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Oakdene Forest Park

Perfect for a fun-filled or relaxing holiday

Smartsurvey 82 Out Of 10
Our family-friendly woodland holiday park is set on the edge of the Hurn & Avon Forest in Dorset.

Ideally located and with a range of fantastic on-site activities and facilities, there’s something for everyone, whether you want to just relax or get active. Plus, the golden beaches of beautiful Bournemouth and Poole or the rolling landscapes of the Dorset countryside are right on your doorstep.

Oakdene Forest Park is situated on the eastern edge of Dorset and is set in 55 landscaped acres bordering the pet-friendly Hurn Forest and the unspoilt river meadows.

Packed with everything you could need to make your holiday memorable and enjoyable, Oakdene Forest Park has a range of on-site facilities so you don't have to venture far.

Access to all our pools, bars and first-class entertainment are at no extra cost when you book your holiday with us.

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  • Self-catering caravan and lodge accommodation
  • Hot tub accommodation
  • Year round entertainment & activity programme
  • Fully equipped gym & pools
  • Bars, restaurant and amusements
  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Pet-friendly restaurant area
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Beaches of Bournemouth and Poole nearby
  • Woodland setting
  • Pet-friendly park
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Discover Our Amenities

We have everything you need to make your stay at Oakdene Forest Park the perfect holiday.



There's something for everyone at Oakdene Forest Park. With woodland walks direct from the park, on-park activities and Dorset's sandy beaches all close by, you'll be spoilt for choice for things to do.
  • First-class daily entertainment programme
  • Delicious range of food and drinks
  • Gym and pools
  • Go Active+ park
  • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Close to Bournemouth and Poole
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Oakdene Forest Park



From our new caravans to luxury ‘Signature’ hot tub lodge holidays, everyone is catered for. It's no wonder our guests come back time and time again.

We understand that not everyone wants the same thing from their holiday, which is why our range of accommodation is designed to suit a variety of tastes.

With over 80 brand new caravans introduced in 2018, which boast lovely interiors and are equipped with everything you could need.

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  • Over 80 brand new caravans in 2018
  • A range of 2 & 3 bedroom caravans
  • Superior & Signature hot tub lodges
  • Pet friendly accommodation
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Family Piggyback on a caravan holiday in the New Forest

Family fun caravan holidays | Oakdene Forest Park

2  Sublime Caravan Interior Lounge

Lounge in a Sublime caravan | Oakdene Forest Park

3 Sensation Caravan Kitchen

Kitchen and dinning area of a Sensation caravan | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Caravan In Woodland Setting

Supreme caravan | Oakdene Forest Park

5 Lodges Woodland Park Oakdene

Superior hot tub lodge | Oakdene Forest Park


Superior hot tub lodge | Oakdene Forest Park

7 Lodge Exterior Hot Tub Decking

Signature hot tub lodge with decking and outdoor furniture | Oakdene Forest Park


Spacious modern lounge in our Signature hot tub lodge | Oakdene Forest Park

8 Lodge Trees Wooden Decking (2)

Secluded and peaceful lodges | Oakdene Forest Park

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The Acorn Bar & Restaurant has an extensive menu, including great choices for children, vegetarian and vegan options as well as a stylish decked outdoor seating area.

View our menus: Breakfast & Lunch Menu | Evening Menu | Children's Menu | Takeaway Menu

The Acorn Bar offers a delicious range of food and drink in a relaxed setting, with Sky Sports & BT Sport to keep you updated on all the games that matter. You won't want to miss our famous Sunday carvery, a favourite amongst our guests!

There is also a new pet-friendly, indoor seating area, which is perfect for enjoying a meal with your canine companion.

Looking to enjoy a drink alongside some fantastic entertainment? Our Showbar is the perfect place to do just that.

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  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Pet-friendly restaurant area
  • New menu
  • Breakfast (9am - 11:30am)
  • Lunch (12noon - 3pm)
  • Dinner (4pm - 9pm)
  • Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options available
  • Children's menu available
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1 Outdoor Terrace Tables Parasols

The Terrace, outdoor seating area | Oakdene Forest Park

Oakdene Dog-Friendly Indoor Seating Area

Pet-friendly restaurant area | Oakdene Forest Park

2 Bar And Restaurant At Oakdene

Acorn bar and restaurant | Oakdene Forest Park

3 Bar Tables Chairs Menus

Ample seating at the Acorn bar and restaurant | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Bar Menu Beer Pumps

Delicious food served daily | Oakdene Forest Park



Starting February 10th, be sure not miss our full entertainment programme providing shows, themed nights and activities for both adults and children.

We offer a first-class entertainment programme jam-packed with shows, themed nights and activities for both adults and children. Be sure not to miss our fantastic new shows 'Elton John's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Mainstage' showcasing favourite hits from across the years, all performed by our very own entertainment team!

We also have an incredible range of cabarets lined up for you this year including Tony Rudd, as seen on X Factor, Shane Nolan and Graeme Mathews, as seen on Britain's Got Talent!

Why not take a look at our entertainment page to find out more about the types of live acts and entertainment you can enjoy during your stay.

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  • Starts February 10th
  • Live music
  • Themed nights
  • Comedy acts
  • Gameshows
  • Magic & illusionists
  • All included in the price of your holiday when you book direct
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Live music and themed nights | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Mascots Cyril Cybil Pat

Meet our mascots! Cyril, Cybil and Pat | Oakdene Forest Park

1 Entertainer Act Live Music Stage

Fantastic shows | Oakdene Forest Park


Let our team entertain you | Oakdene Forest Park

6 Couple Singing Stage Show Music

First class entertainment on daily | Oakdene Forest Park

Leisure Facilities

Leisure Facilities

Make a splash in our two swimming pools! The indoor pool, complete with flume, features a sauna & steam room for you to truly unwind whilst on holiday, plus the outdoor pool is perfect for the summer days!

Our heated outdoor pool is open during the summer months (weather dependent) and has plenty of poolside sun loungers to help you relax under the South Coast sun.

There is also a fully-equipped gym with a wide variety of equipment available (fees apply), including free weights, resistance machines, running and cycling machines.

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  • Heated indoor pool with flume
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Shallow indoor pool for tots
  • Heated outdoor pool (open summer months)
  • Outside patio area with sun loungers
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2 Flume Slide Child Water

Indoor flume slide | Oakdene Forest Park

3 Fitness Gym Workout

State of the art gym | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Couple Gym Weights Workout

The latest equipment ready to use | Oakdene Forest Park

5 Outdoor Pool In Summer Sunshine

Outdoor pool, perfect for summer days | Oakdene Forest Park

6 Outdoor Pool Kids Swimming

Family summer fun in our outdoor pool | Oakdene Forest Park

7 Pool Swimming Jacuzzi Indoor

Swim in the pool, or relax in the Jacuzzi | Oakdene Forest Park

8 Outdoor Pool Child Splashing

Make a splash in the kids' outdoor pool | Oakdene Forest Park

1 Indoor Pool Flume Shallow

Indoor swimming pool with flume | Oakdene Forest Park

On-Park Activities

On-Park Activities

Oakdene Forest Park gives you the chance to try your hand at everything, from archery and Panna Soccer to Sea Scooters and Waterwalkerz. Plus... Arriving in Spring 2020, our new Escape Room Experience.

Oakdene Forest Park is proud to be the only Go Active+ park on the south coast! With over 20 activities for all ages including archery, fencing, Sea Scooters, Body Zorbing and more.

Oakdene also has a fantastic Virtual Reality Room or as we call it, the VRoom! Here you're only limited by your imagination as you explore other worlds in our fully-immersive virtual experience. Please note additional charges apply for these activities.

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  • Over 20 'Go Active+' activities for all ages
  • 'Go Juniors' - for little ones aged 3-7
  • 'Go Pro' - with archery, crossbows & more
  • Outdoor play area
  • Large playing field
  • Cycle and walking routes
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Archery Target Range

Go Active+ archery | Oakdene Forest Park

Boy Body Zorb Activity

Go Active+ zorbing activity | Oakdene Forest Park

Family Cycling Forest Track

Adventurous local cycle routes | Oakdene Forest Park

Pool Kayak Jumping Activity

Go Active+ activities, enjoy a spot of pool kayaking | Oakdene Forest Park

Forest Women Dog Walking

Local wildlife walks perfect with the family pet! | Oakdene Forest Park

Young Girl Enjoying An Archery Lesson At Oakdene Forest Park

Try out a new skill on our archery range | Oakdene Forest Park

Park Facilities

Park Facilities

Packed with everything you could need to make your holiday memorable and enjoyable, Oakdene Forest Park has a range of on-site facilities so you don't have to venture far. These include:

  • Fully stocked supermarket
  • Wi-Fi available across the park
  • Adventure Golf
  • Arcade
  • Cycle and walking routes
  • Large playing field
  • Outdoor play area
  • Launderette (opening times vary)
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Practice your swing on our Adventure Golf course | Oakdene Forest Park

Arcade Machine Playing Family

Traditional fun in the arcades! | Oakdene Forest Park

2  Kids Playing On The Outdoor Climbing Frame

Outdoor play park perfect for all ages | Oakdene Forest Park

Family Walking Dog Through Woodland

Stunning woodland walks, directly from the park | Oakdene Forest Park


9 holes of adventure on our golf course | Oakdene Forest Park


Newly refurbished for 2020 | Oakdene Forest Park


Fun for the whole family | Oakdene Forest Park


The Shorefield Edit

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

Peppa Pig World

20 mIles away Discounted tickets at reception A magical part of Paultons Park which hosts 7 themed rides and attractions designed to entertain the younger visitors. Pick up your tickets giving you discounted entry from our park receptions.

Bournemouth and Poole

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

Upcoming Local Events


New Forest Folk Festival

A small, intimate family run festival. With local folk artists as well as home made food and even a home made stage!

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

It's the 30th Anniversary of the British Heart Foundation Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim. One of Europe's biggest charity swims with thousands of people swimming from Bournemouth to Boscombe pier.

Forest Fest

A fun-filled family day out at our very own summer music festival! Lineup includes The Hoosiers, The Honeyz, Ben Haenow & more! Early bird ticket prices: Adult: £20, Child £7.50, Under 3's: FREE!
More local events

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.

Oakdene Forest Park

Make a splash
Our indoor pool has a flume, plus separate shallow area for smaller guests
A first-class entertainment programme packed with shows & star acts
Go Active
Discover over 20 exciting sports & activities, from Archery to Zorbing
Perfect Location
Close to Bournemouth, It's the perfect base to explore

What our guests have to say

Wonderful Break

Had a great week. Always polite and welcoming.

Angie Ray – Feb 2020 Facebook 46
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Lovely Weekend

The caravan was immaculate. The staff are ALL really friendly. We will definitely return. The food was lovely. Overall we had a lovely weekend. Thank you!

Ms Hart – Mar 2020 Smartsurvey 10 Out Of 10
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Lot's to do around the area

Caravan spacious for a family of 5. Swimming pool and amusements kept children entertained for hours! Fantastic evening entertainment. Restaurant did lovely food & nice bar. All staff friendly & helpful! Lot's do to around the area near to both new forest & coast, fantastic holiday.

Dani T – Mar 2020 Tripadvisor 50
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Select and Superior lodge accommodation this is 3pm.

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

If we arrived early would we be allowed on the park and use the facilities?

Yes, just go to reception and collect your pass so you can access the park's facilities.

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.

Are the bars and restaurants pet friendly?

Well behaved dogs are welcome into 'The Milford Room' in the club at Shorefield Country Park, and the Atrium at Oakdene Forest Park, dogs must be kept on leads and pet owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.

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