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Sandy Balls Holiday Village

5.0 of 5
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Godshill Village, New Forest National Park, Fordingbridge SP6 2JZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So this was our first family camping trip and after packing the car to excess with all our new camping equipment we set off to Sandy Balls. The site had been recommended by friends and colleagues and we looked forward to trying it out for ourselves. The weather was rotten which is not ideal for camping but we arrived following... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked Sandyballs as a quick getaway, we chose a cosy caravan, which was indeed cosy!!! I wouldn't normally go for this type of holiday and probably wouldn't again especially at the end of the school summer holiday season. It's ideal if you don't mind queuing for the swimming pool as the site is so busy and then to find... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apparently Sandy Balls park has been going for 90 years. Pity they seem to have learnt nothing . At £60 a night for camping we had high expectations that were not met. The location is fantastic and the riverside walks great . The village central with its Shops, pubs and cafe / restaurants were also good but the whole place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have given a 3/5 rating as the location is an ideal point to explore the new forest, all the staff were great and the caravan was spotless. The restaurant was a great family option (lovely pizzas) and the cycle shop staff were really helpful. The downside was the swimming pool, didn't venture in as people were complaining that there were... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Showers are fantastic and super clean, site is great with everything you will need, including washing machines and driers as we got soaked a couple of days due to weather. Shop is brilliant and you can get everything you want, pizza take away great. Cycle shop, clothing shop and camping shop on site. Surrounding area New Forest fabulous for walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All in all the place is a great adventure! We come back year on year! However, some small things need attention. The main one being, the person taking the food orders should ONLY take food orders and have someone next to him doing the drinks at peak times. That way you don't end up waiting half an hour to order... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super four day break with the children , lots to do , participated in many activities and fell asleep exhausted ! Well organised , clean and tidy site. Food onsite was well presented and had plenty of choice , shop was ok - could get basics . Horse riding nearby was enjoyed by all the family - even those who... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my stay at Sandy balls except for the antiquated system they have to get customers into the pool. Was there 1 week and my disabled wife managed to get in once ( she did not want to queue for half an hour in the rain ). when i went to complain i was told by 3 members of staff... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just arrived back from what should have been a 4 night stay on the Cornfield camping field at Sandy Balls. We came back a day early because we were unable to tolerate the appalling conditions any longer. On arrival, our booking information had informed us that we should stop at the reception and stay in the car where... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

set in the beautiful surroundings of New Forest Nationale Park Sandy Balls is a well equipped, affordable and very child friendly holiday destination. Coming from the Netherlands we selected Sandy Balls solely from the information on the website and it was absolutely worth it.

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