Hoburne Naish Holiday Park is located in New Milton, Hampshire. This is part of the New Forest. It’s an ideal spot to use as a base for exploring the New Forest or nearby Christchurch and Bournemouth.
The holiday park accommodation consists of luxury caravans. We were lucky enough to stay in a friend’s privately owned caravan on the site but the Hoburne ones looked equally as good. In fact some of them even had amazing roof terraces with views overlooking the sea. I’ve never seen a caravan with a roof terrace before!
Hoburne Naish offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a play park, multi-sports court, adventure golf, arcade, shop, launderette and entertainment. The indoor pool has a depth ranging from 1m to 1.2m so it’s not too deep. It also has a separate shallow toddler splash pool. The pools are lifeguarded at all times. There are aqua zorbing and kayaking sessions for an extra charge (£3-£5 per person depending on activity).
The play park and adventure golf areas, plus the cafe have all had a recent refurbishment and look really smart. The play park is challenging for older children and has a separate area for younger ones to enjoy too. There are plenty of tables and chairs for grown ups to relax while supervising. The adventure golf looks really good although it does cost extra at £3.50pp.
If you have tiny tots with you there are plenty of high chairs, baby change facilities and even a little soft play. The site is pushchair friendly and there is lots for kids to do. On the day we left it was the start of a special ‘tots week’ with lots of extra activities aimed at under 5s throughout the week. It’s well worth checking out the dates for these weeks if you have under 5s.
Alternatively if you have a dog with you its also a very dog friendly site. We took Willow with us. It was her first holiday with us and I was a little worried how we would get on. However, it was much easier than I expected. There are water bowls and dog poo bins all around the site, plus plenty of areas to walk. Dogs are allowed in to the main reception area and outside by the children’s play park. There are paw prints on the floor to make these areas obvious. There are also some tables in the reception/cafe area where your dog can join you for a meal. These have paw prints on the floor next to them.
As well as all the on-site facilities there is a path straight down to the beach at Highcliffe. This is a mixture of pebble and sand beach. Dogs are welcome all year round. There is also a lifeguard station open during high season. The kids and Willow had an absolute blast paddling in the sea and looking for shells. We also enjoyed geocaching around the clifftop paths in the area. Find out more about geocaching here: Geocaching – The Free Worldwide Treasure Hunt You Didn’t Know Existed!
All in all we’ve really enjoyed our stay at Hoburne Naish. It’s one of the quieter parks we’ve stayed at, although this was largely because we went during school term time. On the day we left it was the start of a ‘tots week’ and there were lots more families arriving. The facilities were really good and the staff were very friendly. We will definitely visit again!
To find out more about what there is to see and do in the area check out our New Forest Family Travel guide