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14 Jan 2019

Dog friendly activities nearby in the New Forest

Dogs are man’s best friend, so if you’re bringing them along to our dog-friendly holiday park for a stay, then you’ll want them to have a great break away too! Over 140 miles of New Forest outdoor paths and trails await, full of sights and smells that they’ll love to explore, and there are plenty of dog-friendly activities that you can all do together. We’ve put together a list of some of the must-sees that all the family (even the furry ones) can enjoy. View ... Read more...
12 Dec 2018

Visit Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

This year, Bournemouth town centre and gardens has been truly decked out to allow visitors to walk in a Christmas tree Wonderland. Nestled in a Christmas market to rival some of the best in the country, visitors are treated to an ice rink, two alpine bars and a veritable plethora of stalls stocking gifts, treats and deliciously festive food and drink. Bournemouth is less than half an hour away from Shamba, so it’s well worth a visit if you’re staying over the Christmas period ... Read more...
15 Nov 2018

Exploring Christchurch and Hengistbury Head

When it comes to great walks and some of the most beautifully varied scenery in the country, Dorset always delivers. Sandwiched between the sea shore and the New Forest, there’s plenty of fantastic landscapes to explore, not to mention the towns and suburbs that embody the ideal marriage between the traditional and contemporary. We’re going to take you on a tour of the Christchurch and Hengistbury Head area, and all the things you can see and do. With its riverside walks, priory ... Read more...
9 Nov 2018

A visit to Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire

There’s a romantic note in the air at Mottisfont Abbey, and once you’ve learned about the history of the house it will come as no surprise why. Home to Maud Russell in the 1930s, she transformed the house into a creative retreat by inviting artists to her home to draw and paint using her past as their inspiration – this is what has formed the beautiful surroundings that it’s synonymous with today, but the abbey itself dates back much further. Originally an ... Read more...
3 Nov 2018

Dog Walks on Bournemouth and Poole Beaches

The beaches of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch are not very far away from Shamba Holidays and are great places to walk your dog, however please be aware that there are regulations in place. Here's our quick guide to taking your dog out on the local beaches:- Dogs on the Beach during Winter - 1st October - 30th April Dogs on the Beach during Summer - 1st May - 30th September Dogs can enjoy the beach freely throughout the winter season which is from 1st October to 30th April. However ... Read more...