We have just bought a second hand tent , so first off we need to have a practice and hope it has no holes or mould in it .....
We have booked for the end of July and are going to manor farm in seaton , has anyone been ? It looks really nice but I suppose they all do .
We are also looking for a site in the new forest for the end of may . So any ideas would be hugely appreciated . We have been camping but only a couple of times with the children and both times was the same site . Gwithian farm in cornwall if anyone is looking for a really lovely site down that way .
I am getting very excited about the whole thing , and trying very hard to not browse camping shops looking at pointless things to buy . But welcome again to any recommendations that you have all found .
We stayed at Red Shoot in the New Forest a couple of years ago. It's quite small with a shop, a little playground and a games room IIRC. But you go out the gate and you're in the middle of the forest so nice for exploring on foot. Also very handy for driving to the beach.
The two most memorable things about the site were (1) the pub at the entrance, which serves good homemade food, to eat in or take away. And nice beer. And (2) the underfloor heating in the showers - bliss!
I think we paid £25 per night the weekend after August bank holiday.
Try Hollands Wood, 5 mins walk to a big stream all the kids and play in and 10 mins walk to the pubs in Brockenhurst, Also Avon Tyrrell is amazing. It is an outdoor activity centre so load of amazing things for children to do. Good facilities and it has a little shop and does take away food if needed. Not sure on prices but don't remember either being too expensive.
Long Meadow is across the road from Holland Woods, it's much smaller and the owners are lovely people. Additionally it has cattle grids and gates to the site so you aren't woken at 3am by a pony eating your cornflakes (which I understand is a potential hazard at Holland Woods
It too opens directly onto the forest on a cycle path that takes you past several nice pubs or a stream with rope swings and the cycle hire keeps will deliver and collect on-site.