The Times 30 best holidays in the UK for spring

4 foraging and fawns in the New Forest

The luxurious, adults-only New Forest hotel Burley Manor, with its beamed bedrooms and restaurant serving tapas-style plates, overlooks a red deer sanctuary; visit in spring and you should see lots of dinky fawns. Claudio Bincoletto escorts guests on foraging walks through the surrounding national park before giving demonstrations with the ingredients that have been collected. Other possible hikes navigate heathlands and disused railway lines, while Burley town has a fascinating history of witchcraft…