Family

May Fete

May Fete & Activities

Lots of stalls
Wander around craft stalls and find gifts or buy some tasty local products.

Jamie Jigsaw
The multiple award-winning children’s entertainer Jamie Jigsaw will be present to put on a high-quality family show.

Vintage Cars
A stunning assortment of vintage cars will be on display at our Royal Fete.

Try something new!
Why not try your hand at Archery. We now also have Mini Archery for our younger visitors! Take the family on an adventure in the forest with our new Forest Caching activity. The day will be packed with things for the whole family to do! Some activities can be pre-booked so avoid disappointment and pre-book activities here: http://www.sandyballs.co.uk/activity-booking/ .

Meet Our Alpacas
Sandy, Inka, Pickles and Archie cannot wait to meet you at Sandy Balls. Come and get up close to these beautiful animals. Feel how soft their fleece is or take the opportunity to snap a photo with them.

Royal treasure-hunt
Find hidden objects by following a trail of clues.

Craft activities
We will have a bunch of Royal-themed activities where kids can express their creativity.

Horse-riding
Why not try out horse-riding and meet a little Shetland Pony?

Bouncy Castle
Let your child play and experience the fun of a bouncy castle. Rumour says that they can even sleep better after a bouncy castle session!

Enjoy lunch
After an eventful time it is good to sit down and have a chat about the best moments of the day. Come and have a delicious lunch in The Forest Table or The Woodside Inn or why not enjoy a tasty pork or turkey roll from our take away.

Plenty of FREE Car parking available at Chamberlin field on the day.

We’re sure you will find something for everyone and we hope to see you at Sandy Balls.

Join the event on our Facebook page HERE!

A little blond girl standing with a basket of painted eggs

Easter Fete at Sandy Balls

If any holiday was made for kids it has to be Easter with it’s bunnies, egg rolling and easter egg hunt.

Saturday, 26 March will surely be a day to remember, because a great family event, our Easter Fete takes place at Sandy Balls Holiday Village. We have everything for a fun day-out, so make sure that you mark this event in your calendar.

Lots of stalls
Wander around craft stalls and find Easter gifts or buy some tasty local products.

Egg-citing Activities
We will have Easter treasure hunts, packed with clues leading you around the park, Easter Egg Rolling which is a traditional Easter activity at Sandy Balls and also the Easter Bonnet Parade. To avoid disappointment please pre-book the treasure hunt HERE.

Meet Our Alpacas
Sandy, Inka, Pickles and Archie cannot wait to meet you at Sandy Balls. Come and get up close to these beautiful animals. Feel how soft their fleece is or take the opportunity to snap an Alpaca Selfie!

Horse-riding with Arniss Equestrian
Why not try out horse-riding with Arniss Equestrian and meet their little Shetland Pony, Muffin?

Bouncy Castle
Let your kids jump like little bunnies in our bouncy castle this Easter.

Inflatable Football Pitch
Test your football skills on our inflatable pitch, which will surely provide an incredibly enjoyable experience!

Enjoy lunch
After an eventful time it is good to sit down and have a chat about the best moments of the day. Come and have a delicious  lunch in The Forest Table or why not enjoy a pork or turkey roll from our take away.

And much more!
We have organised a whole bunch of activities to keep you and your family entertained. We will have facepainters, Tea cup rides, Minion attraction games, live music and lots of more.

Join the event on our Facebook page HERE!

New Forest National Parks in Autumn.

With Sion Donovan.

The New Forest Waking Festival 2015

The walking festival has 80 guided wildlife walks, history hikes, family adventures and activity walks across the Forest. The walks run from the 17 October to 1 November and let you discover ancient woodlands, wild heaths, free roaming pigs and ponies under the guidance of local experts.

Many of the walks are free or discounted for people who travel by bus, train, bike or on foot.

Walks include:

  • Free-roaming pigs, ponies and the rights of commoning
  • Ancient woods and the Forest’s largest oak tree
  • Wild play and family adventure walks
  • The Japanese practice of ‘Forest bathing’
  • World War II secrets from a prisoner of war camp
  • Photography workshops in stunning locations.

Booking is advised as there are limited spaces. Full details and bookings can be found at: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/walkingfestival

For printable lists of all the walks on offer, click here.

Why not join in the festival and combine it with a stay at Sandy Balls?

Lodge Type Sleeps 16-19 October
(3 nights)
19-23 October
(4 nights)
Laid-back 4 £337 £327
Laid-back Plus 6 £450 £429
Premium 4 £409 £399
Premium Plus 6 £500 £479

 

Stay for a weekend break 16-19 October and join a ranger on a 4 mile walk through the autumnal forest enjoying the autumn colours and fungi or get closer to nature with a stroll across forest lawns, past ancient trees and through nearby Deerleap Inclosure.

During a mid-week stay 19-23 October there are several exciting events available to book from ‘Forest Bathing’, a sensory tree walk to a walk through the Ancient and Ornamental woodlands in search of the oldest beech tree in the Forest. You can also see an interactive exhibition revealing newly discovered archaeological sites and a circular walk around Beaulieu Airfield exploring pre-war archaeology.

This is a great opportunity to discover more about the history, woodlands and creatures of the New Forest.

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