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Hollands Wood is the perfect retreat for both mind and body. Celebrity broadcaster and environmental campaigner David Bellamy described this site as one of his 'Paradise parks'. Set amongst 22 hectares of beautiful oak woodland - the ideal backdrop for relaxation or an action-packed break - you can see why. Visit once and you'll want to come back again and again.

It's not easy to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Finding the time and the place to 'get away from it all' is a challenge for each of us. This is where Hollands Wood steps in; to help you disconnect, step back and take a deep breath of fresh air - a spa for the mind and body.

Giant oak trees surround the pitches at Hollands Wood, sunlight pierces the canopy, and rich green hues colour the landscape as far as the eye can see. With the natural features of the land still in place, pitches weave through the treelines, amongst the ferns and into slightly more open land, giving plenty of camping options. 

Stay at our Hollands Wood campsite and you’ll find out what peace and quiet really means. Surround yourself with boundary-less green space and relax in one of Hampshire’s, if not the UK’s, most serene places.

When you’re done resting take off into the forest surrounding the site. Go by bike or on foot and enjoy the 143 miles of track and paths running throughout the glorious woodlands.

Nearby villages include the beautiful Brockenhurst with its abundance of restaurants, pubs and shops. The expansive picnic site at Balmer Lawn, next to the Lymington River, is a popular choice for both visitors and residents, and has provided an idyllic setting for countryside lunches for many years.

With its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, Hollands Wood is perfect for all campers. It's the place to surround yourself with the incredible oaks and green space of the New Forest, the place to temporarily turn your back on the outside world – go on, book with us today!

Facilities available at Hollands Wood Campsite, New Forest

Hollands Wood is a perfect campsite, and we want everyone to experience its beauty. That’s why the site has facilities including toilets, showers, dishwashing facilities and more.

Please note this site does not offer electricity.

Directions to Hollands Wood

  • Leave the M27 at junction 1, then at the roundabout take the 1st exit on to the A31 (signposted Cadnam, Lyndhurst, A337, A336).
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A337 (signposted Lyndhurst).
  • At the T-Junction in Lyndhurst turn left onto the A35 (one way) signposted All Traffic.
  • Turn right on to the A35 (one way) signposted Lymington, Brockenhurst.
  • Keep in the left hand lane then continue forward onto the A337 (signposted Lymington, Brockenhurst). The campsite is on the left before you reach the Balmer Lawn.
  • Turn left at the Camping sign - Hollands Wood - as you enter the 30mph speed limit on the edge of Brockenhurst.

Note: Please do not use the postcode for satnav directions.

Public transport around Hollands Wood


South West trains:
Brockenhurst is on the Weymouth to London- waterloo mainline with over 100 trains a day stopping at the station.
Places to visit on this line include Winchester/Christchurch/Bournemouth and Poole.
For more information, please visit


The nearest bus stop is just a couple of minute’s walk from the site. The bus route is the Bluestar number 6 which runs between Southampton and Lymington. The journey to Lymington takes around 25 minutes. For more information on the route and times see

New Forest tour bus

The tour bus is a great way to see the New Forest and runs between late June and mid September. It is a hop on hop off service.

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Hollands Wood 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:

patio tables and chairs outside restaurantThe Huntsman Restaurant, Brockenhurst
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

cyclists on the old railwayForest 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

family on bikesTrax 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

peppa pig worldPaultons 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

people in canoesThe 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 buildingThe 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

sign for ringwood breweryRingwood 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
For Rainy Days


New-Milton-Leisure-CentreNew Milton Leisure Centre
A relaxed sauna session, a few laps in an indoor pool or a range kids activates are on offer at New Milton Leisure Centre and they’re all a great way to get out of the rain.

Address: Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6RR
Tel: 023 8028 553

Prices From
£17.20 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 600 pitches
  • Grass only pitches
  • Close to village of Brockenhurst
  • Open 6th April – 2nd October 2017
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Hollands Wood Campsite, New Forest Lyndhurst Road Hampshire SO42 7QH
01590 622967

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Lovely, we'll use Camping in the Forest again.
Great site, handy location. Friendly staff. We visited when the site was quiet and peaceful. Facilities were ample and clean. Looking forward to our next visit to the New Forest and we'll use Camping in the Forest again!
Unit Type: Tent
A very relaxing holiday
We were greeted by a very enthusiastic and friendly group of wardens who maintained their attitude throughout our 13 nights. Despite problems with waste disposal as well as lack of hot water in one of the blocks - all dealt with in the next few days or so - we were blessed with dry weather and when our grand-children came all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. My only gripe with the site was the expense ! It is very expensive for what is a basic site and then to add £5 for charging the battery .....! At least the dog made a lot of use of the hot shower provided - a nice touch which was well appreciated.
Unit Type: Caravan
Amazing Easter
Another amazing visit to this beautiful place so lucky to have a week of fantastic weather. The staff are so helpful and friendly can't praise them enough! Back soon
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent Long Weekend
I have stayed at Hollands Wood before and it is a very nice site where you actually camp in the forest between the trees, which is excellent. I have previously found the welcome a little bit unfriendly, but this year that was different and the welcome was just right. Friendly and with just a few of the important rules verbally mentioned the rest left to the leaflet as it should be. It was also nice to not be charged for a slightly early arrival which we previously were so we were able to get pitched nice and early and enjoy our first afternoon. The site itself was clean and well maintained as usual. The toilet and shower facilities are basic, but modern and were clean the whole time we were there. Hollands wood is a great site for children to play in among the trees and our children enjoyed it. It's also a good base for cycling with Lyndhurst just a few miles through the tracks out the back of the campsite. We had a great time and would recommend it if you like a simple camping holiday.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Back to nature
We stayed at hollands wood over the Easter bank holiday. Considering how busy the campsite was it was a quiet oasis in a busy world. The ponies and cows wandering around certainly add to its charm. The lack of clubhouses and electric hookups mean this is a campsite for campers, no rowdy parties or disturbed sleep. The facilities work well and are kept nicely clean and the wardens are friendly and efficient. If you're concerned about being in a large site don't, it's great!
Unit Type: Tent
Could be better
Pro's: Location is nice (right in the middle of the New Forest), lots of space for pitching tents, family friendly, fellow campers are friendly, the staff are friendly, near to a town with shops and train station, and you can park your car near to the tent. Con's: Hot water was not working for 2 days in a row, the second bathroom/shower room in each block seemed to be always closed, which is crazy considering how busy it was during the Easter Bank Holiday period. I resorted to taking a cold shower 2 days in a row because the ques in the other blocks with hot water were so long. The bathroom showers were not that clean, mould and mud every time I went to the showers. Camp fires with wood aren't allowed, to be fair to them this is a Forestry rule, still it is a major con for most campers, especially families. They close the gate after 10:30pm at the campsite. Not the biggest issue and maybe there are good reasons for it, but nonetheless an irritating condition. Overall, I'd say it is a good, but not a great site due to the sub-par service. At the end of the day problems do occur, but as a customer that isn't my problem. If you stayed at a hotel room and they said we don't have hot water, guess what it's unacceptable. I have paid what they asked for but I did not receive the level of service expected. Had they offered a refund to account for this then fair enough. They need to be better prepared to deal with problems such as this.
Unit Type: Tent
Nice in the Forrest camping
Nice site pick your own spot many level areas. 3 lots of clean toilets and showers welcoming staff. Easy walk to village. Cycling routes from the site straight into the forrest
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Lukewarm showers. Closed toilet/shower blocks. XL grass pitch is a rip off.
The location was picturesque. The staff were friendly and helpful when we arrived. However we prepaid for XL grass pitch but we were told that we could choose any pitch that we liked as were the other campers. So paying the extra money felt like a rip off. Also the water in the showers were lukewarm and a couple of times we couldn't get into the shower/toilet block as it was locked even though it was not the stated cleaning time. We walked a long way across to another block and that was also shut. When we asked why we were told that they shut the block because there were less people. Considering how expensive this campsite is we were disappointed and it is unlikely that we will return to Hollands Wood or any other 'Camping In The Forest' campsites.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fantastic, as always
Yet another superb long weekend at Hollands Wood. We've stayed here several times now and will keep coming back. We've explored a great deal round the New Forest on this, and past visits but there is still so much more to discover. From the cheerful and relaxed staff to the clean facilities (and hot showers), it really is a wonderful place to stay.
Unit Type: Tent
Easter break
We had a lovely weekend in Holland's Wood with friends over Easter. However it would have been even better if the shower blocks had hot water! This also affected the washing up facilities. As the first major holiday of the year it is a bit of a poor show to not have everything working properly, whilst appreciating breakdowns can happen, it certainly appeared that General maintenance to the shower blocks hadn't taken place. Sunday morning we had hot showers, we went home Sunday!! We would definitely stay again as it is a lovely site but would hope to find everything working next time.
Unit Type: Tent
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