The New Forest District Association (NFDA) is a part of the Camping and Caravanning Club. The UK is divided into 13 regions and our region, South West Region, is divided into District Association (DA) areas together with special interest groups. As a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club you are automatically a member of your local DA. You may camp with any DA or section within the club. There is a programme of camping meets from early March to the end of October. During the winter months rallies require pre booking. Walks, conservation meets and various social activities continue during the winter months.
It is with deep sadness that we have to tell you that Jim Lynes passed away this morning (11th Oct). Jim , along with his wife Lesley, were long standing members of New Forest D.A. and served on the committee over many years. If you require Lesley’s address – please contact Margaret Miller – 01202 241605 – email@example.com.
Jims funeral will be held at Bournemouth Crematorium on 27th October at 11:30am
We are holding our End of Season event at Furzebrook on Saturday 21st October. The theme is centred around Halloween. We are providing a 3 course meal at a cost of £4 for Adults, Youth 12-18 price is £2 and small people are FREE. Take a look at the menu choices and complete the booking form by no later than 2nd October.
Christmas Party Carvery booking form
This year we are gathering together at Sandy Balls on Sunday 10th December. Camping is available and a separate booking form is available. Closing date for camping is 1st November.
Bookings are required for the carvery we are providing in the function room. Prices are Adults £8.95, Children under age 12 £5.95. Please arrive at 11:30am for 12 noon start. The closing date for bookings is 19th November and a booking form is available from the web site
Pantomime booking form
In January we have booked 30 seats for the Pantomime at the Regency Centre, Christchurch. We have chosen the 2pm performance on 20th January. If you would like to join us with or without your children / grand children then please use the booking form in our downloads area. The DA has subsidised each ticket by £5.
The closing date for bookings is 29th September so it doesn't leave you a lot of time so get on and book to avoid disappointment.
October Picket Post
All the latest news is now available to read in our October newsletter - Picket Post. It has all the latest news including our Chairman Welcome message, news about our 2018 Club meets during next year. We also have some Booking forms for Lytton Lawn, Sandy Balls, End of Season Supper and our Dinner & Dance.
This site once was a sand pit, hence the name and the light sandy soil.
It is owned and operated by the Portsmouth Division of Girlguiding. It is just off the A334 north west of the village of Shedfield in Hampshire. The rally field is a level field within a tree lined area full of wild life. Many attractions are within easy reach including Marwell Zoo, Portsmouth Historic dockyard and Blue Reef aquarium in Southsea. There is limited space so its important to call to establish availability before travelling
Price: £8.00 per unit night, No Extra Adults feeCASH ONLY ACCEPTED
Located in New Milton this private school is just a short walk to the town and is easily accessible from B3058. With tarmac roads around the school (a one‐way system operates) the field has short grass, bounded by trees and is level. It is ideally situated for exploring the delights of the New Forest, from which we take our D.A. name. The lovely coastal area, shops and cinema and theatre trips are also within easy reach. Shops, beaches, forest and local attractions are all close to hand.
Price: £10.50 per unit night, No Extra Adults feeCASH ONLY ACCEPTED
Ideally located in the Purbecks the site is a short distance from the centre of Wareham. We have the use of one of the playing fields and so the camping field is flat and has easy access. The bus stop in town provides journeys to Corfe Castle, Swanage, Poole & Bournemouth. There are local shops within easy reach. There is a market each Saturday morning on the Quayside. Local attractions include Arne Peninsula RSPB, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Swanage steam railway, the chain ferry between Sandbanks & Studland.Price: £11.00 per unit night. No Extra Adults feeCASH ONLY ACCEPTED
This is the ideal location to visit the Bournemouth Airshow (31st Aug - 3rd September). The airport is a short distance away. Entrance to the site is tarmac surfaced and the field is sheltered and level and has well kept short grass. Walks from the site take you along the bank of the River Stour or, across adjacent fields, to the local shopping area. Several pubs and restaurants are within easy distance and an excellent fish and chip shop in the parade is always popular. Limited number of non bookable electric hook up points available.Price: £11.00 per unit night - EHU extra £5.00. No Extra Adults feeCASH ONLY ACCEPTED
Set in the grounds of a 4000 acre estate this large field has proved popular in recent years. The Elizabethan Manor House, Coutryside Museum and Tea Barn are open to the public. Easily accessible from A338. The field has some fantastic views over the countryside. It is ideally situated for exploring the delights of the New Forest. The Market towns of Ringwood & Salisbury with its shops and cinema are within easy reach. A bus service operates from the main A338 in both directions and is just 0.5 mile away.Price: £8.00 per unit night. No Extra Adults feeCASH ONLY ACCEPTED
The site is an open rural family-run campsite for touring caravans, motorhomes, trailer-tents and tents, three miles drive from Wareham town, with direct access into Wareham Forest and centrally located in an ideal position for exploring Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. There are two toilet & shower blocks, shop, security barrier system, large separate games field, play area, paddling pool for the children & direct access into the forest for dog walks and general exploring! The THS is before our very popular Feast of Lanterns meet. Booking is ESSENTIAL and we ask you to call the stewards for availability and provide your vehicle registration number for security purposes. Your stewards are Janet & Brian 07513409978 Price: £11.50 per unit night with EHU. No Extra Adults feeCASH ONLY ACCEPTED ON ARRIVAL