Splash about in the indoor or outdoor pool. Swimming sessions can be pre-booked during busy periods.

The Sandy Balls Leisure Centre has an indoor and outdoor pool with sunbathing terrace for fun and relaxation the whole year round. Relax in the Jacuzzi or warm yourself in a pool-side sauna for an added touch of indulgence.

Monday 30 November - Wednesday 2 December
Free alternative indoor pool facilities for Leisure Club members will be available at Ringwood Health & Leisure Centre. Please speak to a member of the team on reception for full details.

The Leisure Centre will be undergoing essential maintenance. The indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi will be closed and there will be no access to the male and female changing rooms. The gym and The Retreat will be open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience whilst we improve our Leisure Centre facilities. Thank You. 

Pre-booking swimming

We are limited to the number of guests that can use the indoor pool at one time for health and safety reasons. This means at peak times (usually school holidays and bank holidays) guests have to pre-book a one hour swimming session online before they arrive for their holiday. Swimming sessions can be booked at www.sandyballs.co.uk/onlineactivities or at the Leisure Centre or Forest Hub when you arrive at the village if there are spaces still available. 

At the start of your pre-booked swimming session you will be given a coloured band to wear. We also have a very limited number of bands allocated on a first come, first served basis for each bookable session but these cannot be guaranteed.

As swimming is a popular activity for guests these sessions do get booked up quickly, and so to give everyone a chance to use the indoor pool, sessions on Sundays and Wednesdays are allocated on a first come, first served basis - no booking required. You will be given a band for the session when you arrive at the Leisure Centre. 

Swimming band system

Outside of peak times, we run open swimming sessions, which do not have to be pre-booked. However, our Leisure Centre may introduce a band system on the day if the pool is busy and there are too many guests wanting to use the facility at the same time. Bands are given out on the hour, every hour on a first come, first served basis and it is recommended that you arrive early to make sure you get a space.

There is no pre-booking or band system for the outdoor pool.

Visit our swimming and activities booker today.


Wet and wild

Explore Sandy Balls

UK holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre set in the New Forest National Park. We provide high quality holiday accommodation in luxury lodges and caravans and we also cater for tourers and campers. We have a range of facilities including a restaurant, pub, beauty suite,cycle centre and two swimming pools. There is also fantastic activties for all from archery and laser clay pigeon shooting to team games, arts and crafts and much more!