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A perfect location for a family school holiday across Dorset and Hampshire.

A Shorefield holiday is the perfect location for a family school holiday to explore the beaches across Dorset and Hampshire.

With the sun beaming down across all our parks you can enjoy the perfect family summer holiday without the hassle of airports and transfers.

We offer the best Britain has to offer, from unrivalled sunshine, which we keep hidden from the rest of the country, to the best nature has to offer, such as the stunning New Forest National Park and Jurassic Coast.

With our idyllic locations and on-park entertainment to suit all ages, we can guarantee a great summer holiday for all.

At Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park you can relax in the warm summer sun whilst reading your favourite book while the kids enjoy a splash in the outdoor pools.

We also have our very own incredible entertainments team heading up fantastic activities at Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park. From games and crafts to live shows and bingo, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

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  • Fantastic entertainment on offer every day
  • Britain's best beaches on our doorstep
  • Situated in the heart of the New Forest
  • Enjoy our outdoor pools
  • Go Active+ activities
  • Amusement arcades
  • Fantastic play areas
  • Award winning parks and accommodation
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Family Summer Holidays

Activities Park Entertainment


At Shorefield Holidays, we offer a wide range of family entertainment.

With indoor and outdoor pools, football pitches and tennis courts at some of our parks, they’re the perfect place to stay active over the school holidays.

Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park both have their own dedicated entertainments teams who put on daily shows; from cabaret to tribute bands, they never disappoint! To view the types of activities, entertainment and live acts you can enjoy during your stay just view our entertainment page.

Oakdene Forest Park boasts its own Go Active + program which gets the kids (of all ages) playing out in the sun. Here you can enjoy activities such as archery and water zorbing. Oakdene also has a VRoom where you can experience some of the best virtual reality technology available in the world today!

Perfect for rainy day entertainment, when the weather threatens to make the school holidays that little bit less exciting than they should be.

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  • Swimming pools
  • Daily entertainment
  • Amusement arcades
  • Go Active+ (Oakdene Forest Park)
  • Football pitches
  • Tennis courts
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1 Cyril Cybil And Pat Our Mascots Have Fun

Entertainment for all the family

2 Indoor Flume Swimming

Indoor pool at Oakdene.

3  A Family Watches The Water Walkers At Oakdene's Go Active+

Go Active+ activities

4 Family Making A Splash In The Outdoor Pool At Oakdene Forest Park

Outdoor pool fun and games

5 One Of Our Entertainers Dancing With Cyril And Cybil In The Background

Nightly Entertainment

6 A Woman Enjoying The Spacious Vroom At Oakdene

Virtual Reality

Tennis Court Shorefield

Tennis courts

Near our Parks The Local Area

Near our Parks

During the school holidays you can enjoy all the fun family activities in our area.

Being perfectly located to enjoy both the sunshine and all the attractions around the Dorset & Hampshire area you can visit some fantastic places. We have some of Britain's best beaches right on our doorstep.

Being situated in the heart of the New Forest there is always plenty of walks and cycle routes to explore as well as some of the most spectacular wonders nature has to offer.

As well as all this, all our parks are a close distance to great attractions and family days out.

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  • Award winning beaches
  • The spectacular New Forest
  • Popular attractions
  • Seaside towns and villages
  • Stunning countryside and nature trails
  • Activities for all ages
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1 Children Crabbing At Swanage Pier

Never tried crabbing with the kids?

2 Deer At Stoney Cross New Forest

The wonderful wildlife in the forests

3 Family Walking Dog Through Woods

Don't forget the family pet!

4 Bournemouth Beach

Miles of stunning beaches to explore.

The Shorefield Edit

Peppa Pig World

A magical part of Paultons Park which hosts 7 themed rides and attractions designed to entertain the younger visitors. Pick up your tickets giving you discounted entry from our park receptions.
New Childrens Water Ride At Peppa Pig World

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

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s free Christmas Tree Wonderland trail. Bournemouth Seafront is full of illuminated delights and adventure, and Santa will even be making appearances in his grotto!

Ska & Reggae Music Weekend at Shorefield Country Park

Enjoy a two-day weekend of Ska, Mod and Reggae at our music festival! Enjoy incredible acts such as Bad Manners, The Decatonics & RU40. Tickets cost £22.50 (Friday night), £25 (Saturday night) or £40 (both nights).

Turkey & Tinsel Weekend at Oakdene Forest Park

Get ready for Christmas the Shorefield way, with loads of festive fun to be had by all the family. Don’t forget to book the special package which includes a carvery, priority seats to the Panto & party on the Sunday.
More local events

ParkLife Blog

Staycations up 12% Against Holidays Abroad

Adventure can happen anywhere and more people are realising that you don’t need to travel far to experience magic. More than two thirds of people are planning their holiday in the UK, that’s up 12% on last year.

Why Holiday With Shorefield?