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Family Holidays in Dorset

South Lytchett Manor is the ideal destination for a family holiday in Dorset. Our family-friendly holiday park is within easy reach of a host of attractions and has plenty of on-site facilities to keep children entertained.

We have a range of unique accommodation available for families looking to enjoy a holiday near Poole and the Jurassic Coast. Stay in one of quirky glamping options or treat your children to an adventure-filled camping or caravan break.

Whichever accommodation option you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a memorable holiday and quality time spent together in the great outdoors. You’ll leave with happy memories to cherish and will want to return year on year.

Family friendly facilities at South Lytchett

South Lytchett Manor was recently voted the AA’s Campsite of the Year and Best Touring Caravan and Camping Park at the South West Tourism Awards. We’ve worked hard to create a welcoming environment with facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

Our family friendly facilities include:

Cycle hire

We’re delighted to have a selection of bikes available to hire at South Lytchett Manor if you want to explore the local area without a car during your stay. From nearby Upton Country Park you can access a network of cycle paths, with a wide selection of scenic trails to suit all ages and abilities. Some of our favourites hug the coast and follow Poole Harbour into town and along the Quay. There are also some excellent woodland and countryside routes nearby.

All of our bikes are maintained to the highest standard and come with helmets for added piece of mind. We have a selection of adults, children’s and infants’ bikes available to hire for competitive prices for the day or the duration of your stay.

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Play park

Children will love spending time at our outdoor adventure play park. There’s plenty of equipment to try out including a climbing frame, slide and swings. They can run and play to their hearts content and burn off some steam ensuring a good night’s sleep! There’s also a dedicated area for football and other ball games.

Children on the new play park at South Lytchett Manor.

Family friendly attractions & activities

South Lytchett Manor occupies a convenient location, within easy reach of Bournemouth, Poole, Swanage, Weymouth and Dorchester. We’re perfectly placed for accessing some of the best family friendly attractions in the county, including farm parks, museums, swimming pools, aquariums and outdoor adventure activity centres.

Just a short drive of the park you will find some beautiful beaches if you fancy a day at the seaside. There are also some fantastic wet weather activities if the weather takes a turn for the worse during your stay.

During peak season we host children’s treasure hunts.

Check out our ‘things to do page’ for our full list of recommendation. The handy holiday planner tool helps you create an itinerary for your Dorset break.

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Wood and pond area

One of the best things about camping or caravanning is spending time in the great outdoors. We encourage children to ditch technology and embrace nature during a break at our award-winning holiday park. We have a wood and scenic pond area with ducks and other wildlife. We also have our very own chickens on site!

children collecting eggs at south lytchett manor


We have an excellent selection of holiday accommodation to choose from if you’re planning a family holiday in Dorset. Bring your own caravan, motorhome and tent and make the most of our spacious touring pitches, or try something a bit different and stay in one of our glamping options.

Glamping is great fun and often the highlight of our younger visitors stay. We have 4 options available – our traditional Romany caravans, shepherd’s huts , Star-gazing Yurts and glamping pods.

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Yurt sleeping area
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Book your family holiday

We hope to welcome you for a family holiday at South Lytchett Manor soon. If you require any additional information, please feel free to contact our friendly reception team that will answer any questions you have.  You can also search availability and book via our website.

What our guests think

quote marks You’ve converted me to camping! (Or glamping in my case!). I just wanted to thank you for such a lovely stay.... quote marks Sophie, Apr 2024

quote marks Thank you for making our stay so fantastic. For your complete commitment to us during our stay - thank you.... quote marks Mark and Stella , Mar 2024

quote marks What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... quote marks thewardrobem, Nov 2023

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