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Sandford Holiday Park: Safari tents

General

  • Family park close to Poole, Studland and Sandbanks
  • Indoor and outdoor pools, amusement arcade, play areas and kids' clubs
  • Bowling, crazy golf, ice cream parlour, restaurant and clubhouse

Sandford Holiday Park is an apt name for this park, which has acres of Britain’s best beaches within easy reach… From its peaceful Holton Heath woodland setting, it's just a short journey to the wide sands of Studland and Sandbanks, as well as lively resorts such as Bournemouth and Poole – all of which are within a half-hour drive.

Boredom's not an option here, where the activities include a summer outdoor and indoor pool complex, a dedicated musical play pool for toddlers, courts for tennis and many other sports, bikes and pedal go-karts for hire, and nature trails crisscrossing the site.

Still standing after all that energetic stuff? Then go swing’n’rolling at the bowling, or take the kids around the jungle-themed crazy golf and reward the winner with an extra scoop at the site’s ice cream parlour.

The park also has three different kids’ clubs, banded by age to make sure top fun is had by all (even the harder-to-please teens should be mildly interested by the film-making and DJ workshops… plus the free wifi on site).

Young’uns should also enjoy the indoor soft play zone and two outdoor play areas, with a pirate ship and a climbing wall as well as the usual playground paraphernalia.

Recharge your batteries at the fish and chip shop or the Arena restaurant, which serves Costa coffee as well as pizzas and lots of other family-friendly meals. Then top it all off with a trip to the Limelite Club for family entertainment, cabaret and competitions from the sparkly Troupers: you should sleep well after that lot…

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.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Tents are not accepted at this park.

Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 644 reviews

 

74% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

  34% described as Forest ?

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Location06/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Over crowded, and not enough staff to keep on top of table clearing in both bars and restaurants. Did not stay on site much as a result

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Lots to do for the children, evening entertainment was really …06/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lots to do for the children, evening entertainment was really good.

    Disliked: 

    Staff to check the shower/toilet facilities more regularly. Ladies was especially dirty and always had large groups of teenagers just hanging out.

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Excellent site, clean and lots do do. Great for families.01/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The entertainment, sports and activity teams were phenomenal and great with the kids. There were so many activities to choose from we had such a fun filled week and the wet weather didn't impact us at all.

    Disliked: 

    The food was overpriced, long qeues and poorly stocked. Some pitches could be difficult to reverse a caravan onto, especially if someone is already pitched opposite you. Wifi was accessible in the entertainment centre only and was intermittent, you kept having to keep logging back in.

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Not being able to get into swimming as said was all booked up31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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    A lot of things in one place

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Friendly staff31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJason c.Confirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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    Most of Everything

    Disliked: 

    Queueing for drinks and food

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Excellent site our second stay here this year can’t wait for next year31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartine S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Paddock electric grass touring pitch
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    Variety of activities to keep the children busy and how friendly the staff were. Especially Jamie at high ropes and Dylan on the bungee trampolines who were amazing with my daughter when she almost bailed at the first hurdle of high ropes. Amazing interaction from both of them really encouraged confidence and constantly interacting! Amazing!

    Disliked: 

    Limited stock in fish and chip shop and street eats stand.

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No cleaners to take old dinner plates of the tables31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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    Good pitch

    Disliked: 

    The bar was not clean plus no staff

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Shower block needs revamp, showers Luke warm, meadow pitches tight.31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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    Intertainment,

    Disliked: 

    Meadow pitches have to pay for alot of activitys that are free at other sites. Swimming pool small.

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Staff are really friendly and helpful and there's plenty of them!31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loads to do on the site, including indoor pool, pedal go karts, high rope challenge, amusement arcade, soft play, outdoor pool (in summer) and crazy golf. There's lots more too. It's all extra paid for (apart from the indoor pool and soft play).

    Very clean and well organised campsite.
    Good quality electricity supply and a well stocked shop.

    Disliked: 

    The place is huge!! The roads can get a bit busy with people coming and going and kids playing

    Not a lot of hot water from the shower, but facilities are clean

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Exciting and fun site, great for children. Definitely worth the cost.31/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatasha H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass touring pitch
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    Evening entertainment was fantastic as usual. They really put in a huge effort at Halloween by decorating everything! The park is clean and tidy which is impressive considering the amount of people staying! Food at the Boathouse was top notch as usual.

    Disliked: 

    Struggled to get tables in evening due to the amount of people staying, needed to be at the doors at 5pm just to get a table. There was also no wash tokens for 3 days which for a long stay family like us was really difficult and we ran out of clean clothes.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Digital food/drink menus

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Swimming pool entry quota

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset, England, BH16 6JZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7194°N 2.0864°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Post Office — 2.5 miles
Red Lion — 2.5 miles
Seldown Coach Station — 4.8 miles
Train stations
Holton Heath Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Wareham Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Hamworthy Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 4.2 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 4.5 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 6.1 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 11.9 miles

Directions


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

It’s a short hop in the car to begin discovering the area’s spectacular surrounds, from the wilds of the New Forest to the ancient cliffs, limestone arches and nature reserves of the Jurassic Coast (tick off another World Heritage Site on your 'must-see' list).

Dorset is jammed with attractions to suit all interests. History buffs might fancy clambering around Northe Fort or scaling the ramparts at Corfe and Portland castles. The Adventure Wonderland family theme park has thrills for kids of all ages, plus a massive hedge maze to get lost in, and action men (and women) can go paintballing or drive a tank at the Bovington Tank Museum.

There’s loads of fun for fauna fans, too: check out the chimps at Monkey World, swan about at Abbotsbury Swannery, visit Weymouth Sea Life Park, explore the largest saltwater lagoon in the country on the glass-bottomed Fleet Observer, or meet some farmyard friends at Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park. Drive a bit further and you can also make a day trip to Longleat Safari Park.

Must see

  • Corfe Castle (5.7 miles)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (5.9 miles)
  • Brownsea Island (6.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Corfe Castle (5.8 miles)
  • White Mill (6.0 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:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Sandford Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Sandford Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Sandford Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Sandford Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sandford Holiday Park? It’s a short hop in the car to begin discovering the area’s spectacular surrounds, from the wilds of the New Forest to the ancient cliffs, limestone arches and nature reserves of the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sandford Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Sandford Holiday Park? From £14 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

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