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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 83 Out Of 10
Lovely lodges and comfortable caravans sit adjacent to the leafy canopy of 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 under star-studded skies.

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 some road noise from 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.



Forest Edge offers a range of 2 and 3 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
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Forest Edge Holiday Park



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 online check-in, exclusively in our Sensation caravan range at Forest Edge. Enjoy the freedom to check-in as soon as you arrive, without having to worry about queuing at Reception or organising the kids after a long journey.

Already staying and want to take advantage of our easy check-in process? Simply fill in our Online Check-In form with your booking details and we'll do the rest!

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  • 2 & 3 bedroom caravans
  • 2 or 4 bedroom Select lodges
  • Wi-Fi
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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



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


The Shorefield Edit

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

Peppa Pig World

20 miles away 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.

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


Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

It's the 30th Anniversary of the British Heart Foundation Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim. One of Europe's biggest charity swims with thousands of people swimming from Bournemouth to Boscombe pier.

Bournemouth Air Festival

The UK's biggest air festival returns to Bournemouth beach. Packed with aviation action, entertainment and unique nautical displays across 4 days, this is one of the most highly anticipated events in the south!

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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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
Great days out

What our guests have to say

Lovely pleasant, helpful staff

Had everything we needed! Bed was so comfortable. Lovely pleasant, helpful staff who worked there. The dogs loved all the walks. Beaches and the New Forest were no more than a 30 min drive away. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be looking for future breaks here.

Emz – Feb 2020 Tripadvisor 50
1 Hurn Forest Woodland Nature Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Tripadvisor
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 online check-in?

Don't get caught in the queues at reception and don't miss another moment of your holiday. Head straight to your accommodation, where everything will be waiting for you and make the most of every moment on park.

This service is currently only available at Forest Edge in our Sensation range of caravans. Once you have booked your holiday, 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 normally 4pm on the day of arrival. Note: for Signature lodges and houses this is 2pm and for Select and Superior lodge accommodation this is 3pm.

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

Are the caravans and lodges you see in the photos the actual units available?

Yes they are photos of our accommodation across each and every category available. Our photos taken on the park in question.

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