There are plenty of holiday parks in Dorset, many set in stunning locations.
Dorset is home to a beautiful, long stretching coastline, as well as a rural, unspoilt countryside.
Caravan holidays in Dorset range from small and quiet family run sites, to the much larger parks, with a variety of facilities to keep everyone entertained.
With so many popular options for caravan parks in Dorset, it’s hard to decide which one to visit.
We’ve done our best to include as many of the favourites in this round up, but be warned, there are plenty more to explore!
Merley Court Holiday Park, Wimborne
If luxury and tranquility are top of the list for a Dorset caravan break, Merley Court Holiday Park in Wimborne is the perfect escape at any time of the year.
The site has a secluded woodland area where you can rent a luxury lodge to truly relax and get away from it all. Some lodges come with hot tubs, flat screen TVs and Xbox consoles to ensure everyone is entertained (particular on any Dorset rainy days!)
There are many onsite facilities including an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar and play area.
Locally, Wimborne is a popular market town with a variety of independent shops, restaurants and pubs.
The popular beaches of Dorset are also not far away, as is the Castleman Trailway where you can cycle and walk throughout the area.
Durdle Door Holiday Park
Durdle Door Holiday Park, located on the popular and stunning UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, is a family owned park.
They offer accommodation in luxury caravans, camping pods and cabins.
Onsite facilities include an onsite bar and restaurant serving locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy some live sports on the bar TVs or try your hand at a game of pool.
Elsewhere on the park is a children’s adventure playground with a football area, zipline, swing and obstacle course.
When you’re not enjoying the holiday park and it’s many facilities, there is the opportunity to go out and explore the beautiful Dorset coastline, including the pretty Lulworth Cove, as well as the limestone arch of Durdle Door beach.
Rockley Park, another Haven run holiday park in Dorset, is located close to the picturesque and bustling town of Poole.
Rockley Park is a large caravan park, set in the heathland area of Ham Common nature reserve. Next to the holiday park is a beach, lake and woodland.
The park has a wide choice of different static caravans, camping pods and luxury lodges to rent for a short break or a longer holiday.
Onsite facilities include a heated and outdoor pool (with slides), a climbing wall, crazy golf, as well as restaurants, entertainment, takeaways, pubs, shops and a launderette.
You could quite easily spend your entire break at Rockley Park, without leaving the site, but that would be a shame as the local area has a lot to offer. You could explore Poole Quay and take a boat ride across to Brownsea Island, build some sandcastles at the world famous Sandbanks beach, or go fossil hunting along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Oakdene Forest Park
Located in 55 acres, Oakdene Forest Park is a popular choice for families.
This woodland holiday park can be found on the edge of Hurn & Avon Forest, providing plenty of outdoor space to explore and run off energy.
Oakdene is the perfect choice for combining the beautiful beaches of Dorset with the stunning countryside, all begging to be enjoyed. The popular New Forest National Park is also not far away, offering acres of outdoor space to run, cycle and walk within.
Onsite facilities include Go Active activities, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as evening entertainment.
Both caravan and lodge accommodation is available at this holiday park, some with hot tubs, some are also pet friendly.
Sandford Holiday Park
If you are looking for a caravan park in Dorset that is lively and close to all the action, Sandford Holiday Park near Poole is definitely one to consider.
Although Sandford Holiday Park is located in the peaceful Holton Heath woodland, it’s a short journey from the stunning golden sandy beaches of Studland and Sandbanks, as well as the bustling towns of Bournemouth and Poole.
The family appeal of this Dorset holiday park is due to the amount of onsite entertainment – indoor and outdoor swimming pools, play areas and kids clubs, an amusement arcade, evening entertainment, various dedicated sports areas including a jungle-themed crazy golf area.
As would be expected, there are plenty of places to eat and drink on site too, including fish and chips and the Arena restaurants serving pizzas and other family-friendly meals.
Sandford Holiday Park offers caravan and lodge holidays, as well as pitches for touring caravans and tents.
Haven Littlesea Holiday Park
Haven run Littlesea Holiday Park is ideally located in the popular seaside resort of Weymouth. The holiday park has access to the South West Coastal Path where you can walk to Chesil Bank beach.
Families will love this popular Dorset caravan park with its wide range of onsite activities, including heated pools with plenty of water activities, as well as plenty of other entertainment and activities throughout the holiday park.
If you can drag the kids away from the abundance of onsite activities there’s plenty to keep them occupied in the local area. Popular days out include the award winning Weymouth beach and seaside town, as well as the chance to explore local Corfe Castle.