Harry's Field

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Family-friendly, traditional New Forest camping with a pub next door and footpaths leading directly from the gateway

The New Forest may be 150 square miles in size but the essential characteristics are almost perfectly parcelled up in the immediate surroundings of Harry’s Field. There’s an appropriately named old English pub – The Foresters Arms – next door, footpaths and bridleways leading immediately from the end of the lane and wild ponies grazing in the heathland across the track. If you want to enjoy all the New Forest has to offer without spending your holiday hopping in the car, Harry’s Field is certainly a top choice.

The campsite has all the basics covered. The field is flat and well drained, there are showers, sinks and toilets at one end and pitches are generously sized. There’s also a great buzz about the place. The meadow affords room for up to 60 pitches, with two set aside for pre-pitched bell tents, and, though they don’t like big groups or late night noisiness, the campsite still has a thoroughly sociable, family feel. The sheltered camping kitchen can be found in a lovingly converted barn with electric kettles, toaster and tea and coffee milk and sugar for all guests. Even the pub has a tendency to captivate every age group – while parents are having a taste of the local ales, kids will fall in love with the donkeys who graze an apron of grass by the front gate.

“We want to run Harry’s Field as the sort of place we would love to camp ourselves”, owner Vivien explains. The Sheriff family grew up on a staple of summer camping holidays and it’s clear their approach to the site draws on classic camping memories: campfires are allowed, dogs are welcome and they’ll happily provide guests with an annotated map outlining the best walks and bike-rides in the area – a little local insight goes a long way. There are no frills, bells or whistles and they don’t have plans to fill the place with new, manmade facilities either. If it’s the sort of place they’d camp themselves then, we’re happy to say, we’d certainly go camping with them.

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Facilities

Plenty of toilets, hot showers and washing up sinks in the sheltered camping kitchen barn, with electric kettles, mugs & even tea, milk and sugar. Fridges and freezers available for communal use. Fire pits for hire and wood for purchase. Campfires and BBQs are permitted but must be raised off the grass. There are no electrical hook-ups but there are plenty of sockets to charge mobiles & blow-up air beds, etc. The Luxury Bell tents have proper wooden double beds and mattresses and are fully furnished (but you'll need to bring your own bedding for the children's beds). Our Standard Furnished Bell Tents have camp beds, matting and bedside tables (you'll need to bring your own bedding). The New Forest ponies and donkeys are all around and may try join you in the camping field! 

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes and dogs – yes. Large groups and caravans – no.

Nearby

Walking and cycling are the most obvious attractions and the best way to take in the New Forest's diverse wildlife. If you're quiet enough deers, badgers, wild horses and ponies can all be spotted. The New Forest also boasts some of the best walking in the country. Some of the UK's best beaches are also easily accessible with Bournemouth (25 mins) and the famous National Trust beach of Studland (1hr). 

Food & Drink

There is a small shop onsite selling local produce and the best pub in the area – The Foresters Arms (01425 652294) – is right next door. Their traditional pub food is excellent and there's a selection of local ales on tap. For a secret spot, walk across the forest to the Royal Oak (02380 812606) at Fritham (1 hours walk or cycle ride with no roads or vehicles in site) or try The Hyde Out Cafe (01425 655392) half a mile away, where they make outstanding cream teas and lunches. The Royal Oak (01425 652244) at Gorley is also a great choice – a lovely, quintessentially English, thatched forest pub.

Opening Times

May–August. Selected weekends only: 3rd-6th & 24th-27th May; 19th-21st July; weekends in August, closing 26th.

Family Friendly

Terry's Chocolate Orange, Gordon's Gin, Harry's Field... We're not sure who all these people are but we like what they do. And they all do exactly what they say on the tin. This really is just a field. But what an excellent field it is.

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The Owner Says

Harry’s field is a small campsite run by campers for campers. We’ve created a tranquil retreat in one of the most serene corners of the New Forest with everything we’d expect to see on our perfect pitch.

Combine years of experience, decades of enthusiasm and almost half a century of New Forest camping heritage and you get Harry’s Field, a perfectly formed campsite in one of the New Forest’s most striking hamlet’s.

We love it here, in fact, for three generations our family have lived right next door.

Escapism and considerate New Forest camping underpins our philosophy at Harry’s Field, so we don’t welcome large groups – sorry to be party poopers. With no busy roads, just quiet country lanes, the only thing that will keep you awake at night will be the hoot of owls – and maybe a snoring husband, but I’m afraid we can’t do much about that!

There are cycle trails and numerous walking routes right from the campsite so you can truly explore the best of the New Forest right from the gate.

Harrys Field has a very well stocked little shop and we pride ourselves on our warm croissants & pain au chocolate (which our guests rave about).

Social Distancing Measures

Here at Harry's Field we are taking the current situation very seriously, and are examining ways in which we can introduce social distancing measures. We are reducing the capacity of the campsite, whilst doing our best to ensure that our guests still enjoy their stay with us.

Below is a list of special measures that we are putting in place and whilst we will do our utmost, we hope that you will also work with us to ensure the safety and well-being of all our guests.

We wish you all a safe & enjoyable stay with us.

Accommodation

60 grass pitches and 2 bell tents (one sleeping 4 the other 6; furnishings, beds, bedding and more all provided)

Luxury Bell Tent 6m

Bell tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
Luxury six-metre bell tent, completely furnished to accommodate a family of two adults and three children. The tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other standard camping pitches. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Luxury Bell Tent 5m

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
A five-metre luxury bell tent, furnished for two adults and two children. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other standard camping pitches. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Luxury Bell Tent 4m

Bell tent Sleeps 3
A four-metre luxury bell tent, furnished for two adults with room for a baby/toddler. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other standard camping pitches. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Standard Bell Tent 6m

Bell tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
A six-metre bell tent, furnished for two adults and up to 4 children. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other Bell Tents. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Standard Bell Tent 5m

Bell tent Sleeps 3 2 Available
A five-metre bell tent, furnished for two adults and 1-2 children. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other Bell Tents. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Standard Bell Tent 4m

Bell tent Sleeps 3 3 Available
A four-metre bell tent, furnished for two adults and one baby/young child. The Bell tent is situated in the smaller paddock with a few other Bell Tents. The paddock is our most popular spot as we offer perimeter camping only meaning there's plenty of open space in the sun-drenched field.

Grass Pitch - Motorhomes only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
A perfectly formed pitch in one of the New Forest’s most striking hamlets.

Grass Pitch - Campervan only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
A perfectly formed pitch in one of the New Forest’s most striking hamlets.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 61 Available
A perfectly formed pitch in one of the New Forest’s most striking hamlets. Our pitches are marked and preallocated. They are a generous 10m squared and as well as being flat and very well-drained – we know first-hand the perils of an uneven pitch – our campsite is sheltered too, surrounded by hedgerows teaming with birdlife.

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Location

Contact Harry's Field, Abbotswell Road, Frogham, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2JA

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Getting There

From junction 1 of the M27: At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B3079 and go through Brook, following signs for Fordingbridge, and across the open Forest for 5 miles. Take the slight left fork on to B3078 and follow for 4 miles. Go past the Fighting Cocks Pub in Godshill, past Sandy Balls Holiday Centre and then take the first left hand turn onto Blissford Road. Follow down the hill, through the ford (dry in summer unless very wet!) and follow the lane for 1 mile (dont turn off) . Go up windy hill on to Abbotswell road. Go past Abbotswell carpark on the left and continue straight on. Harry's Field is on the right before the Foresters Pub.

Salisbury train station (0845 748 4950) is 12 miles away with regular trains from London. The X3 bus between Salisbury and Bournemouth stops at Fordingbridge and Harrys Field is a 1.5 mile walk up from the bus stop on Southampton Road.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 70 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely laid back and friendly campsite

Really lovely campsite. Very relaxed family atmosphere, quiet at night, and the owners were friendly, helpful and present. The pitch was large and the facilities were good. The phone chargers and kettles were much appreciated. Beautiful spot near some lovely walks and very close to a pub. Perfect!
★★★☆☆

Great experience but some little changes could help!

Lovely little campsite and clearly well looked after. We stayed in a standard bell tent for what was to be our first glamping experience. Sadly, we felt that there could have been a little more for our money. Inside the Bell tent was the bare minimum. Double campbed with a piece of foam on top, a chair and a small table. Seeing the other slightly bigger tents with double beds, cooking equipment etc. left us feeling a little hard done by even though we know the bigger tents are almost double the price. The little shop, the pizza van and breakfast van were excellent, however for what you pay per night, you could get a decent hotel. If the tent had a proper bed and the necessary cooking equipment without bumping the price up........this would be first class. just an honest opinion. :0)

Response from Harry's Field

Thanks for your response Chris. It is tricky as the 5 and 6 meter luxury fully furnished bell tents (which aren't double the price by the way!) and the standard 4 meter bell tent that you booked, are in the same area and it can lead one to look at facilities that the luxury bells have and wonder if you'd have preferred that option instead.
Our prices are very much in line with other Glamping facilities in the area.
The 4m standard bell tents do come with a double camp bed, memory foam topper, rugs and a table and chair, bunting and solar fairy lights, plus outside tables and chairs, and a sun awning if one was requested. The luxury bells have proper double beds and mattresses and this is obviously something that is taken in to consideration when people are booking. We don't provide cooking facilities for the standard bells and many of our glampers bring their own extras with them when booking a standard bell. You would have also had use of the shared kitchen and communal areas and I am so pleased you enjoyed the delicious pizzas, breakfasts and our own Barista. And thank you for complimenting us on our well looked after lovely little campsite. I wish you all the best, Vivien and family.

★★★★★

Woohoo the best yet!

This was my last camping trip this summer with my little niece of 3 and we had the best two days ever! I have camped all around the new forest this summer trying out different sites and this one topped the lot! Talk about save the best till last! Donkeys, jacket potatoes, campfires, gorgeous nearby walks and to top it a pub next door that did takeaways! Look out Harry we're coming next year!
Sep 7, 2020 by jo young Verified Review
★★★★★

A lovely friendly busy campsite in a beautiful area

We visited Harry’s field as a couple, looking to just get back to basics for a few days. The site was mainly populated by families but this was nice for us, as we both have our own kids and we were happy to be in a family environment. There were a few other non family groups and I’d say this campsite caters to most types of camper, as long as you are happy to be quiet and respectful of your neighbours. The facilities were great with wood fired pizza and breakfast vans etc for when we felt a bit lazy. Fire baskets, great kitchen area, v flat site, pub practically next door, all good features, but probably the best thing about it is the friendly and helpful people who run it. Always on site and always warm and cheerful, they were so great at understanding what we wanted from our trip and at giving us the info to make it happen. And their lovely dog mr Fox (this is a v dog friendly place) was the cherry on top. This is the perfect spot to enjoy the new forest and we loved our little getaway. Thanks to Harry’s field for making it so easy.
Sep 7, 2020 by Alice
★☆☆☆☆

Absolute shambles.

Where do I start? Got there and was standing in the rain waiting for someone to come over and help. After 10 minutes I finally got advised where my pitch was, but that was literally it. Didn’t get told where anything was, had to find it out for ourselves. If you have kids then this will be good for you, if you don’t have kids and want to go for a fun, chilled weekend, this place is NOT for you. You are not allowed to play music, or laugh after 10:30pm - none or this was stated on the website when I booked, I’m guessing you’d have to dig deep down in the T&C’s (classic) an email was sent with this information the day before we went which I didn’t check as I didn’t think I needed to as it states on the website noise stops at 11. We played music out of our phone so quietly as we heard others playing music too - the manager came over and asked us to turn it off, which she had every right too and it was my mistake for not reading the email, however when I stated I could not find on the website where is stated no music the response I got was “why are you looking on the website, you should just listen to me” I then started to explain that I knew noise stops at 11pm but I didn’t know no music was allowed to which I was rudely interrupted by the manager saying “are you done now? You are just starting to repeat yourself” - disgusting customer service. The next day the other manager came over to tell us that WE need to apologise and the people staying next to us left because of our “bad language” (not one person came over and said ANYTHING about this) and they have to refund their money - what a load of RUBBISH because 1 hour after a new person was pitched up in that spot so they were leaving that day anyways. She said she heard our swearing, yet it states on the website foul language will NOT be tolerate and you’ll be kicked off the site - so if you heard us, why didn’t you say anything? At this point we just wanted to pack up and leave.
★★★★★

Family friendly and relaxing

Excellent family friendly site. Friendly and knowledgable team who were able to recommend local walks etc, handy to have the little shop for ice cream/ milk / bread etc, and electric kettle for communal use was a real treat! The facilities were small (3 toilets / showers in ladies) but cleaned regularly and there were 2 additional toilets for kids which was really helpful. We enjoyed the Hot Turtle Pizza Van which came Wednesday evening, and made use of the fire pits. Plenty of space around our pitch and we felt happy to let our 3 and 5 year old explore the field on their bikes and make friends. Dogs were all kept on leads, and other people friendly. Staff were great and proactive at contacting people who’s tents had struggled in the gales (which fortunately we survived). A great base to explore with lovely walks, plenty of wildlife but pretty hilly so perhaps not ideal for taking kids out for bike rides directly from the site. We enjoyed the Maize Maze and sunflower farm and paddling in Fordingbridge.
Aug 29, 2020 by Ruth Scott Verified Review
★★★★★

Very good short stay

Good facilities on site. Showers and toilets clean and tidy at all times. Friendly and informative staff. Great location for exploring the New forest as it is in the heart of the forest. Definitely go back again.
★★★★★

Lovely little get away

Harry's field is a well situated campsite in the middle of the New Forest, next to a pub with plenty of donkeys for the kids to enjoy. There was plenty nearby for our kids to do. On site, we really appreciated having a little Kitchen with kettle and washing up facilities. The toilets and showers were clean. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. I feel it was a bit pricey for what it was, but on the whole a good experience.
Aug 19, 2020 by Sarah Little Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely couple of days

We are just back from our first time at Harry’s Field and will definitely be returning. A very friendly greeting when we arrived, lovely clean toilets and showers and a fantastic pub next door! We really couldn’t have asked for anything more! See you next year!
★★★★★

Fantastic camp site for families

We stayed for 3 nights. The pitch was large and spread out well. The facilities were cleaned regularly and in good order. The location is perfect for walking, getting to other towns and there is a great pub right next door. The people who ran the site were really friendly and helpful and other campers were also really friendly. I would definitely stay again.
★★★★★

Great place to stay

Lovely friendly and enjoyable campsite. Friendly staff and great family atmosphere. Plenty of couples and family’s. Wishing a stones throw of local amenities.
★★★★★

Amazing. Lovely campsite with a festival feel.

We stayed for 2 nights at Harrys Field and absolutely loved it. It is smaller than other campsites we have stayed at but this made it nicer because we felt more relaxed about the kids (there was no play area for them to keep wandering off to). The location is fabulous, we saw wild deer, ponies and donkeys. On the first night there was a meteor shower, we pulled our mattress outside of our tent and just enjoyed looking up at the stars.
Aug 16, 2020 by Lucie Ellis Verified Review
★★★★★

Gorgeous!

Our second visit to Harry’s Field was as delightful as the first! Come rain or shine, plenty to do and lovely places accessible on foot. Pub next door had a welcome shaded garden and chilled drinks. Food was wholesome. Campsite is simply perfect. With bigger pitches there was more space for younger, energetic legs to work off toasted marshmallows. Shhhh, don’t tell everyone!
Aug 15, 2020 by Lainy B
★★★★★

Fun family camping site

I spent 4 days at Harry's camping site with my family and three children. They simply loved it and enjoyed the experience. Definitely safe and secure which allowed me the ability to relax whilst my children made friends, explored and ventured around the camp site. A warm welcoming reception, staff presence throughout and very helpful with day trip activities. Staff had great local knowledge and could advise on activities suited to family needs, comfort and ability. Would certainly visit again. Top tip - the confirmation e-mail with leaflet attached, spot on and informative.
Aug 12, 2020 by Clare Oakley Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect!

Everything about this campsite was just perfect for us- pitches are spacious , toilets and showers spotless, set up was original and wonderfully quirky and a great pub next door! The owners of the site and the pub were super lovely and all Covid aware but without the need to over do it. Perfect! Very short but very relaxed. We will be back.
Aug 11, 2020 by Sam Scott Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect little family campsite

My husband, our 16 month old daughter, two small dogs and I just stayed for 2 nights Friday 7th August until Sunday the 9th. We took our new folding camper for its debut outing on the hottest weekend of the year! We arrived Friday evening and set up, as soon as we arrived we were greeted warmly. Saturday evening a mobile pizza oven company came to the campsite, we weren’t aware of it before hand so we didn’t use it as we had bought food and a bbq for our Dinner. But they looked amazing with a great choice of flavours and contactless payment! The shop at the campsite sold ice creams, eggs, cold drinks etc. There’s a communal area for washing up and charging electronics and phones etc (everyone just trusted to leave them as they charged and this didn’t seem to be a problem here). During our stay they also had fresh pastries and pain au chocolat in the morning! The facilities were all clean, plentiful and in good working order! No complaints there. The site itself was a small field but not over packed and well spaced out, so it felt just right and great for our toddler to explore without feeling anxious. It was predominantly a family site with a couple of little groups but everyone was very good and kept to the 11pm quiet rule! The Foresters Arms is the pub next door - we ate there and had a couple of drinks. The food was very fast but average, the drinks were nice but In our opinion not worth the £70 bill! For only 2 people (we took and pack lunch for our daughter) was not worth the money. If it was better food we wouldn’t have minded. There is another pub down the road called the fighting cocks which has better reviews. There was horses, cows and donkeys around the campsite and a short walk to streams and a small lake and amazing walks and views! Overall we loved our stay here and would definitely recommend and return!
Aug 10, 2020 by Robyn
★★★★★

Great first camping experience

We camped at Harry’s field last weekend with some friends. It was the first time any of us had camped before so we weren’t really sure what to expect, we had already asked for our pitches to be together which the campsite had done for us when we had arrived so we had a nice big corner plot for the 3 parties. The facilities were clean and tidy, lots of information re walks etc at reception and friendly staff. Great location For walking through the new forest, great pub next door serving pub food. Only downfall we thought was not enough toilets on site, only 3 ladies toilets for the whole site, my wife found herself queuing each time she went to the toilet. Overall great first experience. Thank you.
Aug 10, 2020 by Joe
★★★★★

Beautiful place

Harry’s Field is a pretty, homely campsite with great facilities and amenities. We stayed in the bell tents and the little touches like bunting, LED lights and picnic benches made it all the more special. The campsite has hot showers, electric points, freezers and a family who manage the sight and are knowledgeable of the local area. There are great walks very close by and a pub right next door! My boyfriend proposed to me outside our bell tent by candlelight and Harry’s Field will stay in our hearts forever. Couldn’t of wished for a better spot to get engaged.
★★★★★

Great time!

We had a fantastic break away at Harry's Field. Great facilities, lovely family that run it are very knowledgeable of the local area and very kind. Great size pitches, clean facilities, lots of hot water and lovely feel. Will definitely go back again!
★★★★★

Perfect!!

Extremely well run, A very friendly family run site Viv was very approachable and the perfect host All up to date with current legislation regarding distancing and sanitising. The surrounding area is stunning perfect for cycling, walking or just chilling!

Response from Harry's Field

Hi Darren. It is really good to hear your positive feed back. It is such a beautiful area isn't it and good to know that despite the current situation, you can get away and relax and stay safe and enjoy the great outdoors. Vivien and family 
★★★★★

Perfect

A very well run site, all with current safety guidelines, lots of hand sanitiser, but also very relaxed, lots of space in and beyond the pitches, Viv is very friendly and very approachable, the perfect host, this is our first visit to Harry’s field, we will be highly recommending this site and will definitely be back.
★★★★☆

Super relaxing, chilled site with lovely atmosphere and great pub food on the doorstep!

Hot showers, clean bathrooms and good washing up areas all as you’d hope for. Friendly team including amazing help when emergency strikes (for example completely snapped critical tent pole which they took off and returned fixed thank goodness!!!)
Aug 1, 2020 by Sally
★★★★★

Relaxed, friendly, plenty of space, Vivian & family kind and very welcoming

Loads of space as large pitches. Plenty of space for children and dogs to play. Relaxed and friendly. Pizza excellent on Saturday. Amazing walks, especially the tea room in Hyde. Spent my birthday here - lots of fun.
Jul 27, 2020 by Willis Family
★★★★★

Felt so very relaxed

This was our first time camping and we couldn't have picked a better site! Harry's Field has brilliantly sized pitches, so we didn't feel we were sitting on top of our neighbours! Shower and toileting facilities were cleaned regularly and we didn't have to queue for the facilities once during our 3 night stay. With walks right on the doorstep and the location of the pub right next door, we didn't get in the car from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The firepits, croissants and pizzas are a lovely touch and we'll definately be back to experience them again!
★★★★★

Relaxing and friendly campsite

Friendly and helpful atmosphere, and the shared facilities were kept very clean. Beautiful location.

Response from Harry's Field

Thank you Michelle. I am very glad that you were able to enjoy your stay and relax in the beautiful New Forest! Thanks for your review. Vivien and family 
★★★★★

An excellent campsite perfect for families

We stayed for 2 nights & our pitch was perfect, everyone was really friendly and helpful. They have excellent facilities, freezers for your freezer packs & ice cube bags. The pizzas served on Saturdays were excellent. We hired one of their fire bowls and that with the weather & a few beers we had a really relaxing time. It is set in a beautiful area, next to a very good pub & visited by some very relaxed donkeys (watch out for the little ones who like to sleep in the middle of the road). It's really easy to get to the coast for a few hours on the beach & some fish & chips. The showers & toilets were clean and it's quiet at night. We are definitely planning on going back.
Jul 21, 2020 by mark Dyson Verified Review

Response from Harry's Field

Thank you Mark for your review. It is good to know you enjoyed your stay and I agree that we are in a beautiful area. Hope we see you again one day and enjoy the rest of your summer, Vivien
★★★★★

Family friendly - a hit!

We've just returned from a 3 night stay, with two other families, at Harry's Field. The campsite was a hit. In particular, the cleaniness of the toilets and showers and due care around CV-19, was reassuring. The owners have thought of everything - gate is closed, so good for safety; organised wash up areas; firepits; options to have croissants for breakfast and or oven pizza for dinner, if you don't want to cook; and friendliness, of staff. Other families all seemed nice and respected the same things we liked at Harry's Field.
Jul 21, 2020 by nathan evans Verified Review
★★★★★

Perfect!

Had the best weekend here. The team were so friendly, easy to talk to and relaxed. It was our first time camping with the puppy but the set up at Harry's Field is perfect. Nice big pitches, not too busy (even when it was practically full!), and lovely facilities. We even had firewood dropped off at our tent!!! Would 100% recommend Harry's Field if you're looking for somewhere chilled with a fun but relaxed atmosphere. We'll definitely be back :)
Jul 14, 2020 by Jo Hamilton Verified Review
★★★★★

Absolutely perfect

I can not fault this place. Clean toilets clean showers lovely surroundings we had a fantastic time
Jul 14, 2020 by Holly Sharpe Verified Review

Response from Harry's Field

Thank you so much Holly. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend, the area we are in is so beautiful isn't it and I am very glad you liked our new shower block! Hopefully see you again one day, The Sheriff family.
★★★★★

So Friendly

Owners are so friendly, nothing is too much trouble, happy to answer all our queries and give us directions to everywhere. Really nice atmosphere, flat field, good facilities and well organised in light of Covid cleaning etc. Clearly a lot of thought and planning had gone in to their reopening and it was much appreciated. Wood fire pizza on Saturday night was a bonus ... and another faultlessly organised system for ordering and collection, and they were delicious. Fresh pastries and milk arrived in the mornings and with pub right next door, the new forest donkeys at the gate and lovely cafe only 15 minutes walk away, there is no downside here. Would highly recommend.
Jul 13, 2020 by Clare Oatley
★★★★★

A Perfect Camping Weekend

We have just returned from camping at Harry's Field on their opening weekend and it was brilliant. This is our second visit and they have managed to maintain such a lovely atmosphere on site, whilst also making it a safe environment to be in. The pitches were well spaced and very generous, and the new toilet and shower block was super. The family who run the site clearly love what they do and that really comes through in all the little touches and their general attitude. Our boys loved making friends with the other children camping around us and there was so much space for them all to play. We actually live very close by, but two nights at Harry's Field genuinely felt like a holiday away. Thank you and we will definitely be back again!
Jul 13, 2020 by Lucy Johnson Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely relaxing break

Clean toilets & showers, friendly helpful owners, great washing up facilities. Open fires, room for games, well spaced out pitches. The donkeys outside are just adorable!
Jul 13, 2020 by Doves
★★★★★

A fantastic experience

A relaxed and chilled out camping experience. Although the facilities are basic they are more than adequate. Wood fired pizzas on site were brilliant and having a lib next door was also great. The owners were helpful from the start and we will definitely be returning.
★★★★★

Could not have picked a better spot!

The bacon, the new buddies, the best hosts in Britain, the belly laughs, the brilliant bike rides.... Believe me, Harry’s Field is the big dog’s barking ball’s! Loads of love guys and thanks for such a sociable and memorable weekend x
Aug 16, 2019 by Susy Campbell
★★★★★

Lovely site in idyllic surroundings.

Thanks Vivien. We had a fab time here. Wonderful place for our extended family to enjoy beautiful walks, bike rides and picnics in a delightful part of the world. The wood fired pizzas on Saturday were delicious (and super efficient!) The proximity to the pub next door was a bonus, allowing a cheeky refreshing 'well earned' pint after an exhausting picnic! The vibe at the site was chilled and very family friendly. We loved it! The owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating! We will definitely be coming back! Thanks again. Phil, Kate... And the rest of 'Okefest'
May 30, 2019 by Phil Okeden Verified Review
★★★★★

Fabulous!

Great location, super close to great walks and bike rides around the new forest. Fantastic facilities, including toilets, showers, washing up station, plugs for phone charging, pizza van and kids disco. Best part obviously being that you can have campfires! Can’t wait to return!
May 28, 2019 by Polly O Verified Review
★★★★★

A relaxing rural treat.

This was our first attempt at camping; with a 3 year old and 5 year old the thought of basic amenities and potentially noisy neighbours had so far put us off. We needn't have worried - a stay in a Bell Tent at Harry's Field provided us with all we needed (and more) in a tranquil, spacious setting. I know hardened campers would sniff at the suggestion we were camping, when we were staying in such a luxurious set up, but it was still under canvas so counts as far as I'm concerned! The tent itself is gorgeous; decked out with a comfortable bed, side tables, chair, two extra beds, and plenty of cookware and utensils. The decor is very boutiquey shabby chic and it's just lovely inside the light and airy tent. Loads of space for the 4 of us, and outside a table and chairs, cooking stove and a huge field for the children to stretch their legs in. There were lots of lovely extra touches; flowers, copious spare blankets, hot water bottles, and even a fruit cake. And the amenities are all spotless and plentiful so there was no queing for the loo. Phew. We loved the visiting pizza oven on Saturday night, how hospitable our hosts the Sheriff family were, and the incredibly beautiful countryside we were able to explore. I really appreciated the peace and quiet - no music on the site from other campers - just the sound of kids having fun and early birds waking us up in the morning. We look forward to returning soon, and it'll be back to a Bell Tent as it was such an effortless treat we all enjoyed.
May 8, 2019 by Jude Verified Review
★★★★★

Cant wait to come back!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harrys. The site is so well run, probably the cleanest facilities on any camp site we have stayed on. The shared kitchen was so lovely and always enough washing up bowls, plenty of hot water and some where to charge the kids bloomin phones! The surrounding area is great, all the walks and cycle rides seem to start by the gate and there are ponies and donkeys all around the village. It is a small campsite, but we found there was enough room for the kids to spread out and we particularly loved having a campfire in the evening. The family that run it could not have been more friendly and willing to help and even helped me put the tent up as I forgot my poles! Thanks Harry and family, we will be back.
Nov 21, 2018 by S.Shep and family
★★★☆☆

Festival feel with some nice touches but expensive and overcrowded

We booked Harry's Field for the bank holiday weekend: the welcome was really lovely, there is access to cycle paths just down the road, and the pub next door is fantastic (booking highly recommended if you want to eat). The pizza evening was also really appreciated. However: this is one of the most expensive campsites we have ever stayed at for the facilities on offer - on a par with sites we've stayed at in Switzerland for which we had a view of the Alps and electricity. The campsite is basically a field, with tightly packed pitches and not enough facilities for the number of people on site (for that weekend at least), which although gave the whole experience a festival feel, was not what we were after. Larger / better spaced out pitches and increased facilities, as well as a slightly lower pitch price would have made the experience better. That being said, we could not fault the hosts, who did provide a lovely welcome.
Sep 11, 2018 by Lauren
★★★★★

Friendly campsite; great location

Harry’s field was a lovely campsite next door to a pub serving good food and in a wonderful New Forest location. On Saturday night the pizza oven was a brilliant touch. Shop onsite and bathroom facilities were fab. Myself and three friends had a great time. We will no doubt be returning!!
Sep 5, 2018 by Natalie
★★★★★

Lovely

Lovely field, friendly hosts and great facilities.
Aug 25, 2018 by Victoria
★★★★★

FABULOUS HOSTS MAKING THE BASICS INTO A FIRST CLASS STAY.

My husband, 7-year-old son and I stayed at Harry's field over the weekend of 17th Aug 2018. We cannot recommend this campsite enough. Vivian and Ian are tremendous hosts and cannot do enough for you. We forgot our plates and cutlery, not a problem as they were there to offer their own for our use. Great idea of the traveling pizza oven on Saturday evening, however, we had already arranged our dinner for that night, maybe next time. Clean showers with lovely flowing hot water with enough toilets for all campers on our weekend. As for the size of the pitches, we have a large 4 man tent and a 4x4 vehicle and had plenty of room. Yes, as more campers turned up we had less room for throwing the frisbee, however, there are acres and acres of woodland to explore. The owner's local knowledge makes a difference as you could get lost in the woodland, but with the help of a map and advise off we went exploring. All in all, a fantastic weekend on a great campsite with great hosts in a truly magical woodland. Thank you, Vivien and Ian. The Page Family.
Aug 20, 2018 by Sam
★★★★★

The warmest of welcomes

Just home from a two night stay at Harry's Field. We arrived at the same time as a few other campers and whilst I could see Vivian (sp?) had her hands full briefing all the new arrivals, she gave each of us the warmest of welcomes. SUPER well organised campsite and faultless facilities (how many camp sites play records on a vintage record player next to the washing up area?! Or have a stone baked pizza night?!) Gorgeousness. Our son had a donkey-related accident (off site) and Vivian's lovely husband was so kind in getting us info for the nearest hospital straight away (our son is essentially fine, but very sore) and were so sweet to him on our return. Even making a special trip to our tents to check in on him and tempting him to eat something with the offer of an ice cream to cheer him up. A really special couple creating some camping magic :-)
Aug 19, 2018 by Michaela
★★★★★

Fantastic family campsite

How lovely to arrive at Harry's Field after a long drive and be welcomed by the Sheriff family! The site is well planned out and a lot of thought has gone into the facilities - we loved the fire pits, the kitchen area with kettles, tea and coffee and the hot showers. We enjoyed eating at the pub next door, the delivery of fresh croissants on Saturday morning and following one of the family's recommended walks in the New Forest. We would love to come back next year!
Aug 14, 2018 by Cath
★★★★★

Great campsite, perfect facilities

Just spent the weekend at Harry’s field with a group of friends and had a great time. The campsite is smaller than others I have stayed on but the beauty of that is that nothing is too far away. The facilities are the best I have experienced- a choice of real toilets with sinks, hot water, soap and retro style mirrors and also portaloos which were super clean too. The shower blocks were also clean and easy to use. The nicest touch though has to be the kitchen area with tea, coffee and milk provided and kettles to use. They had plenty of washing up bowls so there weren’t any pointless queues waiting to wash up your stuff. The first night we ate in the pub next door then got pizza from the mobile van on Saturday. This was well thought out as you could pre order and choose the time slot for yours making it super easy on the day. Plus the pizzas were delicious! The Sherrif family were always around to help, chat and kept the place spotless which added to the experience. They also provided a map for a walk to go on and were very welcoming. I would definitely recommend staying here, we had a fantastic weekend at Harry’s Field!
Aug 14, 2018 by Sarah
★★★★★

Great location, friendly, well equipped

My sister and I have just enjoyed a weekend stay with our two kids. The site is in a good location, with local walks, donkeys roaming around outside and a pub serving good food next door. The site is very well equipped, with a shop, kitchen with tea making facilities and charging points, plus hot showers and flushing toilets. We are not seasoned campers but the owners were very helpful in answering all our questions. We took advantage of the fresh croissants in the morning and visiting mobile pizza oven in the evening. Good size pitches with space for games of footy etc. The kids absolutely loved it! A really good weekend, despite changeable weather. Would definitely recommend and would come back again. Thank you!
Aug 13, 2018 by YamCamper
★★★★★

Perfect campsite for families

Really pleased we chose this site for a short family break. Friendly and helpful owners and a very picturesque spot with great facilities to make your camping trip just that little bit easier! The site included the following: a small farmshop, good washing-up area, complimentary tea and coffee (very welcome!), charging points, fire pits and ice blocks to hire and good shower and toilet facilities. We also loved the pizza night on Saturday evening - a welcome night off and absolutely delicious pizzas! Would definitely recommend!
Aug 13, 2018 by Jane
★★★★★

Exactly the right type of camping

Harry's Field is exactly the right sort of camping. Its relatively small so you don't feel over crowded - it has all the right amenities and the owners simply can't do enough to please - which is a perfect combination. We will definitely be returning if only to see what a morning is like when it isn't raining...
Aug 13, 2018 by Neil
★★★★★

Perfect weekend

Friendly welcome. Good size pitch. Offered help with set up (just me and 2 small kids). Fire pits and wood available. Tea making facilities. Great showers. Lovely fresh pizza on Saturday. Enjoyed a glass of wine and marshmallows with the lovely owners. Children were sad to leave. Will definitely come again.
Aug 13, 2018 by Laura King Verified Review
★★★★★

Lovely campsite

We stayed at Harry's field with 3 other couples and a few children and I must say I was very impressed. Positives: Great hot high pressured showers, fires are allowed and fire bowls are available with well-seasoned wood, free tea/coffee and a decent shared kitchen area, wood-fired pizzas available on Saturday night, owners very friendly and helpful and of course the great location. Negatives: I'm not a huge fan of portaloos. If they converted these to permanent toilets, like the two they already have, I think this would be a big win.
Aug 13, 2018 by Herbie
★★★★★

Great service

I am inexperienced camper but stayed here with my son for two nights in August and completely recommend it. It is very well run and the facilities were excellent (we never queued for anything, though admittedly it was only about half full because of bad weather). My only comment would be on the recommended pubs - High Corner Inn is a great location and good if you can sit outside - but if you can't, I would avoid it. The Forresters Arms next to the campsite does not look like much from the outside but is a much better bet on all counts
Aug 13, 2018 by Nick Edwards Verified Review
★★★★★

The commitment of the family to ensure that everybody has a great time

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of July and just as others have said it is a very family friendly place with many things that you will not find in other campsites.i.e. coffee and tea and washing up liquid and fresh morning bakery goods. Having flattened by car battery by leaving a coolbox plugged in overnight Ian was there in 10 mins with car and jump leads to help me out! We are going back for a second time at the end of August to explore more of the immediate countryside as it was just too hot to walk far last time. Great place to stay!
Aug 12, 2018 by Philip
★★★★★

Bell tent heaven

2 nd stay here. Had previously stayed a couple of years ago when was in early days of site. Things haven’t changed in terms of owners’ commitment to the experience from my last stay. They’re a lovely family that work hard to ensure all have a great stay. We decided to stay in the large bell tent this time. It was great and even had a lovely homemade cake waiting for us on arrival! They have the unexpected perk of being cooler than regular tents, which given it was 32 degrees whilst we were there was welcome. Toilets, showers and kitchen all very, very clean. The pizza van was back and was well worth it. Bery nice pub next to gate with good food. Just 10 min drive into town. Big recco on this site - we’ll be back again. Thanks to all there.
Jul 11, 2018 by Jampot
★★★★☆

Everything that's good about camping!

We've just returned from a two day break with friends at Harry's Field. Admittedly, we had amazing weather but even so, this little gem of a campsite is everything we love about camping; freedom, relaxation, walking. 30 minutes away from some great beaches, a cracking little pub and walking trail on your doorstep - what more could you want? We were in the smaller field and pitched next to our friends. The middle area is kept free so the kids were able to play happily while we sat and drank G&T's and marvelled at the British weather! The facilites are not five star but are very well thought out and the cleanest I've EVER seen on a site! The onsite kettle/cups/tea/charging points/freezers were so appreciated and made a huge difference to our stay. My highlight was the record player spinning old '78s while I washed up....and the impromptu dance lesson from an older gent. I'm sorry about your toes! Wonderful, friendly campsite. Thank you for making us so welcome, you guys rock!! x
Jul 3, 2018 by Taylor
★★★★★

The friendly vibe and the little extras

We’ve just come back from a stay at Harry’s field. We had a lovely welcome from Vivienne and Ian, who seem to know everyone on first name terms. The site is fabulous, just the right size and safe enough for our small children to wander a bit. The facilities are brilliant, great little shop and kitchen (with teabags) lovely toilets and showers. Pizza night on Saturday night was a big hit, and having the walks, and the donkeys, literally outside the site was fantastic. We stayed in the bell tent this time which was so luxurious and well equipped. We will be back for sure.
May 28, 2018 by Tata
★★☆☆☆

Stuffed in Luke sardibes

Nice location but small field filled to the rafters with marked piches. No leaway at all a d they are not generous. So basically expect to be camping in top of people. Also there is no place for kids to play as too full of pitches. Never again Saying that the facilities are thought through with kettles and such like. But with so many people it is too busy. Pity it is about money and not camping
May 28, 2018 by Ruth
★★★★★

Fabulous!

Relaxing, friendly, great amenities, quiet, chilled, perfect location, donkeys, good pub next door, couldn’t recommend it enough 👍🏻
May 8, 2018 by Issy
★★★★★

Enchanting!

A lovely, lovely little campsite! This place is just what imagined camping to be - really friendly, helpful and relaxed people, all the facilities one needs, clean, very simple, and yet with lovingly added details everywhere. There's a well stocked small shop on site and they even offer two belltents for glamping (pink chairs included!) It is quite obvious that the owners thoroughly enjoy what they are doing. The site is located in a pretty little village and the village pub is literally next door. We were on the smaller paddock to the side, which offers a sense of privacy and, well, coziness ;0) Also, aim to go during the week. you'll get to experience the uniqueness of this place a lot more!
Sep 5, 2017 by Rabenreiss
★★★★★

Great campsite.

Lovely campsite with a super vibe in a lovely location with wonderful owners. Don't be put off by the cabin showers, they're lovely and hot with plenty of water. Nice touch to be able to get fresh bread and croissants at the weekend and it is so handy to have a shop with local meat and extra marshmallow supplies. Nice pub next door, a farm shop up the road that does awesome cream teas and the Forest on your doorstep. We had an idyllic time.
Sep 4, 2017 by cass
★★★★★

Lovely welcoming site

We stayed here for one night last week and were impressed from start to finish. Spoke to the owner about a late booking and she was so helpful. A really lovely campsite with lots of brilliant small touches, like the little farm shop, lovely vintage trinkets all over which make it unique and just a generally friendly feel. We were pointed in the right direction for a lovely short walk with amazing surroundings. We will be recommending this campsite to anyone we know visiting the area. Make sure you visit the pub next door also for great food.
Aug 28, 2017 by Elly Savage
★★★★★

Little gem of a campsite

My daughter and I camped for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend and had a wonderful stay, in an idyllic location. The family running the site are friendly and welcoming and the facilities are basic but very clean. We loved the quirky touches like the "gold" mirrors in the posh toilets and music to accompany washing up! Local meat from camp shop was delicious on the BBQ, as were the freshly baked croissants for breakfast. Space was limited, so not much room for a game of football or cricket but the children all seemed to be having great fun. Would definitely return here, the owners are doing a great job running this campsite.
Jun 3, 2017 by Nicky Eldridge
★★★☆☆

Could be great

Many people obviously enjoyed this new site for 2016 and the location is truly stunning. Anyone who believes that 2 sinks and 4 porta-loo showers is adequate for 300+ people obviously has a differing set of priorities to me. The pitches are a little small and too closely packed for my liking but it doesn't seem to bother others. The close proximity and high camper density gives the place a kind of festival feel that some people obviously like. I've given three stars for this site. One for the friendliness and enthusiasm of the team that run the site and two for the location that is really fantastic. If it weren't for the location... If the owners were to build a toilet/shower block before next season then I could see it being worthy of 5 stars.
Sep 7, 2016 by Manglemender
★★★★★

Fantastic site

This is one of the best sites I have stayed at in the Uk. This is a relatively new venture for 3 generations of a family and I think they are on to a good thing. The site is imaculately maintained. This is probably aided by the limited number of weeks in the year that they are open. The toilets and showers are a mix of permanent and portalloos/ showers. In my opinion they set the benchmark for cleanest loos you'll see. They are constantly being cleaned throughout the day. The result was that a couple of people that claimed they never use portaloos havpd no problem here. Pizzas cooked fresh on site on Saturday night we lovely. I'd recommend that you book early, as those later on faced big delays due to the popularity. Great pub next door for food and drink. It even has some wild but very friendly donkeys on its doorstep. Finally, the family that run the place are great. Very friendly and totally focuses on ensuing all have a fantastic camping experience.
Sep 4, 2016 by Jampot
★★★★★

Fantastic site!

We spent 3 nights here in mid August, the owners of the field couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. That seemed to rub off on all the campers staying there, it had s a warm, welcoming atmosphere. There were some nice extra touches too like a kettle, teabags and milk in the washing up area so you can make that first cup of tea in the morning to get you going, and the pizza van on Saturday night was great. Loads of power points for phone charging and pretty much all the essentials stocked in the shop. Good pub, and nice walks from the campsite. What more could you want?! We'll definitely be going back next year! This place deserves to be a success, well done guys!
Aug 29, 2016 by Caitlin
★★★★★

A - MAZE - ING!!!

Fantastic campsite, with a lovely, friendly feel!! We arrived here in the late afternoon and felt very at home immediately!! Offered a cup of tea upon arrival and was asked "would your daughter like to come and sing happy birthday to this little girl and have some cake?" The little golf buggy rides were a hit and the helpfulness of everybody on site was brilliant!! I felt like I knew Viv & Ian like they were old friends by the time we left. The pub next door was great with fantastic food. Would recommend this site to everyone, and will definitely be back. Thanks for making our holiday even more enjoyable.
Aug 24, 2016 by Nadine
★★★★★

Great Site

We have just returned home after 6 fantastic nights camping here, no one wanted to leave in fact our little boy cried his eyes out and said he wanted to live here all year long. It was a fabulous site with a lovely atmosphere; for once we felt we could let the kids go off biking round the field and not worry. The guys who run the site could not do enough for you and some lovely little touches made a huge difference, mobile phone charging, Wood Fired Pizza on the Saturday night, well stocked shop with fresh bread every day, great pub next door, the list goes on and on. We have camped many times and I have to say this was the nicest site we have stayed on, would highly recommend to all. Looking forward to returning next year
Aug 18, 2016 by Marie
★★★★★

Friendly and welcoming - very special site

LOVED Harry's Field - feel very lucky to have found it on it's opening weekend! This is a very special place with a lovely atmosphere - a credit to the incredibly friendly & welcoming family who run the site.  
Best bits: tea & cake on arrival (amazing!), freshly baked pastries on the weekend, spotless loos and showers (they may only be portable showers but the water was hot, the pressure was good, and there were plenty of hooks to hang up clothes / towels behind the shower curtain to keep them dry),  good size pitches, no traffic noise (unless you count donkeys and horses walking past...!), firepits, yummy local sausages and bacon from the little shop on site, pub next door will serve you in plastic glasses so you can take your drinks back to your campfire, big co-op nearby in Fordingbridge to get supplies, recycling on site (we were given bags for rubbish & recycling when we arrived), plenty of plugs for charging mobile phones...oh, and the wonderful Viv, Ian, Harriet, Jesse, Harry and Pete who made us feel so welcome.
I loved our time here - it was really nice to stay somewhere where you feel the people who run it genuinely care about your stay and go out of their way to make sure you have the best possible experience.  At the end of our weekend it felt like we were leaving friends - hope to be back soon :-) 

Jun 8, 2016 by Lisa
★★★★★

Fantastic site

Stayed for 2 nights in May and were thoroughly impressed with this site.  The hosts were so friendly and helpful,  the facilities were clean and the shop was well stocked.  There were so many lovely little touches to the site including the joy of warm croissants on sale in the morning!  Thankyou so much to Vivien and Ian for all of their hard work and for making our stay so enjoyable.

Jun 8, 2016 by Ben
★★★★★

Never met a more helpful and welcoming family & campsite

We (two adults and two young kids) turned up with a brand new (and untested) bell tent with no guy ropes or pegs!! Naturally panic set in but Viv, Jesse, Harriet, Harry and Ian were on hand to recover the situation, whizzing about in a golf buggy decked out in bunting followed by Dash the Dog. Its a thoroughly family friendly campsite. It is in its infancy at the moment, but that all added to the whole experience. They made a fuss of every single family that came through the gate, came around with tea, coffee and cake for their inaugural weekend, and had a great little shop with all the camping essentials and loads of local meat, which was a lovely surprise. They had bucket and nets for the kids to use in the local river. we had to leave early because of the boys being ill but Viv was quick to send an email when we were home to offer us some time to make up for the loss. We hope to return in August and will endeavour to make it an annual trip as they were so kind and helpful. It was like camping in a friends garden! :) see you soon guys. Patrick

Jun 2, 2016 by Fadge
★★★★★

Great family friendly site

We were lucky enough to stay at Harry's Field on their debut.  It was perfectly thought out, all the little touches making it very special, mobile phone charging points, plug in kettles, adding that little something extra!  Three generations help to run the site which adds to the whole experience, Harry, Viv and Ian were always on hand, it was a very relaxed and friendly site. The pitches had ample room, with open spaces for the kids to come together for a game or two! We had a great meal at the pub next door and there are numerous walks on the doorstep, the location is perfect for a relaxed, chilled out getaway.  We shall definitely be returning.

May 31, 2016 by Sally

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