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 green space and relax in one of Hampshire’s, if not the UK’s, most serene places, complete with ancient woodland and historic New Forest ponies roaming freely.
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 way-marked routes 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!
Organic toilet fluid is preferred at this campsite and rock pegs are recommended.
When visiting the New Forest, please follow the New Forest Code to help us care and look after this unique place for everyone to enjoy. Find out how here.
Any barbecues used on our sites should be specifically designed and used only for the purpose of cooking food (i.e. not firepits). They should be robust, secure and able to be raised off of the forest floor, there should be no damage or marks left on the ground where they have been used. In support of the New Forest Action Plan, we are asking campers not to bring disposable barbecues for their stay. We are also reminding campers that outside of our sites, no barbecues of any kind are now allowed anywhere in the New Forest.
Please do not feed, pet or approach the animals in and around the campsite; they may look friendly but are unpredictable and can bite and kick. Please keep all food sealed and out of reach of the ponies
Facilities available at Hollands Wood Campsite, New Forest
This campsite has facilities including toilets, showers, dishwashing facilities and more. Organic toilet fluid is preferred at this campsite and rock pegs are recommended.
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.
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.
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:
The 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
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
Discover the fortress built by Henry VIII. Take a short ferry ride or trek along the 1.5 mile sea road to get to the magnificent castle.
Tel: 01590 642500
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: New Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA
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
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
For Rainy Days
New 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