The New Forest A Review

The New Forest A Review

Step away from the daily grind and into the tranquility and beauty of The New Forest, where you’ll find Sandy Balls Holiday Village, one of the finest holiday parks around offering luxury accommodation.  It’s where natural beauty is an amazing backdrop to the classic Great British holiday.

Whether you’re looking for a short break or a long holiday, it isn’t always necessary to head to Gatwick and take the plane.  How about simply jumping into the car and travelling under an hour away from the Sussex border to The New Forest in Hampshire where you’ll find Sandy Balls Holiday Village nestled in amongst the ancient trees time, offering a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets, from classic caravans to fabulous insta-worthy wooden lodges.  Here lies an opportunity to kick back and relax, rediscover your sense of adventure, indulge in a spot of walking or cycling or otherwise simply live your best life. Whoever you are and whatever you want to do, Sandy Balls Holiday Village is for you. Chill out in the serene spa or take a dip in the pool for a romantic weekend break. Get stuck into a range of outdoor-style activities with the little ones, make friends with the resident alpacas or hop aboard a Segway and zip through the The New Forest. And what a forest it is! This is where you can escape to ancient woodlands, open moors and wild heathland to feel the pull of nature that lies within us all.

Whatever your budget for your caravan or lodge holiday, the Away Resorts team have got you covered; from the classic caravan to our exclusive, high standard Heartwood accommodation. Sink into a hot tub, enjoy a log cabin with woodland views or soothe your spirit in the sanctuary of a Zen holiday home. You’ll find a fantastic variety of self-catering accommodation including the exclusive Knightwood and Heartwood holiday homes plus an Indulgent Lodge that sleeps up to 10 people if you really want a treat in this very special location. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, bring the dog – the team love dogs and dogs love the New Forest.

When it comes to dining, the options are plentiful.  Cosy nights in your cabin are perfect with some home-cooking in your small but perfectly formed kitchen and glorious summer days are ideal times for BBQs on your private terrace. If you’re feeling too chilled to cook, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, let the team rustle you up something delicious in one of the onsite restaurants to keep you out of the kitchen.  To add some tastebud tingling magic to your holiday, visit Aubrey’s Forest Kitchen. Enjoy freshly cooked dishes from artisan flatbreads, to chargrilled steaks and pasta, and accompany your meal with a classic cocktail or two.  If classic British pub vibes are your thing, then take a stroll to the Woodside Inn make your holiday a home-from-home experience. All the family are welcome – including the dog – and there’s Sky Sports, guest entertainment in the Suite, and gourmet pub food adding to the all-round feeling of holiday happiness.

If you’re looking to dine in, be sure to book one of the exclusive Aubreys Dining Pods

and enjoy a meal, drinks, or tapas and nibbles. Suitable for up to 6 people and perfect for small parties, family get togethers, cocktails, or afternoon tea, why not cosy up and book something special.

For early evening family fun and after-hours entertainment, The Woodside Suite is the venue to be. The whole family can enjoy magical moments and laughter throughout the week with acts including live acts, star cabaret, comedy, pub quizzes, gameshows and more.

When looking for adventure, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Sandy Balls and the Village Square is the heart of the park and where it all happens.  Not only do you have the opportunity to experience the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest National Park but inside and out we have amazing facilities and things to do on park to make your holiday that much more special.

Dip, jump or splash in to the heated indoor swimming pool at the Leisure Centre for all-weather family fun. When the sun’s shining there’s nowhere better than the seasonal outdoor pool for soaking up the rays or enjoying a refreshing swim.

For those looking to get active, the Cycle Centre has everything you need to explore the forest on 2 wheels! The centre offers a great range of cycles in all shapes and sizes you can hire including tag-a-longs and trailers.  You’ll also find a state-of-the-art gym that’s fully air conditioned and offers the latest fitness equipment, including cardio machines with entertainment system.

If you want to take it slow and enjoy some well-deserved me time, The Retreat, a pampering beauty treatment suite is found at The Village Square. Choose from a wide range of wonderful sensations including aromatherapy massages, hot-stone massage, and luxurious facials and manicures.  You’ll also find the Acorn Place Shop & Deli at the square. From all the ingredients for a great family meal, to just your favourite morning paper, the Shop & Deli has something for everyone as well as a dedicated gluten-free range of products.

Little ones will have a great time burning off any excess energy at the onsite softly centre, scrambling through tunnels, whizzing down slides, heading for the top of the climbing frames and loads of other physical challenges in a fun and safe environment.  For those seeking adventure outdoors, kids can discover the Bluebells and Brambles Adventure Playgrounds which are ready and waiting for your little explorers to jump, slide, swing and climb their way through the wooden jungle.

A well as all the onsite facilities, at Sandy Balls guests can take part in a huge variety of exciting activities such as archery, cycling, PLAY sessions and Alpaca walks.Each activity is designed to suit all fitness levels and the leisure team is professionally trained to provide a safe environment and great experience.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway with friends, romantic break with your partner or a jam-packed family holiday, there’s something for everyone at Sandy Balls, New Forest. With the New Forest on your doorstep, a host of activities to keep the whole family happy, amazing accommodation and a warm welcome from our Holiday Heroes, you’ll be returning to Sandy Balls Holiday Village time and time again.