Simple tent camping in the farming village of Damerham with countryside views and easy access to England’s favourite natural playground, the New Forest.
Despite being a new site, Jubilee Camping – located a mere 10 minutes from the New Forest National Park – has taken old-fashioned, traditional camping principles to heart and applied them to perfection. The site's owners, Alison and Dave, understand that campers want to let their kids roam around making dens and getting muddy. They understand the importance of a crackling campfire. And they understand that today’s campers don’t want to share these moments with big motorhome monsters and rows of caravans. It’s no surprise then, that we think this killer combination of space, campfires, and a tents-only rule, makes Jubilee prime camping territory.
Consisting of little more than a four-acre field, the camping area – with 60 generously sized, 10 metre-squared pitches – is firstly, fantastically spacious. Due to its impressive size, the flat field never feels overloaded and there's always plenty of space for family fun and ball games. Surrounded by trees and with countryside views, there's a gravel track along one side of the field for easy access and a fence along the other, with livestock nuzzling along its base as they graze the longer grass that grows there. In fact, the land was previously a Hampshire dairy farm but is now occupied by a mixture of beef cattle and recreational horses.
Washing facilities – housed in bespoke wooden-clad units built on skids – are impeccably clean and simple, but that's all part of the charm of Jubilee; a real throwback to the halcyon days of old-school, unfussy camping. Simple extras include washing up sinks and a well-pressured water supply to the camping field, but there's no electricity and mobile signal is limited – although it can normally be found somewhere in the field.
With a wealth of things to do within easy driving distance – notably the New Forest's web of walking and car-free cycling trails – plus, Jubilee's humble and easy-going atmosphere, this is one of the best camping options in the region for traditional campers. Pity it's only open for 28 days in the summer...
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Friendly campsite in a great location
We had a super time - Aug bank holiday weekend, a spacious and friendly campsite within easy reach of the New Forest National Park. Easy walk to a good local pub (but would advise booking if going for food), our kids loved the Water Park at Fordingbridge too. Brand new showers and toilets, regularly serviced. Plenty of space for kids to play at the campsite too.
We were looking for a last minute trip. We were lucky to find this wonderful sight. Dave and Ali are amazing hosts. They make you feel welcome and are there if anything is needed. Ruben, amber and psycho dog also made our dog very welcome. Our first night it was just us in the field, which is an unusual stroke of luck and we definitely made he most of it. There’s a few different fields to choose from. There was fire pits to hire and kindling and firewood available, Saturday night Dave and Ali sorted a pizza night, they thought of everything to make it a fun stay. Can’t recommend highly enough. It’s a very child and dog friendly site. Lots of space and the tractor inner tubes made for great fun with the kids. Can’t wait for next year to be able to go again. Thank you again Dave and Ali. See you soon. Mellisa, Lyndsay, the boy and rafiki.
A lovely campsite with clean toilets and showers. Bell tents were clean and beautifully presented. I loved the fact that it was just a field with open spaces for the kids to run around in - no clubhouse or arcades! They were never bored and amused themselves for hours on the tractor tyre inner-tubes! The owners were there each day to check we were ok. We loved the fact that we could take the dog and she could be off- lead and sleep in our bell tent. This made life a lot easier for us. Overall a great few days.
Fantastic and friendly campsite
Our first time proper camping and it was everything we hoped for even with the weather not being that great. Alison and Dave were very hospitable and the extra touch of the ice cream van coming round the tents was brilliant. Very clean campsite, great bathroom facilities and a lovely location. Could not have asked for more and wish we had been able to spend an extra night. Thank you.
Proper country camping!
We loved our 3 nights at Jubilee Camping . The perfect location for kids and a dog. Lots of space, for running around and playing games and a 10 minute walk down a quiet country lane to a great pub! The hosts were friendly and relaxed and the hot water was limitless. We will definitely come again!
Lovely spacious site with good quality facilities
We stayed here for a week in order to explore the New Forest and had the site to ourselves for one might; apart from that it was fairly quiet so we had plenty of space, but it is well spread out even when busy. The owners were friendly and accessible (coming on site promptly one morning when the hot water wasn't working). The shower and toilet facilities are of high quality, with plenty of hot water for showering and washing up. All in all an excellent site. As noted in another review, the only issue we raised with the owners before leaving was that it would be useful to have some facility for freezing cool blocks, which they said they will give some thought to.
Great location and facilities
We had the whole campsite to ourselves and the facilities were impeccable. Great location for activities and Bournemouth beaches. A fridge for freezing ice blocks overnight or keeping essentials cold would be helpful. Nevertheless a great stay. Elliot
Will definitely be back
Absolutely loved this campsite. Spacious, peaceful, good facilities, friendly owners and views in abundance. The New Forest is only a short drive away and the Compasses pub is worth the a visit for tasty food and a pint. The kids loved it, will definitely come back – I'm sure word will spread about how lovely this campsite is.
Relaxed, friendly site with beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities
We hit the jackpot with this site as the scenery is beautiful and the camping spacious. I would highly recommend a visit here, as its a hidden treasure. The hosts are incredibly friendly and welcome a true camping experience of log fires (fire wood provided), dogs allowed to stay on site and the kids encouraged to play in the open surroundings. The shower and toilet facilities are tasteful and well kept. Also the hosts are on site frequently to check everyone has what they needed, selling BBQ coals, etc. There is a lovely pub just a 10 minute walk away which serves good food and is also dog friendly. All in all I can safely say I will be returning to visit with my family again very soon.
Schools out camping...
What a way to start the summer holidays. We had a wonderful time glamping, the bell tent was absolutely beautiful, very comfortable bed and still a good amount of room with four of us in there. Our children age 6 and 3 were in their element with plenty of space to run free, logs to climb on and welly wanging! The facilities are great and very clean, the showers are better than ours at home! I can't recommend this site enough x
the most fabulous setting for our daughters wedding blessing. The views are absolutely stunning,facilities top notch and a short walk to the local pub! We had a fantastic Wedstock mini festival over the weekend and everyone had a fantastic time? Dave and Alyson could not have been more helpful from start to finish and the bell tent accommodation is stunning,decorated beautifully. Thank you both so much for making us so welcome and being so patient. Fred,Kim and all the family xxx Can not recommend this site highly enough
Loved every minute
Camping with 6 children is never easy, but we loved every minute we spent at jubilee camping. It was the first weekend they were open and we had an amazing time!! The facilities were lovely, and even with the generator being struck by lightning, they tried everything to sort it out. We gave feedback and it was taken on board! The pitches were a great size, and the site very safe. This meant we could let the children go off and play, and meet new friends!! Thanks for a great weekend, I’m just trying to find some dates to book a return trip!!!