When you think of peaceful woodland bliss, you think of the New Forest.
Whether it’s hot tubs on the forest floor or caravans on the coastline, the New Forest is a stunning holiday base for nature lovers to relax, unwind and see the best of the British countryside. From Sandy Balls and Milford on Sea to Shorefield Country Park and Hoburne Bashley, there’s lots outside of the forest walls to explore, sample and discover.
Here are our favourite New Forest Holiday parks and some great choices of things to do while you’re there.
Park Holidays UK Solent Breezes
Holiday park location: Warsash, Hampshire
Perfect for: family friendly beach holidays
For the perfect park by the beach, you can’t do better than Solent Breezes. Holidays here overlook the best of the Southern coastline, while sampling the best of New Forest natural beauty and local entertainment. Find the ideal family spot to relax and recharge and get stuck in to some of the quality family fun on offer during your stay.
Your holiday home or caravan accommodation sits within a welcome and friendly site, full to the brim of great activities to explore and brand new faces to meet. Start your day with a trip to the newly refurbished clubhouse, grabbing a bite to eat on the outdoor sun terrace for the full feel of holiday luxury. Let the children get stuck into the adventure play area, or offer up some friendly family competition in the indoor games room. Have a whale of a time in the outdoor swimming pool, with relaxing summer space to rival any hot tub. Finish off an incredible New Forest park day by checking out the area entertainment facilities and dance until the sun goes down.
Even with all this family holiday excitement, the fun doesn’t stop at the accommodation. The site is a stone’s throw away from beach access, perfect for sitting in the summer’s sun to watch the world go by. There’s great waterside fun to be had, including a private slipway and boat mooring – a unique way to see the fantastic coastal sights. Search for treasured rocks and friendly sea creatures, or head to the nearby friendly villages of Milford on Sea or New Milton. Step from forest getaway into local history by booking a trip to the fantastic Portsmouth Dockland or sample to local Hampshire culture available by spending time in Winchester.
Alongside the woodland magic of the New Forest National Park, there’s more fun to be had in the nearby Hoburne Bashley, before taking the children down to Hill Head beach. With so many choices, it’s hard to find time for all these fantastic activities, but New Forest holiday parks promise an unforgettable break away regardless of how many you try.
Facilities: Solent Breezes offers top quality accommodation, with fully kitted living spaces ideal for self catering. An award winning holiday parks site, entertainment facilities include outdoor swimming pools, games room and tennis courts, family bar and evening entertainment as well as the new park clubhouse. All lodges and caravans are located by a minimart and laundrette, while they also offer beach access. Head to our website for the best booking price this season!
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Parkdean Resorts Hayling Island
Holiday park location: Hayling Island, Hampshire
Perfect for: family friendly lodge and caravan holidays
Fancy a holiday island all of your own? Look no further than our holiday park on Hayling Island. Only a short drive from New Forest National Park, the world of British caravan holidays is well and truly your oyster. This family friendly park site is the ideal base for a New Forest holiday, with plenty of new activities to try and fantastic natural sights to see.
Your stay begins with a warm welcome into the site area, set within the nearby coastline of Hampshire. The search for something to do won’t last long, with incredible facilities and activities on offer to try your hand at. Relax around the outdoor swimming pool in the summer’s sun while the children splash around in the swimming pools indoors that are within arms reach. Head inside to soak your stress away in the hot tub spa pool, before competing for the award of best gameplay in the amusements arcade. For a little bit of luxury, hit the indoor gym for a quick workout, or head straight to the bar and restaurant to let your hair down for the night. Head back to the lodges for a cosy night in front of the fire, enjoying more of the great accommodation facilities on offer.
The surrounding parks area offers just as much excitement as the holiday parks themselves. For a break from the swimming pools, head to the seafront to make the best of the British summer time, taking in the spectacular views of the Hampshire coastline. Alongside nearby areas including Milford on Sea, New Milton and Hoburne Bashley, the New Forest lies within driving distance. Head deep into the woodland to explore the best of the southern forest area, testing out the best of the hiking and cycling trails the New Forest National Park has to offer. Keep your eyes peeled for some furry faces along the way! Hayling golf course is only a stone’s throw away for the perfect 18 hole round, or watch the locals sail the seas at the nearby harbour and marina.
Holidays on Hayling Island offer a great, unique trip experience in lodges, caravan and other accommodation types. So what are you waiting for? Get booking!
Facilities: Hayling Island holiday park has fantastic luxury self catering accommodation, complete with the best modern living facilities. Lodges are located near great activities to try, including an outdoor and indoor pool, spa hot tubs, adventure play areas for the children and a top quality restaurant. Free wifi is also available, with takeaways, a multi-sports court and a wildlife nature trail all on offer to get stuck into. Search before booking for the best sale offers on price.
Things To Do In The New Forest
New forest holidays easily take the award for being a truly special holiday experience. From caravan facilities available throughout the parks to cosy woodland accommodation waiting to be explored, there’s countryside magic for everyone to discover. If you’re after a spot of National Trust luxury, or want to find the hidden natural treasures during your stay, we have the perfect recommendations to make any day in the New Forest unforgettable.
Take your caravans exploring across the 140,000 acres of New Forest beauty, stopping off at one of the many woodland lodges who offer a sweet treat in shops and cafes along the winding roads. Search for birds and deer amongst the forest trees – although you might find a few released pigs along the way! The New Forest offers a lot of unrivalled natural beauty, with area viewpoints including Acres Down and Deadman Hill.
In the search for a lodge with a woodland hot tub view? Try our seven best last minute picks.
From Sandy Balls to Shorefield country park, there’s also a great variety of town and indoor entertainment to soak yourself up in. Hit the waves in the charming seaside town of Milford on Sea, trawl the local markets in New Milton or swing round the golf clubs of Hoburne Bashley. Travel back in time to immerse yourself in the history of Hurst Castle, or take the children to discover Peppa Pig World park for the ultimate holiday of holidays. Stroll the parks of Exbury gardens and make a new furry friend at Longdown Activity park. For caravans or holiday parks, the list of forest things to do is endless.
On top of that, holidays are only a stone’s throw away from places like Dorset. A staple of the British seaside, Dorset offers spectacular coastal views and endless cycle and hiking routes. Grab a board to catch the waves, or search for the best hidden treasure in the coves and rock pools.
Breakfree New Forest caravan parks and accommodation are only a short drive from a Dorset stopping point – so why not make your holiday extra special?
For more accommodation choices in Dorset, check out our favourite holiday parks on our website.
More Information On Holiday Parks
There’s no two ways about it – the New Forest is pure magic. At Breakfree, we know how important it is to get your holiday just right, whether you’re looking for parks with cliff top views, a caravan park with a swimming pool close to Dorset or holiday parks with that perfect hot tub spot. If you’re looking for an award winning break you can’t quite find, head to our website for more information on lodge locations, sale price and seasonal times. The search for the ideal holiday is only one click away, with plenty of breaks you’ll want to come back to.