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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

Depart: (2 nights)


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Longthorns Farm was a fantastic place to spend a few ... 26/10/2017

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  • Shepherd's hut
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    Longthorns Farm was a fantastic place to spend a few days with my friend and our two 3-year olds. The shepherd's hut was warm and welcoming upon our arrival, the owner of the site accommodating and responsive to our requests. The site had lots of attractions for boys, who spent a lot of time running around in the field, pretending one of the pods was their boat, going for a walk in the woods, following the stream "to the sea", chatting to alpacas and a horse. Going to the shower block in the evening with torches to brush their teeth was an adventure in itself. The proximity to The Monkey World was also handy on one of the gloomier days. We'll certainly be returning with tents during the warmer months.


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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

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed


Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 4.9 miles
Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.6 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.


Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Longthorns Farm cancellation policy

No penalties

Modifications are subject to a £2.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via

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 and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.


This area is not subject to city tax.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

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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/discounts 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.

Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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 reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
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.

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 adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via
No hen/stag parties permitted via
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) 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.

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 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.