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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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11 Jun 2018
Inside Out Dorset Extraordinary Events in Extraordinary Places Spectacular, mainly free open-air entertainment for all the family. Inside Out Dorset takes place from 14th to 22nd September. Activate present extraordinary outdoor performance and make inspirational, high quality arts events happen in venues (indoors and outdoors) across the region. Their aim is to inspire young and old to make and be part of, extraordinary, transformational arts. Experience world-class aerial circus at sunset on ... Read more...
26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
21 Mar 2018
Music Festivals in Dorset If you're looking for live music in Dorset during 2018 then you're in luck! The county has a host of festivals celebrating the best of rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues... whatever your taste in music, there's bound to be a music festival or event featured here for you! Many of the events are free to attend, so there's no excuse not to take in some of the best sounds the county has to offer this year. Take a look at the schedule below and start planning your summer ... Read more...
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