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South Lytchett Manor is known for top quality, clean and modern facilities, highlighted by the Platinum Loo of the Year Award 2018, 2019 and 2020. This combination of excellent facilities and ideal location make South Lytchett Manor one of the best holiday campsites – not only in Dorset, but in the whole UK.

With a continual focus on guest led annual improvements, you can be rest assured that every year there will be something new to experience and explore during your stay at South Lytchett Manor. Furthermore, you will be delighted by the award winning facilities and amenities available.


South Lytchett Manor amenities block
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Five Star Amenity Blocks

Renovated in 2018, three heated amenity buildings offer excellent facilities including family bathrooms, a fully compliant disabled bathroom, two family shower rooms, professional standard hairdryers and full length mirrors and piped music. Superb disabled shower rooms are also available. These facilities are checked and cleaned throughout the day to ensure they are constantly at their best – a fact that has been recognised by The Loo of the Year Awards who have awarded South Lytchett Manor the Platinum Award for three years in a row.

Following the success of the extra toilet blocks in the high season of 2020, both touring fields also have their own five-star temporary toilet blocks that will be available during busier periods to aid with social distancing.

Onsite Facilities

  • Fully stocked shop selling locally produced products, and off-licence
  • Free Wi-Fi access across the park and a strong 4G reception
  • Cafe and Bakery selling freshly baked goods, cakes and hot drinks
  • Information hut filled to the brim with ideas and day’s out
  • Award-winning amenity blocks for guest use
  • Indoor and outdoor washing up areas
  • Laundry with high-quality washing and drying machines
  • Bicycles available to hire from reception
  • Motorhome and chemical disposal points
  • Eco-friendly children’s adventure playground
  • Area for football and games
  • Wood and pond area with ducks and wildlife
  • Excellent local pubs within walking distance
  • Freezer available to freeze freezer blocks
  • Microwave for guest use
  • Many attractions and places of interest nearby
  • Gas refills available
  • Seasonal Children’s Treasure Hunts
  • Rallies welcome
  • Saver and low season rates
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Food options on and off-site

  • Bakery offering fresh pastries, bread, and delicacies in high season.
  • Café serving barista-level coffee, hot drinks, and snacks to fuel your daily outings!
  • Visiting food vans including the Dorset Food Co twice weekly in high season, The Fiery Fox Wood Fired Pizza, and a Fish and Chip Van for hot evening food options.
  • Many local eateries will deliver to the site as a takeaway option, including Chinese, pizza, and Indian options.
  • Two local pubs within walking distance, The St Peters Finger and The Bakers Arms
  • Local pub Chequers Inn within a short drive in Lytchett Matravers
  • Excellent transport links to the lively centers of Poole and Bournemouth


Facilities for Dogs

A 2.5 acre mowed off lead dog walking field

Fully stocked Dog Wash complete with shampoo and dryer

Dog ice cream and treats available in the shop

Excellent dog walking routes from site or in the local Upton Country Park

Dog friendly pubs within walking distance of site.

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A variety of pitches to suit all requirements

No matter your requirements, we will have a pitch for you. There are large pitches suitable for twin axle vehicles and large tents right up to a limited amount of pitches that would take an RV. We have hard standing pitches – perfect for touring caravans and motorhomes or we have your back to nature non electric standard camping pitches.

For those that like that little bit of extra comfort, fully serviced pitches with water, waste, TV connection and electric hook ups are available in our highly popular Paddock and Randall areas of the Park.

Don’t have your own equipment? No problem! We have a wide range of Glamping options, including handcrafted bowtop Romany caravans, cosy Shepherd Huts and brand new Glamping pods for the 2021 season. These were all carefully created by our very own staff onsite.

For more information on pitches available, have a look at the specific pages for motorhomes, caravan, camping or glamping stays.


Great Transport Options

There are two buses that stop at the main gates. The Purbeck Breezer Route 40 travels between Swanage, Wareham, and Poole, and the award-winning Jurassic Coaster X54 which travels along the Jurassic Coast to Weymouth. You can download timetables for both services here.

>Purbeck Breezer Route 40.

>Jurassic Coaster X54.

Mobile tickets

You can now buy your tickets using the mobile app, clickit2ride. Just buy your ticket, scan it on-board and go!

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What our guests think

quote marksAbsolutely superb! Very speedy, efficient check in. Office couldn't do enough for you. Customer service top class. Our family party stayed in 3 dog friendly shepherds huts. Beautiful decor. Nice little self contained area for the 5 shepherd huts. Clean and modern toilet and shower facilities within less than 2 minutes. Large socially distanced communal washing up area. Large 2 acre area for exercising the dogs within 3 mins walk of shepherds huts. Couldn't fault this stay.quote marks Margaret, Apr 2021

quote marksWe had a simply fabulous time at South Lytchett Manor last month. We were not sure about camping in October but the site is well insulated, the playground kept our kids well entertained and the facilities were super clean and comfortable. We loved having a shop onsite and there are water taps and electricity points in abundance.. we have stayed at a number of sites and couldn’t recommend thisquote marks Beth, Nov 2020

quote marksGreat campsite, really friendly and polite staff. Very clean facilities and felt ‘safe’ with all the hand sanitizer and clear signage, highly recommend - we’ll probably book one of the huts next time....quote marks Richard , Oct 2020

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