Tag posts: Things to do Dorset

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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Burton Bradstock Beach

A weekend in Burton Bradstock

Getting away just after Christmas may seem a bit extravagant, but then again, after the hustle and bustle of family over Christmas… And with worries over whether the turkey will be cooked in time for lunch… And stress over where the brandy went for flaming the Christmas Pudding (realising that it has already been consumed […]

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Black Down Sculpture

The Land of Bone and Stone

The Land of Bone and Stone is thought by many experts to be on par with Stonehenge. There are many Bronze Age burial mounds, Iron Age hill forts and many other remains from pre-history.

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My Girl, Weymouth, Dorset

A day out in Weymouth

There are many things to do in Weymouth, here is a brief guide to one day out and about taking in a ferry ride and some time on the beach.

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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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Man O War Beach

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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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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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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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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Theatre

Swanage Rep cast confirmed for this AUGUST

This summer season, the Victorian seaside town of Swanage will see the arrival of famous thespians when Hordern Ciani, the professional Theatre Production Company owned and operated by Katherine Mount and Teresa Barlow, showcase their three famous plays

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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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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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Sunny Republic Brewery

A visit to Sunny Republic Brewery – Winterborne Kingston, Blandford. From an old barn on a farm to an amazing modern brewery – with highly drinkable quaffable beer – trust me it is good!

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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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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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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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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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