absolutely brilliant , big pitches , fire pits for hire , ameneties clean and tidy and dot is lovely , will defo visit again
Jul 2022 very good , highly recommend
A lovely stay at small friendly and comfortable campsite. Highly recommended.
Excellent small and incredibly friendly campsite in quiet location far from everywhere…well the fine village of Fordinbridge is not too far away. Very clean and providing plenty of room that keeps your neighbours close but not too close. We’ll done and thank you Dot and family.
Great camping experience!
Great campsite! Family and dog friendly. The owners were amazing, so friendly and attentive. Facilities were kept clean over the busy 4 day holiday weekend. Fresh coffee and pastries on sale every morning, such a treat! Lots to explore in the area. Looking forward to coming back soon!
We stayed last weekend and had a wonderful 3 nights. Beautiful, quiet campsite.
Dot and family were really welcoming and hospitable. It was great to be able to have a campfire. The facilities are clean and well looked after. Highly recommended for a weekend away.
Amazing campsite and Dot is a wonderful host. Would go again
Kaye Stanford – August 2021
We stayed there over the weekend with our 2 boys aged 4 & 2. They absolutely loved it there. It was such a safe campsite, they made friends & played in the field until dark. They loved the pigs & goat that are there too.
All pitches have plenty of space around them, so you haven’t got the feeling of being too close to anyone. Dots Campsite was a delight after being on many campsites where they cram as many tents & vans in as possible.
Dot & her family were very helpful & always around if you needed anything.
The showers & toilets were basic but spotless, so was the washing up area which included a freezer to refreeze ice packs. There was also an option to order afternoon teas or other snacks.
We stayed because we were looking for somewhere close to Paultons Park, it was only about half hour away so it was ideal. I’d definitely return in the future
Leah Powell – August 2021
Thank you so much for such a great weekend at your campsite!
Thank you so much for such a great weekend at your campsite!
We loved the whole weekend even though it rained for part of it. The campsite is one of the best we have stayed at. Such a welcoming and lovely place, great facilities, pitches are well spread out and the kids loved the pigs and goat.
Thank you and we will be back again. X – Tina Wilson – August 2021
Thank you for a lovely stay this weekend
We had a great time taking Felix our 5 year old for his first time camping. We might have to work on his sleep and keeping the noise down when everyone else is still sleeping though! He thoroughly enjoyed toasting marshmallows on the fire. I’m sure it will be an experience he won’t forget anytime soon. Your facilities were outstanding, we were so impressed with the cleanliness of the place and we really enjoyed being a bit further away from the main groups.
Thank you again for a wonderful stay,
Phoebe and Chris Lindley – August 2021
Wow! What a stunning beautiful and wild campsite.
Wow! What a stunning beautiful and wild campsite.You couldn’t ask for more. The owners are so helpful and the wild meadow style makes it feel private on your own pitch. Loved Bobble the pig and the goat too.
Can’t wait to go back – June 2021
Thank you Dot
What an absolutely stunning location near the river and the campsite itself is beautiful. Love the wild meadow feel and the animals too. You were the best hosts, always helpful and we have made many many lovely memories this weekend so thank you for that.
Can’t wait to come back. Emma Lewis – June 2021
my first experience of camping and it was amazing .
Dot is a wonderful hostess and the site facilities were brilliant and spotlessly clean Lovely place to relax and recharge the batteries .We will definitely be back thankyou for a wonderful weekend – james & elizabeth – June 2021
Just returned from A fantastic weekend at Dots camping.
An absolutely beautiful site in a wonderful location. Dot and family work very hard to ensure you have a great time. Covid safety measures are great and Dot is regularly found cleaning everything down to the hand sanitiser points.
The showers are some of the cleanest camping showers I have ever come across and lovely and warm. Highly recommend this site and will certainly being trying to get space here to return. Amanda McDowell – June 2021
Best Campsite ever!
Dot’s site was in an abolutely beautiful location very close to 2 local pub restaurants which were also lovely. The campsite was extremely well maintained, with clear markings and very tidy. Social distancing measures we excellent with plenty of sanitizer and other things in place that made it seem very safe. There were brilliant shower and toilet facilities so clean they looked as nice as at home. The communal washing up area was also very cute with a fridge freezer which normally would be available for use but due to covid only freezer packs were allowed. It is also only a 15 minute drive to Go Ape, and even closer to local shops and brilliant areas of the new forest to walk and explore. On arrival a campfire was set up for us even as we arrived late at 7.30pm Dot came to greet us and during our stay was a lovely and friendly host. The site was very quiet and had a wonderful sleep. There is not one single thing I could give less than 5 stars to during our whole stay and I will never stay anywhere else in the new forest if Dot’s site has spaces. The price is also extremely reasonable for the amenities and service. Thank you for our best camping weekend ever! Oct 5, 2020 by Hazel Dixon
One of the very best…
Really lovely campsite. Great location, very well maintained and very clean and Dot and family were excellent hosts. One of the nicest sites we have ever stayed at. Plenty of space between pitches. Minutes from the beautiful River Avon and a short drive/cycle (and longer walk) into some of the loveliest bits of the New Forest. Highly recommend. Sep 28, 2020 by Tom Bremner
What a little gem
From the moment we arrived we knew that Dot’s Camping was special. Greeted by the lovely Dot herself we could choose from one of the beautiful manicured pitches punctuated with wild grass, flowers to encourage the local wildlife. Field views with the inquisitive cows as our neighbours. Facilities were top notch, again a sense of being at one with nature. Touches such as the local pub menus and cream tea deliveries just added the attention to detail. Fire pits and wood delivered to your pitch, amazing food sampled at the local pub just a 10 minute walk away, star gazing galore, what more could you ask for. Bubble and Squeak were also a delight to chat to in the morning! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, see you very soon. Sep 22, 2020 by Heidi Rhodes
Great weekend at a fantastic campsite
We had a great late-season weekend camping at Dots. As many have said, the site is spotlessly clean and the facilities are excellent – the gas powered showers were nice and hot. My kids had a lovely holiday, there is a nice open space in the centre of the site and they could play with the new friends they made in easy view of adults. Dot was friendly and helpful as always; including saving my tent from flying away in high wind whilst I was out and about! We’ll be back next year. Sep 21, 2020 by Andy Butler
We had a lovely weekend at Dots and hope to return. Our children had the best fun and made some lovely friends. Campsite is peaceful, spotlessly clean, everything you need is on hand. Dot was always visible if you needed anything and was a great host. Loved the on-site pigs and goat / beautiful surroundings and very tranquil – we were sad to go home! The area is just lovely with good pubs, walks, beach and lovely farm shops close by – what more could you want! Thanks so much Dot – pls have us back soon! Sep 20, 2020 by Shirl
We stayed at Dots camping for two nights, the pitches were very spacious and we felt like we had our own little area to set up in. The facilities were great, a washing up area (with freezer and sink) and the showers were nice and hot! You enter the camp site through a clearing in the hedge which makes you feel you are escaping the world! A great setting and a very welcoming Dot! Sep 16, 2020 by Chris Smalley
A stunning little site
Booked to stay for 2 nights over the weekend but ended up arranging to stay an extra 2 nights as it was just perfect! Facilities are spotless and regularly cleaned/sanitised. Showers with plentiful hot water and very spacious pitches. Lots of beautiful walks incorporating woodland, fields and rivers (with great swimming for humans and canines alike!) And to top it all off, 2 nice pubs within easy walking distance, both serving lovely food! What’s not to like?!!Sep 15, 2020 by Jason & Claire
A Hidden Gem
A wonderful little campsite, where nothing was was left to chance, great for families and couples. lots of space between each plot, everything you need is here and is spotlessly clean. Added bonus was being able to have a campfire in the evening, especially as the nights where getting chillier. If you dont have your own you can hire them and buy wood from Dot. We had our dog with us who was made very welcome. We enjoyed lots of lovely walks in the beautiful surronding countryside, finished off with a ice cold beer in one of the two pubs that are both in walking distance from the site. I think what makes this places extra special is the owner Dot, who was always on hand and nothing was ever to much trouble for her, and she clearly loved seeing everybody happy and having a good time We definitely will returning in the futureSep 14, 2020 by Shelly Pender
We keep coming back!
This was our 4th visit to Dots in 3 years which says a lot! We were a bit apprehensive after the events since March but we need not have worried. The facilities were spotless, thank you for your efforts to keep them that way. Lots of room in between pitches & plenty of space for a communal area for our 4 families. A big positive of this site is being allowed a camp fire, a lot of other places ban them nowadays. We have young children, the site is peaceful & safe for them to run around. We went to Hengitsbury Head, lovely beach & walk about 30 mins drive from Fordingbridge. See you next year! Sep 5, 2020 by Claire
A glorious antidote to a funny old year
Dot’s Camping was a fabulous place to spend August Bank Hol with a group of friends. True to her word, Dot kept the facililties spotless – popping in at the crack of dawn to spruce up the loos before the campers woke! The play area is perfect for a rounders game and all the children on the site joined in as the sun set on Sunday evening. My personal highlight was a dip in the river that is a stone’s throw from the corner of the site. Just wonderful. We’re already planning our return visit! Sep 2, 2020 by Nikki Clift
Beautiful site & family friendly
We just got back from a weekend at Dot’s, and our first family camping trip. Any initial worries I had about camping with a toddler vanished as soon as we arrived. The pitches were nicely spaced out, the facilities close-by and super clean, and the whole site really pretty and well maintained. We camped with a couple of other families with kids the same age, and the layout of the site meant they could all run around and enjoy the freedom while we could easily keep our eyes on them. The little ones especially loved having the pigs and goats as our next door neighbours, and the adults loved the warm powerful showers and fire pit facilities 😉 Overall, would highly recommend and we will be returning next year for sure.Aug 25, 2020 by Kirsten
genuinely fantastic experience
Dot’s Camping is where I will recommend everyone to go camping in the New Forest. Easy local walks with fab views and nearby pub grub can only come second place to hiring one of Dot’s fire pits. Spending the evening with our friends placing the next log on the fire at Dots made our summer!Aug 24, 2020 by Laurence
A magical campsite oozing with charm & character
From the moment we arrived at Dot’s we knew we had found a special campsite. Dot’s is a tranquil haven, blessed with beautiful surroundings. The campsite is very well organised and very spread out. The vibe is chilled where family and friends can feel relaxed and enjoy the wealth of beauty around them. Dot and her husband were super friendly and helpful through out our stay. The fire pits which you can hire are set up for you and really add to the cozy nights on the campsite. We will be back again 100%Aug 19, 2020 by Harvey
We had a wonderful few days!
The pitches are great, very spread out and spacious, and the facilities are super clean! Dot was great, very accommodating about arrival and leaving time. It was a nice added bonus to our evenings that we were able to have a fire pit!Aug 17, 2020 by Marloes Wanrooij
Gorgeous site and wonderful facilities
A few of us booked for a weekend away, Dot was very friendly, relaxed and helpful. The facilities were amazing, clean and proper toilet and a fab shower We’ll be sure to visit againAug 17, 2020 by Ian K
First time family campers
Fantastic campsite with all the facilities you need. Super clean. Aug 5, 2020 by Emma Berresford