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A Family Walk Through The Woodlands
Luxury woodland lodges & camping in Wimborne A beautifully tranquil park in the heart of East Dorset

Merley Court Holiday Park

The beautiful surroundings offer a peaceful haven for a wonderful break

Smartsurvey 90 Out Of 10
Luxurious hot tub lodges in a secluded woodland area, plus a great selection of fully-serviced touring & camping pitches.

Visit Merley Court, perfect for a tranquil escape at any time of year, and you’ll find some of the best scenery, countryside and beaches in the UK right on your doorstep.

Dorset is home to some of the most picturesque locations and prettiest villages in Britain. More than half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a host of beautiful Dorset beaches nearby, as well as many great attractions such as Monkey World and the Tank Museum, you're never short of fantastic days out and things to do.

The park is also adjacent to the Castleman Trailway, a famous countryside cycling and walking route through East Dorset.

With fantastic on-site facilities and so much to do locally, Merley Court makes the perfect place for your next break.

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  • Collection of secluded luxury hot tub lodges
  • Fully serviced, grass, hard-standing and executive pitches for touring & camping
  • Outdoor pool (opening times vary)
  • The Retreat Bar (closed until further notice)
  • The Atrium sunroom
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet friendly
  • Play area
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Discover Our Amenities

We have everything you need to make your stay at Merley Court Holiday Park the perfect holiday.



With beautiful woodland surroundings, Merley Court Holiday Park offers a scenic retreat for a peaceful getaway in one of our luxury lodges. With fantastic on-site facilities and so much to do locally, Merley Court also makes the perfect place to pitch your tent, caravan or motorhome.

  • A tranquil parkland and woodland setting
  • Outdoor pool (open seasonally)
  • Country Shop

Merley Court Holiday Park



Our luxurious secluded signature hot tub lodges offer a tranquil place to escape at any time of year. Plus, you have access to exclusive leisure facilities, with a sauna, steam room, gym and supersized hot tub.
  • Stunning 2 & 3 bedroom hot tub lodges
  • Luxuriously equipped interiors
  • Gated access
  • Wi-Fi across the whole park
  • Games console
  • Leisure facilities
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1 Woodland Lodge Exterior

Signature hot tub lodge | Merley Court Holiday Park


Perfect for the whole family | Merley Court Holiday Park

4 Lodge Interior Kitchen

Spacious kitchens in our Signature lodges | Merley Court Holiday Park

6 Woodland Hot Tub Lodges In Dorset

Secluded woodland area, peaceful and relaxing | Merley Court Holiday Park

8 Hot Tub Lodge In Autumn

Signature hot tub lodge with decking and outdoor furniture | Merley Court Holiday Park


Unwind in our stunning hot tub lodges | Merley Court Holiday Park

Touring & Camping Pitches

Touring & Camping Pitches

The parkland setting offers a secluded camping and touring area. All pitches offer electric hook up on a range of grass or hardstanding pitches, plus the executive pitches are fully serviced with water and drainage.
  • Parkland setting
  • Grass and hardstanding pitches with electric hook up
  • Executive pitches on gravel or tarmac, with electric, water and drainage
  • Pitches at Merley will take a tent, caravan or motorhome of up to 8M
  • Pitch price includes up to 6 people, a car and an awning
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2 Tent Pitched On Grass

Parkland setting | Merley Court

7 Tent Secluded Camping

Serviced grass pitch | Merley Court


Executive pitch | Merley Court

Caravans At Merley Court

Parkland setting | Merley Court

Park Facilities

Park Facilities

With a fully-stocked shop, The Retreat bar and The Atrium, you'll have all you need on a holiday at Merley Court.

The Atrium is a large sunlit room with seating, opening out onto a courtyard adjacent to the outdoor pool.

The heated outdoor pool at Merley Court is usually open at the weekends from the spring bank holiday at the end of May until the end of July, after which it is open daily (weather dependent) until early September.

  • The Atrium - A scenic sunlit room
  • Fully stocked shop
  • Laundrette
  • Toilet and shower blocks
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Children's play park
  • Outdoor pool (opening times vary)
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1 The Atrium Facilities Indoor

The Atrium, a communal seating area | Merley Court Holiday Park

3 Heated Outdoor Pool Sunloungers Summer

Heated outdoor pool and sunloungers | Merley Court Holiday Park

Park Passes

Park Passes

All Merley Court Holiday Park guests are welcome to use the facilities at our sister park, Oakdene Forest Park, which is just a 20-minute drive away.

Our Oakdene facilities are available for all Merley Court guests.

  • Indoor pool with flume
  • Daily & nightly entertainment programme
  • Acorn Bar & Restaurant
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Pet-friendly restaurant area
  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal and weather dependent)
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5 Archery Go Active At Oakdene

Book a Go Active+ activity | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

3 Two Singers Performing On Stage

Watch live entertainment daily | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

2 Cyril Cybil And Pat Our Mascots Have Fun

Meet our mascots! Cyril, Cybil and Pat will be performing | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

1 Indoor Flume Swimming

Access to the large indoor swimming pool with flume | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

4 Fitness Gym At Oakdene

Access to the Gym | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

Out & About

Out & About

The gorgeous golden sandy beaches of Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Studland are within easy reach, plus the park is next to the famous Castleman Trailway.

The surrounding area of Dorset boasts some of the UK's best scenery, and Bournemouth and Poole are both easily reachable from the park.

  • Cycle or walk the Castleman Trailway along the old Dorchester to Southampton railway line
  • Miles of Blue Flag beaches
  • Discover the scenic market town of Wimborne
  • Visit Monkey World
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1 Sunset At Borunemouth Beach

Take a trip to the gorgeous golden sands of Bournemouth Beach | near Merley Court Holiday Park

3 The Tank Museum At Bovington

Learn all about tanks! Visit the Tank Museum | near Merley Courty Holiday Park

4 Wimborne Minster

Visit the historic town of Wimborne | near Merley Court Holiday Park

5 Red Squirrel At Brownsea Island

Take a day trip and try to spot a red squirrel at Brownsea Island | near Merley Court Holiday Park


The Shorefield Edit

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

The New Forest National Park

12 miles away The New Forest is well known for its spectacular heath landscapes, stunning forest trails and free-roaming wildlife. Meet the resident New Forest ponies or, if you're lucky, maybe even some deer!
New Forest Pony In Colourful New Forest Heathland

Upcoming Local Events


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.

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.

Bournemouth 7's

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

Keep up to date with our latest news and stories below, a great read to help with some of the reasons why you should choose to enjoy the park life with us.

Merley Court Holiday Park

Signature Lodges
Slip into your private hot tub and gaze up at the stars.
Great Facilities
Including, heated outdoor pool, bar & atrium
Inclusive Pitch Prices
Up to 6 people, a car & either a tent, caravan or motorhome with awning
Great Days Out
Have fun exploring Dorset and surrounding areas

What our guests have to say

Definitely coming back

A lovely campsite. Very clean toilets and showers, they are done 4 times during the day. Always looks inviting with beautiful flowers as you drive in. Staff are very friendly and polite. Serviced pitches are a lovely size. Definitely will be coming back.

Carol Smith – Jul 2020 Google 41 2020
Motorhomes camping at Merley Court Holiday Park Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Google
Lovely break

The site was spotless, the team extremely pleasant throughout. We would definitely visit again and recommend you. Superbly located between the forest and the lovely town of Wimborne Minster. Thanks for a lovely and long awaited break.

Mr Robinson – Jul 2020 Smartsurvey 90 Out Of 10
Merley-Court-touring-and-camping-pitches Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
Helpful staff

It was a perfect stay no complaints at all, staff were very helpful.

Mrs Harris – Jul 2020 Smartsurvey 10
3 A Couple Walking Through The Leafy Woods Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
Well Maintained

Clean site, well maintained.

Angie Donnarumma – Feb 2020 Facebook 44
Merley Court Holiday Park scenery and telephone box Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Facebook
Lovely Site

Lovely site, well run. I will be using this site again in the very near future.

Justin Jay Goddard – Feb 2020 Facebook 44
1 Kids Play In The Woodlands Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Facebook
Lodge with hot tub

Stayed here for a week, the lodge was amazing, clean & had excellent facilities The park was good, so was the outdoor pool & a nice bar for the evenings. Staff extremely helpful & you can order fresh bread and pasties every day for the following morning from the shop. Would definitely go again.

surfergirl81 – Jan 2020 Tripadvisor 50
4 Woodland Hot Tub Lodge Decking Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What are your check-in and check-out times for touring and camping?

Check-in is from 12 NOON on the day of arrival, and check-out is at 11AM on the day of departure.

How do I book a swimming slot?

You can book a session to use our swimming pools online up to 48 hours in advance.

Sessions will be 45 minutes long and we request that you come ‘swim-ready’ as there will be no changing facilities available in order to minimise the use of shared facilities and high-risk touch points. There will also be no lockers in use so please ensure you bring a bag to safely keep all of your belongings in.

To ensure you can safely keep your distance in our pools we will be operating a reduced occupancy. We therefore kindly ask you to respect others and book no more than two sessions per day.

Staying at Oakdene Forest Park or Shorefield Country Park? You can book your slot from our handy app too, so you can book at any time on park or whilst on the go. Our app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play (Oakdene and Shorefield only).

In the interest of fairness we do not release sessions more than 48 hours in advance.

Is there wifi? What is the phone reception like?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available around the parks and inside your accommodation at Swanage Coastal Park, Oakdene Forest Park*, Shorefield Country Park, Merley Court Holiday Park and Forest Edge Holiday Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available throughout the main facility buildings across these parks.

There is limited Wi-Fi at Lytton Lawn and Wilksworth.

Mobile phone reception in the New Forest area can sometimes be patchy on some networks but is generally improving over time. There is usually no problem at Swanage Coastal Park or Merley Court Holiday Park.

*Please note that there is no Wi-Fi access from the summer camping pitches at Oakdene Forest Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi can still be accessed from the park's main facility buildings.

What is included in the pitch price?

At Shorefield Holidays we have a simplified pricing structure for touring and camping. Pitch price includes up to six people; one car; one tent, caravan or motorhome with awning and all the leisure and entertainment facilities at any of our parks. There are additional charges for pets, extra cars, pup tents and gazebos. We do not charge extra for the unlimited hot water in the showers.

Please note that we do not allow more than one tent or tourer on each pitch. You will need to book one pitch for each tent, caravan or motorhome.

Are your holiday parks pet friendly?

Yes, all of our parks are pet friendly and welcome well behaved pets. Just add your pet(s) to your booking when you search. We do request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times whilst on the park.

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