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Forest getaways in Dorset A great self-catering base for the countryside or coast

Forest Edge Holiday Park

A small and relaxed holiday park

Smartsurvey 82 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 you may experience road noise 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
  • Caravans & lodges
  • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
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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 in close proximity to the A31, therefore you may experience 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
  • Woodland walks
  • Discover the Go Active+ activities at Oakdene
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!

  • The Acorn Bar & Restaurant
  • Live entertainment every night
  • All included in the price of your holiday
1 Indoor Pool Flume Shallow

Access to the indoor pool | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

2 Shorefield Mascots Performing On Stage

See our mascots perform on stage | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

3 Acorn Bar At Oakdene

Book a table at the Acorn bar and restaurant | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

4 Dumbells Weights Fitness

Free use of the Gym | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

5 Go Active Archery

Book a Go Active+ activity | 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

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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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

A celebration of art across many forms including, participatory experience, diverse music, art and dance, site-specific installations and large scale spectaculars.
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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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Forest Edge Holiday Park

Forest Location
Perfect self-catering base to explore some of the UK's best scenery
Back to Basics
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

Nice caravan, close to many local attractions

We booked Forest Edge at the last minute & stayed with our two teenagers aged 13 & 15. It is a small, quiet park and our caravan was clean, modern and spacious - we were really impressed. Due to Covid, check-in was all done by text & email which was really good. Would recommend & hope to come back.

NadineH204 – Aug 2020 Tripadvisor 50
3 Caravans In Summer At Forest Edge Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Tripadvisor
Exceptionally clean

We were very satisfied with everything. The standard of cleaning was exceptional. The staff on site were very helpful. There is nothing we can think of to change.

Mrs Smith – Aug 2020 Smartsurvey 10
1 Family Forest Walk Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Smartsurvey
Very modern caravan

A nice base for all that the area has to offer, with pubs and other eating places close by. Very modern caravan and new looking, with all that you could need for a few days or a weeks holiday... Slightly close to the A31, but it can't be seen. Ideal for our needs though, so recommended.

Graham Attwood – Aug 2020 Google 40 2020
Family cycling through Hurn Forest 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?

The following facilities are currently open across our parks, all with new social distancing measures in place:

  • 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 every evening from 6pm - 10pm with safely distanced family fun.

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 for 2020 Getaways 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' in 2020.

We will keep you updated if the Government make any announcements that allow us to open our remaining facilities sooner.

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