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Forest Edge Holiday Park

A small and relaxed holiday park

Our Survey 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 road noise can be heard during your stay due to the proximity of the A31.

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  • Contactless check-in for your safety
  • 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, 'Select' lodges and a three-bedroom house with a hot tub. 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, lodges and even a three-bedroom house, there's something for every family.

Our caravans and lodges are make the perfect retreat for exploring this fantastic area. For anyone looking for something with a little more room, The Burrow is a spacious three-bedroom house with its very own hot tub! Sleeping up to six guests, it makes the perfect choice for families looking for accommodation with extra space.

We're delighted to offer contactless check-in with all our accommodation at this pet-friendly park, 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.

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  • 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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Statement caravan | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Plenty of space in the living area

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

Fully equipped kitchen

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

4 Decking Hot Tub Towels

Relax an unwind in the hot tub of our Sublime caravans | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Lounge fireplace in sublime caravans at Forest Edge Holiday Park

A little luxury in our Sublime hot tub 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

The Burrow spacious lounge with TV

The Burrow, a spacious house with three bedrooms | Forest Edge Holiday Park

The Burrow entrance area

Spacious self-catering house, The Burrow sleeps up to six guests | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Caravans At Forest Edge Holiday Park

Two and three 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
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Childs play area | Forest Edge Holiday Park

Couple Cycling Through 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:

  • The Acorn Bar & Restaurant
  • Entertainment every night
  • Indoor swimming pool*
  • Gym*
  • All included in the price of your holiday
  • *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

5 Go Active Archery

Book a Go Active+ activity | 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

Bournemouth-7s

Bournemouth 7's

An award-winning sports festival bringing together sports and music. Known as the sporting Glastonbury!
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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!
Ringwood-Carnival

Ringwood Carnival

An extremely fun festival supported by the local community. Including marching bands, steam traction engines, dance groups, and feature vehicles across two processions!
More local events

ParkLife Blog

The New Forest Tour Returns

Go car-free and care-free from Saturday 29 May. 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.

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

Lovely stay

We have just come back from Forest Edge. It was beautiful (the weather certainly helped). Our caravan was sooo beautiful, we couldn’t believe it when we walked in. Spacious, comfy & quiet. The park was well kept & clean. Lovely walk across the road into the woods, which the children really enjoyed.

hayles112 – Jun 2021 Tripadvisor 50
3 Caravans In Summer At Forest Edge Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Tripadvisor
Loved it

Loved it. Lodge could not have been better

Keith Hart – Jun 2021 Google 40 2020
1 Family Forest Walk Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Google
Lovely quiet site

Great dog friendly site, lodge has been updated and glad to find now has a fridge & separate freezer. Been here previously and glad to be back, have also booked for beginning of October - lovely quiet site.

Anneliese Hilton – Jun 2021 Facebook 42
Woodland Hurn Forest Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Facebook
Will come again

Everything was great, we will definitely come again.

Mrs Macklin – May 2021 10 Out Of 10
Contactless check in for accommodation Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Our Guest Survey

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 4pm 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 4pm. We therefore advise that check-in may be any time between 4pm and 4.30pm.

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 4pm.

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?

Last updated 15th June 2021: We are delighted have safely reopened many of our fantastic facilities, all with new social distancing measures in place. What we will be able to offer will depend on the date of your arrival, as well as the latest announcements as a result of the government's reviews.

Currently, the following facilities have now safely reopened across our parks:

  • Indoor swimming pools at all parks (with reduced capacity, pre-booking required)
  • Outdoor play areas
  • On-site shops across all parks
  • Socially distanced, seated entertainment at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Indoor or outdoor dining at our bars and restaurants at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Food delivery service to your accommodation at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Gyms at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park (with reduced capacity, pre-booking required)
  • Indoor arcades at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Go Active+ Activities at Oakdene Forest Park (pre-booking required)
  • Adventure Golf at Oakdene Forest Park
  • The Treehouse Escape Room at Oakdene Forest Park (pre-booking required)
  • Outdoor sports courts at Shorefield Country Park (pre-booking required)
  • Reflections Day Spa at Shorefield Country Park

We regret that we are not yet able to reopen our dancefloors or saunas and steam rooms 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'.

Rest assured we are working hard to ensure we can offer you as much of the Shorefield Holidays Experience as possible on your staycation.

We will keep you updated if the Government make any announcements that indicate whether we will be permitted to re-open our facilities and any changes that may take place.

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