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Holmsley Campsite, New Forest, Hampshire

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Prices from £19.00 per night (two adults)

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.

Watch our video of Holmsley to find out more.

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.

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

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Holmsley Campsite, New Forest, Hampshire

Forest Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 8EB Tel:01425 674502

Season opening

26 March - 2 November

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Grid Ref: OS195 215 991