Is there a shop and restaurant on site?
We have a licensed shop providing essentials, local produce and treats 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 is a pub with a restaurant within easy walking distance and a nearby business with a takeaway. Details are on the Essential Information page.
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, grassland and heathland, with the River Moors bordering the park
Fishing is allowed in the River Moors from our site with the appropriate license, but this being a natural environment and Site of Special Scientific Interest, it does get frequented by natural predators! There’s also a 1/2-mile, 9-hole pitch & putt course and a petanque pitch.
During the summer months local wildlife specialists visit the park with large birds of prey. Local breweries and distilleries, plus a mobile bar also visit during the summer.
The small shop in our Reception is fully licensed. We sell basic essentials and local produce, including honey from our own bees here. There are large supermarkets in nearby Ringwood and Ferndown.
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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 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’s much quieter than most touring parks. Guests value the peacefulness of the park and 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. Read more about how dog friendly we are at Back of Beyond.
How do I make a booking?
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.
Can I book a particular pitch or the same pitch I had before?
When you make a booking, you are booking a type of pitch rather than a pitch number. This means that on arrival you will be given a choice of pitches if possible.
Do you have WiFi?
Because of our location, WiFi is limited. The signal is strongest in the Reception area and there is a booster at the amenities block. There’s no charge for accessing the WiFi.
Is there a public transport nearby?
There’s a bus service to Ringwood from the bottom of our lane. Details are on the Essential Information page. Guests often get the bus into Ringwood and get a taxi back – ask for a number in Reception or go to the taxi rank in Ringwood’s main car park.
Can I charge an electric car at the park?
Because our hookups are 10amp, you’ll need to find a local charging point. There are plenty nearby and we’ve listed them on the page Electric Vehicle Charging
If you have a questions that has not been answered here, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 01202876968