Oakdene Forest holds the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation and is ideal for a family holiday near the New Forest and Bournemouth. The site is peaceful and relaxing by day but offers outstanding entertainment on an evening. The stunning Hurn Forest can be accessed directly from the park for scenic walks and cycling.
Oakdene Forest offers first class facilities including an indoor pool with flume and shallow beach area for the little ones to splash around in. There is also an outdoor pool area with shallow fun pools. Relaxation is a top priority here and guests can enjoy a sauna, steam room and spa bath. Other facilities include crazy golf and table tennis as well as a play area and Game Zone with video games for children.
Accommodation at Oakdene Forest is either in modern caravans or stylish lodges. The Forest Lodges have two or three bedrooms and provide more spacious family accommodation. Heated throughout, they have well equipped kitchens with washing machines and furnished verandahs with private hot tubs.
Our Top Tip
"The Oakdene Country Club offers a bistro style dining area and the Oak entertainment suite is the place to go for evening entertainment."
- Indoor heated pool with 34m flume
- Outdoor pool with water jets
- Sauna, steam room and spa bath
- Fitness centre
- Bars and entertainment suite
- The Oak Showbar entertainment suite
- Pool *
and table tennis *
- New in 2016 VRoom (virtual games room)
- Amusements *
- Go Juniors (3-7s)
- Water Walkerz *
- Body Zorbs *
and Sea Scooters *
- Crossbow *
- Fencing *
- Children’s outdoor play area
- Crazy golf *
- Fishing† (closed season Mar 15-Jun 15)
- (licence required)
- Shop with bakery and off licence
- Launderette *
- Go+ Activities
- Aeroball *
- Go Active gym classes *
- Pedal balance bikes *
- Outdoor pool – May 27-Sep 2 (daily May 27-Jun 4, Jul 22-Sep 2, weekends only Jun 10-Jul 21)
- Family entertainment – Dec 16 ’16-Jan 1 ’17, Feb 10-24, Mar 31-Apr 17, May 26-Jun 2, Jul 21-Sep 3, Oct 20-27, Dec 23 ’17-Jan 1 ’18 (outside of these dates family entertainment will be limited)
- Turkey and Tinsel weekends * (meals and panto)
- Christmas Festive Meals *
and New Years Eve family party * – are all speciality events and are ticket only, (limited spaces)
- and must be pre booked to avoid disappointment.Shop with off licence – restricted opening times in low season
- All other facilities available for all dates.
- * Charges Apply.
- Choose from a range of caravans or lodges.
- Outdoor hot tub (in lodges and Superior Caravan 2 and 3 only)
- Flat screen TVDVD (except Supersaver and Standard caravans)
- Kitchen including microwave
- Bath and/or shower
- Bed linen and duvets
- Towels (in Superior and Signature lodges only)
- Beds made up for your arrival (except Supersaver caravans)
- Barbecue stand (lodges and Superior caravans only)
- Double glazed and centrally heated
- Gas and electricity included
- Travel cots, highchairs and bedguards £12.50pw each
- Pets £7.50 per day each (max 2)
- (in specific accommodation only)
- All non smoking accommodation
Signature Lodge 3
New in 2015. Lodge style holiday home with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Shower. Dishwasher and washing machine. Decking with barbecue, garden furniture and outdoor hot tub.
Signature Lodge 4
Contemporary lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and three twin (double by arrangement). Bath with overhead shower. Spacious, open plan living area. Dishwasher and washing machine. Sauna. Decking with outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Superior Caravan 2
New in 2015 and 2016. Superior caravan with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Flat screen TV. Dishwasher. Decking with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub.
Superior Caravan 3
Luxury 12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Decking with outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Superior Lodge 2
Pine lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Flat screen TV. Dishwasher. Decking with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub.
Superior Lodge 3
Pine lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Flat screen TV. Dishwasher. Decking with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.
Superior Lodge 4
Pine lodge with one double with ensuite shower and three twin. Bath with overhead shower. Flat screen TV. Dishwasher. Decking with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub.
Susan, Rick, Aimee and Ruby Thomson
We had a week here in the six weeks with our 2 kids aged 5 and 2. The site is very good for families with kids as lots for them to do. The outdoor pools were shallow and good for them to paddle in when the weather was nice. The indoor pool got very busy when it rains. Some people were staying in caravans which did look nice but we were pleased we had chosen a lodge. lots of space and felt very safe for our toddler. A big thanks to all the staff for being so helpful. We are planning to go abroad next year but will hopefully come back some time.
Date of stay: 9th June 2017
Accommodation type: Standard 2
I do think that maybe for a four night stay in an off peak season we paid a little more than expected, but despite this, it was still a decent break
Jackie, Hemel Hempstead
Great place to stay hot tub great success
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Select 2
I will let be going back for sure
Joy, Christchurch Dorset
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Standard 3
i would book again but not at that caravan, they knew about the ants . fortunatly i was out a lot but it does need to be adressed.
loved the breakfast and quietness
the price and location excellent
more security lighting and hole in hedge needs sorting .
Very good value for money. Was slightly concerned that the caravan would not be of a good standard as the price was so good however we were very pleasantly surprised. Caravan was lovely and spacious, modest decor however all well maintained, good size main bedroom with an en suite and good size lounge.
Loved the accommodation.
We had a great holiday. Would come again and definitely recommend!
Was very nice, but veranda could do with a brush down as was Dusty with tree stuff e.g. leaves and cobwebs
very clean caravan
Great place for family holiday with our 2 young daughters aged 5 and 8. They really enjoyed evening entertainment and pool as did we, staff were great and plenty to do in surrounding area. We are very likely to return next year.
We booked late for a short break, the caravan was clean, spacious and had all we needed.
The on site free wifi was excellent.
The facilities all looked good although we did not use all of them.
The entertainment staff not only looked after the younger visitors but then covered the evenings entertainment. having been to a few larger holiday camps we would say all of the entertainment staff were excellent. There performances, friendliness and overall manner was good to see.
Situated in a very good area and also not far to other attractions such as Monkey World and Moors valley park.
We will definitely visit again.
Lovely family holiday 3 generations together to celebrate my retirement
Oakdene Forest is in a fantastic location, easy to find, clean, tidy and very friendly staff. This was our second stay and we will be coming back again for another visit, the food is good and reasonably priced and there are enough options to choose from to please the children. The kids really enjoyed the swimming pool + facilities, mum and dad enjoyed the spa facilities. See you again soon...
My family and my brother's had a wonderful time at Oakdene. From the booking to the end it was great. The guy who took my booking made sure we had accommodation next to each other and actually, with it being at the end of a cul de sac next to the woods, the children could run around safely. The swimming pools were fun. Good was perfectly fine. The position of the park was great for visits to Bournemouth, Lyndhurst. A very good base. Would def come back and recommend
Great park - brilliant restaurant and bar.
Super time so quiet &relaxing
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