Rowlands Wait Touring Park
Rowlands Wait Touring Park is quiet, secluded and set in 8½ acres in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are set amidst the rural splendour of Dorset and conveniently situated midway between the county down of Dorchester and the historic port of Poole with Europe’s biggest harbour.
The award winning park overlooks the lovely Purbeck Hills and the quaint village of Bere Regis in the heart of Thomas Hardy Country.
Rowlands Wait Touring Park has a lot of character and they emphasise a very natural look with fine mature trees, mown grass and thick hedgerows. Their pitches are grassy and level to gently sloping. Part of the pitches are in shade and others are in open areas. There are pitches with pretty views and others that are secluded. They have electric hook-ups only in the top part of the park. It is a minimum of 10 amps and it is charged for on a nightly basis. They have a total of 48 electric hook-up points.
There is an area for camping and group rallies in the field at the lower end of the park. They allow barbeques as long as they are kept off of the grass so that it doesn’t get scorched. Open fires are not permitted.
Rowlands Wait Touring Park has plenty of space for children to run and cycle around without disturbing anyone.
The park is a family-managed and carefully maintained site that has direct access to woods and heathland. This gives walkers and cyclists a variety of routes to choose from and it gives wildlife enthusiasts opportunities to see many rare birds and animals. They make a great centre for exploring Dorset’s heritage.
Within a 30-minute drive are:
∗ Bovington Tank Museum – unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded best in the world
∗ Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre – Wareham
∗ Swanage – Surrounds a beautiful curved bay and offers a seaside experience with a difference
∗ Kingston Lacy – Elegant country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland
∗ Athelhampton House & Gardens, a spectacular 15th century manor house and grounds
∗ The Tutankhamun Exhibition is a spectacular recreation of Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures
∗ The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester. Unique, Exciting, Amazing
∗ The Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester’s unmissable family museum
∗ The Keep Military Museum – home of the Regiments of Devon and Dorset
∗ Sealife Adventure Park, Weymouth
∗ Weymouth – one of the UK’s most beautiful seaside resorts
∗ Abbotsbury Swannery, Sub-tropical Gardens and Children’s Farm
∗ Corfe Castle and village
30 – 60 minutes drive:
∗ Poole Harbour – the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney)
∗ Brownsea Island – sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dramatic views to the Purbeck Hills
∗ Bournemouth Aviation Museum – many interactive exhibits plus sit inside aircraft cockpits
∗ Sherborne Castle – celebrating 300 years of Capability Brown’s landscape gardens
Visit the Rowlands Wait Touring Park website for further information
Rowlands Wait Touring Park