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Forest Edge Holiday Park

A small and relaxed holiday park

Smartsurvey 80 Out Of 10
Lovely lodges and comfortable caravans sit adjacent to the Hurn Forest.

Spend time at Forest Edge Holiday Park and revel in the simple pleasures, with forest bike rides, long walks on the beach and evenings on the decking. Situated just off the A31, the park has fantastic connections to the surrounding area and fantastic local attractions.

Our smallest, most relaxed park, Forest Edge is just a short woodland walk away from all the facilities of Oakdene Forest Park.

Forest Edge offers a great play area for kids. Whilst there are no other facilities on the park, there are many fantastic attractions within easy reach.

Please note that road noise can be heard during your stay due to the proximity of the A31.

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  • Online check-in available exclusively to Sensation caravans at Forest Edge
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We have everything you need to make your stay at Forest Edge Holiday Park the perfect holiday.

Overview

Overview

Forest Edge offers a range of two and three bedroom caravans as well as 'Select' lodges. As with all our other parks, Forest Edge is proud to welcome pets and provides free Wi-FI across the whole park.

  • Ideal self-catering base
  • Play area for kids
  • Access to all facilities at Oakdene Forest Park
  • Next to Hurn & Avon forest
  • Easy access by car to Bournemouth and Poole
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Situated just off the A31* with great access to the surrounding areas of Bournemouth and the New Forest
  • *Please note that you may experience road noise due to the proximity to the A31
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Forest Edge Holiday Park

Accommodation

Accommodation

At Forest Edge Holiday Park our self-catering accommodation make the ideal base, offering great value for money. With caravans and lodges across this pet-friendly park, there is something for every family.

We're delighted to offer contactless check-in with all our accommodation, meaning you don't have to visit reception to pick up your key when you arrive. Simply head straight to your accommodation where your key will be securely waiting for you, letting you avoid the queues and make the most of every moment.

  • Contactless check-in and check-out
  • Modern caravans with two or three bedrooms
  • 'Select' lodges, with two or four bedrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • *Please note that the park is in close proximity to the A31, therefore it is likely that you will experience some road noise during your stay
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1 Caravans In Woodland Setting

Statement caravan | Forest Edge Holiday Park

2 Forest Edge Sensation Caravan Lounge Interior

The spacious lounge of a Sensation caravan | Forest Edge Holiday Park

3 Forest Edge Sensation Caravan Kitchen

A fully fitted kitchen of a Sensation caravan | Forest Edge Holiday Park

4 Statement Caravan Double Bedroom

A double bedroom of a Statement caravan | Forest Edge Holiday Park

5 Forest Edge Select Lodge

One of our Select lodges | Forest Edge Holiday Park

6 Forest Edge Select Lodge Kitchen Interior

A fully fitted kitchen to our Select lodge | Forest Edge Holiday Park

7 Woman Walking Dog Through Park

Peaceful and pet-friendly | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Caravans At Forest Edge Holiday Park

2 and 3 bedroom caravans available | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Facilities

Facilities

Forest Edge offers a great play area for kids. In keeping with the relaxed environment, there are no other facilities on park, but our guests are welcome to make use of all the facilities at our sister site.

Access to the pools, bars and entertainment at Oakdene Forest Park are at no extra cost when you book your holiday direct with Shorefield Holidays.

  • Friendly reception
  • Outdoor play area
  • Woodland walks directly accessible from the park
  • Discover the Go Active+ activities at Oakdene (currently closed until further notice)
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1 Forest Edge Childrens Play Area

Childs play area | Forest Edge Holiday Park

3 Couple Cycling Through Hurn Forest

Cycle routes in nearby Hurn Forest | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Park Passes

Park Passes

Guests at Forest Edge have access to the bars and restaurants, gym, entertainment & swimming pools at Oakdene Forest Park, just a short woodland walk or drive away.

There's a first-class entertainment programme at the nearby sister site, jam-packed with shows, themed nights and activities for both adults and children. Be sure not to miss our fantastic cabarets throughout the year, such as Stevi Ritchie, as seen on X Factor, Forever Jackson and Steve Hewlett, as seen on Britain's Got Talent! Facilities you can make the most of at the sister site include:

  • Entertainment every night
  • Indoor swimming pool*
  • All included in the price of your holiday
  • The Acorn Bar & Restaurant
  • Gym*
  • *Please note that for your safety our changing rooms at Oakdene currently remain closed until further notice
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1 Indoor Pool Flume Shallow

Access to the indoor pool | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

4 Dumbells Weights Fitness

Free use of the Gym | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

3 Acorn Bar At Oakdene

Enjoy a bite to eat with table service | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

7 Outdoor Pool At Nearby Sister Site

Free use of the outdoor pool, perfect for hot summer evenings | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

Shorefield Holidays on park entertainment

Socially distanced family entertainment | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

5 Go Active Archery

Book a Go Active+ activity (currently unavailable until further notice) | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

Location

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See the great local attractions and days out that are close to our park.

Peppa Pig World

20 miles away The one and only home of Peppa Pig. A magical part of Paultons Park which hosts 7 themed rides and attractions designed to entertain the younger visitors. Discounted tickets available to pick up from our park receptions!
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Bournemouth and Poole

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

Upcoming Local Events

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Mr Kyps Northern Soul & Motown Weekender at Oakdene Forest Park

Enjoy a fantastic weekend of Soul & Motown guaranteed to get you up on your feet & dancing. Held at Oakdene Forest Park, acts include the The Signatures, Northern Soul DJ's and many more favourites.
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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 £32.40 (Friday night), £43 (Saturday night) or £58.55 (both nights).
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Bournemouth 7's

An award-winning sports festival bringing together sports and music. Known as the sporting Glastonbury!
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Forest Edge Holiday Park

Forest Location
Perfect self-catering base to explore some of the UK's best scenery
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Comfortable accommodation under the leafy canopy of the Hurn forest
Pet Friendly
Discover miles of exciting forest walks with your furry friend
Contactless Check-In
We look forward to welcoming you from a distance

What our guests have to say

Great stay!

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Forest Edge! The caravan was absolutely spotless, beds very comfortable & shower nice, warm & powerful (which I wasn’t expecting!) It was a smaller caravan park to the sister site (which I preferred). I would definitely return to a Shorefield park again!

345rachelo – Sep 2020 Tripadvisor 50
3 Caravans In Summer At Forest Edge Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Tripadvisor
Lovely

We had a wonderful time. The lodge was excellent and the park was lovely and especially use of the pool on the sister site.

Mrs Hitchings – Oct 2020 Smartsurvey 10
Contactless check in for accommodation Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Smartsurvey
Highly recommended!

An absolutely amazing place to get a caravan and relax for a few days, while still having everything you need relatively close and plenty of places to have a little walk and adventure in. The check in and check out system is impressive and one of the best I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommended!

Diana Maria Chirita – Oct 2020 Google 40 2020
1 Family Forest Walk Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Google
Beautiful forest walks

Friendly, helpful warden who was cheery despite us turning up early. A good deal, clean well equipped van with free Wifi, tv and big fridge freezer. Close to beautiful forest walk.

EvaLynne Charmer – Oct 2019 Facebook 41
Woodland Hurn Forest Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Facebook

Frequently Asked Questions

What is contactless check-in?

As an added safety measure following Government guidance and social distancing advice, all our accommodation now feature 'contactless check-in' as standard. This means you don't have to pick up your key from reception, instead it will be ready and securely waiting for you at your accommodation at your designated check-in time. We'll even provide directions to your accommodation, where everything will be waiting for you so you can make the most of every moment on park.

Shortly before your holiday starts you will receive our pre-arrival email, where you can register all your details and begin the online check-in process.

What are your check-in and check-out times for self-catering accommodation?

Check-in is from 5pm on the day of your arrival across all our accommodation. Please note that due to the enhanced cleaning procedures, we cannot always guarantee that your accommodation will be ready at 5pm. We therefore advise that check-in may be any time between 5pm and 5.30pm.

Check-out is by 10am on the day of departure. Note: Sunday departures for two night breaks are by 7pm.

In order to maintain social distancing, we kindly ask that you DO NOT arrive any earlier than the assigned check-in time of 5pm.

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.

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

We were delighted to safely open the following facilities across our parks after the first lockdown, all with new social distancing measures in place. Unfortunately, it is not yet clear whether we will be permitted to re-open these immediately once our parks are able to do so in December, however we remain hopeful:

  • Entertainment venues at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park*
  • Indoor bars and restaurants with table service only, at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Outdoor Dining at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Indoor Swimming Pools at all parks
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools at all parks
  • Tennis & Football Courts at Shorefield Country Park
  • Indoor arcades at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Adventure Golf at Oakdene Forest Park
  • Food delivery service at Oakdene Forest Park & Shorefield Country Park
  • On-site shops across all parks
  • Launderettes at all of our holiday parks
  • Outdoor play parks at all parks
  • Gyms at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Reflections Day Spa at Shorefield Country Park

*Please note that our entertainment venues will be open from 6pm - 10pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays with safely distanced family fun. We are asking that all guests come 'swim-ready' when using the pools.

For your safety we regret that closures will therefore still apply for our saunas and steam rooms, Oakdene's Escape Rooms and Go Active+ 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'.

Face coverings must be worn AT ALL TIMES when entering or walking through any of our facilities. You may remove your face mask once seated at your table within our bars and restaurants, however you must replace your face mask when leaving your table at any time. We also request that all guests wear a face covering when visiting our swimming pool facilities and only remove this when entering the pool area. Children under 11 years of age and those with health conditions or other impairment are exempt from wearing face coverings as stated by the Government.

We will keep you updated if the Government make any announcements that indicate whether we will be allowed to re-open our facilities.

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