Autumn and Winter Breaks in DorsetEnjoy an off-peak break at Ulwell Holiday Park

Autumn and Winter Breaks in Dorset

Dorset is the perfect destination to enjoy an autumn or winter break. A staycation at Ulwell Holiday Park during the shoulder season provides the opportunity to relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery for which the Isle of Purbeck is famed. Without the crowds of summer you’ll have your pick of nearby beauty spots to explore at your own pace before returning to the comfort of your caravan holiday home for a cosy evening spending quality time together.

Autumn and winter breaks at Ulwell Holiday Park are the ideal choice for families or couples wanting a romantic short break by the coast. Beat the winter blues and make the most of our off-peak tariff during the quieter times of year. Spending less on accommodation will enable you to stretch your budget further and visit award-winning attractions or restaurants nearby. Ulwell Holiday Park is open from March to January each year*.

Exploring the Jurassic Coast

There’s something charming about coastal walks in the winter months and the Dorset coast is not short of options! Don your woolly hat and wellington boots and head out onto the Jurassic Coast to admire the far-reaching views as the waves crash along the shoreline. The dramatic scenery is a budding photographers dream, with a huge variety of landscapes on offer within the park’s immediate vicinity. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy long walks on our counties quiet beaches or take a leisurely stroll through nearby forests to admire the beautiful colours, you’re certainly find a location that takes your fancy. We highly recommend taking the time to visit iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, Durlston Country Park, Kimmeridge, Worbarrow Bay and Corfe Castle during your stay at our holiday park in Swanage.

lulworth cove in the winter


October half term holidays

Treat the kids to an October half term holiday in Swanage. Whilst it may be a little chilly for swimming in the sea, you can still enjoy fun filled days at the beach fossil hunting and collecting shells. There are an extensive range of family-friendly attractions nearby, including the Tank Museum, Farmer Palmers and Monkey World! You can also spend some time in our heated indoor swimming pool or dining at our delicious restaurant with dedicated kids’ menu, the Village Inn.

kid jumping into swimming pool


Warm and cosy accommodation

Caravan holiday homes are not just for summer, they make the ideal base from which to explore the local area during the autumn winter months. We have a range of self-catering holiday homes available for hire, boasting double glazing and central heating to ensure you’re warm and cosy when the outside temperature drops. Some of our Oak holiday homes even have a bath, so you can spend a lazy evening taking a dip!

If you prefer to stay in the comfort of your own touring caravan, campervan or motorhome during your stay, you can make use of warm and powerful showers and our heated amenities block.


Dog friendly getaways

If you’re travelling to our holiday park in Swanage with your four-legged friend, autumn or winter may be the perfect time of year. During the quieter seasons many beaches throughout Dorset lift their restrictions to allow dogs. A number of our caravan holiday homes are dog friendly, providing comfortable and convenient accommodation for you and your pets. There are also plenty of dog friendly attractions, pubs and restaurants in the local area.


Autumn and winter events

There’s always something exciting happening in Dorset and the autumn and winter months are no exception. Incorporate one of the many seasonal events into your stay to make the most of your trip. Whether it’s spooky Halloween events, bonfire night celebrations or carols and markets in the lead up to Christmas, you certainly won’t be short of activities or events to visit whilst staying at Ulwell Holiday Park.

christmas events in swanage


Christmas and New Year breaks

Why not try something different this year and spend Christmas or New Year in Dorset. Swanage and the surrounding area is the ideal place to spend the festive season. Enjoy the special day surrounded by family and friends in one of our comfortable holiday homes or touring pitches. All of our self-catering accommodation is well-equipped with everything you’ll need to cook some tasty meals. Or, you’d prefer to let someone else do the cooking, treat yourself to a celebratory meal at the Village Inn.

If we’ve tempted you to try a low season break at Ulwell Holiday Park this autumn or winter, you can search availability and book online. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to speak with one of our friendly and helpful team, you can call reception on 01929 422823.

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*specific opening and closing dates vary year to year. Please check our touring tariff for the most up to date information.


What our guests say

  • A lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

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Proudly associated

Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

  • Camping and caravanning
  • AA
  • British Holiday & Home Parks assocation
  • Poole Tourism
  • Visit Britain
  • premier park 2020 logo

Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North



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