Holidays in Hampshire

Holidays in Hampshire

Hampshire has it all from peaceful countryside, city lights and stunning coast
Forest Holidays



Why choose a holiday in Hampshire?

The possibilities are endless on your holiday in Hampshire; whether you're looking for an adventure, or simply a chance to wind down, Hampshire is the perfect place for your escape to the forest.  

Self-catering Hampshire breaks

Whether you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, or be within easy reach of the capital by road and rail; Hampshire has so much to offer. From the concrete jungle to rolling hills, whether you’re in search of rest and relaxation or endless excitement, there’s choice for everyone on a holiday in Hampshire. Hampshire holidays are ideal for weekend and short breaks or longer stays. Whether you're looking for pet-friendly holidays in Hampshire or hot tub holidays in Hampshire, our self-catering Hampshire cabins at Blackwood Forest are the perfect choice.

Cabins at Blackwood Forest

Cabins at Blackwood Forest

Blackwood Forest offers a tranquil woodland escape just one hour from London. Relax in 1 of 60 cabins dotted among the tall beech trees in a secluded corner of the forest.

Things to do in Hampshire

Our favourite places to see and things to do on a holiday in Hampshire

  • The perfect blend of city and countryside

    The perfect blend of city and countryside

    Play tourist for the day in London, one of the world’s most diverse cities, either on ground level or at the top of a skyscraper! See the sites, visit galleries and museums, take in a show… then head back on the last train to the tranquility of the forest. Or for something a little closer to your home away from home, the culturally rich and vibrant cities of Winchester and Portsmouth are ideal destinations. Soak in the history of Winchester’s 900 year old cathedral and Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, and fall in love with Hampshire’s character and charm.

    Ensure you don’t miss out on a visit to Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world, only 40 minutes away from our secluded cabins in Blackwood forest, this historical site offers a unique experience for all the family to enjoy.

  • Activities in Hampshire tailored to you

    Activities in Hampshire tailored to you

    You are spoilt for choice when you visit Hampshire. Why not explore our what’s nearby page for our top recommendations; from Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle to Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park. Come rain or shine, there is plenty to do in Hampshire for all to enjoy. Tailor your Forest Holiday to suit you and make it unforgettable!

    Finding a place to escape has never been more rewarding; choose to unwind on a woodland walk around the idyllic New Forest; stroll at your own pace through Hampshire’s stunning surroundings and breathe in the fresh air, allowing your stresses to melt away, or choose to invigorate your senses at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Whatever you’re looking for on your holiday, Hampshire is sure to deliver.

  • Explore beauty spots and wildlife havens

    Explore beauty spots and wildlife havens

    Head to the rolling hills of Hampshire and witness stunning panoramic views of countryside and coast buzzing with wildlife and natural beauty. The South Downs National Park and Chalkland Downs are home to a number of rare species of creatures while boasting beautiful views of Hampshire's valleys. Take a guided walk through the New Forest and learn all things history, geology and wildlife along the way.

Wander our winter lights

Experience a one-of-a-kind mini trail at Blackwood Forest. Take a wintery walk through a small spot of flickering forest, alight with twinkling lights and woodland animals. Under the moonlit sky, there’s no better place to find your #ForestFeeling.

Then head back to your cabin and kick back with delicious drinks packages, tasty takeaways, and a movie marathon queued up.

Available: From 3 November 2023 - 29 February 2024.

The lights will be on over a couple of nights during each break. No booking is required - just ask at the Forest Retreat for the latest timings.

Easily add our amazing extras before your stay. Just log in to your account or call us on 03330 110 495.

Find out more about winter lights