Family Group Pitches

Family & Small Group Pitches

Southover Woods and camping is a family run business and we have created our camping pitches with families in mind. We want to inspire families to get back into nature to reconnect and refresh together.

Wild camping is something that has faded with time, however, at Southover Woods we have opened the woodland doors to allow families to experience this and we believe we are achieving this at an affordable price making wild camping in nature an experience that is accessible for all.

Enjoy nature and make it accessible

Our wild camping pitches are enclosed in completely private woodlands making our pitches safe and secure. However we have a central meeting point and The Woodland School for families and children to socialize and make friends.

Each pitch has its own parking and walkways. Taking a trip through the twisting Rhody tunnels or our woodland walkways down to an opening cuddled by mixed species of trees. All our wild camping pitches have different geographical and ecological features giving the children their very own nature’s playground. So let them explore and discover this camping season.

New for 2023 – Bell Tents for Hire

Our Wild camping pitches are good sizes suitable for multiple tents and hammocks. Did you know you can make that experience even easier? . Bring your ground mats and sleeping bags and we will pitch bell tents for you prior to your arrival!

Bell Tents £40 per night (min 2 nights) – more info
All our wild camping pitches have a central fire point with a fire pit, so grab some marshmallows from Arties shop and get toasting with the children. Alternatively why not utilize our outdoor kitchen areas to campfire cook a cowboys chili or explorers enchiladas!

If you want a change of scenery Dorset has some great surrounding activities to keep you entertained head over to activities page.

View & Book our Family Pitches

Decanter Pitch

Decanter is well spaced from other pitches, with the site large enough to accommodate at least one large tent, often more than that. Most woodland pitches can also have hammocks, with numerous suitable trees surrounding the pitches. Our family sites are booked by only one party, so this site is exclusively for you and will give you your own space and privacy during your stay.

Details

Prices start at: £40 per night

Villager Pitch

Villager is well spaced from other pitches, with the site large enough to accommodate at least one large tent, often more than that. Most woodland pitches can also have hammocks, with numerous suitable trees surrounding the pitches. Our family sites are booked by only one party, so this site is exclusively for you and will give you your own space and privacy during your stay.

Details

  • Guests: 10
  • Size: 4000m²
  • Categories: Family Pitches
  • Amenities: Dorsetnr DorchesterWild CampingBucket ShowerComposting ToiletFire Pit inc Cooking GrillWater

Prices start at: £40 per night

Tenders Pitch

Tenders is a beautiful site with varied tree cover, a yurt and outdoor cooking area, as well as a number of shake holes providing light and open areas. This is our largest site extending to around 12 acres of woodland. Tenders has its own entrance sweeping round into the beautiful site that has been cleared and developed for a truly magical woodland experience.

Details

Prices start at: £100 per night

Lordship Pitch

Lordship is well spaced from other pitches, with the site large enough to accommodate at least one large tent, often more than that. Most woodland pitches can also have hammocks, with numerous suitable trees surrounding the pitches. Our family sites are booked by only one party, so this site is exclusively for you and will give you your own space and privacy during your stay.

Details

Prices start at: £40 per night

Meadow Camping in Dorset

Our meadow camping is in hay meadow. We have 5 pitches here, around the edge of the meadow, very well spaced, with much more separation than most camp sites. Each area is around 1500 ms2, and has its own fire pit with BBQ grills.

Details

  • Guests: 10
  • Size: 1500m²
  • Categories: Couples and Small GroupsFamily Pitches
  • Amenities: Bucket Showers (shared facilities)Composting Toilets (shared facilities)DorsetMeadow CampingFire Pit inc Cooking GrillWater

Prices start at: £30 per night