Transport, travel and parking

It is the responsibility of the group leader to arrange transport to and from the Centre, as well for activities (where required). Please see individual activities for details.

We have two designated coach parking bays, a minibus parking area and small car parking area. When you make your booking we ask for your anticipated arrival and departure times. Please advise us if these alter, as changes can impact on other groups.

We recommend that groups use coaches and minibuses.

Please avoid parents dropping off and collecting as this causes site access problems, disturbs our neighbours and adds to the already busy traffic in the New Forest.

Our ‘How to find us’ page will help you reach us. Please ensure that these are provided to coach drivers as most of Church Lane is unsuitable for large vehicles.

Cars should be parked on the right hand-side of the driveway and minibuses in the parking area to the left of the main gate alongside the top field. Your confirmation email will confirm the number of spaces allocated to your group. Please ask any visitors to park in the correct area and sign in at Reception.

Hampshire County Council groups can arrange minibus hire through the Hampshire Transport Management. These can either be delivered to your base or directly to Tile Barn ready for your visit.

Vehicle hire companies in Southampton and surrounding area will deliver minibuses to Tile Barn for non-Hampshire County Council groups. Please contact them directly to arrange this.