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Sandy Balls Holiday Village

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General

  • Surrounded by the scenery of the New Forest
  • Activities including horse riding, kayaking, archery and bug hunts
  • Gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, beauty suite, pools and two restaurants

Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Village offers getaways for families, couples and friends, for long weekends, midweek breaks or longer holidays among excellent facilities and a wide range of things to do.

Among the many leisure options at Sandy Balls is 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's also a calendar of special events taking place throughout the year.

Entertainment is available every day during the school holidays and at weekends throughout the year.

Sandy Balls also has a fully-equipped gym, an indoor and an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and sauna, and a beauty suite. There are two restaurants on site: the cosy country pub the Woodside Inn and Aubreys Restaurant, plus a well-stocked country store and a takeaway service.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Free entertainment is available every day during the school holidays and at weekends throughout the year.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 19 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

 

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This was our first ever motorhome trip so we chose ... 17/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Penny B. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This was our first ever motorhome trip so we chose this site as it offered lots to do if the weather was bad. We hired bikes and were helped by the staff to choose an appropriate route - not too strenuous but full of lovely sights. We started our day on Monday by having a swinm and jacuzzi - not a bad way to start the week. we enjoyed the music of saxophonist Lucy Harvey on Saturday evening at the Woodside Inn.

    We'll definitely be returning and soon.

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Such a brilliant campsite, so much to do, everything you ... 15/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Faye M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch
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    Such a brilliant campsite, so much to do, everything you could possibly need on site. Only stayed one night but will definitely be returning! All very clean & tidy.

    Disliked: 

    Food in aubreys overpriced for the quality of it

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Not the best site but the surrounding area is lovely 04/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sueweedon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location was lovely. Driving through the new forest was a real delight with all the animals roaming free

    Disliked: 

    The sites ok it looked very nice as we drove in with all its lodges. However when you get to the touring park it seems like you have been pushed to the back of the complex out of sight. We booked sunday to Saturday however on the Friday another couple arrived at our pitch because it had been allocated to them. After explaining the situation they returned to office. The office staff had the nerve to blame us for taking the wrong pitch however this was not the case as the map they gave us clearly marked the pitch we were allocated. After talking to other people on site we were told this happens a lot. The

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Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip A. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    Restaurants

    Disliked: 

    Sauna not operational !

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Great site 01/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Layla H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (no pets)
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    Friendly staff, good restaurant and pub. Showers and toilets always clean and lot of activities to do, the alpaca walking was a top favourite!

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I would only book direct with the site in future if desperate. 21/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (no pets)
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  • Liked: 

    The drive in nice tarmac. The drive out smooth. Parking outside the office in very good condition.

    Disliked: 

    The complete lack of interest and the it's not our problem customer service.

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Fantastic fun time 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tania k. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch
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    Fantastic fun time

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom DEE D. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ease of booking. When we arrived (1st time caravanners) very polite and helpful staff, good map directions and information. Very nice site, clean and ample toilet/shower facilities, veery surprised by the number of pitches allocated but goes to show a very popular site, overall very impressed.

    Disliked: 

    Only negative comment, had not come prepared for Saturday night meal (being 1st timers!) so visited the two eateries, one was full and overflowing and not able to offer table presumably because the other venue was closed as "no cooking facilities" but bought provisions from shop so ot a big problem

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Nice site friendly staff beautiful views 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dannielle L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch
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    Adventure trial/caching
    Indoor swimming pool/ jacuzzi

    Disliked: 

    More things for younger kids 4-7 all day.
    Evening entertainment could be made more fun music and dancing as aposed to a story this would draw in all ages.

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Layout of site. Well spaced. Facilities - swimming pool,cafe and ... 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melanie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Layout of site. Well spaced. Facilities - swimming pool,cafe and shops. Laundry facilities in all shower blocks. Position on edge of New Forest

    Disliked: 

    North field showers very weak no where to sit in shower to dry. Walk a little further for a better experience. North field play ground, a mess with weeds growing in matting and stinging nettles in playground area. I think they need more grounds men to clean up litter on pitches.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Location

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  • Godshill Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England, SP6 2JZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9296°N 1.7609°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
West Wellow (Hants): Canada Corner Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Lyndhurst (Hants): Park Hotel Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Dean Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Salisbury Rail Station — 9.9 miles
Ashurst New Forest Rail Station — 10.6 miles
Ferry ports
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 13.8 miles
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 13.9 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 13.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 11.0 miles
Southampton Airport — 17.6 miles

Directions


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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

For families of all ages
The area surrounding Sandy Balls is packed full of fun family attraction, such as Paultons theme park, with Raging River log flume among its rides and Peppa Pig World open each year from spring. Longdown Activity Farm has lots of hands-on activities and tractor rides.

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, with 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. You could also wanderr through the 18th-century village Buckler’s Hard on the banks of the Beaulieu river, or take a trip to Hurst Castle or Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Shopping
If some retail therapy is top of your agenda then find a bargain at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. Close by is one of West Quay in Southampton.

Wildlife and nature
Marwell gives you a chance to get up close with the animals. Alternatively, spend an afternoon strolling through the animal house at the New Forest Wildlife Park or visit Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, For gardens, visit the rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey and see the spring colour at Exbury Gardens.

Must see

  • Breamore House (3.0 miles)
  • Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (9.0 miles)
  • Paultons Family Theme Park (9.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Mompesson House (9.6 miles)
  • Mottisfont (12.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Sandy Balls Holiday Village cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Sandy Balls Holiday Village will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
Generators are not permitted.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Free entertainment is available every day during the school holidays and at weekends throughout the year.

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