Camping in the Forest

15%* off Grass Pitches or call 0845 130 8224 Call 0845 130 8224

15% off grass pitches. Enter code CITFSEP14

Book now

Holmsley Campsite, New Forest, Hampshire

Holmsley is a campsite steeped in history. Occupying part of what used to be Holmsley Airfield in the Second World War, it is one of 12 wartime airfields and Advanced Landing Grounds in the New Forest. Indeed, the aircraft hard standings and taxiways are now the campsite roads and parking spots!

The campsite is close to the rural villages of Burley and Bransgore, with shops including a bakery, chemist, and chip shop. The site is predominantly grass, meaning there is a lot of space for the children to play. It also offers direct access to forest walks and safe cycling tracks; ideal for exploring the local flora and fauna with the whole family.

Onsite there is a fully equipped shop that sells a wide range of groceries, camping essentials and games to ensure that your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. There is also an excellent take away; perfect after a busy day exploring the forest and when you want to put your feet up in your tent and relax. Opening time will vary throughout the season.

Next to the site there is a large heathland which is fantastic for a spot of nature watching. Free-roaming ponies, cattle and deer are frequent visitors, and you might see squirrels, badgers and foxes if you are lucky. New Forest woodlands are thought by the locals to be at their very best in the autumn, during the annual Pannage season. At this time the forest turns crimson and gold and echoes to the sound of rutting deer.

Holmsley is close to several stunning beaches including Barton on Sea, with Bournemouth and Poole just a drive away.

Premium pitches are available onsite, and there are also toilets, showers and a launderette available. Please remember to bring your rock pegs for this site. Due to the low level of lighting campers must pitch up before dark.

Pitch types at Holmsley

There are 600 pitches at Holmsley, made up of standard and premium pitch types. Find out what facilities are available at each campsite.

This campsite also have space to take RV units, to discuss requirements please call the site directly on 01425 674502.

*All pitch prices are prices from.

Booking for 1 night? Please call our contact centre on 024 7642 3008 or the campsite directly on 01425 674502.

Campsite pricing and seasons 2014

Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Minimum pre-book stay (nights)
1 1 2 2
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch price per night x 2 adults
Standard (basic grass pitch) Prices from
£15.50 £19.50 £25.50 £28.00
Premium Pitch Prices from
£5.00 £5.00 £5.50 £7.00
XL Pitches Prices from
£5.00 £6.00 £11.00 £13.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch Supplements per night
Extra adult supplement Prices from
£5.00 £6.00 £8.00 £9.00
Extra child supplement Prices from
£2.00 £3.00 £4.00 £4.00
Family Deals (max 6 occ)
£18.00 £23.00 £30.50 £33.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Discounts
Family Discounts
Y Y Y Y
Single Campers
Y Y Y n/a
Mid Week Discount
Y Y Y n/a
Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount (15%)
Y Y Y Y
Backpacker Rate (50%)
Y Y Y n/a

All pitch prices above are prices from.

Seasons - for season dates click here

Age Concession - Campers aged 60+ can benefit from 20% discount off the standard pitch price on all sites in low and mid season and all sites except Glenmore in high season midweek. ACR is available at high season weekends at Denny Wood, Bracelands, Ocknell, Matley Wood, Longbeech. Pitch Upgrades are available. Weekend ACR discounts in high season are available at Holmsley, Postern Hill, Cobleland and Setthorns on grass only pitches. Upgrades are available without discount.

XL Units - Any caravan or motorhome exceeding 28.2ft (7.95m) or any tent, inclusive of guy ropes, that exceeds 5m x 8m.

Pitch Extras – Extra adults now will be charged at 33% of the pitch fee, with children being charged at 16% of the pitch fee. This will be rounded to the nearest 50p.

Extras – Visitors per person: £2.00, Visitors cars: £3.00, Pitch Extras £5.00, Gazebos £10.00.

Family Discount – This is now a set price and applicable for members and non-members. Cannot be combined using the ACR discount.

Single Camper Discount – 20% discount off standard rates during Low and High season. 25% discount off standard rates during Mid-Season.

Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount – 15% off per pitch/per night.

Backpacker rate – 50% discount off standard rates during Low and Mid-season. 25% discount off standard rates during High season. Not Applicable for Bank Holiday dates.

Book now
close map

More about this site

  • Holmsley Photo 1
  • Holmsley Photo 2
  • Holmsley Photo 3
  • Holmsley Photo 5
  • Holmsley Photo 8

Holmsley Campsite, New Forest, Hampshire

Forest Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 8EB Tel:01425 674502

Season opening

10 April - 3 November

Grid Ref: OS195 215 991