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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 (opening times vary)
  • 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)
  • The Atrium Bar and 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 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. It is closed from November to Easter, then open at weekends only until 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 (opening times vary)
  • The Atrium - A scenic sunlit room
  • Fully stocked shop
  • Outdoor pool (opening times vary)
  • Laundrette
  • Toilet and shower blocks
  • Free 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


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

Holiday Home Expo at Beaulieu

Located in the heart of the New Forest, this is the main show for the South of England and features many of the new static models available for ownership in the coming season.

Bournemouth Fireworks

Enjoy the amazing fireworks display at Bournemouth's Littledown centre.

Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

Feel the wonder at Bournemouth’s free Christmas Tree Wonderland trail. Bournemouth Seafront is full of illuminated delights and adventure, and Santa will even be making appearances in his grotto!
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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.

Staycations up 12% Against Holidays Abroad

Adventure can happen anywhere and more people are realising that you don’t need to travel far to experience magic. More than two thirds of people are planning their holiday in the UK, that’s up 12% on last year.

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

Nothing was to much trouble

Lady in shop was very helpful with wifi and bus timetable, nothing was to much trouble for her, thank you

Mr Stevenson – Aug 2019 Tripadvisor 40
1 Kids Play In The Woodlands Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Tripadvisor
Wonderful accommodation

We were recommended Merley Court & we booked 3 nights in one of the hot tub lodges.The hot tub for us was amazing! The lodge itself was brilliant! All in all we will definitely be returning as the park was so quiet and peaceful but in a perfect location to explore Dorset and the New Forest.

shelmark2 – Mar 2019 Tripadvisor 50
Woman-relaxing-in-hot-tub-reading-book Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Tripadvisor
Wonderful and restful holiday

We had a wonderful and restful holiday, thank you shorefield!

Mrs Slee – Aug 2019 Smartsurvey 10
4 Woodland Hot Tub Lodge Decking Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
No problems. No complaints

No problems. No complaints. Site was excellent and staff very friendly. Defo recommend

Mrs Wright – Jul 2019 Smartsurvey 10
3 A Couple Walking Through The Leafy Woods Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
Lovely little site

Just back after a week. Was a lovely little site, large pitches, a small quiet bar on site and outdoor pool. Nice little shop and clean facilities and very quiet of a night.

Caroline Woodward – Sep 2019 Facebook 44
Merley-Court-touring-and-camping-pitches Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Facebook

Excellent location, lodge was very good. We are looking to go back at some point!

Colin Galvin – Sep 2019 Facebook 44
3 Lodge Kitchen Interior 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 an 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 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 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 your holiday 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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