Put your phone away, you’re in a National Park!

We’ve all been known to zone out a little whilst on our phones.

But now a national park has taken the first steps in getting you to put your mobile down for just a few hours.

The New Forest National Park has set up a free “Tech Crèche” where you can store your phone so that you won’t be distracted from enjoying the glorious scenes around you.

Situated between Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset, the park was created in 2005 and attracts 15 million visitors a year.

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The scheme was prompted by a recent survey conducted at the national park which suggested that adults believe their children as well as themselves spend far too much time staring at gadgets.

It found that more children (69%) believe that their parents spend too much time on their phones, rather than the vice-versa (60%).

The crèche can be used to store any electronic devices and is available between 9am and 10pm at Brockenhurst station until September 14th.

The authority also released the video below to entice visitors to give up their keys and electronics.