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Birchwood Tourist Park is a rural and family-run campsite, with mainly grassy pitches and some hard standings for tents, trailer tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. The site is located three miles' drive from Wareham town, surrounded by Wareham Forest with direct access for dog walking and cycling. Yet within a short drive you can visit the Jurassic Coast.

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Birchwood Tourist Park is quite open, set over 27 acres and surrounded by the trees of Wareham Forest with direct access to its tracks, forest footpaths and cycle ways. It's an ideal location from which to enjoy and explore the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast.

The park has a range of different pitch types including block-paved hard-standings with gravel areas for awnings, grass pitches, and some gravel pitches. You can choose from a fully serviced or electric hook up (10 amp) pitch, and there is plenty of space for tents.

Rallies are welcome and the site owners would be happy to discuss your requirements. Dogs are admitted if kept on a short lead.

Seasonal pitches (March to October) and short or long term caravan storage is available for customers who regularly use the park.

We are fully open from March to October, though our hard standing pitches are open over the winter months too, including Christmas and New Year.

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  • Birchwood Tourist Park,
    Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7PA
  • 50.7151, -2.1474 | SY 89 90

We are located on a good, straight, unclassified road called the Bere Road, half way between Wareham and Bere Regis.

From Poole (A35/A351) or Dorchester/Wool (A352/A351), on the north side of the railway line at Wareham on A351, at the roundabout follow the road signposted Bere Regis. Follow the road down to a second roundabout take the third exit onto Bere Road. Follow Bere Road for about 2 miles, passing the Silent Woman pub on your left. Birchwood Tourist Park is the second Park along the road, being the first on the right hand side.

From Dorchester (A35) or Wimborne (A31), at the Bere Regis roundabout at the Shell Petrol Garage, take the A35 exit sign posted towards Poole. At the next smaller roundabout take the first exit. Follow the A35 towards Poole for about a mile. Turn right at the sign post to Wareham with a brown caravan sign (with three distances on it). This takes you off the A35 onto Sugar Hill, follow the long straight road (Bere Road) through the forest for nearly 3 miles. Birchwood Tourist Park is second Park along the road on the left hand side.

On site we have two toilet blocks with free showers, a launderette with washers and tumble-driers, indoor and outdoor wash-up sinks, chemical toilet and motorhome waste disposal points. We also have a well stocked self-service shop with off licence, newspapers (to order), general groceries, sweets, ice cream, soft drinks, toys, Calor gas exchange, and camping and caravanning supplies. In high season, a takeaway is available.
The site is protected by a security barrier access system, with vehicle registration number plate access linked to your booking. Limited WiFi is available in some areas of the park (charges apply).

  • Adult only
  • Allow pets
  • Allow vans
  • Bike hire
  • Café / restaurant
  • Communal BBQ
  • Disabled facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Electric hookups
  • Entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Fires allowed
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Glamping
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub
  • Internet access
  • Kids club
  • Kids playground
  • Laundry
  • Near beach
  • Near pub
  • Open year round
  • Peaceful
  • RV pitches
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilets
  • TV room
  • Vineyard
  • W.C. disposal
  • Water hookups
  • Watersports
  • Couples
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Members only
  • Naturists
  • Older families
  • Peace and quiet
  • Rallies
  • Single sex groups
  • Under 18's
  • Young families
Fully serviced hard standing pitches

25 x Fully Serviced (A) or Semi-Serviced (B) Grass and Hard Standing Pitches

Semi-serviced pitches include water tap, TV socket, and 15/16 amp electric hook-up. Fully serviced pitches add sewerage outlet. Grass and hard standing pitches available. Hard standings have gravel for awning.

Electric hook up pitches

75 x Grass Electric Hook-Up Pitches (C)

Grass pitches with electric hook up point (10 amp), with some gravel pitches available. Maximum size of pitch 4.6 metres wide (15ft) and 6.7 metres (22ft) long.

Non electric pitches

75 x Non-Electric Grass Pitches (D and E)

Marked grass pitch for units not requiring electric hook up. Max size (D) 4.6 metres (15ft) x 6.7 metres (22ft) or (E) 3.1 metres (10ft) x 3.1 metres (10ft).

On site you'll find:

  • Children's play area with paddling pool (May to August), sand pit and swings
  • Pool and table-tennis tables (charges apply for equipment)
  • Large games field and a large open grass area for all ball games and kite flying
  • Free tennis, badminton, pitch-n-putt (with your own equipment or for hire)
  • Books to borrow or swap

The site enjoys direct access into Wareham Forest for walking and cycling. Paths link onto the Forestry Commission Sika Trial, which also has a direct route into Wareham town.

A short drive away there are also golf courses, horse-riding centres and fishing.

Attractions in Dorset and on the surrounding coastline include:

  • Farmer Palmers Farm Park (3 miles)
  • Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre (3.5 miles)
  • Corfe Castle, National Trust (6 miles)
  • Arne RSPB Nature Reserve (7 miles)
  • Corfe Castle Model Village and Garden (7.5 miles)
  • Clouds Hill, National Trust (7.5 miles)
  • Swanage Steam Railway (8 miles)
  • Lulworth Castle and Park (8.5 miles)
  • Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, National Trust (8.5 miles)
  • Tank Museum, Bovington (9 miles)
  • Poole Park with mini railway, lake, cafe, watersports, crazy golf, putting and tennis (12 miles)
  • Lulworth RIB Rides Boat rides from Lulworth Cove to Dudle Door (12 miles)
  • Putlake Adventure Farm (12 miles)
  • Upton House and Country Park, Poole (14 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage and Garden, National Trust (14 miles)
  • Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve and Castle (14.5 miles)
  • Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (14.5 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth (18 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (19 miles)
  • Paultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World (31 miles)
  • Bridport Market Town (31.5 miles)
  • West Bay, film locations for ITV series Broadchurch (32 miles)

The site is also a close to the Jurassic coastline, a World Heritage Site. A trip in the car can take you all along from Poole to Weymouth, with places worth a visit including:

  • Poole and Brownsea Island
  • Arne
  • Studland
  • Old Harry Rocks
  • Swanage
  • Durlston Head
  • Kimmeridge Bay
  • Tyneham
  • Lulworth Cove
  • Durdle Door
  • Weymouth

Low, mid and high season tariffs apply, and prices vary depending on the dates you wish to stay. Pricing is based on one pitch for one unit and one car, including an awning if applicable.

Low season:

  • (A) Serviced pitch, including 16 amp electric hook-up, water connection, waste connection and Freeview TV aerial: £13.50 on grass or £14.50 for hard standing
  • (B) Serviced pitch, including 16 amp electric hook-up, water connection and Freeview TV aerial: £11.50 on grass or £12.50 for hard standing
  • (C) Grass or gravel pitch with 10 amp electric hook-up: £9.50
  • (D) Grass pitch without electric: £6.50
  • (E) Grass pitch for smaller tents: £6.00

Additional charges to the pitch charge for each:

  • Adult (16 years and over): £2.50
  • Child (3 years to 15 years): £1.00
  • Dog: Free
  • Pup tent (maximum size 2m x 2m): Free
  • Gazebo (space permitting, with prior arrangement): Free
  • Extra car or visitor cars (registration numbers required for barrier access): £1.00

Mid season:

  • A: £16.00 on grass or £17.00 for hard standing
  • B: £14.00 on grass or £15.00 for hard standing
  • C: £12.00
  • D: £9.25
  • E: £8.00

Additional charges to the pitch charge for each:

  • Adult: £4.00
  • Child: £2.00
  • Dog: Free
  • Pup tent: £1.00
  • Gazebo: £2.50
  • Extra car or visitor cars: £1.00

High season:

  • A: £21.50 on grass or £22.50 for hard standing
  • B: £19.50 on grass or £20.50 for hard standing
  • C: £17.50
  • D: £14.00
  • E: £11.50

Additional charges to the pitch charge for each:

  • Adult: £5.00
  • Child: £3.25
  • Dog: £1.00
  • Pup tent: £2.00
  • Gazebo: £3.50
  • Extra car or visitor cars: £2.00

Pitch fees are from 12 noon on day of arrival to 11am on the day of departure. We offer a late departure until 4pm for an additional charge of £5.00, subject to pitch availability.

A 3 night minimum stay applies for bookings on bank holiday weekends. At other times we accept any number of nights, subject to pitch availability.

Pre-booking is highly recommended in high season as the park becomes very busy.

Please check our website or contact us for our Park Rules.


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