Staying at Bloomfield Campsite was like being dropped out of a plane in the middle of Dorset countryside with nothing around but luscious green vegetation. The surroundings were all beautifully carved out into secret paths giving way to four idyllic, hidden spots. Such spots include a luxury Yurt, private kitchen with covered dining area and plenty of green space home to your very own fire pit! Found through Campsites.co.uk we couldn’t have wished for a better family getaway with our two young children.
We struggled to tear the kids away from the site as it was, considering it was such a small intimate space there was still so much to do from football, swing-ball, secret trails, on-site hidden log dens and long rope swings. Besides, I was more than happy to relax with my swollen belly in one of the many hammocks around the pond area, whilst watching the peacocks patrol the grounds! My other half had the job of making a campfire so we could all make some of Belinda Clark’s fabulous Gourmet S’mores and watch out for shooting stars. You don’t need to travel too far from home to find some of the darkest skies you are likely to ever see.
We had enough green space outside our yurt to set up our cricket pitch and get a few runs, I was pleased to see that being 6 months pregnant hadn’t taken away my competitiveness and I quickly collected a satisfactory 45 runs before our 7 year old caught me out! It was lovely having the little private kitchens with each yurt, I could join in with the fun and games whilst the oven was on and dinner was cooking, a nice change from traipsing along to a separate kitchen block.
If you do decide to venture further afield then there’s plenty to see and do, not forgetting how close you are to the Jurassic Coast, Longleat and beach days at the popular Sandbanks!
Attractions in the area include:
- Okeford bike park (amazing off road downhill runs)
- Gorcombe Extreme
- Carp fishing at Todber Manor
- Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (from the Hovis adverts)
- Royal Signals Musuem
- Monkey World
It might’ve been only an hour and a half from home but we might as well have been half-way across the world. By abandoning your vehicle in the car park for the duration of the stay, you leave all of your stresses behind you as you wonder around the magical campground. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer!
- 2 night weekends (Friday to Sunday): £190 per pitch
- 4 night midweek (Monday to Friday): £260 per pitch
- 7 night half term and summer holiday (Friday to Friday): £620 per pitch.
All bedding is provided.