Nice quiet site (But it wasn't school holiday time so it may get noisier!) with very friendly staff and immaculate toilet blocks and showers. Plenty to do in the area and Wareham was very pretty with some nice traditional shops. There is a games field for football and a small pool for children along with swings and play equipment. Plenty of rubbish stations with recycling facilities, drinking water and grey water drains.
The only things we could say against the site was that if you like to use public transport there is no bus service on the road outside of the site, you have to drive to Wareham and park so as to catch a bus at the railway station. We used a cab (Jurrasic Cabs) and for 8 people from the site to Wareham for a meal and it was £14 and they were excellent time keepers.)
We were on pitch 46 near the forest (access direct from the site at several points) and we found the midgies very VERY active from about 8 pm at night. This may be a seasonal thing but as the shop has a large range of Citronella candles and sprays they are aware that there is a problem at times at least. As no one who went in May and posted reviews mentioned them perhaps it is a seasonal occurance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Birchwood Tourist Park is a touring caravan and camping site located three miles drive from the town of Wareham, and is centrally located for visiting Bournemouth, Poole, The Isle of Purbeck, Dorchester, Weymouth and the Jurassic coastline. We are an open, rural Park surrounded by Wareham Forest, our boundary adjoining the forest so with direct access for walking and cycling. Dogs are welcome on a short lead. We are open most of the year, including over Christmas and New Year when our block-paved hard-standing serviced pitches are open. There is a well-stocked shop in the Reception, two toilet blocks with free showers and we offer a range of pitches; including block-paved hard-standings with gravel area for awning, grass pitches or gravel pitches, fully serviced (16 amp electric hook up, water & drain connection points and TV socket point), or electric hook ups (10 amp) connection and plenty of space for tents. We have a barrier system for entry and exit onto the Park, operated by a number- plate recognition system linked to your booking and which deactivates overnight to prevent cars driving onsite after 10.00 pm and before 7 am. The Park is set in 27 acres and has a large separate games field for ball games, tennis area, kite flying or group activities. We also have a 2 foot (0.6m) deep unheated paddling pool for the children, a sandpit, swings and play area near the central toilet block. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Birchwood Tourist Park Wareham, Dorset