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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 camping & touring 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, hardstanding & executive pitches
  • Outdoor pool (open seasonally)
  • The Retreat Bar
  • The Atrium sunroom
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet friendly
  • Play area (please note this is currently closed until further notice)
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Discover Our Amenities

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

Overview

Overview

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)
  • The Atrium Bar and Country Shop

Merley Court Holiday Park

Lodges

Lodges

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

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

5 Dumbells Gym Weights

Leisure facilities

Pitch Types

Pitch Types

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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Caravans At Merley Court

Parkland Setting | Merley Court

Touring Caravans Pitched

Serviced Pitch | Merley Court

1 Hardstanding Pitches Touring Spring

Executive Pitch | 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 Retreat offers drinks in a relaxed bar setting whilst The Atrium is a large sunlit room with seating, opening out onto a courtyard adjacent to the outdoor pool. Opening hours for The Retreat will vary and it is closed from November to Easter, but fully open during the school summer holidays.

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 Retreat (open seasonally Easter to October)
  • The Atrium - A scenic sunlit room
  • Fully stocked shop
  • Outdoor pool (opens seasonally)
  • Laundrette
  • Toilet and shower blocks
  • Wi-Fi across the park
  • Children's Play Park
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1 The Atrium Facilities Indoor

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

2 The Retreat Bar Facilities

The Retreat Bar (Open from Easter to October) | 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

Location

The Shorefield Edit

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

Bournemouth & Poole

9 miles away Home to sandy beaches and scenic quays, Bournemouth and Poole have so much to offer.
The Sandy Beaches Of Bournemouth

Monkey World

15 miles away Monkey World is a dedicated rescue centre designed to assist governments world wide to prevent the smuggling of wild primates.
Sample Monkey World

Upcoming Local Events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Brownsea Island

Join the Easter egg trail and participate in crafts and activities for a chocolatey weekend!

Tiger Day at the Tank Museum

Don't miss the only running Tiger I tank in action! Experience a stunning display from the Tiger 131, plus all the museum has to offer at this unmissable event.

A Patchwork of Lost Words Exhibition at Moors Valley Country Park

A special exhibition of artwork inspired by The Lost Words, a book by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris celebrating our varied and beautiful British wildlife.
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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

Look What People Are Saying

Camping

A great campsite near Wimborne for tent or caravan, the staff are really friendly. The pitches are large enough for most tents with or without electric hookup. There is also a nice shop with fresh bread etc. for your daily needs. A swimming pool, tennis court and bar and club house are also here.

Craig M – Feb 2019 Tripadvisor 50
1 Kids Play In The Woodlands Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Tripadvisor
Beautiful Lodge

We have booked for the weekend with our puppy and the lodge is beautiful. We had lovely touches of a basket of complimentary breakfast things on arrival to our lodge. Very spacious and warm and fantastic hot tub.

O6696MAlouisem – Nov 2018 Tripadvisor 50
3 A Couple Walking Through The Leafy Woods Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Tripadvisor
Fantastic Place

Absolutely fantastic place... Love the lodge and hot tub, great people, very helpful. Didn't want to come home, it was the best long weekend ever. Thank you.

Mrs Proud – Jan 2019 Smartsurvey 10
4 Woodland Hot Tub Lodge Decking Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
Always Smiling

Merley court is a lovely park, the staff are very welcoming and always smiling and happy to answer any questions that was put to them, also it’s a great site for animals as they are as welcomed as us humans are. Re-booked for next weekend as we love it so much at this site and it’s quiet.

Mr Cartwright – May 2018 Smartsurvey 10
3 Lodge Kitchen Interior Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
Will be back soon

Very helpful staff, all really nice and polite. Tidy park with good facilities. Stayed with friends and had a lovely time. Would recommend to everyone and will be back soon .

Lily Hindley – Nov 2018 Facebook 50
3 A Couple Walking Through The Leafy Woods Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Facebook
Great Location

Just stayed 3 nights in a woodland lodge. Great location for local attractions. Lodge was clean and had everything we needed as family. Hot tub was nice at the end of a day out. Kids loved the Xbox. Welcome pack provided was nice touch.

Marie Wright – Sep 2018 Facebook 50
1 Kids Play In The Woodlands Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Facebook

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price of my Shorefield holiday?

Hopefully everything you need for a great holiday. The price includes access to the bars, restaurants, pool(s), entertainment facilities as well as health and fitness for all members of your party. Treatments at Reflections Day Spa are chargeable as are the VRoom, crazy golf, and Go Active activities at Oakdene Forest Park.

The kitchens are fully equipped with oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, pots, pans, utensils etc, there are no additional charges for bed linen in our self-catering accommodation and the beds are made prior to your arrival, we recommend that you bring towels for your use as these are not supplied. NOTE: Towels are supplied in our Superior and Signature hot tub ranges.

What are your check in and check out times self-catering?

Check in is normally 4pm on the day of arrival. Note: for Signature lodges an houses this is 2pm and for Superior lodge accommodation this is 3pm

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

Is there wifi? What is the phone reception like?

Complimentary WiFi is fully 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.

There is limited Wi-Fi at Lytton Lawn and Wilksworth

Complimentary WiFi is also available throughout the main facility buildings across the parks.

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.

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

Check-in is from 12 NOON on the day of arrival, and Check out is at 10AM on the day of departure.

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 6 people; car; tent, caravan or motorhome with awning and all the leisure and entertainment facilities at any of our parks. Additional charges are for pets, extra cars, pup tents and gazebos. We do not charge extra for the unlimited hot water in the showers.

When does the outdoor swimming pool open?

We have outdoor swimming pools at Shorefield Country Park, Oakdene Forest Park, Wilksworth Caravan Park and Merley Court, the opening times will vary seasonally, and then also weather dependent. Naturally they will be planned to be open during the school summer holidays, and will open for weekends in the early summer as the weather improves. To check on a specific park please give the park reception a call.

Are the touring parks pet friendly?

Yes, all of our parks are pet friendly, just add your pet(s) to your booking, when you search. We do request though that your dog is kept on a lead whilst on the park, and that they are of course well behaved

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