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Visitor Reviews - Toms Field

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Toms Field
(new Forest)
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SP6 2LN   See Map
Tel: 07759 474158
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Pitches: 50
Open: Bank Hols In May And Weekends Beginning 27th Jun

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 56 Reviews
                9/10 from 56 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bobblymole1 1 review from this member

Have just returned from a great weekend camping at Tom's Field. The owners are very amenable - they sell wood, hire fire pits, and there is a local shop who some and sell pastries, milk, eggs etc each morning at the weekend. They also have a pizza lady who comes (although she was unable to on saturday but we managed).

PROS: helpful owners, good location (we were booked for the water park on the sunday) nice showers

CONS: this is a small campsite. Probably the smallest I've stayed at. It's essentially a fairly narrow strip of land which follows a fairly busy road (with pitches either side and a track down the middle). There is an adult only bit at the bottom which looked really nice and much quieter. Where we were pitched we had the busy road on one side and the main campsite track the other so it was quite noisy in the evening as people left and returned to the campsite.

Not enough toilets or showers for this number of pitches. No hand drier at the toilet and no towels either.

Overall I would say if you don't want to play ball games and aren't bothered by noise, this will be fine. However, we will be looking for somewhere with more space for the kids to run around and further away from a road next time I think.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daveandmitch 8 reviews from this member

We use Tom's Field for our DofE Group every year. And we keep going back.

The site is well run and well maintained. Tom and Tina go out of their way to make your stay easy and enjoyable.

Ideally located to explore the northern half of the New Forest or further afield.

I would definitely recommend it.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grumpy man 3 reviews from this member

Could Tom's Field be the best campsite in the New Forest? If not it certainly comes close. We have visited Tom's Field a number of times now and each time we are greeted by a very warm welcome. The pitches are nice and big and you don't feel like you are camping on top of your neighbours. The facilities are always clean and even come supplied with posh hand soap and washing up liquid at the sink area. The site is located in a beautiful area of the Forest with Fordingbridge just a short drive away if you need anything. Each morning Tom announces the arrival of the mobile shop where you can get fresh croissants and so much more. On the Saturday evening a wood fired pizza company turned up and made delicious pizzas. Although get in and order early as they get very busy and could run out of stock!

Would we camp here again? You bet! Just book early as they get very busy very quickly.

My only recommendation would be make sure you pack a good supply of rock pegs as the ground can be very hard in places. A small price to pay though to be able to relax in amazing surroundings.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Team Eagles 13 reviews from this member

We have been coming to Toms Field now for six years and will continue to do so. The owners make you feel so welcome, like long lost friends, their hospitality is really top notch, and nothing is ever too much trouble. Their son is sometimes around and again very helpful and friendly.

From the main road (there is a sign at the side of the road, if you reach the pottery you have gone too far) through the gate you arrive into the field. The owners can be found just in on the right where you are booked in etc, they are very hot on recycling which is lovely to see and you will be given a couple of sacks for your rubbish and there are details on the site leaflet as well. In this day and age I find it unreal that people still canít be bothered with recycling. The owners make it so easy. They also have a freezer for your ice packs other than that there is no electric, real basic camping which is really nice.

There are 50 pitches most of these are in the main field, you camp either side which leaves a big open space through the middle where the kids play. The field gives wonderful views out over the New Forest. They have a small wooded area at the end of the field which is for adults only.

The toilet block is towards the back of the field, 2 showers in each of the ladies and men, there is always plenty of hot water no matter what time of day you go. A lovely touch is the Baylis and Harding soap that the owner puts by the hand basins. They are kept very clean and tidy. The washing up area has two sinks, is on the side of the shower block, they provide brushes and washing up liquid.

You can hire fire pitches and they sell wood and kindling so you can have a camp fire, they are lovely just the smoke lingers in your tents and on your clothes!

For the 2015 season they have on alternative weekends either a mobile fish and chip shop or a man who comes with a mobile pizza oven, this is on a Saturday a welcome change from a BBQ. For the kids there is usually an ice cream van as well. Saturday and Sunday morning they have a local shop come with lovely fresh bread, croissants, milk and various other produce and off course papers.

Most families seem to stay on site but there are lots to do, if you walk a mile down the road you can get the New Forest hop on and off red route bus, this goes to Lyndhurst, once there you can pick up either the blue or green route bus. Sandy Balls Holiday Park a little over a mile away also hire out bikes and give routes to follow. If you use a car even more to see and do in a lovely area of the country.

As the site is only open at weekends you are not pushed off for the new intake, as long as you have gone around 2pm on Sunday that is fine. It is lovely not to be in a rush and we usually make the most of the extra time just relaxing.

We cannot wait to return in 2016, this site is a firm favourite with us even though it is only around an hour or so from home.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lingers247 1 review from this member

Have just returned from a weekend's camping with 3 other couples and have found a little gem! Tom and Tina are great hosts; friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Nothing's too much trouble. The pop-up campsite offers a mobile shop selling freshly baked bread, rolls and local produce and on Saturday night a wood-fuelled pizza oven was on site. The site has fabulous views and is flat although stony so take strong tent pegs, although Tom did provide a large bag of 5' nails which worked a treat. We arrived on Friday to set up in the rain, had a fabulously sunny day on Saturday and then had to pack up in the rain on Sunday, so not ideal conditions but it was worth it. The shower block, whilst small, offering 2 showers each and 3 toilets in the ladies and 2 toilets and urinal in the mens, were well looked after and I never had to queue. Perhaps people don't wash so much when only away for a weekend! Firepits/BBQs available to hire which saves you having to take it all down with you and great for offering warmth during the evening and an excuse to toast marshmallows. The site is located next to a road, but it's not very busy, so road noise isn't really a problem and the gate is always kept shut so dogs and children can't escape. Lovely pub within walking distance just down the road if you don't want to cook. Great cycle tracks from the site with lots of pub stops. This area of the forest is not as busy as around Lyndhurst and Burley so cycling on the roads wasn't unpleasant and there were lots of cycle routes in the Forest. Definitely will return; just wish I had discovered it sooner.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Flowing Stream 3 reviews from this member

Wonderful camp site. Good views, excellent walking from the camp site, or cycling if you wish. There are many camp sites in the Forest to walk from. There is a pub 10 mins walk away.

Ground hard, so bring rock pegs - a must - don't forget enough for your ALL your tent pegs, unless you want bent pegs. I think the owner can supply them if you wish to buy them on site, but check when you book.

Fire baskets can be hired, and wood bought on site

Loos and showers are good, and kept as clean as can be expected.

There is a clear camp site policy on noise, and while people stretched it a bit, after 11. 30 or so it was pretty quiet.

Not too large a campsite, so it didn't feel sprawling

They can hire you freezer packs, or you can refreeze yours in the freezer, and a mobile shop visits each morning, and (I presume every day) an ice cream visits in the evening.

Reasonably good value, I wouldn't hesitate to return.

It is only a shame it has such a short season!

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