The closest rail station is Hinton Admiral – about 4 miles from the site – which is operated by South West Trains. The station is part of the route Poole-London Waterloo and also Weymouth-London Waterloo. From the station you can walk, cycle or phone a local taxi service.
Wilts & Dorset offers two services around our site – 175 and 176. Both are part of the route Christchurch-Ringwood that also passes through New Milton and Lymington.
The bus stop is by the crossroads in Thorney Hill – about 1.5 miles from the site.
For more information: www.wdbus.co.uk
Transdev Yellow Buses offers four different services to Christchurch – 1a, 1b, 1c and 21 – that will connect it with Bournemouth, Boscombe, Poole and Somerford.
Christchurch is about 6 miles from our site but there are bus and taxi services available.
For more information: www.bybus.co.uk
Why not see the New Forest on the open top bus tour? You can hop on and off where you like and catch another bus later on with the same ticket.
The route includes Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Beaulieu and the Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.
For more information: www.thenewforesttour.info
The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Holmsley campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. You can go horse riding and cycling in the forest or head a little further afield to one of the area’s many attractions or simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.
With the forest in such close proximity, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started: The Rose and Crown Restaurant, Brokenhurst A 13th century coaching inn full of character, charm, drink and food. A perfect countryside treat after your busy day in the forest. Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225 Forest
Ranger Activities 2015 Our Forest Ranger Activities are back for 2015, and they're better than ever. You can take part in these wonderful family events at four of our New Forest sites. Tel: 01590 646682 Forest Leisure Cycling Cycle hire from Forest Leisure Cycling, in Burley, the perfect base for easy access to the New Forest Trails, with rides and bikes for all ages! Open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01425 403584 Trax Bike Hire One of the best ways to see the New Forest is by bike. Take a look at Trax Bike Hire now for your New Forest holiday. Trax offer wide choice of bike to suit all age ranges and abilities. Tel: 01425 618562 Paultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World Perfect for families, Paultons Family Theme park is a great day out. Paultons Park is host to more than 60 additional rides and attractions. Address: Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL
Tel: 023 8081 4442 The New Forest Activity Centre Try some exciting outdoor activities such as archery, bushcraft or family combat games, or take part in a full day of adventure. Address: The Old Forge, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YA
Tel: 01590 612377 The Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
A cosy retreat in the heart of the New Forest, with a log fire for the winter and a beautiful terrace. Address: Bransgore, BH23 8JH
Tel 01425672232 Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood Take a tour around Ringwood Brewery and try their four locally brewed Best Bitter and Fortyniner ales. Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303