Making a day of it

Polo is a great spectator sport, undoubtedly one of the best days out going. Here are some of the things you might want to know to ensure your day is a memorable one.

Getting to the Club

By road

By car, New Park  is located on the A337, eight miles south of Junction 1 on the M27 and 95 miles from London.

By train

By train, it is 90 minutes from London Waterloo to Brockenhurst. And a further five minute taxi journey to the ground.

By air

New Park is 16 and 18 miles from Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports, and 90 and 125 miles from London Heathrow and Gatwick. There is also a helipad on site at the hotel.

Dress Code

New Forest Polo Club is a place to relax and enjoy yourself, so there is no official dress code.  If you need a bit of guidance, you can’t go wrong with jeans, comfortable footwear and a shirt for men and something similar for the ladies, although dresses are also a hit.   We recommend leaving your high heels in the car as the  grass makes it difficult to walk and really wouldn’t help when stomping those divots in at the half time break. Do feel free however to bring them out at night when the party gets started in the clubhouse.

Food& Beverages 

Spectators are welcome to bring their own food and drink to the polo, why not put together a picnic hamper and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at New Park. The clubhouse is also open during tournament hours where you can purchase light refreshments and snacks, and even something hot from the guys from Buon Gusta.

The Rules of the Game 

For everything you need to know to get the most out of your experience at polo please follow this link to our about the game page

Dogs 

Dogs are more than welcome at New Park, please make sure they do not run onto the field while polo is in play or into the pony lines at any time.

Health and Safety

In attending polo at New Forest Polo Club spectators,  visitors and members should recognise that polo is an aggressive, physical sport which, by its nature, involves a high risk of injury and damage to persons, animals and property, not only to the persons who are engaged in playing polo but also bystanders and their personal property.

 Spectators, visitors and members, also accept that the Club cannot control the actions of persons playing polo or otherwise on the Club’s premises, nor the actions of the animals, and that the Club cannot and does not guarantee the safety of persons or their animals or property while on the Club’s property or while using the Club’s facilities.

 Spectators, visitors and members accept full responsibility for his/her own safety, the safety of members of his/her family, guests, employees or other persons from time to time utilising the Club’s facilities as his/her invitees, and the safety of all their property (including horses and other animals). The holder shall hold harmless and fully indemnify the Club in respect of all acts of his/her invitees or their respective animals.

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