Tents pitched in a field at Norden Farm Campsite

Norden Farm Campsite is a family-oriented and run, four AA pennant-rated camping and touring site on the outskirts of Corfe Castle.

Set on a working farm there’s an abundance of wildlife and farm animals for children to experience during their stay and easy access to a range of attractions in Corfe, Wareham, Swanage and Studland.

Find pretty paths direct from the site to the village of Corfe or up into the Purbeck Hills, and great cycle routes into the stunning heathlands of the Isle of Purbeck. At the entrance to Norden Farm you’ll find two bus stops for venturing further afield, as well as Norden Railway Station, for a fun day out on the Swanage Railway – a great way to visit Swanage Beach.

There are grass pitches across four fields at Norden Farm – three have electric hook-up and one is electric-free. An additional field is often opened up in the summer months to cater for further tents and campervans due to it being such a popular site. There are also two holiday lets on site, Norden Farm Cottage and Norden House – perfect for bringing the extended family on a Dorset holiday.

Also on site is a small children’s play area and a well-stocked shop, which is also regularly used by locals for essentials, animal feed & supplies, plants, and a variety of festive items including Christmas trees in December. You’ll also find a fishing pond in a tranquil area between the spacious camping fields, which is a lovely spot for a picnic.

As well as receiving the AA 4 pennant award year-on-year, Norden Farm Campsite has also picked up various other accolades, such as the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.

Main field for camping at Norden Farm Campsite
Main camping field
Hot meals at Norden Farm Campsite
Hot food is served on-site
Flowers in front of campsite area, Norden Farm
One of the touring fields
Three peacocks sitting on hay bales at Norden Farm, near Corfe Castle
Some of the resident peacocks watching the world go by
A cow and three calves in a barn at Norden Farm
A cow and her calves soaking up the autumn sunshine
Old red telephone box being used as a book swap at Norden Farm Campsite
This old phone box has a new lease of life as a campsite book swap
Yellow see-saw in the children's play area at Norden Farm Campsite
Let the kids burn off steam in the play area
The fishing lake in Autumn, Norden Farm Campsite
The fishing lake in Autumn
Farm shop times and Coastal Crust pizza signage at Norden Farm and Campsite
The farm shop is open daily
Plastic-free, organic milk for sale by Hollis Mead Dairy at Norden Farm
Pick up a pint of plastic-free, organic milk
Christmas trees and handmade wooden reindeer for sale at the entrance of the farm shop at Norden
Norden's one of the go-to places for locals to buy their Christmas trees
Norden for Purbeck Park sign on station platform
Norden station for Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross & Swanage is within walking distance
Steam train going past Corfe Castle
Steam train on the Swanage Railway
Man holding bike outside the Cycle Experience bike hire hut in Norden
Why not hire a bike from Purbeck Park to explore the area?


Norden also has a field allocated for special events, so if you’re looking to host your big day, group annual event or a rally in Purbeck, Norden is a great choice with its proximity to the A351 and public transport links.

The Events Field is a slightly undulating six-acre site with four electric hook-up points and access to water.

You might also be interested in hiring Norden House (see below), which is great for larger gatherings. Its garden pavilion sits 20 and there is the option to add on a marquee and organise catering through local companies to make your day extra special.

Campsite opening times and tariff

The camping season at Norden typically runs from 1 March – 31 October. (Norden Cottage and Norden House are available for self-catering rental throughout the year, and the farm shop is also open year-round).

Tents pitched in a field at Norden Farm Campsite

Norden Farm Camping

Camping prices at Norden vary seasonally (either low, mid, or high-season) and prices range from just £5 for a small tent or campervan on a basic (non-electric) pitch in low season to £30 a night in high season for an extra-large motorhome or tent on a pitch with electric hook-up.

Additional camping costs include:

  • Extra adult £3
  • Extra child (aged three – 15) £3
  • Discounted adult (over 60) £3

Extra items (such as a pup tent, gazebo, boat, jet ski or second car) are limited to one per electric pitch, and are a small extra fee (between £2 – £6 depending on size and season.)

Check the latest tariff information on Norden’s camping prices page: nordenfarmcampsite.com/campsite-tariff/ 

🐾 Norden is dog-friendly. Both the campsite and the self-catering accommodation welcome up to three dogs.

🐾 Dogs should be kept on leads around farm animals, and note that at the entrance to the farm and around the shop area there are often free-roaming chickens, peacocks and the farm’s own dogs.

Holiday homes at Norden

If camping’s not your thing, or other members of the extended family in your party want a few more luxuries and a real roof over their heads rather than canvas, there are two further accommodation options at Norden – a self catering holiday home that sleeps up to four people and the larger Norden House, which sleeps 14.

These self-catering lets can be very popular in peak seasons, such as summer and school holidays so it’s best to plan ahead and book early.

Norden Farm Cottage

This light, cosy and traditional two-bedroom cottage is set within the farm, where you’ll have your own garden and all the home-from-home essentials like WiFi, a TV with Freeview and DVD player, and a fully-fitted kitchen.

Bedding and towels are provided.

🛏️ Up to four people can stay at Norden Farm Cottage, in one double room and one twin.

ℹ️ For further information, availability and booking, check Norden’s Farm Cottage’s website: nordenfarmcottage.com 

Double bedroom of Norden Cottage, available for holiday rental
Double bedroom in Norden Farm Cottage
Twin room for children and families at Norden Cottage
Twin children's room
Bright bathroom with wooden floors at Norden Farm's cottage holiday let
Bright, modern bathroom

Norden House

The Georgian gem that is Norden House is a great option for a large family get-together or a group staycation in the heart of Purbeck. With an enclosed pavilion in the garden, too, it’s also a special spot for an intimate celebration, or simply for a BBQ or dining out whatever the weather.

Flowers in bloom in the garden of Norden House

Norden House

This old farmhouse is bursting with character and has a large, pleasant garden with seating to enjoy during your stay. There’s also a fire pit to continue the fun into the evening.

The dining room is set up to comfortably accommodate 14 people and there are two living room areas, which can be used as a large, single area, or divided into two by French doors, to give the kids their own space.

The farm shop is just across the drive, so you can stroll over for your morning breakfast supplies or an evening snack, or some last-minute things to entertain the children.

🛏️  Norden House sleeps up to 14 people across seven bedrooms. Four of these are doubles and two are twins – with one being an accessible, ground-floor double room with en-suite wet-room, which is suitable for disabled visitors. All rooms are en-suite and have TVs.

ℹ️ Tour Norden House and check availability on their website: nordenhouse.com 

Living room area of holiday let, Norden House, near Corfe Castle
Spacious, homely lounge
Outdoor, all-weather pavilion and seating in the garden of Norden House
Garden seating and all-weather pavilion
Tables set for 14 guests at Georgian Norden House, Purbeck
Dining for up to 14 guests

(Norden Farm Cottage & House photos courtesy of Norden Farm)

Contact details

For all booking enquiries, including camping, the events field, Norden Farm Cottage and House, visit Norden Farm’s website:

  • ℹ️ nordenfarmcampsite.com
  • 📥 info@nordenfarm.com
  • 📞 01929 480098
  • 📍 Norden Farm, Corfe Castle, BH20 5DS

Norden’s really easy to find, being a haven of countryside situated in the valley just off the main A351 Wareham to Swanage road.

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