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21st August 2017

Oakdene Forest

South of England Hampshire Ringwood St Leonards
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Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

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."
Park Facilities
Accommodation features
  • 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) Archery *
  • Water Walkerz *
  • Body Zorbs * and Sea Scooters *
  • Crossbow *
  • Fencing *
  • Children’s outdoor play area
  • Crazy golf *
  • 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)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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

Accommodation at Oakdene Forest Park


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. Early 2.00pm check in.


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. Early 2.00pm check in. 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. Early 3.00pm check in.


Superior Caravan 3

Luxury 12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Decking with outdoor hot tub. Early 3.00pm check in. 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. Early 3.00pm check in.


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. Early 3.00pm check in. 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. Early 3.00pm check in.

Oakdene Forest Park Reviews

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.
Kerry, Southampton
Date of stay: 24th July 2017
Accommodation type: Supersaver 3
The caravan was lovely, really spacious and has everything you could need in the kitchen. TV is a bit small, but you don't go on holiday to watch TV!
Peter, Maidstone
Date of stay: 21st July 2017
Accommodation type: Signature Lodge 4
Nice lodge and hot tub
Beckie, Ibstock
Date of stay: 21st July 2017
Accommodation type: Standard 2
Clean caravan.
Stephen, Charlton On Otmoor
Date of stay: 10th July 2017
Accommodation type: Standard 2
All though dog friendly van could do with some sort of air freshners, as for forest edge really could do with a major refebishment and a descent team of cleaners and take pleasure in there work!
Lyndsey, Bristol
Date of stay: 3rd July 2017
Accommodation type: Signature Lodge 3
Lovely lodge & nice quiet park! Not busy, not noisy. Will definitely return
Barry And Barbara, Brighton
Date of stay: 3rd July 2017
Accommodation type: Superior Caravan 2
Single beds were a bit snug as two adults were using the twin room ,otherwise we were impressed with accommodation
Victoria, Sheffield
Date of stay: 1st July 2017
Accommodation type: Supersaver 2
Had a lovely week at Oakdene. For a super saver caravan it was everything we needed and more. Excellent.
Glen, Colchester
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
Date of stay: 2nd June 2017
Accommodation type: Superior Lodge 4
Great place to stay hot tub great success
Very good. The only thing wrong was there were no garden chairs for us.
Had a great time. The only let down was the pool was closed for a day and the slide for 3. But clean and pleasant caravan.
A lovely family location.
Lovely caravan, beautiful location, park is nice and the swimming pool and entertainment were fab.
We had a lovely time the lodge and hot tub was lovely , only thing was the club house didn't seem like it was open we was the only guest in there on the Sunday night so no bingo etc which was a bit of a let down would definitely revisit
Amazing place
Lovely site. The caravan was spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The whole site was very clean and tidy. Good location for dog walking in the forest. Friendly staff.
Very good value. Helpful Staff Good Location Good Amenities
Well impressed again with oak dean but when I tried to book on line could not get a booking so went for forest edge instead, what a let down, van had not been cleaned and staff didn't seem to care, as in oak dean popped around to see if any space and the staff could not do enough to help which made the rest of our stay worth while, even though we ended with another van as shower control was broken.so all in all had a good break.
Fantastic holiday. Brilliant accommodation
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Fun Days Out near Oakdene Forest

The perfect place to visit on a rainy day this large Sealife Centre is currently offering 2 tickets for £15.00 when you book online. Top attractions include the amazing shark tunnel, the rock pools and the otter enclosure. This year Loch Lomond Sealife Centre is also home to Cammy - the only Giant Sea Turtle in Scotland! The centre also offers visitors an educational experience with talks and hands on events taking place daily.
This is a really fun and memorable attraction which is suitable for day trips or short breaks.  You can buy your tickets online which will help you beat the queues especially in school holidays as well as save money.  With a whole host of attractions and thrilling rides there might not be enough time in the day!  Exciting rides include the Edge and The Cobra.  More family friendly rides for younger children include the Magic Carpet Ride and the Flying Frog.  We are sure the whole family will have fun at Paultons so check out their website for the latest opening times and admission costs.
See wildlife in their natural surroundings as you wander round this amazing park.  Otters, owls, foxes and badgers are just some of the species you might come across here.  This attraction is perfect for sunny days and ideal for animal lovers and families as well as couples.  Located in the Marchwood area of Southampton this is a very popular day out.
New Forest Wildlife Park - about 16 Miles
New Forest Wildlife Park should be high on your list of places to visit if you are visiting this region.  Stretched out over 25 acres of stunning woodland you can wander around and come face to face with various species of wildlife.  Highlights include the North American River otter; European wolf, 12 species of owls, badgers, foxes and deer.  When you need to re-charge your batteries head to the Woodland Bakehouse Tearoom for delicious meals and light bites.  There is also a charming gift shop.