Oak Mead Family Golf, 9 hole short course / pitch and putt and play area is immediately opposite Oakdown to the west – the meadow which has Beech Grove touring Grove and the Field Trail leading to the Donkey Sanctuary on its northern boundary and our Victorian Reed Bed and Bird Hide in the south west corner. Oak Mead has been planned from the very start as a family attraction and opened for all to enjoy in Summer 2003. The course is a 9 hole par 3 and 748 yards long.
All holes have a floral name (to complement all the trees that mark the groves on Oakdown). Try your skills on Honeysuckle Bank, First Foxglove, Daisy Chain or Marigold Dip – excitingly near the landscaped lake!
Trees have been planted, two wild flower areas sown and a dewpond is being developed. The seeds are sown, the mowers are a-moving and our lovely warm weather is helping to bring the course to perfection. The adjacent recreation area will be for families to enjoy games, picnics and old fashioned family fun.
Oak Mead Café and Shop
Take some time out from exploring The Jurassic Coast and our beautiful surrounding area to visit our Coffee Lodge.
Our Café and shop opens at 8.30am 7 days a week. The café is open until 5.30pm and the shop stays open until 6pm.
Breakfast is served from 8.30pm – 12pm.
Lunch is served 12pm – 3pm
Afternoon tea is served 3pm – 5.30pm
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Opened on May 1st 2006 by District Councillor Mike Green, the Coffee Lodge offers a warm welcome and somewhere to relax with a range of coffees, teas and cold drinks together with a tempting selection of cakes, pasties, toasted sandwiches, cold sandwiches and light snacks, and our guests favourite the Devonshire cream teas (in the summer season). Open daily from 8.30am – 6pm. The Coffee Shop is a pet and smoke free area.
Group offers available. Special discounts available for Staff, Birthday, Stag and Hen Parties.