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General

  • 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.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Please note

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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9.1

Overall rating based on 39 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Great site will be back next year!01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    It was a very clean well managed site with friendly knowledgeable staff. The children loved the pool and park!

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay for Wifi

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Hi there we had the most wonderful time staying at ...25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter T.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Hi there we had the most wonderful time staying at your lovely site it was lovely and clean your staff are most polite and helpfull people your swimming pool was great and my wife and I and my granddaughter Lilly all had a great holiday hoping to book with you for next year hopefully back on pitch 85 thankyou again from us Taylor's

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Friendly staff with good clean facilities and large pitches.25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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    Friendly staff with good clean facilities and large pitches.

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There are many more better sites than this one.24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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  • Liked: 

    The pool and toilets were very good.
    Staff were helpful and polite.
    Food at the club was good

    Disliked: 

    We were directed to the pitch which was muddy and with no grass for the whole of the awning area. Our ground sheet was so muddy it had to be thrown away when we left.

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Nice site19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice site

    Disliked: 

    Pitched under a tree and it rained the whole duration so was even worse under the tree, only tent between all the caravans

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Would recommend to familys,kids loved the swimming pool12/08/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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    Lovely clean site

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Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend and revisit.08/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Kids loved having the heated pool. Non electric field was easy to pitch in and quiet so kids had space to play. Shower area was really clean and plenty of space.

    Disliked: 

    Would have like toilets closer to non electric pitch.

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Great29/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKonrad S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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    Clean, warm pool, nice facilities. Feel safe.

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Would highly recommend. Level pitches, fab and friendly staff.26/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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    We had an amazing few days. A break we all needed. The facilities were spot on, spotlessly clean. The staff were more then helpful, very friendly making the stay more enjoyable. We met amazing people and the children made friends they will stay in touch with.
    The pool was so lovely, we had hours of fun.
    Location fab, so many beautiful places near and so much to see and do!! Def go back !!

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Lovely family friendly campsite08/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlexandra L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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    We visited during half term. Friendly and helpful staff, who welcomed us on arrival, guided us to our pitch and were avaliable to assist with any questions. The wash and toilet facilities were plenty and very clean and regular tended to. Having the radio pumped in is a genius idea! We particularly loved the family bathroom option, this helped our shower-phobic child to stay clean! Our child really enjoyed the swimming pool. It was also quiet overnight, other than the main road, but as we live in a city with passing traffic at night the sound didn’t bother us.
    There is also optional wi-fi, which you can buy passes for. Lots to visit nearby with a child under 10. When you get back to site there is a playground for the kids and club house to relax in when you get back.

    Disliked: 

    Sharp turn to pull out back on to the main road. Not the sites fault - but when you reach the end of the country lane it’s off the roundabout. Be ready to pull out quickly when there’s a gap. This wouldn’t stop us from returning, we are looking to book again.

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Features

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

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

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Bournemouth Travel Interchange — 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, 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.

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.

Policies

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.

Payment

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 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
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.

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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/03 and 31/10.
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 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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