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- Well-maintained park half a mile from the coast
- Lots of open space and fishing lakes on site
- Café, steak nights, indoor pool, tennis court and a licensed shop
You don’t get to your 40th birthday as a campsite without doing something very right. And the cheerful and dedicated team at Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park near Charmouth in Dorset have had things sorted since 1972: pristine facilities and well-kept grounds, fishing lakes on site stuffed with stock, lots of open space and a fully-equipped games room for the tiddlers...
The rural setting is pitch-perfect too, among mature trees and in the Char Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, under a mile from Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast. There’s plenty of wildlife to watch, especially around the fishing lakes: rabbits bound about and you can also spot red deer at times.
For tasty fodder, the Offshore Café has weekly steak nights as well as takeaway on offer (send the kids to clamber on the shipwreck structure a few metres away until the food arrives). The café overlooks the Offshore indoor pool, which is available to all guests for a small charge; you can buy discount tickets at reception and the pool is free for under-fives.
For other activities, there’s a tennis court on site as well as a giant draughts board to puzzle over, and once you’re ready to explore Dorset, the Wood Farm tourist information room has loads of leaflets on things to do and see in the area. There’s also a licensed park shop selling groceries as well as the daily papers, camping essentials and gas.
Dogs are allowed on site.
Open from 04/03/2022 to 31/10/2022
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Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Digital food/drink menus
Distance markers in shared facilities
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area
More frequent emptying of bins
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Swimming pool entry quota
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Yeovil Bus Station — 18.7 miles
18.7 miles Bus Station — 20.6 miles
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Crewkerne Rail Station — 10.9 miles
10.9 miles Honiton Rail Station — 12.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 22.5 miles
22.5 miles Exmouth Ferry Landing — 24.0 miles
24.0 miles Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 22.0 miles
The park entrance is directly off the main A35 roundabout on the western side of Charmouth. (Do not go into Charmouth village - remain on the A35.) We are well signposted with international caravan signs.
The beaches at Charmouth and ‘the pearl of Dorset’ Lyme Regis are both within walking distance. Both are known for rich fossil-hunting pickings and have historic towns to browse around – Lyme Regis is famous for its Cobb Harbour and Jane Austen associations, while Charmouth has a Heritage Coast Centre to help you out with your fossil finds.
Charmouth is one of the gateway towns to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with coastal walks, climbing, watersports and fishing all abounding along its 93-mile stretch.
The ‘anchor towns’ of Exeter, Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch are all accessible from this section of coast: kids can splash about at the Splashdown Water Park in Poole, walk under water in the tunnel at Bournemouth Oceanarium or get crafty at the ‘yummy mummy centre’ Zooma in Christchurch.
For wildlife watching, take a trip on the Seaton open air tramway along the Axe estuary to see flocks of wading birds at the area’s nature reserves, or go to one of the many wildlife centres and attractions about; you could peer at the meerkats in the Axe Valley Wildlife Park, or see the seals among the thousand animals at Weymouth Sealife Park. Wildlife of an ancient bent can be scoped at Dorchester’s award-winning Dinosaur Museum.
A Jurassic-sized amount of historical attractions is in Dorset and neighbouring Devon too, such as medieval Forde Abbey, the grottoes and gardens at Mapperton Abbey, the National Trust’s Shute Barton and the exotic Japanese gardens and Egyptian artefacts at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens.
- Mapperton House & Gardens (9.8 miles)
- Abbotsbury Swannery (14.9 miles)
- Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (15.0 miles)
- Shute Barton (6.8 miles)
- Loughwood Meeting House (7.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park? The beaches at Charmouth and ‘the pearl of Dorset’ Lyme Regis are both within walking distance. Both are known for rich fossil-hunting pickings and have historic towns to browse around – Lyme … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.