Birchwood Tourist Park is a perfect central base for exploring the Isle of Purbeck and Dorset countryside & coastline, where you will find lots of interesting places to visit and local events all year.
We are three miles drive from the Saxon walled market town of Wareham.
Wareham becomes the centre for "Wareham Wednesdays" in the summer, with events on every August Wednesday for locals and visitors, and other dates through the year such as Bonfire night, also helping raise money for local charities.
Local town street maps are available to download at the Visit Dorset Map Collection. Find Wareham town, the Purbeck area, Swanage, Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport, Lyme Regis and more.
We are ideally positioned in a central location of the Purbecks, close to many local attractions and events happening around Dorset & the Jurassic coast a short drive away.
To find out up to date information on What’s Happening in Dorset please visit the Visit Dorset website. This is the official tourism Website for Dorset with links and information to local family attractions, things to do, Dorset events at a glance, an itinerary planner, where to eat, downloadable town maps and special offers. Through this you can also access all the local Tourist Information Centres for further more localised information about Swanage, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Blandford, Wimborne, Christchurch, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Bridport and Lyme Regis.
The Discover Purbeck Information Centre is in Wareham town, in the Library, near the quay and has help for planning your stay with information about Lulworth, Swanage, Studland, Wareham, Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Langton and Worth Matravers, Wool and many other villages. It can help with Maps, Walking suggestions, Public Transport, Accessible Purbeck Guide, Books, Gifts and Cards. The opening times are listed on their website.
iCoast is a website for anyone who wishes to pursue a recreational activity on the Dorset Coast. It promotes and encourages sustainable use of the coast and inshore waters. There is information about where to find coastal activities on an interactive map of the Dorset Coast to help you plan your days and also has a phone app. It includes information about boat trips, coasteering and rock climbing, cycling, diving, fossil hunting and rock pooling, horse riding, snorkelling, waterskiing and many other activities or just beach guides and events.
River Frome at Wareham
Map of Dorset
Steam train at Swanage Station
View of Corfe Castle from Swanage Steam Train
Poole Quay and Harbour