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Holiday Parks in Dorset

Famed for its iconic landmarks along the Jurassic Coast, spectacular sights like Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are within easy reach of our 3 holiday parks in Dorset.

Dorset holidays are about historic market towns, enjoying nearby family attractions and relaxing on the beach – there’s always something to discover in Dorset. And when you’ve had your fill, you’ll find great facilities and entertainment on offer at our holiday parks, too, from restaurants to swimming pools.

Self-catering holidays in Dorset don’t get better than Parkdean Resorts!

Caravan Holidays in Dorset

If you’re looking for caravan holidays in Dorset, look no further than Parkdean Resorts. All 3 of our parks offer a fantastic range of comfortable and stylish static caravan accommodation.

Lodge Holidays in Dorset

As well as caravans, you’ll find a range of lodge holidays in Dorset, available at 2 of our holiday parks in the region. If you're looking for holidays with hot tubs in Dorset, we offer a selection of lodges at both of our parks with this extra luxury.

Touring & Camping Holidays

With so much spectacular scenery on offer in Dorset, why not make the most of it by getting closer to nature with a touring or camping pitch at Sandford or West Bay?

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A man teaching a boy how to fish on the fishing lake at Warmwell Holiday Park Fishing at Warmwell
The limestone arch at Durdle Door Beach Durdle Door
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People canoeing in the sea at Sandbanks Beach Canoeing off Sandbanks Beach

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Glamping Holidays in Dorset


If you’re keen to get back to nature and are after the ultimate outdoor experience without the hassle of camping, why not opt for one of our glamping holidays in Dorset? With the breathtaking Jurassic Coast and pretty villages on your doorstep, Dorset has all the ingredients for the idyllic glamping break.

Glamping holidays offer the perfect blend of comfort and practicality, where you can enjoy all the outdoor freedom without compromising on homely essentials like a proper bed and kitchen. Our Safari+ tents on our Dorset parks are also the first of their kind to include a bathroom!

Dorset Holiday Parks offering Glamping

We offer glamping holidays at two of our Dorset holiday parks – Sandford and West Bay. Select your park below to find out more.

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Family Food and Entertainment

At the end of a busy day, there’s nothing better than settling down to a tasty meal and some family entertainment. You’ll find great restaurants and fun entertainment on the parks.

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On Park Activities

Whether you're making a splash in one of our swimming pools, scaling the indoor climbing wall or having a kick-about on the sports court, our on park activities are sure to keep you busy all holiday!

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Poole Harbour

Visit the second largest natural harbour in the world – fantastic Poole Harbour. Sit back with a drink and watch the hustle and bustle or head to one of the many restaurants.

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Seaside Resorts

Find all your favourite seaside activities at Dorset’s lively resorts. Head to the pier at Bournemouth, go fossil hunting at Lyme Regis or enjoy beach walks and ice-creams at Weymouth.

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Visit Dorchester

Enjoy riverside walks in the pretty town of Dorchester. Explore the shops and cafés then visit the home of novelist Thomas Hardy or admire beautiful sculptures at the sculpture park.

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FAQs about Holidays in Dorset


All 3 of our holiday parks in Dorset are ideal for couples' breaks, with the stunning Jurassic Coast nearby and plenty of trails, towns and harbours to explore, it's the ideal destination for a romantic getaway.

For a luxurious romantic break, why not try Warmwell Holiday Park? Highly rated by guests travelling as a couple, this lodge-only park features a wide range of luxury lodge accommodation, a number of which also include a hot tub.

All 3 of our holiday parks in Dorset are dog friendly. To browse our dog friendly accommodation, simply select 'Bringing a pet' when using our search, or head to our park accommodation pages and apply the 'Pet Friendly' filter. Warmwell in particular is a fantastic park for dogs, due to the brand new addition of a dog agility area for them to run around in.

There are plenty of attractions in the local area which welcome dogs, from magnificent castles and country parks to the iconic Durdle Door Beach. To find out more about dog friendly beaches and attractions near our parks in Dorset, and plan your holiday, head to our dog friendly holidays in Dorset page.

Sandford Holiday Park is just over 10 miles from the bustling resort of Bournemouth and is an ideal choice if you want to be close to the action, yet still come back to a relaxing retreat. Sandford is also receiving significant investment in 2021, from brand new luxury lodge accommodation to an exciting enhanced activities programme.

The A35 is just 5 minutes' from the park's entrance which will take you straight into the centre of Bournemouth and within easy reach of its dazzling beaches and amusements.

Prices vary for our caravan holidays in Dorset, depending on the time of year and grade of caravan you choose. We have everything from luxury brand new caravans to great value options which provide all the essentials for a comfortable stay. During off-peak dates, you'll often find great weekend stays available for under £150.

Plus, thanks to our self-catering facilities and flexible sleeping arrangements, a caravan holiday in Dorset is always going to offer excellent value for money - with some caravans sleeping up to 8 guests.

All 3 of our holiday parks in Dorset offer lodge holidays, while Warmwell Holiday Park is an exclusive lodge-only park. Prices vary depending on the time of year and grade of lodge you choose.

For our best deals, check out our lodge breaks outside of the school holidays. We also offer a number of smaller lodges which feature the same great amenities and comfort for less.

You can enjoy a great value touring caravan or camping holiday at 2 of our campsites in Dorset - West Bay and Sandford. Prices vary depending on the time of year and type of pitch you choose, however, all of our pitches offer excellent value for money and often start from as little as £11 per night.

Included in the cost of your pitch are entertainment passes allowing you to enjoy all of the facilities and entertainment on park. You'll also find great amenities too, including showers, water points and drainage at no extra cost.

If you fancy a touch of luxury outdoors, why not book a break in one of our glamping safari tents, now available at West Bay and Sandford Holiday Parks.

All 3 of our holiday parks in Dorset are well suited to families with children, and whichever you choose, you'll find a wide range of family-friendly facilities and entertainment on offer.

If it's all out action you're after, we recommend Warmwell Holiday Park which has received positive reviews from guests holidaying with children. With everything from a dry ski slope to an indoor roller rink, kids will find hours of entertainment to keep them occupied. We're also investing in a whole range of brand new activities at Sandford Holiday Park for 2021, with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.

If you're driving from central London, it takes around 3 hours depending on traffic. Our closest Dorset holiday park to London is Sandford Holiday Park, around 2h45 away. Take the M3 and then M27 motorway for the fastest route.

If you prefer public transport, South Western Rail offers a regular train service between London Waterloo and a number of towns in Dorset, including Bournemouth, Poole, Wareham and Dorchester - putting you within easy shooting distance of our parks.

Whether you're visiting for a weekend or a full week, you'll find plenty of fantastic places to visit in Dorset. From charming villages to bustling seaside towns, there's something for everyone. Some of our favourites include:

All 3 of our holiday parks in Dorset have swimming pools. Both Warmwell and West Bay Holiday Parks feature big indoor pools with their own waterslide, while Sandford Holiday Park has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool which is being refurbished for 2021.

As well as swimming sessions, you'll find a range of pool activities on offer - guaranteed to be a hit with the kids.

Yes, Warmwell Holiday Park in Dorset features 2 well-stocked fishing lakes, as well as an on-park tackle shop. Welcoming beginners and amateurs alike, Warmwell is the perfect choice if you're looking for a lodge holiday where you can fish.

Find out more about fishing in Dorset by heading to our Warmwell Leisure page, or to explore all of our fishing parks, head to our fishing holidays page.

West Bay Holiday Park in Dorset is just steps from the sea front and is the ideal choice if you just want to grab your towel and flip flops and stroll to the beach.

While our Warmwell and Sandford Holiday Parks are further inland, you'll find great beaches like Sandbanks and Durdle Door just a short drive away. Bournemouth Beach has also been rated highly as one of TripAdvisor's best beaches and is just a half an hour drive away from Sandford Holiday Park. Whichever park you choose, you'll be able to make the most of Dorset's beautiful beaches.

Dorset holds a whole host of brilliant attractions just waiting to be explored. Some of our top picks include:

  • Durdle Door
  • Corfe Castle
  • Lulworth Cove
  • Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park
  • Farmer Palmers Farm Park
  • Abbotsbury Swannery

Head to our Dorset attractions page to start planning your trip.

All 3 of our holiday parks in Dorset offer free WiFi within the main complex areas, meaning you can keep in touch with friends and family while you're on holiday. In addition to this, West Bay Holiday Park also offers a premium WiFi service meaning you can access WiFi in your caravan for a small fee.

Due to our park's rural locations, we can't guarantee strong phone signal or mobile data in the area. If you're planning to stream while you're away, it's worth planning ahead and downloading some films to watch before you travel.

You'll find a range of wheelchair accessible caravans available at both West Bay and Sandford Holiday Parks in Dorset. New for 2020, we now also have wheelchair-friendly lodges at Warmwell Holiday Park, complete with an accessible hot tub. To browse our accessible accommodation, simply select the 'Wheelchair Friendly' filter when searching for your holiday online or browsing on our park accommodation pages. In addition to this, all of our parks' main complex buildings also feature accessible facilities.

Due to the natural terrain of our parks, some may be better suited than others if you experience issues with mobility. Both West Bay and Sandford are relatively flat, with the exception of the camping area. Warmwell, however, is very hilly throughout.

Enjoying more hours of sunshine than the UK average, Dorset is a particularly popular summer destination. With countless beautiful beaches providing the perfect setting to while away long summer days, July tends to bring the warmest weather. Often reaching temperatures of 22 degrees, this is worth bearing in mind if you're planning lots of outdoor activities. Check out our local attractions page to start preparing your itinerary.

That being said, you'll still find plenty on offer throughout the cooler months. Autumn and spring are ideal times to visit and take advantage of Dorset's many coastal walks - especially if you've got a dog, welcome on most beaches during these months. Dorset's bustling local towns and villages have something to offer throughout the year, from Christmas markets to summer fetes, there's no bad time to visit!