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Sandford

Sandford, Poole, Dorset, South West of England

An unforgettable time awaits at Sandford, awarded The David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation. Here in this wooded wonderland, set in the peaceful Dorset countryside, you’ll find whatever type of holiday you’re looking for.

On park, you’ll also find plenty of on-park action and fantastic facilities to keep the family entertained. With everything from both an indoor and outdoor pool, waterslide, crazy golf, soft play, adventure play, amusements and sparkling entertainment, you’ll be sure to fill your days. Plus, take adventure of our Outdoor ‘n’ Explore programme and take on an outdoor adventure exploring the surrounding environment, led by our expertly trained Park Explorers.

Nearby, explore the natural beauty of Dorset and its impressive, World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Glorious sandy beaches are close by and you’re not too far from the New Forest or the bustling towns of Poole and Bournemouth for those traditional seaside classics.

Rated 6.6/10
based on 15 customer reviews

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Facilities

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Waterslide
  • Kids clubs
  • Adventure playground
  • Soft play area
  • Mini golf*
  • Multi-sports court
  • Amusement arcade*
  • Wildlife nature trail
  • Outdoor ’n’ Explore programme
  • Arena Bar & Courtyard
  • Legend’s Takeway
  • Half-board dining available
  • Costa Coffee® available
  • The Skylite Bar
  • Convenience store
  • Launderette*


Free Wi-Fi access (in designated areas). Outdoor pool – May 5-Sep 15 2019, May 3-Sep 13 2020 (weather permitting)There may be entertainment variants; an entertainment guide will be available on park. A responsible person of 16 years or over must accompany children under 8 in the water. A maximum of one child under 4 per responsible person or two children aged between 4 and 7 per responsible person is allowed in the water.

All other facilities available Feb 15-Nov 18 2019, Feb 14-Nov 16 2020 and Dec 23 2019-Jan 2 2020, Dec 23 2020-Jan 2 2021 *Charges apply.

Early Bird – save up to £150 per week for 2019 holidays booked by 3rd February 2019 or up to £120 per week for 2019 holidays booked by 3rd March 2019.

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Sandford

Sandford, Poole, Dorset, South West of England

Accommodation

Description

A fantastic choice of caravans, lodges and a house.

  • Outdoor hot tub (in Amberwood House only)
  • TV with Freeview
  • Kitchen including microwave
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Additional sleeping for one/two in the lounge area (except lodges)
  • Heating in lounge
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Babies must be included in party total
  • Cots and highchairs £15 each per week or short break
  • Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
  • Pets £40 per week or short break each (max 2) (in specific accommodation only – please check when booking)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Reviews

Rated 6.6/10 based on 15 customer reviews

By on 17/08/2019

7/10

Unable to attend any of the events as there was no room/no tables available. Extra activities- it was a shame we had to pay extra cost.

By on 18/08/2019

2/10

Caravan was dusty and dirty, we were plagued with ants crawling all over the counters in the kitchen and on the floor. The bathroom door kept getting stuck. There wasn’t enough toilet paper. On arrival there was only part used rolls available. Other guests were noisy walking to and from the swimming pool etc. Some nights some of the guests and children were very loud. People recycling their glass in the bins at 10.30 at night. We felt that we were in the middle of the thorough fare. We only used the swimming pool once it was over crowded and people were fighting for chairs and sun beds. Didn’t get much sleep as just had the late comers were getting into bed the early beds were getting up. Sorry my rating is bad but this is an honest review.

By on 18/08/2019

5/10

Whilst this was a self catering holiday, there was always something we forget to pack. However, even basic items are expensive at this holiday park. All activities apart from both pools, have an additional cost. This can become extremely expensive if you have more than 1 child! The bar area of a night was always full and waiting times to be served were long. The caravan we stayed in was clean but basic. Too many noisy neighbours. Area was gorgeous, would visit again but stay somewhere else

By on 18/08/2019

7/10

Accommodation was quite a poor standard in comparison to other holidays we've had. The camp facilities were good but the location of the camp was quite far from the coast. Nothing within walking distance. Used the car all week to trip around the area. Overall I'd rate Sandford a 7/10.

By on 17/08/2019

8/10

We like this park but restaurant menu and staffing is very poor, we usually self cater most of the time but on my daughter's birthday grandparents wanted to buy us a meal. Sunday no staff to take orders at table went to bar to place food order and none of the food we wanted to order was available (roast dinner, steak, lasagne) we ended up queuing for half an hour for fish and chips and taking them back to the van. We cooked our own meals the rest of the holiday. The water activities were good but for over 8 year olds they were advertised to be in the outdoor pool where there is more space but all were in small chlorine chlostraphoebic tiny indoor pool. The Nisa shop onsite could stock more fresh food rather than concentration on expensive toys and sweets. Our van was very modern and provided everything we needed to self cater. We had a good holiday and would stay again.

By on 17/08/2019

9/10

Nice site, Caravan was lovely (apart from a damp wardrobe which we didn't discover until the last day), quiet location, handy for Poole and Swannage

By on 13/08/2019

5/10

We stayed in the sturminster caravan and it wasn't clean on arrival, marks on the bathroom wall, on the living room floor dirt, marks. Cracked tap in the shower. Most holiday parks provide a sponge, bin liner etc but nothing which was a pain after the journey there. Shop expensive on site. The swimming pools the kids loved and the arcade.

By on 09/08/2019

7/10

The facilities and amusements were good but the caravan was damp and mouldy also dirty after paying a lot of money for our holiday not impressed.

By on 08/08/2019

7/10

We stayed in wisteria lodge very nice and roomy had a lovely week

By on 07/08/2019

8/10

Park and caravan nice. The caravan could have been cleaner upon arrival. The bin was dirty, the floor was dirty. There was spilt icecream in the freezer. I have stayed I much cleaner caravans at other parks. The park was lovely and all the staff were fantastic. The entertainment team worked very hard to ensure people had a good time. The evening entertainment was very focused on children and I would have liked to see more for the adults. Advertising what entertainment you had on and when was very poor. We didn't know what was on each night until we walked in the club. I missed the pool party on Wednesday as we never knew anything about it . The park was kept very clean and tidy which was nice.

By on 13/08/2019

9/10

overall the facilities and staff were very good with one exception,the restaurant experience. On arriving at the restaurant we placed our order 4 adult and 2 children's meals 1 aged under 2 the other 3,the adult meals arrived fairly promptly were were advised we would have to collect the meals for the children in about 5 mins. pointing out to us where to collect them. The childrens mother left her meal and went to collect the meals and was told she would have to wait a further 5 minutes for the chips15 minutes later she was still waiting along with several other frustrated people when the meals finally arrived after a wait of 35 minutes we had all finished our meals by by this now with the exception of the mother the children were getting agitated and a evening spoiled.NOT IMPRESSED CLOSE ON 40 MINUTES TO COOK A FEW CHIPS.

By on 13/08/2019

8/10

A good family park with two good pools, lots of watery activities for those that want them. Evening entertainment for children. We did not use this facility as its like a horrible hot madhouse, but great for those who want it. Close to lots of beautiful areas of natural beauty.

By on 09/08/2019

1/10

very bad experience

By on 08/08/2019

7/10

A very enjoyable holiday. Staff were helpful and there was plenty to do on site. The only down side was the accommodation - very dated. Service was slow ordering and getting food.

By on 13/08/2019

9/10

We used the park as a base to go out from we loved it had all we needed and was a good distance from actrions we wanted to visit in our stay only used the pool once and it was fine my 4 year old loved it and the slides. Would come again if we found we wanted to discover more of the area.

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Sandford

Winton Lodge

Stylish and spacious lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bathroom with bath and shower. Washer/dryer. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah. No...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 4

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Bulbury WFA

This wheelchair friendly caravan has an access ramp, wide sliding doors and a wider corridor for wheelchair access. Plus the spacious bathroom has room to manoeuvre a wheelchair,...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 5

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Sturminster WFA

This 12ft-wide wheelchair friendly caravan, with one double and one twin bedroom, has an access ramp, wider sliding internal doors and a wider corridor for wheelchair access. Plus...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 5

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Ashmore

Comfortable 12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD/CD. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah with...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Verwood

12ft-wide caravan with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Contemporary style central lounge area. DVD....


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Westbourne

12ft-wide caravan with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Central open plan living area. DVD/CD. Washer/dryer....


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Sandbanks Lodge

Luxury, spacious lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Shower. DVD/CD. Dishwasher. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah.

  • Indoor heated...


    • Holiday home

    • Sleeps 6

    • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Lilliput Lodge

With room for six, this brilliant 20ft wide lodge-style holiday home has lots to offer for a relaxing holiday at any time of year. You’ll love chilling out on the veranda on...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Sherborne

Caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD/CD. Double glazed and centrally heated. .

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 6

    • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Branksome

Brand new for 2019. Bespoke caravan perfect for a couple or small family with one double. Double glazed and centrally heated.

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 2

    • 1 Bedroom
Sandford

Poole Lodge

Luxury lodge with one double and one twin. Shower. DVD. Dishwasher. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah.

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor heated...


    • Holiday home

    • Sleeps 4

    • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Sturminster

12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD/CD. Fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Sherford

Caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Soundbar. Fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. No...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 6

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Wisteria Lodge

One double with ensuite shower, one twin and one with bunks all with TV. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD. Heating in bedrooms. Verandah with outdoor...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Ferndown

12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD and soundbar. Fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated....


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Abbotsbury

12ft-wide comfortable caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD/CD. Heating in bedrooms. .

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 8

    • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Broadstone Lodge

Luxury lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bathroom. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area. Dishwasher,...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Amberwood House

House with three doubles, three twins and one quad room. Additional WC. Dishwasher and washer/dryer. Garden with barbecue and outdoor hot tub. No pets.

  • Indoor...


    • House

    • Sleeps 14

    • 7 Bedrooms
Sandford

Branksome Pet Friendly

Brand new for 2019. This superb one bedroom caravan is perfect for a couple or small family. There’s additional sleeping for one in the lounge as well as double glazing,...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 2

  • 1 Bedroom
Sandford

Swanage

12ft-wide caravan with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Double glazed and centrally heated....


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Kingston

Brand new for 2019. Stylish caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets.

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 6

    • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Heritage Lodge

Superb lodge with two double, one with TV and ensuite shower and one twin. Bathroom with bath. Dishwasher. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah. No...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Stoborough Lodge

Lodge with one double, one twin and one with bunks (bunk beds by arrangement please call to check). DVD. Dishwasher. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah with outdoor...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 6

  • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Stokeford

New in 2017. Caravan with one double. Shower. Additional sleeping for one in the lounge area. Soundbar. Fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. No...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 3

  • 1 Bedroom
Sandford

Bulbury

12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD/CD. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets.

  • Indoor...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 8

    • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Melbury

12ft-wide caravan with one double with ensuite bath and one twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD and soundbar. Fridge/Freezer. Double glazed and...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 6

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Gillingham WFA

This 12ft-wide wheelchair friendly caravan, with two twin beds, has accessible doorways, sliding internal doors, toilet with grab rails, a raised toilet base and a step into...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 5

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Holme Lodge

Stylish lodge with two double, one with ensuite shower. Bathroom with bath. DVD. Dishwasher. Double glazed and centrally heated. Verandah with outdoor furniture. No...


  • Lodge

  • Sleeps 4

  • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Gillingham

12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD. Double glazed and centrally heated.

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 6

    • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Studland Caravan

12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD/CD. Heating in bedrooms.

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 6

    • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Tyneham Plus

Brand new for 2019. 12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Fridge/freezer. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets.

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 6

    • 2 Bedrooms
Sandford

Durlston

12ft-wide caravan with one double and two twin. Shower. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. DVD. Double glazed and centrally heated.

  • Indoor heated...


    • Caravan

    • Sleeps 8

    • 3 Bedrooms
Sandford

Preston

New in 2017. Modern caravan with one double and two twin. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Double glazed and centrally heated. DVD and...


  • Caravan

  • Sleeps 8

  • 3 Bedrooms