Camping in the New Forest

Camping in the New Forest

Located in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, The New Forest makes every visit special

Camping in the New Forest, gives you the perfect opportunity to appreciate nature. Escape the noise of life and wake to birdsong and the sounds of the forest. Take a deep breath and enjoy the smell of the fresh forest air.

Love outdoors?

Sandy Balls makes the ideal setting for outdoor activities like walking in the New Forest, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, fishing or enjoying a lazy picnic with your friends and family.

Camping in The New Forest means the beautiful woodlands are right on your doorstep and you can explore nature all year around. Every season has something to offer for those who decide to go to for a walk or cycle in the area.  Just pop in to our cycle centre and they will be happy to suggest walking and cycle routes and provide you with maps (small fee for map may apply).

If you prefer to explore on horseback, the Arness-Equistian stables are just a 5 minute walk away.

We also have lots of outdoor activities for kids and families to enjoy.  Try Forest Caching or Woodland Survival during your New Forest camping holiday!

Explore Sandy Balls

The best thing about camping at Sandy Balls is that you have full use of our on-site facilities. Our Leisure Centre features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and sauna which are all included in the cost. We have a programme of activities for children and families of all ages and a calendar of special events. We also feature a choice of restaurants including the cosy Woodside Inn and The Forest Table, our Italian, family restaurant. You don’t even need to leave the site if you need to do some shopping as our fully-stocked on-site shop has everything you need for a New Forest holiday.

Camping Options

Fully serviced pitches (all year around)

Perfect for either camping or caravanning, our hard-standing, fully serviced touring pitches are surrounded by grass and all are just a short walk away from the central Sandy Balls Village Square. Unlimited 10AMP electricity supply, TV and water hook up is included in your pitch with prices including 2 adults and all children under 17. Hard standing pitches are suitable for tents but a thick groundsheet and strong tent pegs are recommended.  These can be hired from our Cycle Centre if needed.

Cornfield seasonal camping (selected dates in August)

Located onsite at Sandy Balls Holiday Village, our basic camping option (no electric hook-up, TV or water), provides a great atmosphere as campers sleep under canvas.  Hot showers in portable shower units and a generous pitch are included in the price.

Benefits of Camping in the New Forest at Sandy Balls Holiday Village:

  • Beautiful setting in the New Forest
  • Open all year round
  • Pet-friendly or pet-free pitches
  • Perfect for all ages
  • Indoor & outdoor (seasonal) swimming pools
  • Onsite pub and family restaurant
  • Onsite shop
  • Access to full activities programme
  • FREE entertainment every weekend and every evening during the school holidays
  • FREE indoor soft play and outdoor adventure playgrounds

We are very proud that we have been recognised for the superb services and facilities we provide to our customers. The David Bellamy conservation award is an evidence of our dedication and care for the beautiful New Forest, the AA Campsite gold award proves that we provide high standard facilities for our campers, and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is great feedback from our guests that they enjoy staying with us!



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