Tag posts: Dorset activities

Bunny Corfe Castle

Easter activities in Dorset

Our guide to egg hunts, trails and other Easter activities in Dorset. Get out and about in the fresh air and beautiful countryside and enjoy an eventful Easter holiday in Dorset.

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Sally’s Fish Camp

A Year of Dorset Food Festivals

There are many food festivals in Dorset, so we thought we'd put together the years program of events. This will, hopefully make it easier for you to plan your visits down to Dorset.

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Henley Hillbillies

Henley Hillbillies

Quad biking and clay pigeon shooting in Dorset with Henley Hillbillies is a great way for the family to to spend a morning while on holiday

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The Dorset County Show

What’s on in September

The warm, long summer months are all but over and autumn is just around the corner. However, September in Dorset still offers shows and events for all the family to enjoy at this time of year.

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Corfe Castle

10 things to do in Corfe Castle

Corfe village and castle are, unsurprisingly, extremely popular. The village has a wide selection of shops and eateries plus a station for the Swanage Steam Railway. There are great walks across Corfe Common or up onto the Purbeck Hills.

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Sculpture by the lakes

Sculpture By The Lakes

As a birthday treat for my in-laws visited Sculpture By The Lakes, a haven of peace and tranquillity nestled in the Dorset countryside. They had received a voucher for entry which included the use of the private island within the grounds!

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Lulworth Cove

10 Things to do at Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove is a small village with many traditional cottages. A very large car park serves the bustling lane which leads down to the oyster shaped cove and is lined with shops and restaurants. The cove itself is largely shingle with a few patches of sand. The swimming is very protected, so a great spot for young children.

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West Bay Watch House

10 Things to do in West Bay

The charming harbour of West Bay (recently made famous by the TV series Broadchurch) sits a mile and a half south of Bridport, between Eype and Burton Bradstock. With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap, it is the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

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Worth Matravers Tea Rooms

10 things to do in Swanage

Swanage is a small seaside town marking the eastern end of the world famous Jurassic Coast and is very popular for its sandy beaches and coastal walks.

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Dog friendly West Bay Canoes

A Trip up the River Brit

Paddling up the River Brit with West Bay Canoes is one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours with friends, family or your dog on a sunny summers day.

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Dorset Mud Trail

A family day at Dorset Mud Trail

“THIS IS THE BEST DAY IN MY LIFE EVER”

My five year old son declared standing by a stream surrounded by woodland on a glorious Sunday in May looking up at Corfe Castle.

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Running in Dorset

Running in Dorset enables you to enjoy our marvellous scenery and coastline – running pre-planned courses from a few k to many miles…

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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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Sutton Poyntz Open Gardens – June 27/28

Sutton Poyntz is a picture -postcard village near Weymouth. With its unique beauty and hidden treasures of old houses and cottages plus a duck pond opposite the pub, it is surely a place to visit. Sutton Poyntz Open Gardens - June 27-28

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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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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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Summer Holiday Fun with the Lulworth Rangers

This summer the Lulworth Rangers programme of summer events will have you really wanting to get out and discover the delightful natural environment of Lulworth. There's Rock Pool School, Stone Carving, Photography Workshops, Guided Walks, Bat Nights and more!

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Seafood Festival Weymouth

Dorset Seafood Festival

Come along to Weymouth this weekend & enjoy the 7th annual Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, recently placed fourth in the UK’s top ten food festivals by the Independent newspaper and awarded gold as the best event in the 2013 Dorset Tourism Awards.

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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 Lagoon

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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Easter Fun on The Dorset Coast

There's no excuse to be bored this Easter with lots of special events taking place across the county, and the beaches and countryside are still as glorious as ever!

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February Festival Fever

Inspired by the first ever Purbeck Literary Festival kicking off this week, we decided to check out what else is coming up on Dorset's Cultural Calender and discovered a host of world class events...

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Dorset Coastal Walk #2 – Maiden Castle

One of the most spectacular hill forts in Southern England, Maiden Castle is a breath-taking trip back in time. Great for walking, running, dog walking, picnicking, kite flying or just soaking up a piece of history. Best of all it's FREE!

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New Years Eve On The Dorset Coast

With street parties, entertainment and quirky events Dorset is a great place to celebrate so crack open the bubbly and bring in 2014 in style!! Happy New Year everyone!!

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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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Swanage Carnival

Swanage Carnival

Swanage Carnival is one of our favourite events of the year. Swanage Regatta and Carnival is a week long celebration of music, fun and (hopefully) sun!

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