Family Fun in Dorset

Family friendly self catering cottages and apartments

Rural Dorset has a wonderful variety of activities and places to visit, no matter hold old or how young you are, so here are a few suggestions to help keep your days fun packed.

Moors Valley Country Park. One of our personal favourites with so much to do. Enjoy some outdoor fun with miles of forest walks, bikes for hire, Play and Tree Top Trails to tackle, train rides and Go Ape experience. While it is the perfect location for a family picnic there is also a restaurant and country shop so you can easily spend all day there.

Wimborne Model Town. A miniature version of what Wimborne town looked 50 years ago. There are also fun quizzes for the kids that keeps them searching the tiny houses for hours!

Adventure Wonderland. Dorset's top theme park with lots of rides, shows and attractions to keep the family entertained.

Farmer Palmers. Fun for all the family with tractors, play areas and animals galore.

Dorset Heavy Horse and Farm Park. Wagon, tractor and trailer rides, hands on with animals and lots more.

Compton Abbas Airfield. Witness the exciting atmosphere as you watch planes, helicopters take off and land or wonder at the aerobatic displays (selected dates).

The Priests House Museum and Garden. 'Cabinets of Curiosity' will intrigue young and old, as will the Victorian Kitchen and School room.

The Country Parks at Moors Valley and Avon Heath have lots of great activities running through much of the year from pond dipping to building ladybird boxes and building dens. Of course there is also plenty of off-road cycling from Broadstone to Poole on the Castleman Trailway or along the North Dorset Trailway at Blandford.

Family fun doesn't have to cost the earth, why not experience the exhilaration of kite flying with breathtaking views at Badbury Rings or Bulbarrow, Hambledon or Hods Hills or Fontmell Down?

There is so much to do, it's difficult to know where to start. But if you need some more ideas check out our Dorset attractions guide.

 

Selected Family Favourite Dorset Cottages

Below is a selection of family friendly self catering cottages, apartments and lodges close to all the best and exciting attractions in Dorset.

Littlecot in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Littlecot, Weymouth

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Littlecot in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Littlecot does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Littlecot start from £372 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Littlecot

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Canford Premier Lodge in Wimborne, Dorset, South West England

Canford Premier Lodge, Wimborne

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Canford Premier Lodge self catering accommodation in Wimborne, Dorset sleeps 4. This Lodge is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool Hot Tub . Canford Premier Lodge does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Canford Premier Lodge start from £348 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Canford Premier Lodge

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Pet friendly Hot tub

SeaCrest in Christchurch, Dorset, South West England

SeaCrest, Christchurch

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SeaCrest self catering accommodation in Christchurch, Dorset sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Prices at SeaCrest start from £1396 7 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about SeaCrest

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Internet WIFI available

Odd Nod Cottage in Coombe Keynes, Dorset, South West England

Odd Nod Cottage, Coombe Keynes

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Odd Nod Cottage self catering accommodation in Coombe Keynes, Dorset sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Odd Nod Cottage is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf fishing . Prices at Odd Nod Cottage start from £530 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Odd Nod Cottage


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

18a Studland Dene in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

18a Studland Dene, Bournemouth

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18a Studland Dene self catering accommodation in Bournemouth, Dorset sleeps 4. This 1 bedroom luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. 18a Studland Dene is close to the beach. Prices at 18a Studland Dene start from £150 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 18a Studland Dene

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Garden Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Millstream Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Millstream Cottage, Weymouth

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Millstream Cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Millstream Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Millstream Cottage start from £422 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Millstream Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Ash Gold Lodge at Osmington Holiday Park in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Ash Gold Lodge at Osmington Holiday Park, Weymouth

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Ash Gold Lodge at Osmington Holiday Park self catering accommodation in Weymouth, Dorset sleeps 6. This Lodge is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool . Ash Gold Lodge at Osmington Holiday Park is close to the beach. Activities close by include horse riding fishing . Prices at Ash Gold Lodge at Osmington Holiday Park start from £455 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Ash Gold Lodge at Osmington Holiday Park

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 6 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Fishing close by

82 Ocean Views in Portland, Dorset, South West England

82 Ocean Views, Portland

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82 Ocean Views self catering accommodation in Portland, Dorset sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. 82 Ocean Views is close to the beach. Prices at 82 Ocean Views start from £270 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 82 Ocean Views

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Vindelis House in Portland, Dorset, South West England

Vindelis House, Portland

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Vindelis House in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury House is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Vindelis House is close to the beach. Prices at Vindelis House start from £609 7 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Vindelis House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Vindelis House

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Close to the Beach Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering Vindelis House Customer Feedback and Reviews

Park House in Poole, Dorset, South West England

Park House, Poole

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Park House self catering accommodation in Poole, Dorset sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Park House does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Park House start from £205 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Park House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Park House

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Park House Customer Feedback and Reviews

 

 

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