What to do at Hoburne Bashley

Make the most of your stay at Hoburne Bashley 

Hoburne Bashley holiday park is the perfect destination for your family adventures, countryside breaks and exploring all that the New Forest and the surrounding areas of Hampshire has to offer. Whether you’re staying with us during the warm summer months or the cosy autumn, you’ll always be in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside-  there’s no better place to enjoy the great outdoors.

This 2-day itinerary will give you some refreshing ideas on how to spend your first couple of days at Hoburne Bashley so you can make the most of your holiday with us. With so much to explore right on site and in the local area, you’ll never be short of things to do.

Day 1


Start your Hampshire adventure at Hoburne knowing a freshly cooked breakfast is waiting for you at our onsite Café h, conveniently located just a short walking distance from your caravan or lodge. Sit back and relax with your morning coffee and breakfast favourite knowing you and the kids have full bellies, ready for a fun filled day ahead.

Cafe Bashley

Take an open-top safari through the magical landscapes and enjoy the grandstand views of the New Forest National Park, your chance to hop on and off as you please so you can explore all that the New Forest has to offer. Experience the stories of the people, places and animals of the New Forest with the audio commentary, bringing the view to life with characters, sounds and music.

You’ll find easy routes to enjoy a walk or cycle in a guidebook or on board, as well as tips on what to see and do along the way. Pick a spot to stop and enjoy a picnic in the heart of nature, there are many places on the tour with picnic benches to use and places where the wildlife won’t be shy to accompany you. Ride open-top through the tree tops and experience the New Forest as you’ve never seen it before.


After a long morning enjoying the great outdoors, head back to the park on your tour bus which conveniently stops just outside of Hoburne Bashley.

Head back to your caravan or lodge to pack your bags, ready for a fun afternoon of swimming with the kids in the indoor leisure pool, outdoor heated swimming pool and paddling pool for the little ones.

Bashley Pool


Once you’ve worn the kids (and yourself) out at the pool, enjoy a homely cooked meal in the comfort of your own caravan or lodge. If the weathers on your side, why not make the most out of the warm evening weather and enjoy a BBQ.

Enjoy the rest of the evening as you please- you could relax and have a drink in one of our onsite bars or spend quality time with the family playing card games in your holiday home.

Day 2


Wake up feeling refreshed after a great night’s sleep in your caravan or lodge and start your day with a filling breakfast cooked in the convenience of your holiday home.

For an action-packed day that you and the kids will enjoy, take a trip to Marwell Zoo, just a 50 minute drive from Hoburne Bashley. Exploring Marwell Zoo and everything it has to offer allows you to get closer to the wonders of the natural world with hundreds of animals to see including giraffes, tigers and penguins. You’ll need a good four hours to make the most out of the 140 acre park, train and 5 adventure playgrounds. With daily talks and animal feeds, there’s plenty of opportunity for the kids to get involved.

Marwell Zoo


Exploring the zoo is certain to build up an appetite so head to one of the many restaurants or kiosks to keep your hunger at bay. There are many idyllic spots to enjoy an outdoor picnic at Marwell Zoo, but if the weather isn’t quite up to scratch, there are two sheltered picnic areas near the Pygmy hippos.

Spend the rest of the afternoon learning about the endangered animals, visiting the gift shops and enjoying the grounds and gardens before heading back to Hoburne Bashley.


End your day with a scrumptious meal freshly cooked for you at our tempting restaurant, Brasserie 1912, conveniently located on the park. Choose from the mouth-watering menu of Gourmet Burgers and classic favourites, knowing you won’t have to do the washing up!


If the kids are feeling energetic, why not sit back and relax in our entertainment complex and let them run wild with Sammy Seahorse. Hoburne Bashley provides a diverse range of entertainment and events, take a look at our what's on  page to find out what’s to expect during your visit.

With so much to see and enjoy at Hoburne Bashley and in the surrounding areas, you’ll never be short of something to do. Contact us today to find out our availability so you can start planning your New Forest holiday now.


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