Category Archives: Things to do in Dorset

Charmouth Coat of Arms

Things to do in Charmouth

Charmouth is an unspoilt seaside village at the mouth of the river Char with a fantastic beach which is world-renowned for its fossils. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite things to do in Charmouth and the surrounding area to help you enjoy your holiday in Charmouth.

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Spring flowers

Dorset in Spring

Spring is (in my opinion) one of the best times to visit the Dorset coast. All colours appear to be more vivid – as if the brightness is being turned up after a winter of dullness.

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Darftord Warbler Arne

Things to do in Wareham

Many bike and walking trails start or end at Wareham, so it’s a great starting point for an adventure in the Dorset countryside. Read on for our favourite things to do in Wareham.

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Navi King of Pop

Navi, King of Pop

Dorset Coastal Cottages enjoy an evening out to see Navi King of Pop bring a tribute to Michael Jackson to Weymouth Pavilion Dorset.

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Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 2017

A day at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

The following is an account by one of our team, Ali, of a family day out at Stock Gaylard’s annual Oak Fair. You can find details of the event here. This was our first visit to the annual Oak Fair at Stock Gaylard on the August bank holiday weekend. With over 200 stalls on the […]

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Swanage Rep

Swanage Rep Theatre Season

For the first time in 25 years, a company of professional actors will be resident at the Mowlem theatre in Swanage this August, bringing  Rep Theatre and a hint of the West End to the seaside

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The Signal Box on Swanage Railway

The Signal Box The damp and grey Wednesday morning drive towards Corfe Castle Station on Swanage Railway did nothing to dampen my excitement. I was lucky enough to be visiting The Signal Box, Corfe Castle Station. The signal box is only five years old with the opening being shown on BBC South West Today in 2012. Geoff Truscott, a volunteer […]

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Studland beach, Purbeck

A glorious week in Purbeck

We’ve just had a lovely comment and some photos in from a guest who’s been enjoying a week in Purbeck that we wanted to share…

“Just had the most glorious week in Dorset. The Weather was outstanding and the scenery just stunning. It was like being abroad – only better.”

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Purbeck Pirate

Purbeck Pirate Festival

The town of Swanage will be flying the Jolly Roger from 29th - 31st July for the first ever Purbeck Pirate Festival in aid of The Swanage Pier Trust

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Hell Stone

Dorset Ramblings

This week Julie Croley from our Customer Services team is sharing with you some of her Dorset ramblings.

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Running in Dorset

Running in Dorset is where you can enjoy the marvelous scenery and coastline - running pre-planned courses from a few K to many miles....

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Autumn in Dorset

Autumn in Dorset, the clocks have changed, the nights are drawing in and we are fast approaching winter...

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The Jurassic Coast Trust – AGM

The Jurassic Coast Trust, one of the local charities we support, held their AGM last week, presenting their achievements over the last year and discussing plans for the future. Here are some photos from the day.

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Summer Holiday Family Activities

Activities for the family can be costly, however, there are many things that can be enjoyed by the whole family which will not only be fun but educational and not break the bank! Here we are listing some of our favourite things to do when on holiday here in Dorset.....

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May Half Term – what’s on in Dorset

May is here the weather is warmer and Whitsun Bank Holiday and half-term holidays are upon us. Typically quieter than the summer months there are still many events and attractions available and we have selected a couple which can be enjoyed by all the family.

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Abbotsbury Swannery – Cygnets

The Cygnets (Baby Swans) are hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery now is the time to see these wonderful regal animals and their clutches of sweet little Cygnets.

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Easter Holiday Egg Trails and Hunts

Easter Holidays are almost here so what are you planning to do? There are many Easter Egg Hunts and Trails around Dorset and we have listed those which we have managed to "find"

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Snowdrops in Dorset

February Half-Term upon us and the Snowdrops coming into full bloom here are some little known facts and details about this amazing little flower - and where to see them in Dorset.

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2015 Holiday Dates and Events

Christmas and New Year festivities are over. So now it is time to choose your favourite destination – maybe fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast or even walking some of the 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast - World Heritage Site. As school and bank holidays are always popular so now is the time to book your trips away for the coming year…

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Dorset Coastal Walks – #7 Corfe Common History Walk

This gentle short walk explores Corfe Common, a sandstone ridge south of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Look out for signs of the human activity that shaped this interesting archaeological landscape over thousands of years, and enjoy the wide range of wildlife which now makes its home here.

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Winter Break in Dorset

Return to Dorset in the winter - there is so much that you have missed during the summer and it will be much quieter too!

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Black Bream caught by Matt Toms the skipper of Dawn Mist 2

Really fresh fish

From Sea to Plate in hours - simple catch and cook your supper. Take a  charter trip where the novice or experienced angler can catch the freshest fish that you will ever eat.......

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Fossil Hunting in Charmouth

Fossil walking in the footsteps of Mary Anning - Dorset's, if not the world's, best known fossil hunter. Why not try out Jurassic Fossil discovery find and take home your own piece of history......

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Puddletown Forest and Thorncombe Woods

On the edge of Dorchester, Thorncombe Woods and Puddletown Forest are perfect for outdoor pursuits while Hardy's Cottage, birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, will satisfy cultural buffs.

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The Fleet

A World Heritage site, The Fleet is Britain’s biggest and best brackish lagoon and a very beautiful and tranquil place.

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Dorset Coast For Kids

With school holidays upon us (and one or two parents in the office searching for ideas!) we thought we'd share with you our top activities for kids.

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