Welcome to Rowlands Wait
Set Amidst The Rural Splendour of Dorset, Rowlands Wait is a quiet, secluded (but not isolated) privately run park situated in eight and a half acres of outstanding natural beauty. This multi-award winning site overlooks the beautiful Purbeck Hills and the picturesque village of Bere Regis in the heart of Thomas Hardy Country. It is conveniently situated midway between the county town of Dorchester and historic port of Poole with Europe’s largest harbour. The park is family-managed and carefully maintained and has direct access to woods and heathland offering walkers and cyclists varied routes and, for wildlife enthusiasts, opportunities to see many rare birds and animals. The park provides an ideal centre for easy exploration of Dorset’s heritage.

The clean modern amenity building has hot showers which are included in the price, wash hand basins, hair dryers, razor points, plus a Launderette with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing and hand wash facilities. Large covered washing up area with recycling point. Covered games room with table-tennis, pool table Waste water & chemical disposal point.

Welcome firstly to our Reception and Shop where you will initially book in. From here you can obtain any information about the park, the surrounding area and general tourist information. In the shop we stock basic provisions plus daily supplies of newspapers, fresh milk and bread. We offer a calor gas & camping gaz exchange and a freezer block exchange service.

We have an assortment of electric and non electric grass and hard standing pitches suitable for caravans, motor homes, tents, trailer tents and camper vans.

We cater for seasonal touring pitches and seasonal storage pitches, both run from 15th March to 31st October annually. Winter storage is by arrangement. For prices and availability please contact the office by e-mail or telephone 01929 472727.

All of our Canvas Cottages feature hardwood floors, bespoke handmade wood furniture, wood burning stove, well-equipped kitchenette and an en-suite bathroom with eco-friendly composting toilet and on-demand hot water shower. The king size bed is dressed with with luxury Egyptian cotton sheets & duvet, soft cushions, and fluffy white towels.
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The site and surrounding area is abundant with lots of wildlife of all shapes and sizes, you can frequently see rabbits running around the caravans and children’s play area. If you are up bright and early you may even catch the deer eating our flowers!

see our wildlife guide down by our undercover washing up area rear of the shower block.

Visit our gallery to see pictures of the site, local images and scenery, nothing is as good as the real thing but this will give you an idea of what you are in for.

From these photos you can see we are a rural touring park with the village of Bere Regis about 15mins away, the footpaths and bridle ways offer numerous views and wildlife, yet we are a short drive from the coast.

The park has a lot of character and the emphasis is on a very natural look with fine mature trees, mown grass and thick hedgerows. The pitches are best described as grassy and level to gently sloping. Some in shade and some open. Some with lovely views and some which are secluded. Electric hook-up is available only in the top part of the park, is a minimum of 10 amps and is charged for on a nightly basis. There are 48 electric hook-up points. The fields at the lower end of the park are for camping and group rallies. BBQ’s are allowed so long as they are kept off the grass (so it doesn’t get scorched) but open fires are not permitted. There is plenty of room for children to run and cycle around without disturbing anyone.