Friday 15th February 2019
2 nights


Birthday balloons

Wessex Birthday Party

This is our first event of the 2019 season. This year we are holding the party at Ibsley Village Hall, which is right on the edge of the New Forest.
The hall will be open for us to use from Friday afternoon right through to Sunday.
The field here is not accessible, so all units must camp on the hard standing area around the hall.
The site opens at 2pm on Friday, and closes on Sunday. The stewards for the weekend are Sue and Patrick, who can be contacted via the Wessex mobile phone on 07939 592 200.


Ibsley Village Hall
Gorley Road, Ibsley, BH24 3NL
OS Ref: 195/161099

From Salisbury take the A338 South to Fordingbridge.
Continue beyond Fordingbridge for 3 miles.
After the Old Beams Inn, turn left signed South Gorley and Mockbeggar.
In ½ mile, at the crossroads turn left.
The hall is ¼ mile on the right, up a short track.
From Ringwood take the A338 north for 2½ miles.
Turn right just before the Old Beams Inn, then as above.

Find it on Google Maps

What's on

On Friday evening we will gather in the warmth of the hall, to catch up on news, play some music and have a singalong.

American Tea

On Saturday evening we will be holding an 'American Tea' starting around 5pm. Please bring a plate of your favourite food to share with the group.

Birthday Ceilidh
Party hats

On Saturday night we be holding a ceilidh in the hall, starting at 7.30pm. This will be an informal folk dance evening, interspersed with songs, music and other entertainment.

You can bring your own refreshments, although tea and coffee is provided in the interval.

We will be holding a raffle to raise funds for our nominated charity.

Our sites


Ringwood and Fordingbridge are both about 3 miles from the site and each have a wide range of shops and supermarkets.

Eating out

The Old Beams Inn is about half a mile from the site.

There are also several restaurants and pubs in Fordingbridge and Ringwood (both 3 miles).


Wilts and Dorset bus Route X3 runs from Ibsley Church every 30 minutes (hourly on Sunday), to Fordingbridge, Salisbury, Ringwood and Bournemouth.