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A background soundtrack of chattering chimps, laughing lemurs and trundling tanks makes for a fun vibe at laidback Longthorns Farm, an attractive rural site close to Dorset’s jaw-dropping Jurassic coastline.

You can stroll directly into Monkey World from Longthorns Farm to eyeball your noisy neighbours, and there is plenty more fluffy fauna about: alpacas, horses, sheep and chickens are among the friendly farm animals on site, and guests regularly spot deer, bunnies, buzzards and owls along the woodland trail. Walk a little further and you can track down those tanks, at Bovington Tank Museum.

After a busy day exploring the delights of Dorset, toast marshmallows over the embers of your firepit and kick back for a bit of stargazing, before snuggling up in a romantic shepherd’s cabin for the night...

The on-site honesty shop is another nice old-fashioned touch: it stocks essential provisions, including all the key ingredients for a slap-up breakfast, sourced locally and reasonably priced.

Alongside the aforementioned traditional approach at Longthorns Farm, a brand new eco toilet and shower block are in the offing too, complete with family/disabled bathroom and excellent facilities to bring the campsite right into the 21st century. Using recycled, reclaimed and recyclable products wherever possible in the construction of the building and its gorgeously green components - including recycled plastic to make the waterproof boarding inside (how smart!) - this new addition to the campsite has all the necessities plus handy little luxuries like hand- and hairdryers.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Terms and conditions

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

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 for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £2.00 fee.

A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
We do not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
We do not accept breeds/crossbreeds of Staffordshire terrier, pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to the reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to our attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 18/07 and 30/08.
The grocery shop is open between 18/07 and 31/08.
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.
Total silence must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Group bookings of 10 or more people travelling together are not permitted via
Group bookings of 3 or more units travelling together are not permitted via
No hen/stag parties permitted via
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people are not permitted via

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 is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 19/07 and 31/08.

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

This area is not subject to city tax.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Please read carefully before booking

1. On arrival: Campers please contact Mark or Sally before entering the main site area. Pitches will be available from 12 noon. Pitches must be vacated by 11am on day of departure, unless special arrangements apply.

2. Please observe all “working farm” and health and safety signs displayed.

3. Cars must be contained within the pitch reserved.

4. Longthorns Farm is responsible for the safety of the electrical system up to the socket on the hook-up point at the pitch. It is the responsibility of the camper to ensure that the plug, cable and associated sockets used to connect between the hook-up point to the camper's unit is safe. Longthorns Farm will not accept responsibility for any accident or loss arising from the use of unsuitable or unsafe electrical equipment connected to Longthorns Farm hook-up point. Do not let children play around the electric hook-up points or cables.

6. Maximum power loading is 10 amps which allows 3.680 wattage on pitch electrical outlets. This is sufficient for lighting, TV, fridge, microwave oven, shaver, but not standard domestic kettle or hairdryer. Household kettles use 2,000 watts, a camping one 750 watts. Please do not use household equipment whilst camping.

7. The management will not be held responsible for damage to clients' property by fire, theft or injury to persons whilst on the site.

8. Full use of the recycling facilities to be adhered to. You will be given a green recycle green sack. All rubbish must be placed in the bins provided. Veggies, fruit, etc. can be fed to the sheep.

9. All cars parked in the vicinity of trees are at the sole risk of the owner, and Longthorns Farm cannot accept responsibility for damage caused by falling trees or parts there from.

10. Barbecues may be used providing they are raised above ground level. Camp fires are allowed in a fire brazier or fire pit not directly on the grass, please check with site owners in adverse weather conditions. Anyone breaking this rule will be asked to leave Longthorns Farm. Firepits will be available to hire (conditions apply). Please do not go into the woods for firewood.

11. Radios, TVs, stereos,etc. can be played at a low volume that will not disturb others. The owners reserve the right to ask for any inappropriate or loud music to be turned off. If this is not adhered to, we may change our policy and and not allow electronic music, so please respect our T&Cs.

12. Quiet time must be observed between 11pm and 7am for the consideration of others. We reserve the right to ask people to leave, if their behavior is anti social.

13. Water: Cars must not be washed on site. Also no paddling pools to be used on site. Please supervise children regarding use of water.

14. Vehicle speed to be kept at 5mph at all times.

15. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, no more than 2m long. Dog owners are responsible for the disposal of any fouling. A doggy bin is provided.
We welcome well-trained dogs to Longthorns Farm, but reserve the right to refuse certain breeds. We allow a maximum of two dogs per booking. Please ensure your dog wears a collar and identity tag, and is on a lead under the control of a responsible adult at all times. We reserve the right to require the owner of any dog or pet considered a nuisance, or to be affecting the comfort of guests, to remove it from the farm.

16. Whilst we do not charge for visitors, we do ask to be informed and consent given before arranging for guests to arrive (we have had occasions where two has become 10 for lunch!), and as we are a small site, facilities are provided for campers on our site which take priority.

18. Children remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians at all times. Due to recent issues, we must insist children are within ear shot and eyesight of the supervising adult. Please do not allow children to run around other people's pitches. It is important that parents always know where their children are. Please do not allow children to enter the woods, there is a woodland walk, but the rest of the woods are under a management scheme so must not be disturbed. Please keep strictly to the path provided. SSSI signs will be in the woods to symbolise Sites of Special Scientific Interest these are pockets of undisturbed habitat, that must be kept monitored to protect and study wildlife.

Please do not allow your children to go in any of the animal pens or in with the horses.

19. Groups - we do allow groups, but these are carefully monitored to allow enjoyment for all concerned. The quiet time must be observed - anyone not respecting their fellow campers will be asked to leave.

20. The management reserves the right to refuse admission to any person at any time.

21. We regret we are unable to give refunds.

22. Please note there is no electricity supply in the huts from April to September

23. The honest shop open from April to September. It is closed outside of these months.

24. Please label your goods when using the fridge/-freezer and remember to clear your food out when you leave. The freezer is for ice blocks only, no food.