For shopping, the Parish boasts a thriving post office with general stores, a garage and a car sales unit. The Parish is also the home of New House Farm which grows many crops including vast quantities of strawberries,

Food, drink and entertainment can be found at the Turfcutters’ Arms in Main Road and the East End Arms in East End. The Turfcutters' Arms also offers dog friendly bed and breakfast.

Places of Worship in the Parish are the Baptist Church in Chapel Lane and St Paul’s Church of England at the corner of Cripplegate Lane and Main Road; the Montessori pre-school is held in the church hall.

The village is well supplied with halls – the Village Hall in Main Road founded in 1917 was used as an officers’ mess for the Royal Flying Corps flying school which was based at East Boldre during WW1 and the officer’s mess for Beaulieu airfield during WW2. There is a War Memorial and historical interpretation panel for WW1 at the Village Hall (at the model aircraft flying centre on Beaulieu Heath there is another historical interpretation panel for WW2). The Hall later became the Y.M.C.A. and it now houses a fine collection of photographic archives of the airfield, the parish and surrounding areas. There are regular activities here such as exercise classes, music and parish council meetings. The School Fields Trust Hall also has regular activities including painters group, yoga and coffee mornings. There is a children’s play area, playing field, basketball area, skateboard arena. There are also tennis courts for which membership is available, for more details contact Vanessa on 01590 612588 or John on 01590 626448.

Both halls can be hired during the day and evening. In addition, both churches have halls which can be used by arrangement.

Outdoor activities are covered by a tennis club, two allotment sites and the model aircraft flying centre at Beaulieu Heath.