Bloomfield Camping

UK England South West England Dorset Blandford Forum

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
True organic, family glamping in the heart of the Dorset countryside

A seven-acre site full of ever-blossoming wild flowers and lily-lined ponds, Bloomfield Camping is the stunning result of ongoing dedication, love and passion by its genial owners, Jo and Stuart. Hidden at the end of a single-track lane, the site is home to just five yurts, each secluded by budding young fruit trees. As they begin to reveal their hidden bounty, each morning dawns with the picking of fresh, dewy pears to enjoy over breakfast at your own canopy-covered picnic table – utterly idyllic.

It's perhaps the sheer space that is the most striking thing about Green Tourism-approved Bloomfield (Gold award, since you asked). With a maximum of just five families staying at any one time, this is a completely different experience to the more high-density campsites that are common throughout Dorset. With this comes a sense of quietness and calm that helps to characterise this place as a secret haven, hidden-away from the rest of the world.

Pitched atop timber decking, each six metre yurt sleeps four, with a beautiful, king-size oak bed and two chairs which convert in single futon beds. The yurts are comfortable, with sturdy oak-framed beds, bedside cabinets, rugs and lanterns; bunting and peacock feathers add a splash of style to the interiors. These homely abodes are clearly well-loved, maintained, and spacious, with ample storage room to tuck away those wellies after a day of rambling in the fields, as you dry off beside the roaring fire pit.

Each comes with a kitchenette equipped with everything you could possibly need, from crockery and cutlery to a gas oven and a cool box refilled with newly chilled ice packs every day. It would be a shame for those icepacks to go to waste, so do make sure the cool box is well stocked with plenty of local cider, perries and Dorset wines.

The other facilities are pretty comprehensive too; a compost toilet is tucked away in the bushes on the far side of the site and, for those of you who simply can’t be without hot showers and a hairdryer, there is also a brand new, completely solar-powered shower block, just on the other side of the field (complete with two flushing loos, basins and showers and a phone and i-Pod charging station for each yurt).

If you wander off to explore amongst the flowers and trees, you’ll stumble upon some exciting finds. Beside the ponds, under a dense canopy of willow branches, a collection of hammocks tempt with the promise of an afternoon nap; children will no doubt be more interested in the rope swings that have been hung from the trees. Wander on a bit more and you may see Dave, the campsite’s resident peacock, strutting his stuff among the long grass.

Beyond the site’s gate, you will find tranquil walking paths, beside which wild berries and mushrooms grow in abundance. A climb to the top of the Iron Age hill fort that sits just behind Bloomfield offers the perfect location to enjoy a forager’s picnic whilst looking down upon this special spot.



Bloomfield has five 6 metre yurts and a safari tent on site. Each sleeps 2 adults and 2 children however there is an option to add a third child. All 5 yurts have woodburners. Each pitch is a very generous size. Along with the yurt there is a fully equipped kitchen unit and fire pit on each yurt pitch. The safari tent is slightly different as the kitchen is included within the structure of the safari tent. The safari tent has 3 separate rooms, 2 bedrooms and a lounge/kitchen area. All 3 rooms are very spacious. One bedroom contains a king size bed, the second bedroom contains bunkbeds and pleanty of room for a third child if required. The lounge has seating that surrounds a woodburner and the kitchen has a gas hob and a sink with running cold water. Like the yurts all bedding and kitchen equipment is supplied. The safari tent pitch is very spacious and includes a fire pit for barbecuing or campfires. The safari tent is on a raised deck that has a covered outdoor seating and eating area.

On site we have a childrens play area, a nature hut and bird hide. We also have a small honesty shop. There are a number of ponds on site which are home to a number of fish. Fishing is allowed on site. We are also dog friendly.

Bloomfield is a natural, rustic sight which is bursting with wildlife both on land and in the water. Peacocks often roam the sight.

Suitable For

Bloomfield is suitable for glampers of all ages. Dogs are welcome and groups are also welcome.


The Iron Age hill fort of Hambledon Hill is directly accessible from the site, while the ancient settlement of Badbury Rings is just 20 minutes away.  Explore the area either by foot or on a bike via the North Dorset Trailway (accessible just a mile from the site). Bloomfield is an ideal base to visit many fun and interesting places from family attractions like Monkey World and Longleat to beautiful locations including Corfe Castle and the historic town of Sherborne with it's fascinating Abbey and castles. For the more adventurous of glampers there is Dorset Water Parks, Gorecombe Extreme Sports, Splashdown and many, many more places to get the adreneline pumping. Also, not forgetting the breathtaking beaches that are plentiful along the Dorset coast and the fabulous Jurrassic Coast which offers stunning walks, scenery and the opportunity to do some real fossil hunting!!!

Food & Drink

Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop sell local organic produce for you to take away and cook in your onsite kitchen. They also run an organic café providing hearty Dorset meals and a fine selection of local brews. Child Okeford boasts 2 lovely pubs that are just a short stroll from the site – The Saxon Inn and The Bakers Arms .  A mobile fish and chip van stops in the village centre every Thursday. Orders can be phoned through in advance.



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The Owner Says

Bloomfield offers fabulous glamping in the beautiful Dorset countryside. With just five gorgeous yurts and a safari tent dotted across seven sprawling acres, peace, quiet and that all important space to relax in is guaranteed.

Bloomfield is a natural site that is run completely off grid. It is surrounded by nature and wildlife and as soon as you arrive you will straight away be drawn into the tranquil and relaxing atmosphere we have here.

Each yurt and the safari tent are extremely spacious. Each yurt has a king size bed and 2 single futons and the safari tent has a king size bed and bunkbeds. Each unit also has a woodburner.

Each pitch is vast and fairly private. The yurt pitches come complete with their own kitchen unit, canopy with table and chairs and a firepit with grate for campfire cooking. The kitchens are equipped with gas cooker with hob, grill and oven. All crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, washing up equipment, tea towels, cups and glasses are provided. A large coolbox is provided for each kitchen and ice blocks are exchanged daily. The safari tent has 3 separate rooms, 2 bedrooms and a lounge/kitchen area.

The facilities block consists of 2 x flushing toilets, 2 x showers and 2 x wash hand basins. There is also a washing up sink. Hair dryer and straighteners for use free-of-charge. There is also an additional waterless/compost toilet on site. Mobile phones/tablets charging available for each yurt.

We have a number of ponds on site. We also have a small childrens play area with a football pitch, swingball, trampoline and climbing tyres. Nature and wildlife is very important to us at Bloomfield. We have ducks and peacocks that roam the site and if you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of a deer running through. There is a bug barn, bee hotel and hedgehog house on site not to mention our nature hut and bird hide.

There is a small honesty shop that sells local produce, ice creams, drinks and gifts. Also in the shop is a cupboard of 'Borrows'. These are items that can be borrowed during your stay including books and board games.

Bloomfield is set at the foot of the impressive Hambledon Hill....views from the top are outstanding! We are also surrounded by the most fabulous walks and cycle routes.

A holiday at Bloomfield is ideal for everyone and we guarantee you will leave feeling relaxed and really does have to be seen to be believed.

Social Distancing Measures

Self check in and check out.

After using the facilities all handles and surfaces that have been touched must be cleaned.

Young children must be accompanied to the toilets by an adult to ensure handles etc are cleaned after use.

All beds must be striped and sheets placed in a black bag provided before you check out.

All rubbish must be removed from kitchens and disposed of in the commercial bins provided before you check out.


Five large, timber-decked six-metre Yurts (each comfortably sleeping up to four people).

Poplar Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
A large, timber-decked six-metre Yurt, comfortably sleeping four and fully-equipped with everything you'll need. Poplar has a slightly more open feel whilst remaining fairly private. Great for families. Poplar is the yurt that is nearest the facilities.

Beech Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
A large, timber-decked six-metre Yurt, comfortably sleeping four and fully-equipped with everything you'll need.

Willow Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
A large, timber-decked six-metre Yurt, comfortably sleeping four and fully-equipped with everything you'll need. Willow has a lovely view of Hambledon Hill.

Oak Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
A large, timber-decked six-metre Yurt, comfortably sleeping four and fully-equipped with everything you'll need. Oak is a very private yurt in the corner of the site.

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Getting There

From the A350, take the exit to Child Okeford. From the village centre, with the shop and the Bakers Arms pub on your left hand side proceed ahead, taking the right hand turn after the war memorial on your right hand side. Follow this road for approximately half a mile passing the Doctors Surgery and Oasis Plant Centre on your left hand side. Carry on for another 400 metres or so and there is a left hand turn into Common Drove. The best indicator of this is a white house opposite on the right hand side, next to the road. Drive 300 yards down Common Drove and we are situated at the bottom of the lane on the right hand side.

Nearest train station is Gillingham, 10 miles away. Infrequent bus service.


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