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Oakdene Forest Park

A tranquil Dorset holiday park, perfect for a relaxing getaway

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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 (suitable for light browsing)
  • 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.

Overview

Overview

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
  • First-class entertainment
  • Close to Bournemouth and Poole
  • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi across the park (Wi-Fi in Accommodation suitable for light browsing. Wi-Fi available in main complex with consistent connection)
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Oakdene Forest Park

Accommodation

Accommodation

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
  • Free Wi-Fi in accommodation (suitable for light browsing)
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Lounge area in a Statement Caravan | Oakdene Forest Park

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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

Refurbished Superior Lodges at Oakdene

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

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

Family-Piggy-Back-Caravans

Family fun caravan holidays | Oakdene Forest Park

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Secluded and peaceful lodges | Oakdene Forest Park

Informal Camping

Informal Camping

Our grass camping pitches at Oakdene let you stay under canvas with access to all the facilities. Open from 28th May - 6th June and 23rd July - 31st August 2021.

The Sporting Field offers spacious designated pitches suitable for tents up to 7m. The relaxed campsite has no access to any electric hookup, making here ideal for a back to basics retreat whilst making the most of all the fantastic on-park facilities. Find out more and book camping at Oakdene.

We regret that these pitches are not suitable for tourers, motorhomes or campervans.

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  • No electric hookup
  • Suitable for tents only
  • Grass pitches
  • Open in the school holidays (May half term and Summer)
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Grass camping pitches at Oakdene Forest Park

Grass Pitches on The Sporting Field | Camping at Oakdene Forest Park

Park Facilities

Park Facilities

Whilst we are safely reopening as many of our fantastic facilities as we can, all with social distancing measures in place, our ’Getaways’ may have reduced facilities available dependent on the latest government advice.

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. Sessions for the swimming pools and gym will need to be booked in advance. This can be done up to 48 hours ahead online from here, or via our app! The indoor pool, complete with flume, features a sauna & steam room* for you to truly unwind whilst on holiday.

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

The 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.

The facilities on park include:

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  • Indoor swimming pool with flume
  • Adventure Golf
  • Large playing field
  • Outdoor play area
  • Fully stocked supermarket
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Heated outdoor pool with sun-loungers (open from 29th May - 5th September 2021)
  • Launderette (opening times vary)
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Wi-Fi available across the park
  • Arcade
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Indoor flume slide | Oakdene Forest Park

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Fun for the whole family | Oakdene Forest Park

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Traditional fun in the arcades! | Oakdene Forest Park

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Outdoor play park perfect for all ages | Oakdene Forest Park

Oakdene gym health and fitness club

State of the art gym | Oakdene Forest Park

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Indoor swimming pool with flume | Oakdene Forest Park

5 Indoor Pool With Jacuzzi

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

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

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

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Outdoor pool, perfect for summer days | Oakdene Forest Park

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Family summer fun in our outdoor pool | Oakdene Forest Park

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Practice your swing on our Adventure Golf course | Oakdene Forest Park

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The latest equipment ready to use | 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 with our outdoor dining.

We have an extensive menu of delicious food and drink in a relaxed setting. Choose from The Acorn Bar and Restaurant or enjoy the south coast sun on The Terrace.

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.

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

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.

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  • Order food to enjoy in your accommodation
  • Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free options available
  • Sky Sports and BT Sport in our Acorn Bar
  • Outdoor dining
  • Proud to serve Costa coffee
  • Pet-friendly restaurant area
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The Terrace, outdoor seating area | Oakdene Forest Park

Oakdene Dog-Friendly Indoor Seating Area

Pet-friendly restaurant area | Oakdene Forest Park

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Acorn bar and restaurant | Oakdene Forest Park

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

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Delicious food served daily | Oakdene Forest Park

Entertainment

Entertainment

Socially distanced entertainment is now back!

Entertainment is back! Throughout the year, we have a range of incredible cabaret acts such as Tony Rudd, as seen on X-Factor, Shane Nolan and Graeme Mathews, as seen on Britain's Got Talent. Take a look at our entertainment calendar to see what's on during your stay at Oakdene Forest Park.

Woof's Workshop features our Slime School, Sand Art and Pottery Painting. Activities can even be booked in advance, ready for your stay! Simply book online here.

Themed activities are always created for the key holidays including Easter, Summer, Halloween and of course at Christmas season, meaning no two weeks are ever the same!

For inspiration on some of the types of activities, entertainment and live acts you can enjoy during your stay just view our entertainment page.

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  • 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

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

1 Entertainer Act Live Music Stage

Fantastic shows | Oakdene Forest Park

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Let our team entertain you | Oakdene Forest Park

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First class entertainment on daily | 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.

Oakdene Forest Park is proud to be the only Go Active+ park on the south coast! Plus... Our brand new Escape Room Experience is now open!

Our Go Active+ activities have now returned too! Make sure you reserve your space and pre-book your session to avoid missing out.

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  • 'Go Active+' activities for all ages
  • Escape room experience now open!
  • Outdoor play area
  • Cycle and walking routes
  • Large playing field
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Archery Target Range

Go Active+ archery | Oakdene Forest Park

Family Cycling Forest Track

Adventurous local cycle routes | 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

Boy Body Zorb Activity

Go Active+ zorbing activity* | Oakdene Forest Park

Pool Kayak Jumping Activity

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

Location

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

Peppa Pig World

20 mIles away Discounted tickets at reception The one and only home of Peppa Pig. A magical part of Paultons Park which hosts 7 themed rides and attractions designed to entertain the younger visitors. Discounted tickets available to pick up from our park receptions!
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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

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Bournemouth 7's

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

Ringwood Carnival

An extremely fun festival supported by the local community. Including marching bands, steam traction engines, dance groups, and feature vehicles across two processions!
More local events

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Please note that Downton caravans DO NOT feature Wi-Fi in the accommodation. Guests staying in a Downton caravan can access complimentary Wi-Fi at Shorefield Country Park's main complex buildings.

There is limited Wi-Fi at Lytton Lawn and Wilksworth.

Please be aware that the Wi-Fi service is suitable for light browsing and checking emails, but during peak times may be limited. Streaming/gaming/video conferencing is not guaranteed.

Unfortunately, mobile phone reception and network is dependent on your mobile phone provider and therefore is out of our control. 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.

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

Check-in will vary depending on the accommodation you have booked.

  • All our Signature lodges, Treehouses, Lavender House, Wisteria House, Tudor Rose House and Honeysuckle Cottage have check-in from 2pm
  • All other lodges (Select, Select +, Superior and Superior +) plus The Burrow and Sublime Hot Tub Caravans have check-in from 3pm
  • All remaining accommodation (Supersaver, Budget, Economy, Forest, Supreme, Serene, Sensation, Seaside and Statement Caravans) have check-in from 4pm

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 and to ensure your accommodation is ready, we kindly ask that you DO NOT arrive any earlier than the assigned check-in time.

How do I book a swimming slot?

You can book a session to use our swimming pools online up to 48 hours in advance.

Sessions will be 45 minutes long and we request that you come ‘swim-ready’. There will also be no lockers in use so please ensure you bring a bag to safely keep all of your belongings in.

To ensure you can safely keep your distance in our pools we will be operating with reduced occupancy. We therefore kindly ask you to respect others and book no more than two sessions per day. If you no longer require your swimming session please ensure you cancel your slot to make your space available to other guests. We currently have extremely limited slots available in our pools and sessions are booking up fast, doing so will enable others to enjoy these facilities when you are no longer able to or simply change your mind.

You can also book your slot from our handy app, so you can book at any time on park or whilst on the go. Our app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

You will also receive information including all the links to our booking systems for our facilities in your pre-arrival email, shortly before you are due to arrive.

In the interest of fairness we do not release sessions more than 48 hours in advance.

When does the outdoor swimming pool open?

The outdoor pools across all our parks* will be open from Saturday 29th May until Sunday 5th September 2021.

All pools will be running sessions which will need to be pre-booked online no more than 48 hours in advance.

The opening of all our outdoor pools is weather dependent.

We have outdoor swimming pools at Shorefield Country Park, Oakdene Forest Park, Wilksworth Caravan Park* and Merley Court. To check specific opening times for a particular park, please give the park's reception a call.

More frequently asked questions

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.

The New Forest Tour Returns

Go car-free and care-free from Saturday 29 May. The ever-popular New Forest Tour bus will be calling at Shorefield Country Park throughout summer to take passengers on a magical journey through New Forest landscapes.

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

Brilliant break in the New Forest

Brilliant, break. Visited in late May on a 4 day break. The caravan was excellent, very clean and comfortable with all COVID measures in place. Staff were excellent and very helpful, throughout our stay. A few supermarkets a few miles away, the caravan had all you needed.

Louisc17 – Jun 2021 Tripadvisor 50
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Enjoyable stay

Really nice holiday park with good facilities and modern comfortable caravans. We recently had a very enjoyable few days here and would happily go back, lots to do in the area for all ages too.

Andy Budgen – Jul 2021 Google 44 2020
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Perfect

We had a fantastic time, loved it all. Great swimming pool and park for our daughter, and woods for our dog. Perfect.

Mr Crow – May 2021 10 Out Of 10
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Felt Covid Safe

Clean friendly site and staff. Lovely location. Great pools. Easy Covid check ins.

Karen Hayes – Jun 2021 Facebook 46
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Very covid clean

Very Covid clean caravans. Lots of activities. Have to book the swimming pool in advance. Fun weekend.

Kim Cannings – Apr 2021 Google 44 2020
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