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Reviews of Oakdene Forest Park

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Oakdene Forest Park
St Leonards
Hampshire   (Browse area)
BH24 2RZ
Tel: 01590 648331
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Pitches: Holiday Homes Only
Open: 05/02/2024 to 02/01/2025

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 29 Reviews
                6/10 from 29 Reviews

 No Tents   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   Holiday Homes for Hire   Holiday Homes for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   No Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <10 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: April 2022 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 Please note that as of 2022 this site no longer has any touring or camping pitches - holiday caravans / lodges only now.

If you know that this situation has changed in the future, please could you let us know. Many thanks 

Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Thking 1 review from this member

 Children's playground is excellent. Our pitch was right opposite the playground, perfect for our kids. Shower/toilet blocks were clean.

We ate out at the woodman pub (5min drive). Has a nice beer garden with play equipment for the kids. Food is typical pub food.

We all enjoyed our meals and the mains were 2 for 1. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Ellyho 1 review from this member

 Such a friendly lovely, clean campsite. Felt very safe. Thank you!

We didn't explore the campsite much but it did the job, was perfect for us, went exploring in the New forest and to Dorset.

Friendly people nearby! 

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mt Thain 2 reviews from this member

 We stayed at this site for 2 nights starting the 14th June 2013 and booked 3 activities for my 12 year old daughter before arriving. Upon arrival we were given a warm welcome and told where to pitch our tent.

The tent field only had about 13 pitches with clean toilets, an outside washing up area with a shelter and a drinking water tape next to it. The field was close to the main building and so not far to walk for the activities, bar, and pool. The ground was very stony and bent quite a few pegs and the rest only got half way in. I wasnít the only one to find this. The pool was a nice size 1. 2meters deep at both ends with a water flume inside which was good fun both for me and my daughter.

The staff where mostly very friendly and helpful throughout our visit. However we did have to complain about other pitches by the first morning due to the noise at 12:30 am with people shouting. There were also children playing football and cricket around other peopleís tents. Most of the day. While complaining I did ask what where the site rules on noise and ball game and was told by the receptionist that she didnít know. This did surprise me. I was told though that a manager will be sent over to have a word. This didnít stop the ball games though as when I returned 2 hours later the children were still playing them. Also one of the other pitches had brought their dog which was allowed to wonder around the field and into the toilets as and when it felt like it as it was never kept on a lead. ( good job no n of the children on site were scared of dogs).

The second morning we were woken up by another family at 5am shouting and swearing at the children. Thought it was pointless complaining as we were leaving that day.

Overall site was lovely with friendly staff, but I wouldnít visit in a tent as no rules seem to apply or are enforced which in my case ruined what should have been a relaxing weekend.

I have given this a 4 out of 10 Purely because of bad neighbours and the lack of rules and consideration to other pitches, and how purely the staff responded to the problems which all in all made the weekend disappointing. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Joperandin 2 reviews from this member

 The pitches are very uneven and we found it difficult to pitch the tent level. There are around 22 pitches in the field and 1-12 are sited backing onto a stagnant stream which is quite unpleasant.

There is also quite a lot of road noise at night from the main A31 nearby.

On the plus side the facilities in the clubhouse are good. The kids enjoyed the pools and kids club. The shop was well-stocked and the prices in the shop and cafe were fairly reasonable (£3.75 for a kids meal, £1.35 for chips).

The loos and showers are a fair trek from the touring field and it is a good 10 minute walk to the clubhouse.

The loos are fairly clean but the showers were flooded and I had to get dried and dressed in the shower cubicle. Nightmare with only one clothes hook.

All in all - not a bad site, wouldn't stay in the touring field here again but would consider a caravan.

Location is pretty good, less than an hour and a half from Staines and a short drive to Christchurch and Bournemouth. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Cephas 1 review from this member

 The only facilities was a porta cabin 300 yards from the camping field. There were no washing up facilities, or freezer pack service. The pitches and access were muddy. The price per night was expensive because it included use of the pools. We never saw any staff in the camping field, ( we were there 7 days). We felt the the camping was an after-thought to the static homes site. 

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Deeanna 2 reviews from this member

 We camped here for 5 nights in aug 2007 and 2006 when we arrived we were very pleased at how clean the camp looked lovely level grass land,well sign posted and brill it looked.

The staff were very friendly and professional.

Toilet were very clean and we found the pool was just great. The shop had every thing you needed and also the entertainment was good but would benefit a little more room as it did get very busy. We loved it here and stayed here 2 years running.

Highly recommended, will return next year. 

Date of Visit: June 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Sarahh56 55 reviews from this member

 A very impersonal site, and you are told when booking in that you all MUST carry your membership cards at all times! You are then asked for a £10 deposit to work the barrier to the touring field and told you must be off your pitch by 10am at the latest.

We were told by reception on arrival that the children's entertainment was cancelled the first night we were staying ( when we complained about this after getting home we were told it was not cancelled just being held elsewhere!)

The pool is great, and the site showers etc good, but sorry this is not enough to make me return. 

Date of Visit: October 2006 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Scarletsfan 93 reviews from this member

 Second visit here and would recommend it to anyone.† We had some heavy rain during the visit and the site coped very well.

Take rock pegs with you!

Good club (smoke free), nice indoor pool with slide for kids, nice sized arcade, well stocked shop and direct access into the forest to walk the dogs.

The site is a bit out of the way if you want to go out and about to Bournemouth or The New Forest.

Entertainment in the club, and we were pitched quite close with no noise nuisance to think about.† The only down side is that gangs of youths tend to gather outside the complex at night, which could be a bit intimidating for some.

This was probably our last visit to Oakdene as they are stopping touring from 2007.

Shame that, but the lure of 12 month income from statics has become too much. 

Date of Visit: June 2005 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lara1 13 reviews from this member

 EXCELLENT! Had a fab time at this site. Yes its a bit pricey for Tenting but the facilities are amazing. You get what you pay for! Brill kids club and its free. Entertainment was very good and the main room in clubhouse was non-smoking, great when the kids are with you.
The pool/jacuzzi/steam room/sauna were great/clean. The kids in our party loved the water slide and outside pool.
Lots to do on site if you dont want to explore the surrounding area. We went to Bournemouth which is a nice seaside town.
We camped on The Meadows tenting field which is away from main facilites but only a few minutes walk. The camping toilets/showers were spotless and cleaned alot. The warden is so friendly and helpful. They are apparently stopping camping in 2007 which will be a big shame. More statics to go on-site. Would definitely return here. 

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