity to fly their planes in a custom designed flying field just north of Somerley.

The annual subscription is £66 per member, and any new members to the club will also be asked to pay a one off Joining Fee of £12.

For further information or to arrange to visit the site please contact Darren Sharp on 07749 187 085.

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