The New Milton Lions Club Centennial Festival

 Carnival Parade - Saturday 3rd June

Saturday 3rd June
11:00 am - Noon (Carnival on The Rec is until 5:00 pm)
The Town Centre

Part of The New Milton Lions Club Centennial Celebrations


The Lions Centennial Summer Carnival Parade

The Theme : "The Achievements of the Last 100 Years"


                                                             A 1917 Chevrolet "Cabriolet"                                                                        A Flying Car in 2017 ?

After a gap of more than two decades, New Milton will once again see the return of a Summer Festival Parade through the centre of the Town, culminating in fun and games on the Recreation Ground for the rest of the day.

It is hoped that there will be scores of groups representing all sectors of life, work and play in New Milton as well as Bands, Marching Groups and Animals!

Please feel free to join us simply as a Walking or Motorised Group within the Procession - the use of the theme is not mandatory.

The Parade will consist of Walking Groups, Mobile Floats and Motorised Entries and more than likely some of the entries will be a combination of these !


A great spectacle and unlike the Traditional Christmas Festival Parade - we are hoping for a warm and sunny Summer's Day!

An Event not to be missed and a Fun Activity to be part of.


Sign Up now to be part of a great spectacle and a lot of fun !!
See also Details of Summer Carnival on The Recreation Ground - Stalls still available


Parade Timings

  • The Parade will leave the Osborne Road Car Park promptly at 11:00 am

  • Participants in the Parade should ensure that they arrive at the Osborne Road Car Park no later than 10:30 am

  • It is anticipated that the Parade will arrive at The New Milton Recreation Ground at approximately 11:45 am

Parade Route

The Assembly Point for the Carnival Parade will be the Osborne Road Car Park, immediately opposite the New Milton Community Association.  Access to the Car Park for Motorised Entries and Mobile Floats will only be available to those in Parade with the appropriate Pass, which will be sent to you in advance.

The Post Code for Sat-Navs is :- BH25 6EA

The Parade will be monitored by a large number of Stewards who will direct you all along the route, culminating via Whitefield Road onto the New Milton Recreation Ground, where the Parade will disperse.

For those Groups with Young Children, and those unable to follow the full route, there will be a shorter route option, accessing the Recreation Ground from Old Milton Road.

Please also note that the Car Park will not be available for Parking of Vehicles for obvious reasons and participants will need to use other Car Park or the local On-Street Parking which is widely available.


Parade Application Form - For all Participants

Please complete the Form below as accurately as possible. On completion use the Submit Button and await receipt of an acknowledgement that the Form has been submitted.  If this does not happen, then please review the Form as this will mean that some necessary information has not been entered correctly.

The Lions Centennial Summer Carnival Parade
Entry Form - Saturday 3rd June 2017
Free Entry

Entries are accepted from The New Forest and Surrounding Areas.

Prizes will be awarded in all of the Categories and for the "Best in Parade".  These will be awarded at the Carnival at 3:00 pm by The Carnival King and Queen.


1 Walking Entry - Adults/Families
2 Walking Entry - Youth Organisations
3 Walking Entry - Community Organisations/Sport Clubs
4 Walking Entry - Business/Trade
5 Decorated Carts/Prams/Bicycles/Wheelbarrows/Mobility Scooters etc.
6 Decorated Vehicle - Adults/Families
7 Decorated Vehicle - Youth Organisations
8 Decorated Vehicle - Community Organisation/Sports Clubs
9 Decorated Vehicle - Business/Trade including Vehicle with Advertising on sides/back
10 Classic Car or other Vintage Vehicle
11 Emergency Service Vehicles and Other Vehicles
  • All entrants must assemble by 10:30 am in The Osborne Road Car Park.

  • Judging will take place during the Parade and the Prizes awarded at 3:00 pm on the Recreation Ground.

  • All entries with a Vehicle must have a minimum of two adult stewards to walk along both sides of the vehicle to monitor spectator activity around their float during the procession.

  • Vehicles must not be wider than 9' 6" or longer than 60'. Longer vehicles may require more adult stewards.

  • All Vehicles must be fully roadworthy and must be adequately insured for use on the highway.

  • All entrants must operate their float/vehicles safely, ensuring the safety of anyone riding on the float and members of the general public.

  • No water or other objects are to be thrown by participants in the Parade.

  • No collections of any kind can be made by individuals/organisation taking part in the Parade and the only collections will be made by Authorised Collectors from The New Milton Lions Club.

  • Participation by individuals is entirely at their own risk and The New Milton Lions Club cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury which might occur

  • Disclaimer : The New Milton Lions Club wish to point out to all taking part in the Parade, that they must be adequately insured, the owners of all vehicles must have advised their Insurers, as The New Milton Lions Club do not accept any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage caused to, or by, any persons, animals or vehicles taking part.

Entry Form

All fields marked * require an entry.

Walking Entry - Adults/Families
Walking Entry - Youth Organisations
Walking Entry - Community Organisations/Sport Clubs
Walking Entry - Business/Trade
Decorated Carts/Prams/Bicycles/Wheelbarrows/Mobility Scooters etc.
Decorated Vehicle - Adults/Families
Decorated Vehicle - Youth Organisations
Decorated Vehicle - Community Organisation/Sports Clubs
Decorated Vehicle - Business/Trade including Vehicle with Advertising on sides/back
Classic Car or other Vintage Vehicle
Emergency Service Vehicles and Other Vehicles

* Required