90 days from today is Wed, 12 February 2020

Sussex Police Federation


The 1st Ballot for 2020 has been completed and the successful applicants will be notified shortly. 

This page will be updated with a link to the new booking system where the remaining available dates can be viewed.


Willerby Pinehurst Holiday Lodge 

Sussex Police Federation has teamed up with Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the centre of the New Forest National Park to offer subscribing Police Federation members exclusive breaks in our new Willerby Pinewood Lodge at a fraction of the normal cost. Enjoy a four-night stay (Mon – Fri) or a three-night weekend stay (Fri – Mon) for just £350.00. A massive saving on the normal cost of a similar holiday at this popular location. 

Bringing the beauty of the outside in with glorious big windows, this three-bedroom Willerby Pinewood Lodge promises a light and airy atmosphere for you to relax and entertain alike. The thoughtfully designed layout includes a generous utility room; an addition that makes it a hit not only with pet owners but with those with young children in the family – and it comes complete with handy storage seat and coat hooks. 

The lounge, diner and kitchen are open plan, allowing the optimum amount of natural light to flood throughout. The colour schemes are soft and calming, promising your holiday home is as unique as you are. 

Boasting plenty of storage throughout, this holiday home from home promises to be clutter free no matter how long your stay. The kitchen really is the heart of your holiday lodge – and the Willerby Pinewood Lodge is no exception, boasting a double larder, integrated appliances and a wonderful island unit. 

The sleeping areas consists of a master bedroom with bountiful wardrobe space and en-suite shower room, as well as a very handy, peaceful twin. Furthermore, there is a concealed occasional bed to the living area, making the perfect excuse to invite family and friends somewhere special. The family bathroom is of great size, modern and smart and features a luxurious and inviting bath. 

A fantastic holiday home with stunning attention to detail and situated in one of the most enchanting locations with access across the 120-acre estate and down into the Avon Valley.  



This is a real home from home with features including:  

  • Open plan living. 
  • Three bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge. 
  • Sleeps up to 8 people. 
  • Modern, well-appointed kitchen. 
  • Hot tub on balcony. 
  • Bed linen and towels. 
  • Disabled Access. 
  • Pet friendly (At an additional cleaning cost of £35.00). 
  • Central heating, wood-effect burner and instant hot water. 
  • Check in from 2pm. Check out on day of departure at 10am 
  • TV, DVD, & iPod docking station 
  • Complimentary use of the gym (over 16s) 
  • Wi-fi in lodge 

Amazing walks, challenging hikes, fabulous fishing, energetic bike rides, horse riding or a round of golf, it’s all available at Sandy Balls.  

Great for everyone - couples, friends, families, walkers, cyclists or outdoor enthusiasts. The village has excellent onsite facilities including an exciting activities program, entertainment every weekend and every day during the school holidays, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi, gym, soft and outdoor play areas, pub, village store, restaurant, The Retreat hair & beauty salon and a Cycle Centre for all your two wheeled needs! 



In July 2019 we purchased the holiday lodge for the benefit of Sussex Police Federation subscribing membersThe lodge is a marvellous opportunity for members to enjoy a short 3- or 4-night break at a vastly reduced cost.  

We also aim to provide free welfare breaks to officers in exceptional circumstances. The welfare breaks are allocated via an application process and each case will be considered on its merits. In order to be considered for a free welfare break please send an email to admin@sussex.polfed.org and provide a detailed summary of why you or one of your colleagues should be considered for a free welfare break. All free welfare breaks will be allocated in appropriate circumstances at the discretion of the Sussex Police Federation Branch Board. Feel free to nominate one of your colleagues if you feel that they would benefit from a free stay in our holiday lodge. 

Please ensure you put “Welfare <insert date preference>” in the Subject line of your email. 


Pet Friendly: 
Please note that this lodge is dog friendly and there is an additional cleaning fee of £35 if you wish to take your four-legged friend on holiday too! If you are bringing your dog(s) then please state this at the time of booking. 


If you are interested in any of the dates available, please complete the booking form and send it in an email to admin@sussex.polfed.org to register your interest. 

Please ensure you put “Holiday <insert date preference>” in the Subject line of your email. 

Please note that office hours are Monday - Friday 083 1630. 

You will not be able to stay at the holiday lodge if you have stayed at the lodge in the previous twelve months or if you are not a subscribing police federation member. 

Once you have your unique reference code please contact Sandy Balls on 01425 651225 providing your name, warrant number, date of stay and unique reference code. They will already have your name for the allocated date you have chosen so they will check this with you. 

Please note that you will need to present your warrant card as proof of identity when you check in at Sandy Balls, so you must be a serving and subscribing federated member at the time of your stay. 

Please keep an eye on the Sussex Police Federation website https://www.polfed.org/sussex ) as there will be short notice availability on some breaks when the welfare slots are not filled by a welfare case. 

If you have a query over our holiday lodge availability, please contact your local rep or the Federation office. 


Application forms and further information is available on the Sussex Police Federation website 

 www.polfed.org/sussex ) or by contacting admin@sussex.polfed.org 

Holiday slots are available now for the remainder of 2019 which will be issued on a first come first served basis.  

Applications are also open for holiday slots available in 2020 and where there is more than one applicant for the designated period, selection will be by way of random selection. 

All successful applicants for our 2020 holiday slots will be notified during the first ten days in November. 

Book early to avoid disappointment and look out for your unique reference code arriving in your email inbox. 

We hope that you enjoy your stay at Sandy Balls and any feedback will be greatly appreciated so that we can continue to make improvements and ensure that your stay is as enjoyable and peaceful as possible. 


Simon Steele 

Branch Secretary.