Cuckoo Fair Downton 2nd to 6th May

With a family-friendly festival atmosphere, the fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of Downton, six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border.

In 2018 we welcomed an over 20,000 visitors to our fair, with more than 300 craft, gift, homeware and food and drink stalls on the greens and in marquees along The Borough.  The Downton Cuckoo Fair offers fun for all the family including rural craft demonstrations, Punch and Judy, clowns, fairground stall and roundabouts in the Memorial Gardens and a produce market in the car park behind the Co-op.  The perfect day out in Wiltshire!

We have a wide range of entertainment during the fair including Maypole, Morris & traditional dancers, street entertainers, Downton Brass Band, and a host of live music being performed at The Bull Hotel, White Horse Inn and in the Memorial Gardens.  For more information

£8.50 Per Unit Night

Stewards Marian & Alan Bown & Ian Fraser

Furzebrook Easter Meet 18th to 22nd April

Delightful site in the heart of the Purbeck’s between the town of Wareham and village of Corfe Castle. Walking distance to Blue Pool and its Tea Rooms

Every Saturday from 8am. Market held on Wareham Quay with stalls including, flowers, vegetables, fresh fish, BBQ meats, cheeses, preserves, collectables and more.

For a full program of activities click here 

£8.40 Per Unit Night

Stewards Tony & Dee Tester & Sue & Kevin Tye

Breamore House 11th to 14th April

Breamore House, Fordingbridge SP6 2DF. MR 184/154191.

Take A338 Ringwood to Fordingbridge road, just north of Fordingbridge at village of Breamore turn left to Breamore House and follow the signs. Lovely walks, Manor House & countryside Museum and Tea room. New Forest, Salisbury & Ringwood markets close by. Bus 1m.  Own san is essential. Booking is neither available nor necessary

Facilities

The Field has some fantastic views over the countryside. Set in the grounds of a 4000 acre estate where there is a Countryside Museum, Tea rooms and a tour of the House available. Estate Management requests that dogs are kept on leads whilst anywhere on the estate.

Salisbury

Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city in the southern English county of Wiltshire. It’s 9 miles south of the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain. The city’s ornate 13th-century cathedral has a 123m spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta (the Great Charter), a key document from 1215 A.D

Market Day

Tuesday & Saturday

£7.20 Per Unit Night

Stewards Required

Moreton Glade Club Site 4th-7th April Booked Meet

Dorset’s beautiful beaches, heath and downlands are all accessible from Moreton Club campsite located in the heart of Wessex and surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our 120-pitch site is open and spacious with a good range of facilities, including two amenity blocks, a small children’s play area and a dog walk.

Moreton station next to the campsite is on routes to Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth and the bus stop, half a mile from site, will take you to the pretty county town of Dorchester where you can enjoy a number of walking trails including the Thomas Hardy trail and the Roman Town Walk. The town’s Borough Gardens has tennis courts, a bowling green and a children’s play area and hosts a number of events through the summer including live bands and a teddy bear’s picnic.

Head to the sleepy village of Moreton and stop off at the Tearooms, situated in the old school at Moreton for a cream tea. Thomas Edward Lawrence, popularly known as “Lawrence of Arabia” is buried in the church here. A more elaborate memorial can be found at St. Martins church, Wareham.

The village forms part of the “Lawrence of Arabia Walking Trail. The walks take in Bovington, Clouds Hill, Moreton Church and Lawrence’s grave.

Attractions in the area include the Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World Ape rescue Centre in Wareham and Lulworth and Corfe Castles. For the best beaches, head to the circular Lulworth Cove, Kimmeridge Bay – great for rock pooling and swimming – and the blue flag beach at Swanage.

Stewards

£11.55 PUN Including Electric Hook Up and Hard Standing

BOOKED MEET ……………. BOOKING FORM Click Here

Monkton Wyld Club Site 20th to 24th March Booked Meet

Monkton Wyld Holiday Park offers idyllic Camping and Caravanning in West Dorset and straddles the Dorset/Devon border.  We are three miles from the coastal village of Charmouth and the historic harbour town of Lyme Regis, which is the centre of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.

Set within 25 acres of beautifully landscaped and carefully maintained grounds; over the last 25 years we have focused on ensuring that the park complements the rich landscape of the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Shrubs, trees and flowers abound while mature oaks spread across surrounding farmland that forms the rolling countryside.

The site has been carefully planted with native woodland to divide the grounds into several separate small paddocks which an atmosphere of peace and quiet

Rally PDF

Visit the Website

Booking Form Click Here

Steward   MR Ian Fraser

£13.00 PUN Including Electric Hook Up

Events & Information

Buses & Time Tables

Donkey Sanctuary Devon

Take in the scenery of the rolling countryside with walks around the fields where you can meet the donkeys, who greatly love the attention from visitors! Donkeys of all ages are resident at Slade House Farm but a large percentage are elderly and The Donkey Sanctuary is now an international charity. A lovely day out for all to be had.

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

Contact: 01395 578222

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent grade 1 listed gardens are set in the beautiful Devon’s ‘Otter Valley.’ The stunning, landscaped park combines the 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round fun and a great day out for everyone, of all ages! Many attractions include the historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop.

Website: https://www.bictongardens.co.uk/

Address: Bicton, East Budleigh Salterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BJ

Contact: 01395 568 465

NFDA AGM Sunday 10th March 2019

Our AGM will again be held at Parley Memorial Hall on Sunday 10th March 11am

This is your opportunity to come and speak to the committee about events and spending. Give ideas to encourage more to join are DA. The committee needs new people and fresh suggestions to help us move forward into the future of camping. If you have thought about putting your name forward and unsure as to what’s required, speak to any of the current committee who will gladly give you a insight as to whats involved.

Please click the link to the Nomination Form to apply 

DINNER & DANCE, SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 2019

The New Forest DA’s Annual Dinner Dance will be taking place at

South Lawn Country House Hotel, Lymington Road, Milford-on-Sea  

SO41 0RF on Saturday 2nd March 2019

Last years event was well attended and enjoyed by all that came. This year we have music by Darren & Owen to help us all dance off the excellent meal.

Booking form click here

Call 01590 643911 to book rooms @ £75 per room per night for Bed & Breakfast – ROOMS NOW RELEASED

Check in time 2pm – check out time 11am on the Sunday.

Rooms to be booked direct with hotel quoting Camping & Caravanning Club Dinner Dance Function

Final date for bookings is 1st February.    No late bookings accepted as final numbers have to be given to hotel .

Cancellations after the closing date will be chargeable, as the DA has to pay the hotel full price for your meal