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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 the county to keep you busy and having fun. Of course, water sports are especially popular with visitors to the Dorset coast, 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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Events

Wimborne
08 Dec 2021 to 11 Dec 2021
Very Merry Musicals
Weymouth
10 Dec 2021 to 12 Dec 2021
Artisan Collective Fair
New Forest
Dorchester
11 Dec 2021 to 12 Dec 2021
Poole's Choirs at Christmas
Poole
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Latest Dorset Features

6 Dec 2021
Dorset’s Christmas Markets and Festive Fairs ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fairs that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks. If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the ... Read more...
3 Nov 2021
Dorset Firework Displays in 2021 Celebrate with a bang this weekend as Dorset plays host to a wide range of firework displays and bonfire events. A selection of fireworks / bonfire events can be found below: Read more...
7 Oct 2021
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! It's scary how much there is to choose from... Halloween Events Read more...
13 Jul 2021
Hidden gems - secret places to visit in Dorset Get off the beaten track in Dorset, and explore some of these hidden locations. Dorset is well-known for some spectacular places to visit, but there’s much more just waiting to be discovered. Some of these are more secret than others, but most are free and well worth adding to any itinerary – there are lots of great hidden things to do here, especially if you’re looking to escape! 1. Chapman’s Pool A pretty little hidden cove nestled in the Isle of ... Read more...
18 Feb 2021
Plan your Dorset Staycation We’ve all had better years. If you’re looking for a much-needed break, look no further - here are 10 good reasons you can’t go wrong with a Dorset staycation in 2021. Dorset has lots of outside space. Whether on the coast or out in the country, there’s room to spread out and enjoy the great outdoors. Accommodation – there’s plenty of choice, and accommodation providers, from campsites and B&Bs to luxury cottages and hideaways, ... Read more...

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