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A Family Walk Through The Woodlands
Luxury woodland lodges 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 86 Out Of 10
Luxurious hot tub lodges in a secluded woodland area of Dorset, close to the sandy beaches of Bournemouth and the New Forest

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
  • Play area
  • The Atrium sunroom
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor pool (opening times vary)
  • The Retreat Bar (currently closed until further notice)
  • Free Wi-Fi
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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 makes the perfect place for a south coast retreat.

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

*Please note that following current Government guidance, unfortunately our sauna and steam room remains closed until further notice for your safety.

  • Stunning two & three bedroom hot tub lodges
  • Luxuriously equipped interiors
  • Gated access
  • Wi-Fi across the whole park
  • Games console
  • Access to the leisure facilities
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1 Woodland Lodge Exterior

Signature hot tub lodge | Merley Court Holiday Park

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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

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

Park Facilities

Park Facilities

With a fully-stocked shop 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
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Children's outdoor play park
  • Outdoor pool (opening times vary)
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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
  • Nightly entertainment programme
  • Delicious food with table service
  • Pet-friendly dining area
  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal and weather dependent)
  • Sauna & steam room (currently closed until further notice)
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3 Two Singers Performing On Stage

Watch live entertainment daily | 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

2 Cyril Cybil And Pat Our Mascots Have Fun

Meet our mascots! Cyril, Cybil and Pat will be performing (currently unavailable until further notice) | at nearby Oakdene Forest Park

5 Archery Go Active At Oakdene

Book a Go Active+ activity (currently closed until further notice) | 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

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

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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

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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-7s

Bournemouth 7's

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

Sandfest

A boutique summer beach festival in a luxurious beach location.
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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
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Have fun exploring Dorset and surrounding areas
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Self-catering hot tub accommodation available

What our guests have to say

Break away with our doggie

We decided as we couldn't go abroad this year (covid) that we'd have a family break with our dog near Bournemouth. What a good choice we made! Amazing place, own hot tub & a beautiful lodge. Very peaceful, private and relaxing place. We were very impressed and would recommend the lodges. Thank you.

Janet F – Oct 2020 Tripadvisor 50
Review Couple in hot tub at Merley Court Holiday Park Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Tripadvisor
Brilliant

Brilliant holiday. Staff excellent as usual. We normally stay with a touring caravan but the lodge was to a high spec.

Mr Wardle – Sep 2020 Smartsurvey 10
3 A Couple Walking Through The Leafy Woods Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Smartsurvey
Gorgeous

A gorgeous place to chill out

Lee Marquer – Aug 2020 Google
3 Lodge Kitchen Interior Merley Court Holiday Park Wimborne, Dorset Google 42 2020
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

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.

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.

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.

Are prices per person or per holiday?

Prices are for the holiday, for the full duration of your stay, but there is a limit (sleeps x) to how many people can stay in each type of accommodation. Please only take into account all people over the age of two when calculating accommodation berths.

If your holiday is more than 4 weeks away you only need to pay a deposit, which is clearly displayed in the bookings process.

Are your holiday homes close together?

Our holiday homes are no closer than 5 metres to each other, meaning there is plenty of open space between you and your neighbour.

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