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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Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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About

Step away from the ordinary and into the extraordinary at Sandy Balls, where the natural beauty of the New Forest is an amazing backdrop to the famous Away Resorts Great British staycation.

Whether you want to kick back and relax or rediscover your sense of adventure, Sandy Balls is for you. Chill out in the serene spa or take a dip in the pool. Make friends with our resident alpacas or hop aboard a Segway and zip through the forest. And what a forest! Here 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, we’ve got you covered; from the classic caravan to our exclusive Heartwood accommodation. Sink into a hot tub holiday, enjoy a log cabin with woodland views or soothe your spirit in the sanctuary of a Zen holiday home. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, bring the dog – we love dogs and dogs love the New Forest.

Too chilled to cook? We’ll do it. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, let the team rustle you up something delicious in one of our restaurants to keep you out of the kitchen. 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 time and time again, like so many of our guests.

Accommodation

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. 

Our exclusive 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. 

Facilities

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.

Book with confidence

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 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

We’ve been working hard, adapting to the pandemic that has changed so much for many of us including live streaming of our entertainment, COVID safe measures throughout the park and PPE for our teams, and of course extra cleaning measures in our holiday homes. We are proud to say that 89% of guests that stayed with us in 2020, said they would recommend us to friends and family!

Please visit awayresorts.co.uk for more information.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
200
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.

Facilities

Other

  • Electric car charging point

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Assisted wheelchair users
  • Disabled facilities
  • Independent wheelchair users

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

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

Children

  • 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
  • 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 booking possible
  • 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
  • Free WIFI
  • 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
  • Spa/Swimming On Site
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided

Parking

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

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Public house/Inn

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Property Facilities:

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Property Facilities:

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    715
  • Very Good
    370
  • Average
    237
  • Poor
    142
  • Terrible
    129

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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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    Gradings

    • Approved Visit England Stars Holiday Park

    Awards

    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2020
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Marque New Forest Marque 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award New Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award New Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award 2016

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Park Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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

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