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For real outdoor relaxation, there's nothing like Sandy Balls

Jan 21, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

Because no matter how old we get, guys are all emotionally 12 years old, I present you with this delightful video following the jump (sorry, ladies). It promotes a British outdoors recreation retreat gloriously named Sandy Balls. Due to variations in the cultural lexicon between our two great nations, the resort’s name is probably not very hilarious in Britain; but here, it’s comedy gold. I suppose the British feel the same way about the movie Free Willy, where “willy” means something completely different than it does here.
Not sure if their gift shop accepts mail orders, but I desperately want one of their T-shirts.
Video following the jump. Try and make it the entire way without laughing. I dare you.

From the resort’s web site:

Our unusual name can be traced as far back as the reign of Henry VII. It appeared on maps and other documents of the time as ‘Sandyballas’, which is the description given to the dome-shaped sand and gravel outcrops on our western boundary.

Those outcrops were formed millennia ago during the Eocene era. Many of them remain including Good Friday Hill and Giant’s Grave, and it’s for them that Sandy Balls Holiday Centre is named.

By the way, here are the titles of three books that are available in their gift shop (totally true):
* A Handbook for Sandy Balls
* 70 Years A-Growing
* Sandy Balls for All Seasons
OK, I’m done. So childish. (snicker).
Sandy Balls Holiday Village [Official Site]
Sandy Balls TV advert [Tengaged]

  1. Ant Carroll - Jan 21, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    I’m British, and can assure you sandy balls means the exact same thing here as it does in the States. In fact, every time this ad appears on local TV it has me, friends and family in stitches.
    I blogged about it on the 6th, was wondering why I’d had more hits in the last couple of days!

    Who fancies Sandy Balls in the New Forest?

  2. Dcial - Jan 22, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    I beg to differ with this Post.
    I believe the Bong Recreation Area in WI has much more to offer