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Shamba Holidays

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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… and 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 (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/03 and 31/10.

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.

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

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

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


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8.1

Overall rating based on 139 reviews

 

77% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

  55% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly staff and good clean amenities09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter T.Confirmed

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

    Yes we stayed for a long weekend nice stay. Very pleased with the free breakfast bap offered on the weekend.
    Thank you

    Disliked: 

    Bit disappointed with pitch we were allocated in the shad at the far end of the site plot 21 when there were plenty of other sunny plots free for that weekend .
    Central location but very busy road on exit.

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Really nice site09/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalison m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly staff, clean facilities,on site shop

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Everything09/22/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
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    Everything

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grate time i been here 4 times all ways good …09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommichael g.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    grate time i been here 4 times all ways good clean grate staff till next time stay safe

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Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Helpful staff09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Toilet/shower facilities

    Disliked: 

    A bit close to others

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Very clean facilities. Large pitch.09/20/2020

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

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Staff. Location.

    Disliked: 

    Roadway in

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All good. Proximity to A31 is a negative but not a deal breaker.09/20/2020

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

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

    Very clean and well organised. Helpful and friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Close to very busy A31

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Excellent site &very clean09/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristina H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very friendly, very clean

    Disliked: 

    Non

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Great small site.09/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location was great just off the main road.

    Small site with great facilities, kids loved the play park. Would of loved to of visited when all the facilities where open, they would of loved the pool. Shame when we booked they were all open!

    We were pitched right in the corner of the site which was great to let the kids run about in our view.

    Site warden was very helpful, giving us details of local attractions and places to eat on arrival.

    Disliked: 

    Drive up to the park is a little daunting and unkept but nothing Shamba can do.

    Toilets/showers where unisex and wasn’t advised at the time of booking but COVID changed a lot of things. Toilets where clean and tidy. Showers could do with a bit of TLC, smell of stale water and shower head in first shower is non existent. Timer for the water is very quick too which isn’t ideal when washing your hair. Family washing facilities closed unless you ask them direct and it’s a roll topped bath? Bit strange. The cleaning schedule was at peak times which was sightly annoying but it needs to be done.

    We were sited the furthest pitches away from the toilet block and play park which was strange as we had young children with us and only saw a few others on site. Makes sense to place people who would be using them to be directly next to them. As touring caravans where asked to used their own facilities.

    Please note they take temperatures on entry which is the first site we have visited that does it. Not what we were expecting after a full day of travelling in the heat.

    Grass pitches look a little worse for wear but it is close to the end of season. Site isn’t very well lit at the far end.

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Very good09/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very good clean site more than helpful staff definitely be staying again very soon

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Features

Coronavirus

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • 230 Ringwood Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, BH24 2SB
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8210°N 1.8552°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.3 kilometres
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 9.1 kilometres
Bournemouth Travel Interchange — 10.5 kilometres
Train stations
Pokesdown Rail Station — 10.2 kilometres
Bournemouth Rail Station — 10.4 kilometres
Christchurch Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 11.1 kilometres
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 11.4 kilometres
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 11.5 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 5.1 kilometres
Southampton Airport — 37.7 kilometres

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 (5.2 kilometres)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (11.2 kilometres)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (11.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (12.5 kilometres)
  • White Mill (14.6 kilometres)

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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Shamba Holidays cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Shamba Holidays will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Shamba Holidays? From R439,60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

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

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

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/03 and 31/10.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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).

General
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.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

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

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

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

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

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Sites
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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

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

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