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St Leonards Farm Caravan and Camping Park

8.7
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General

  • One of the closest campsites to Bournemouth
  • Sociable atmosphere which respects guest's peace and quiet
  • Lots of water-based activities to do nearby

If your camping destination is Dorset-based, farm yourself out to the friendly folk at St Leonards Farm Caravan & Camping Park, which is an ideal base for exploring Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest. There are sparkling loos, toasty hot water for showers and washing up, and well marked-out pitches – clearly these farm folk know what campers want. And canine campers are welcome too.

If you want to sizzle your own sausages, you can exchange gas cylinders on site and there are two major supermarkets within five minutes’ drive, or two pubs within a mile and a number of nearby restaurants if you’re feeling lazy/thirsty. St Leonards Farm is a sociable but quiet site and has a 'no noise after 11pm' policy – perfect if you’re getting up at the crack of dawn for some seaside exploring.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs are not allowed during high season between 01/07 and 31/08.

During the low season the water in shower block may be reduced to two hours in the morning and one in the evening.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 369 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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very nice site, well kept 16/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan l. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    the whole lay out was lovely and very well kept

    Disliked: 

    couldn't find the washing up area.
    Shower was terrible very slow and kept going cold, constantly having to push the button to keep the water flow was annoying.

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Will hope to be back soon, overall was a great place. 12/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mark_h269236 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to find and had a nice welcome, helped us to the pitch and made sure we was ok, even though we arrived late (8pm). Showers and toilet was always clean and water was hot. Similar to festival showers I have when i work at them so that was fine for us both. Was able to collect the deposit for the card very early (7am) so that was handy. Shops are close and open until 10pm..

    Disliked: 

    I bet this place does get quite packed when its busy, as lots of pitches are set up quite close and not much space for children to play around the tent.

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Everything you could ask for and at a good price too! 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hayley A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, very clean and lovely toilet facilities, good price, well sign posted and easy to find and a beautiful environment near to main roads and big supermarkets.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - it provided everything we needed :)

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All round excellence 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean tidy, lovely shower block

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Lovely clean site. With all you need. Showers and toilets ... 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicci r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean site. With all you need. Showers and toilets very clean. Just a nice quiet site. Would definitely recomend and stay again.

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Excellent campsite. Very clean, great facilities 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tara B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent campsite. Very clean, great facilities

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Nice clean site, an enjoyable stay. 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location - great for Dorset attractions. Pub down the road and close to Bournemouth. Kids enjoyed the playground.
    Good clean site, showers and toilets always clean.

    Disliked: 

    Hooks in an odd place in the showers - not good for kids to shower on their own as they couldn't reach. Our pitch was a bit small and we were supposed to park in front of the tent but there was no room. We used the overflow car-park or an empty pitch as the site was only half full.

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great location for both Bournemouth and the New forest. loved ... 19/09/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    great location for both Bournemouth and the New forest.
    loved the radio/music for my morning shower :)
    great facilities,
    good size pitch

    Disliked: 

    pitching tent was a little difficult due to the ground being so hard, we do need to buy some more tent pegs!! ahaha

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Good location, fair sized pitches, good price, nice basic site, ... 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee N. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good location, fair sized pitches, good price, nice basic site, but due to my dislikes below I probably wouldn't stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from the main road (being on the main road is both an advantage and a disadvantage), I'm sure we had the only stoney pitch on the site!, showers have hooks but they are above the door, so if you open the door to let a child in or out everything falle on the floor! No other hooks or shelving in the showers.

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Excellent, clean facilities. 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie E. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A very well run site. The facilities are second to none and always very clean. Even the drive up to the site is beautiful, with exotic plants and lovely seasonal flowers. The staff are helpful and friendly and there is everything on the notice board about the local area.

    Disliked: 

    The noise from the A31 but you get used to it after a couple of nights. Maybe a little less rain next time!!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed low season only

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Ringwood Road Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH22 0AQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8131°N 1.8673°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 4.1 miles
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Bournemouth Travel Interchange — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Bournemouth Rail Station — 5.9 miles
Pokesdown Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Christchurch Rail Station — 6.3 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 6.7 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 2.9 miles
Southampton Airport — 24.1 miles

Directions


We are located about 7 miles from Bournemouth and 4 miles west of Ringwood just off the A31. We are just opposite the Texaco petrol station at Pinehurst Road. Look out for our big blue sign in the farm fields on your left as you head towards Ferndown from Ringwood. The A31 links directly from the M27 and M3 making us very easy to drive to from London, Southampton and the Midlands via Oxford.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

St Leonards Farm is one of the closest campsites to Bournemouth, with sandy beaches only seven miles away. There’s loads to do nearby if you’re feeling full of beans – try watersports such as windsurfing, sailing or surfing at Bournemouth’s artificial reef, or have at it with some go-karting, dry slope skiing, golf, fishing or horse-riding in the scenic surrounding countryside.

Feeling a bit tired after all that sporty exertion? Take a picnic to nearby Moors Valley Country Park, which has a golf course, cycling routes and outdoor play area, or have a family day out at a plethora of local attractions including Paultons Park, Marwell Zoo, Beaulieu Motor Museum and Wimborne Minster Model Town.

Kids will enjoy fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast, and if they’re disappointed by not finding a T-rex skeleton right there and then, you can take them along to the Dinosaur Museum at Dorchester, then spoil them with a day out at Adventure Wonderland less than three miles from the park. The site is also an ideal stop over point for the Poole or Portsmouth cross channel ferries.

Must see

  • Adventure Wonderland (2.8 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (6.4 miles)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (6.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (7.2 miles)
  • White Mill (8.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Reception is unmanned after 7pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

St Leonards Farm Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. St Leonards Farm Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed during high season between 01/07 and 31/08.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. between 20/07 and 31/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Pitches will be allocated prior to arrival. Subject to availability we will use reasonable endeavours to find one alternative pitch if requested.

During the low season the water in shower block may be reduced to two hours in the morning and one in the evening.

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