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We have taken our pre-bookable BBQs off sale. Advance bookings have been cancelled. Customers with bookings will receive a full refund and confirmation of the cancellation. Contact with any queries

Hire a barbecue at Abbot's Wood

BBQs and fires are currently not allowed – there is a high risk of forest fires

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful barbecue stands or picnic areas, just bring along good food and company!

Abbot's Wood has three barbecues available for you to book. Our barbecues are suitable for large groups of family and friends. Disposable and portable barbecues are not allowed.

Barbecue hire is £33 and are available all year round, parking charges apply. Don't forget to bring your own charcoal and tools.

In order to protect this special landscape from the risk of fire please follow our guidance

  • Only use barbecues where allowed
  • Never leave the barbecue unattended
  • Ensure you have plenty of water available and barbecues are fully extinguished after use
  • Make sure that all rubbish is taken away with you
  • The collection of wood from the forest is not permitted, please do not use it to add fuel to your barbecue
  • Open fires are not allowed 
  • Full terms and conditions apply 

Useful information

Abbot's Wood, Abbots Wood, Arlington, Polegate, BN26 6SL
Disposable and portable barbecues are not allowed. Please tidy up after yourself and take all litter away with you.
Booking essential
Barbecues are locked on arrival and can be unlocked using the unique code that is emailed to you with your booking confirmation.
Protect our wildlife
Please do not feed the New Forest ponies or other forest animals.