FAQs

When are you open?

Our luxury forest lodges are open all year round, apart from the very beginning of January. The campsite usually opens just before Easter until the end of September, dependent on the weather and ground conditions.

Is the site suitable for children?

Yes we are a very family orientated site and children love it here. The campsite has a small children’s playground, a very popular stream and a woodland to play in.

Do you have electric hook-up?

Yes, we have 10 electricity points on site. They are situated in the main campsite and are bookable via the website. The cost is £5 per night.

What time can I arrive/leave and where do I check in?

Campsite: Burnbake time is midday to midday. Please arrive before 9pm at the latest to minimise disturbance to your neighbours and check in at either the Reception. If Reception is closed when you arrive, please come and check in first thing in the morning.

Lodges: Please come and check in from 5pm. Your check out time is 10am.

What can I come camping in?

We accept all types of tents, trailer tents, camper vans and motorhomes up to 7m. Due to the single track access road and council regulations we CANNOT ACCEPT CARAVANS.

Are dogs allowed?

Campsite: Yes dogs are allowed on site, but must be on a lead at all times. There is a large forest next to the campsite where you can exercise/walk dogs. We do not charge for dogs on the campsite. Please make sure you clear up any mess left by your dogs.

Lodges: We have a number of dog-friendly luxury lodges, for you and your canine companion to relax in style. Please ensure you are booking a dog-friendly lodge if you are planning to bring your pooch with you.

Are camp fires allowed?

NO GROUND FIRES AT ALL under any circumstances. We do allow wood fires but only in a container raised off the ground – this may be revoked in exceptional weather/grounds conditions. Fire pits can be hired from the Burnbake Shop.

Are barbeques allowed?

Campsite: Yes, including disposable ones, as long as they are in a metal container and raised above the ground as we are in a high fire risk area.

Lodges: Yes, you will find a barbeque stand on your patio area, where you can rest a disposable barbeque.

Can I cycle places from the site safely?

Yes, there is excellent cycling all around the campsite, including Studland Beach and village which is a leisurely 25 minute cycle ride away, as is the stunning Corfe Castle.

Does the site get noisy?

We are a very family orientated campsite and ask for quiet at 10.30pm. We are aware that some people may wish to stay up chatting after this time and that is absolutely fine as long, as they are respectful of their camping neighbours.

Tents are not at all sound proof and noise travels across the site easily. Staff live on site and do stroll around the Main Campsite and Open Field checking that this rule is adhered to. That being said, we expect individuals to know how to behave and to do so correctly.

Anyone displaying behaviours deemed to be anti-social by the Burnbake team may be asked to leave without refund.

What facilities do you have?

We have a shop open morning and evening, which stocks camping equipment, gas, groceries, fresh bread and milk, barbecues and charcoal, toys, cold drinks, chocolate and sweets, ice and ice cream. You can also hire picnic tables, fire pits and freezer blocks at the shop.

There are two toilet/shower blocks, a baby changing room, washing-up sinks and a laundry room fitted with a washing machine that takes 3 x £1 coins and a tumble dryer that takes 50p coins.

There is chemical disposal point behind the shop for camp toilets, and seven drinking water points spread across the site.

A children’s play area is situated next to the Main Campsite.

Leaving the Campsite

Please vacate your pitch by midday on your day of departure