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Quiet grass pitches

General

  • Family-run park in the village of Wool, five miles from the coast
  • Under two miles from Monkey World and the Tank Museum
  • Five minutes' walk from train station, bus stops, pubs and shops

If you’re picking holiday reads to bring to Whitemead Caravan Park in Wool, Dorset, there’s one blindingly obvious contender: step forward local lad Mr Thomas Hardy. Reread your old copy of Tess of the D’Urbervilles down here and you may just spot a few similarities between a couple of local buildings and certain locations in the novel.

Even if literary references aren’t your thing, there are many reasons to plant yourselves at this family-run park in the Dorset village of Wool. Chief among these may well be its easy access to a plethora of transport options: make life easy by leaving your car or caravan on site and toddling a few minutes to the train station or bus stops for your days out.

Alternatively, get legs going on the network of local walking and bike paths – heaps of fab attractions are within easy reach on foot or two wheels. Upon your return to the village, reward your efforts with a feed of fish and chips or a restorative pint of local ale at one of the two pubs within staggering distance.

Also within a few minutes’ walk are a butcher and a baker (sadly no candlestick maker) where you can pick up fresh food for the evening barbie. Less poetic but no less convenient are the village’s two supermarkets, and the park’s own mini market, full of handy essentials.

If you didn’t quite manage to tire your kids out during the day, send them over to the playground, or wander over to the games room for a few rounds of pool, darts or table football. Wifi is available if they need a little bit of quiet time alone to play with gadgetry.

The park stretches over five acres so you can always find a shaded spot to settle down with a glass of wine and a Hardy novel (other authors’ works are also permitted..).

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Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Converted motorhomes/campervans must be constructed to include living accommodation with the following :
seats and a table, cooking facilities, storage facilities and sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seating.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 72 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  80% described Whitemead Caravan Park as Peaceful ?

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Highly recommended campsite, quiet and very clean 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great campsites, very clean facilities, friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Would recommend 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip L. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean well kept sheltered site and Toilet / shower block with some lovely walks nearby. Nice little on site shop and two local pubs within walking distance. Can recommend the nearest ( Ship Inn ) just across the railway line. Our pitch was near the road and railway line so there was some noise but it didn't keep us from sleeping.

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was near the road and railway line so there was some noise but it didn't keep us from sleeping.

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Lovely site with good facilities. Great transport links as close ... 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely site with good facilities. Great transport links as close to station and good for dog walking. Great for all that Dorset has to offer as it is so central. Particularly liked the piped music in the loos quite novel but a difficult listen at 3pm when the beat was banging.
    We would book there again. Staff friendly and busy.

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Facilities were fantastic, staff were very helpful, you are in ... 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicholas W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities were fantastic, staff were very helpful, you are in a great location for getting around Dorset. Pitches are well kept and marked clearly.

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Good site clean tidy quiet WiFi was a waste of money 14/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean facilities and tidy site

    Disliked: 

    WiFi was expensive and useless

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Nice clean and tidy site Very nice and helpful staff 09/07/2019

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Nice clean and tidy site
    Very nice and helpful staff

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Fantastic location. Could easily walk to two pubs both of ... 09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location. Could easily walk to two pubs both of which did good food. Lovely river walks with the dog from the site. Plenty of toilets and showers which were cleaned regularly. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will be back!

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    Birthing

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Will be back in a few weeks for 5 days next time 09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aaron S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Short Stay electric grass pitch
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    Very clean park.
    So safe for the kids ages 3 and 5.
    Kids loved the enclosed park.
    Pub on your doorstep.
    Staff are so helpful and friendly.
    Big pitches and electric hook ups.
    Shop in reception with everything you need.
    Shower block very clean and good showers.
    Great location

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Great for waking doggies 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alan D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spotless excellent location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent choice, would recommend! 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Facilities really clean, site very well maintained, great pitch sizes and staff helpful and very welcoming

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups 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

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • East Burton Road, Wool, Dorset, England, BH20 6HG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6811°N 2.2263°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Train stations
Wool Rail Station — 0.2 miles
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Wareham Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 10.4 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 10.8 miles
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 11.0 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 18.5 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

On the edge of the Isle of Purbeck and halfway between Bournemouth and Dorchester, Wool is handily placed for reaching some excellent attractions.

Closest to the park are Monkey World and the Tank Museum in Bovington, both within a five-minute drive, 10-minute cycle or half-hour walk. If you’d like to play at being a knight, 15 minutes’ drive brings you to Corfe Castle, a medieval ruin with nooks and crannies for hiding out.

Five miles south are the sea and the Jurassic Coast’s most famed attractions – Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Other options for days out include cycling around Wareham Forest followed by boating on the River Frome from Wareham (10 minutes’ drive), or a trip on the Swanage Railway half an hour away, or – well, it’s safe to say you won’t get bored...

Must see

  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (1.2 miles)
  • The Tank Museum (1.2 miles)
  • Lulworth Castle & Park (3.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (2.8 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (7.9 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:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Whitemead Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.

30 days - 3 days before arrival: an admin charge of £30 per week or part thereof booked, plus 7% of the balance payment will be retained.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

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. Whitemead Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Maestro
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Visa

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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.

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

General
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 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 14/03 and 31/10.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 14/03 - 14/07 and 05/09 - 31/10.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 15/07 and 04/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8:30 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Converted motorhomes/campervans must be constructed to include living accommodation with the following :
seats and a table, cooking facilities, storage facilities and sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seating.

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