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.
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.
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,
Sarah, Llantwit Major
Date of stay: 3rd September 2016
Accommodation type: Dorset Jade
Date of stay: 22nd August 2016
Accommodation type: Dorset Amber
read reviews about this caravan before we came ,so a little unsure of what it would be like as we had dog.Well i don.t know what people expect but the caravan was spotless,it was better then some i,ve stayed in without a dog.
Lovely lodge with plenty of room for 6 of us
The caravans are set on different levels so the view is not impaired by other vans, the caravan was tidy and well equipped. Beds were comfortable and there was plenty of space for clothes.
Date of stay: 16th July 2016
Accommodation type: Dorset Amber
Our ca r scan was quite old and the furnishings were tired. The curtains in the living area did not meet properly. As we had dogs with us I guess we weren't allocated the best.
Very clean.First time granddaughter had stayed in a caravan and she loved everything about it.
Lovely Holiday centre, catering for all, camping, touring and comfortable lodges, with excellent family facilities.
The apartment had all the basic amenities (including a toaster) and the room was clean and fresh.
Only slight drawback was a musty smell in the entrance area of the apartment block.
only thing I didn't like was leather/vinyl sofas. Bed comfortable and bedding very clean.
Great place to be based. Good bus service stopping outside the park, so after a good walk could catch the bus back.
could do with free wifi
We loved it here, although the apartment was stuck in the nineties it was really clean. The club house was modern and the staff were very friendly. The evening entertainment was good, there was something for everyone. The restaurant has a good variety of food and was at a reasonable price. The site is in walking distance to Charmouth Beach and a five minute drive to our favourite place West Bay.
We loved everything about the site, so different from others that we have stayed in, the area is fantastic and very beautiful, so many places to see and visit.
What really ticked our box was the simplicity of the site, and the club house, and story time for the children was really the icing on the cake.
Will be back without a doubt.
Lovely last minute break park & lodge fantastic :)
We had a lovely caravan with fantastic views across the valley. The site was kept to a very high standard and would consider using this site again at some time in the future.
Lovely clean apartment, only one negative, the walls are very thin and any conversations and noise such as the taps running can be heard quite clearly. It wouldn't put us off booking again but would prefer a caravan or detached lodge in the future. On the whole we had an enjoyable holiday.