Shamba Holidays

Ringwood, Hampshire

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Ringwood, Hampshire, South East England, BH24 2SB
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Last updated
28 Jun 2021
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Motorhome pitches
(£20.00 - £40.00)
Touring pitches
(£20.00 - £40.00)
Tent pitches
(£20.00 - £40.00)
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches
Motorhome pitches150£20.00-£40.00
Touring pitches150£20.00-£40.00
Tent pitches150£20.00-£40.00
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches

Enjoy a getaway on this multi-award-winning holiday park in Hampshire. Shamba Holidays is open all year-round and boasts fantastic facilities including an onsite swimming pool. The park lies nestled between the seaside resort town of Bournemouth and the New Forest National Park and is the perfect base for exploring both these amazing places.

The New Forest is an ancient, unspoilt landscape of forests, meadows and coastline. Besides a great selection of walking and cycling trails, it’s home to gardens, museums, towns, villages and more. It’s also a haven for wildlife where you’ll find deer, buzzards and the famous New Forest ponies.

The long sandy beaches and grand Victorian boulevards of Bournemouth lie a short distance south. A traditional resort town, Bournemouth has long maintained its reputation as a favourite UK seaside destination. Popular attractions include the city’s pier, gardens, museums and art galleries. Here you can also enjoy bustling nightlife and a thriving food and drink scene.

There’s plenty to keep you and your family entertained onsite too. The partially covered outdoor swimming pool and adjoining terrace are popular places to relax throughout the season. There’s a paddling pool for toddlers, a games room with a pool table and arcade games, a kids’ play area, and wide outdoor spaces for ball games – more than enough to keep the kids out of trouble. For the adults, there’s a bar serving drinks and food.

Shamba Holidays is pet-friendly and welcomes touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. All pitches benefit from an electric hook-up. Seasonal pitches are available and include the option of winter storage.

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More about the parkHide
  • Allow rallies
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • Pets allowed
  • Children's play area(s)
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Electric hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • LPG stockist
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • Take away food
  • Washing up facilities
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Club house

Large dog walking field
Games Room


Shamba Holidays (www)

230 Ringwood Road, St Leonards
Hampshire, South East England
United Kingdom
BH24 2SB


Shamba lies along the A31 just north of St Leonard’s Hospital. Approaching from the west, pass The Woodman pub, go straight over the roundabout then turn left onto East Moors Lane. Approaching from the east, pass Starbucks then circle the next roundabout turning off back in the opposite direction. Take the immediate left onto East Moors Lane.

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Games Room

Things to do visit in the New Forest

Walking and cycling
Walking and cycling trails crisscross the whole of the New Forest and offer the perfect way to immerse yourself in the area’s incredible natural beauty.

A charming village home to the National Motor Museum, with its collection of over 250 vehicles, and Palace House, a 700-year-old stately home that’s one of the Treasure Houses of England and reputed to be among the most haunted places in the county.

New Forest Activities
Enjoy river paddling, archery, bushcraft and quality family fun overseen by expert guides at this outdoor activity centre.

Exbury Gardens
Exbury’s 200 acres of woodland, and formal and wildflower gardens are considered some of the best of their kind in Britain. There’s also a mini steam railway carrying visitors, a restaurant, a café and an adventure playground.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach
Bournemouth’s long stretches of soft white sands have been drawing sun-seekers, swimmers and sandcastle-builders since before the city was built.

Explore the underwater world of Bournemouth’s beachfront aquarium and meet the many wonderful aquatic creatures that inhabit it.



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Note: This review was left while under different management

Everything on this site is good and well planned. All amenities appear new, modern and very well maintained. The amenities are spotlessly clean and benefit throughout from under floor central heating. There is also a wash-up area and launderette complete with iron and board.

There is a small onsite shop and clubhouse, as my visit was at the end of the season the club was only open at the weekends, with beer, larger and cider at £3.00 per pint.

Free view terrestrial TV reception using only my caravans Status aerial was excellent re-tuning discovered 130 channels. Satellite reception with a small dish was also excellent.

Showers and toilets are roomy and first class. They have thought of most things on this site and in some detail. The shower areas have low volume piped music from a local radio station, which keep you informed and updated about local events.

The staff that we met; Anne, David and Terry were friendly and very helpful. It is a child and dog friendly site with a good, safe and fenced play area, containing the usual swings; slides, seesaw, exercise rings, and climbing frames. For the older children the club house contains a large screen TV and games room, complete with pool table and computer games.

The site has an excellent free admission heated 40ft indoor/outdoor swimming pool suitable for children and adults. The shallow end is only about two feet deep and the deep end about five feet deep. Housed within the same enclosure is a separate small paddling pool suitable for very small children and babies.

The pool’s enclosure provides the best of both indoor and outdoor enjoyment as its enclosure is convertible and has the ability to retract the glass exterior walls and roof. Making the pool facility a pleasant environment whatever the time of year and whatever the weather.

The pool is open from 10am until 7pm. The water is very warm and when the enclosure is in the closed position the air temperature inside the enclosure is heated to about 30 degrees. This comes as a pleasant surprise and makes for a very enjoyable environment. There are huge private family changing rooms all equipped with their own shower, toilet and baby facilities. Plastic baskets are provided to enable guests to take their personal belongings with them to the poolside.

In one corner of the site is an access gate which leads to six well maintained fields, which make for excellent dog walks where you can let your pooch of the lead. One of the fields is setup as a football pitch and is complete with a proper goal at each end.

Opposite the entrance is an equestrian center with horse riding and lessons for children from four years old up to adults.

Security is good. No commercial vehicles are allowed on site and the site’s vehicular access is secured by locked gates after 10:30pm until 07:30am.

A perfect site by our book, we will be returning.


Note: This review was left while under different management

It was a hot sunny weekend and upon arrival at the site it was apparent that everybody had the same idea, to go camping that weekend. Our first reaction was how cramed in everybody was. The very helpful and friendly staff duely showed us to our pitch, right beside the shop and club house, not our idea of ideal. However on enquiring whether there was another pitch available we were kindly shown to an alternate pitch, still very close to all our neighbours but at least further away from afore mentioned. A rather flat
and undivided field with not much appeal was my first reaction. I must praise the clean and modern toilet and shower facilities, however I feel definitely not enough showers for in the height of season, given that more fields are given over to tents in the main summer school holidays. This site I feel is suitable for families of young children and not for those seeking peace and tranquility. The staff are extremely helpful, but prices seem a little steep compared to other sites.

Property manager response (23 Jul 2013)

Thank you for taking the time to send your comments regarding Shamba. We are pleased that our staff were friendly and helpful and were able to find you an alternative pitch. We are sorry that you felt crammed in, however, our pitches are larger than the standards required although we do appreciate that some parks have larger pitches than our own. We are also pleased to note that all the effort the staff put into maintaining the high standards in the main facilities are appreciated. Once again there are more facilities than is recommended as a minimum for the industry. We are very fortunate insomuch as we appeal to two very different markets generally in the school holidays and bank holidays we do have lots of families, where as during the other periods we do have considerably more couples which we assume is because being slightly less busy people do not feel "crammed". Thank you once again and hope you will return to Shamba. Best Wishes Shamba Holidays


Note: This review was left while under different management

Just got back from shamba, this is our 4th visit and last. The site seems to have been taken over by children on bikes and scooters. Some as young as 4 who have not much control when going in between pitches. Our new car has a scratch on the front wing. We have 3 small children and went to bed approx 9pm. On two occasions the wardens told us to be quiet even though it was just my husband and i talking (Our children were asleep). I think the 6 weeks school holidays were taking their toll.

We would never go back. the good thing is there are plenty of camp sites around that area. My husband and i just bought the tent for my daughter and she would never go back to shamba either.


Note: This review was left while under different management

We booked Shamba for ourselves and 3 friends.
We have a 12 year old son who we had to pay adults price for him,and there was also a daily fee for our dog. This apart we still went ahead and booked. A couple of weeks prior to our holiday our friends rang the site to see if they could possibly cancel the first night as something had cropped up at home, but they were told that it wasn't their policy to refund money, so after managing to sort things out at home they rang back and said that they would be arriving on the Saturday after all.
After a 7 hour journey they went to check in only to be told that as they weren't going to arrive until the Sunday somebody else was on the pitch, despite the fact that even if they weren't going to arrive till Sunday they had already paid for that night.When we arrived and put our van onto the plot next door we saw that it was a tiny pup tent in their place, so they were told they could put their van at the far side so that they didn't have far to move it next day. Well our van is 22ft and theirs is 26ft so you can imagine what it was like for the little tent in the middle.
Once we had got past the initial problems we could then appreciate the first class facilities. The cleanliness is second to none and it's obviuos that alot of money has been invested.
BUT BE WARNED do not even breathe loudly after 11 pm or the very over zealous wardens will be knocking .
It seems such a shame that a beautifully presented site is being spoilt by over zealous management ,yes they are keeping up the standards with regards to the upkeep of the site but they seem to forget that people go on holiday to chill out and unwind not to be told to go to bed at 11pm or else.
We wouldn't go back to this site but we will be back to the area as we had a great time despite the very dodgy weather.
Shamba Holidays, New Forest, Hampshire


Note: This review was left while under different management

I needed to visit Poole in the second week in June 2008, on business and having just bought Camping Cheques for my Gold Card I thought that Shamba near Ringwood would be ideal for my trip, as they are one of the few sites in the UK who accept Camping Cheques. We could give our new Compass Rallye a good run out, so killing two birds with one stone so to speak. When we arrived we entered the reception and the lady behind the counter was speaking to a potential camper on the phone, we were approached by the camp manager who asked if he could help, we explained that we were booked in for five nights and he confirmed that from the computer. He said follow me, and then led us to our assigned pitch, stood on the pitch and guided me to a perfect reverse. The pitch was level and well marked, the electric hookup was coveniently at the back, with water stand pipe within 20 feet. Once set up I returned to the office to make payment. was given the 3 digit code for the keypad entry to the toilets, showers and washroom. They were immaculate and it is understandable why they win awards for their facilities, in fact I have never in 25 years of caravanning been in more pleasant washrooms. The waste disposal are equally impressive, bottle bank for three different colour glass, a container for newspapers and a large container for landfill waste. The wardens wear uniform shirts and blouses with the site logo on the chest and are both helpful and cheerful. The site has a children's play park and there is a large heated swimming pool, a small shop and a bar, The Shamba Club. With glorious sunshine for our stay and very pleasant staff and a lovely well organised site, we were well pleased, and yes the new van was delight too.

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