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

Looking for the somewhere to enjoy a staycation in Dorset or Hampshire? Our parks have plenty to keep you entertained and for spending quality time together on a family holiday

With the sun beaming down across all our parks you can enjoy the perfect family summer holiday without the hassle of airports and transfers. Explore the local beaches across Dorset and Hampshire or just relax and unwind together in your self-catering accommodation.

We offer the best of Britain, from unrivalled sunshine to amazing nature and landscapes, such as the stunning New Forest National Park and Jurassic Coast. With our idyllic locations, we can guarantee a great summer holiday for all.

At Shorefield Country Park and Oakdene Forest Park you can relax in the warm summer and get lost in your favourite book while the kids make a splash in the outdoor pools.

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  • Britain's best beaches on our doorstep
  • Situated in the heart of the New Forest
  • Award-winning parks and accommodation
  • Enjoy our outdoor pools
  • Go Active+ activities
  • Fun outdoor play areas
  • *Please note that these facilities may be closed for staycations this year until further notice, following Government guidance
  • Amusement arcades*
  • Fantastic entertainment on offer every day*
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Family Summer Holidays

Activities Park Entertainment


At Shorefield Holidays, we offer a wide range of family entertainment and things to do*.

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. 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
  • Amusement arcades*
  • Football pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Play areas
  • Daily entertainment*
  • Go Active+ (Oakdene Forest Park)
  • *Entertainment and facilities available subject to Government guidance
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2 Indoor Flume Swimming

Make a splash! The indoor pool at Oakdene

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

Outdoor pool fun and games

1 Cyril Cybil And Pat Our Mascots Have Fun

Entertainment for all the family*

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


Tennis Court Shorefield

Tennis courts

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

Go Active+ activities*

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.

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Upcoming Local Events

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Join our local guide for an insider’s guide to what Milford on Sea has to offer. Discover the history of the village whilst getting the low down on where to go and what to do whilst here. £7.00 Adult, Under 17 free.
Poole Sandfest


Party like never before on the golden shores of the glamorous and internationally famous Sandbanks beach. One of the most anticipated events in the social calendar, SandFest is a boutique beach festival like no other.

Christchurch Music Festival

The ultimate summer weekend for the whole family, on Christchurch Quay. Three days of non-stop music and entertainment.
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ParkLife Blog

The New Forest Tour Returns

Go car-free and care-free from Saturday 29 June. The ever-popular New Forest Tour bus will be calling at Shorefield Country Park throughout summer to take passengers on a magical journey through New Forest landscapes.

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