Park FAQs

Is there a shop and restaurant on site?

We have a small shop providing food and drink essentials in the Reception building – see Essential Information for details. We also have caterers with wood-fired pizzas and fish and chips visiting the park in the summer – please check the posters or ask in Reception for details.

Are there any pubs and restaurants close by?

There are pubs serving good food within walking distance – The Woodman and the St Leonards Hotel.

What facilities, amenities and communal areas does the park have?

At Back of Beyond, there are 30 unspoilt acres of for you to enjoy! We have 18 acres of woodland (ideal for dog walking), 2 wildlife lakes and the River Moors. Fishing is allowed with the right permits, but our lakes are not like professional fishing lakes and they do get frequented by natural predators.

We also have a a 9-hole Pitch & Putt and a petanque or boules pitch. During the summer months local wildlife specialists visit the park with large birds of prey.

In addition to the toilet and shower block, there is also a laundry room, indoor and outdoor washing up areas and an area for washing dogs.

The small shop in our Reception sells basic essentials and local produce, including honey from our own bees here at Back of Beyond. There are large supermarkets in nearby Ringwood and Ferndown.

Where can I find information about the local area?

Go to the section of this website To see and do. You can also find more information about the local area in the Information Hut in the park where you can pick up leaflets.

What time is the Back of Beyond Reception open?

It’s normally open between 9am and 5pm in the quieter seasons and between 8.30am and 6pm in the High Season. If it’s closed and you need assistance, please call the mobile number on the Reception sign.

What are check in and check out times?

Arrival times are 12pm to 7pm for touring and camping, or 2pm to 7pm for glamping. Please try to arrive before Reception closes (times given above). We do not accept arrivals after dusk. Check out time is 11am. For touring and camping pitches, you may be able to pre-arrange an early arrival or late departure for an extra charge, subject to availability see Prices and Booking for details.

What time is quiet time?

Because Back of Beyond is for over 18s, it is much quieter than most touring parks. We do ask for quiet between 10pm and 8am, but we make an exception for the birds, who are especially busy from April to June!

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Dogs love it here!  We do ask that dogs be quiet and well behaved. They must be on the lead around the pitches but can explore our woodland off the lead. Dogs are not permitted in the lakes area because it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Up to 2 dogs can stay in the shepherd huts, the medium pod and the lodges, but not in the yurt or large pods. If you’re touring or camping and want to bring more than 2 dogs, please contact us. More about dogs at Back of Beyond.

How do I make a booking?

Please check our tariffs on the Prices and Booking page or go to our online booking system. Alternatively, contact us at or call 01202 876 968.

What payments do you accept?

We accept debit card, credit card and BACS payment. We do not accept American Express or cheques. Please contact us if you would like to pay by bank transfer.

Can I make a reservation and pay later, or pay a deposit to make a booking?

We require a deposit of £30 per week or part week, and the balance to be paid at least 2 weeks before your stay. Please see Prices and Booking for details. Peak times get booked up in advance, so please secure the dates you want as soon as you can.

Are fire pits and barbecues allowed?

Yes! What better way to enjoy a relaxing evening?  Whether you hire one of our fire pits from Reception or bring your own, it’s important to follow the safety guidelines outlined on the page Fire Pits and Barbecues.


More questions?

If you have a questions that has not been answered here, please email us at or give us a call on 01202876968