Woman on Holiday Home decking overlooking Swanage Bay

Changes we’re making to our parks to safely welcome you back

In light of the Coronavirus challenges we are all facing, here at Shorefield Holidays we have been busy making lots of updates across our Dorset & New Forest holiday parks to safely welcome you back as soon as we can.

A Shorefield getaway is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a UK holiday in some of the South Coast's most stunning locations. Our self-contained accommodation is well distanced with plenty of space between one another and some of the most scenic outdoor spaces right on our doorstep.

The wellbeing of our guests, owners and staff is our top priority, therefore we are taking new steps for added safety to ensure fantastic holidays for everyone.

Our safer Shorefield Holidays feature six key focuses:

  1. Contactless check-in and check-out
  2. Cleaning Procedures
  3. The Shorefield App
  4. Outside Dining and Food Delivery Service
  5. What facilities will be open?
  6. Social Distancing Measures

1. Contactless Check-in & Check-out

All our holidays now feature contactless check-in, meaning you don’t need to visit Reception to collect your key!

Contactless check in at Shorefield Holiday Parks in Dorset and the New Forest

For our self-catering accommodation, on the day of your arrival we’ll send you a text to let you know your holiday home number as well as details of how to find our accommodation on park. You can then simply head straight to your accommodation where your key will be securely waiting for you in a safe location, letting you make the most of every moment.

There’s no need to pop to Reception to check out or return your key either! Simply use our Online Portal to let us know when you have checked out.

2. Cleaning Procedures

Our cleaning procedures have had a complete overhaul too, meaning every single holiday home is cleaned to exceptionally high standards.

Increased sanitation and cleaning procedures Shorefield Holidays

If you're camping with us, our shared shower and toilet facilities will also have more frequent and enhanced cleaning schedules. We will be focusing on touch points in these facilities too, with increased sanitation in these areas. We do however advise that you make use of your own 'on board' facilities in your motorhome or tourer as much as possible where available.

3. The Shorefield App

If for any reason you need to chat with our Customer Experience Team, you can use our app to chat directly and let us know straight away. We’re hoping this will make it easy and hassle-free for you to reach us and help us resolve anything not quite right.

Shorefield Holidays app

Not only that, but our app is full of handy tips for making the most of our holiday parks and local area too!

Download it from the App Store or Google Play before you arrive.

4. Outside Dining & Food Delivery Service

After a day of exploring (or indeed a day of relaxing!) the last thing you want to do is to cook… We totally get it! You can now come on down to enjoy your favourite tipple alongside a delicious meal, without the hassle of cooking or washing up!

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We continue to encourage the use of face coverings when visiting our indoor facilities, including our bars and restaurants.

We’ll also be offering a food delivery service from our restaurants at Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park, directly to your holiday home!

All you need to do is download our separate Shorefield Eat app and have a look at our menus. Once you’ve found something that takes your fancy, place your order and our teams will start preparing your meal. When it’s ready, a member of the team will deliver your delicious feast to your door.

5. What facilities will be open?

Last updated 6th September 2021: We are delighted that all our usual facilities have now reopened! As a handy guide this includes:

  • Our on-site shops
  • Entertainment and dancefloors at Oakdene and Shorefield
  • Outdoor play areas at all parks
  • Indoor swimming pools at all parks
  • Our saunas and steam rooms
  • Our changing rooms
  • Gyms (Oakdene and Shorefield only with reduced capacity, pre-booking required)
  • Indoor bars and restaurants at Oakdene and Shorefield. Order from our app!
  • Outdoor dining and food delivery service to your accommodation at Shorefield & Oakdene. Order from our app.
  • Go Active+ Activities at Oakdene (pre-booking required)
  • Woof's Workshop daytime activities at Oakdene and Shorefield (pre-booking required)
  • Adventure Golf at Oakdene
  • Escape Room Experiences at Oakdene (pre-booking required)
  • Indoor arcades at Oakdene and Shorefield
  • Outdoor sports courts at Shorefield (pre-booking required)
  • Outdoor swimming pool at Wilksworth Caravan Park (open weekends only, pre-booking required)
  • Reflections Day Spa at Shorefield

Our outdoor swimming pools across all our parks (with the exception of Wilksworth) are now closed. These are open seasonally, typically from the end of May until the beginning of September each year.

Please note, we no longer offer The Retreat Bar and Atrium at Merley Court.

Family enjoying meal on decking of hot tub lodge

We’ll be sure to keep this list regularly updated with any changes, or you can follow us on Facebook to stay in the know with any new announcements!

6. Socially Distanced Accommodation

If you do need to pick up some essentials from our on-site shops, visit our holiday home ownership offices or simply pop to reception for any reason, that’s no problem! We’ve introduced protective separator screens to help give you peace of mind. We’ll also have hand sanitiser available for use at our receptions and shops.

Holiday park entrace with social distancing

What’s more, all our self-contained holiday homes across our parks are at least 5 metres apart, giving you plenty of space between your closest neighbour and making them the perfect choice for a socially distanced getaway in Dorset or the New Forest.

Enjoy Open Spaces

We’ve certainly missed having you all here with us and whilst your next getaway may look slightly different, there’s still lots to enjoy with all the open space you could need right on our doorstep.

Mother and child on beach at sunset

It goes without saying that we can’t wait to welcome you back again soon to enjoy the rolling landscapes of the New Forest, vast coastlines and miles of sandy beaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your holiday homes close together?

Our holiday homes are no closer than 5 metres to each other, meaning there is plenty of open space between you and your neighbour.

Our treehouses are set within a secluded gated area of our Milford on Sea park, exclusive to treehouse guests, meaning you'll feel a million miles away.

What should I do if I feel unwell whilst on park?

If you or one of your guests feel unwell whilst staying with us or suspect that you have contracted Coronavirus we advise that you seek medical advice and return home immediately.

Please call our Customer Experience Team on 01590 648 369 to inform us that you have departed, as this will allow us to ensure that your holiday home is isolated in line with current guidelines.

We would encourage you not to visit our reception or engage with any of our staff in person, but instead give us a call or use our app to let us know that you have left. Simply tell us your holiday home's location and number and we'll do the rest.

The safety of our guests and teams are our number one priority. We are doing everything we can in line with Government guidance to keep our parks safe for everyone and we must ask that you do the same.

Due to Coronavirus, if I don’t want to arrive for my holiday can I get a refund?

All 2021 and 2022 holidays booked with us are covered by our Booking Guarantee.

If our parks are forced to close, any holiday arriving during our closed period can be moved† or receive a no-quibble refund.

If your home region is locked down further by the Government or Government restrictions prevent you from arriving for your holiday, you can move your booking to an equivalent date free of charge† or receive a full no-quibble refund. We will happily action this within 4 weeks of your arrival**.

If you are contacted by Track and Trace and are required to self-isolate or test positive for COVID-19, you can move your booking free of charge to an equivalent date†, or receive a full no-quibble refund, provided you give us between 4 weeks’ notice and up until 3 days prior to your arrival. Alternatively, you may move to any alternative date and pay any additional holiday premium where applicable†

You also have the option to redeem your credit at a later date against any future holiday if you're not yet sure when you would want to visit us.

†Charges may apply if your holiday is moved to a date with an increased tariff period. Please check our Booking Guarantee page for full details and alternative dates available. Outside of the above, any holidays arriving within 2 weeks of arrival are bound by our normal T&Cs. Please refer here for your rights to cancel and receive a refund under any other circumstances.

Can I have guests who aren’t staying on park visit for the day?

You are welcome to have day guests who aren't staying on park visit you during your stay with us.

We ask that you make the park reception aware of all visitors. In addition, we ask that any visitors or guests make use of the NHS Contact Tracing app whilst on park.

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