When you are looking for a relaxing break in Dorset then Newlands Park is the ideal base to explore this area of the UK. With indoor and outdoor pools and a gorgeous countryside location this park will suit couples and families looking for quality accommodation. Awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain Newlands park has the added bonus of being just 15 minutes walk from the beach. if you like to get out an explore the towns of Poole, Weymouth, Bournemouth and Exeter are within easy driving distance.
On the park itself there are many activities including a kids adventure playground, childrens club for 5 to 10 year olds, amusements and 9-pin bowling. In the evenings you can head to the restaurant or takeaway or maybe for a relaxing drink in the bar. There is also evening entertainment during peak dates.
Accommodation at Newlands Park is varied and you can choose to stay in apartments, caravans or lodges. The Dorset Pearl Apartment has a peaceful location within the park and sleeps 2-4. Some recommended caravans include the Dorset Duke Caravan and the Dorset King Caravan which are both double glazed and centrally heated. Or you could opt for the Dorset Sapphire Lodge which is a beautiful timber lodge with one double, one twin and one single bedroom. The lodge is also double glazed and centrally heated.
Our Top Tip
"Dorset's world famous Swan Sanctuary is a great place for a family day trip, there is also a giant swan maze."
- Indoor heated pool * (£10 for 10 sessions)
- Outdoor heated pool with water slide
- Occasional entertainment
- Children’s club (5–10s)
- and entertainment
- Tow bar and restaurant
- Wi-Fi access *
- Soft play area and pool tables *
- Kids zone with amusements *
- Children’s workshops * (5-10s)
- Adventure playground
- Shop, launderette *
- Indoor pool, bar, restaurant and shop – Mar 11-Oct 30
- Outdoor pool – May 26-Sep 2
- Occasional entertainment and children’s workshops – May 27-Jun 2, and Jul 28-Sep 1
- All other facilities available for all dates.
- * Charges Apply
- A choice of apartments, caravans and lodges.
- Kitchen including microwave
- Bath and/or shower
- Bed linen and duvets
- Beds made up for your arrival (in apartments and lodges only)
- Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area (except Dorset Emerald Lodge)
- Gas and electricity included
- Babies must be included in party total
- Travel cots and highchairs £15pw each
- Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
- Pets £30pw each (max 2)
- (in Dorset Amber only)
- All non smoking accommodation
- Due to steep gradients and steps, the grounds at Newlands are not suitable for wheelchair users or persons with mobility difficulties.
New in 2016. 12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. DVD. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets.
Caravan with one double and one twin. Microwave. Shower. Heated throughout.
12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Shower. Double glazed and heated throughout. No pets.
Dorset Emerald Lodge
Lodge with one double with Jack and Jill shower and two twin. Dishwasher and washer/dryer. Bath. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets.
Apartment set in a peaceful location on the park. Studio room with kitchenette (microwave and hob instead of conventional oven). Lounge area and double bed. Shower. Separate single room. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking. No pets.
Dorset Pearl Apartment
Refurbished for 2017. Apartment set in a peaceful location on the park. Studio room with kitchenette (microwave and hob instead of conventional oven). Lounge area and double bed. Shower. Separate twin room. No pets.
12ft-wide caravan with one double and one twin. Microwave. Shower. Double glazed. Heated throughout. No pets.
Dorset Sapphire Lodge
Timber lodge with one double, one twin and one single or bunks. DVD. Microwave and fridge/freezer. Bath with overhead shower. Double glazed and centrally heated. No pets.
Rockley Park enjoys a stunning harbour setting just 2 miles from Poole's centre and next to a nature reserve. It has heated swimming pools, tons of sports facilities and a sauna and hot tub too!
Swanage Coastal Park lies close to the attractions of Dorset and families will love the indoor pool and entertainment. Choose from traditional holiday homes or a luxury lodge.
A 5 star park with a stunning elevated setting and outstanding facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
A family friendly site with a stunning location with Cliff Beach and Christchurch Harbour right on the doorstep.
Seadown Park is a 5 star family run park especially recommended for families with young children due to the direct beach access.
Chesil Vista Holiday Park is a top quality park in Dorset with bus services to some amazing local attractions including Monkey World.
Sandford holiday park will appeal to families looking for an active and entertaining holiday with an indoor pool complex and kids clubs.
West Bay Holiday Park in Dorset lies within the heart of a quaint harbour village just 2 minutes walk from one of the best beaches on Dorset's West Coast.
This has to be our favourite attraction in the area located amidst the woodland area of Dorset. This is a monkey sanctuary and you will get the unique opportunity to see all of the great work that's carried out by the staff - and of course see the 160 plus primates for yourself. Situated over 65 acres this is a fantastic environment for the monkeys.
If you like museums then this is one with a difference. Families will love wondering around this building looking at the earliest antique teddy bears and more modern teddy bears from today. A real highlight is Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears which are hard to miss! This popular Dorset attraction is also excellent value for money.
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park is a must if you are enjoying a family holiday to Dorset. The Majestic gardens are simply stunning and include formal areas with gorgeous floral displays as well as a pretty terrace, a temple and a lake. The animal park area is great fun for children with plenty of friendly creatures including goats and adorable pot bellied pigs. The site also has a visitors centre with shop. At well under £20.00 for a family ticked it isExcellent value too.
This was a last minute booking, we had never even heard of newlands,it was a wonderull break staff r so freindly,lovely beaches near by,plenty to do!kids loved it we will be booking for next bank holidays,
The caravan was clean and tidy and had plenty of room, the only thing that was lacking was coat hooks.
Caravan could have been cleaner, we cleaned the skirting boards ourselves as don't think they had ever been touched. Need more cooking equipment, baking trays etc and why only one shelf in oven, should have been two.
Susan, Sutton Coldfield
Lovely holiday, everything we needed.
Date of stay: 19th August 2017
Accommodation type: Dorset Amber
Lovely location. Very relaxing. Family friendly
Pleasantly surprised- very modern, comfortable, spacious, & well laid out. Bathroom could do with updating
Steve, East Grinstead
Date of stay: 18th August 2017
Accommodation type: Dorset Jade
Lovely clean chalet. Bed and sofa very comfortable. Kitchen with hob and microwave fine as we planned our menus about that. Nice bathroom and shower, not the strongest in the world but still okay. One thing was chalet has a skylight which had no blind to it so even if curtains were shut, as soon as the sun was up, it was light in the sleeping area. Maybe have a blind at the bottom of the shafts it is at the top of, to deal with this issue? Overall rating (and comfort) would be a 10 if this was fixed.
Very good overall and would recommend, but for reasons already given, will not be returning.
Lovely apartment and bed was soooo comfortable too. Tv and micro in room so definitely felt like an upgrade!
Caravan was beautiful very well maintained and clean the bed was very comfortable plenty of pillows and bedding
Date of stay: 4th August 2017
Accommodation type: Dorset Amber
Caravan dog friendly
We had another fantastic holiday at Newlands park.
This is a brilliant site. Emerald lodge is very spacious and having a washing machine was fantastic with kids. Although the site was clearly busy it didn't feel over crowded. The amusement arcade is small and if all the machines are working a good selection ,unfortunately more than half were broken in our first week but the second week some more were fixed. The kids enjoyed it anyway. A minor moan for a two week stay in a lodge that gave us towels is that we were not offered fresh for the second week ,something we have had in other sites. Parking by lodge was fine one week but a nightmare the next so there is only just enough parking one night i had to park in tent field and come back down when others had gone for the day. The pools and play areas are lovely and it feels so safe to let the children roam.The wifi is rubbish paid for both weeks for 5 devices ended up with 1 working in one corner of lodge as else where you could spend half an hour trying to connect and then for the device to think it wasn't connected because it was so slow.
Loved it at Newlands, it had everything we wanted and needed , we took our grandson and he loved it too .
Beds were not made up
No life guArd
No hospitality box Ie washing up cloth liquid etc
Very nice, small holiday park. More geared for entertaining children under 10. A little walk into Charnmouth (not a huge amount to do there) but a short drive to Lyme Regis which is worth a visit.