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Bagwell Farm Touring Park is a popular, four-star holiday destination on the West Dorset Heritage Coast and Dorset Jurassic Coast. The site is open all year and has won numerous awards for the quality of its facilities. Bagwell Farm welcomes touring caravans, motorhomes, and tents. Grass pitches and hard standing pitches are available at the park, while guests have the choice of enjoying a ‘back to basics’ camping experience or taking advantage of one of the fully serviced pitches on offer at Bagwell Farm Touring Park, which have drainage hook ups as well as electricity.
Seasonal pitches are available at Bagwell Farm, while guests looking to make the park their regular holiday retreat can take advantage of secure storage at the site, which is offered at a very reasonable price. A rally field is available for hire during busy periods of the peak summer season.
In addition to the range of pitches guests can use at Bagwell Farm, facilities on offer include heated washrooms and toilets, a laundrette, and a camper’s kitchen area.
While there is plenty of open space available on the site for children to enjoy, there is also a dedicated play area, which has a sandpit, slides, and a swing amongst other things.
Guests who don’t want to go 100 per cent self-catering will be pleased to find the Red Barn Bar & Grill, which has everything from light lunches to hot dinners and serves a range of refreshing beverages. The Red Barn is a wonderful, rustic building, with open fireplaces and exposed wooden beams. Many of the meals served at the Red Barn are sourced from Bagwell Farm itself. There is also an outdoor seating area for families that wish to eat outdoors when the weather allows. This area overlooks the donkey paddock and ‘pets corner’ at Bagwell Farm, where the whole family can go to meet the diverse collection of animals that live at the park.
There is a licensed shop on-site at Bagwell Farm stocking local foods and other essential groceries, as well as gifts and souvenirs. Calor Gas, Camping Gas, and other camping essentials are also available.
Families looking to make the most of their stay in Dorset will find plenty to do in the immediate surround of the park. Bagwell Farm is close to the South West Coastal Path as well as several local paths that head out in different directions. Guests have the choice of taking a cliff top walk along the coast or taking in a woodland trail past streams and giving plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting.
Guests that don’t want to spend all their time by the Jurassic Coast are encouraged to jump in the car and explore the popular coastal resorts of Dorset. Weymouth, Poole, and Bournemouth are all easy to get to from Bagwell Farm, while a short drive to the north takes guests to the beautiful and historic town of Dorchester. Country drives to self-discover the wonderful villages in the area are also popular.
Bagwell Farm is a great place for you to kick back and relax with the whole family during tent, motorhome and caravan holidays in Dorset.
If you are looking for a very quiet relaxing stay on an exceptionally clean and well kept site, you won’t go far wrong with this one.
Run by friendly and helpful staff we found it to be an ideal base for visiting Dorset’s coast and attractions.
A large number of the touring pitches are on grassed terraces with fantastic views over the countryside, Chesil beach and Fleet lagoon. Tents are in a separate area with the benefit of a ‘campers shelter’.
From the site, the ‘coastal path’ is accessible by foot but transport is needed if you intend to get out and about. The site entrance is on a main bus route.
There are ample toilet/shower facilities, including two good sized bathrooms in one of the blocks. Showers are free but I have to say that they could have been warmer. The well stocked shop was open all day.
In the evenings the licensed Red Barn was open for food from 6pm till 9pm staying open subject to demand. Unfortunately on the couple of times we tried to use it around 7.30pm it had closed. Locally within a few minutes drive there are some very nice pubs & inns serving food till late.
If you are taking a dog there appeared to be an excellent designated dog walk/exercise area.
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This reviewer is a couple, a tourer/motorhomer
Alyson here from the editorial team of Practical Caravan. I recently stayed at this site when I went on a Great Escape to West Dorset - you can see the Great Escape in our July 2008 issue.
Just five minutes from Weymouth, Bagwell Farm Touring Park made a great base for exploring both the coast and inland towns. It’s open all year round, so a warm welcome, and a helping hand, will be waiting for you no matter which season you prefer for touring.
The site has a combination of grass and hardstanding pitches, with some fully serviced pitches as well. The pitches are all level, and many have great views out over Chesil Beach.
Free hot water is provided in the showers and the covered dishwashing area. The site also has a shop, a play area, a restaurant and bar and wi-fi.
When I stayed, work was underway on the main shower block and the one of the roads within the park, but as there is another shower block, the work didn't affect my stay at all.
I really enjoyed my stay here. The park is in a great location, has great views and the staff were friendly and helpful. The facilities were good, but the work on the main shower block should make them great. 6 May 2008