Whether you’re looking for a relaxingretreat in beautiful surroundings or an action-packed fun break, our award-winning five-star holiday village has it all. Escape to our 120-acre estate nestled in the breathtaking New Forest National Park. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Southampton, escape to the great outdoors, and as the kids call ‘are we there yet?’ You will be!
Families with children of all ages, couples and groups of friends will all enjoy taking part in the array of activities on offer. We’re passionate about what we do and equally passionate that you, your friends and family have the time of your life at Sandy Balls.
Create magical family memories in a safe environment where children can splash in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, swing on the adventure playground zip wire, shoot at an archery session, dance at the family disco and sleep soundly in your comfortable lodge at the end of a fun packed day.
Treat your taste buds at one of our delicious dining venues. From morning to evening, we have it covered. A choice of two relaxed, comfortable restaurants offering specially selected children’s menus, vegetarian and gluten free options.
Head to The Woodside Inn for delicious pub grub such as fish and chips or a rib eye steak. If it’s an Italian twist you’re looking for, then our restaurant – The Forest Table – offers mouth-watering cuisine. Both reastaurants have take-away menus if you prefer to eat in the peace and quiet of your accommodation.
Home from home
Holidays are a time to relax and have fun. Whether you prefer a woodland lodge nestled in the trees or more of an adventure under canvas, Sandy Balls has the accommodation to suit you.
Choose a luxury woodland lodge, a caravan holiday home or glamping with one of our brand new safari tents or a hassle-free camping pod. We offer a full range of accommodation to suit all budgets. Why not treat yourself to one of our Premium Vista Lodges with spectacular views overlooking the escarpment, or choose an area on site that is great for groups.
For tourers, our award winning touring pitches have everything you need for the perfect holiday. One thing is for sure, however you decide to stay, you’ll wake up each morning to the sounds of the forest and another great day to look forward to.
Enjoy a day out for some full-on family fun at Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park. Take a leisurely stroll around the world-famous Exbury Gardens or along the banks of the 18th Century village Buckler’s Hard. Beaulieu is best known for its National Motor Museum, a great day out for all the family. Marwell and Longdown Activity Farm offer the chance to get close to more furry friends. Something for every day of your stay.
Pet friendly or pet free
At Sandy Balls there is no need to worry about what to do with your four-legged friend while you’re away because dogs are also welcome here. We have pet friendly accommodation and touring fields meaning everyone can come along. With beautiful walks on offer in the New Forest you are both sure to enjoy a lovely break away. Our onsite pub The Woodside Inn is pet friendly and welcomes well behaved dogs so you can even bring your dog with you for dinner and a relaxing drink.
For those of you that are not dog lovers, don’t worry, we have designated pet free accommodation and touring pitches.