Family-friendly farm campsites in Wareham Forest

Walk, cycle, and camp in these ancient Dorset woodlands.

97% (409 reviews)
97% (409 reviews)

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12 top farm campsites in Wareham Forest

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Sweet Hill Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorset, South West England
Simple, almost-wild, seaside camping on the Isle of Portland
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£12
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Frome Meadow Campsite

114 units · Tents14 acres · Dorset, South West England
A magical riverside retreat near Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
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£12
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Brig's Farm

21 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Bridport, Dorset, South West England
Family camping with campfires near Charmouth, with sea views and a couple of quirky glamping lorries
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£12.50
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The View Camping

53 units · Tents14 acres · Poole, Dorset, South West England
Welcoming family camping with campfires and far-reaching views over Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills
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£10
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Charisworth Farm

28 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Dorset, South West England
A spacious campsite in a traditional parkland setting, with campfires allowed and farm animals to meet
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£30
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Snelling Farm Campsite

70 units · Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Wareham, England
An amazingly green, natural feel and care-free atmosphere near the Dorset coast
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£20
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Woodlands Camping

8 units · Motorhomes, Tents200 acres · Ropley, England
A back-to-basics campsite in the South Downs National Park
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£25
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Wookey Farm

45 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Somerset, South West England
Eco-friendly, campfire-friendly, family-friendly camping on the farm – plus Somerset's famous Wookey Hole caves on the doorstep
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£16
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Abbey Home Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1600 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Eco-camping for real. Cooking on an open fire. Unspoilt natural beauty.
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£8
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ShelleyOaks Farm Camping New Forest

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Romsey, Hampshire, South East England
Family-friendly camping on a Hampshire farm, edging the New Forest National Park.
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£20
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Coppet Hill

18 units · Glamping, Tents600 acres · Bridport, England
Wildlife-friendly camping and glamping with private loos at each pitch, 15 minutes' drive from the coast
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£60
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Ninham Country Holidays

16 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Shanklin, England
A stunning, family-friendly campsite on the stunning, family-friendly Isle of Wight
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Family-friendly farm campsites in Wareham Forest guide

Overview

With more than 1,500 hectares of woodlands and heathlands to explore, Wareham Forest provides plenty of opportunities to escape the crowds. Hike the 13-mile Wareham Forest Way through the heart of the forest, or choose from several short walks and circuits such as the Woodlark Trail, a favourite for families. Cyclists won’t want to miss the tree-lined Sika Trail, after which you can picnic among the trees or enjoy lunch at a country pub. The forest is well known for its wildlife, so keep a lookout for Sika deer, rare birds, and sand lizards.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for a 5-star camping experience: Wareham Forest Tourist Park has grass pitching for tents and powered hard-standing sites for caravans and motorhomes. There’s also a heated swimming pool and children’s playground on-site and a country pub within walking distance.
  • Best for caravans and motorhomes: Birchwood Touring Park has a choice of grass, hard-standing, and gravel pitches, all with direct access to the forest trails. Electric hook-ups and TV aerials are available too.
  • Best for peace and quiet: Wooders Campsite has spacious grass pitches, bell tents for hire, and fire-pits, set on a rural working farm.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Holiday parks and caravan sites can book up quickly, especially in July and August, and during school holidays. Book at least three months in advance if you plan to visit at this time. 
  2. You will need to pay a deposit to secure your campsite reservation; some sites ask for the full payment prior to arrival. 
  3. Be sure to check seasonal opening and closing dates, which vary by campsite. Some campsites open from Easter through October, while others stay open year-round.

When to go

Summer is peak season in Wareham Forest, and parking can fill up quickly—make an early start to snag a spot. Outdoor activities are possible year-round, but the woodlands are particularly photogenic in the autumn months, with their ever-changing canopy of fall foliage. Wildlife watching is often most rewarding in the early morning and early evening.

Know before you go

  • Wareham Forest is located in central Dorset, about a 20-minute drive west of Poole. Trains run from Poole to Wareham (a 10-minute journey), from where it’s a half-mile walk to the forest. 
  • There is free parking at Sika Trail, Woolsbarrow, Stroud Bridge, and Sugar Hill, all with direct access to Wareham Forest.
  • Many trails at Wareham Forest are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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