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Sandford Holiday Park

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Adventure play area

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).

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 294 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

  39% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Facilities clean and tidy08/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities clean and tidy

    Disliked: 

    Pitch felt small if you had a awning you couldn't park next to the caravan only infront of it.

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A routine security walk around would make the experience for all guest06/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Facilities were exceptionally clean even during the wettest October I have ever known.

    Disliked: 

    During the half term break , a lot of children were running wild, and uncontrolled and one adult group had no respect for other guests as regards to excessive noise on an evening.

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Won’t go again02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Drove 1hr 45mins Stayed 45mins and then drove home , no social distancing at all , to water logged , felt very close to the tent next to us , when we arrived it was pitch black and very hard to find pitch

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Anonymous user

Not alot02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Dale electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Not alot

    Disliked: 

    Everything

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Food in restaurant was good, good covid care, friendly helpful …02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKAREN J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Food in restaurant was good, good covid care, friendly helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Need more street lights

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Great site will book again in the future02/11/2020

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

  • Meadows non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    All the facilities that we could get into

    Disliked: 

    Swimming was pre booking was not informed of this at any stage of booking, found out only when on-site , Saturday evening entertainment was also bookings, surely this should have been on the website so people could book in time before arriving

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Site was clean with lots of squirrels and wildlife, level pitches.29/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Paddock electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The scenery and friendly neighbours.

    Disliked: 

    Even before arriving I didn't want to go. Out of 20 times ringing they answer once, which is difficult to understand because once I visited reception there were 4 people just stood chatting..
    Anyway back to the phone calls.. you cannot book online for any activities such as swimming because we booked through a third party (pitch up) and to call 1 week in advance to book places.
    I called 2 weeks in advance to be told all spaces for swimming and activities had been taken and I should of done it quicker.
    So we were unable to use any facilities.
    Some of the staff really didn't want to be there and it showed.
    Also the electric cut out on a few occasions with no apology or explanation.
    Very disappointed and wouldn't recommend if you want to use swimming pool etc..

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Nothing29/10/2020

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

  • Paddock electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Driving into the park was under water and the drains were blocked, getting out of the caravan was under water, built on clay no drainage. We asked to move they said it was fully booked even though pitches had been empty the whole time we were there.
    Computers were down and unable to book activities for the grandchildren, there was no social distances or control and long queues for evening entertainment and restaurant so didn’t bother with that.
    Electric went down and we could not get through to reception, and management did not come round to the caravan until the next day and told us that he did not know when we would get electric back on so we decided to leave early and come home.
    Wouldn’t recommend as there was too many people in the campsite no electric everything was fully booked, even saw people getting changed outside of the pool in the rain as they could not use changing rooms.
    In the football arena there was at least 30 to 40 playing an organised game with one member of staff (too many).
    Grandchildren were very disappointed and could not even build a bear.
    So disappointed and dissatisfied.
    We will not be coming back to this place.!

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We had a brilliant holiday. It was a great pitch on a lovely site27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great pitch, good facilities, clean and safe

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Disappointing27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSaxone T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadows electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The site it's self looked nice, the food in the restaurant was reasonably priced and tasty.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately most entertainment is bookable and payable with activity around 6 pound ahead with the same price for child and adult. Many of the staff were unable to provide the correct advice on the booking system and 90% of the activity we managed to book were cancelled and they refunded in cash which you couldn't spend on site. The ground on the campsite was very ROCKY so difficult to place pegs in. We were also only able to be seated in the restaurant on one occasion and the fish and chips on site got my order wrong twice after a 45 minute wait outside in the rain.

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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

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

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

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
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 2.5 miles
Poole: Dolphin Centre Bus Station — 4.7 miles
Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop — 5.8 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.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Sandford Holiday Park? From £8 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).

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

Additional terms

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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