Downton Leisure Centre - 2 indoor and 3 outdoor tennis courts - gym - sports hall - badminton - 10 minutes drive from the Croft Cottage and The Lodge.
Golf - 18 hole course at Moors Valley www.moors-valley.co.uk and two 18 hole courses at Bramshaw Golf Club, Brook, www.bramshawgolfclub.co.uk
Water Sports - Waterskiing, banana boat rides, inflatable tyre rides, wake board and fishing www.newforestwaterpark.co.uk
Fishing - www.rockbournetroutfisher.co.uk also www.sandy-balls.co.ukfor fishing on the River Avon and www.newforestwaterpark.co.ukfor fishing on their island.
Horse Riding - Arnis Stable is within walking distance with riding directly onto the open forest. Contact them on 01425 654114.
Cycling - There are many cycle routes through the forest and a cycle hire centre at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre which is a 5 minute walk from the lodge. Follow this link where you can download cycle routes http://www.sandyballscyclecentre.co.uk/index_files/page0013.htm