Perfectly Located Touring & Camping In Dorset
Merley Court is a beautifully presented and ideally located 15 acre area of park and woodland in the heart of East Dorset.
This touring park and campsite offers both grass and hard standing serviced pitches, as well as a secluded area of executive pitches.
Facilities on the park include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar with food served, a well-stocked shop, park wide Wi-Fi and a laundrette.
Merley Court is located two miles away from the Dorset market town of Wimborne, and just 7 miles from Poole and a host of beautiful Dorset beaches.
Additionally, it’s just a seven mile drive from Oakdene Forest Park, where the full range of facilities are also available to our Merley Court visitors.
One of the many highlights of Merley Court is the direct access from the park to the Castleman Trailway, a famous 16.5 mile path exploring East Dorset. This is a great route to follow on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback. Dogs are permitted at Merley Court, provided they are will behaved and kept on a lead whilst on the park.
The great attractions of Monkey World, the Tank Museum and Paultons Park, Home of Peppa Pig World are all a short drive away; there really is something for everyone within close reach of this great park.
Facilities at Merley Court
The park offers both The Retreat and The Atrium, offering coffee, drinks & snacks and in the evenings for meals and a licensed bar. Opening hours will vary, and it is closed November to Easter.
The Atrium is a large sunlight room, with seating, where you can enjoy snacks and drinks bought from the Retreat or the fully stocked shop on park. The Atrium opens out to a courtyard with seating, adjacent to the pool.
Facilities at Merley Court include a heated outdoor pool and a toddler's paddling pool, which is open at weekends from the spring bank holiday until July 23rd then daily until early September. A large outdoor play area is also available as well as a toilet and shower block. Wi-Fi is available around the park.
Pitch Types at Merley Court
Merley Court has serviced grass pitches which are spacious and level, as well as providing access to electric hook up. Many grass pitches at Merley Court will take up to an 8m tent, caravan or motorhome.
Executive Pitches at Merley Court are spacious, hard-standing positions on gravel or tarmac ground. These pitches provide electric hook up, individual water taps and drainage, Wi-Fi is available to all pitches.
We have a simplified pricing structure for touring and camping the pitch price includes up to 6 people; car; tent, caravan or motorhome with awning, see our Tariffs. View our Park Map to see pitch locations.
Visit Oakdene Forest Park
Merley Court guests are welcome to use the facilities at our sister park, Oakdene Forest Park at just a 20 minute drive away.
Here you will find Go Active+ which is filled with more than 20 activities from archery to body-zorbing, Go Juniors for those aged 3-7, a VRoom offering a spectacular Virtual Reality Experience with games for all ages and outdoor and indoor pools with slides plus a fully equipped gym.
The Oak Showbar & the Acorn Bar offer a choice of food & drink with extensive breakfast, lunch, dinner and children's menus & a daily specials board.
Guests at Merley Court can enjoy the first class entertainment for adults & children available at Oakdene Forest Park. With live music, tribute acts, comedy, illusionists & themed shows there is something for everyone in the Oak Showbar.
To view the types of activities, entertainment and live acts you can enjoy during your stay just view our entertainment page.
The Acorn Bar at Oakdene also shows Sky Sports & BT Sport providing live coverage for all sporting events.
Great Days Out
Adjacent to the park is the Castleman Trailway with cycle routes and network of footpaths formed on the old Dorchester to Southampton railway line.
The surrounding area boasts some of the UK's best scenery and attractions. Our favourites are here.
Nearby Bournemouth, is famous for sandy beaches, piers, attractions and festivals with all the local events included in our explore and enjoy section.
Merley Court Reviews
“We Love Merley Court”
A very friendly, well kept and well organised site. Wed have always found the amenities to be of a very high standard. The showers and toilets are well maintained and always clean and tidy...read more
Merley Court, March 2017
This trip to Merley was our second trip. The site is clean, tidy the open air pool which we swam in yesterday was clean, warm and surrounding pool facilities are very nice...read more
Merley Court, May 2017
First time myself and my partner have been camping, and I cannot wait to go again...read more
Merley Court, April 2017