South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park

Low angle shot of the grass with daisies coming through, with one of the Sheppard's hut accommodation in the background


About South Lytchett Manor
South Lytchett Manor Caravanning and Camping Park is a 5 star family run Holiday Park and names AA Campsite of the Year in 2021. It is situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland. Surrounded by trees, flowers and an abundance of birds and wildlife, it is the perfect place to escape and relax whilst being situated only a short distance from the bustling attractions of Bournemouth and Poole.

South Lytchett is a favourite amongst visitors and welcomes caravanstents and motorhomes. Fully serviced pitches are available, which include water, waste, electric hook up and TV connection.

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, South Lytchett Manor now offers Dorset Glamping Holidays in one of four hand built bespoke Romany Caravans or one of our seven Shepherd Huts and six Glamping Pods that we hand built onsite - they even have underfloor heating!

Please click here to view our brochure.

Facilities at South Lytchett Manor
The park boasts wonderful eco-friendly facilities including newly refurbished amenity blocks, with heated shower rooms, family and disabled bathrooms, hairdryers and piped music. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the whole site, a games room, on-site shop, bakery and laundry.

South Lytchett Manor was awarded Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2018 at the Dorset Tourism Awards and Bronze Award at the South West Tourism Awards! The holiday park is incredibly dog friendly and even has a dog shower facility, off lead exercise area, agility course and plentiful walks nearby. The local pubs and cafes are dog friendly and they can also travel on the bus for free!

Just a 10-minute walk from the site is a village pub/restaurant where guests of South Lytchett Manor can enjoy a free bottle of wine with every 2 main courses. There is a cafe and bakery onsite and there is also the Courtyard cafe just around the corner that serves lovely breakfasts and lunch or afternoon tea.

There is also a handy bus stop at the main gates, which has regular services to Bournemouth, Poole and Swanage, or all way out to Weymouth on a more infrequent basis.

Local Attractions to South Lytchett Manor
South Lytchett Manor is ideally situated for enjoying all that Dorset has to offer, with Poole and Bournemouth just a short drive away.

For those that enjoy country walks and wildlife, Upton Country Park is a couple of miles away as well as Arne RSPB wildlife reserve,  Durlston Country Park and Moors Valley Country Park also situated within a short drive.

The Blue flag award winning beaches of SandbanksBournemouth and Studland are all a short drive away, with the Jurassic Coast also easily accessible from South Lytchett Manor. Alternatively, ferry trips depart frequently from Poole Harbour for incredible sightseeing trips of the Jurassic Coastline and the beautiful Poole Harbour area.

The Purbecks are only a short drive or bus journey away, with the beautiful towns of Wareham, Corfe Castle, Kingston and Swanage all situated along the bus route. Swanage Railway is an incredible day out for all ages and the National Trust site of Corfe Castle, combined with the incredible local tearooms, is an absolute must for visitors in the area.

Family friendly attractions such as Monkey World, Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Dorset Waterpark, The Tank Museum, Splashdown, Tower Park Entertainment Centre and Brownsea Island are all a short distance from site.

Award Winning Site - South Lytchett Manor is the Best of the Best!

AA Overall Campsite of the Year 2021 and 2016

South West Tourism Award 2021 - Gold Touring Caravan and Camping Park of the Year

Dorset Tourism Gold Award Winners 2019, 2020, 2021 - Touring Caravan and Camping Park of the Year

South West Tourism 2018 and 2019 Award Winners - Silver Touring Camping and Caravanning Site of the Year and 2018 Bronze Dog Friendly Business of the Year.

Dorset Tourism Gold Award Winners 2018- Touring Camping and Caravanning Site of the Year and Dog Friendly Business of the Year.

Loo of the Year Award 2021 Diamond Winner and Platinum Winners and Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award 2018, 2019 and 2020.

South and South East Britain in Bloom – Commercial Gardens Gold Award in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Green Tourism Gold Award.

Guide Prices

Prices start from £15.00 for non-electric, £20 for electric and £23.50 for a fully serviced pitch in saver season.
Please see our website for more information and rates.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (1 Mar 2022 - 2 Jan 2023)


  • South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park
Lytchett Minster
BH16 6JB
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Tel01202 622577



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:


    • 5 AA Pennants
    • 5 Visit England Stars
    5 AA Pennants 5 Visit England Stars


    • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2019
    • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2021
    • Regional and MiscellaneousPlatinum Loo of the year Award Platinum Loo of the year Award 2022
    • South West TourismSouth West England Tourism Excellence Awards Gold South West England Tourism Excellence Awards Gold 2021
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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