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Oakdene Forest Park

Perfect for a fun-filled or relaxing holiday

Smartsurvey 81 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 Avon 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.

Overview

Overview

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
  • Park wide Wi-Fi
  • Close to Bournemouth and Poole
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Oakdene Forest Park

Accommodation

Accommodation

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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1 Family Piggyback Forest Caravan

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

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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

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, vegetation and vegan options as well as a stylish decked outdoor seating area.

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

The Acorn Bar offers a delicious range of food and drinks 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!

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

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Breakfast Menu | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Children's Menu | Takeaway Menu

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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

5 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

Entertainment

Entertainment

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 daily, jam-packed with shows, themed nights and activities for both adults and children. Be sure not to miss our fantastic shows 'Screen on Stage' featuring songs from classic movies and 'The Novelty Factor' showcasing all the songs that get stuck in your head in a fun-filled show, all performed by our very own entertainment team!

We also have an incredible range of cabarets lined up for you this year including Stevi Ritchie, as seen on X Factor, Forever Jackson and Twist & Pulse, 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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  • 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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1 Entertainer Act Live Music Stage

Live music and themed nights | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Mascots Cyril Cybil Pat

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

3 Singing Stage Group Microphones

Our entertainment team | Oakdene Forest Park

4 Girl Group Perform On Stage

Themed music nights | Oakdene Forest Park

5 Mascots Stage Furry Squirrels Pony

Cybil, Pat and Cyril | Oakdene Forest Park

6 Couple Singing Stage Show Music

First class entertainment on daily | Oakdene Forest Park

7 Team Entertainers Group Uniform

Meet the entertainment team | 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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1 Indoor Pool Flume Shallow

Indoor swimming pool with flume | Oakdene Forest Park

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

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, step into VR by discovering our Virtual Reality room.

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.

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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+ zorb activitiy | Oakdene Forest Park

Boy Girl Climbing Frame Park

Outdoor play park perfect for all ages | 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

Vr Headset Monitor Instructor

Step into virtual reality with our VR room | Oakdene Forest Park

Arcade Machine Playing Family

Fun traditional arcades | Oakdene Forest Park

Forest Women Dog Walking

Local wildlife walks perfect with the family pet! | 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
  • Arcade
  • Cycle and walking routes
  • Large playing field
  • Outdoor play area
  • Launderette (opening times vary)
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2  Kids Playing On The Outdoor Climbing Frame

Play area at Oakdene Forest Park

Arcade Machine Playing Family

Arcade Machines at Oakdene Forest Park

Family Walking Dog Through Woodland

Local walks near Oakdene Forest Park

Location

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.
New Childrens Water Ride At Peppa Pig World

Bournemouth & 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

BRICKOSAURS! at Marwell Zoo

An interactive expedition created with more than two million LEGO® bricks, featuring 50 sculptures including a whopping eight-metre T-Rex.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Brownsea Island

Join the Easter egg trail and participate in crafts and activities for a chocolatey weekend!

A Patchwork of Lost Words Exhibition at Moors Valley Country Park

A special exhibition of artwork inspired by The Lost Words, a book by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris celebrating our varied and beautiful British wildlife.
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
Entertainment
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

Look What People Are Saying

Fab weekend

We stayed in a three bedroom caravan. It was a real home away from home. We went and used the swimming pool and water slide with the kids. The adults enjoyed the Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. The caravan park has a entrance to Hurn Forest. We also had dinner in the bar restaurant which was great.

Dollymixture78 – Feb 2019 Tripadvisor 50
1 Hurn Forest Woodland Nature Oakdene Forest Park St. Leonards, Dorset Tripadvisor
100% Fantastic

100% fantastic. Could not fault anything. Highly recommended and will definitely being staying again.

Mrs Chamberlain – Feb 2019 Smartsurvey 10
3 New Forest Pony Sunset Heathland Oakdene Forest Park St. Leonards, Dorset Smartsurvey
Lovely weekend

We had a really lovely weekend, thank you.

Miss Lindley – Feb 2019 Smartsurvey 10
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Best Holiday

Want to say the park is fab, has everything you need on site for the littlens and the husbands. A complete credit to the park is the entertainment team Chris, Emma and the others, my daughter has had an absolute blast and it's been so lovely seeing her smile, laugh and grow in confidence everyday.

Rebecca Jawara – Feb 2019 Facebook 50
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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 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 self-catering?

Check in is normally 4pm on the day of arrival. Note: for Signature lodges an 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

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

Yes, just go to the reception and collect your pass so you can use the parks 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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