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Longdown Activity farm is situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park, seven miles west of Southampton city centre and three miles east of Lyndhurst.

Longdown Activity Farm is well sign-posted with the brown tourist signs from all major routes.

For Sat-Nav users, our postcode is SO40 7EH.


Deerleap Lane does not have designated footpaths so if you choose to walk or cycle please take extreme care. We offer facilities to keep cycles secure – please ask for details at our reception.


By bus – Blue Star No 6 – a regular hourly (every other hour on Sundays and bank holidays) bus services a route between Southampton and Lymington. The nearest bus stop to the Farm is Ashdene Road/Whartons Lane. The nearest bus stop to the train station is next to the arcade of shops and Happy Cheese pub in Ashurst. 

No 6 bus timetable


The nearest train station, Ashurst, New Forest is situated next to the New Forest Hotel pub. The train station is a good 30 minute walk from us. Turn right onto the A35 and walk through Ashurst village, past the Co-op on your left and following the road until you get to Deerleap Lane. Longdown Activity Farm is a 3 minute walk down Deerleap Lane, on the left, just past the church.

If this walk is a little ambitious, the New Forest Hotel has details of reputable local taxi drivers.