South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park

two Sheppard huts, green and blue


About South Lytchett Manor
South Lytchett Manor Caravanning and Camping Park is a 5 star family run Holiday Park, named AA Campsite of the Year in 2021. Situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland and 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, try one of South Lytchett Manor's glamping options. Choose from our handbuilt bespoke Romany Caravans, Shepherd Huts or Glamping Pods. New for 2024, we will also be adding Star-Gazing Yurts to our park. All of our glamping accommodation sleeps up to 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children aged up to 14) and some are pet-friendly too!


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, an on-site shop, cafe, 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, highlighting the incredibly dog friendly atmosphere on site. There is even 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 the 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!


Visit England Five Star Award of the Year 2023

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 2022 and 2021 Diamond Winner and Platinum Winners and Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Diamond in the Loo of the Year Award 2023.

South and South East Britain in Bloom – Commercial Gardens Gold Award in 2015-22.

Green Tourism Gold Award.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (1 Mar 2024 - 2 Jan 2025)


  • South Lytchett Manor Caravan & Camping Park
Lytchett Minster
BH16 6JB
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      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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      • Dogs Accepted
      • Pets accepted

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