Historical days out

Historical days out

The New Forest is steeped in history and has a variety of historical attractions to interest young and old alike.


Beaulieu is an award winning day out with something for everyone. One ticket includes access to: National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear.

Approx. 40 minutes/20 miles from Sandy Balls Holiday Village.

Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7ZN



Buckler’s Hard

Buckler's Hard is situated on the Beaulieu River and forms part of the Beaulieu Estate. Visit the Maritime Museum, Shipwright's Cottage and St Mary's Chapel or take a woodland walk or river cruise.

Approx. 42 minutes/25 miles from Sandy Balls Holiday Village.

Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7XB



Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-On-Sea. The end of the spit, only three-quarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight, and the views from the top of the centre keep are spectacular.

Approx. 55 minutes/25 miles from Sandy Balls Holiday Village.

Near Keyhaven, Millford-On-Sea



Portsmouth Historical Dockyard

Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future.

Approx. 55 minutes/40 miles from Sandy Balls Holiday Village.

Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ



New Forest and beyond

Explore Sandy Balls

UK holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre set in the New Forest National Park. We provide high quality holiday accommodation in luxury lodges and caravans and we also cater for tourers and campers. We have a range of facilities including a restaurant, pub, beauty suite,cycle centre and two swimming pools. There is also fantastic activties for all from archery and laser clay pigeon shooting to team games, arts and crafts and much more!