Sandy Balls Holiday Village

Type:Holiday Park

Approved Visit England Stars Holiday Park
Sandy Balls Holiday Village, Godshill, Fordingbridge, The New Forest, Hampshire, SP6 2JZ

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We’re open!


We’re pleased to say that Sandy Balls Holiday Village is open for business with social distancing produces in place to keep you and our staff safe. Our shop and restaurants are open for business but unfortunately our pools remain closed until we have further guidance on when these can re-open. Bike hire is still available and limited activities will be on offer.


Before you stay, we will send you all the information you will need in our pre-arrival emails.  This will tell you what to expect on arrival and what is open.


Book with confidence! At Away Resorts, we recognise that we are all living in uncertain times  and that there is no clarity about when the Coronavirus pandemic will be over. We are also aware that at times like this, it is important to have something special to look forward to as a family.


So, to provide you with complete reassurance, we have introduced the free of charge Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. This means if your 2020 or 2021 holiday is cancelled due to COVID-19, we will offer you:


The choice of a full no quibble refund OR

The opportunity to move your break to another date in the future free of any administration charge


Please visit for more information.



Surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the New Forest National Park, Sandy Balls combines an enviable location with an excellent choice of facilities. Following huge investment over the past 2 years, including the Indulgent Zen and Knightwood Lodges, it's the perfect getaway for families, couples or groups of friends in this wonderful, unique area of England. You can even own your very own Holiday Home. 

You’ll find something for everyone on the park, with indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, and a whole host of activities to suit all ages.

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



Offering a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets including; luxury themed accommodation with Hot Tubs, Caravans and Woodland Lodges – all in the beautiful setting of the New Forest National Park. 

2019 brings two beautiful new accommodation types 'The Heartwood' and 'The Knightwood.' The Knightwood accommodation, named after the largest oak tree in the forest, is like nothing Sandy Balls has seen before with hot tubs, BBQ's, cosy outdoor seating, bike rack and dog shower! The Heartwood has a woodland tartan theme, cosy and totally unique. 



Take your pick from a whole host of services conveniently located within The Village Square. For great pub grub why not visit The Woodside Inn, a cosy on-site pub, or the newly refurbished Italian restaurant, Aubrey’s Forest Kitchen for something a little more special or a good cup of coffee. The Village Store is well stocked with all the essentials and a bit of everything else.

Indulge in a massage, manicure or facial at the on-site spa, The Retreat. Work out in the gym and enjoy a post-workout swim at the onsite Leisure Centre. For the more adventurous, take a two-wheeled adventure through the forest on your bikes or with the help of the Cycle Centre.

There are also a whole load of activities for all the family in our PLAY or My Active activity programmes; including alpaca walks, body zorbing, archery and horse riding.


Pet-Friendly or Pet-Free

In addition to pet-friendly and pet-free lodges and caravans, the dog exercise area and a wide choice of woodland walks makes Sandy Balls the perfect holiday destination with your four-legged friends.


Holiday Home Ownership 

Now available from £99,995 be the envy of your friends and get away whenever you choose! 

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Unitfrom £142.00 to £2,305.00 per unit per week
Caravanfrom £200.00 to £1,000.00 per unit per week
Lodgefrom £200.00 to £1,000.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments, per pitch per night for campsites and per week for self-catering accommodation and holiday parks.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Electric car charging point


  • Assisted wheelchair users
  • Disabled facilities
  • Independent wheelchair users

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue
  • Breakfast available
  • Evening meals
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshop
  • Restaurant
  • Snacks/afternoon tea


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's indoor play area
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Virtual menus

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Games room onsite
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Gym on site
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding
  • Regular entertainment
  • Sauna onsite
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Free Parking
  • On street/public parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • King-sized bed
  • Shower
  • Television

Site Features

  • Public house/Inn

Property Facilities:

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Property Facilities:

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Special Offers

  • Late deals:

    A 4 night break in a 4 Berth Superior Wooden Lodge from 27th July for  £861.30

    A 3 nights stay in a 4 Berth Superior Wooden Lodge from 7th August for £748.80


    August and September TOP DEALS from £219*.

    *based on a midweek 2 night break in a 4 berth Comfort Caravan

    Visit for more information.


    More offers like this - Camping, Caravan and Holiday Parks Special Offers



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      Sandy Balls is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Southampton. Situated in Godshill Village, a little more than a mile from Fordingbridge. By Car

      From the east, leave the M27 at Junction 1 signposted New Forest/Lyndhurst/Cadnam A337 and at the end of the slip road, take the third exit B3079 to Brook and then join B3078 to Fordingbridge.

      From the west, follow the A31 to Ringwood until the turning onto the A338 to Fordingbridge, and then take the B3078 for about 2 miles. From the north, follow the A338 through Salisbury to Fordingbridge and then take the B3078 to Godshill.


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      • Approved Visit England Stars Holiday Park

      Opening Times

      Open Christmas
      Open New Year
      Park Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
      Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

      * Park is open all year but please note specific facilities opening times vary - please see website for details.

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