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Local Events

Sandy Balls

What's on near Sandy Balls

Not only does Sandy Balls host some terrific entertainment and activities on park but the local area is always bustling with brilliant local events.

And being just a stone’s throw away from Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton, Sandy Balls is the perfect base for the big events, festivals and regattas happening in the surrounding area this year.

New Forest Marathon

8th September

Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k , 5k, Junior 1k, Junior 200m and a Woodland Walk.The New Forest is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. We are excited about sharing this with you. Extensive planning and testing has gone into the routes to offer a true New Forest experience.

Southampton Boat Show

Friday 13th– Sunday 22nd September 2019

The biggest marine event hits the South Coast in September, so whether youre an expert or only just finding your sea legs, Southampton Boat Show is not to be missed! This show offers a fun-filled, action-packed day out, for families or individuals, old and young!

Moonlight Paddle Board Experience

13th September

A brand new experience, set off at 9pm to Hurst Castle for a paddle board experience like no other!

Forest Walks at Sandy Balls

Walk for Parkinson's - New Forest

22nd September

In the heart of the New Forest, Wilverley Inclosure and Plain capture the natural beauty and the wonderful peace and quiet of the New Forest. Stroll through the stunning woodland in Wilverley Inclosure and then enjoy some of the New Forests diverse wildlife which inhabit Wilverley Plain.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 Years

20th October 2018 – 3rd November 2019

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ with a magical exhibition at Beaulieu. See a truly scrumptious collection of never-before-seen memorabilia including props, costumes and original artwork… plus meet the four-wheeled stars!

New Forest Ghost Tour

5th October & 7th December 2019

Discover the mysterious side of the New Forest in this theatrical ghost and folklore tour. The tour takes place in Lyndhurst and right from the start you will be thrilled by accounts of murder, torture, witchcraft and mystery.


Spooky Halloween River Tour with New Forest Activities

25th October – 31st October

With so much history and stories of resident ghosts, are you brave enough to venture out onto the Beaulieu River at dusk? Adorn your best fancy dress and head out in illuminated canoes onto the estuary at nightfall on this 90 minute, canoeing tour with New Forest Activities.


Festive Murder Mystery Dinner - Christmas Panto

5th December 

Everyone has been working so hard at the North Pole this year, that Santa has decided they need some fun and he’s got just the thing, ‘Cinderella in Beanstalk Boots’, written and to be directed by Mr Claus himself.

With Elves, fairies, snowmen and reindeer all keen to audition, what could possibly go wrong?.
“Oh no it isn’t a murder mystery – Oh yes it is”.

Andrew Lawrence: CLEAN

6th December 

Andrew Lawrence, star of Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and UK comedy’s foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics. No religion. No smut. No swearing. Just great jokes and good clean fun.

Christmas Canoe Paddle

8th, 15th& 22nd December 2019

Join the crew for a festive canoe tour exploring the Beaulieu river with the added excitement of meeting Santa on the way!

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