Dorset Friendly Friendly Campsites

Camping has become a firm family favourite activity and Dorset has some great sites offering outstanding views, swimming pools, play parks, entertainment and fire pits ready for toasting marshmallows.  

Below is a list of campsites which have been recommended by Dorset parents in Summer 2017 so please take a peek and see where your next family adventure takes you!

SOUTH EAST DORSET

BEACON HILL - POOLE

Recommended by Claire - Beacon Hill near Poole is a really good spot as you're also close to beach. The site is quite natural and has some good facilities, my boys love it there.  

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

NEDDY GREEN – LYTCHETT MATRAVERS

Recommended by Boudicca - At Neddy Green there are wide open fields overlooking the Purbeck Hills in the distance.   Campfires are allowed, there is ample sheltered space with tables and chairs.  It's quiet and peaceful, plenty of walks to interesting viewpoints and landmarks.  There are cold tap sinks and composting toilets. 

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

SANDFORD HOLIDAY PARK – HOLTON HEATH, POOLE

Recommended by Gemma – Sandford is great as it has everything, pools, clubhouse, entertainment, play areas and a chippy.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

RURAL AND NORTH DORSET

INSIDE PARK – BLANDFORD

Recommended by Rachel - It's a beautiful non commercialized campsite with a little shop, games room with wifi and showers. Surrounded by woodland with walks and cycle routes too. 

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

MEADOW VIEW CAMPSITE - WIMBORNE

Recommended by Ellie - We went to Meadow View in August.  It was a lovely site with a fishing lake and fire pit.  No play park that I was aware of but it’s just up the road from Moors Valley Country Park. 

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

MERLEY COURT – WIMBORNE

Recommended by Lindsey - Staff are so helpful and kind.  Very child friendly campsite with lots for children to do.  Very clean shower blocks and toilets.  So close to Poole and Bournemouth.  We love it there!  

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

RIVERSIDE LAKES – WIMBORNE

Recommended by Harjout - It's a very chilled out site, lots of family's and not for big crowds who wish to get loud at night.  Really helped to switch off and just relax with nature, my three kids made friends easily on site and played in nature without need for tablets or entertainment.  It's a lovely family run site.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

WILKSWORTH FARM – WIMBORNE

Recommended by Jen – Wilksworth Farm is lovely and quiet with clean facilities. There is a lovely heated outdoor pool, a play area, a village of playhouses and tennis courts.  It feels safe and secure and we are happy to let our little man ride about on his bike or scooter there. We love going back time and time again.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

PURBECK AREA

BIRCHWOOD TOURIST PARK – WAREHAM

Recommended by Kerry - Birchwood in Wareham is fab, and cheap too.  Ace park, lovely splash pool which the kids love, sandpit and more.  It's safe and clean too.  We live in Dorchester and come here every year!

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

BURNBAKE CAMPSITE – NEAR CORFE CASTLE

Recommended by Eleanor – We visited Burnbake with a toddler and a baby.  Really family friendly with lots of kids there, natural wooded camp site and lots of wildlife too.  Nice showers and toilets, baby changing in 2 unisex toilets, bathroom for babies and a laundry room with tumble drier. Small shop and cafe too.  

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

EAST CREECH FARM – NEAR WAREHAM

Recommended by Ellie – They have a lovely little farm, play park and a fishing lake.  Also has a shop that sells eggs, fresh bread and ice creams.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website

LONGTHORNS FARM – NEAR WAREHAM

Recommended by Lizzie – Longthorns is an amazing place.  Always clean facilities and helpful staff.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

NORDEN FARM – NEAR CORFE CASTLE

Recommended by Katie - Really good facilities and really popular with families.  We had a fire pit on the go every evening.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

PRIMROSE FIELDS – NEAR WAREHAM

Recommended by Elizabeth - Child friendly site, doggy friendly, camp fires and it’s family run.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Facebook page.

WAREHAM FOREST TOURING PARK

Recommended by Kelly – It’s a safe spacious park which has a small and bigger swimming pool, games room, outside play area and on site shop.  Some evenings they also have outside food companies in so you don't have to worry about cooking!  The shower and toilet blocks are clean and warm.  We went camping as a family for the 1st time recently and it was great!  Also surrounded by woodland so you can go on walks.  Highly recommend!

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

WOODYHYDE – CORFE CASTLE

Recommended by Jane – We took our 2 children under 5, there's a dog free field and you get to see the steam trains at they go past.  Lots of children there to play with too.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

WEST DORSET

EAST FLEET FARM – WEYMOUTH

Recommended by Clare – East Fleet Farm has the most amazing views and sunsets.  Also has a great play park, lots of space, a pub and a very well equipped shop.  It’s a great base for exploring the local area.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

EWELEAZE FARM – OSMINGTON, WEYMOUTH

Recommended by Deborah - Eweleaze is only open for 4 weeks of the summer but it is brilliant!  They have animals to pet, hay play area, private beach and wood fired pizza.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

FRESHWATER BEACH HOLIDAY PARK – BRIDPORT

Recommended by Helen - We went to Freshwater Beach on the wettest, stormiest weekend of the Summer but despite the weather the kids loved it!  There is a fantastic pool which kept them entertained for hours and the children's entertainment in the evening is brilliant, although this is seasonal.   The showers are good and the staff seem to work hard to keep them and the toilets clean.  There are a couple of nice pubs nearby which we went to for dinner.  I'm sure it would be even better in good weather as it has an outside pool and it’s right on the beach (albeit a stony one).

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

HIGHERMOOR FARM – NOTTINGTON, WEYMOUTH

Recommended by Gemma –There’s a large marquee tent with entertainment in the evenings, wood fired pizza nights and a play area.  Really nice site and very clean.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

HIGHLANDS END – EYPE, BRIDPORT

Recommended by Georgia – Thoroughly recommend this site, it has a nice swimming pool and play park. 

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

NEWLANDS - CHARMOUTH, BRIDPORT

Recommended by Gemma – They have an indoor and outdoor pool, entertainment, bar, chippy and it’s close to the beach and a little village, lovely site.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

SANDYHOLME HOLIDAY PARK – OWERMOIGNE, DORCHESTER

Recommended by Katharine - I would recommend Sandyholme it as it is a nice enclosed meadow where you pitch your tent wherever you like in the field, facilities are clean, there is a nice little park, duck pond and small convenience shop.  It is very friendly and relaxing.  We often go with extended family and because there are no allocated pitches we can all camp together.  We particularly like the nearby Moreton river where the children can play and paddle. 

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.

WEST FLEET HOLIDAY FARM – WEYMOUTH

Recommended by Gemma – Campsite with lovely views and walks, outdoor pool, play area and a bar.

For more information including location, facilities and pitch prices please visit the Website.


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Dorsetmums has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site and does not accept liability for any errors or omission.  All reviews have been given by local parents and those wishing to camp should contact the sites directly before making the journey to ensure it is open and not fully booked. 

 

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