Things to do in Dorset

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There are plenty of things to do in Dorset, whether you’re interested in exploring the great outdoors, learning about the local history, or simply enjoying the relaxed pace of life.

Some popular activities include hiking the stunning Jurassic Coast, visiting the historic town of Dorchester, and exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside.

There are also many beautiful beaches to choose from, including Bournemouth and Weymouth.

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What’s on in the West Country this week (10-16 September 2016)

Get out and about with our essential guide to what’s on in the West Country this week (from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 September 2016). With festivals aplenty, celebrating everything from Agatha Christie to hot air balloons plus all manner … Read More
Bridport Hat Festival Dorset

What’s on in the West Country this week (1 Sept 2016)

There is so much going on this week in the West Country including agricultural shows, festivals of local culture, cider, music, craft, food and even hats, outdoor theatre productions, cliff top shepherding and walking festivals in beautiful scenery. Here’s our … Read More
Forde Abbey Dorset with horse statue

Forde Abbey, Dorset

Originally a monastery for 12th century Cistercian monks, today Forde Abbey is an astonishing private home and garden open to the public. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting – it is not a simple, slightly austere monastery, but … Read More
Candlelight nights in Bournemouth Gardens, Dorset

What’s on in Dorset, August 2016

August is a great month to visit Dorset, with loads of outdoor activities to take part in, as well as some indoor ones for when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Need inspiration? Take a look at our round-up of what’s on … Read More
Marwell Zoo Dorset Juggling Inferno

Events in Dorset, July 2016

Looking for events in Dorset this summer? There are plenty of events lined up throughout July 2016 and we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you here, including special days out at the beach, parties in the park, pancake races … Read More
Abbotsbury Swannery Dorset swan on the pond

Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset

Discovering Abbotsbury Swannery while on a visit in Dorset was a very pleasant surprise – as was the fact that we were lucky enough to visit during the perfect time of year to see the cygnets hatching. Take the scenic route … Read More
Open Farm Sunday at Rowdefield Farm tractor tyre

Open Farm Sunday at Rowdefield Farm

I first learned about Open Farm Sunday from Martin Howlett at Deer Park Farm in Cornwall. Every June, farmers across the country open their gates to the public, letting us see where our food comes from and meet the people … Read More
Mudeford Beach Huts Dorset

Hidden gems of Dorset

Dorset is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, with miles of sandy beaches and plenty of fun days out to keep the family occupied. You may have heard of the more famous attractions, but here’s my pick … Read More
Dog friendly beaches in Dorset

10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in Dorset

Local dog owners group, Dorset Dogs, have recommended their 10 favourite dog friendly beaches in Dorset for us. You’ll find a great choice of walks for you and your four-legged friend, from sandy beaches to stunning scenery at iconic locations … Read More
Fossil hunting in Charmouth

Fossil hunting in Charmouth, Dorset

Fossil hunting in Charmouth is a super day out! Both educational and enjoyable, my five year old son had loads of fun along the beach and during the fossil hunt. We had a beautiful day for our fossil hunt, and … Read More