Our second time camping here, check in was quick and easy, a great pitch, not too far from the camping shop and shower/toilet facilities and a very safe environment for the kids to explore. Admittedly we were a few minutes walk from the main facilities, shops, pool and entertainment but we were comfortable with this as it meant that other than fellow campers there was very little traffic and people wandering late at night.
The shower block was good but could have been a little cleaner and there was the odd occasion when you had to hunt down the loo with any paper in it but I've seen much worse. The water was hot and the shower cubicles spacious.
Look out for the taps in the washing up area, they tend to explode with water every time you press them and you will get a good soaking.
The £5 deposit for a sink plug seemed a little silly but it's best that you know about it...not an issue if you have your own washing up bowl I guess.
We didn't see much of the entertainment as it did very get very busy and trying to find seats was near impossible unless you got there early but it was the Easter weekend.
The queues at the bar were quite long some evenings but we did spend a fair time in there watching football on the big screens, having long lazy breakfasts and Sunday lunch especially on the one rainy day that we had.
Kids loved playing in the soft play and in the arcade and we felt very comfortable letting them wander around.
Corfe Castle was a great day out and the kids took part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt as well as learning about the area and attraction through the trail.
We bought walkie talkies for the kids before we went and as the range was so good there was no issue with them exploring and keeping in touch so we got to relax on the pitch ourselves.
As always ran out of time to do all the things we wanted to but maybe we'll do more than 3 nights next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The family fun never ends on this leafy country park. You'll find fabulous indoor and outdoor pools, amazing tree-house adventure play, lively kids' clubs and a brilliant climbing wall. Not to mention the pirate ship, delicious places to eat and spectacular Showtime Entertainment. In fact there's so much to see and do there's hardly a minute left to explore the glorious countryside location, dive over to Bournemouth beach, discover Durdle Door, dine out at Poole Harbour or monkey around at Monkey World! * A lively family park in a country setting * Close to Wareham Town with River walks * Fantastic indoor and outdoor pools * Stunning contemporary lodges available * Showtime Entertainment every night ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandford Holiday Park Hotel Holton Heath
- Parkdean - Sandford Holiday Park Dorset/Holton Heath