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Shamba Holidays

8.6

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General

  • Family-friendly site with swimming pool for use in all weathers
  • Within 20 minutes' drive of Peppa Pig World and Adventure Wonderland
  • A 20-minute drive from Bournemouth beach; 10 minutes from New Forest

Shamba Holidays is a family-friendly site that’s just a short drive from both the New Forest National Park and the sea and sand of Bournemouth town centre.

Guests who prefer a slower-paced stay can make use of the facilities on site – have a swim in the pool, take the dog for a walk, let the kids have a kick-about in the middle of the sports field (where goalposts are provided) or take them to make their own games elsewhere around the park.

In the evening, you can wind down by sipping drinks or munching on snacks at the clubhouse; you can dine here too if you fancy a sit-down meal. On some evenings, Shamba Holidays also has family-friendly entertainment.

The shop is fully stocked with food and drink (alcoholic and soft), so picnics should be easy to put together. You might also like to stop off here to pick up bacon and eggs for a cooked breakfast. Local products are available to try, while for something familiar you could just stick to sweets, treats and ice cream.

Shama Holidays is in a convenient location just off the A31 and is five minutes' drive from the centre of Ringwood. The friendly team look forward to giving you a warm welcome to this lovely site.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

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8.6

Overall rating based on 254 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

  63% described as Peaceful ?

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All ok06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPiotr K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (maximum 3 adults, overflow)
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    All ok

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Great stay would stay again!02/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly site, lovely and clean and well maintained site.

    Disliked: 

    Not a great access road for caravans.

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Clean and practical facilities, nice pool and large kids playing …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and practical facilities, nice pool and large kids playing field, good location for local exploring

    Disliked: 

    The playing field was far out of sight of electric pitches

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Great toilet/shower facilities and warm pool with cover for all …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great toilet/shower facilities and warm pool with cover for all weathers

    Disliked: 

    The electric pitches whilst large enough felt cramped together

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Anonymous user

All good31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (maximum 3 adults, overflow)
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    All good

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (maximum 3 adults, overflow)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Swimming pool, showers, toilets , Club house, enterteiment

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Super friendly and helpful staff, main facilities well maintained.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (maximum 3 adults, overflow)
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  • Liked: 

    The overflow field had a more traditional camp site feel and the kids loved the easy access to the playing field. It was handy to have access to the facilitates on the main site without staying in the midst of it.

    Disliked: 

    It would be better having some showers for the camping field.

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Had a great stay with friends, staff were soo friendly!31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTammy B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff, facilities, live music

    Disliked: 

    I felt like the pitches were soo close together and small

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Really good campsite, no need to venture off site.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdel T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (maximum 3 adults, overflow)
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    Club house/entertainment and swimming pool was a great addition and kept the kids entertained.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly & helpful staff27/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVal L.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. Helping us to unhitch the caravan when we had trouble. Good clean toilets and showers.

    Disliked: 

    Charges for WIFI. We have never been charged on any other site we have been

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • 230 Ringwood Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, BH24 2SB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8210°N 1.8552°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Meeting House Lane — 3.3 miles
Bournemouth University — 5.7 miles
Bournemouth Station — 6.5 miles
Train stations
Pokesdown Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Bournemouth Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Christchurch Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 3.2 miles
Southampton Airport — 23.4 miles

Directions


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

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; 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 Brockenhurst (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 Brockenhurst.

Must see

  • Adventure Wonderland (3.2 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (7.0 miles)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (7.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (7.8 miles)
  • White Mill (9.1 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.

  • Does Shamba Holidays have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Shamba Holidays dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Shamba Holidays? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Shamba Holidays?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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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
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/03 and 31/10.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.
The restaurant is open between 01/03 and 31/10.

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 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 5:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
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.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Campervans are permitted as long as they have a side window.

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