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Oakdene Forest Park

A tranquil Dorset holiday park, perfect for a relaxing getaway

Smartsurvey 82 Out Of 10
Our family-friendly woodland holiday park is set on the edge of the Hurn & Avon Forest, with plenty of open spaces.

The park is ideally located on the eastern edge of Dorset and set in 55 landscaped acres bordering unspoilt river meadows and woodlands.

The Hurn Forest provides a stunning woodland backdrop with access to scenic pet-friendly walks just waiting to be explored. Plus, the golden sandy beaches of beautiful Bournemouth and Poole or the rolling landscapes of the Dorset countryside are right on your doorstep.

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  • Self-contained caravan and lodge accommodation
  • Beaches of Bournemouth and Poole nearby
  • Stunning woodland setting
  • Hot tub accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • Pet friendly
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Discover Our Amenities

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



With miles of woodland walks directly accessible from the park, loose yourself in a leafy landscape and feel a million miles away. If you’re looking to venture further, Dorset’s sandy beaches are close by.
  • Forest walks on your doorstep
  • Close to Bournemouth and Poole
  • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park
  • First-class daily entertainment programme and facilities for 2021 holidays
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Oakdene Forest Park



From modern caravans to luxury hot tub lodge lodges, 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. We regularly invest in new accommodation, meaning our caravans are fully equipped with a range of mod-cons and stunning cosy interiors.

Looking for something a little more luxurious? Why not treat yourself to relaxing hot tub retreat...

Your holiday accommodation is fully self-contained, so you can relax with those you love whilst in your own little world.

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  • Contactless check-in and check-out
  • A range of modern caravans with either 2 or 3 bedrooms
  • 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


Lounge area in a Statement Caravan | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Caravan In Woodland Setting

Supreme caravan in a woodland setting | 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

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

After a day out making the most of the gorgeous local scenery and open spaces, put your feet up with our food delivery service from our restaurant or enjoy a refreshing drink in our outdoor dining area.

We have an extensive menu of delicious food and drink in a relaxed setting. With new social distancing measures in place, as well as table service and new mobile ordering, you can enjoy safer getaways without missing out on our mouth-watering meals or your favourite cocktails.

Don't fancy leaving your holiday home? We’re bringing our delicious food to your accommodation! Our new food delivery service will be available to any accommodation on park, letting you put your feet up and order some tasty treats to be delivered directly to your door.

There is also a pet-friendly indoor seating area as well as a stylish decked outdoor seating area, both of which are perfect for enjoying a meal with your canine companion.

Please note that The Acorn Bar will remain closed for 2020 Getaways until further notice. You can enjoy our delicious food with table service in our Showbar.

For 2021 holidays, The Acorn Bar features Sky Sports & BT Sport to keep you updated on all the games that matter.

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  • Order food to enjoy in your accommodation
  • Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options available
  • Outdoor dining
  • Table service and new social distancing measures
  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Pet-friendly restaurant area
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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



Please note, we've "pressed pause" on our entertainment for 2020 Getaways until further notice. We envisage that our entertainment will be available for holidays in 2021.

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
  • *Please note, for your safety there will be NO entertainment for any 2020 'Shorefield Getaways' at this park
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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

Our ’Getaways’ will have reduced facilities available during 2020. Make a splash in our two swimming pools on a 2021 ‘Shorefield Holiday’!

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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  • *Following Government guidance, these facilities will be closed for 2020 getaways until 17th February
  • Heated outdoor pool (open summer months)*
  • Outside patio area with sun loungers*
  • Please note the following facilities will reopen on 25th July†
  • Heated indoor pool with flume†
  • Shallow indoor pool for tots†
  • Fully equipped gym†
  • Sauna & steam room (currently closed until further notice, following Government guidelines)
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Girl on flume at Oakdene Forest Park looking backwards

Indoor flume slide | Oakdene Forest Park

1 Indoor Pool Flume Shallow

Indoor swimming pool with flume | 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

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 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.

  • Large playing field
  • Cycle and walking routes
  • Outdoor play area
  • Over 20 'Go Active+' activities for all ages*
  • Escape room experience*
  • *Please note these activities are temporarily closed until further notice
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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:

  • Adventure Golf
  • Arcade
  • Fully stocked supermarket
  • Launderette (opening times vary)
  • Wi-Fi available across the park
  • Large playing field
  • Outdoor play area
  • Scenic walking and cycle routes
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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


Frequently Asked Questions

Due to COVID-19, will your facilities be open for my holiday?

The following facilities will be open from the 4th July alongside the reopening of our parks, all with new social distancing measures in place:

  • Indoor bars and restaurants with table service only, at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Outdoor Dining at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Adventure Golf at Oakdene Forest Park
  • Food delivery service at Oakdene Forest Park & Shorefield Country Park
  • On-site shops across all parks
  • Launderettes at all of our holiday parks
  • Outdoor play parks at all parks

Following the recent Government announcement, our indoor arcades will reopen on Saturday 11th July. In addition to this, the following facilities will be open from Friday 17th July:

  • Outdoor Swimming Pools at all parks
  • Tennis & Football Courts at Shorefield Country Park

From Saturday 25th July the following facilities will reopen:

  • Indoor Swimming Pools at all parks
  • Gyms at all parks
  • Reflections Day Spa

For your safety and following Government advice, we regret that closures will therefore still apply for our entertainment, saunas and steam rooms, Oakdene's Escape Rooms and Go Active+ until further notice. You can still get away and enjoy the stunning open spaces, miles of beaches and scenic woodlands on one of our 'Shorefield Getaways' in 2020.

We will keep you updated if the Government make any announcements that allow us to open our remaining facilities sooner.

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.

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

Check-in is from 4pm on the day of your arrival across all our accommodation.

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 4pm.

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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


Bournemouth Air Festival

The UK's biggest air festival returns to Bournemouth beach. Packed with aviation action, entertainment and unique nautical displays across 4 days, this is one of the most highly anticipated events in the south!

Bournemouth 7's

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

Christchurch Food Festival

A celebration of local food & drink. Supporting small producers and independent food businesses.
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

Forest Setting
Located next to the stunning Hurn Forest
Perfect Location
Close to Bournemouth, it's the perfect base to explore
Food Takeaway
Enjoy in the comfort of your accommodation
Contactless Check-In
We look forward to welcoming you from a distance

What our guests have to say

Good for families

Good facilities, restaurant food is very good and staff helpful and friendly

Beccy Hunt – Mar 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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Family half term holiday

We came back to Oakdene Forest after having a fantastic summer holiday and we were not disappointed! Park still excellent, caravan spacious for a family of 5, site clean and well run. Fantastic evening entertainment. All staff friendly and helpful! We all can’t wait to go back again.

Dani T – Mar 2020 Tripadvisor 50
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Great Forest Walks

We had a great holiday here. There is swimming and entertainment for the family. We had some great walks in the forest and happy they had lots of good supermarkets close by which is a bonus. The crazy golf had also been updated.

Lynne Rafferty – Mar 2020 Google 44 2020
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