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Sandy Balls Holiday Village

Type:Holiday Park

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

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Sandy Balls Holiday Village


Welcoming holidaymakers for nearly 100 years, Sandy Balls is now better than ever! Following a £2m investment program, you’ll see the changes everywhere – from your luxury accommodation to the pool, spa, gym and bar & restaurant. Whether it’s adult breaks or exciting family activities, we have the perfect New Forest location for everyone.

For those looking to savour the great outdoors, but wrapped in a little luxury, our five-star accommodation includes one, two three and four bedroom luxury woodland lodges sleeping two, four or six guests and four-berth static holiday homes. All are fully equipped, centrally heated and have a DVD and TV. The lodges have their very own decking and barbecue area and some even come with a private hot tub too.

Our Premium and Premium Plus lodges offer all the delights of our Laidback and Laidback Plus lodges with extra opulence and convenience. A dishwasher to take the hassle out of your holiday, complimentary towels and bathrobes, an early check in and use of the gym is also included with our Premium lodge range.
Our most luxurious accommodation, Premium Vista lodges, are a real home from home. With all the benefits of Premium and Premium Plus lodges, you also enjoy the best views on the estate across the Avon Valley. Enjoy it from your roof top terrace or infinity balcony, some of which come with a jacuzzi. Premium bathrooms and decor throughout complete our top lodges.

For 2017 we are introducing our 3 bedroom Premium Plus Lodges sleeping up to 8 people available to book for summer and we are adding hot tubs to our Premium Caravans and Premium Plus Lodges.

For those who prefer to bring their own equipment there are the fully-serviced touring pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents. All our award-winning serviced pitches come with gravel hard standing, drainage and electricity, water and satellite TV hook-up. Pitch fees include the use of the well-appointed shower, toilet and laundry blocks with their unlimited supply of hot water and heating. Of course, Sandy Balls also has all the essential facilities you would expect from a five-star holiday village - including a launderette and three spotless and well maintained shower blocks for tourers.

Our Camping Pods offer the excitement of camping but with a little more luxury. A seating area converts into a double bed and two single pull out chair beds offer accommodation for four guests. A fridge, kettle, TV and heated towel rail complete your pod.

Why not experience Glamping in our new Safari Tents. With two bedrooms, your Safari Tent will sleep 6. A double bedroom and a second bedroom with two bunk beds lead off a living space with a dining table and seating and a kitchen area with running water, fridge, microwave and gas hob. Our Safari Tents are heated and come with electric lighting.

In addition to pet friendly and pet free lodges, caravans, camping pods and touring pitches, our dog exercise field and a wide choice of woodland walks makes Sandy Balls the perfect holiday destination with pets. You can even enjoy dinner in the pet friendly Woodside Inn.

Take your pick from a whole host of services conveniently located in the pedestrianised heart. For great food using locally-sourced products why not visit The Woodside Inn, our cosy onsite pub, or our Italian Restaurant? Visit the Gift Shop or the fully-stocked Village Store that sells a range of fresh ingredients. Indulge in a massage, manicure or facial at the beauty therapy suite or a post-workout swim at the onsite Leisure Centre. For the more adventurous - take a two-wheeled adventure through the forest with the help of the Cycle Centre. For everything else just call in at Guest Services - they are happy to help with anything they can.

Guide Prices

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


Site Features

  • Public house/Inn

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups NOT accepted

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Fishing
  • 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
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Swimming pool - outdoor onsite

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Telephone (public)
  • WiFi or internet access


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


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

Room/Unit Facilities

  • DVD player
  • Television

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Cooking Facilities

  • Microwave cooker

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • On street/public parking
  • Private parking


  • Disabled facilities

Property Facilities:

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement

Property Facilities:

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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.


    • Approved Visit England Stars Holiday Park


    • 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
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2018
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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