This family-friendly touring park sees return visitors year after year, with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, great facilities and proximity to Wareham as a gateway to Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck.

Set in 27 acres, with Wareham Forest on your doorstep, there’s a sense of space and nature as soon as you arrive at Birchwood Tourist Park, which promises a comfortable, pleasant and relaxed way to spend your holiday in Dorset.

Caravans pitched at the Birchwood Tourist Park by Wareham Forest

Serviced pitches with gravelled awning side area and paved access

You’ll find well-maintained, fully-serviced and part-serviced pitches here, with block-paved pitches with a gravel side section for an awning, as well as grass pitches for tents both with and without electric hook ups.

There’s all the facilities you could need, including two shower and toilet blocks, a well-stocked shop with food, household, toys and camping essentials, chemical disposal point, laundry room and dog-washing facilities.

You can also rest assured that your belongings are as safe as can be with the Park’s barrier system and number plate recognition technology on entry and exit.

For kids, there’s a great play area for a range of different ages, as well as a sandpit and an enclosed, two feet-deep paddling pool. You’ll find a large games field with goal posts, a games room and outdoor table tennis. And of course, direct access to acres of the natural playground of Wareham Forest.

Raised BBQs are permitted, however campfires are not, due to the Park’s proximity to the forest, which is easily damaged by wildfires.

Within walking distance is The Silent Woman pub, and a slightly longer walk or cycle through the forest will bring you to Wareham town and also Wareham station where you can hop on a train to places like Poole, Bournemouth, the New Forest, Dorchester and Weymouth, or take a bus or taxi to Corfe Castle and Swanage. Buses at Swanage connect to Studland and in the summer months there are additional bus routes to visitor favourites such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

🐾 Birchwood is dog-friendly (dogs must be kept on a short lead)

Hardstanding caravan pitches by the trees at Birchwood Tourist Park
Spacious, well-maintained pitches
Household supplies for sale at the Birchwood Tourist Park shop
Well-stocked on-site shop
Birchwood Tourist Park's chemical toilet disposal point
Wash up area
Water taps next to hardstanding pitches near the playground at Birchwood Tourist Park
Water point
Gravel hardstanding pitch with electric hook-up, Birchwood Tourist Park
Electric hook-up
Ping pong table by the shop at Birchwood Tourist Park
Outdoor table tennis
Toddler paddling pool by the playground area of Birchwood Tourist Park
Toddler paddling pool
Slide and climbing equipment for kids, Birchwood Tourist Park
Children's slide and climbing frame
Swing set by the play area at Birchwood Tourist Park
Swings at the playground
Kid's sandpit in the playground area by the laundry room of Wareham's Birchwood Tourist Park
Kids' sandpit area
Wooden climbing frame next to the laundry room at Birchwood Tourist Park
Climbing frame by the laundry block
Dog-washing area, Birchwood Tourist Park
Dog wash area

Caravan and motorhome storage

If you’re local and own a campervan or motorhome, or if you have a seasonal pitch here, there’s a large caravan & motorhome storage area at Birchwood.

For a small fee, the team will bring it out for you so it’s all ready on arrival.

Storage costs £12.95 per week and it’s £5 to have your unit towed to or from your pitch (£10 both ways).


Prices at Birchwood vary seasonally and according to your choice of the four available pitch types.

For the most up-to-date tariff information and to book your pitch online directly with Birchwood Tourist Park visit: 

Group bookings by prior arrangement only.

Contact details

Sign on the way in to Birchwood Tourist Park

Birchwood Tourist Park welcome sign

Birchwood is open throughout the year, including the Christmas and New Year period.

Call or email Birchwood to enquire about bookings, seasonal pitches and motorhome storage, or visit their website for full details:

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