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20 Feb 2018
Dorset’s Egg-stravaganza of Easter Activities! Easter is nearly here! Whether you’re visiting Dorset for a holiday or live here and want to explore more of your county, there’s never a shortage of places to go and activities for the kids – and big kids! – to get involved in. But what’s on? Dorset is chock full of family-friendly attractions, and many will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts or other fun activities for kids to enjoy over the Easter ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
Escape to the Dorset countryside and breathe in the fresh air as you gaze over a landscape that looks untouched by time; you can just imagine days gone by, when horses pulled the plough and milk churns were left at the farm gate awaiting collection. Rural Dorset sits to the north and east of the county and is made up of rolling hills, chalk downlands, flower meadows, heathlands, and fertile farmland that produces a variety of crops. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has a number of ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
A walk along Weymouth Esplanade towards Preston will take you to Overcombe Corner, then continue up the hill to Bowleaze Cove where there’s a small beach and all the facilities you could want for a family day out. The beach is mainly small shingle and sand and ideal for those with dogs in tow as they are allowed on the beach throughout the year. If you are driving, there’s a large car park alongside the beach. Between Overcombe and Bowleaze is a large area of grass ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
From the early departure of the fishing fleet to the evening return of the yachts that have enjoyed a day’s sailing, there is always something happening on and around Weymouth’s delightful harbourside. Find a comfortable spot to sit and you could spend hours engrossed in the action both on and off the water. Private motor cruisers and yachts of all sizes, with decks gleaming and ropes coiled in neat circles, pass to and fro in a constant parade. The taller-masted ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
Covering 95 miles, from Orcombe Point in east Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is an unprecedented place where the history from millions of years is lying beneath your feet. In 2001, the coastline was listed as one of the UNESCO’s natural World Heritage sites due to it being one of the most significant Earth Science locations in the world. This is the only place in the world where the geology, exposed in cliffs for all to see, is a near-continuous ... Read more...
11 Feb 2018
Getting away from it all is what holidays are all about, and that much-anticipated respite from everyday life can’t come soon enough. But just imagine if you could head off to the coast or to the countryside for pick-me-up breaks whenever you wanted to! Owning a holiday home gives you the freedom to visit your favourite holiday destination as often as you wish – and whether you opt for a pre-owned caravan or brand spanking new lodge, you’ll be surprised at the ... Read more...
11 Feb 2018
There are many ways to keep active and have fun whilst you are here in Dorset, with the choice of land or sea-based sports offering something for all ages. Of course, water sports are especially appealing to visitors who live inland, and there are numerous ways of getting your toes wet. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a good place to begin as almost anyone can give it a try. It looks easy but a couple of hours’ tuition with an instructor will give you a head start. ... Read more...
7 Feb 2018
Dorset isn’t shy when it comes to fitness and is an increasingly popular destination for sporting events, especially running; no surprise, really, with the glorious coast and countryside scenes to savour, en route. And with many a race held across the county, throughout the year, it’s the perfect way to explore areas of our beautiful county that you may not normally see. Whether you’re a bimbler, jogger, sprinter, or doing the distance, there’s a running event ... Read more...
15 Nov 2017
Christmas is nearly here and there’s a fun way to get you in the festive spirit — ice skating. Nothing beats getting wrapped up, getting your skates on, and heading out to glide (or stumble) across the ice, then treating yourself to a delicious hot chocolate afterwards. Whether you’re a cling-to-the-side kind of skater or have a Torville and Dean style, ice skating is a fab activity for all and a great way to get together with friends and family to have some ... Read more...
14 Nov 2017
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fayres 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...
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