Ulwell PlayFamily holidays in Dorset


Stay at Ulwell Holiday Park and and enjoy our excellent on-site facilities for a carefree holiday in Swanage.  When you’re not relaxing in one of our holiday homes or spacious touring and camping pitches, get out and about to explore what the wonderful seaside town of Swanage and all that the wider Purbeck area has to offer. Our wonderful location close to Swanage town and beach affords us easy access to a number of exciting local attractions as well as various points of interest along the Jurassic Coast. Our Dorset holiday park is the ideal place to enjoy a family holiday in Swanage, whether you plan on spending your down time on park or exploring our fantastic county’s hidden gems.

Read our blog for more ideas of fun-filled days out in the Purbeck area. We give you our top tips and local knowledge, to ensure you have the very best holiday with us.

On-site family facilities

You don’t have to travel far to find something to keep you busy. There is so much to keep all members of the family entertained at Ulwell Holiday Park. We’re fortunate to have an indoor swimming pool available for guests to use free of charge during your stay. Whether you fancy swimming lengths to keep fit or splashing around with the kids – you will certainly enjoy your time in our indoor pool. Children will love the water slide and the youngest members of the family can make use of our toddler pool.

swimming pool and waterslide at ulwell cottage caravan park

We also have an outdoor adventure play park with swings, climbing frames and slide on site, alongside a spacious recreational field. This area is perfect for ball games with the family and new found friends and ideal for letting the little ones burn off some steam!


Things to do in Dorset

As well as our excellent on site facilities, there are many sights, activities and events nearby. Swanage plays host to a number of popular events throughout the year, which have helped put our little seaside town on the map. In our reception area you will find a wide selection of leaflets for local attractions and our friendly team will be able to offer you suggestions and local advice.

Swanage Bay

A short walk from our holiday park takes you to Swanage blue flag beach, from here you can enjoy a traditional beach day, building sandcastles, eating ice cream and paddling in the sea. At Swanage Pier you can join fishing, diving and sightseeing boat trips along the Jurassic coast. Swanage town centre has a number of delicious cafes, restaurants and independent shops to peruse on a leisurely afternoon out.

The iconic beaches of Lulworth and Durdle Door are well worth a visit during your time at Ulwell, as well as Kimmeridge and the beaches that make up Studland Bay.

Further afield, guests can enjoy some award-winning attractions, including the Tank Museum, Monkey World, Blue Pool and Putlake Adventure Farm.


Other Swanage activities include:

  • Horse riding trips along the beach
  • Walking and cycling
  • Steam Railway with many annual events
  • Durlston Country Park
  • Local tennis courts, putting and bowls
  • Golf
  • Purbeck Arts Week
  • Swanage Regatta and Carnival Week
  • Music Festivals – Jazz, Blues and Folk
  • Christmas Lights and New Years Celebrations

What our guests say

  • Great location

    Paul James

    Great location, 25 mins walk from the front and nice settings, friendly and clean site with good facilities including a good play area for the kids & a free swimming pool. On site pub and pizza. Will be back

  • Amazing views

    Daniel Hare

    Amazing long weekend spent with family in a static park home at Ulwell we had amazing views over swanage and surrounding hills and the night sky from there is picture perfect, the accommodation was everything we could of required, highly recommend Ulwell Holiday Park

  • Fantastic site

    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.

  • Lovely Caravan Park

    Simon MA

    I’ve been coming to Ulwell now for around 20 years and have always been impressed by the site. The caravans are always an excellent standard, indoor swimming pool, great on site shop and great restaurant. Have never had any problems in all the years I’ve been coming here and I’m sure will continue to spend my holidays here in the coming years. The staff are always friendly and helpful.

  • Home from home

    Cara M

    I have been visiting Ulwell for 10 years and as soon as I arrive I feel at home. This time I stayed in a caravan and was so happy with the layout and cleanliness. The shop is well stocked and sells some nice pastries. The village Inn is a nice little spot to relax and have a drink. The food is good too.

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We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

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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

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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