Sandy Balls Holiday Village

Fordingbridge, Hampshire

3.5 stars out of 7 reviews

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Fordingbridge, Hampshire, South East England, SP6 2JZ
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Last updated
02 Oct 2020
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Motorhome pitches
Touring pitches
Tent pitches
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches
Motorhome pitches
Touring pitches
Tent pitches
Serviced pitches
Seasonal pitches

To rent
Holiday homes36£112.00-£1,271.00
To buy
Holiday homes90
Residential homes50

Nestled among the ancient woodland of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls Holiday Village is a year round destination and the ideal retreat from city life.

Surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls unites an enviable location with an excellent choice of facilities. The perfect getaway for families, couples or groups of friends in this wonderful, unique area of England. You’ll find something for everyone on the park, with resident alpacas, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, a spa and a wealth of activities including a bush-craft school and Nerf Challenge.

The New Forest begs exploration, bursting with wildlife, fantastic walks, cycle tracks and visitor centres. Watching wild ponies roaming across the heathland offers an unmissable treat to any visitor. A host of picturesque towns and villages await on the doorstep, whilst Bournemouth and Poole are nearby.

With such a lot to do at the Village, it’s tempting to ignore the rest of the attractions this vibrant area has to offer. Like everything else Sandy Balls makes it easy offering a pre-booking service for attractions away from the park including Beaulieu Abbey and Motor Museum, Paultons Park and Exbury Gardens.

More about the parkHide
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • Pets allowed
  • Children's play area(s)
  • Designated / private parking
  • Laundry
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • Take away food
  • Visitor parking
  • Wireless internet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Club house
  • Sauna

Tourist Information services
Children's Play Area
Gym and fitness classes*
The Retreat Spa*
Family entertainment
Seasonal outdoor cinema°
Indoor soft play area
Kids activity programmes*
Seasonal Events

*charges apply


Sandy Balls Holiday Village (www)

Sandy Balls, Godshill
Hampshire, South East England
United Kingdom


From the A338 Fordingbridge, take the B3072 east for 1.5 miles to Godshill.

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire [100m]
  • Fishing [100m]
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays [100m]
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor) [100m]
  • Swimming (Outdoor) [100m]
  • Tennis
  • Organised Entertainment [100m]
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access [100m]
  • Games Room [100m]
  • Gym access [100m]
  • Snooker/Pool [100m]
  • Sauna [100m]
  • Leisure Centre [100m]

The New Forest
Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World
Beaulieu Abbey and Motor Museum
Go Ape and Exbury Gardens



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Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 6 review(s)


5.0 stars

On arrival at Sandy Balls the reception was closed, we called the number clearly posted in the window and were met within minutes by the out of hours manager who processed us very quickly and was the most cheerful and helpful person you could ever wish to meet. After showing us to our plot he assisted me with pitching we were so pleased when he accepted our offer of a cup of tea as a thank you, but even whilst enjoying his tea he was telling us what was around the local area. My wife and I both said he must be a one off but imagine our surprise when over the next few days every member of staff we had dealings with were equally nice. Due to this we spent an extra couple of days and we have booked to return later this year.


5.0 stars

Sandy Balls (despite a name you can't help childishly sniggering at) is, and always has been, a beautiful haven in which people can get away from the stresses and strains of modern life and get closer to nature and it's surroundings. I have been going for years, my parents took myself and my sisters there regularly when we were young and at 27 i now visit even more regularly (about 5 times a year!!) with my parents now residing there, and i still look forward to going every time! The staff are always helpful, the site is kept immaculate and as soon as you drive through the entrance you feel like you're in a bubble far away from modern life, and your workplace. There is everything you need on site, a new modern resteraunt The Bistro, a more traditional pub/resteraunt The Woodside Inn, Beauty parlour for the ladys (or men!) play parks and games area for the children, and it's all nestled among the tall trees. Of course if you want to step out of the park you have the stunning panoramic views of the New Forest with plenty of beautiful walks and country pubs to enjoy a swift pint along the way, and if it's shopping you want then Bournemouth and Salisbury are both nearby. The only gripe for me being the site seems to be opening more touring feilds than it can handle and it can get extremely busy in peak season. But all in all a fantastic holiday with stunning woodland walks .(Be sure to visit Good Friday Hill on site for stunning views)
Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, New Forest, Hampshire


2.0 stars

Been going to Sandy Balls for many years now, however think this year may be my last for a while, the staff are good and the park is nice and well maintained, however i have noticed the prices increasing, the food is limited and a tad expensive for what it is, but my main gripe is that there are now far too many lodges and pitches, especially since they now do basic camping. they now seem to be packing them in, however the facilities like the swimming pool have not kept pace, so expect to be frustrated waiting for a swim, or getting a seat to eat, also some of the activities whilst good are poorly run, over booked or cancelled at the last minute, they are starting to hit the kind of prices Centre Parks charge, with nothing like Centre Parks facilities or management.
Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, New Forest, Hampshire

2.0 stars

We've stayed at Sandy Balls about 4 times. On all 4 occasions, we stayed in their holiday home caravans and found the water not hot enough and the caravans could have been cleaner inside. Also, the caravans are positioned too close together. Other holiday maker's vehicles made night time noisy and we were woken up at 6am each morning by the delivery van to their on site shop, clanking bottles, etc. We haven't always liked the attitude of their staff either. All in all, it's nice to get out of London and stay here, but it's way over-priced. They always seem to have some kind of building works going on too and we never get offered any discount. We've cut down on staying there now and just go for the day to the New Forest instead.


3.0 stars

I stayed at Sandy balls a couple of years ago and it seemed to be a little pretentious for my liking. The park was clean, but there was a feeling of please do not touch anything. We did enjoy the holiday and would recommend it to friends, but if you prefer to have a slightly more relaxed and fun holiday i don't think this is the site for you.


4.0 stars

Sandy Balls is the quintessential holiday park. It's been around for ever, and is run as a brilliantly oiled machine. I visited in the Autumn with my two young children. It was a little bit wet (we used the indoor pool and the soft play area) and a little bit dry (we took a lovely walk in Autumnal woods, all glistening amber leaves and toadstools, and we played in the great outdoor play area). The park strives to be eco-friendly, family friendly and to cover all needs. My only small gripe was that the bar food was a little canteen-like for my tastes. I can't comment on the lodges, but for a touring weekend, particularly when the weather might not co-operate, Sandy Balls is peerless.

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