Situated within Wareham Forest, Birchwood Tourist Park is a family run park ideally located for those wishing to explore the heritage coastline of Dorset, and beautiful towns such as Poole and Bournemouth. The park is in an ideal location for those who wish to explore the local area or forest paths, and also allow dogs (on a short lead while on the Park) so they can enjoy your family holiday, too.
The site offers 175 touring pitches that are open to caravans, motor-homes and tents, and both grass and hard standing pitches are available. Some are fully serviced pitches, or with 10 amp electric hook up on grass or a large tent area for non- electric pitches.
For your convenience and comfort, the park offers supply free use of showers across the site, hot water, hairdryers and shaver points in two toilet blocks, in addition to laundry and drying facilities, reducing the need for you to cram too much stuff into your car or caravan!
Birchwood is a family orientated park, with a children’s play area with sand pit, and a large open area for ball games and kite flying. Tennis, badminton, table tennis, and pitch and putt golf are all-available at a small charge for equipment hire, although if you bring your own racquets, bats, and clubs, it’s free. The Park is great for cycling and has direct access into Wareham Forest and the Sika trail which also joins into a trail into Wareham town avoiding the main road.
Although the site itself is open throughout the year, some facilities may be closed during the off-season depending on the weather and condition of the terrain.
All your essential holiday needs are met by a well-stocked shop, with take away food facilities and an off licence available.
A short distance away from Birchwood, you will find a range of leisure activities, including a golf course and a network of streams, rivers, and ponds that are all well stocked with a variety of fish for angling enthusiasts to enjoy. In addition, the beach is a little further away, but is definitely worth exploring as you are certain to discover some of the best beaches in England.
Children's paddling pool
Free tennis and badminton
Ice pack freezing facilities
DirectionsClick on map link
Wareham Town - (3 miles drive)
Farmer Palmers Farm Park - (3 miles)
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre - (3.5 miles)
Blue Pool and Tea House - (6 miles)
Holme for Gardens (Garden centre, cafe, farm shop, garden, PYO, garden events) - (6 miles)
Corfe Castle (National Trust) - (6 miles)
Arne RSPB Nature reserve- trails, cycling, bird watching, family activities - (7 miles)
Corfe Castle Model Village and Garden - (7.5 miles)
Margaret Green Animal Rescue - Visitor Centre & nightly cat & dog boarding - (8 miles)
Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum (8 miles)
Swanage Steam Railway - (8 miles to Norden Park & Ride) (14 miles to Swanage Station)
Lulworth Castle and Park - (8.5 miles)
Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour (National Trust) access by ferry (not NT) - (8.5 miles)
Tank Museum, Bovington "the World's best collection of Tanks"- (9 miles)
Please check on our website under the Local Area tab (http://www.birchwoodtouristpark.co.uk/) for more information and links to local festivals, carnivals, fairs, shows, places to visits and activities.
Birchwood Tourist Park is in an ideal position for exploring Dorset. Centrally located for visiting Bournemouth, Poole and The Purbeck Isle. Centrally located within Wareham Forest. Boundaries adjoining the forest give unrivalled direct access for walking, mountain biking or riding.
All the coastal areas on the Jurassic Coast, which is a World Heritage Site, are worth a visit. We are within a reasonable proximity to all from Poole to Weymouth: (Poole and Brownsea Island, Sandbanks, Arne, Shell Bay, Studland, Old Harry Rocks, Swanage, Durlston Head, Dancing Ledge, Worth Matravers & St Aldhelm's Chapel, Chapman's Pool & fossil collecting, Kimmeridge Bay, Tyneham, Worbarrow Bay on Lulworth Ranges (MOD), Fossil Forest, Lulworth Cove, St Oswalds Bay, Durdle Door, Ringstead, Osmington, Weymouth).
Based on 1 review(s)
LEICESTERSHIRE 27 Jun 2011
Last year was our second Summer holiday at Birchwood and it was a complete contrast weather wise to the first. We were there for nearly two weeks in August and it rained most days! Despite this we made the best of it and our seven-year-old daughter made a special friend. They were in and out of each others' caravans and they are in constant touch to this day. The site is very child friendly and you can quite easily spend days on the site without getting bored. There are walks in the adjoining Wareham Forest (the 'Sika Trail') and you could try your hand at pitch and putt (small charge), tennis, volleyball or table tennis. There is a good children's play area which is centrally located. It is possible to request a pitch close to this allowing you to watch your children from a safe distance whilst allowing them a degree of freedom. There is a lovely childrens paddling pool which is fenced for safety and is well kept. There is also a sand pit. We like the sense of space on the site. Although it is big the units are well spaced and it does not feel overcrowded. Being next to the forest there is an abundance of wildlife - the rabbits are amazing to watch in the evenings! The facilities block is modern and well attended. The site is excellently located near to the riverside town of Wareham and is handy for the lovely Dorset/Purbeck beaches of Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth, etc. We can highly recommend this site for a truly relaxing family holiday.
You would be hard pressed to find fault with this site. At times the cleanliness of the facilities was a little under par but given that we stayed at the height of the season and in wet weather it is unfair to criticise staff who did make regular checks and made a valiant effort to stay on top of things. We have booked to go again this August and will meet up with my daughters friend and her family (who recently visited us in the Midlands and us them in Wales). Great friendships happen on caravan sites and this is a particularly friendly one!
dorset 21 Oct 2010
Note: This review was left while under different management
I STAYED HERE IN AUG AND LIKE MANY OTHERS HAD TO WAIT MY TURN IN THE TOILET AND SHOWER QUEUE
ALSO I FELT VERY ISOLATED AT TIMES WE MOVED ONTO ANOTHER SITE AFTER 3 DAYS THE FACILITYS ARE VERY MODERN BUT NOT ENOUGH OF THEM ,WILD LIFE WAS NICE TO SEE