Tag posts: Family fun

The Etches Collection

The Etches Collection

This week I visited The Etches Collection, which is the culmination of one mans passion and life of collecting fossils in Kimmeridge, Dorset.

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Pottery painting, Weymouth

Pottery painting in Weymouth

We beat the weather with an afternoon spent with family painting pottery at Bella Ceramics in Weymouth. An activity that’s suitable for all ages.

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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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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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Shell Bay Dorset

A Family Trip to Shell Bay

Shell Bay is one of my favourite beaches along the Dorset coastline. It has the best swimming for Studland and the beach is at its widest.

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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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Scrabble

Games for your Dorset holiday

A family holiday is always a great opportunity to spend more time together. Playing holiday games in the evening after a busy day out is a great way to end the day.

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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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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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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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Dorset County Show 2014

In a few weeks time The Dorset County Show will celebrate our county's rich farming heritage, host a packed calendar of impressive events and exhibit some of our most amazing award-winning local food and drink.

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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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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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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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