Sandy Balls Holiday Village7.5
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Surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Village is the perfect getaway for families, couples and friends. With award-winning facilities, it is the ideal location for a long weekend, midweek break or a longer holiday.
Sandy Balls has a whole host of things to do including an activity schedule with something to suit every member of the family. The activities available range from walking, cycling, bug hunts, arts and crafts activities, football sessions, horse riding, kayaking, archery and laser combat games. There is also a calendar of special events taking place throughout the year.
Free entertainment is available every day in the school holidays and at weekends throughout the year.
Sandy Balls also has a fully-equipped gym, one indoor and one outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and sauna, plus a beauty suite. There are two restaurants on site: cosy country pub the Woodside Inn and Italian restaurant Pizza in the Piazza, plus a well-stocked country store and a takeaway service to make eating easy for a relaxing holiday.
For families of all ages
The area surrounding Sandy Balls is packed full of fun family attractions. Paultons Family Theme Park offers a fun day out with the Raging River log flume among its rides and from the spring, Peppa Pig World is the perfect destination for younger visitors.
Longdown Activity Farm has lots of hands-on activities and tractor rides, great for adventurous families.
Historical days out
The New Forest is steeped in history and has a variety of historical attractions to interest young and old alike.
Beaulieu is best known for its National Motor Museum, which features more than 250 vehicles from every era.
Eling has one of the world’s only remaining tide mills producing flour daily in a 900-year-old tradition.
A wander through the unique eighteenth century village Buckler’s Hard on the banks of the Beaulieu River is a memorable experience.
A trip to Hurst Castle and Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard will fascinate enthusiasts of every age
If some retail therapy is top of your agenda then find a bargain at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
Close by is one of the UK’s leading shopping centres, West Quay in Southampton.
Wildlife and nature
If all things nature is to your taste, Marwell gives you a chance to get up close with the animals.
Or spend an afternoon strolling through the animal house at the New Forest Wildlife Park.
Visit Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre to see a wide range of interesting creatures.
For garden lovers you can’t beat the rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey and the riot of spring colour at Exbury Gardens.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
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|Friendly chatty New Forest pub, chef/landlord doing good value blackboard food from sandwiches to very popular Sun lunch (compact dining room fills quickly - they ask to keep a credit card while you eat), welcoming attentive young staff, well kept Wadworths ales, good wines by the glass, cosy rustic refurbishment with frog-theme bar; children and dogs welcome, pleasant garden with pretty front verandah and good play area, small campsite adjacent, nearby ponies, deer and good walks, closed Tues||Foresters Arms
|Big rambling pub very popular for its splendid New Forest position up a track, with extensive neatly kept wooded garden and lots for children to do; some character in original upper bar with log fire, big back extensions for the summer crowds, nicely partitioned restaurant, verandah lounge, interesting family rooms, wide choice of generous bar snacks and restaurant-style food, well kept Wadworths; welcomes dogs and horses (stables and paddock available), seven bedrooms, open all day in summer and at weekends||High Corner
|Edwardian pub in nice New Forest setting, big picture-window bar with attractive old tables, mixed chairs and rugs on bare boards, country pictures on puce walls, log fire, large back dining area, generous honest good value food (all day weekends), friendly helpful staff, well kept Wadworths and two or three ales brewed at the pub (beer festivals Apr and Oct); children, dogs and muddy boots welcome, some disabled access, sheltered side terrace, open all day summer - very touristy then (by big campsite and caravan park)||Red Shoot
|Bustling country tavern in rural New Forest and part of working farm (ponies and pigs out on green), three straightforward but characterful black-beamed rooms, panelling, antique chairs at solid tables on oak floors, pictures of local characters, two log fires, up to seven real ales tapped from casks (September beer festival), simple but tasty lunchtime food, friendly chatty staff; no credit cards; children and dogs welcome, marquee and pétanque in big neatly kept garden, open all day (cl winter wkdy lunchtimes)||Royal Oak
|Appealing old country inn, well kept ales including Ringwood, good choice of wines by the glass, lots of malt whiskies, enjoyable food from sandwiches up, small neat lounge bar divided by log fire from pleasant dining area with booth seating, pale wood tables and kitchen chairs, conservatory, separate bar with pool, friendly locals; children and dogs welcome, long pretty garden by attractive village's cricket ground, high downland walks, six bedrooms, open all day weekends||Compasses
- Breamore House (3.0 miles)
- Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (9.0 miles)
- Paultons Family Theme Park (9.3 miles)
- Mompesson House (9.6 miles)
- Mottisfont (12.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Godshill - Pitts Wood Inclosure (New Forest)
- Godshill - Frankenbury - Castle Hill (1.3 miles)
- Linwood - New Forest (2.9 miles)
- Godshill - Frankenbury - Castle Hill (1.3 miles)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
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- Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.9mi
5.9mi West Wellow (Hants): Canada Corner Coach Stop — 8.1mi
8.1mi Lyndhurst (Hants): Park Hotel Coach Stop — 9.2mi
- Train stations
Dean Rail Station — 9.5mi
9.5mi Salisbury Rail Station — 9.9mi
9.9mi Ashurst New Forest Rail Station — 10.6mi
- Ferry ports
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 13.8mi
13.8mi Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 13.9mi
13.9mi Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 13.9mi
Bournemouth International Airport — 11.0mi
11.0mi Southampton Airport — 17.6mi
Sandy Balls is situated at the western end of Godshill village, a little more than a mile from Fordingbridge on the B3078.
From the east, leave the M27 at Junction 1 signposted New Forest/Lyndhurst/Cadnam A337 and at the end of the slip road, take the third exit B3079 to Brook and then join the B3078 to Fordingbridge.
From the west, follow the A31 to Ringwood until the turning onto the A338 to Fordingbridge, and then take the B3078 for about two miles.
From the north, follow the A338 through Salisbury to Fordingbridge and then take the B3078 to Godshill.
For those travelling by train, the nearest mainline railway station, Salisbury, is 12 miles away.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||Anytime|
Please telephone the holiday park if you have to cancel your holiday. On the same day you should send us a written explanation and proof of the reason for your cancellation.
If you cancel your booking more than 12 weeks before your holiday start date we will refund your balance less a fee of 25%. If you cancel your holiday less than 12 weeks before your arrival date we will only refund the balance less a fee of 25% for the following reasons:
- Accident or illness of you or any member of the party included on your booking form – on
production of confirmation from a GP/consultant.
- Death or disablement of you or any member of your party or a close relative – on production of a copy death certificate or GP/consultant’s letter.
- Jury or witness services in a court of law – on production of call-up notification.
- Redundancy – on production of employer’s notice.
If none of the above reasons apply, all monies will be automatically lost.
If we do not receive the relevant copy documents prior to your holiday start date regarding one of the above reasons we will not refund any of the cost of your holiday.
We strongly recommend that you take out an appropriate holiday insurance policy.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance is due 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.
Please contact Sandy Balls Holiday Village to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.
There is a 2% surcharge if you pay your balance by credit card.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
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