New Forest National Park – Awakening Festival

Join us in tackling the nature and climate emergencies

The New Forest Awakening Festival – led by the New Forest National Park Authority with a range of partners – is an online festival throughout February.

People can discover why the New Forest is so special, its role in the climate and nature emergencies, what people are already doing to protect it and how everyone can help.

The Festival is about increasing people’s understanding of the issues in the New Forest and how we can all help respond to the nature and climate crises.

The New Forest is beginning to awaken for spring: we’re awakening our awareness of nature and climate issues; and we’re awakening our action to help protect our precious landscape.

If you would like to run an event for the Awakening Festival in February 2022 , please send your proposal to

To join in the 2022 Festival, keep an eye out on our social media, in the press and sign up for our email newsletters.