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frequently asked questions of Wareham Forest

Do you have a question about our beautiful lodge retreat? Please check out our FAQs section and get in touch if you are still unsure about anything.

General Questions

Check-ins are available from 16:00.

If you are likely to arrive later than 18:00, please call our resort reception team on 01202 622 434 to let them know.

Check-out time is at 10:00 am on the day of your departure. We kindly ask that you leave your accommodation as you found it.

Set your satnav to postcode: BH16 6LA.

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Yes, we are a pet-friendly resort.

However, we only have a limited number of pet-friendly accommodation, please ensure you have added your pet on to your booking so you are allocated the correct lodge.

XL Bullys are welcome to our resorts as long as owners follow the government rules. They must have a muzzle and lead on at all times when outside, this includes on patios and decking areas of the lodge.

Our resort is located near Poole, surrounded by the countryside and close to Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline.

Please click the button below to find out more about the local area.

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Yes, we are open 12 months of the year, including Christmas and New Year.

There is a Large Tesco in Poole, BH17 7EJ and a Tesco Express in Lytchett Matavers which is 6 minute drive away.

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Holton Heath railway station is a 15 minute walk away from the retreat or a 5 minute drive.

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Please follow the same strict rules you would outside the park. We strongly advise that, for your protection, if you or any member of your family or guests use or ride bicycles, skateboards, scooters or heelies; please wear helmets and reflective clothing.

We’re pet-friendly, but do have a few rules to ensure the park can be enjoyed by pet-owners and non-pet-owners alike.

We ask that no dogs, pets, or animals of any kind may occupy a non pet unit without the prior permission of the Park Manager. (This can be achieved by including your pet on your booking form to ensure you are allocated a pet-friendly unit).

  1. Where allowed, all pets must at all times be kept under proper control and must not enter any facility building. (excluding guide dogs)
  2. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times (unless in the dedicated dog areas) and prevented from fouling.
  3. All fouling should be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.
  4. In accordance with the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the following breeds of dog are not permitted anywhere on the park at any time: Pit-bull Terrier Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero as well as any other breed at the Park Manager’s discretion.

Are you looking to take two dogs on holiday? Please could you kindly call our helpful booking team on 0345 498 6595.

To see all the job vacancies at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat please see our careers page.


Yes, we have electric car charging ports on our resort.

No, the distribution of power to the units cannot sustain prolonged high usage.

Resort Questions

Some lodges do have parking alongside but some are in a row at the beginning of a walkway. Please contact Hoseasons about your booking for more information.

There are a number of beaches within driving distance of the resort. Click the button below to see all that are available.

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Yes, it is and guests should use the postcode BH16 6LA, you can then put your lodge number and the park name in the delivery notes. We kindly ask that you are there to collect any items from the driver in the main car park by Reception

Yes, they are.

We have a ‘hook & cook’ system here at the resort. These are available to hire from reception , which you will need to hook onto the fence of the decking.

We do not have any DVD players on the lodge retreat.

Yes, towels are provided.

All of our holiday lodges are equipped with fridge freezers.

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