Norden Farm

748 Reviews

4.6 / 5 overall rating based on 748 reviews in the last 12 months

98% would recommend this site

97% would stay here again

Excellent

73%

Very Good

23%

Average

3%

Poor

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Terrible

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"Just what we wanted where we wanted it"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

03/11/2019

Great location, great site down side we found you on 29th Oct the day before you close for the season so we will have to wait 5 months before we can come back but as Arnie says `We'll Be Back`

"Norden Farm Review"

Mr A Mears - Stayed with family, Oct 2019

25/10/2019

Excellent - good location, quiet and immaculately kept. Visited mid October.

"A very happy couple of nights at Norden Farm"

Mrs J Saba - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

23/10/2019

My husband and I took our newly acquired VW camper van to Norden Farm and we were very happy with our choice of site, a real find. We enjoyed 2 days of walking straight from the site in to beautiful......Read more.

My husband and I took our newly acquired VW camper van to Norden Farm and we were very happy with our choice of site, a real find. We enjoyed 2 days of walking straight from the site in to beautiful Dorset countryside.

We really enjoyed that fact that Norden is a working farm with many lovely animals to see - cows, donkeys, goats, sheep. Also black swans, peacocks, turkeys, chickens, ducks - just lovely to see.

The farm shop is stocked with - EVERYTHING you could ever need and more beside!

The facilities were great and very clean - there was even a 'Pooch Parlour' where we could shower off our dog's feet before she got in the van! We ourselves had the best shower at any campsite - really well kitted out with shelving and seat that pulls down.

We stayed out of season in October and so it was lovely and quiet too - would highly recommend....Read less.

"Very welcoming, a great place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

19/10/2019

Love the farm, the animals and the very well stocked farm shop. Will definitely return.

"Our wet weekend"

Miss L Falton - Stayed with family, Oct 2019

18/10/2019

We arrived on what was the wetest weekend of the year! We were late arriving so the warden showed us where we could park for the night on hard standing and then we were going to move to our pitch in......Read more.

We arrived on what was the wetest weekend of the year! We were late arriving so the warden showed us where we could park for the night on hard standing and then we were going to move to our pitch in the morning. Come morning it was so wet we were advised to stay where we were if that suited us which it did. Despite the horrendous conditions the site was amazing and the staff very friendly. The shop had everything we could of required, the facilities were great and the dogs loved their walks all through the woods. Our 10 month old daughter loved the miniture donkeys and a good time was had by all. We didn't get to play in the childrens area but it all looked very nice. Lots to do in the local area and we had a break from the weather on the steam train which is a walkable distance from the site. We will definately retun hopefully when there isn't so much rain....Read less.

"Nortdon farm camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Oct 2019

17/10/2019

Excellent site very clean facilities and helpfull staff , shop is one of the best i have been to on a camp site

"Hardstanding"

G Westbrook - Stayed with family, Oct 2019

17/10/2019

Due to the very wet conditions we were hampered in getting off the pitch, so would recommend increased hardcore for road and walkways, also some hard standing pitches

"Njckaraoke"

Mr N Clarke - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

16/10/2019

Lovely site, very helpful staff, facilities excellent. Will definitely return in the future and will recommend to friends and family.

"First visit to Norden Farm"

Mr S Coleman - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

16/10/2019

We had a lovely 4 day break the beginning of October weather was not great but we still had a lovely holiday

"Beautiful well maintained park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

15/10/2019

Beautiful well maintained Park, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Shop is just a dream and well stocked even in October. Peacocks, geese, turkeys, farm dog all greet you upon arrival. The......Read more.

Beautiful well maintained Park, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Shop is just a dream and well stocked even in October. Peacocks, geese, turkeys, farm dog all greet you upon arrival. The only downside, the cow shed needs to be cleaned out more than it is, but that's my opinion....Read less.

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

11/10/2019

Norden Farm is an excellent site in a lovely setting and great value for money.

We always enjoy our visits.

"Perfect"

Miss J Drew - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

11/10/2019

What a lovely site our fourth stay in two years. Norden farm has quickly become our favourite site. The staff are very helpful and accommodating of our needs, elderly and infirm. It’s in a great......Read more.

What a lovely site our fourth stay in two years. Norden farm has quickly become our favourite site. The staff are very helpful and accommodating of our needs, elderly and infirm. It’s in a great location and excellent value for money especially in the low season, I don’t know how they do it for the price. We will be back!...Read less.

"All too brief stay at the lovely site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2019

10/10/2019

We decided to surprise a family member staying on the site over his birthday weekend. We had no idea what the site was like so we were very pleasantly surprised at just how lovely it is.

We arrived......Read more.

We decided to surprise a family member staying on the site over his birthday weekend. We had no idea what the site was like so we were very pleasantly surprised at just how lovely it is.

We arrived at the office and were quickly offered a pitch very close to our family member by the very friendly staff. We had a giggle with them and a chat about the site and were made to feel very welcome.

Will definitely return as so close to Corfe and Swanage with excellent facilities, the most amazing campsite shop ever and the animals and birds onsite. Very importantly the facilities were spotless and warm....Read less.

"Lovely camp site"

Mr L Bardsley - Stayed with family, Oct 2019

10/10/2019

Lovely and clean toilet and shower facilities and a well stocked farm shop on site. Nice location for exploring and relaxing in peace

"Lovely site in a lovely area"

Mrs C Davies - Stayed with friends, Oct 2019

10/10/2019

Went late season with a group of people from a campervan club. My second visit. I like the site very much as it is in a beautiful place and quite peaceful. I love the fact that is is on a working......Read more.

Went late season with a group of people from a campervan club. My second visit. I like the site very much as it is in a beautiful place and quite peaceful. I love the fact that is is on a working farm and is not heaving with 'entertainments' but has an excellent shop and a bus goes by outside the gate....Read less.

"Fantastic place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

06/10/2019

Had a very enjoyable stay and would return again

"Quality site"

Mr B Jennings - Stayed Sep 2019

06/10/2019

Site is very well layed out with good access to washrooms which are of very good quality. Water pipes are numerous & the waste disposal (water/toilet) is easily accessed. Waste bins are numerous and......Read more.

Site is very well layed out with good access to washrooms which are of very good quality. Water pipes are numerous & the waste disposal (water/toilet) is easily accessed. Waste bins are numerous and frequently checked and replaced. Overall very pleased with the site and would definitely be paying them further visits...Read less.

"Weekend away"

Mr. D Stone - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

05/10/2019

Very good site nothing is to much trouble

We find it ideal for a long weekend stay last weekend was our 5 visit and I am Shure we will be back next year.

"Excellent camp site"

Mr C Sutton - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

05/10/2019

The standards of the site never drop

"norden farm"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

04/10/2019

verygood camp site and farm shop.

"Excellent"

Mrs R Busch - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/10/2019

We wish we had found this campsite years ago. Excellent all round. Only thing I would mention is that at 8am having toilet blocks closed for cleaning isnt great. Waiting to use to the toilet in......Read more.

We wish we had found this campsite years ago. Excellent all round. Only thing I would mention is that at 8am having toilet blocks closed for cleaning isnt great. Waiting to use to the toilet in the further toilet block first thing in the morning had many of us not too happy....Read less.

"A great place to stay and visit the surrounding area"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

04/10/2019

We were very satisfied with the site, its facilities and location. This is a working farm which provided added interest to activities ongoing during our stay. Our stay was in term time so there was......Read more.

We were very satisfied with the site, its facilities and location. This is a working farm which provided added interest to activities ongoing during our stay. Our stay was in term time so there was plenty of choice as to where to park and ample facilities for our needs. Staff were very helpful and accommodation when called upon. The shop was more comprehensive than in other sites we visited. We will be visiting again in due course....Read less.

"Wilfred fi and vehicles"

Mrs M Ferris - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

03/10/2019

Not happy no wi fi was expensive. I would rather pay extra to stay. Your vehicle are very noisy at night driving at 10 o’clock at night.other wise enjoyed stay with wonderful shop.

"Westies out and about"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

03/10/2019

A lovely site and in easy access to the train station and bus stop or if you prefer a lovely walk into Corfe, great park very clean and shop was well stocked also as its a working farm great for the......Read more.

A lovely site and in easy access to the train station and bus stop or if you prefer a lovely walk into Corfe, great park very clean and shop was well stocked also as its a working farm great for the children very happy with our stay and will be returning soon...Read less.

"Our annual sept holiday at Norden farm"

Mr. D Hingley - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

03/10/2019

stay annually because facilities are great.

Able to park up for as long required adequate shop on site,fresh milk bread etc.

local walks plentiful especially for our dog.

Still havent ridden on steam......Read more.

stay annually because facilities are great.

Able to park up for as long required adequate shop on site,fresh milk bread etc.

local walks plentiful especially for our dog.

Still havent ridden on steam train on my list to do next year....Read less.

"Camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

02/10/2019

Great campsite, the facilities were always very clean, staff very friendly and helpful.

"x"

Mr A Elphick - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

02/10/2019

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"Great place to stay"

Mr J Shepherd - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

02/10/2019

The site exceeded our expectations, the staff were all friendly and helpful, the site was kept clean and tidy, the toilet and shower facilities were always clean. Being late in the year some of the......Read more.

The site exceeded our expectations, the staff were all friendly and helpful, the site was kept clean and tidy, the toilet and shower facilities were always clean. Being late in the year some of the pitches looked a bit tired but to be expected after a busy season. Getting to the site was easy being main roads all the way. All in all a very pleasurable experience....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mr G Stubbs - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

30/09/2019

We stayed at this site due to there being no availability at the caravan and camping site nearby and how lucky were we !!! It's an absolute gem that we will definitely return to. Being a farm there......Read more.

We stayed at this site due to there being no availability at the caravan and camping site nearby and how lucky were we !!! It's an absolute gem that we will definitely return to. Being a farm there were geese and peacocks roaming free. You'd stroll past calves, sheep and goats in their pens and the walk up to the woods past the donkeys and lamas to take our dogs for a walk was just wonder. It's a very relaxed site, they even allow fire pits which just adds to your camping experience. Even though the site was quite full (for caravans and campers) at the time everyone was so chilled which I think is generated from how the site is. We were really surprised at the cost too, really good value. We will definitely be returning and will hopefully get a better photo of the local deer. Brilliant Site ! ! !...Read less.

"Lovely campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed Sep 2019

30/09/2019

Lovely campsite, well-stocked shop, and a burger van doing breakfast / dinner for those who didn't feel like cooking. Showers and toilet block always very clean and lots of hot water. Only slight......Read more.

Lovely campsite, well-stocked shop, and a burger van doing breakfast / dinner for those who didn't feel like cooking. Showers and toilet block always very clean and lots of hot water. Only slight drawback is only one hair dryer per the shower block, luckily I picked a non-busy time to use it! :) But that's a minor gripe and I could have brought my own hairdryer if I'd thought of it. Would definitely stay again....Read less.

"Mr & Mrs A White"

Mr A White - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

30/09/2019

Very pleasant stay. Couldn’t fault anything

"Crofe Castle Adventure"

Mrs L Stanhope - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

29/09/2019

Great Location and Facilities.

"Norden Farm & Metal Detecting 2019"

Mr J Maloney - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

28/09/2019

Regular long weekend with friends at Norden. Great campsite, lovely area, same again next year!! Can`t fault anything the scenery is stunning, farm shop gets better every year. 10/10 again! Thing its......Read more.

Regular long weekend with friends at Norden. Great campsite, lovely area, same again next year!! Can`t fault anything the scenery is stunning, farm shop gets better every year. 10/10 again! Thing its the 15th year we`ve stayed there!...Read less.

"Family Camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/09/2019

Norton Farm is well organised and everyone loved it , will be back again .

"Nice site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

27/09/2019

Site is nicely laid out with a well stocked shop, clean facilities and spaced out pitches.

We chose it due to its location close to corfe castle.

There was a fair bit of traffic on the site (that......Read more.

Site is nicely laid out with a well stocked shop, clean facilities and spaced out pitches.

We chose it due to its location close to corfe castle.

There was a fair bit of traffic on the site (that didn’t really seem to stick to the speed limit nor the curfew).

On the whole a pleasant site if you need a base near corfe or a stop off en route...Read less.

"Great stay at a great site"

Mr K Shinn - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

27/09/2019

Had a fantastic stay at the park. Impressed with the facilities. Was on level with some of the camping club sites, if not better and with happier staff! Loads of animals for the kids and space up the......Read more.

Had a fantastic stay at the park. Impressed with the facilities. Was on level with some of the camping club sites, if not better and with happier staff! Loads of animals for the kids and space up the back fields. The showers were hot and powerful, better than at home. Will revisit next year....Read less.

"Great location"

Mrs J Cannon - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

27/09/2019

Lovely site on working farm friendly staff good clean facilities.

Lovely area to explore Dorset, Corfe Castle 20 minutes walk and bus stop out side site

Will return next year.

"Brilliant campsite"

Mr D Rowland - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

27/09/2019

2nd time using the campsite, will be returning in the future

"Review"

Mr T Chisholm - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

27/09/2019

The tent-only field is absolutely lovely and the facitilites were everything one could wish and spotlessly clean. We loved our stay there.

"Norden Farm Corfe Castle"

Mr K Barton - Stayed Sep 2019

26/09/2019

5 star facilities campsite,

Not a holiday park so no bar or club house, but village centre 15 minute walk & choice of pubs.

"last camp of the season"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

26/09/2019

We're local from Bournemouth, but we try to go to Norden Campsite at the end of every camping season. we have nearly every time got the Donkey field which is our favourite, not as busy as the other 2......Read more.

We're local from Bournemouth, but we try to go to Norden Campsite at the end of every camping season. we have nearly every time got the Donkey field which is our favourite, not as busy as the other 2 fields, and we have a stupid large size tent. We love the petting zoo and the Peacocks roaming around. Always makes us smile. The best camping shop I've ever seen on a campsite, with lovely, helpful staff. The best shower facilities of any site we've been to, just a bit annoying that they are closed for so long when they are cleaned, from 11:00 - 15:00 , I'm sure it doesn't take that long, but the facilities are always very clean. A lovely site in a lovely area of the South....Read less.

"Short break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

26/09/2019

Great park and facilities but WiFi rubbish, no signal in my caravan

Great walks and pubs

Dog friendly especially in the shop

Ann, replied to this review on the 26 September 2019

Hello There, thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is useful to have the feedback. If......Read more.

Hello There, thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is useful to have the feedback. If you had notified us at the time we could have tried to help you. The WiFi company are very quick to support our customers if they are not getting the service they expected. Kind regards from the Campsite team....Read less.

"Lovely stay"

Mrs M Watt - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

26/09/2019

We stayed for one night with our 3 dogs. The site is lovely, quiet, clean and lots of space. Great walks straight from the site.

"Holiday fun"

Mrs J Knight - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/09/2019

Lovley site, although large and busy, the noise level was respected. the views, facilities, quality of shop merchandise, perfect. Our favourite activity/walk, was into Corfe. We love it there so......Read more.

Lovley site, although large and busy, the noise level was respected. the views, facilities, quality of shop merchandise, perfect. Our favourite activity/walk, was into Corfe. We love it there so much. Also the bus service excellent, into Swanage, fantastic. You need to go to appreciate it....Read less.

"Norden Farm Impressions"

Mr N King - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

25/09/2019

Wonderful campsite, nicely situated in a wide, open valley within walking distance of the Swanage Steam railway and Corfe Castle. Easy access with a bus stop outside on the main road. Good shop with......Read more.

Wonderful campsite, nicely situated in a wide, open valley within walking distance of the Swanage Steam railway and Corfe Castle. Easy access with a bus stop outside on the main road. Good shop with vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free items available and of course local produce.......also thinks it's a camping shop and mini nursery....which it is!!

Good clean standard of facilities.

This will be our go too site in the area.....if you can get a pitch as the electric pitches were full even in the middle of Sept so book before you ''pitch up''....Read less.

"Excellent Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

25/09/2019

Very easy to find, friendly and helpful staff and excellent facilities. Possibly the best site we have ever stayed on. At just £11.50 per night, with the over 60's discount - including electric,......Read more.

Very easy to find, friendly and helpful staff and excellent facilities. Possibly the best site we have ever stayed on. At just £11.50 per night, with the over 60's discount - including electric, certainly the best value!...Read less.

"Lovely site and great value"

Mr I Nobes - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

25/09/2019

This was our first stay at Norden Farm. we were recommended it from friends. We stayed in Pond field which was excellent. The facilities were first class. The site is a working farm and has a relaxed......Read more.

This was our first stay at Norden Farm. we were recommended it from friends. We stayed in Pond field which was excellent. The facilities were first class. The site is a working farm and has a relaxed and friendly feel. We had wonderful weather and the local area is amazing. Beaches, walks and lovely local towns. We will definitely be going back and will recommend it to friends....Read less.

"Enjoyable stop over"

Mrs J Cross - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

24/09/2019

The site was lovely and relaxed and loved seeing all the animals, and evening visits from the peacock.

My only suggestion would be to allow campers to chose their own spot, or at least give options.......Read more.

The site was lovely and relaxed and loved seeing all the animals, and evening visits from the peacock.

My only suggestion would be to allow campers to chose their own spot, or at least give options. We had electric but having seen the non electric top field we would have chosen that for the space and less formal layout. No complaints though. The shop was very well stocked with local produce which was also lovely...Read less.

"Very satisfied"

Anonymous - Stayed Sep 2019

24/09/2019

Very good all round camp site.

"Great site"

Mr M Sheppard - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

24/09/2019

Our first stay at Norden Farm. Very impressed and will definitely be returning.

"Flower Power Van"

Dr T Craven - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

24/09/2019

This is an excellent site and small enough for the quiet folk and large enough for tenting in groups. Excellent location, bus stop and train stop to Swannage within walking distance as is the route......Read more.

This is an excellent site and small enough for the quiet folk and large enough for tenting in groups. Excellent location, bus stop and train stop to Swannage within walking distance as is the route to Corfe Castle. Take the wooded walk to Corfe Castle, very pleasant...Read less.

"Short Stay"

Mr J Wolak - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

24/09/2019

Over 60 discount from 16th Sept gave excellent value. Nice large shop. Nice wall to Corfe and great day out on Swanage railway.Site and weather was so good we stayed an extra night.Despite being busy......Read more.

Over 60 discount from 16th Sept gave excellent value. Nice large shop. Nice wall to Corfe and great day out on Swanage railway.Site and weather was so good we stayed an extra night.Despite being busy the site was peaceful....Read less.

"Norden Again"

Mr P Bennett - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

23/09/2019

We like Norden a lot & will use it more at low season. The site is great for both its location (hiking especially) and its variety of pitches in different fields. We fully understand that its a......Read more.

We like Norden a lot & will use it more at low season. The site is great for both its location (hiking especially) and its variety of pitches in different fields. We fully understand that its a working farm first although some of the road access and 'junk' laying around seems to always be the same each season and could do with tidying up. The washrooms / shower facilities are good although they are beginning to show their age through heavy use. We have found too many visitors dogs off their leads this autumn and many are not clearing up their pets waste. An improved access grey water drain (drive over) is long overdue. We love the shop and its variety of stock. 5*...Read less.

"Under trees"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

23/09/2019

Loved site but under oak tree meant we had acorns landing on the roof which made us jump night andmorning

"Lovely site"

Mr J Gardner - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

23/09/2019

Just spent 3 nights at Norden Farm campsite near Corfe Castle in Dorset and cannot fault it, excellent location, easy access and brilliant facilities.

"Super campsite in a great location"

Mrs E Thomas - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

23/09/2019

Great location - a pretty 20 minute stroll to Corfe village. Very friendly - excellent well- stocked farm shop. Bus stop just outside the site. Steam train from Norden station 10 mins walk from the......Read more.

Great location - a pretty 20 minute stroll to Corfe village. Very friendly - excellent well- stocked farm shop. Bus stop just outside the site. Steam train from Norden station 10 mins walk from the site -super trip to Swanage. Cost £15 return for adults and £2 for a dog.

Excellent walks in all directions from the campsite - perfect for dogs. Loved our 3 night stay and would love to return....Read less.

"Great value for money"

Mr P Muir - Stayed Sep 2019

23/09/2019

Great stay on a real working farm with all the facilaties of a modern campsite. Large comprehensive farm shop open all day wonderful modern shower and toilet blocks, even a shower for your dog.......Read more.

Great stay on a real working farm with all the facilaties of a modern campsite. Large comprehensive farm shop open all day wonderful modern shower and toilet blocks, even a shower for your dog. Animals everywhere, goats chichens, ducks, peacocks, cows. When I visited in 2019 September low season very cheap rates ie £9.50 inc hookup!! Wil be going back 2020...Read less.

"Nature heaven"

Ms L Moore - Stayed Sep 2019

23/09/2019

One of the best sites I've been to. Hadn't even got my tent up when some deer appeared within a stone's throw. A green woodpecker popped out.... watching my every move from close by. As the sun went......Read more.

One of the best sites I've been to. Hadn't even got my tent up when some deer appeared within a stone's throw. A green woodpecker popped out.... watching my every move from close by. As the sun went down heard a long eared owl could be heard in the distance.. not to mention the geese, sheep ..and of course...donkey!! Met a few fellow campers who say they have been going there for years and how it never fails to be less than brilliant. Definately will be back for another trip...cant wait!...Read less.

"We love this site/location"

Mrs. J Fordham - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

22/09/2019

We love everything about this site, only thing let’s it down is the WiFi, it’s always “poor connection “

"Lovely walks"

Anonymous - Stayed Sep 2019

22/09/2019

Ideal site for me and my dog as I did not have a car easy to walk to Corfe and surrounding areas well marked paths.Well stocked shop and dogs allowed,I really enjoyed my stay I will be back.

"Working farm camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

22/09/2019

This is a working farm and as such will have noise, mess and smells associated with that. That said we had a lovely 2 wks holiday and it was nice to see the stars at night as the lighting was low......Read more.

This is a working farm and as such will have noise, mess and smells associated with that. That said we had a lovely 2 wks holiday and it was nice to see the stars at night as the lighting was low key. The water in the washing-up area could have been a bit hotter. This is a good campsite for children with the many different types of birds and animals to see and learn about, but I do think all dogs should be kept on short leads and walked off the pitches. We were upset to find a big pile of dog poo right at the front of our caravan (must have been a large dog) and had to ask a site attendant to clean it up. We loved the 20 minute walk directly from the farm to Corfe castle and the steam railway journey from Norden to Swanage. Knoll beach on studland is a lovely sandy beach ideal for children and the car park is free to National Trust Members....Read less.

"Lovely stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

22/09/2019

First time we had camped on a working farm and really enjoyed seeing the geese, chickens and peacocks walking about. Excellent stay. Bus stop at site entrance a real bonus. Nice friendly site.

"Barbara PARR"

Mrs. B Parr - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

22/09/2019

Very good

"Mixed feelings"

Mr I Piper - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

21/09/2019

The food from the “Kitchen” was poor, the boiler in the shower room was broken two days out of four and the noisy group of male campers ruined two evenings with their fire pit smoking us out and......Read more.

The food from the “Kitchen” was poor, the boiler in the shower room was broken two days out of four and the noisy group of male campers ruined two evenings with their fire pit smoking us out and with fing and blinding until 1 in the morning. Apart from those gripes it is a nice site....Read less.

"A great place to be"

Mr R Wilson - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

21/09/2019

We both love this campsite, but our stay there this year was marred by a power cut at 8.30 just as we were cooking breakfast, and boiler failures closing our shower facilities twice, necessitating a......Read more.

We both love this campsite, but our stay there this year was marred by a power cut at 8.30 just as we were cooking breakfast, and boiler failures closing our shower facilities twice, necessitating a walk back down to the facilities near the reception. Luckily weather was good, but annoying when you have paid for an electric pitch....Read less.

"Return visit"

Mrs M Coward - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

21/09/2019

We have been staying at Norden Farm twice a year for the last few years. We love the freedom of being able to walk anywhere and love to see all the animals

"Great value and fun"

Mr D Barter - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

21/09/2019

Great

"we only wished we found this site years ago instead of the sites that we have used in the past."

Mr. M Butler - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

20/09/2019

we only wished we found this site years ago instead of the sites that we have used in the past. the best camp site we have ever been on 10 out 10 NO that's not fair, 20 out 10 now that's......Read more.

we only wished we found this site years ago instead of the sites that we have used in the past. the best camp site we have ever been on 10 out 10 NO that's not fair, 20 out 10 now that's fair.

Micheal and Kathy Butler Cefn Cribwr South Wales....Read less.

"Lovely campsitr"

Mr A Malone - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

20/09/2019

I belong to a small VW club and this is now our second visit. This is a truely lovely campsite with very pleasant views and only a short stroll into corfe.

The shop has an amazing variety of goods......Read more.

I belong to a small VW club and this is now our second visit. This is a truely lovely campsite with very pleasant views and only a short stroll into corfe.

The shop has an amazing variety of goods and the washrooms/toilets are immaculately clean....Read less.

"Great location"

Mr B Bradley - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

20/09/2019

We love the fact we can walk the dogs straight from the site and walk into Corfe castle.

"Perfect Location"

Miss A Pithers - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

20/09/2019

This site is the perfect location for us as we have two dogs. Plenty of walks directly off the site, and just a short walk down to the railway to swanage. The park itself is immaculate, and the......Read more.

This site is the perfect location for us as we have two dogs. Plenty of walks directly off the site, and just a short walk down to the railway to swanage. The park itself is immaculate, and the facilities are very clean. There were a few problems with the plumbing whilst we were there, but the staff were quick to react and get it sorted. This is our second time here, and we will 100% be returning next year :)...Read less.

"Showers"

Mrs C Daley - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

19/09/2019

Amazing showers!!!

"First visit to Dorset"

Mrs L Anderson - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

19/09/2019

Very impressed with Norden Farm,friendly and helpfull staff,good pitches excellent facilities.Plenty of places to visit.Looking forward to returning soon

"Great weekend!"

Mr N Morgan - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

19/09/2019

We stayed at Norden Farm campsite as part of a group, all in campervans, and were located in the "Top Field" which is an open area where you pitch where you like. This suited us perfectly as we were......Read more.

We stayed at Norden Farm campsite as part of a group, all in campervans, and were located in the "Top Field" which is an open area where you pitch where you like. This suited us perfectly as we were able to all pitch together. The facilities were spotlessly clean with free hot showers and the onsite shop is extremely well-stocked. It's a working farm and there are geese and peacocks wandering around, and goats, sheep, alpacas, cows and calves to look at and in some cases pet. The location is lovely, a nice walk (20 minutes) along a footpath into Corfe Castle village. The Swanage railway (Norden Station) is a short walk, with a steam train service that runs into Swanage, more frequently during peak holiday periods. The amazing weather that we had was just the icing on the cake....Read less.

"Great place"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

19/09/2019

First time staying at Norden, very impressed by the farm as a whole. One of the best we have stayed at. So much to do/see for the kids, great rates and very clean!

"Excellent friendly convenient campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

19/09/2019

Very convenient having a well stocked shop on site, liked that there was a walking route into Corfe Castle and lots of different fields so tents are with tents etc

"Great week"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

18/09/2019

We chose to camp outside of school holidays and this site was great as it was very peaceful. We deliberately chose a site with few amenities as we did not want a ‘Bultlins’ type of entertainment. We......Read more.

We chose to camp outside of school holidays and this site was great as it was very peaceful. We deliberately chose a site with few amenities as we did not want a ‘Bultlins’ type of entertainment. We didn’t have a use for the play area but it looked well thought out although I did feel the ball play area was too far from the main camp for people with children and I was surprised at how small it was. I liked the animals available for all to pet and see up close and I loved the ‘traffic police’ i.e. the geese and peacocks that ensured everyone drove slowly. I think in the height of the season the shower facilities may be too few, although they could not be faulted for cleanliness. An excellent site and I would thoroughly recommend it to others....Read less.

"Lovely"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

18/09/2019

Love staying here. Perfect for a brief walk to corfe or to norden into swanage on the train. Perfect for families. Great farm shop

"Tidy , quiet , clean"

Mr R Charles - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

17/09/2019

First class site . Great location. Helpful staff.

"Clean & friendly"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

17/09/2019

Clean and friendly site. The donkey field is especially quiet and chilled out. Nice size pitches and the ability to stay for one or two nights really gives us the flexibility for a couple of days......Read more.

Clean and friendly site. The donkey field is especially quiet and chilled out. Nice size pitches and the ability to stay for one or two nights really gives us the flexibility for a couple of days away over the holidays. Close to Studland bay for kayaking and other beach stuff. Well stocked shop with a quality coffee machine, makes all the difference when heading out for a long day on the sea or when returning late in the day. Great for kids and all quiet by 8.30pm. Can’t wait to get back....Read less.

"Getting about"

Mrs J Greetham - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

16/09/2019

Ideal transport outside of camp, by bus to lovely Wareham there are plenty eateries, boat trips to Poole. Steam train to Swanage. Easy 20min walk into Corfe Castle.

"Please don’t come here"

Mr B Allen - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

16/09/2019

The more people that hear about this place, the more difficult it’s going to be for me to get in. A hidden gem that needs to stay hidden!

"One of the best campsites we have used"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

14/09/2019

We were in the area for the Swanage Folk Festival and this campsite proved to be just the job for us. It is in an attractive setting, with plenty of space, all the facilities we needed and all very......Read more.

We were in the area for the Swanage Folk Festival and this campsite proved to be just the job for us. It is in an attractive setting, with plenty of space, all the facilities we needed and all very quiet, clean and orderly. It is particularly useful to have the bus stop for Swanage on the doorstep and to be able to walk to the Swanage Railway station at Norden. The Farm Shop was very useful and we made good use of the on-site catering van. Also, the site is very well placed for good walks straight from the site, which we thoroughly enjoyed....Read less.

"Really good clean site"

Mrs C Phillips - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

13/09/2019

Stayed here a couple of times over the years. Always been pleased with the site

"Exce,,llent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

13/09/2019

this was the first site that my wife and I used when we started camping about 7 years ago. To date we have yet to find a rival to match. We particularly enjoy the fact that it is part of a working......Read more.

this was the first site that my wife and I used when we started camping about 7 years ago. To date we have yet to find a rival to match. We particularly enjoy the fact that it is part of a working farm and, as such, does not pander to campers as far as entertainment is concerned. We lead busy lives and never seem to have the chance to sit and do nothing, so to be able to do nothing without interruption at Norden is priceless in our opinion....Read less.

"camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

13/09/2019

will use again

"Disappointed"

Mr T Jeffries - Stayed Sep 2019

13/09/2019

I have been camping at Norden Farm since the 1980s and always found it very reasonably priced. I hadn't been for a couple of years and this time I was astonished at how much it cost for one person......Read more.

I have been camping at Norden Farm since the 1980s and always found it very reasonably priced. I hadn't been for a couple of years and this time I was astonished at how much it cost for one person with no car (hiker). I always loved this site and location and came back year after year but now I feel it has become too formal and much too expensive at £50 for 4 nights off high season. I will probably find another site on Purbeck for future holidays because I love the area....Read less.

Ann, replied to this review on the 24 September 2019

13/9 no 5 Hello Mr Jeffries, thank you for taking the time to post a review. The feedback is......Read more.

13/9 no 5 Hello Mr Jeffries, thank you for taking the time to post a review. The feedback is useful. The reason that you were not charged the hiker rate is because you came for 4 nights. You will notice that on our tariff it says, hiker rate for a maximum of 3 nights. The hiker rate is very reasonable for those without a car that are passing through. Your stay was only just into mid season and we were still very busy at the time. We had a lot of interest for the few available pitches, due to the good weather. Kind regards from the Campsite team...Read less.

"Lovely site"

Miss J Hewitt - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

13/09/2019

A well run site. Lovely flat fields with good views from the top camping field. Lots of showers, which were well maintained and with a very useful drop down shelf/stool to put things on.

"Sept 2019"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

13/09/2019

We notified Norden of a party member with mobility issues and the location of our pitch to facilities was spot on. The shop is extensive and facilities are well maintained. Loved the facility for......Read more.

We notified Norden of a party member with mobility issues and the location of our pitch to facilities was spot on. The shop is extensive and facilities are well maintained. Loved the facility for washing dogs. The bus stop is at the end of the drive and a path into Corte. The train is also in walking distance. We will be back....Read less.

"Fabulous site"

Mr K Lane - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

13/09/2019

Flat, plenty of room, quiet, the best shop, clean facilities, fire pit hire, no bar/pool/sports TV etc what's not to like? We're looking forward to our next stay.

"3 night stay with family and friends"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Had a great camp at norden, third time we've stayed over the last couple of years. Clean & well run site. Great shop & brilliant showers etc!! Without tokens & time limit. Beautiful country side &......Read more.

Had a great camp at norden, third time we've stayed over the last couple of years. Clean & well run site. Great shop & brilliant showers etc!! Without tokens & time limit. Beautiful country side & area specially in the top field....Read less.

"Excellent"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Well run. Clean and level,

Walking distance to train station.

Big!

"Excellent"

Miss B Albrow - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Really happy we came here, will definitely be coming back for sure!

"Our first time at norden farm"

Mrs C Thomas - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

12/09/2019

Approach to site is good. Pitches are spacious. Washroom is very clean but shower room chilly due to outer door being left open. Sally's food van was ok but small portions for the price you pay.......Read more.

Approach to site is good. Pitches are spacious. Washroom is very clean but shower room chilly due to outer door being left open. Sally's food van was ok but small portions for the price you pay. With norden being a working farm there is plenty of animals to see. Children would love it. It is a busy site. Ball games were being played next to units 😱 even though there is a playing field for ball games. There is a well stocked shop and dogs are allowed in. Beautiful dog friendly Studland beach is not far. Swanage is a lovely little seaside place. Weymouth and harbour is another lovely place and part of the beach is dog friendly. Corfe castle is in walking distance from the site and they have dog friendly pubs where you can eat. I would reccomend norden farm campsite and will visit again....Read less.

"Beautiful walking getaway campsite"

Mrs V Radnedge - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

After having a weeks stay, we enjoyed fabulous walks with some fantastic views along the way. Added bonus is the bustop outside entrance taking you either to Swanage or Poole. Studland beach also a......Read more.

After having a weeks stay, we enjoyed fabulous walks with some fantastic views along the way. Added bonus is the bustop outside entrance taking you either to Swanage or Poole. Studland beach also a short drive away. Perfect!!...Read less.

"Large, very spacious campsite with excellent shop"

Mrs L Blakeney - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Went with a group of friends for a September getaway. Excellent campsite within a stones throw of Corfe Castle.

Very spacious pitches with designated field for groups. Plenty of space around the......Read more.

Went with a group of friends for a September getaway. Excellent campsite within a stones throw of Corfe Castle.

Very spacious pitches with designated field for groups. Plenty of space around the pitches.

Excellent shower and toilet facilities - very clean.

Excellent shop selling a vast range of camping essential, food, wines and spirits, gardening and pet products.

Shop is very reasonably priced and sells gifts from the Purbeck coast as well.

Can hire a brazier and buy firewood for those chilly September evenings!!...Read less.

"norden farm"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

we have returned to this family and dog friendly website a few times. it is in a lovely situation and the facilities are clean and at a high standard

"Overnight stay to walk to Swanage"

Ms C Laurie - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Excellent park, will definitely be back

"Lovely site"

Mrs C Faulkner - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Really enjoyed our stay of 3 nights. Spotless site and loved the working farm element. Showers and toilets were always clean and shop was the biggest and best stocked I've ever seen. Really quiet......Read more.

Really enjoyed our stay of 3 nights. Spotless site and loved the working farm element. Showers and toilets were always clean and shop was the biggest and best stocked I've ever seen. Really quiet site and very dog friendly. Easy, peaceful walk into Corfe Castle. Many footpaths locally for walkers. Steam train a short walk which we caught into Swanage. Will definitely stay again....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mr I Scott - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

As it’s a working farm there is old farm machinery and disused tractors everywhere but somehow adds to the attraction. It is a great family site as they have animals for the children to see. Duck,......Read more.

As it’s a working farm there is old farm machinery and disused tractors everywhere but somehow adds to the attraction. It is a great family site as they have animals for the children to see. Duck, geese turkeys and peacocks wander about everywhere. There is a very good shop and washrooms are excellent. The campsite is in walking distance to Corfe Castle which we like very much and can walk into for an evening meal. Swanage is easy to get to by bus or the steam train in Corfe. We are a retired couple so avoid school holidays when it is extremely busy but would definitely go back in term times....Read less.

"Wonderful campsite"

Mrs C Foss-Smith - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

We love this campsite and never tire of going there. On this occasion the blackberry picking was amazing! We love the fact that the steam train station is so accessible and the off-road walk to Corfe......Read more.

We love this campsite and never tire of going there. On this occasion the blackberry picking was amazing! We love the fact that the steam train station is so accessible and the off-road walk to Corfe is lovely. The showers are great with removable shower hose and very good water pressure (important to me!). The birds and animals wandering around give it a wonderful proper rural farming atmosphere and the shop is quirky and great (but expensive). Always a great place to stay and we’ll be back!...Read less.

"Review"

Mrs L Beaumont - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Excellent

"Good"

Ms J Stevenson - Stayed with friends, Sep 2019

12/09/2019

Good clean park. Great farm shop and staff.

"Norden farm"

Mr R Archer - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

11/09/2019

I appreciate it's a working farm but some of the buildings that you pass to access the site are looking rather tired(ready to colapse)and there are several old tractors and pieces of machinery lying......Read more.

I appreciate it's a working farm but some of the buildings that you pass to access the site are looking rather tired(ready to colapse)and there are several old tractors and pieces of machinery lying around that could make an interesting display,that's the bad bits but the rest of the site is great the showers are excellent and the dog wash came in very handy,will most definitely come back....Read less.

"Love this place"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

11/09/2019

Like a second home now.

Everything you need for a relax and rewind time.

"A really good old fashioned family holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

11/09/2019

We love coming to Norden Farm and have stayed several times over the years. The staff are always helpful and polite and the park is well maintained, clean and spacious, whilst still retaining the......Read more.

We love coming to Norden Farm and have stayed several times over the years. The staff are always helpful and polite and the park is well maintained, clean and spacious, whilst still retaining the working farm atmosphere that gives it such character. The showers are hot and plentiful and the toilet bocks clean and there is a nice playground for the young ones and wifi available for the teenagers. The camping field offers good old-fashioned camping like we had as children, and gives us a chance to share that simple joy of being outdoors with our own children. On-site fishing, music events and food in the evenings are a treat and a well-stocked camp shop has everything you could possibly need. Local bus services stop right outside the campsite so you can enjoy car-free days. The local area has a lot to offer for all ages, with safe sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, as well as lovely pub gardens, steam trains and Corfe Castle within walking distance, so that even our two teenage boys actually ASK to come back!...Read less.

"Satisfied"

Mrs. M Hull - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

11/09/2019

Regular visitor to site. Just love it. Home from home.

"Great campsite"

Mrs S Scheller - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

10/09/2019

Although we don’t usually stay on larger campsites we chose this one for the very fair way they priced their pitches and it’s location on our first visit to Dorset. It was an excellent site with a......Read more.

Although we don’t usually stay on larger campsites we chose this one for the very fair way they priced their pitches and it’s location on our first visit to Dorset. It was an excellent site with a great balance of common sense do’s and don’ts without being dictatorial and lovely facilities -(even a hairdryer in the men’s wash room! ) which we found were always in pristine condition even though they were fully booked when we visited . A certain camping club ( who we won’t be renewing our membership with) could certainly take a leaf out of their book. The only thing which wasn’t so great was how close the bins were to the pitch next to them..Wouldn’t hesitate to return....Read less.

"Ein wirklich schöner Urlaub :-)"

Mr M Urbas - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

10/09/2019

Norden Farm was our second stop on our GB tour and we were very excited about what to expect. We had a really friendly reception at the registration. By the way, we had (almost) only friendly......Read more.

Norden Farm was our second stop on our GB tour and we were very excited about what to expect. We had a really friendly reception at the registration. By the way, we had (almost) only friendly contacts wherever we were in the UK. The campground itself was well organized and clearly arranged. The pitch we booked was very generous for our "Tent-Trailer". The whole area and all facilities was very well maintained and clean. Employees were always on the move mowing, turfing and cleaning. The campsite store was more than adequate equipped with everything necessary. Even camping equipment could be bought here at reasonable prices. Also Campinggaz bottles were exchanged here. During the main season, the food supply was simply super. So who did not want to cook or grill (fire bowls and grills by the way allowed) could feed here well :-). A nice change were the animals, some of which could be free on the area (geese, peacocks, turkeys) and otherwise around the area in the pastures (cattle with calves, sheep, goats, donkeys, deer, llamas) were distributed. Conclusion: An incredibly beautiful place for families with children ... have not seen everything after 10 days and will be happy to come back....Read less.

"Dorset dream"

Mrs. J Huntley - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

10/09/2019

Beautiful safe campsite on a farm, well organised, friendly staff, exceptional clean facilities in the most beautiful part of Dorset. 5 stars all round. We will be back next year.

Huge thanks

"Pleasantly surprised"

Mrs H Moore - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

10/09/2019

This campsite was a great find! Searched on line for something to suit our needs and this campsite over exceeded our expectations. A huge campsite supermarket with everything you could possibly ask......Read more.

This campsite was a great find! Searched on line for something to suit our needs and this campsite over exceeded our expectations. A huge campsite supermarket with everything you could possibly ask for, ample showers and a very good family room and beautiful surroundings with peacocks, geese and other farm a animals wandering around. The prices are fair and allocated spaces are plenty big enough. The location is great. We went out on various day trips both by foot (into corfe castle) and by car to monkey world and the tank museum. I dont think the website does this campsite justice. We would definitely return 😁...Read less.

"Family Campsite"

Mr R Loudon - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

10/09/2019

A nice family campsite which our family certainly enjoyed.

"Traveling Through"

Mr C East - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

09/09/2019

Traveling on to Cornwall and decided to stopover at the site as I have always found it to be one of the better ones, so well worth traveling down to. The staff are always very friendly and the site......Read more.

Traveling on to Cornwall and decided to stopover at the site as I have always found it to be one of the better ones, so well worth traveling down to. The staff are always very friendly and the site always clean including all the facilities. Being a working farm adds interest if you have children in tow. Priced fairly I think it is very good value and even the missus could not moan about the showers : )

Thank you...Read less.

"We keep coming back."

Mrs L Gale - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

09/09/2019

We love coming to Norden Farm and have been coming for about 8 years. This trip was our second this year. I regularly camp with my son (12)on my own and always feel safe. The staff are helpful and......Read more.

We love coming to Norden Farm and have been coming for about 8 years. This trip was our second this year. I regularly camp with my son (12)on my own and always feel safe. The staff are helpful and friendly, the shop is great and priced well. The facilities are good, we loved the family bathroom when our son was younger as it has a small bath. We have done lots of walking from the site to the steam train station (crossing the busy road is a bit scary at times) but it's not far. There is a more challenging walk to corfe up over the hill and down near the castle. The walk up and down is step but level on top. The views are amazing, takes about an hour or you can go out the gate and the woods, it's an easier walk takes about 25 minutes. Corfe is a beautiful village some lovely pubs to eat in we have tried them all. All have lovely gardens too. The Greyhound has a good beer and cider festival. There is a nice bakery and the local shop has most things you want. Plus hundreds of gins. Swanage isn't far you can get the bus from outside the site entrance or walk to the steam train station. There is a couple of shops to stock up on food or drinks and a few good fish and chip shops. Wareham is also nice about 10 mins in the car, it has a small sainsbury. We also love the fact we can have a fire, we have our own fire pit but you can hire them....Read less.

"Purbeck Caravan Site"

Mr D Carr - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

09/09/2019

Great site with excellent shop and facilities facilities, situated in a lovely part of the UK

"Overall impression"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

09/09/2019

Had hook up, generous sized pitch. All facilities kept very clean. Good farm shop and reception very helpful. It is a well thought out/run farm. Due to broken leg had use of the disabled toilet......Read more.

Had hook up, generous sized pitch. All facilities kept very clean. Good farm shop and reception very helpful. It is a well thought out/run farm. Due to broken leg had use of the disabled toilet facilities which were very adequate for wheelchair access. Great to see the geese, peacocks and turkeys being able to roam about in the farm area and the calves in their pen. Surrounded by lovely countryside.

Corfe Castle is very interesting place to visit. Loved staying there and will return....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mrs L Yaxley - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

09/09/2019

A well run and friendly site. Lovely location for all the local attractions. Perfectly clean and well maintained. Will be returning.

"Norden Fard Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

09/09/2019

Excellent campsite, very well maintained, good location, 15/20 minute walk from Corfe village. Be prepared with a torch if you want to walk back after dark along the footpath (it doesn't follow the......Read more.

Excellent campsite, very well maintained, good location, 15/20 minute walk from Corfe village. Be prepared with a torch if you want to walk back after dark along the footpath (it doesn't follow the road). No footpath back from Corfe Village along the road. Corfe Village has all you need, four pubs, excellent bakers, cafes etc....Read less.

"Family Camping"

Mr H Lloyd-Jones - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

09/09/2019

Recommended this campsite by a friend and it was ideal, just what we where after, great location, plenty to do/days out near by, plenty of space for pitch and kids to play around.

Great stocked farm......Read more.

Recommended this campsite by a friend and it was ideal, just what we where after, great location, plenty to do/days out near by, plenty of space for pitch and kids to play around.

Great stocked farm shop for all food and camping equipment, local meats, fresh eggs and some great local ales and ciders stocked too.

Staff friendly and helpful, good facilities and the food options available for wood fires pizza, hog roast etc great to have options if didn’t feel like cooking.

Would definitely stay here again!...Read less.

"Brilliant camping trip with friends"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

09/09/2019

Nordern Farm was the perfect location for a two day camping trip with friends. Tweens enjoyed the facilities on the farm and being close to the village of Corfe. Amazing day at Studland Day Beach and......Read more.

Nordern Farm was the perfect location for a two day camping trip with friends. Tweens enjoyed the facilities on the farm and being close to the village of Corfe. Amazing day at Studland Day Beach and a trip on the banana boat. Relaxing campfires and lots of burnt marshmallows! Great place to stay!...Read less.

"Happy camper"

Mr D Unitt - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

08/09/2019

What a great campsite will definitely be back!!

Thank you

"Little gem"

Mrs S Jones - Stayed with partner, Sep 2019

07/09/2019

A beautiful campsite in every way. We shall definitely be returning. Thank you Norden farm for a relaxing break

"Loved it"

Miss L Brett - Stayed with family, Sep 2019

07/09/2019

First time here and we loved it and is at the top of our favourite campsites! Our children said they cant wait to come back even though its a 2.5 hour drive. Thank you!

"Lovely campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

06/09/2019

Great facilities, especially for a novice camper like myself. Didn't use it but having a good van also useful for days you don't fancy cooking. Location very good.

"Close to Corfe Castle"

Mr D Hardy - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

06/09/2019

Good price great location

"10 Nights at Norden Farm - Aug 2019"

Mr S Christie - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

06/09/2019

As a family of 4, 6yo and 4yo. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Norden Farm Campsite. The children enjoyed the large open spaces, play park and farm animals including Cows, Pigs, Geese,......Read more.

As a family of 4, 6yo and 4yo. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Norden Farm Campsite. The children enjoyed the large open spaces, play park and farm animals including Cows, Pigs, Geese, Goats, Donkeys, Sheep. Lovely Farm Shop. good toilet, wash, showering facilities. So much available in the area inc Studland, Corfe, Lulworth, Poole, Weymouth and much more! We extended our stay and still wanted longer...Read less.

"Great"

Mrs L Wilson-Chalon - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

Lovely site

"Pitch Perfect"

Mr N Mahony - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

Great stay with friends. Shop was really well stocked and the staff were pleasant and helpful. Site was very clean and the facilities were five star. Thank you.

"Late August stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

We had a great time at Norden Farm, the location is fantastic with lots of things to do near to the campsite and in walking distance. It was a shame to miss the evening entertainment that you put on......Read more.

We had a great time at Norden Farm, the location is fantastic with lots of things to do near to the campsite and in walking distance. It was a shame to miss the evening entertainment that you put on through the summer as we were visiting on the last week in August. We hope to be back again next year to enjoy the height of summer....Read less.

"Lovely!"

Mr G Rowland - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

Beautiful location, lovely area, good facilities, clean, farm animals, well stocked shop, great value

"Family stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

Great campsite for family's and groups. Very quiet after 11pm. Clean facilities. Great food options too

"Norden"

Mr. J Hooton - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

A relaxing stay as always, the site is always spotless regardless of how busy it is

"good for familys"

Mr P Evans - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

a very good camp/caravan site right at the end of season was very well used,great location a great farm shop on site toilet facilities clean all good,

"Lovely campsite"

Mr D Palmer - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

We have been to Norden a few times now and love it. The site is clean and accommodating. The playground is good for kids, but more importantly is the working farm environment, our son loves it. The......Read more.

We have been to Norden a few times now and love it. The site is clean and accommodating. The playground is good for kids, but more importantly is the working farm environment, our son loves it. The shop is great as are the staff. The location is brilliant for visiting local attractions such as Corfe Castle, Studland and Swanage. We will be back, hopefully a few times next season....Read less.

"Corfe Castle and camp"

Mr B Stimpson - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

05/09/2019

Another great weekend camping and a Friday evening show at the castle.

"Nice Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

We were a group of 3 families with children camping together. We wanted somewhere we could bring a dog, had good shower facilities and where we could sit around an open fire in the evenings. This......Read more.

We were a group of 3 families with children camping together. We wanted somewhere we could bring a dog, had good shower facilities and where we could sit around an open fire in the evenings. This ticked all our boxes!

We camped in the top field and despite it being a bank holiday weekend with the campsite very busy and very full, we still had ample space.

The toilets, showers and dish washing facilities are very good and are kept clean. The only issue was that at peak times when the showers were at full capacity the water pressure was very low and that lead to only a trickle of water at the washing up sinks.

There are enough drinking water taps around the site so that wherever you camp there is one reasonably near by.

The site shop is large and well stocked if a little expensive.

The Pizza van was an added and welcome bonus on evenings when we didn't feel like cooking (and the pizzas were very good!).

The location near Corfe Castle is lovely and you can't really hear the main road except in the distance at night when there are no other noises.

We enjoyed staying at this campsite and would definitely recommend it....Read less.

"Bigger than I thought!"

Mrs A Hales - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

I didn't get an idea of size of campsite from the website - it's big and therefore impersonal which isn't something we like - It may suit others. The site was clean, tidy, well maintained and the......Read more.

I didn't get an idea of size of campsite from the website - it's big and therefore impersonal which isn't something we like - It may suit others. The site was clean, tidy, well maintained and the shop excellent if a little pricey. I was shocked to be charged £6 per night for having to bring a second car because our estate car broke down - adding nearly £50 to my bill for absolutely no effect to the campsite - I felt this was a totally unnecessary charge and would stop me from booking again.

The campsite had several food vendors throughout the week - a great idea..... if we weren't camped opposite - it felt like being camped on the side of road - people would drive to the vendors and park beside our tent, queues and people waiting all evening and constant foot traffic back and forth didn't equal the relaxing quietness we were after. There were many parts of the campsite that were much calmer and looked great - I booked fairly late and putting up some hurriedly bought wind breaks improved the situation, but it was still disappointing. One evening a kid cycled out from behind one of the parked cars and another cyclist collided with her - the cars parking all over the place were frankly dangerous and a recipe for disaster... god forbid people walk back to their tent with their food! I have to say though - we used the food vendors once - the woodfired pizza was awesome!

We found the 'Pooch parlor' on the last day and gave the dog a lovely warm shower - this was great!

So, all in all, I can't fault the site itself - great location, loads to do, well maintained site with good amenities, we just got a pitch that was poorly situated for us - for others, I guess it would have been great! If I ever went back I would book early and request to be away from the food vendors....Read less.

"Excellent camp"

Mrs C Carle - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Excellent camp friendly staff I would definitely return

"Great Dorset Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

All facilities in good repair and standard of cleanliness very high. Location fantastic - on-site shop has everything you need and more, and easy 20 minute walk to Corfe for dinners when wet!

"Best ever"

Mr D Southgate - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Title says it all. Best site we have stayed on. We stayed on Donkey field and it was superb. Well looked after level pitches with ample room btween them for tent and car. We had electtic hook up but......Read more.

Title says it all. Best site we have stayed on. We stayed on Donkey field and it was superb. Well looked after level pitches with ample room btween them for tent and car. We had electtic hook up but had to get an extension lead as we were just beyond the hook up post. But this was the only hiccup. The showers and washrooms were excellent. Good water pressure and very warm. They do get busy though so you may have to wait a while. Toilets and showers were very very clean and didnt smell like other sites we've stayed at. The owners really care about the appearance of their site and it shows. Its a working farm and has livestock that seem friendly (especially the cows in the barn) but they're not pets so keep little ones safe. Geese were typically noisy and the peacocks were a pleasant surprise. The farm shop is well equipped with a good range of fresh bread and goods needed for a self catering holiday. Nice alcohol selection as well as prepacked sandwiches and pies etc. Good selection of pet supplies and camping gear as well. Prices are very reasonable though.The staff were awesome even though they work long hours they still had a smile and the energy for a giggle. Location was perfect. Corfe Castle was a 20 minute walk. Studland about 30 minute drive. Monkey world and tank museum about 20 minute drive. The main road does get very congested at times but this can be avoided by good planning. Whether youre having a lazy holiday just chilling and reading a book or a sight seeing holiday Norden Farm Campsite is just perfect. You wont be disappointed....Read less.

"A great campsite"

Mrs K Gray - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Really enjoyed our stay. Loved the farm shop and the plants for sale were lovely.

We had a nice big electric pitch. Great walking right from the campsite

Thanks

"Fantastic few days in Dorset"

Mrs V Powell - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

We had a lovely few days camping at Norden. Would highly recommend

"Week at Norden farm - mixed emotions"

Mr T Edwards - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Having messed up my booking (all my fault!), the staff managed to find my a pitch despite it being the bank holiday weekend so hugely appreciated the effort they went to.

The farm shop and staff......Read more.

Having messed up my booking (all my fault!), the staff managed to find my a pitch despite it being the bank holiday weekend so hugely appreciated the effort they went to.

The farm shop and staff were fantastic, allowing fires is a must for me, hence the booking. There were also enough facilities; shower and toilet were always available.

On the downside, there is just no space in the fields. The pitches are a good size but there are thousands of them, all divided by tracks. I'm used to pitches being on the outskirts of the field and the central area where the kids play, giving a great sense of space and not having to look into my neighbour's tent all day. I recommend looking at the pitch map before booking (if it's available on the website - I clearly didn't see it), to understand what you're going to. For me, it looks like they're trying to make as much money as possible rather than focusing on a quality experience. This is a real shame because there are many pluses to this site....Read less.

"Norden"

Mr. P Wainwright - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Norden is a beautiful campsite in a fantastic location, which feels roomy and friendly. Also, you are allowed to burn wood here which means you can have a proper camp fire which we all love. It’s a......Read more.

Norden is a beautiful campsite in a fantastic location, which feels roomy and friendly. Also, you are allowed to burn wood here which means you can have a proper camp fire which we all love. It’s a fantastic place for cycling and the steam train to Swanage is always a favourite with the kids. My only reservation on a clean sweep of five stars is that the washing and toilet facilities could do with a bit of an update and there aren’t very many for the size of the camp site. This can mean they get very busy and a bit smelly! This wouldn’t stop us returning next year though....Read less.

"Aug 2019"

Mrs H Brigden - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Just spent 2 wks here.Could’nt fault the facilities at all.Close to lots of places to visit and stunning location right by Corfe Castle.

Would highly recommend.

"Nordon Farm"

Mrs J Steele - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Very busy site. Friendly.

"August 2019"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

04/09/2019

Very good camp site unfortunately there was a problem with the shower block water supply during our stay. The showers were cold and very low pressure. There is a second shower block on the site to......Read more.

Very good camp site unfortunately there was a problem with the shower block water supply during our stay. The showers were cold and very low pressure. There is a second shower block on the site to use but resulted in long queues. The site responded quickly making repairs so good...Read less.

"return to one off the the best camp sites we have visted"

Mr D Hale - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

this place offers everything you need for a family there is so much on site and nearby that we didn't need the car walks castle beaches steam train and much more and such a pleasant drive from......Read more.

this place offers everything you need for a family there is so much on site and nearby that we didn't need the car walks castle beaches steam train and much more and such a pleasant drive from Gloucestershire no motorways no traffic jams...Read less.

"Excellent site"

Mr P Cox - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

Stayed at Norden Farm last week, the site is super organised and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Facilities are good and well maintained.

On the last day we lost the keys to our bike lock......Read more.

Stayed at Norden Farm last week, the site is super organised and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Facilities are good and well maintained.

On the last day we lost the keys to our bike lock having locked the bikes up 😞 the staff couldn’t do enough to help resolve this and eventually lent me some bolt cutters to remove the lock.

The kids had a great time in the park and the site was so safe I felt comfortable letting them cycle round it by themselves.

The on-site shop was good but items like bread and milk did seem very over priced.

I’ll definitely be back, the area is lovely...Read less.

"Review"

Mrs B Letchford - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

Good campsite

"Norden farm camping"

Mr D King - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

Have been to Norden farm several times over the years with two children and a dog. Every time we’ve returned we’re glad to have booked this site. We usually stay for a couple of weeks in a tent off......Read more.

Have been to Norden farm several times over the years with two children and a dog. Every time we’ve returned we’re glad to have booked this site. We usually stay for a couple of weeks in a tent off grid. Staff are friendly and approachable and the facilities clean and tidy. It’s a great base to explore the area with stunning beaches and great walks in the countryside. Dogs aren’t a burden as most beaches, shops and pubs allow entry. The washroom for the dog is great asset! Lots of animals for the children to see. The on-site shop has everything you need and well priced. Will definitely return in the future, a loyalty scheme would be a great idea....Read less.

"Very well run site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

Well organised with large plots and good facilities

"N/a"

Mrs D Parsons - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

N/a

"Very professional run campsite with everything you could want"

Mr K Hughes - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

The most professional large campsite I have visited. Avoids the problems that come with large sites, and although busy it was quiet at night and everything was great. I'd rate it with full marks.......Read more.

The most professional large campsite I have visited. Avoids the problems that come with large sites, and although busy it was quiet at night and everything was great. I'd rate it with full marks. Being picky, the flush on the toilets in Top Field could be stronger, and a few more water taps would be good to avoid long walks - but these are very minor things and were not significant issues....Read less.

"Great location"

Mrs S Green - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

03/09/2019

Recently stayed at Norden farm with friends for four nights. Very organised site, clean facilities, great camp shop, very close to lots of fab places to visit for the day. We visited Kimmeridge,......Read more.

Recently stayed at Norden farm with friends for four nights. Very organised site, clean facilities, great camp shop, very close to lots of fab places to visit for the day. We visited Kimmeridge, swanage on the steam train, Tyneham deserted village and the local water park which was a real hit with the kids! Being so close to Corfe castle and village was lovely. We are at the Fox Inn one night, service was slow but good food and views of the castle from the gardens. We will definitely be returning to Norden farm!...Read less.

"Good place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

02/09/2019

Good location with all you need for camping. Lots of walks from the site and nice environment without being remote.

"Bank Holiday camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

02/09/2019

Great site and location. Being a working farm, can be a tad noisy early doors with the animals waking, but this is to be expected.

Good on site shop, prices are a little inflated, but stocks......Read more.

Great site and location. Being a working farm, can be a tad noisy early doors with the animals waking, but this is to be expected.

Good on site shop, prices are a little inflated, but stocks everything you could need....Read less.

"Great attractions nearby!"

Mr O Thapa - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

02/09/2019

We had a lovely stay, location was perfect for visiting the local attractions such as corfe castle, old Harry’s rocks, and durdle door. It was nice to be on a farm for the animals! Mainly good, but......Read more.

We had a lovely stay, location was perfect for visiting the local attractions such as corfe castle, old Harry’s rocks, and durdle door. It was nice to be on a farm for the animals! Mainly good, but as we were situated close to the main facilities (toilets, showers), the hand dryer was working constantly and was an ultra powered one making a lot of noise. I think the hand dryers are unnecessary and are too loud. Apart from this everything was perfect and would recommend....Read less.

"Fab camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

02/09/2019

Just returned from three nights on this site.

We all wish we could have stayed longer.

Beautiful location. Lovely walks, lovely beach and local town.

Friendly helpful staff.

Well kept fields and......Read more.

Just returned from three nights on this site.

We all wish we could have stayed longer.

Beautiful location. Lovely walks, lovely beach and local town.

Friendly helpful staff.

Well kept fields and faculties clean and well maintained.

We are returning next season....Read less.

"Great place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

02/09/2019

20 minute safe walk to Corfe Castle.

Great place to stay, lovely location.

"Great for camping with kids"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

02/09/2019

Excellent site within easy walking distance of Corfe Castle and steam railway. Great on site shop and the kids lived all the animals on the site.

"Fab few days"

Mrs L Bethel - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

01/09/2019

We book Norden every year to stay with friends and a big group of children. Love it for ease of booking, location, a simple site with great camp shop!!!

"Nordon farm get together"

Mrs. W Soper - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

01/09/2019

Nordon farm is a tradition for us, we have been coming to the site for many years, ever since we used to meet up with my diving club to dive at swanage. Now we no longer dive but still meet at nordon......Read more.

Nordon farm is a tradition for us, we have been coming to the site for many years, ever since we used to meet up with my diving club to dive at swanage. Now we no longer dive but still meet at nordon farm to enjoy there facilities and the delights of Dorset.

Nordon farms facilities are excellent the washing and shower blocks are constantly improving as is the on site shop.

There is always something to look at on the farm, a new calf or peacocks, and as I have a dog the walks within seconds are great. You can easily walk to Corfe Castle, and swanage railway is a 10 minute walk, which takes you into swanage or wareham without having to drive.

I find nordon farm quite expensive because due to other members of our party we have to go in the school holidays but I don't suppose it's much more expensive than many other large sites.

I would definately recommend nordon farm....Read less.

"Elwell family visit"

Mr M Elwell - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

01/09/2019

Lovely place, great staff and shop mean you can just arrive without spending days planning and packing - on site food is first class. The designated kids play area gets very crowded and is possibly......Read more.

Lovely place, great staff and shop mean you can just arrive without spending days planning and packing - on site food is first class. The designated kids play area gets very crowded and is possibly undersized given the capacity of the site (it may be better not having one at all, then we could avoid 30 kids squabbling over 2 swings and they’d find other things to do).

Nonetheless would fully recommend this site. Walks and rides available without touching busy roads, good catering and shop make life easy. Site is well managed and looked after. We’ll be back....Read less.

"Great stay with family"

Mrs A Eaton - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

31/08/2019

We had a great stay at Norden Farm, having stayed here before it was great to be able to come here again with our large family party (16). Staff are very welcoming, the kids loved all the animals,......Read more.

We had a great stay at Norden Farm, having stayed here before it was great to be able to come here again with our large family party (16). Staff are very welcoming, the kids loved all the animals, each of them had a name by the end of day one, the visiting food outlets (pizza & toasties) were great and quite reasonable. Wash and shower amenities were kept clean, and as for the 'family bathroom', what a brilliant idea!!! We hired a fire pit on our last night, readily available from the shop, that stocks literally everything!!! We will definitely be returning....Read less.

"Another great years camping at Norden Farm!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

31/08/2019

4th time staying here - great site, great staff, good clean facilities, good shop (well stocked) and great location for getting to the countryside, museums, beaches, activities. Staff are always......Read more.

4th time staying here - great site, great staff, good clean facilities, good shop (well stocked) and great location for getting to the countryside, museums, beaches, activities. Staff are always friendly, booking and checking in is really easy, site is perfect for kids to run, cycle, scoot around and make friends. Could do with more things for kids to do, like outdoor table tennis, darts, pool table or a croquet/boules lawn area or short-grass field to play ball-games, but we tend to bring more games than we get to use. Some campers set fires away from their tents so they don't get smoked out, which means everyone else does, so could do with better guidance/checking on that otherwise that's all you smell all night. location is brilliant, there was a live band Friday night on site, enjoyed listening to that around the site - well done!...Read less.

"Very well kept site"

Mrs. J Andrews - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

31/08/2019

We have been there three years running. It is a clean, well looked after site, the facilities are regularly cleaned and very accessible. Ideal for kids and olds a like. The site is also well......Read more.

We have been there three years running. It is a clean, well looked after site, the facilities are regularly cleaned and very accessible. Ideal for kids and olds a like. The site is also well placed for getting around, with a lovely 20-30 minute walk to Corfe castle. Would highly recommend....Read less.

"Nice site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

31/08/2019

This is a nice site especially for children. My toddler loved the animals and play area. The facilities were kept very clean and it was quiet after 11pm. My only criticism is that I felt the pitches......Read more.

This is a nice site especially for children. My toddler loved the animals and play area. The facilities were kept very clean and it was quiet after 11pm. My only criticism is that I felt the pitches were a bit small. We have a medium tent for which the pitch was fine but we were surrounded by mega sized tents so felt quite hemmed in.

Good location short walk in to corfe....Read less.

"A lovely location"

Mrs R Brady - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

31/08/2019

Great showers but could do with another block. Check in was an issue. When towing a caravan it's hard to arrive at the exact time, we arrived at 11.40 and smashed told by a rather unfriendly older......Read more.

Great showers but could do with another block. Check in was an issue. When towing a caravan it's hard to arrive at the exact time, we arrived at 11.40 and smashed told by a rather unfriendly older lady that we must leave and come back at 12. A rather tricky task when we are in a group of 3 large caravans. A suggestion....get rid of a load of broken, not in use farm buildings opposite the shop and create a waiting bay like all other sites have. Loved having food Van's on site and the shop was great....Read less.

"Norden A lights"

Mr. B Millard - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Whether your visiting to alight the steam train to Swanage, the birds alighting from Arne nature reserve, visit the local beaches or Corfe Castle and the rolling hills - Norden Farm is the Spot Hi......Read more.

Whether your visiting to alight the steam train to Swanage, the birds alighting from Arne nature reserve, visit the local beaches or Corfe Castle and the rolling hills - Norden Farm is the Spot Hi Light to stay!

Regular visitors, B&C in Bluebell!...Read less.

"Norden farm Campsite"

Mr J Watson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Great site but was very busy at times . Catering on site was not what was expecting but there was various mobile catering outlets that visited ie pizzas and grilled cheese Van's. Fishing was good but......Read more.

Great site but was very busy at times . Catering on site was not what was expecting but there was various mobile catering outlets that visited ie pizzas and grilled cheese Van's. Fishing was good but can be busy with holiday anglers . Despite that caught 12 carp to 12 1/2 pounds. Had an enjoyable stay and would return no problem. Lots to see and do in the local area and can recommend The Fox Inn at Corfe Castle for excellent food and beers....Read less.

"Will definitely be returning"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Lovely site, very clean. Lovely dog walks.

"Site with a view"

Mrs C Faulkes - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Great view of Corfe castle on approach to the site. First time on the site and would definitely use it again. Have been coming to GDSF for 30 years and for the last 20 have used the same site but had......Read more.

Great view of Corfe castle on approach to the site. First time on the site and would definitely use it again. Have been coming to GDSF for 30 years and for the last 20 have used the same site but had to change due to buying a small campervan which meant that I had to commit to a 1 week stay at my previous site over a bank holiday weekend but not here. Hooray! 20 minute walk to Corfe Castle to a pub with a cider festival. Good choice of food on site (pizza and hog roast) and a live band on the Friday night. Tons to do in the local area. Good well stocked shop with farm eggs to buy. Good facilities which were clean and hot showers. Looking forward to next year....Read less.

"Good for DofE Silver"

Mrs P Morse - Stayed with friends, Jun 2019

30/08/2019

Our small DofE Silver group stayed one night as part of their Silver Award expedition; we were sited in a field away from others as far as possible, in keeping with the DofE ethos, although it was......Read more.

Our small DofE Silver group stayed one night as part of their Silver Award expedition; we were sited in a field away from others as far as possible, in keeping with the DofE ethos, although it was busy. Friendly helpful staff, level field, good showers and toilets...... great site!...Read less.

"Showers"

Mrs G Holmes - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

The only downside to this campsite was there didn’t appear to be enough showers for a busy BH weekend

"excellent"

Mrs E James - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

excellent campsite would be even better with a swimming pool!

"A wonderful stay!"

Miss K Bell - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Being a group of under 18s, we found it a very daunting prospect to find a campsite that would accept us booking, but Norden farm was wonderful in accommodating us. We weren't made to feel belittled......Read more.

Being a group of under 18s, we found it a very daunting prospect to find a campsite that would accept us booking, but Norden farm was wonderful in accommodating us. We weren't made to feel belittled by staff and were given full support. All staff were amazing and helpful, doing their best to help out where possible.

The store at the campsite was well-stocked and carried nearly anything we needed; the fact that the village of Corfe Castle was only a short walk away helped too, as it meant we were fully covered in case we needed something.

Facilities at the campsite were all good too - toilets were kept as clean as could be, the only downside being messy visitors, which I understand is not the fault of the campsite and I feel was dealt with as best as staff could.

Following on from that, the showers were also good, offering hot water on demand. The full walls between each cubicle are a nice touch and add full privacy. However again there were a few issues with the hygiene of other campsite visitors, leading to some nasty discoveries in the shower cubicles - but again, this is no fault of the campsite. I'm sure it is a rare occurrence and they dealt with it promptly and professionally, so I can only give them further credit!

I liked how quiet the campsite became at night, considering how close it is to access from the nearby motorway - you don't hear it at all and can sleep well through the night.

Pitches were large and well-kept (ours was massive!) and electric hook-ups all worked well during our stay, with every fellow camper respecting the rules of EHU use, meaning ours was not tripped at any point. I also think allowing open fires in fire pits is a lovely touch on behalf of the campsite, as it is often not allowed elsewhere.

Like mentioned previously, the village of Corfe Castle and the similarly named castle itself are only a short 20 minute walk away through lovely scenic countryside - the castle is cheap access and the village hosts a range of pubs and eateries, along with a post office, local museum, and a well-stocked village store.

Both from the village and from Norden, you are able to get either a steam train or bus directly to Swanage town, the train costing £15 but offering wonderful historic experiences, the bus costing around £4-6 per return ticket. Either way, Swanage is definitely worth a visit and boasts a lovely range of attractions for both kids and adults.

Overall, we had an absolutely wonderful holiday on Norden campsite, at such great value for money. Our entire group is extremely grateful to all the staff for allowing us to stay and I will definitely be recommending it to everyone who decides to go camping in the area....Read less.

"A great family campsite in a wonderful location."

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

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"Family Holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Visited with 5 young grandchildren- ages 5-9. Lovely clean friendly site. Great farm shop.

Could do with more few more toilets for amount of people in top fields.

Also another play area nearer the......Read more.

Visited with 5 young grandchildren- ages 5-9. Lovely clean friendly site. Great farm shop.

Could do with more few more toilets for amount of people in top fields.

Also another play area nearer the pond/top fields.

Pizza oven very good shame we missed the hog roast.

Would definitely visit again....Read less.

"Great stay with family and friends"

Mr D Stone - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Perfect setting for a special weekend away with friends and family. Thank you Norden Farm!

"Lovely family-friendly campsite"

Ms B Sullivan - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

We had a great stay - thank you!

"Great first impression of Norden Farm"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

Will definitely return again next year

"Lovely place"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

30/08/2019

This site doesn't have entertainment but that is why we love it. It has loads of room for the kids to play and explore and to see all the animals. It is a brilliant place for going on walks and......Read more.

This site doesn't have entertainment but that is why we love it. It has loads of room for the kids to play and explore and to see all the animals. It is a brilliant place for going on walks and beaches....Read less.

"Very nice location.....needs a few tweaks to be perfect"

Mrs T Fletcher - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

I must first point out that we had a fantastic week staying at Norden Farm, but there are a few areas that need to be addressed which I feel would make your campsite and visitors stay perfect. We......Read more.

I must first point out that we had a fantastic week staying at Norden Farm, but there are a few areas that need to be addressed which I feel would make your campsite and visitors stay perfect. We stayed in pond field and were situated right next to the toilet block, every time a visitor had a shower and pulled the shower seats down the noise seemed to be so loud and could be heard late at night and early in the morning - only a minor inconvenience but I do feel this needs to be looked at. In high season there is certainly not enough toilets and shower blocks to accommodate all of the visitors in the pond and top field and we found ourselves to always be waiting to use these facilities. Because of the amount of visitors the toilets did tend to get into a sorry state, I realise these are cleaned daily, but feel in high season this maybe does need to be increased. We adhered to the strict pitching rules, but it did not appear to be in force for other campers and saw some tents and gazebos being pitched very close together. Also I feel that again in high season the park areas for children needs to be made larger.

As mentioned above we had a fantastic time at Norden Farm and these are only points I feel need to be addressed and did not affect our holiday in anyway....Read less.

"Stunning setting"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

Very spacious, beautifully clean, shop very reasonably priced (although no cold beer in fridge) and well stocked with fresh produce. Great for families and adult groups alike. Will definitely be back......Read more.

Very spacious, beautifully clean, shop very reasonably priced (although no cold beer in fridge) and well stocked with fresh produce. Great for families and adult groups alike. Will definitely be back again :)...Read less.

"first impressions"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

A large site but well laid out, staff very helpful, enjoyed the breakfast bar and all the other activities on my list of sites to return too.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Keith Johnson.

ps I have......Read more.

A large site but well laid out, staff very helpful, enjoyed the breakfast bar and all the other activities on my list of sites to return too.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Keith Johnson.

ps I have passed your detailes to a friend who is very interested.

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"We love this camp site"

Mrs L Cocker - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

We have been back to Norden farm about 6 times now. The kids absolutley love it there and there is so much to do in the local/surrounding areas. The toilets and showers are clean and there are good......Read more.

We have been back to Norden farm about 6 times now. The kids absolutley love it there and there is so much to do in the local/surrounding areas. The toilets and showers are clean and there are good washing up areas. The only negative comment is that the kids playground area could do with being updated / expanded. We will definitely be going back....Read less.

"LOVEY PLACE TO STAY WE WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE"

Mr M Nagler - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

LOVEY PLACE TO STAY WE WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE

"An amazing camp side"

Mrs N Pastoors - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

Wonderful camp side. Neat and clean. Good for families. Friendly and helpful staff.

"Best camping pitch an my road-trip"

B Pastoors - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

Hello,

me an my family have done an road-trip through south-england in our Holiday. Beginning in London over Bath, Bristol, Newquay and Dawlish we finaly came to your camp-site. Your campsite was the......Read more.

Hello,

me an my family have done an road-trip through south-england in our Holiday. Beginning in London over Bath, Bristol, Newquay and Dawlish we finaly came to your camp-site. Your campsite was the best of the five sites we stayed at.

You do a great Job. If we ever come back to GB, we will surely stay at norden farm!

Kind regards

Bernhard Pastoors...Read less.

"Excellent Park"

Mrs J Stewart - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

29/08/2019

We had a fantastic time camping at Norden Farm. Site is great and location is spot on. Only downside was lack of cashpoint and the fact only one of the eateries took card which was temperamental due......Read more.

We had a fantastic time camping at Norden Farm. Site is great and location is spot on. Only downside was lack of cashpoint and the fact only one of the eateries took card which was temperamental due to bad wifi signal.

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"Great family campsite in a great location."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

We wanted a campsite with good family facilities that was close enough to walk to Corfe and other local attractions, and Norden fitted the big perfectly. Staff were all very friendly and the......Read more.

We wanted a campsite with good family facilities that was close enough to walk to Corfe and other local attractions, and Norden fitted the big perfectly. Staff were all very friendly and the cleanliness across the site shows that all involved take a great deal of care in getting things right. Our children enjoyed the playground, football field and the farmyard areas - plenty to keep them occupied whilst around the site. Shop was well stocked with camping essentials as well as good food and drink, and the ever-revolving selection of food vans offered a good variety when couldn't be bothered to cook. We'll definitely be returning!...Read less.

"Good family site in a beautiful location"

Miss L Mellor - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

Good location near to Corfe Castle with a nice 20 minute walk to the village. An added bonus was finding mushrooms galore in the field we walked through - added to our breakfast on several days!

Be......Read more.

Good location near to Corfe Castle with a nice 20 minute walk to the village. An added bonus was finding mushrooms galore in the field we walked through - added to our breakfast on several days!

Be aware that main road past the site can be very busy during peak times so not really a great base for cyclists, especially kids.

Facilities on the site itself are good and clean. Particularly liked the provision of male/female and unisex showers, which are great for families.

Site was very busy in the week before August Bank Holiday, but decent sized pitches so not really a problem.

Shop was well-stocked and reasonably priced with some interestingly random products :)

An improvement would be easier access to the drive-over waste water drop for Motorhome/campers, but overall happy to recommend, especially for families....Read less.

"Could do better"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

We were in pond field and found the toilet and shower facilities to be very busy and sometimes quite dirty, I think for a site if your size more toilet facilities are a must. I was also quite......Read more.

We were in pond field and found the toilet and shower facilities to be very busy and sometimes quite dirty, I think for a site if your size more toilet facilities are a must. I was also quite disappointed with the children’s play area felt this could have been bigger or at least another play area maybe in the events field. Also we were camping right opposite the toilet block and it was very noisy at night with people driving down to use the facilities and slamming the doors to the showers. Please note these are only points for you to consider we had a wonderful stay and loved the area....Read less.

"Great Norden"

Mr A Newman - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

This campsite is in our opinion is second none

"Another wonderful stay."

Mr. D Bouskill - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

We have been staying at Norden Farm for about 7 years now. The staff are wonderful, the park clean and the facilities are just what we want.

We like the fact there is no "club house" and visitors are......Read more.

We have been staying at Norden Farm for about 7 years now. The staff are wonderful, the park clean and the facilities are just what we want.

We like the fact there is no "club house" and visitors are encouraged to be considerate of neighbours.

We are always well looked after and this recent trip was no different. The staff are always willing to help and explain.

The only negative thing we could say is the recent decision to not allow awnings to be pitched longer than 2 weeks. We normally book for a 3 week stay but had to limit ourselves to 2 weeks because of this new rule. When we spoke to staff regarding it they were friendly and took the time to explain why the rule had been made so we do fully understand the reasoning.

Overall, we will certainly be booking again for another stay - we wouldn't look at any other campsite in the area....Read less.

"officious staff"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

The park is covered in barbed wire, and the staff threatened us with eviction on several occasions for very minor issues, including false accusations of our kids chasing their peacocks. Felt like......Read more.

The park is covered in barbed wire, and the staff threatened us with eviction on several occasions for very minor issues, including false accusations of our kids chasing their peacocks. Felt like naughty school children, and made us uncomfortable. have camped many places, and never had any trouble like this before....Read less.

"JD"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

Lovely location, friendly staff and clean good quality facilities. We will be coming back next year

"Fun place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

28/08/2019

We were in the top field and there was plenty of space.

"Loved the Animals"

Mr D Baker - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

Very impressed with the site rules about pitch spaces ... we felt we had lots of space around us. We loved the animals and the footpath into Corfe. Toilets and wash facilities were very good and......Read more.

Very impressed with the site rules about pitch spaces ... we felt we had lots of space around us. We loved the animals and the footpath into Corfe. Toilets and wash facilities were very good and cleaned regularly. Food options were excellent. Had a great time....Read less.

"Made camping enjoyable"

Mrs N Wright - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

27/08/2019

I’m not really a camper but decided to try it with my 3year old son. I went down to meet friends there and as we hadn’t booked at the same time, I was unable to get a pitch next to them - this was......Read more.

I’m not really a camper but decided to try it with my 3year old son. I went down to meet friends there and as we hadn’t booked at the same time, I was unable to get a pitch next to them - this was frustrating as it meant I couldn’t do much in the evening as I had to put my son to bed; however, I think they would have if I’d have booked at the same time. This was the only negative to my experience.

The site was lovely, in a good location and very clean. The facilities were great & never had to queue or wait to use anything.

Lovely play area for the children & access to the farm animals. Great to see the peacocks roaming around freely; beautiful to see.

There was always a nice atmosphere on site and it made me enjoy my camping experience....Read less.

"Our favourite site"

Mrs J Wood - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

We love coming to your site, we've been 5 times now. We brought our new puppy this time, who loved meeting all the animals! Great, safe place for kids and a guaranteed great camping trip. Many thanks......Read more.

We love coming to your site, we've been 5 times now. We brought our new puppy this time, who loved meeting all the animals! Great, safe place for kids and a guaranteed great camping trip. Many thanks for all your hard work....Read less.

"Overall very good except for some putting there tent up very close to ours!!!"

Mr G McAuley - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

We only stayed for one night and the camp site, facilities and staff where great. The only down side was that some decided to pitch there tent very close to our when we went out for the afternoon.......Read more.

We only stayed for one night and the camp site, facilities and staff where great. The only down side was that some decided to pitch there tent very close to our when we went out for the afternoon. Campsite rules state 6m is the nearest you should pitch your tent next to someone else. We had a tent about 5ft away!! They even said they new the rules but still pitched in up!! Not great really....Read less.

"Excellent campsite"

Ms K Ridley - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

Excellent campsite with excellent, clean facilities. Level pitches. Great location. Friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommend.

"Excellent"

Miss P Boyd - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

One of best camp sites ever stayed in. The shower facilities were superb. The shop has everything you need and more. It’s great location and everyone extremely friendly. Will definitely be returning

"Norden"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

Found the site too cramped. Didn’t feel I had my own little area. It was basically a field with hook up points so there was no nice little hedges or trees to form any area for yourselves. Due to no......Read more.

Found the site too cramped. Didn’t feel I had my own little area. It was basically a field with hook up points so there was no nice little hedges or trees to form any area for yourselves. Due to no real markings other campers walked through each other’s pitches to get from A to B...Read less.

"An absolute gem!"

Mrs V Spurling - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

Norden Farm Campsite is set in beautiful surroundings, peaceful, clean and well kept.

Myself, family and our friends absolutely enjoyed every minute of our 4 night stay.

Highly recommended.

"Nice camp site to visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

We stayed for 2 nights in August. Toilets/showers were pretty clean but could be done with a twice day clean rather than 1. Nice to have a park but some items were wobbly and unsafe. It also would be......Read more.

We stayed for 2 nights in August. Toilets/showers were pretty clean but could be done with a twice day clean rather than 1. Nice to have a park but some items were wobbly and unsafe. It also would be better to have the park away from the main drive in and out. Great location and walk up to Corfe Castle...Read less.

"Great Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

Loved this site, relaxed and laid back. Have stayed at places before with

loads of rules and regulations, but not here, which was lovely.

Only word of warning, dont come here if you don’t like......Read more.

Loved this site, relaxed and laid back. Have stayed at places before with

loads of rules and regulations, but not here, which was lovely.

Only word of warning, dont come here if you don’t like birds, we were joined every morning and evening by the peacocks, which we loved, but may not be for everyone!...Read less.

"Holiday 2019"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

27/08/2019

All in all a very good campsite. It’s big and busy but the facilities are great and having catering during the week (pizza, breakfasts, hog roast) was excellent. The camp shop was the best we seen......Read more.

All in all a very good campsite. It’s big and busy but the facilities are great and having catering during the week (pizza, breakfasts, hog roast) was excellent. The camp shop was the best we seen too....Read less.

"Summer Holiday 2018"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

An excellent site both for the site itself and as a base to explore the locality.

"Happy Camper"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

This was our fourth stay at Norden Farm and my now teenage children continue to want to stay there. As we enter the site, being greeted by the view of the ridge, the footpath to Corfe Castle......Read more.

This was our fourth stay at Norden Farm and my now teenage children continue to want to stay there. As we enter the site, being greeted by the view of the ridge, the footpath to Corfe Castle Village, the small avenue of trees by the cottage and the farm's animals are all now familiar and yet still exciting and beautuful. The site is clean and tidy, including the cleaning, washing and toilet facilities. This time we had electric hook-up for the first time as we now have a trailer tent so stayed in main field, which was lovely. We walked to the station at the Norden steam rail line to Swanage, which we always love to do. We joined the National Trust to use the Studland car parks and to enter Corfe Castle with its medieval village feature, which is another holiday tradition of ours. This time we had our dog, who was both welcome and happy both at the site and also at our traditional holiday haunts: the Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle, Knowle Beach, Studland, Beavers cafe in Swanage and the train. The shop is great, the staff friendly, and the site features like the pond and different animal areas are lovely. The area is beautiful, the sea blue-green, and I've returned since I was a child. There are many other attractions in the area, so a couple of weeks at least helps cover it all, but we come to the beaches for day trips from Somerset too. Look everything up and chat to people in the site to find out all the lovely places in the area, all easily accessible by car from the site. We'll be booking ahead for next year....Read less.

"General comments"

Mr K Cooper - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

Found the facilities excellent for a one night group camping experience, and using the site for Scout/DofE expedition. The toilets and showers were very clean and of a high standard, and the shop was......Read more.

Found the facilities excellent for a one night group camping experience, and using the site for Scout/DofE expedition. The toilets and showers were very clean and of a high standard, and the shop was useful....Read less.

"Good stay"

Mrs E Kirkland - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

Great campsite

Very annoyed by a group of underage girls drinking and shreaking and swearing around my young children

Thankfully they left and we were able to enjoy the stay and beautiful......Read more.

Great campsite

Very annoyed by a group of underage girls drinking and shreaking and swearing around my young children

Thankfully they left and we were able to enjoy the stay and beautiful surroundings...Read less.

"Fabulous"

Mrs K Downs - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

We had a great few days. On site catering excellent. Well organised. The children loved being able to wander round to see the animals. Few restrictions which was great . An opportunity for them to......Read more.

We had a great few days. On site catering excellent. Well organised. The children loved being able to wander round to see the animals. Few restrictions which was great . An opportunity for them to have some independence....Read less.

"Excellent site & facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

Excellent site & facilities, highly recommend

"A One Night Stay"

Mrs F Coull - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

26/08/2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Norden Farm. Loved all the farm animals and the scenery from the campsite. Went for walks straight from the campsite. Very dog friendly. Clean facilities were......Read more.

Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Norden Farm. Loved all the farm animals and the scenery from the campsite. Went for walks straight from the campsite. Very dog friendly. Clean facilities were excellent. On-site food, including vegan pizza was a bonus. Definitely recommend....Read less.

"Great base to explore Purbeck"

Mr P Clarke - Stayed Aug 2019

25/08/2019

Great campsite

"Stunning Location - excellent facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/08/2019

Awesome short stay at Norden. Perfect for access to coast. Great for families, spacious (in top field) even in the summer holidays. Great onsite shop. Children loved the animals!

"We love Corfe"

Mr M Merry - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/08/2019

We found the Norden campsite on the internet when planning our holiday in 2018 and booked for 2 nights. On that holiday we stayed at 6 campsites around Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. When planning our......Read more.

We found the Norden campsite on the internet when planning our holiday in 2018 and booked for 2 nights. On that holiday we stayed at 6 campsites around Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. When planning our trip for 2019 I asked our children where they wanted to go and they unanimously decided that their favourite site was 'the farm one with the geese and peacocks. We had a wonderful stay this year, with beach trips, mackerel fishing and a day at the castle. Everything about the site was fantastic, from the well-stocked shop to the shower facilities. Watch out for the peacocks; one stole a sausage from our barbeque! We'll definitely be back in 2020, this time for a longer stay. Thanks to all the brilliant staff....Read less.

"good"

Mr C Upson - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/08/2019

very good site and clear of mud in wet conditions

"Excellent"

Mrs C Downs - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/08/2019

We really enjoyed our stay at this very well organised working farm. Our granddaughter loved seeing all the animals and the fact that you could get up close to them. The farmer explained how he was......Read more.

We really enjoyed our stay at this very well organised working farm. Our granddaughter loved seeing all the animals and the fact that you could get up close to them. The farmer explained how he was trying to get a calf to suckle from a surrogate mother. The freedom that the children had to roam was brilliant in this day and age of many restrictions. A place where many happy memories are made. We’ll be back!...Read less.

"Norden Farm in August"

Mr D Drennan - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/08/2019

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic short-stay at Norden FCP. The on-site facilities did not disappoint; thoughtfully laid out and generously equipped. Our pitch in ‘donkey field’ was decent with......Read more.

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic short-stay at Norden FCP. The on-site facilities did not disappoint; thoughtfully laid out and generously equipped. Our pitch in ‘donkey field’ was decent with adequate spacing and a very friendly family feel. The roaming peacocks, geese and easy access to view calf and cows was a nice benefit. The farm shop is very well stocked with every essential (and luxury) you might need. The 20-minute walk to Corfe Castle through a wooded path is scenic and delightful - the village itself and National Trust Castle is a must-see. All in all, we had a fantastic visit to NFCP and will certainly recommend it to others visiting the Purbecks....Read less.

"Review"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

25/08/2019

We had a lovely few days at Norden. We all feel safe and the children know the site well. They enjoy being able to see the animals and the freedom and relaxation of camping. The shop is brilliant,......Read more.

We had a lovely few days at Norden. We all feel safe and the children know the site well. They enjoy being able to see the animals and the freedom and relaxation of camping. The shop is brilliant, they have everything you could possibly need whilst camping and the staff are great.

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"Norden farms"

Mrs C Lewis - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

24/08/2019

The toilets and showers could not be faulted . However the pitches were very close together. We had a large pitch and had to use the whole pitch so there was little room between us and our......Read more.

The toilets and showers could not be faulted . However the pitches were very close together. We had a large pitch and had to use the whole pitch so there was little room between us and our neighbours. The toilet emptying point was not very nice, there was splash back when emptying. There was nowhere on site where we could exercise our dog which was away from the animals. We picked this site thinking it was really dog friendly as there was a doggy shower but for us an exercise field

would have been better for our 6 month old cocker spaniel. We will not be returning....Read less.

"Brilliant facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

23/08/2019

A great clean friendly campsite. The best showers and washing facilities at any site I’ve been too. Great shop with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Location perfect for daily sightseeing. Will......Read more.

A great clean friendly campsite. The best showers and washing facilities at any site I’ve been too. Great shop with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Location perfect for daily sightseeing. Will definitely return....Read less.

"Fabulous week away at Norden Farm Campsite"

Mrs K Harrington - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

23/08/2019

Great location, well connected with local walkways, an easy walk into Corfe and beaches 15 minute drive. Very well equipped on site shop with everything you could need and more including tasty local......Read more.

Great location, well connected with local walkways, an easy walk into Corfe and beaches 15 minute drive. Very well equipped on site shop with everything you could need and more including tasty local produce. Well maintained site with clean facilities, and lots to do in the area come rain or shine what's not to like...Read less.

"Our camping trip"

Mrs. G Joyce - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

23/08/2019

We have been coming to Norden for 6 years with a big group of friends. We all love the set up. The children love the freedom to roam the woods and campsite and as parents we know they are very safe.......Read more.

We have been coming to Norden for 6 years with a big group of friends. We all love the set up. The children love the freedom to roam the woods and campsite and as parents we know they are very safe. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The facilities are always clean. The shop is well stocked and great for children with their pocket money. We will look forward to coming back again next year. A great campsite for families and friends to enjoy and have a chilled weekend....Read less.

"Review"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

23/08/2019

We love norden. The ability to have fires is a big factor. The location is ideal and the surroundings are beautiful.

"First Visit to Norden"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

23/08/2019

A fantastic place. Great quality of amenities.

Would have liked to have a what's on type page on their website so that we would have known about the local band playing, the pizza van times of......Read more.

A fantastic place. Great quality of amenities.

Would have liked to have a what's on type page on their website so that we would have known about the local band playing, the pizza van times of arrival etc... but this is just me being picky. This has to be one of, if not, the best campsite I've visited in the UK...Read less.

"Great location"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

23/08/2019

Norden farm is a place we return to year after year. It is in a great location with a well equipped farm shop. The facilities are great.

"Another great stay."

Mr I Jackson - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

22/08/2019

This was our second visit to Norden Farm this year. As we were late in wanting to join a party of family and friends we weren’t able to camp with them, but the staff worked hard at finding us the......Read more.

This was our second visit to Norden Farm this year. As we were late in wanting to join a party of family and friends we weren’t able to camp with them, but the staff worked hard at finding us the only vacant pitch, making sure we could get our van on and were happy with it. The site is well laid out, with good, clean toilets and showers. It’s position below the Purbecks and near to Corfe and the train to Swanage is ideal. We will definitely be back.

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"first time, but not the last"

Mr S Mitchell - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

22/08/2019

stayed at this site as a friend was having a gathering, i was very impressed with the quick check in, the space per tent / car allowed.. 6M

the showers were awesome, the toilets clean and usable,......Read more.

stayed at this site as a friend was having a gathering, i was very impressed with the quick check in, the space per tent / car allowed.. 6M

the showers were awesome, the toilets clean and usable, the wash up area was usually busy, and a little messy, due to the numbers passing through, but not much can be done about that, and the had various food options in the evening, but was disappointed i missed out as they ran out of most items quite quickly, but i was there at the end of the summer hols ... but the band was great the Saturday night :)...Read less.

"First camping experience!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

22/08/2019

Camping with daughter and son-in-law, first time for us! Only space left was in top field. Weekend was spoiled by noisy neighbours, heavy music going until 3 a.m., they left but were replaced next......Read more.

Camping with daughter and son-in-law, first time for us! Only space left was in top field. Weekend was spoiled by noisy neighbours, heavy music going until 3 a.m., they left but were replaced next day by more who were playing music and singing until midnight then turned it down - presumably after a visit from the warden who we called. If we return it would be to a single pitch not to this field. Campsite was lovely other than that, brilliant facilities and shop. Shame about the weather too but that's out of anyone's control! 😂...Read less.

"Fantastic site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

22/08/2019

We love staying at Norden Farm and have done for the last 4 years.

"Brilliant"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

22/08/2019

Great campsite with brilliant facilities and there was live music the night we were there which was fantastic.

"Family Camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

21/08/2019

It was our first family camping and Norden Farm made it a wonderful experience and we will definitely be coming back.

The site was wonderful, staff were helpful and shop was well stocked with all......Read more.

It was our first family camping and Norden Farm made it a wonderful experience and we will definitely be coming back.

The site was wonderful, staff were helpful and shop was well stocked with all sorts of items you would need.

Our son aged 5 said it was an awesome holiday, he made new friends and had the freedom to play outside our tent, safely.

Thank you for an amazing week....Read less.

"Norden farm camping"

Mr L Maidens - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

21/08/2019

When we went here we had a great time the camp site was clean, excellent washing facilities and clean they also had a room with a bath for under 5 which was great for us and had a shower in there......Read more.

When we went here we had a great time the camp site was clean, excellent washing facilities and clean they also had a room with a bath for under 5 which was great for us and had a shower in there too. The fishing lake was also a hit with our family loved sitting there in the afternoons/evenings....Read less.

"Second visit"

Mr P Thom - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

21/08/2019

Still the best site I've visited so far, friendly with a great shop, relaxed rules designed to benefit all and occasional free entertainment.

New this year was upgraded waste disposal point and......Read more.

Still the best site I've visited so far, friendly with a great shop, relaxed rules designed to benefit all and occasional free entertainment.

New this year was upgraded waste disposal point and fenced pathways along the edge of fields allowing easy passage to bridleways and events field....Read less.

"Good campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

21/08/2019

Really enjoyed our stay here. Lots of things to do around. Great facilities and camp shop with good stick of food and other supplies. The campsite could have bigger kids play area, most of the times......Read more.

Really enjoyed our stay here. Lots of things to do around. Great facilities and camp shop with good stick of food and other supplies. The campsite could have bigger kids play area, most of the times it was really busy....Read less.

"More family facilities needed"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

21/08/2019

We have a baby and often had to queue for the one bath. A microwave would also be helpful for baby milk and food.

Further, we also had to wait a long time to use the washing machines and then the......Read more.

We have a baby and often had to queue for the one bath. A microwave would also be helpful for baby milk and food.

Further, we also had to wait a long time to use the washing machines and then the timer on them wasn't correct.

We were pleased with the cleanliness of the toilet blocks and the water pressure in the showers....Read less.

Ann, replied to this review on the 21 August 2019

Hello There, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We will take on board your suggestions......Read more.

Hello There, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We will take on board your suggestions in future planning. Kind regards from the Campsite team...Read less.

"5 days in August"

Mr S Homer - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

20/08/2019

Norden Farm is a large site that somehow feels far more intimate, we stayed on the Donkey field, couldn't find the donkey but did meet the peacocks and geese, this was a field that had around 40......Read more.

Norden Farm is a large site that somehow feels far more intimate, we stayed on the Donkey field, couldn't find the donkey but did meet the peacocks and geese, this was a field that had around 40 pitches a mixture of electric and non electric and was predominately families. The field is quite sheltered and is only a short walk to the toilet, wash station, laundry and a bit further on was the shop, the plots are flat and drain well and where well looked after.

The farm shop stocks everything from camping supplies to farming equipment. your known food brands and local food, beer and gins, the staff where friendly and really organised and really helpful. They also had several pop up food sellers of an evening, the pizza was excellent but the chips where not the best.

If you are looking for a great site in an area full of history and outstanding scenery with some really good attractions, Monkey World is brilliant, within a short drive this is the place to visit....Read less.

"Very satisfied"

Mr D Stevens - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

20/08/2019

Very friendly and helpful staff. Campsite was very clean and in a very good location for local attractions. Even had live music on a couple of nights while we were staying which was very good and......Read more.

Very friendly and helpful staff. Campsite was very clean and in a very good location for local attractions. Even had live music on a couple of nights while we were staying which was very good and suitable for all family members....Read less.

"Camping near Corfe Castle"

Mrs R Guard - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

20/08/2019

We had a great time at this camp site, and it was so handy having food vans on the site for breakfast and dinner, what a GREAT idea and a first for us, so that was great.

"Norden Fans"

Mr S Lune - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

20/08/2019

We have been staying at Norden for 3 years during the school holidays in our caravan. The site has great facilities and the reason we go back is because locally there is so much to see and do. The......Read more.

We have been staying at Norden for 3 years during the school holidays in our caravan. The site has great facilities and the reason we go back is because locally there is so much to see and do. The staff are helpful & friendly and considering the capacity and volume of visitors to such a big site, the facilities are managed well, clean, functional etc. This year's addition of the telephone box book swap is great! We used the pooch parlour this year too which is so convenient. We will always revisit at some point, we have 9 days booked next summer already. It has it all. Thank you for another memorable summer holiday!...Read less.

"In my 11 year olds words ‘best campsite ever’"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

20/08/2019

Excellent site, pitches well marked out, quiet at night and showers/toilets/washing up block excellent. Very clean and well maintained. Large site that never felt too busy. The opportunity to......Read more.

Excellent site, pitches well marked out, quiet at night and showers/toilets/washing up block excellent. Very clean and well maintained. Large site that never felt too busy. The opportunity to visit the farm animals throughout our stay made my daughters holiday! From the donkeys to the peacocks - she loved it. The food options on site were great, amazing pizzas, and shop has everything you need for food and camping supplies. We are national trust members, which was great for parking at the beautiful beaches at Studland which we visited most afternoons and we did a couple of NT walks too - old Harry’s rocks and Spy Way. It was lovely to walk into corfe from the site too, fab bakery and kids loved the sweet shop! We food shopped at Sainsbury’s in nearby Wareham and drove to Swanage, Poole and Bournemouth. Shame the ferry to sandbanks isn’t working this year. On other sites we’ve holidayed at, caravans and tents have their own areas of campsites, here they seem to mix them up, or maybe this was just the main field where we were. We never felt unsafe during our stay, but the addition of a number plate recognition barrier would be a good idea. The site is on a working farm, which we liked, but the old farm sheds and barns, which you walk past/drive through at the entrance to the site and shop, did concern me a little with regard to safety, as did the tractor unloading hay bales amongst pedestrians and cars. This is just part of being a working farm site though, so we just made our children very aware of that. I’d not hesitate to recommend this site and we’d definitely return....Read less.

"could have been 5 stars from us"

Mr. J Farrell - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

20/08/2019

We had 5 nights at Nordin .

On arriving at site we were informed of our pitch, which was not the one we had asked for.

it was right outside the Washrooms and also the food vendors area, great you say......Read more.

We had 5 nights at Nordin .

On arriving at site we were informed of our pitch, which was not the one we had asked for.

it was right outside the Washrooms and also the food vendors area, great you say for late night visits to the loo, and nightly feasts , but not a pitch for those who would like a bit more privacy and tranquility.

There was a constant hum of hand dryers, shower benches crashing , dish washing activities and not to mention cars parking right outside our pitch with engines running whilst occupants made quick dashes to the loos or to pick up a Dorset Pizza, not the fresh air we were expecting.

We made the most of it, but will only return if we are given the pitch we asked for.

Everything else about the site is fine....Read less.

"Norden Farm stay"

Mrs K Goldsmith - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

20/08/2019

Overall we had a wonderful time

For me comparing to other campsites I have stayed on the things that could do with being improved upon would be the toilet and shower block. One morning I queued over......Read more.

Overall we had a wonderful time

For me comparing to other campsites I have stayed on the things that could do with being improved upon would be the toilet and shower block. One morning I queued over half an hour for the shower. Also I would like to see toilets with sinks in its nice to have everything in one place rather than having to visit shower block and toilet.

We loved the farm animals and the playarea. I also thought the shop was v reasonable....Read less.

"Nordon farm, we will return next year"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

19/08/2019

We loved the balance between work8ng farm ( slightly scruffy around the edges, as a working farm should be) and z very organised, efficient and clean site.

We loved the music!! A real old......Read more.

We loved the balance between work8ng farm ( slightly scruffy around the edges, as a working farm should be) and z very organised, efficient and clean site.

We loved the music!! A real old fashioned feel to entertainment that is so rare.

It was nice to be in the main field for s longer stay as it seemed a little quieter at night which was good with two very young children.

We will be booking to return for our next holiday, so much we did not do this time around.

Thank you....Read less.

"Norden Farm 4th Visit"

Mrs L Clark - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

19/08/2019

We love this campsite for its location and ease of access, plus facilities on site. We can park our VW Camper and not have to use it again until we need to go home! There are great walks from the......Read more.

We love this campsite for its location and ease of access, plus facilities on site. We can park our VW Camper and not have to use it again until we need to go home! There are great walks from the site, plus with the Steam train at Norden or Corfe, you can still get further afield. We love the hog roast and live music in the summer holidays, and the kids love the farm animals, play area and freedom they are given - we feel secure letting them run free. We will definitely be back for more. Thank you Norden Farm - keep up the great work....Read less.

"Great family friendly site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

19/08/2019

Just had a lovely stay 4 night stay at Norden Farm. Lovely clean site, wonderful to be so close to the animals. Only slight negative would be that perhaps another shower block is needed as there......Read more.

Just had a lovely stay 4 night stay at Norden Farm. Lovely clean site, wonderful to be so close to the animals. Only slight negative would be that perhaps another shower block is needed as there were quite long queues for showers in the mornings, but that's only a small issue. Otherwise, it was a great site and we will definitely be returning....Read less.

"Had such a great time"

Miss A McGaw - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

19/08/2019

Me and my partner had an excellent time away. The wash facilities were very clean the showers were lovely and hot which you dont get on most campsites. There was a little park next door for the......Read more.

Me and my partner had an excellent time away. The wash facilities were very clean the showers were lovely and hot which you dont get on most campsites. There was a little park next door for the children and alot of farm animals to look at as the site is based on a working farm. There are s choice of 4 beaches that are accessible from the campsite which we did three Swansea, Poole and Weymouth all were beautiful beaches with plenty of activities and loads of places to eat. The campsite was easy to find with a satnav and next time we'll be able to find it without it. This was a very cheap holiday for us £56 for 2 nights in a tent with electric. When we return we'll be bringing our son so we wont need to have electric but the place is very child friendly but as me and my partner didnt know the site we thought we'd check it out first. Thank you for having us and thank you to the staff who work extremely hard in the massive farm shop and working on the farm itself....Read less.

"Wonderful time"

Mr B Smith - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

19/08/2019

My wife and I had a relaxed time very enjoyable it was also wonderful to see others enjoying there time PS the facilities were very extensive and clean THANKS YOU

"Delightful"

Ms P Watts - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

19/08/2019

Everything I could ask for. Location perfect, you never have to use your car. Surroundings exquisite. So happy to be able to take dogs. 8 and 12 year old grandsons loved every minute we were there.......Read more.

Everything I could ask for. Location perfect, you never have to use your car. Surroundings exquisite. So happy to be able to take dogs. 8 and 12 year old grandsons loved every minute we were there. Acing choice to buy breakfast and evening meal on site was a happy bonus. Loved it....Read less.

"Lovely holiday"

Ms E Garden - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

18/08/2019

Lovely shop, stocked with a wide range of things you might need and fabulous plants.

"Camping fun"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

18/08/2019

Lovely place

"Great stay"

Mrs P Brooker - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

18/08/2019

We have stayed here numerous times before and have always enjoyed it . This time was no different. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the fesilities are very clean.

The refreshment van was very......Read more.

We have stayed here numerous times before and have always enjoyed it . This time was no different. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the fesilities are very clean.

The refreshment van was very much appreciated and the hog roast was delicious. Entertainment was good....Read less.

"Short stay in August"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

18/08/2019

A last minute , short stay for us. Can't fault the site really - friendly staff with good amenities in a stunning location. If I had to say anything negative, it would be the fact that people were......Read more.

A last minute , short stay for us. Can't fault the site really - friendly staff with good amenities in a stunning location. If I had to say anything negative, it would be the fact that people were having to queue for showers, but then it was peak season. More than one hairdryer per shower block would be good too. Overall a great stay, and would thoroughly recommend....Read less.

"Great Camp Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

18/08/2019

I was a bit unsure going to a large site in the Summer Holidays with my 15 year old son but what a great park.

A real mix of families groups couples old and young but it never seemed packed. We......Read more.

I was a bit unsure going to a large site in the Summer Holidays with my 15 year old son but what a great park.

A real mix of families groups couples old and young but it never seemed packed. We camped in the large field at the end of the site but the fact you can look at animals, there is a separate play field with goal posts, farm shop open 8-8, food available if you don't want to cook my son loved the pizza the only one thing i would prefer is larger hand basins in the toilets so can wash there in the morning if you wish.

Close to walk to Corfe Castle and catch a train into Swanage for a great day out.

As we left we talked in the car and we would both come back to the site for another stay....Read less.

"Bacon sandwich"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

17/08/2019

Excellent Bacon Sandwich & breakfast served from happy cheerful gent on site food truck!

"James"

Mr J Harrison - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

17/08/2019

Great campsite and fantastic location.

Wood fire pizza stand is a genius idea.

"Happy Campers"

Miss N Crossan - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

17/08/2019

Norden Farm campsite is a lovely site, not far from Corfe Castle you can walk it in about 20 mins from the campsite if you don't fancy that it's about a five minute drive to the stream train that......Read more.

Norden Farm campsite is a lovely site, not far from Corfe Castle you can walk it in about 20 mins from the campsite if you don't fancy that it's about a five minute drive to the stream train that will take you into Swanage, Castle and Beach. The on site facilities are great the shop sells everything incase you forget something, showers etc are always clean the only thing I would say if it gets busy you will probably have to queue or just timing it right. Go without electric as you are in the top field with amazing views of the stunning countryside....Read less.

"My stay at Norden Farm."

Mr I Chamberlain - Stayed Aug 2019

17/08/2019

It was very easy to book over the phone and the lady was very friendly and helpful.On arrival the process was very easy.I stayed in Top Field.It was busy but friendly and id definitely stay again.It......Read more.

It was very easy to book over the phone and the lady was very friendly and helpful.On arrival the process was very easy.I stayed in Top Field.It was busy but friendly and id definitely stay again.It has to be said the campsite shop was a welcome surprise.It's the largest i have seen on a campsite and they sell fresh produce,fruit and veg as well as fresh bread.I needed to replace my air bed and the shop even has a camping supplies section.I could even have bought a new tent if i needed to.If i didn't want to cook there are take away facilities on site,a pizza stall which is very popular,a fish and chip stall and there is a hog roast every week and there was live entertainment that went with it the week i was there.I didn't have an electric hook up,i didn't really need mains electric apart from charging my phone and camera batteries,and the site do that for a small charge.The showers and toilets are fine,and kept very clean.The staff maintaining the site did very well and kept every clean and tidy.The site itself is very flat so i didn't have to sleep on a slope.The campsite is part of a live farm that has cows,goats,sheep,geese,peacocks,ducks and are very much part of the campsite experience.Location? 15 minutes gentle stroll via a woodland pathway to Corfe Castle,and right on the Swanage,Wareham road,but there is no traffic noise.Would i stay again? Yes i would....Read less.

"Excellent"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

17/08/2019

Would highly recommend been here twice now absolutely love it

"Great site"

Mrs H Reed - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

16/08/2019

As ever a fantastic holiday. You continue to operate at such a high level you make our time staying with you a pleasure so thank you.

"Our stay"

Mr D Bishop - Stayed with partner, Jul 2019

16/08/2019

We enjoyed the whole experience we had staying in our caravan and plan to come back next year.

"High standard campsite with the vibe of a farm"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

16/08/2019

Everything at Norden seemed to have been well-thought through to offer a high standard of camping facilities while losing none of the charm of a farm. The kids loved being able to visit the wide......Read more.

Everything at Norden seemed to have been well-thought through to offer a high standard of camping facilities while losing none of the charm of a farm. The kids loved being able to visit the wide variety of animals. Plus it was a decent-yet-doable walking distance to Corfe (rather than having to get back in the car). I love The Purbecks anyway and this place gives you a great base and starting point. Thank you so much for our stay....Read less.

Ann, replied to this review on the 16 August 2019

Hello There, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your lovely comments. We are......Read more.

Hello There, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your lovely comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards from the Campsite team...Read less.

"Good camping"

Riss K Michaut - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

16/08/2019

Nice place. But very windy

Ann, replied to this review on the 16 August 2019

Hello there, many thanks for taking the time to post a review. It is not windy here very often. It......Read more.

Hello there, many thanks for taking the time to post a review. It is not windy here very often. It is difficult to avoid the wind when the whole country is affected by a huge low pressure. Kind regards from the Campsite team...Read less.

"Lovely Campsite"

Mrs S Legge - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

15/08/2019

We stayed at Norden Farm Campsite in our tent. Good sized pitch with electric hook-up. Really good campsite, very friendly and relaxed. Well stocked farm shop with local produce and useful things.......Read more.

We stayed at Norden Farm Campsite in our tent. Good sized pitch with electric hook-up. Really good campsite, very friendly and relaxed. Well stocked farm shop with local produce and useful things. Small but good playground for the children and a ball field. On our first night we had a lovely surprise of on site entertainment, celtic band and hog roast. Bit of advice for the ladies, take your own hairdryer, there are sockets you can use in the shower block. Overall, will definitely go again....Read less.

"Our holiday"

Mr. E Odebrecht - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

15/08/2019

The showers were excellent. Shop had a great range of everything and priced reasonable. The on site food outlets (pizza, toasted cheese and burgers) were very good and handy. Swanage is a lovely......Read more.

The showers were excellent. Shop had a great range of everything and priced reasonable. The on site food outlets (pizza, toasted cheese and burgers) were very good and handy. Swanage is a lovely place to visit just down the road the grandchildren spent a lot of time in the sea. Monkey world & the tank museum well worth a visit. Plenty of restaurants serving good food nearby. Our favourite pub was the countryman inn at east kirkham good food good price and plenty....Read less.

"Caravan holiday"

Mr. J Boxall - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

15/08/2019

A lovely laid-back rural holiday

"Great place to stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

15/08/2019

This is a very well organised campsite which still has a relaxed feel about it (helped by the beautiful rural setting, and the fact that it is all grass pitches with no hard standings). All the......Read more.

This is a very well organised campsite which still has a relaxed feel about it (helped by the beautiful rural setting, and the fact that it is all grass pitches with no hard standings). All the facilities have been well thought out - for example, having separate entrances for toilets and showers, and cubicles with just basins in the shower block for teeth cleaning or a quick wash. The main draws for us were the location (access on foot to Corfe Castle and the Swanage Railway, plus easy to visit places like Kimmeridge and Durdle Door by car) and the animals: the farm cats, free-roaming peacocks, ducks and swans by the (fenced-off) pond, and cows and goats in their stalls helped to keep the kids engaged and meant they could run off and explore. The playground is mainly suitable for younger children. The visiting snack vans, while charging tourist prices as you would expect, are a good touch and handy for an occasional treat. Bad weather meant we weren't able to try out the wood-fired pizza or the acoustic music planned for the event field, but this also seemed to be well organised, placed well away from the camping fields and not going on late. Other reviewers have complained about the 11pm "quiet" rule but this was a definite attraction for us. The only - very minor - blot was the use of a leaf blower to tidy up the apparently spotless area around the shower block, which was a bit of a shame on a peaceful afternoon, but you can't blame the staff for doing their job in keeping the place neat and it didn't go on for long. Norden Farm have struck the right balance between having everything organised and allowing visitors space to enjoy themselves. We will definitely be visiting this lovely place again....Read less.

"What a gem"

Mr A Cavill - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

15/08/2019

Stumbled upon Norden while trawling the internet for campsites. What a great place! Fantastic facilities and a really great vibe about the place. The shop is fantastic as are the staff, very friendly......Read more.

Stumbled upon Norden while trawling the internet for campsites. What a great place! Fantastic facilities and a really great vibe about the place. The shop is fantastic as are the staff, very friendly and helpful. We have decided that this will be a regular spot for us in the future, look forward to returning....Read less.

"Family holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

15/08/2019

Holiday for four adults and two children in two tents (one a trailer tent). We were on the Top Field - no power and facilities a couple of hundred metres away. Site was well used but didn't feel......Read more.

Holiday for four adults and two children in two tents (one a trailer tent). We were on the Top Field - no power and facilities a couple of hundred metres away. Site was well used but didn't feel crowded. Not too much light glare at night. Site clean and tidy and great walks straight off site - e.g. To Corfe Castle over the ridge and woods and heath to the north - where there were many fallow deer. Shop was good; you could get what you needed right there. And pizzas two days a week and a catering van too. There were two event evenings with music - very nice. There were animals for children to be close to, and good but small play facilities. It would have helped if advice was given on arrival about winds and weather; the winds came down the valley direct from the west; we pitched side on to the wind and had to break camp early in wild weather as a result. Overall this is a well set up and well run site, definitely recommended....Read less.

Ann, replied to this review on the 16 August 2019

Hello There, We are grateful to you for spending time posting a review and for your positive......Read more.

Hello There, We are grateful to you for spending time posting a review and for your positive feedback. The weekend that you refer to – It was very difficult for staff to advise campers about the wind direction, as it was not constant. It was also coming over the hill some of the time, which is very rare. We try to do our best to advise campers wherever possible, but on that occasion it was not possible.

Kind regards from the Campsite team

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"Fantastic campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

Our third visit, cracking campsite in fantastic location. Will return next year. strongly recommend.

"Bruce Claire family & are friends"

Mr. B Weaver - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

14/08/2019

We love Norden farm we’ve been coming here for yrs & in the last three all our friends have joined us & loved it aswell.

"Regular campers"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

We returned to Norden Farm because we had enjoyed our previous stays. We know it's a working farm and that is part of its charm. It's also a family friendly place and welcomes groups as well as......Read more.

We returned to Norden Farm because we had enjoyed our previous stays. We know it's a working farm and that is part of its charm. It's also a family friendly place and welcomes groups as well as couples. However our stay this time was spoiled by excessive noise from screaming children first thing in the morning and loud music both late at night and early morning. If the campsite enforced quiet hours with the same rigor as their 5 mph speed limit it would have been a more pleasant stay....Read less.

"Great but"

Mrs D Welch - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

The campsite is lovely however I have never had to walk that distance for the toilets etc and they could do with a few more toilet blocks.

The showers and toilets were spotless and the showers were......Read more.

The campsite is lovely however I have never had to walk that distance for the toilets etc and they could do with a few more toilet blocks.

The showers and toilets were spotless and the showers were hot and powerful, best i have ever used.

The farm animals were delightful and the shop well stocked....Read less.

"Wonderful stay at norden farm 27/7-03/08"

Mrs K Jones - Stayed with family, Jul 2019

14/08/2019

We have just come back from an absolutely wonderful week’s stay at Norden Farm campsite in our campervan with two boys (aged 3 and 5). I cannot fault the site at all. We were allocated an electric......Read more.

We have just come back from an absolutely wonderful week’s stay at Norden Farm campsite in our campervan with two boys (aged 3 and 5). I cannot fault the site at all. We were allocated an electric hook up pitch on Donkey field, which was near to the main toilet facilities, which was perfect for us. The pitch was marked out fantastically with yellow posts and you pitched in the middle to ensure the 6m rule between tents / campervans was adhered to. There was lots of grass to play on between the pitches and the boys were able to play games whilst we could safely watch them from the van and awning. I have never known a campsite so quiet at night too – how totally brilliant. Our boys still go to bed reasonably early, so it was great that by 9pm most nights although some people were still sitting out the noise was kept to a minimum and we barely heard anything after 9:30pm most nights!! I was super impressed with the site maintenance as well – bins emptied very regularly and grass was cut after each pitch was vacated!!

The toilets were always clean, always had toilet roll and I can honestly say I never waited once to use a toilet or shower (which I wasn’t expecting in the school summer holidays!!). The showers although in the same building are separate from the toilets and there was a family bathroom, which had shower, change table, toilet, sink and bath (for use with children 3 and under), which we utilised on a couple of occasions as our youngest still loves his baths, so we showered the big one whilst the youngest was in the bath – perfect!! The washing up facilities were great and because we were so lucky with the sunny weather, we utilised the washing machine (which was £3 – you got tokens from the farm shop / reception) to wash and dry clothes before we got home!! The play area was next to the main toilet block and was great to burn off a bit of energy. The animals on the farm were great fun, we all especially liked our regular visits from the peacocks to the front of the awning!! We spotted pigs, chickens, goats, ducks, peacocks, cows and I’m sure a few more we missed!!

The farm shop was always well stocked and competitively prices and staff were always friendly and helpful.

The rest of the campsite was lovely too, the main field was bigger than donkey field but still very spacious pitches and there was another toilet block between main field and pond field. The pond was nice to walk around and there were a few goats between the two fields. The top field was a free for all with no EHU, but again still looked pretty spaced out and didn’t seem noisy, they had separated the field so it was groups one side and families the other. The farm had regular visits from takeaway vehicles the wood fired pizza was delicious – and so reasonable at £6 for a 9” pizza and only £1 extra for a gluten free base!! We loved the band tent just across from top field, we went two nights and saw a couple of live bands. The hay bales to sit on were cute and the visiting hog roast van a great (and very popular) idea!!! A lot of thought has been put into this area by the campsite and I can honestly saw it was lovely and being utilised by a lot of campers on the site.

The campsite is in a wonderful location, the scenery is just incredible. We walked to Corfe castle along the footpath from the campsite and through the woods, it took us around 30 minutes (at 3 year old pace) which was perfect. Corfe castle is National Trust and they had a medieval village on and there was a trail the kids to do too which was fab. We even managed a drink in the Greyhound pub beer garden whilst the kids had an ice cream!! We got on the bus to Swanage for the day, which was about 20-25 minutes, very cute little seaside town and we were lucky enough to be there for the carnival parade too. We also got on the steam train another day, we walked from the site to Norden station – there is a super wooden train play area there for kids – we went there multiple times (just to use the park!!)

We had day trips out to Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Shell bay beach and crabbing in Swanage all within 20 minutes or so of the campsite and we went to Weymouth for the day which was around 35-40 mins.

We totally loved our stay and wish we could have stayed longer. The campsite has the perfect combination of open space and feeling like you are in the middle of nowhere to being able to see so much of Dorset’s beauty right on your doorstep. The campsite has been carefully thought out and designed and works brilliantly. We will definitely be back. Thanks Norden Farm....Read less.

"lovely visit"

Dr C Edmonds - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

lovely visit

"A great stay at Norden Farm"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

It was a friendly, very well run campsite. The fact that its a working farm added to its charm. The facilities were modern and very clean and the farm shop sold almost everything. It only a short......Read more.

It was a friendly, very well run campsite. The fact that its a working farm added to its charm. The facilities were modern and very clean and the farm shop sold almost everything. It only a short walk to Corfe Castle and it's beautiful little village.

I would definately recommend Norden farm for a great family holiday...Read less.

"great place to stay"

Miss D Stapley - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

Me and my daughter have been staying at Norden campsite for 4years now, the facilities have improved every year. It is always clean and well kept, staff are friendly and helpful. The onsite shop is......Read more.

Me and my daughter have been staying at Norden campsite for 4years now, the facilities have improved every year. It is always clean and well kept, staff are friendly and helpful. The onsite shop is extremely well stocked and has been a god send when we've forgotten something or needed something urgently.

The only downside, was the paid wifi, which I had paid for but couldn't get a decent connection with for the week, but it's one of those things you take a gamble with depending on where you're pitched. Normally we don't have an issue.

All in all a great stay, apart from the weather! And we will be returning next year....Read less.

"Perfect family camp site"

Mr B Hobart - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

Stunningly beautiful location and great for young families. A well equipped shop and great facilities, the food vans are a very nice touch.

"Great but windy!"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

Had a lovely time here with friends. Our kids could zip around freely and safely on their bikes and the facilities were perfectly acceptable.

I thought the kids playground could be developed......Read more.

Had a lovely time here with friends. Our kids could zip around freely and safely on their bikes and the facilities were perfectly acceptable.

I thought the kids playground could be developed slightly .

The location, near Corfe, is great but unfortunately the top field where we were appeared to be in the bottom of a valley so the wind rattled down it quote ferociously- and that was before the 60mph gale force winds arrived. We decided it was probably prudent to decamp before these hit! Otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable site. :-)...Read less.

"Good value"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

14/08/2019

Friendly site with all the facilities one could hope for. We'll stocked farm shop, on-site catering vans and clean facilities.

"A lovely place to camp"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

13/08/2019

We had a wonderful week at Norden Farm. We booked late and got a place in the Top Field and even though we had one of the last available spaces, it never felt cramped. The site was very clean and......Read more.

We had a wonderful week at Norden Farm. We booked late and got a place in the Top Field and even though we had one of the last available spaces, it never felt cramped. The site was very clean and well organised and the shop is amazing. So much so we wished we hadn't brought so much with us. Staff were friendly and very helpful.

All that and Corfe Castle is virtually on your doorstep.

Couldn't ask for more from a site.

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"Nice campsite, but very busy at night"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2019

13/08/2019

As this campsite allows large groups, the first night we were there it was very noisy at night. The second night everyone was gone due to the bad weather, which made it a very pleasant stay. If you......Read more.

As this campsite allows large groups, the first night we were there it was very noisy at night. The second night everyone was gone due to the bad weather, which made it a very pleasant stay. If you come for rest and peace, I would recommend another campsite. But I think this is a wonderful campsite for children as there is lots to do....Read less.

"Awesome Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

13/08/2019

We had a lovely 3 night stay at Norden Farm and were really pleased to stumble on the band and hog roast on Thursday night followed up with pizza on Friday and cheese toasties on Saturday! Food and......Read more.

We had a lovely 3 night stay at Norden Farm and were really pleased to stumble on the band and hog roast on Thursday night followed up with pizza on Friday and cheese toasties on Saturday! Food and cooking will be so much easier when we return next year!

The on site shop is the best we have ever seen and the local area was brilliant, especially for National Trust members!

Facilities (especially the showers and bath tub for babies) were great and kept clean!

Thank you, we will be back x...Read less.

"Celtic tunes, Cows moos and a Camper van"

Mrs J Narewska - Stayed with family, Aug 2019

13/08/2019

We were staying here for a second time (first time back in 2012 when our daughter learned to ride her bike here!!). Then we were in a tent, and it was a bit blowy and we were subjected to a large......Read more.

We were staying here for a second time (first time back in 2012 when our daughter learned to ride her bike here!!). Then we were in a tent, and it was a bit blowy and we were subjected to a large party behind us who liked to party hard ..

This time, we'd heard there had been a few upgrades to the park and read lots of good reviews, so decided we'd return as it was the perfect location for our short break to take in our usual haunts (Durdle Door, Corfe, Studland, Swanage). We'd hired a camper van with drive away awning - but brought hubby's car to travel about in (extra storage for the snorkelling kit etc. too!)

We knew the site was full, so felt lucky to find a decent sized pitch right against the back fence of the Top Field (looked newly vacated) - we had amazing views up the valley, where the cows were grazing and the sun set over the trees.

Our first night there was a live Celtic band playing in the Events field which was a really nice touch and well attended. We had also had the wood fired pizza from the van on site earlier for dinner - very nice!

We bought breakfast from Sally every morning - lovely lady, very friendly - (look out for a brand new jar of pickled eggs)..

The toilets/showers were great - shower cubicles a really good size and water very hot - pressure ok. Didn't use the washing up facilities as had the van.

Recycling/bins set up very good and central -saw hardly any rubbish around the site.

The farm animals are wonderful - and we were lucky enough to have a calf born during our stay!

We were lucky with the weather - just had the rain on the last night and the start of the winds - were glad we were leaving before the worst of the winds arrived as even in a 'fresh breeze', you are quite exposed in the Top Field!

The shop has just about everything you can think of - the local sausages were lovely and the Jack Rabbit Merlot went down a treat on the last rainy evening over a game of Scrabble!

We look forward to coming again - keep up the good work!...Read less.