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Escape on a Dorset holiday The perfect location for exploring the Jurassic Coast

Dorset Holiday Parks

Discover your ideal holiday in Dorset with us...

Miles of sandy beaches, incredible family-friendly attractions and unspoilt countryside views await you on a holiday in Dorset.

Holidays in Dorset are full of magic, history and charm. Blue flag beaches, traditional seaside fun at Bournemouth and unspoilt country parks abundant in nature await you. Here at Shorefield Holidays, our five Dorset holiday parks are set in some of the most idyllic settings for exploring this stunning region.

Discover our self-catering accommodation or our campsites where you can explore, relax and make memories.

If all-out family fun is what you seek on your next Dorset holiday, Oakdene Forest Park features a range of fantastic on-site facilities to keep everyone entertained.

Or perhaps your idea of a perfect retreat is somewhere quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of everything. If so, Swanage Coastal Park is the perfect choice, where you can relax whilst admiring the stunning coastal views from your holiday accommodation.

If you dream of getting away in your tourer or for a relaxing camping trip under canvas? With camping pitches alongside a traditional setting and countryside views from the park, Wilksworth Caravan Park, near Wimborne, makes the ideal choice.

If a woodland location takes your fancy, Merley Court Holiday Park is for you. Choose to stay in one of the luxurious woodland hot tub lodges and enjoy a peaceful retreat.

With plenty to discover right on your doorstep and a fantastic choice of local attractions to keep you entertained, Dorset makes the perfect place for an amazing holiday.

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  • Self-catering caravans and lodges in Dorset
  • Wide open beaches of Bournemouth and the Jurassic Coast
  • Hot tub holidays in Dorset
  • Camping and touring in Wimborne
  • Dorset holiday parks to suit the whole family
  • Unrivalled scenery and local walking routes
  • Range of pet-friendly accommodation
  • Five holiday parks in Dorset: Forest Edge, Oakdene, Merley, Wilksworth and Swanage
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Dorset Holidays

The adventures that await you in Dorset are endless. Here at Shorefield Holidays, you’ll have all the time in the world to enjoy them.

What you can discover

What you can discover

From lazy summer days spent soaking up the sunshine, to fun-filled family getaways, you can be sure that a holiday with us has everything you need for an unforgettable Dorset escape.

  • Holiday parks near Bournemouth
  • Close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
  • Accommodation to suit all budgets
  • Local attractions on your doorstep
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Studland Beach

Incredible Dorset beaches just waiting to be explored

1 Family Forest Walk

So much to discover

2 Children Crabbing At Swanage Pier

Have a go at crabbing along the piers

Couple Cycling Through Forest

Stunning woodland walking routes and cycle trails

Ocean-view-Dorset-countryside

Unrivalled landscapes and Dorset beaches

The Great Globe Durlston Country Park Swanage

Coastal walks along the Jurassic Coast

Dorset Accommodation

Dorset Accommodation

A stunning range of self-catering accommodation in Dorset. Find your ideal escape today…

For families looking for a budget-friendly staycation to couples looking for a romantic getaway with a little added luxury, we have a range of accommodation to suit everyone.

  • Available at Forest Edge, Merley Court, Oakdene Forest Park and Swanage Coastal Park
  • Lodges & hot tub accommodation
  • Unique historical self-catering house with hot tub, Tudor Rose House
  • Fantastic family-friendly facilities
  • Modern caravan accommodation in Dorset
  • Range of pet-friendly accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi across our Dorset accommodation
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Relaxing woodland breaks in our Signature hot tub lodges at Merley Court Holiday Park

Houses with hot tubs in Dorset Tudor Rose House

Stay in the historical Tudor Rose House with private garden

Girl on flume at Oakdene Forest Park looking backwards

Fun-filled facilities at Oakdene Forest Park in Ringwood, Dorset

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Our hot tub lodges in Dorset are perfect for the whole family!

Views Across Swanage Bay From Swanage Coastal Park

Accommodation with sea views at Swanage Coastal Park

Tudor Rose House with private garden

Tudor Rose House in Wimborne, Dorset

Camping and Touring in Dorset

Camping and Touring in Dorset

Whether you’re looking to bring your own motorhome or experience a ‘back to basics’ getaway in your tent, our pitches are perfect for exploring the area.

Discover the delight of pitching up and spend quality time together at Wilksworth Caravan Park, our Dorset campsite. We offer a range of pitch types for a camping or touring getaway.

  • Serviced pitches available at Wilksworth Caravan Park in Dorset
  • Ideally located for exploring the area
  • Pitches up to 8m
  • Electric hook up available on select parks
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Parkland setting | Dorset camping

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Pitches set out for tents | Dorset camping

Grass pitches with electric hookup on the touring field at Wilksworth Caravan Park

Serviced grass pitches | Dorset camping

The sporting field camping at Oakdene in Dorset

Summer pitches with access to all the park's facilities at Oakdene Forest Park | Dorset camping

The Shorefield Edit

Just some of the fantastic local attractions in Dorset

Adventure Wonderland

Dorset’s multi award-winning family theme park. Adventure Wonderland has a great range of rides and attractions for younger children, plus meet and greets with popular characters, making it perfect for a family day out.
Adventure wonderland Dorset theme park

Bournemouth and Poole

Home to sandy beaches and scenic quays, Bournemouth and Poole have so much to offer.
The Sandy Beaches Of Bournemouth

Upcoming Local Events

New-Forest-Folk-Festival

New Forest Folk Festival

A small, intimate family run festival. With local folk artists as well as home made food and even a home made stage!
Poole-Sandfest

Sandfest

A boutique summer beach festival in a luxurious beach location.
Swanage-Carnival

Swanage Carnival

An 8 day carnival with air displays, live music, sporting events, games, competitions, firework displays and one of the longest carnival processions.
More local events

ParkLife Blog

Keep up to date with our latest news and stories below, a great read with just some of the reasons you should choose to enjoy the park life with us.

Why escape to Dorset?

Wonderful accommodation
to suit all budgets
Coastal Locations
Discover the Jurassic Coast
Camping and Touring
At our two Wimborne parks
Great Days Out
Have fun exploring Dorset

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to COVID-19, what facilities will be open?

Last updated 17th May 2021: We were delighted to be able to safely reopen many of our fantastic facilities following the first lockdown, all with new social distancing measures in place. What we will be able to offer will depend on the date of your arrival, as well as the latest announcements as a result of the government's reviews.

Currently, the following facilities have now safely reopened across our parks:

  • Indoor swimming pools at all parks (with reduced capacity, pre-booking required)
  • Outdoor play areas
  • On-site shops across all parks
  • Socially distanced, seated entertainment at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Indoor or outdoor dining at our bars and restaurants at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Food delivery service to your accommodation at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Gyms at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park (with reduced capacity, pre-booking required)
  • Indoor arcades at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Go Active+ Activities at Oakdene Forest Park (pre-booking required)
  • Adventure Golf at Oakdene Forest Park
  • The Treehouse Escape Room at Oakdene Forest Park (pre-booking required)
  • Outdoor sports courts at Shorefield Country Park (pre-booking required)
  • Reflections Day Spa at Shorefield Country Park

Whilst we’d love to be able to open all our usual facilities, some will remain closed for your safety until any changes are announced by the Government. We've put together our handy guide with what we hope to reopen and when, following the government's roadmap.

We regret that we are not yet able to reopen saunas and steam rooms until further notice. Unfortunately the Retreat Bar and Gym at Merley Court also remain closed until further notice. You can still get away and enjoy the stunning open spaces, miles of beaches and scenic woodlands on one of our 'Shorefield Getaways'.

Please note that for our camping and touring holidays, we regret that our shared shower facilities must remain closed until at least the 21st June. Please therefore ensure your tourer or tent has its own 'on-board' wash facilities. Our shared toilet facilities are open as usual.

Rest assured we are working hard to ensure we can offer you as much of the Shorefield Holidays Experience as possible on your staycation.

We will keep you updated if the Government make any announcements that indicate whether we will be permitted to re-open our facilities and any changes that may take place.

What can I expect out of season?

The locations of our parks make them the ideal choice for a holiday outside of the main summer holiday months. The area is beautiful at all times of year with many local tourist attractions staying open for a large part of the year and at Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park leisure facilities remain open throughout the year.

Entertainment at Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park will be less frequent outside of peak holiday periods, but there is regular entertainment all year round.

Some facilities such as the outdoor pools are only open in the warmer summer months.

Are the caravans and lodges you see in the photos the actual units available?

Yes they are photos of our own accommodation across each and every category available. Our photos are taken on the park in question.

Are your parks open all year? If not, when are your parks closed?

Most of our holiday parks are open for 11 months of the year, however this can vary depending on the park. All of our parks are closed from early January until early February. Specific opening dates for each of our parks are:

  • Oakdene Forest Park: Closed from the 1st January to 1st February
  • Forest Edge Holiday Park: Closed from 5th January to 5th February
  • New Forest Lodge Retreat: Closed from 5th January to 10th February
  • Shorefield Country Park: Closed from 5th January to 10th February (our houses remain open throughout)
  • Swanage Coastal Park: Closed from 5th January to 1st March
  • Merley Court Holiday Park: Closed from 7th January to 7th February
  • Wilksworth Caravan Park: Closed from 15th January to 1st March
Are your holiday parks pet friendly?

Yes, all our parks are pet friendly and welcome well behaved pets in designated pet-friendly accommodation. Just add your pet(s) to your booking when you search. We do request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times whilst on the park.

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