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Oakdene Camping in Dorset

Informal camping pitches in St. Leonards, Dorset

Relaxed camping pitches with access to a range of unrivalled leisure facilities. Make the most of what's on park and experience a fun-filled holiday without breaking the bank.

The informal campsite situated at Oakdene Forest Park in Dorset provides the ideal place to retreat. Make a splash in the swimming pools or explore the Dorset coast, then return to enjoy a relaxing night under the stars in your very own tent.

Just a short drive from the sandy beaches of Bournemouth, Mudeford Quay and the market town of Ringwood, here makes the ideal place for exploring the South Coast.

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  • Grass pitches suitable for tents
  • Access to all the park's facilities
  • Open from 28th May - 6th June and 23rd July - 31st August 2021 (school holidays)
  • Choice of two informal camping areas
  • Shower and toilet facilities
  • From just £30 per night!
  • Perfect for Dorset holidays
  • No Wi-Fi access from your pitch, but complimentary Wi-Fi in the main complex buildings on park
  • Please note that these pitches are not suitable for motorhomes or touring caravans
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The Sporting Field

Grass camping pitches

These grass pitches do not have access to an electric hookup, making them perfect for a back to basics getaway under canvas but with access to all the fantastic leisure facilities on park.

  • Designated grass pitches
  • Suitable for tents up to 7m
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • No electric hookup
  • Access to all the on-site leisure facilities*
  • Open in the May Half Term and Summer Holiday 2021
  • No Wi-Fi on these pitches
  • Access to the free Wi-Fi at the park's main complex building
  • *Please note that following Government guidelines, some facilities may remain closed for 2021 until further notice
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The sporting field camping at Oakdene in DorsetFrom £30 a night

Relaxed camping on grass pitches without electric hookup | The Sporting Field Camping

Camping at Oakdene Forest Park in Dorset grass pitchesFrom £30 a night

Camping pitches with access to all the facilities | The Sporting Field Camping

Grass camping pitches at Oakdene Forest ParkFrom £30 a night

Available at Oakdene Forest Park in Dorset | The Sporting Field Camping

The Meadow

Informal grass camping pitches

These informal grass pitches allow you to choose your ideal spot to pitch up then relax and make memories with family or friends. The relaxed camping field and unmarked pitches suit tents of any size, making them the perfect setting for camping. There is no access to an electric hookup, just a great place to make the most of all the fantastic facilities on site.

  • Informal camping
  • No electric hookup
  • Suitable for tents of any size!
  • Use of toilet and shower facilities located on the Sporting Field
  • Access to all the on-site facilities*
  • Open in the May Half Term and Summer Holiday 2021
  • No Wi-Fi access on pitch
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at the park's main complex building
  • *Please note that following Government guidelines, some facilities may remain closed for 2021 until further notice
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The Meadow camping at Oakdene Forest Park in DorsetFrom £30 a night

Informal family camping | The Meadow at Oakdene Forest Park

Grass camping pitches in The Meadow at Oakdene Forest ParkFrom £30 a night

Grass pitches without electric hookup | The Meadow at Oakdene

The Sporting Field Availability

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pets are charged at £1.50 per pet, per night. (£3 peak)
  • Only one tent/tourer per pitch. Please book a separate pitch for each unit you are bringing.
  • Minimum 2 night stay during peak (school holidays)

Meadow Field Availability

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pets are charged at £1.50 per pet, per night. (£3 peak)
  • Only one tent/tourer per pitch. Please book a separate pitch for each unit you are bringing.
  • Minimum 2 night stay during peak (school holidays)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your check-in and check-out times for touring and camping?

Check-in is from 12 NOON on the day of arrival, and check-out is at 11AM on the day of departure.

Due to COVID-19, what facilities will be open?

What facilities we are able to open will depend on government guidance.

We were delighted to safely open the following facilities across our parks after the first lockdown, all with new social distancing measures in place and are ready to do so again as soon as we are permitted. The government have set out their roadmap which gives us hope for when we may be able to reopen each of these (please refer to the government website for more information and full details):

  • Adventure Golf at Oakdene Forest Park
  • Food delivery service at Oakdene Forest Park & Shorefield Country Park
  • Tennis & Football Courts at Shorefield Country Park
  • Gyms at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Outdoor Dining at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Indoor Swimming Pools at all parks
  • Outdoor Swimming Pools at all parks (seasonally open in the summer months only)
  • Entertainment venues at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park*
  • Indoor bars and restaurants with table service only, at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • Indoor arcades at Oakdene Forest Park and Shorefield Country Park
  • On-site shops across all parks
  • Launderettes at all of our holiday parks
  • Outdoor play parks at all parks
  • Reflections Day Spa at Shorefield Country Park

Please note that the above are all subject to the latest government guidance, which we are bound by.

For your safety we regret that closures therefore still applied for our saunas and steam rooms, Oakdene's Escape Rooms and Go Active+ until further notice. Unfortunately the Retreat Bar and Gym at Merley Court also remain closed 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'.

Rest assured we are working hard to ensure we can offer you as much of the Shorefield Holidays Experience as possible on your staycation.

We will keep you updated if the Government make any announcements that indicate whether we will be permitted to re-open our facilities and any changes that may take place.

Can I park on or near to my pitch?

Yes, the pitch price allows for one vehicle so please allow for this when calculating the pitch size required. Additional vehicles are chargeable at £4 per night and will usually have to be kept in the car park. We regret that commercial vehicles are not allowed on our parks.

Are BBQs allowed?

Use of BBQs are permitted at our touring & camping parks, as long as they are raised well off the ground on a fixed stand and all safety rules are observed.

Can we have a fire pit?

We're sorry, but open fires or campfires are not allowed at any of our parks at any time.

More frequently asked questions
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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