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  • Rural family site within strolling distance of Monkey World
  • Alpacas, horses, sheep and chickens all on site to meet
  • Eco toilet and shower block with family bathroom added in 2017

Wake to the gentle sound of neighbouring gibbons and their cousins at laidback Longthorns Farm, an attractive eco-friendly and rural site close to Dorset’s jaw-dropping Jurassic coastline. After a busy day exploring Dorset, toast marshmallows over the embers of your firepit and kick back for a bit of stargazing, before settling down in these peaceful surrounds for the night...

You can stroll directly into Monkey World from Longthorns Farm to eyeball your primate neighbours, and guests regularly spot deer, rabbits, buzzards and owls along the woodland trail. There's plenty more fluffy fauna about: horses, sheep and chickens are among the friendly farm animals on site, along with several alpacas which guests can walk during their visits.

Alongside the aforementioned green approach at Longthorns Farm, a new eco-friendly and swish toilet and shower block with family/disabled bathroom, hand dryers and hairdryers was added in 2017, using recycled, reclaimed and recyclable products where possible inside and out.

A new reception area was also added in 2017, which sells local produce and grocery essentials, as well as local handmade natural alpaca products.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



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


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

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  • Longthorns, Nr Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset, England, BH20 6HH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7016°N 2.2193°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Post Office — 4.9 miles
Red Lion — 4.9 miles
East Street — 8.4 miles
Train stations
Wool Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Wareham Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 9.9 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 11.6 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 17.8 miles


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

Ditch the wheels; there are two fab family attractions within walking distance of Longthorns Farm: Monkey World, right next door, and Bovington Tank Museum, a 20-minute walk away, which puts on action-packed displays during the school holidays.

Fossil fans, beach buffs and nature lovers will love having the Jurassic Coast within such easy reach: lovely Lulworth Cove is only 10 minutes away by car, and other famed spots such as Durdle Door and Chesil Beach are just a little further along the coast.

For country piles, try Lulworth Castle and grounds; for culture, there’s Thomas Hardy’s country cottage; or for more urban pursuits, head to Bournemouth, Dorchester or Poole, all with top turist attractions, shops and restaurants of every flavour.

There are also local markets and lots more in the smaller nearby towns of Wareham and Swanage.

Must see

  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (0.3 miles)
  • The Tank Museum (1.1 miles)
  • Lulworth Castle & Park (4.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (1.8 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (7.8 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.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Longthorns Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Longthorns Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Longthorns Farm? Ditch the wheels; there are two fab family attractions within walking distance of Longthorns Farm: Monkey World, right next door, and Bovington Tank Museum, a 20-minute walk away, which puts on action-packed … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Longthorns Farm?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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Please observe all “working farm” and health and safety signs displayed.

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.

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.

Please do not go into the woods for firewood.

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

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

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

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