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Autumn Breaks on the South Coast Fantastic getaways throughout autumn

Autumn Holiday Breaks

See the colours change and enjoy the golden glow of the autumn sunshine.

Are you searching for the perfect autumn break in the UK? Then look no further than Shorefield Holidays.

There’s so many great reasons to choose an autumn holiday in Dorset or the New Forest. With falling leaves and transforming landscapes, autumn can be a stunning time of year to take a break and our holiday parks are ideally located to let you do just that! Recharge your batteries on an idyllic escape in our stunning accommodation across a choice of parks. With miles of beautiful coastline and plenty to explore in the forests, you're sure to be spoilt for choice of things to do.

Equally, if you are planning a fun-filled getaway with the kids during October half term, we'll help you find the perfect park for the whole family on a Halloween half term break at our parks.

  • Falling leaves and scenic autumn landscapes
  • Stunning autumn sunshine
  • The last of the golden hours with warm autumn sunshine
  • Halloween themed activities and entertainment throughout Half Term
  • Fantastic local attractions
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Autumn Breaks

Whether you're looking for an off-peak break whilst the kids are still at school or are planning a family getaway during October half term, we'll help you find the perfect park to suit you.

Off-Peak Autumn Retreats

Off-Peak Autumn Retreats

Discover the magic of an autumn getaway in the UK

Relax and unwind as you watch the sunset over our parks from the decking of your accommodation and see the changing colours of the leaves. Autumn is a beautiful time of year and the New Forest is a kaleidoscope of colour and activity - just don't forget your camera!

The ideal conditions for the most stunning fall colours come as a result of sunny days and cooler nights, so once you've enjoyed the fall colours come back and relax in your cosy accommodation.

At this time of year the children are back at school and the local area starts to return to a more peaceful way of life. This makes autumn the ideal time for couples and families with younger tots to stay, without the usual hustle and bustle throughout our parks. What's more, it means you can usually grab a saving whilst making the most of all our facilities!

Visit the local beaches or surrounding forest landscapes and make the most of the last days of warm sunshine. With an 'Indian Summer' usually forecast, the warm weather often lasts well into October here on the south coast!

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  • Beautiful autumnal landscapes to explore
  • Feel the leaves crunching under your feet
  • Autumn sun
  • Quieter parks, with access to all the usual facilities
  • The ideal time to escape for couples or families with tots
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Family Autumn Break Holiday

Take in those wonderful autumn colours

New Forest pony in the autumn sun

The New Forest ponies enjoy the autumn sun

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Watch the sunset


Feel the autumn leaves crunching under your feet

Autumn forest landscape

Explore the stunning New Forest landscapes

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

Come and enjoy Halloween with Shorefield Holidays.

You can enjoy spooktakular Halloween themed entertainment and activities throughout the October Half Term at both Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park. Just some of the things you can expect include Halloween shows, fancy dress events, pumpkin carving and more! For more inspiration, why not take a look at our Halloween breaks?

During the day why not get out on the beach for a refreshing walk, or feel the autumn leaves crunching under your feet as you stroll through our forests – don’t forget your woolly jumper! Then, at the end of the day, return home to your fully-heated accommodation and get ready for a fun-filled evening.

With a range of events and spectacular fireworks displays in our neighbouring towns and villages, there’s no better time to visit.

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Family fun and pumpkin carving


Fancy dress competitions with our entertainers


Don't miss our Hallloween shows


Even Cyril and Cybil get in the spirit!

The Shorefield Edit

See our latest news and stories for just some of the reasons why you should choose to enjoy the park life with us.

The New Forest National Park

The New Forest is well known for its spectacular heath landscapes, stunning forest trails and free-roaming wildlife. Meet the resident New Forest ponies or, if you're lucky, maybe even some deer!
New Forest Pony In Colourful New Forest Heathland

Exbury Gardens

Set within a spectacular 200 acre site, Exbury Gardens are home to the world-famous Rothschild Collection, which features a stunning selection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs
Walking Dogs At Exbury Gardens Dog Friendly Attraction
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Upcoming Local Events

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Long Ole Winter Music Weekend at Shorefield Country Park

Shake off those winter blues with a weekend of live music! Featuring Marquis Drive, The Butterfly Collective, Orange Street, The Corsaires, The Modules and more! Tickets required for entry. Weekend tickets £25.00.
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Christchurch Food Festival

A celebration of local food & drink, supporting small producers and independent food businesses. Shorefield Holidays are delighted to be sponsors of this year's event so come down and enjoy a fantastic day out!


Join the pack, meet hundreds of other dogs and owners whilst watching world-class dog displays. Lots of food stands for the two-legged folk as well as the dogs. Plus, live music all weekend!
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ParkLife Blog

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

Halloween in Hampshire & Dorset

Looking for spooktacular things to do this Halloween? Here's our top picks of activities, from days out in Hampshire & Dorset to trick or treating at our parks.

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