LIFE in Dorset and the New Forest offers some experiences so beautiful that you wouldn’t want to be distracted by the ringing of a phone.

So the New Forest National Park Authority’s ‘tech creche’, which offers the chance to put your gadgets in a safe, has a lot going for it.

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood wants the idea tried on a stretch of beach, and there’s something to be said for that too.

But it might be best to pilot it at a quieter spot – because the main beaches can be so busy that you’d struggle to hear a ringing phone.