Sandford Holiday Park

Sandford Holiday Park Review

Sometimes it can be difficult pleasing everyone in the family.

Some (me!) would like to camp closer to nature, leaving all the hustle and bustle behind. Others (kids!) certainly love a bit a of entertainment and amusements.

Then, despite us loving camping, it isn’t always practical. Especially when we have a long way to drive and arrive late at night. Setting up a tent when others are getting to sleep is not good!

So Parkdean Holidays got in contact with us and invited us down to have a look at their Sandford Holiday Park in Dorset. And we were very impressed.

Caravans and Lodges

Dorset is a long way from where we live, and by the time we arrived late on Friday night it was, well, very late.

This time we were staying in one of their static caravans instead of a tent, so we didn’t have to worry about pitching the tent late at night.

A nice welcome at the caravan
The caravan was very nice and the welcome pack a nice touch.

We had a caravan with 3 bedrooms and 2 toilets.

It also had a deck for sitting outside.

When we explored around Sandford Holiday Park there were quite a few different caravans and lodges.

But despite being quite a lot of caravans and a lot of people there, it didn’t feel crowded.

Things to Do

Lots of things to do in the Holiday Park
On the park itself there’s a large outdoor swimming pool as well as an indoor one too.

We found 3 parks for the kids to play in.

Things to do at Sandford Holiday Park
There was also crazy golf (complete with a crashed plane!), pedal carts to hire, and even pony rides.

Food wise there’s a small supermarket, takeaway, and a restaurant.

We enjoyed a really good evening meal at the restaurant.

There’s also evening entertainment and a bar, and of course, an amusement arcade.

Camping at Sandford

Sandford Campsite
Sandford Holiday Park is really a park of two halves.

Just as there are many caravans and lodges, the campsite is massive.

It’s all part of the same park, you can either camp or hire a caravan at Sandford.

If you prefer to camp, then you even have choice here.

There are plenty of hard and grass standings.

You can find some with privacy bushes between the pitches. Other pitches are on a large flat field. And others are nestled under the trees.

So, if (like me) you like to camp closer to nature, there’s a terraced area on the edge of the park next to the fields, where you can camp under the trees. However, if others in your family (kids!) want to go to the amusements, or you want to get a bite to eat instead of cooking, you have that on your doorstep too. 🙂

There was also plenty of facilities around the campsite, and the ones we looked at were kept clean and tidy.

  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Self Catering
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Internet Access
  • On-site Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Swimming Pool
  • Play Park

Things to do in the area

As nice as Sandford Holiday Park is, there is so much to see and do in this part of the country.

Here are some of the things we did on our short stay at Sandford Holiday Park.

Durdle Door
Durdle Door is a must see bit of nature on the Dorset Coast that’s not too far from Sandford Holiday Park.right

If the weather is good you’ll want to take your beach things as there are two good beaches to choose from.

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Sandbanks Beach
Another impressive beach in the area to visit is at Sandbanks.

This award winning beach has miles of sand.

Ice Cream Boat on Sandbanks Beach
We visited on a really hot day. Instead of an ice cream van, an ice cream boat turned up, complete with ice cream van music!

I also read that Sandbanks is the fourth most expensive place in the world to buy a house.

Corfe Castle
Also not far from the Sandford Holiday Park is Corfe Castle.

This a former Royal castle that now lies in ruins atop a hill overlooking the Dorset countryside.

A great place for the kids to explore.

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Getting in Touch with Sandford Holiday Park

Here's how you can get in contact with Sandford Holiday Park.

Sandford Holiday Park Website


Sandford Holiday Park Facebook Page

0344 335 3743

Where to find Sandford Holiday Park

Sat Nav Postcode: BH16 6JZ

Latitude: 50.7200432, Longitude: -2.0860045

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Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JZ.

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Disclaimer: Parkdean Holidays did invite us to their Sandford Holiday Park. All opinions are our own though.



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