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- Family-friendly site with pools, 5 minutes' drive from the New Forest
- Within 20 minutes' drive of Peppa Pig World and Adventure Wonderland
- A 20-minute car trip from Bournemouth beach
Dear, dear, dear… ever utter that, when planning family holidays? Trying to find somewhere with easy access to sea and countryside, wildlife and amusement parks, maybe a fishing lake and a pool back at base?
It’s more a case of deer, deer, deer at Shamba Holidays, a family-friendly site in Hampshire that’s five minutes’ drive from the New Forest and regularly visited by wild woodland animals of all kinds. The deer like it... your lot will love it, with forest walks and bike rides, windsurfing, fossil hunting, boat trips and theme parks all within less than an hour’s drive.
You’ll be busy, but when you’re ready for downtime back at the site, Shamba Holidays does the job. Those with energy to burn can cavort in the indoor and outdoor pools, clamber about the playground or have a kickabout on the sports field. And no need for dogs to feel excluded either, for there’s another field for them to go leaping, snuffling and bounding about on.
Those who prefer a slower pace can sip drinks or munch snacks at the clubhouse, and they can dine there too, if firing up the barbecue sounds like too much toil.
When knocking up a picnic for the day’s roamings, it’s an easy amble to the on-site shop, which sells local produce plus bread, drinks, sweets and ice cream.
Tourist board rating
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Campervans are permitted as long as they have a side window.
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- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results.
- Break your booking down into smaller groups and book multiple pitches.
- Click the button ‘Make another booking like this’ on the confirmation page to easily rebook.
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Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
Max. persons: 6 x
Pitch size: Max 6.0m width x 5.0m depth (19.7ft width x 16.4ft depth) Calculated area: 30.0m² (322.9ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Great site will be back next year!
Would recommend to familys,kids loved the swimming pool
Lovely family friendly campsite
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
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop
— 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Bournemouth Travel Interchange — 6.5 miles
- Train stations
Pokesdown Rail Station
— 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Bournemouth Rail Station — 6.5 miles
6.5 miles Christchurch Rail Station — 6.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing
— 6.9 miles
6.9 miles Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
7.1 miles Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Southampton Airport — 23.4 miles
You needn’t stray far from base for fresh air activities: it’s a minute’s walk to East Moors Fishing Lake for days in quiet contemplation of the waters, and there’s further fishing five minutes’ drive away at Moors Valley Country Park, along with miniature steam trains, adventure play trails and golf.
If it’s rides and slides you’re after, Adventure Wonderland is 10 minutes away, with rollercoasters and log flumes, safari jeeps and battle boats, and for fans of a certain cheeky cartoon porker, Peppa Pig World has rides and an indoor playground (20 minutes).
Wanting watery antics? Also 20 minutes away, Splashdown Waterpark has all the required river rides and waterfalls, or if you prefer your waves at a distance, head into Poole (25 minutes) for harbour cruises and ferry rides to Brownsea island.
Beach lazing, windsurfing and fossil hunting are handily close by at Bournemouth (20 minutes) and along the Purbeck Heritage Coast around Studland (50 minutes). The surrounding Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve makes for fine hikes, especially when the landscape turns into vivid yellows and purples in summer.
Surrounded by the New Forest, Lyndhurst and Brockhurst (20 minutes and half an hour) are popular hubs for bike hire and numerous cycling routes. There’s a six-mile family-friendly circuit close by around Burley (15 minutes), or for those with bigger ambitions and calf muscles, a 15-mile loop from Brockhurst.
- Adventure Wonderland (3.2 miles)
- The Bournemouth Balloon (7.0 miles)
- Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (7.2 miles)
- Kingston Lacy (7.8 miles)
- White Mill (9.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Shamba Holidays cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Shamba Holidays will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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 parkCheque