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Dorset Activities

Just because you're on holiday doesn't mean you always want to sit back and completely relax! There's a huge range of activities in Dorset to keep you busy and having fun. Of course, water sports are especially popular with visitors to the county's coastal areas, and there are plenty of opportunites to have fun on or in the water.

For those preferring to keep two feet on the ground, there are lots of activities involving the beautiful Dorset countryside - think horse riding, coasterring, archery, motor sports, woodland walks or golf - the opportunities are seemingly endless!

Here's a selection of the best ways to keep busy on your Dorset holiday...

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9 Oct 2019
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23 Sep 2019
Halloween Events in Dorset The October half-term is now synonymous with Halloween and the themed fun that takes place. If you’re out and about in Dorset, you’ll find many a Halloween event happening, so grab your broomsticks, sharpen those fangs, and prepare to have one hell of a good time! Dorset Halloween events include everything from zombie fests and enchanted illuminations, to pumpkin carving and the Sea Life Ascarium! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween ... Read more...
16 Sep 2019
Dorset Set for September Heatwave Dorset has had its fair spell of heatwaves over the summer – but it’s not over yet! This week, w/c 16th September, we’re set for another. Temperatures are expected to rise to the 20’s, and we can expect 5 full days of sun. Enjoy it while it lasts! How about a some food and drink in the sun with some al fresco dining? Or exploring the outdoors and Jurassic Coast with some of Dorset's best places of interest? Alternatively, here's a list ... Read more...
13 Sep 2019
Dorset Tourism Awards - Finalists Announced for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year As proud sponsors of the small visitor attraction of the year category, all at Resort Dorset would like to congratulate the businesses that have made it through to the finals of the Dorset Tourism Awards. Finalists for this category are: Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Verwood Langham Wine Estate, Dorchester Shire Hall Historic Courthouse and Museum, Dorchester Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum Shire Hall offers a historic, educational experience to ... Read more...
12 Sep 2019
Heritage Open Days in Dorset Heritage Open Days return for 2019! Events are running from Friday 13th September until Sunday 22nd September. Each year in September, thousands of volunteers unite, so doors can be opened to hidden places or places that are not often visited of which contain lots of heritage, history and culture. Where many of the venues that are taking part are often close during the rest of the year, this is a great opportunity to explore the rich history and culture within. Dorset is ... Read more...

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