The village of Woodlands & Netley Marsh has two country pubs, pre-school, infant school, village hall as well as easy access to beautiful forest walks. The nearby villages of Bartley, Ashurst and Lyndhurst provide a good range of local shopping facilities.

To the east, the maritime City of Southampton provides a more comprehensive range of retail and leisure facilities.

Golf can be enjoyed at Romsey, Bramshaw, Wellow & Hamptworth with water sports available all along the South Coast.