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.


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.


Indoor swimming pool

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


Outdoor play 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 and attractions 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.


Jurassic Coast beaches

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:

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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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
  • 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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