Frogham is a quiet hamlet in the heart of Hampshire’s New Forest. Surrounded by open forest, curious wildlife and a smattering of equally tranquil villages, Frogham is the ideal place to turn off the email alerts and uncork the red – in that order.
Our neighbours The Foresters Arms, a quintessential fine dining country pub with award-winning food and selection of real ales, is just a 30-second wobbly walk from the campsite.
Although there’s plenty of free entertainment; spotting world-famous New Forest ponies, catching minnows, New Forest walks in the woods and tree climbing (of course), bigger kids will be pleased to know that the pub is right next door!
Less than 2 miles away is Hockeys, which has a wonderful stock of local foods and even a farm yard cafe.
Around The Village
Head half a mile up a quiet country lane adjacent to the campsite and you’ll reach the Hyde Out café, home to perfect cream teas, cracking cakes and delicious lunches hearty enough to fuel even the most determined forest explorer.
We’ll provide you with maps detailing the best local walks for all ages and abilities and we don’t mind sharing our knowledge of some of the area’s secret spots either – as long as you don’t tell anyone else!
Mountain bikers can test their nerve on downhill forest trails while those who take a more gentle approach to peddling will be rewarded with miles of undulating, child friendly country lanes. Oh, and many of these rides pass some of the most unique and best loved pubs in the New Forest including The Royal Oak, Fritham and The High Corner Inn, Linwood, just in case you need to refuel.
If bikes aren’t your thing, why not swap wheels for hooves and head out into the forest on horseback. The New Forest boasts some of the best riding in the country and with Fir Tree Farm riding stables just a few minutes walk from the campsite, you won’t even need to commandeer your own steed!
Beyond the forest
You can go from tent to beach hut in just half an hour, even we still think that’s impressive and we’ve been here for decades.
From the wooded, secret beaches around Lymington to the vast, stunning sand dunes along Hengistbury Head and Mudeford, the variety of coastal excursions is breath taking.
Explore the seaside towns and cities of Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Sandbanks, one of the world’s most sought-after addresses.
If the weather fails to play ball there are some fantastic places to visit a little further afield.
A mere 11 miles from the campsite, is the medieval city of Salisbury. Home to a world-famous cathedral with, as the locals will never tire of telling you, the tallest spire in England, not to mention the little matter of Stonehenge.
Paulton’s Park near Romsey is home to the newly opened Peppa Pig World, an irresistible lure to the youngest in the bunch. While nearby Beaulieu and its rows of priceless, historic motor cars will have the whole family in awe.
The New Forest Water Park is a must for adrenaline junkies and can (obviously) be enjoyed in even if the weather disappoints.