Family run for three generations, we understand that your holiday with the children is precious time where lasting memories are made. Our focus on families and couples makes for a relaxed and friendly feel around the park where you can recharge your batteries whilst the children enjoy the freedom to burn off their excess energy. We welcome children – there’s no charge for 2 years old and under. Our family bathroom is large enough for the whole family with a shower, toilet, sink, seat and baby changing area. We can also lend you a baby bath, just ask at reception.
Children quickly make friends in our play area – digging in the sandpit, sliding down the fireman’s pole from the fort, balancing on beams, clambering over the rope climbing frame or just sitting on the bench chatting with new found playmates. Bringing bicycles is a must and for some children, it’s their first experience of independence as they peddle around the park. Often families will join together for mammoth games of rounders or cricket on balmy summer evenings and many firm friendships have been forged over a competitive game of boules.
The New Forest is the perfect place for children of all ages, with walking and cycle paths that meander through the trees and over the heathland. You can watch the New Forest ponies and donkeys graze among the heather, local livestock kick up their free ranging heels and spot the four varieties of deer that live in this magical part of the world. If you visit in the autumn you will even see pigs roaming the forest. We’re a stone’s throw from a wide range of activities to occupy the youngsters, from the beaches of Bournemouth and Poole, to activity parks such as Moors Valley, Go Ape and Peppa Pig at Paultons Park, horse riding in Burley, the motor museum in Beaulieu or watersports on the nearby lakes. The options really are limitless and they’re all listed within the Local page! And don’t forget the Grandparents – if their camping days are past we have a 2-bedroom holiday let, The Byre, within the park so the whole extended family can spend quality time together and have a holiday to remember in years to come. We’re also dog-friendly so bring Fido with you and he too can enjoy our beautiful New Forest National Park! Join us at the Red Shoot Camping Park for a truly special family holiday!