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Sustainability Policy


The park is centrally located in a quiet corner of Dorset, set within the Purbeck Hills and Wareham Forest.


Within the Purbeck Hills and its Heritage Coast, castles, coves and a spectacular coastline await your pleasure. With miles of golden sandy beaches and secluded coves to explore, all within a short drive from the park


Our aim is to work along side our wonderful environment, but also to ensure that our guests experience a memorable holiday. Promoting and respecting the local businesses, who provide an individual and unique time in the beautiful historic town of Wareham, is paramount to all to succeed and work together.


The park works conscientiously to make positive changes where possible, to respect the local environment, wildlife, conservation, energy and the waste that is produced.


Here are some of the ways the park operates as part of our ongoing pledge to sustainability.


Stay local


  • There are books for young and old available in our charity book swap.

  • Donated toys and DVD’s are available to buy with a donation to either the RNLI or the Youth Cancer Trust which we support.

  • We use and support our local suppliers and contractors wherever possible.

  • We try to encourage our guests to shop locally and to use the local bus, rail and taxi services available.

  • We provide complimentary maps of the forest, Wareham town and the nature walk within the park to encourage guests to stay local (available online)

  • The park employs local residents on full term contracts.





  • We recycle, recycle, recycle wherever possible.

  • Recycling waste containers are in an enclosed area with signage in place.

    Glass, waste cardboard, packaging, plastic and paper recycling companies employed to safely remove waste.

  • The reception team refer all potential guests to visit our website to view the park online, reducing the amount of printed material.

  • We use recycled paper within the offices for note taking.

  • Recycled tractor tyres are in place within our children’s play area which cushion falls and trips.

  • We use branches and woodchip to line the internal walking trails within the park.

  • There is a well maintained, heathy and safe composting area for use in the flower baskets and pots.


Energy and Water


  • Installation began to install 46KW solar panels to 3 large roof areas providing around 20% of the total energy used on the park.

  • A heat retention pool cover has recently been installed.

  • Energy efficient and noise reducing battery powered gardening equipment is used around the park.

  • On-site maintenance of commercial park vehicles is carried out.

  • 5mph restrictions are in place to vehicles on the park reducing emissions from petrol and diesel vehicles.

  • Low energy lighting in place in public buildings.

  • Low level lighting at night around the park reducing light pollution, guests are encouraged to use torches for safety.

  • Well insulated buildings and new environmentally efficient water heating systems have recently been installed in both the toilet facility buildings.

  • Water butts around the park collect and reuse rain water for watering the beautiful insect loving flowers around the park.

  • Our fully booked storage facility within the park was extended recently which now accommodates 130 units throughout the year cutting the cost of towing and pollution.

  • We promote our link pitch offer allowing guests to leave their caravan on the pitch for a maximum of 3 weekends for a small fee.



Wildlife Conservation


  • Well maintain streams around the park encourage insects to thrive and provide a safe environment for George and Mildred, the resident ducks, to return year after year to raise their young ducklings.

  • There is yearly planting of bee friendly plants and all year maintenance of the trees, shrubs and perennial plants to encourage bird nesting.

  • Around the park are bug hotels and natural habitats which encourage frogs, smooth snakes and hedgehogs to enjoy a comfy home.

  • Careful planting of wild flowers in suitable areas creates butterfly and bee friendly spaces.

  • The park restricts the use of pesticides and weedkiller.

  • Bird feeding stations, bird and bat boxes around the park encourage and support wildlife.

  • The park encourages the feeding of birds and hedgehogs by selling feeding stations, food and information books in the shop for the guests.

  • Signage around the park of the wildlife, flora and fora to look out for and information raises our guests awareness on who and what they share the park with.

  • Information books on wildlife and children’s toys including deer, rabbits and owls are available to purchase from the shop.

  • Nature trails around the park that are a haven for wild flowers and insects lead to a nature field where deer can be spotted relaxing in the grass.

  • The park has maintained it’s pledge to continue to work with David Bellamy Conservation Awards and are proud to have received numerous conservation awards associated with this award scheme over many years.


How to help us with our sustainability commitment to the environment……


  • Shop local – Purchasing goods from the on-site licenced shop, local shops and Dorset suppliers assists in the local economy and reduces their carbon footprint.

  • Use the local public transport. Trains from Wareham station, bus connection services in Wareham and bike hire from Norden. The bus service from the park commences the end of May to the middle of September, taking in the sights of the Purbeck Hills directly to Swanage (stops along the way - “Go South Coast Number 35”)

  • Follow the Countryside Code. “Leave only footprints, take only memories”

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle. Please use the recycling facility by reception. The large recycling bins are clearly signed. Please, no general rubbish.


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