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Merley Woodland Park
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Just a mile from the historic market town of Wimborne in glorious Dorset with its spectacular coastline and delightful resorts, Merley Woodland Lodges sit within ten acres of parkland and woodland. Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest are all within easy reach and there are some superb facilities including an outdoor heated pool and tennis courts.Merley Woodland Lodges has table tennis, pool tables, a bar and family room and a children’s playground. The more adventurous can try their hand ...
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Luxurious and stylish 14ft-wide lodge style holiday home with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Family bathroom. Light and modern open plan fully equipped lounge/kitchen/dining area. Patio doors leading out to your own large decking with quality furniture, barbecue and luxury outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in.
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Luxurious and stylish lodge with one double with ensuite and two twin. Family bathroom. Light and modern open plan fully equipped lounge/kitchen/dining area. Patio doors leading out to your own large decking with quality furniture, barbecue and luxury outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in.
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Merley Woodland Park

Just a mile from the historic market town of Wimborne in glorious Dorset with its spectacular coastline and delightful resorts, Merley Woodland Lodges sit within ten acres of parkland and woodland. Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest are all within easy reach and there are some superb facilities including an outdoor heated pool and tennis courts.

Merley Woodland Lodges has table tennis, pool tables, a bar and family room and a children’s playground. The more adventurous can try their hand at kitesurfing lessons in Bournemouth, and if you enjoy fresh, locally sourced food and excellent fish dishes, Da Vinci’s Warehouse Brasserie in Poole is well worth a visit with its stunning views over the harbour.

We can heartily recommend the Canford Premier Lodge. It sleeps up to four people in two spacious double bedrooms and patio doors lead out onto a large verandah with a private outdoor hot tub. It is stylish and luxurious, fully equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD with Freeview and adult bikes are included so that you can cycle right from your doorstep.

Dorset has more than its share of history and heritage - Brownsea Island sits in Poole Harbour and is home to one of Henry VIII’s coastal castles. Highcliffe Castle in Christchurch is also worth a visit with its medieval stonework and stained glass windows. Merley Woodland Lodges is just a few miles away from Eype’s Mouth, a gravel and sand beach overlooked by impressive cliffs with wonderful views. Poole and Bournemouth also have some lovely beaches with beautifully clean water.

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Park Facilities
  • Outdoor heated pool†
  • Short tennis*†
  • Table tennis*†
  • Pool*†

  • Licenced bar and family room†
  • Children’s playground†
  • Skittle alley*†
Accommodation features
  • A selection of stylish, contemporary two bedroom holiday homes and superb three bedroom lodges, nestled in a peaceful and secluded woodland clearing. Stunning accommodation perfect for special breaks at any time of the year.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD
  • Additional flat screen TV in bedrooms
  • Xbox One with Kinect and online gaming
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Bath and shower
  • Bed linen and duvets
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Bean bags, outdoor blankets and patio heater
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Two adult bikes per lodge
  • Pets £7.50 per night each (max 2) (in specific accommodation only)
  • Complimentary welcome pack
  • All non smoking accommodation
Our Top Tip
"For an interesting day out visit the Model Town at Wimbourne Minster in Dorset - less than a mile from the lodges."
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P, Kent
Date of stay: 21st May 2018
The lodge was superb!
Annie, Hornchurch Essex
Date of stay: 2nd April 2018
Very pleased
Barry, Tonbridge
Date of stay: 2nd April 2018
Nice clean and hot tub great
H, Ascot
Date of stay: 22nd December 2017
Had everything we needed - xbox, netflix were a bonus, hot tub was great. Dishwasher and washing machine had short programmes which were great - and the welcome pack was amazing and very generous.
Angela, Aldershot
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Would definitely come back.
Claire, Oxford
Date of stay: 27th November 2017
The lodge was really lovely, so spacious and fully equipped with everything we needed. However just a couple of small points; the bathroom smelt of paint which I assume it was because of the problem of water flooding out of the bath when having a shower! It looked like the wood below the basin cupboard regularly gets wet. Another thing was there was nowhere to hang coats so they ended up being hung over the dining chairs. And one last thing was that the airer was a bit of a Krypton Factor puzzle that six us of weren't able to solve!! And with a lot of wet towels around we needed a decent airer! But on the whole we really loved the lodge and would definitely return!
Melanie, Ipswich
Date of stay: 9th October 2017
Lovely lodge. The third bedroom is only suitable for children really, as the beds are small singles.
Nicole, Bicester
Date of stay: 9th October 2017
Loved it. Will definitely return.
Katie, Colchester
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Beautiful lodge. Great welcome hamper with all essential items. Really lovely location and fab hot tub!
Lynn, Royston
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Just what we needed and comfortable.
Date of stay: 25th September 2017
I had a really lovely girls weekend away x
Sarah, Tw19 5da
Date of stay: 18th September 2017
Lovely accommodation but due a refurb. Very clean. Would have liked robe for hot tub and better BBQ.
Laura, Sothampton
Date of stay: 4th September 2017
Will probably return
Date of stay: 28th July 2017
Very relaxing and quiet enjoyed every day
Anne-marie, Newport
Date of stay: 30th June 2017
Lovely setting, very peaceful surroundings. Lodge lovely, with a friendly welcome from staff. Plenty of room, Hot tub was fab. Thoroughly recommend if you want a quiet break away. Central to visit lots of places. Poole a few miles down the road.
Ann, Caerphilly South Wales
Date of stay: 19th May 2017
Brilliant accommodation
Roxanne, Amesbury
Date of stay: 8th May 2017
Just abit disappointed that there was no entertainment at night for the children and was not made clear on the booking about the other Park where all the entertainment was at oakydene
Marie, Waterlooville
Date of stay: 21st April 2017
Would come again the staff are really helpful. Site manager Neil very helpful. Thankyou Neil.
Mitchell, Essex
Date of stay: 27th March 2017
Fantastic long weekend away. Greeted by friendly staff! Nice hamper with what we needed such as bread, butter and milk etc Very clean and spacious cabin. Hot tub was amazing! And the price was a bargain! Me and my 5 friends Would 100% visit again. Overall brilliant
Cathy, Bognor Regis
Date of stay: 24th February 2017
Relaxing .Quiet. Beautiful.
Lee, Andover
Date of stay: 24th February 2017
A clean and comfortable lodge with all amenities to a high standard.
Tim, Somerset
Date of stay: 17th February 2017
Excellent accommodation
Rachel, Macclesfield
Date of stay: 14th November 2016
This was the best place we have stayed in the UK. We could not have wished for or wanted anything more from our lodge. It was private and you were left up yourself unless you had any issues (which we didn't). All of the staff are friendly and helpful, and the hot tub was the amazing.

This lodge is in a great place for exploring Dorset and Bournemouth.

I honestly can't sing the praise I have loud enough. We will be returning at our earliest opportunity!
Vikki, Southampton
Date of stay: 14th November 2016
Brilliant, loved very minute!
Galina, Hayes
Date of stay: 7th November 2016
I recommend to everyone this holiday.
Michael, Colchester
Date of stay: 13th May 2016
Wonderful fun, chilled out time had by all of us x
Michael, Leeds
Date of stay: 21st December 2015
Again, would have scored 10s if not for the hot tub issue and (a very minor criticism) the lack of a coffee table in the lounge area.
Debbie, Tadworth
Date of stay: 7th December 2015
Need more hooks in bathroom and in general to dry towels after hot tub
Rachel, West Sussex
Date of stay: 16th November 2015
Cabin was amazing, will happily go back!!
Pam, Oxford
Date of stay: 30th October 2015
Really well equipped lodge
Wendy, Portsmouth
Date of stay: 12th October 2015
Fabulous lovely comfort clean fab
Michael, London
Date of stay: 28th August 2015
Fantastic, will 100% return.
Julie, Suffolk
Date of stay: 28th August 2015
The lodge was very clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. We had towels included which was a bonus. Don't agree with paying extra for the electricity considering the price of lodge for the week. The hot tub wasn't big enough for 6 people at once, also the lodge could do with a decent size airier for wet towels considering it was a lodge to sleep 6 people the airier in the lodge was only big enough for 1 bath towel. We did though use the tumble dryer on the camp site @ £2.50 for 50 mins.
Our lodge surrounded by trees so not much sun (when it came out) and no views. Ok base for looking around the area. Bikes need some TLC.
Mandy, Hemel Hempstead
Date of stay: 28th August 2015
The lodge was brilliant and has triggered a shopping list for a hot tub now .... I would highly recommend this for a quiet and relaxing break.
Anne, Fleet
Date of stay: 20th July 2015
Fantastic...home from home. Has ecerytjing you could wish for.
Carol, Dumfries And Galloway
Date of stay: 13th July 2015
Lodge lovely and clean. Well equipped and grocery pack was a lovely welcome. Best lodge we've stayed in.
Roger, Nottingham
Date of stay: 29th June 2015
Superb holiday accommodation
Date of stay: 12th June 2015
Superb accommodation, loved the hot tub, beds very comfortable.
Colin, Barry
Date of stay: 15th May 2015
cant really fault it.could maybe do with small coffe table& foot stool.
Helen, Reading
Date of stay: 4th May 2015
The lodge was beautiful and had everything you would require. The little extras were nice such as a grocery basket on arrival and game station for the kids.
Louise, Eastbourne
Date of stay: 4th May 2015
Our signature 3 lodge (number 12) was amazing. Well furnished, very clean, kitchen well equipped, and tucked away at the end of the road so was nice and quiet. The hot tub was already usable when we arrived. Towels were provided which was great and the welcome groceries (milk, tea, coffee, sugar, bread, shortbread fingers, butter and a couple of other things) was a very nice touch - just enough to settle in for the night and have a bit of breakfast if you didn't fancy shopping on arrival or packing loads of food in your luggage. The lodge also had a dishwasher and washing machine and a few tablets were provided for each so we didn't have to buy any. The only reason I didn't give 10 for cleanliness is because the the lodge is in a wooded area which is lovely but the outside decking does get very dirty with leaves and bird poo! The inside was spotless though. Also with the hot tub being on the decking which is to the front of the lodge, it's a bit exposed to people walking past so would recommend that the management think about some sort or privacy screening. Otherwise we loved it and will definitely go again.
Date of stay: 10th April 2015
The lodge was amazing, well equipped and had all mod cons.
Cheryl, East Sussex
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
Lovely accommodation. Teenagers kept happy with cycles, xbox and hot tub. Would have appreciated more information in the lodge, cycle routes, local attractions etc but was available at reception.
Sarah, London
Date of stay: 16th February 2015
Very comfortable lodge - fully fitted, complimentary groceries basket (would have been good to know about this beforehand).
Michelle, Northampton
Date of stay: 9th February 2015
more kitchen stuff thats all, loved it all !!!!!!
Ian, Nottingham
Date of stay: 15th December 2014
Excellent Accomadation and Location
Debbie, Portsmouth
Date of stay: 24th November 2014
We stayed in lodge 12 and it was perfect, spotlessly clean and very comfortable n warm. We had everything in the lodge we needed for a great weekend. The hot tub was amazing. We loved our stay n will definitely be going back.
Date of stay: 7th November 2014
The accommodation was superb.Seating was a bit grubby.On one evening we encountered a power failure but a phone call and someone was there to help us in five minutes.
Barbara, Ealing
Date of stay: 10th October 2014
Please see comment above. The review here is based on Lodge 12, NOT Lodge 11.
Lodge 12 lacked certain little things that would have improved the holiday - bins in the bedroom, hooks for towels in the bathroom and better bedlights in the bedroom.
Lisa, Newbury
Date of stay: 6th October 2014
Everyone in our party was very impressed with the lodge - it was modern, well-equipped and very comfortable. The hot tub was ready for our arrival, even though it stated in our confirmation it might not be up to temperature. We would definitely stay here again!
Kim, Sidcup
Date of stay: 12th September 2014
I felt the soft seating area needed maybe a armchair or two. There were 6 of us and we felt a bit squashy on just the two sofas we had.
The kitchen utensils were a bit cheap. So had to go out and buy a potato masher, tin opener and potato peeler. The frying pan was not non stick so that was a pain to fry anything in.
Michelle, Bristol
Date of stay: 1st September 2014
Lodge was very well equipped and nicely decorated
Stanley, Rochford
Date of stay: 29th August 2014
dust under the chairs as we found when we move one.Kitchen and bathroom were clean more mirrors in bedrooms needed and sockets were hidden The doors at the end would have been better if they opened right up (patio)the kitchen/diniing area was light and airy
Sue, Worcestershire
Date of stay: 18th August 2014
The Woodland Lodge was lovely. Very clean and comfortable and surprisingly very spacious with plenty of storage. You have your own private hot tub on the decked area which was very relaxing.
Alison, Chelmsford
Date of stay: 1st August 2014
Very well-equipped and a nice position. As said before, we were given a non-dog lodge, on our request, which was excellent.
Date of stay: 21st July 2014
Instructions fir everything but the cooker which didn't seem to work
Richard, Tamworth
Date of stay: 26th May 2014
lodge could have been vaccumed better and the dishwasher was full with dirty plates and cutlery!
Rosalind, Cheshire
Date of stay: 16th May 2014
More spacious and homely than we expected . A few little extras would help such as hooks in the kitchen to hang tea towels, and on the back of doors for dressing gowns. When we mentioned a broken item it was replaced immediately.
Amy, Walton On Thames
Date of stay: 30th December 2013
i fell in love with the lodge it was so clean and very comfey. my children loved the hot tub too,hitch was very clean aswell . we would love to come back for another family holiday x
Michael, St.austell
Date of stay: 7th December 2013
Good value, great location for touring local area.
Lodge very clean and all amenities.
Apart from the rainy weather we had a lovely stay in lithe signature 3 lodge it was beautiful couldn’t ask for more the whole family had a lovely stay not much going on but a nice break and lovely surroundings will go again and recommend😊
Very nice.kids enjoyed xbox and hot tub. I was very pleased to find welcome pack.
Had a weekend break away with my other half and we loved it! The lodge was beautiful and clean!
Great time had problems with the heating which was rectified very quickly. Liked the location
Lovely setting with friendly staff. We stayed in a Signature 2 lodge which was smaller than previous Hoeseasons accommodation we have stayed in but had everything we needed, including a Hot Tub
Brilliant holiday! Very relaxing. The lodge was lovely with everything we needed. The Xbox was a bonus for the children and we enjoyed Netflix. The hot tub was lovely - as we were there out of peak season we didn't see anyone around so it was fine for us - but it is at the front of the lodge so not very private - could do with some privacy screens. We took the kids bikes and borrowed some from the site - they were okay but not for long rides as they are in need of a bit of tlc on the gears and brakes! All of the staff were very helpful, happy and friendly.
We had a lovely time at Merley Woodland Park. The lodge was lovely and spacious and the welcome pack was a real treat!
Great weekend away with friends.
Great weekend away, love a hot tub
Brilliant weekend away
Great short break. Fantastic lodge with high spec interior
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Fun Days Out near Merley Woodland Park

about 4 Miles
The perfect place to visit on a rainy day this large Sealife Centre is currently offering 2 tickets for £15.00 when you book online. Top attractions include the amazing shark tunnel, the rock pools and the otter enclosure. This year Loch Lomond Sealife Centre is also home to Cammy - the only Giant Sea Turtle in Scotland! The centre also offers visitors an educational experience with talks and hands on events taking place daily.
about 11 Miles
Monkey World is not only a local attraction but the work they carry out is amazing.  Rescuing and rehabilitating monkeys and assisting governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates are just some of the purposes of the centre. You get to see the primates themselves many of which have become famous from appearing on the TV show Monkey World - a documentary about this place. Open year round we think this is one of best attractions in Dorset and you even get the chance to adopt a monkey if you choose.
about 18 Miles
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park is a magical place to visit with grand gardens and plenty of animals to meet.  From goats and ponies to alpacas and pot bellied pigs this attraction is excellent value for money.  You can feel free to explore the grounds too which are especially lovely on sunny days.  You will see majestic floral displays, stone terraces, a temple and even a lake.
about 20 Miles
This family orientated museum is dedicated to Teddy Bears both old and new Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears are one of the main attractions.  You can buy teddy bear gifts from the quaint shop including top notch brands.  The Steiff Teddy Bear and Merrythought bears are very popular.  Open 7 days a week all year round (except 25th and 26th December) this is a perfect all weather place to visit.
about 20 Miles
The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum is located in the Salisbury area of Wiltshire and will appeal to those looking for an educational and cultural day out.  The exhibits are centred around the history of Salisbury and South Wiltshire from prehistoric times to now. There are plenty of activities on for families and children during school holidays so don't forget to check ahead to see the latest events. There are a gift shop and a cafe on site.
about 21 Miles
Fort Victoria is many attractions in one convenient location. What once was a historically important fort is now home to a Marine Aquarium, a Model Railway, a Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition and a Planetarium. The Country Park also offers delightful woodland walks. Countryside Rangers are on hand to give guided walks of the seashore and the woodland. Admission to the park is free of charge but each of the attractions incur a small charge.
about 22 Miles
This is a really fun and memorable attraction which is suitable for day trips or short breaks.  You can buy your tickets online which will help you beat the queues especially in school holidays as well as save money.  With a whole host of attractions and thrilling rides there might not be enough time in the day!  Exciting rides include the Edge and The Cobra.  More family friendly rides for younger children include the Magic Carpet Ride and the Flying Frog.  We are sure the whole family will have fun at Paultons so check out their website for the latest opening times and admission costs.
about 22 Miles
See wildlife in their natural surroundings as you wander round this amazing park.  Otters, owls, foxes and badgers are just some of the species you might come across here.  This attraction is perfect for sunny days and ideal for animal lovers and families as well as couples.  Located in the Marchwood area of Southampton this is a very popular day out.
about 22 Miles
New Forest Wildlife Park should be high on your list of places to visit if you are visiting this region.  Stretched out over 25 acres of stunning woodland you can wander around and come face to face with various species of wildlife.  Highlights include the North American River otter; European wolf, 12 species of owls, badgers, foxes and deer.  When you need to re-charge your batteries head to the Woodland Bakehouse Tearoom for delicious meals and light bites.  There is also a charming gift shop.
about 22 Miles
Paultons Family Theme Park has recently been greatly improved to include many new attractions for younger visitors. The brand new Peppa Pig World features 7 amazing new rides and an Indoor Play Area to keep the little ones amused for hours. Of course those looking for more adrenaline boosting activities will not be disappointed either as there are over 60 rides in total to try out. The mighty Edge ride and the terrifying Cobra rollercoaster are the ones to go for if white knuckle rides are your thing. Live entertainment is also on offer several times throughout the season including some amazing family shows such as "The Light Fantastic" which takes place this October.
about 28 Miles
Described as the Isle of Wight's multi activity and play Farm park this attraction will really appeal to families looking for a fun day out.  Recently improvements have been made to enlarge the straw fun play barn and this is now the biggest indoor play space on the island.  This farm is now split into separate attractions, the play barns and petting farm which include rides on tractors and trailors and the tractor driving experience. Open all year this place is also excellent value for money.
about 28 Miles
Royal Victoria Country Park is highly recommended for a day out in the summer and has lots of things for children to do. There are woodland trails to explore with free maps and guides available. There are also several play areas, one for older children, one for the little ones and one for disabled children so no one is left out of the fun. Within the grounds there is also a heritage site, a tea room and a formal garden.
about 30 Miles
You may have seen this amazing attraction on the BBC1 Animal Park programme.  This is actually the first safari park outside of Africa where you can get close to the animals from the comfort of your own car. Some of the highlights include the zebras, the wallabies in wallaby wood and the sea lion escorted cruise to Gorilla Island.  And of course the magnificent lions and tigers are a must see.  This really is an animal experience with a difference and you can save money by booking your tickets online.  This attraction is open until the end of October. Check out their website to see some fantastic video podcasts of the park.
about 30 Miles
Go Ape in Hampshire offers a unique opportunity for energetic adults and children over 10 to let off steam. The fun packed tree top adventure involves swinging through trees, climbing cargo nets, descending down zip wires and trekking through the canopies. Only for those with a good head for heights!  The longest Zip wire is a staggering 165m providing adrenaline boosting fun! The site also has a picnic area and kids playground.
about 33 Miles
This is an award winning attraction on the isle of wight with so much to see and do.  From thrilling rides for the whole family to challenging play for younger kids they have thought of everything.  One of the highlights is the Falconry where you can see some of the most breathtaking displays in the UK.  You can also get a taste of nature and history here from red squirrels to romans.  The great value freedon tickets are well worth the money allowing you to return to the park as often as you like for 7 days.