Verwood also hosts three large family events: Verwood Carnival traditionally takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, the Rustic Fayre on August Bank Holiday Monday, and Flameburst on the last Saturday in October.

Verwood, New Forest has the following facilities on or around the site.

Verwood Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Sutton Hill, Woodlands, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 8NQ

Wimborne pyramid area:14 first schools, 1 primary school, 4 middle schools, 1 secondary school, 1 special school.The secondary school is Queen Elizabeth's School (1,452 pupils-2012).

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% Benefit Population(% of total settlement population)

Dorset County Council, Key Ltd, Morrisons, Quality Assured Plastics, Wessex Garage Doors Ltd.

Verwood Leisure Centre provides a wide range of sport, health and fitness facilities to suit all ages, and Potterne Park provides the community with 12 acres (4.9 ha) of sporting provision including rugby, football, tennis, netball, cricket and a skate park. There is also a bowls club (green bowls)

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Just a sixteen mile drive from the campsite delivers you to the sandy beaches of the Bournemouth and Poole area.

Total number of people working in the town: 4,300Number of firms (excluding the self employed): 540 (2009)

East Dorset CouncilFurzehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4HN01202 886201Verwood Town Council contact details

Between 1994-2013, 3.75 hectares of employment land has been developed in Verwood. The total area of land with permission or allocated in local plans is 0.0 hectares.

The town has two shopping areas: in the town centre, and a superstore at Pennine Way.

Today the town has a population of over 14,000, and the Verwood Town Plan is currently[when?] being constructed in an attempt to provide residents with new facilities, such as a swimming pool and an upper school.

 Source: Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census

There has been a parish or Town Council in verwood since 1894 when it had a population of 1,190.  By 1931, the population had grown to 1,605 and by 2010, it was over 14,000.

A full ACORN profile of the town has been produced with maps of the 4 wards. View the Verwood ACORN Profile (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window).

Plans to open an upper school in Verwood were discussed as part of the 2010 Verwood Town Plan.

ACORN is a geodemographic segmentation of the UK's population which segments small neighbourhoods, postcodes, or consumer households into 5 categories, 17 groups and 56 types.The 5 higher level categories "wealthy achievers", "urban prosperity", "comfortably off", "moderate means" and "hard pressed" are shown above.

The industry was not confined to a local sales base. Hawkers, or "higglers", took the wares for sale over a wide area of southern England. They were also exported abroad, especially to Newfoundland which had a thriving trade with the nearby port of Poole. Examples of Verwood pots can be seen at the Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre.

The East Dorset pottery industry, known collectively as Verwood Pottery, thrived from early times on the clay soils of the neighbourhood which had ample firing material close at hand. The major production was of domestic earthenware although finer and more unusual pieces have been found from earlier times. In the latter days ornamental and novelty items were produced.

A country market which is open from 10:00 to 11:30 is held each Friday in the Memorial Hall. The market sells locally produced seasonal vegetables and fruit, plants and cut flowers, homemade cakes and jams and craft items.

You won’t be short of things to do from this campsite. If you’re planning to explore the New Forest, head to Lyndhurst and the New Forest Centre and Museum. Two miles from here is the New Forest Reptile Centre where you could see all of Britain’s reptiles in one place. The forest more than caters for walkers and cyclists with miles of way-marked tracks.

Viewpoint Magazine has been established for over thirty-five years and has its roots in Verwood. In April 2011 the magazine expanded into West Moors, Ashley Heath and St Ives. It has over 35,000 readers.

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The campsite, bordered by trees offers a mix of hardstanding and grass pitches. Its newly refurbished facilities include a family shower room and, a well-equipped washing up and laundry area. For younger campers there is a play area and a games room with snooker table and board games. Dogs and their owners will enjoy the wooded dog walk.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Palace House and Abbey, Bucklers Hard and the spectacular Exbury Gardens are popular days out from the site. Families will particularly enjoy Splashdown Water Park, Paultons Family Theme Park and the Moors Valley Country Park (including Go Ape!).

Verwood once had its own railway station, served by the Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway. This was closed in 1964. The nearest stations to the town are: Christchurch 11.9 miles, Hinton Admiral 13.3 miles and Bournemouth 13.6 miles.

Verwood is recorded as "Fairwod" (1329) and as "Fayrwod" (1436); this name has the meaning "fair wood" and the modern form shows the change of initial "f" to "v" characteristic of many Southwestern English dialects.[3]

Grass only pitch for larger tents

Our friends from Champtoceaux et Ore-d'Anjou visited Verwood from Thursday the 7th of May to Sunday the 8th May 2016. The photograph shows our French Guests with their hosts just prior to departure from the HUB car park on the Sunday. 

Note: Figures allow for losses from re-development etc. Method revised 2009

Council Offices Vicarage Road   Verwood Dorset BH31 6DR

For Further information & tickets visit the website at The Fireworks display for Juniors is at 07:00 p.m. with the Main fireworks display occuring at 08:45 p.m. Tikets 4 (under 3's free)

Forest FM is a community radio station, broadcast from Verwood for listeners based in Dorset. It hosts Europe's longest-running Beatles themed radio show ('BeatlesandBeyond') on its regular schedules.

Source: Business Register and Employment Survey, 2012 ONS

The town effectively sits on the cross-roads of the B3081 and the B3072; connected to the A31 and A338 to the south-east via the B3081 and south to A31 at Ferndown via the B3072.

Latest population figure (2012 Mid Year Estimates) for the town (Verwood Parish) is 14,985