Luxury accommodation at New Forest woodland retreat to open at Easter

Leading UK holiday park operator Away Resorts is launching a new village at its woodland retreat of Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest that will feature accommodation that is inspired by its surroundings.

The Heartwood luxury lodge, named after the central part of a tree, is at the heart of the new development in Sandy Balls, enveloped in the beautiful trees of the New Forest.

The new lodge features natural wood furniture and stone-inspired backdrops, with cosy and stylish interiors including a Chesterfield-style corner sofa in the lounge, a free-standing bath tub in the master bedroom with its own dedicated TV at the foot of the bath – the ultimate in luxury accommodation. And all of the new lodges come with a hot tub – the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and breathe in the magical woodland air.

As well as this exciting new accommodation, the holiday village also has a packed programme of Easter-inspired activities for families, including a wide range of arts and crafts such as egg decoration, cotton bud lamb creations, Easter pottery painting, bunny plant pots, marble Easter eggs, Easter baskets, Easter bonnet making and making chocolate nests and bunny biscuits.

And for children who like to look out for our feathered friends, they will have the opportunity to make a bird box that they can they take home and put in their gardens.

There will be an outdoor cinema at Sandy Balls throughout the Easter holidays showing a number of family favourites, including Babe, Finding Nemo, Shrek, Sherlock Gnomes, Despicable Me and Teen Titans Go To The Movies.

And of course Easter weekend wouldn't be the same without an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday – and there is guaranteed to be lots of eggs.

There's also a wide range of outdoor activities at Sandy Balls for all the family that take their inspiration from the holiday village's forest locations.

These include: walks with alpacas; horse-riding; archery; forest cashing; pond dipping; woodland survival; alpaca walks; forest walks; combat games; and laser clay shooting as well as lots of arts and crafts activities.

Being located in the New Forest, Sandy Balls is the perfect place to enjoy an autumnal break with acres of forest to explore, including Moors Valley Country Forest and Park. Here, children can follow Gruffalo Spotters Trails, enjoy the wooden play equipment including the giant ants' nest, the snake pit and the crocodile crossing and hop on the country park's authentic steam train for an adventure around the park.

The beaches of Bournemouth and Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park are also just a short drive away.

Prices lead in at £768 for three nights in a Heartwood from 19-21 April. The Heartwood sleeps up to seven.

Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park

If you fancy jumping on a ferry and sailing across the Solent this Easter, then check into Away Resorts' island escape of Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park on the southeast of the island.

The holiday park has a wide range of accommodation, from glamping options such as the Canvas Village to the latest luxury holiday homes, including the Tribeca and the Rockstar.

When it comes to on-site facilities, there's an indoor and outdoor pool, kids' playground, crazy golf, a shop the Nab Bar and the Culver Club, which both serve food and an outdoor cinema.

There's also a packed programme of activities including zorbing, archery, hoverboards, junior fencing and Nerf challenge. Luxury accommodation at New Forest woodland retreat to open at Easter

The jewel in its crown is its very own secluded beach.

Whitecliff Bay will also have a packed programme of Easter activities like Sandy Balls will lots of live entertainment in the evening. 

Prices lead in at £198 for three nights in a chalet from 19-21 April. The chalet sleeps up to four.

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March 25, 2019

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