10 New Forest Campsites to Try

Check out these New Forest Campsites, a favourite spot for families 

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sleeping under the stars. Pitching a tent, building a campfire and spending a few nights living closer to nature can be a great way to unwind and escape the stress of day-to-day life.

Renowned for its natural beauty and wildlife, New Forest is a brilliant destination if you’re planning a camping holiday – here are our top 10 picks for campsites in the area.

  1. Red Shoot Camping Park

    Run by a family, for families, Red Shoot Camping Park is perfect for a peaceful country getaway. Conveniently located right in the heart of New Forest National Park the campsite is close to miles of cycling and walking trails – an ideal destination for those who want to immerse themselves in outdoor pursuits.The campsite won a Trip Advisor Award for Excellence in both 2014 and 2015 and welcomes tents, caravans and motorhomes. Red Shoot offers a choice of electric and non-electric pitches, with other facilities on-site including a shop, bakery, children’s playground, laundry room and underfloor heated shower and toilet block, plus disabled and family bathrooms.

    More Information: http://www.redshoot-campingpark.com/

  2. Greenhill Farm

    Greenhill Farm is a peaceful hideaway located within the National Park on the edge of New Forest. Open all year round the site welcomes motorhomes, caravans and tents (between Easter and October) with the option for seasonal pitches, covered caravan storage and facilities for rallies should you require them.The 50 acre site is naturally beautiful and exceptionally well equipped. The farm has three stunning lakes and Greenhill’s on-site facilities include a shop, licensed bar, laundry room, mini golf course, mountain bike hire, a dog/bike wash, children’s play area, basketball court and more. The site even won the 2016 Loo of the Year Award from the UK Holiday Park Industry.

    More Information: http://greenhillfarm.co.uk/

  3. Shamba Holidays – New Forest Camping

    The 7 acre Shamba Holidays site is surrounded by pretty countryside and ideally located as a base from which to explore Hampshire and Dorset.The park boasts it has ‘something for everyone’ with an extensive selection of on-site facilities including a 40ft indoor/outdoor pool where guests can book private swimming lessons, licensed bar, take-away, shop, games room, laundry room and modern shower and bathroom facilities.

    More Information: http://www.shambaholidays.co.uk/our-locations/shamba/new-forest-camping/

  4. Holmsley Campsite

    Holmsley Campsite is set in the area which used to be part of Holmsley Airfield in World War Two and now offers campers a unique and beautiful base from which to enjoy the outdoor pursuits the New Forest is so famous for.The campsite is open from 17th March – 31st October and its onsite facilities include shower and toilets, a shop and hot food takeaway. Take a look at the Camping in the Forest website for full details about this picturesque campsite.

    More Information: http://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/england/new-forest/holmsley-campsite

  5. Setthorns Campsite

    The secluded Setthorns Campsite is perfect for those looking for a little adventure from their holiday. Camping in the Forest describes the site as surrounded by forest on all sides the site has a complete feeling of privacy and tranquillity. It’s the perfect location for visitors to get close to nature, as you’re highly likely to run into some of the local wildlife during your stay!There are no shower or toilet facilities on site and a chemical toilet is required if you want to stay at Setthorns. Electrical hook-ups are available and the site is open year round. Take a look at the Camping in the New Forest website for full details about this picturesque campsite.

    More Information: http://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/england/new-forest/setthorns-campsi

  6. Harry’s Field

    Located in a serene corner of New Forest, in the sleepy hamlet of Frogham, Harry’s Field is a quiet and idyllic countryside campsite. The site is well equipped with shower and toilet facilities, a small shop, campfire baskets and plenty of space to BBQ. However, if you don’t fancy cooking your own food, just next door is The Foresters Arms a fine dining country pub with award winning food and an excellent selection of real ales.More Information: http://www.newforestcampsite.com/

  7. Denny Wood Campsite

    A world away from the noise and stress of city life, Denny Wood Campsite is a haven for nature lovers. In the open grass land site the pitches are separated by the natural features of the landscape such as ferns, trees and plants. The campsite has a real feeling of seclusion
    and serenity, the only passer-by you’re likely to be disturbed by is a free grazing cow or pony!The site has no shower or toilet facilities and a chemical toilet is required to stay on the site’s grass only pitches. Denny Wood is open for the summer season, from the 17th March – 26th September.

    More Information: http://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/england/new-forest/denny-wood-campsite

  8. Embers Camping Beaulieu

    Having outgrown its old location at Home Farm, Embers Campsite has moved to Hazel Copse this season. The new site is close to Beaulieu and offers direct access to miles of biking and walking trails. Onsite facilities include an organic farm shop, where visitors can purchase fresh bread as well as sausages and bacon.The campsite really comes into its own when the sun goes down when guests are encouraged to light a campfire, making a picturesque night time scene. As Embers has moved to a new campsite they are offering a 33% discount on the price of a pitch.

    More Information: http://www.emberscamping.co.uk/campsite/embers-beaulieu/overview

  9. Forest Yurts – Glamping

    If you’re looking for a country retreat but would rather take a few home comforts away with you, then glamping could be the perfect compromise. Canvas Retreats’ forest yurts offer luxurious camping experiences just 3 miles from New Forest National Park, so you can enjoy all the atmosphere of sleeping under the stars, but still wake up in a comfy double bed the next morning!More Information: http://www.canvasretreats.co.uk/

  10. Midgham Farm

    The log cabins at Midgham Farm are a perfect middle ground for those looking for a country escape with a few mod-cons. The cabins, available through Feather Down, are fully equipped with bathroom facilities, outdoor cookers, veranda, linen package and multiple bedrooms.Though perhaps most impressive about the facilities at Midgham Farm are the activities available close by. Visitors are invited to come and help out at the farm’s stables and just 10 minutes’ walk away a large section of the River Avon is reserved for guests having private fly fishing.

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