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Forest Edge Holiday Park

A small and relaxed holiday park

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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 laid-back 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 (suitable for light browsing)
  • A more consistent Wi-Fi experience is available in our Oakdene complex and alfresco dining areas
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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+' and 'Superior+' lodges as well as 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 in accommodation suitable for light browsing
  • Situated just off the A31* with great access to the surrounding areas of Bournemouth and the New Forest
  • *Please note that due to the proximity to the A31, you will experience some road noise during your stay
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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
  • 'Superior+' hot tub lodge with three bedrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation suitable for light browsing
  • *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

Select-plus-kitchen

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 kitchen

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

The Burrow Lounge

The Burrow | 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

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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, including live acts seen on the likes of X Factor and Britain's Got Talent! Facilities you can make the most of at our sister site include:

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

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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
Online Check-In
Beat the queues and head straight to holiday home

What our guests have to say

Peace and Quiet

Just had a lovely week at this quiet park, set in beautiful surroundings. The caravan and park were very clean and all the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Thank you!

Annette Rice – Aug 2022 Google 40 2020
1 Family Forest Walk Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Google
Very Relaxing Stay

The site is very well kept and we were very pleased with our statement caravan. It was very clean and modern, and much more spacious than caravans we had elsewhere. We were particularly impressed with the beds which were bigger and much more comfortable than beds we'd had in other caravans.

Richard T – Aug 2022 Tripadvisor 50
3 Caravans In Summer At Forest Edge Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Tripadvisor
Fantastic Location

Lovely, well-kept gardens and amazing location.

Selina Hustwaite – Aug 2022 Facebook 42
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Wonderful Stay

Staff at booking were fantastic at making sure we were placed in a caravan away from the road (we have two small children). Reception staff were great at check in - very helpful and friendly. The caravan was the cleanest caravan I have ever stayed in. We had a wonderful stay, thank you!

Mrs Sonnenschein – Aug 2022 10 Out Of 10
Contactless check in for accommodation Forest Edge Holiday Park St. Leonards, Dorset Our Guest Survey

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check in at Merley Court?

Check-in less and holiday more. We no longer operate a reception at Merley Court Holiday Park. All our wonderful accommodation features online check-in with your keys waiting for you securely upon arrival. Here's what you can expect:

  • 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.
  • On the day of your arrival, we’ll send you a text (and an email) when your holiday home is ready and to let you know your accommodation number, as well as details of how to find your accommodation on park.
  • Simply head to our woodland lodges, approach the barrier and use the button to call our team, who will let you in. Your accommodations keys will be waiting for you in our secure key box. Attached to the keys will be a barrier fob, so that you can come and go as you please during your stay.
  • Please do not head to your accommodation until you have received your text confirming that it is all ready for you. Once you have settled in, you will be prompted to check-in via our online portal.
  • In the unlikely event of experiencing any difficulties or something’s not quite right, our onsite Warden is on hand throughout your stay.
What are your check-in and check-out times for self-catering accommodation?

Check-in will vary depending on the accommodation you have booked.

  • All our Signature lodges, Treehouses, Lavender House, Wisteria House and Honeysuckle Cottage have check-in from 2pm
  • All other lodges (Select, Select +, Superior and Superior +) plus The Burrow, Tudor Rose House and Sublime Hot Tub Caravans have check-in from 3pm
  • All remaining accommodation (Forest, Supreme, Serene, Sensation, Seaside and Statement Caravans) have check-in from 4pm

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

You are welcome to arrive earlier and make use of any of the parks facilities, but please do not head to your accommodation until you have received your text confirming that it is all ready for you.

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.

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