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sandy balls new forest

(10 Posts)
paneer Fri 17-Jan-14 22:44:46

is the site really tacky or genuinely lovely? quite mixed TripAdvisor reviews.
and any comments on a hazel lodge stay?

iloveholidays Sat 18-Jan-14 08:47:18

watching with interest. We're thinking of going for a weekend in February.

notnowImreading Sat 18-Jan-14 08:53:00

Teeheeeheeeeheeee you said Sandy Balls
That has been making me laugh since I was six.

mycatoscar Sat 18-Jan-14 09:23:57

We went in the summer a few years back. The lodge was nice, modern and clean. The site itself was well kept and had a shop, restaurant, bar etc.

The one thing I do remember is the swimming. They had a bizarre system for reserving a swimming slot an hour in advance and you had to buy a padlock for the changing room lockers. The changing rooms were dirty too.

Other than that, nice holiday and lovely walks pubs nearby etc.

overthemill Sat 18-Jan-14 09:25:23

Only heard good things. Sister used to go every summer. Silly name tho!

Mikkii Sat 18-Jan-14 09:31:41

We went for a long weekend. Had a great time. 3 adults 3 kids. The lodge was clean and had all we needed. Really good location in the park, a group of about 10 lodges in an oval with grass in the middle. Our kids played with others staying in the oval.

The shop is expensive and doesn't gave a lot of choice, I did a click and collect order from the nearby Waitrose.

We planned on going to evening entertainment, but instead had a BBQ, we used the takeaway rather than eating in the restaurant, but did have a pizza lunch. The kids enjoyed the activities, they went on the inflatable in the pool.

We would definitely go again.

Mikkii Sat 18-Jan-14 09:32:31

We always snigger at the name too grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 18-Jan-14 09:38:51

When we went it was dirty - especially the pool, dear God. The restaurants are really really expensive.

paneer Sat 18-Jan-14 21:40:08

is the entertainment included in the price?

I assume kids activities you need to book?

Kanyewest123 Thu 12-Jun-14 10:47:30

DD always gets sandy balls!! Use talc powder!!!

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