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.

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

Harcombe House - Cobb in Harcombe Bottom, Dorset, South West England

Harcombe House - Cobb, Harcombe Bottom

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Harcombe House - Cobb in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 10. This 5 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Harcombe House - Cobb is close to the beach. Prices at Harcombe House - Cobb start from £1088 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Harcombe House - Cobb


Sleeps 10 or more Indoor pool Close to the Beach Garden Internet WIFI available Games room

Chisel Barn Whites Ground in Hanford, Dorset, South West England

Chisel Barn Whites Ground, Hanford

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Chisel Barn Whites Ground in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Chisel Barn Whites Ground does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Chisel Barn Whites Ground start from £372 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Chisel Barn Whites Ground customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Chisel Barn Whites Ground

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering Chisel Barn Whites Ground Customer Feedback and Reviews

Elizabethan House in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Elizabethan House, Weymouth

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Elizabethan House self catering accommodation in Weymouth, Dorset sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Elizabethan House does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Elizabethan House start from £372 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Elizabethan House

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Internet WIFI available

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

Sandhills Platinum Lodge 2 at Sandhills Holiday Park in Christchurch, Dorset, South West England

Sandhills Platinum Lodge 2 at Sandhills Holiday Park, Christchurch

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Sandhills Platinum Lodge 2 at Sandhills Holiday Park self catering accommodation in Christchurch, Dorset sleeps 4. This Lodge is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool . Prices at Sandhills Platinum Lodge 2 at Sandhills Holiday Park start from £547 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Sandhills Platinum Lodge 2 at Sandhills Holiday Park

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool

Blagdon Lower Barn in Martinstown, Dorset, South West England

Blagdon Lower Barn, Martinstown

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Blagdon Lower Barn self catering accommodation in Martinstown, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Blagdon Lower Barn does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Blagdon Lower Barn start from £658 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Blagdon Lower Barn


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Garden Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

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

Veronica Cottage in Anvil Point Lighthouse, Dorset, South West England

Veronica Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse

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Veronica Cottage self catering accommodation in Anvil Point Lighthouse, Dorset sleeps 6. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Veronica Cottage is close to the beach. Prices at Veronica Cottage start from £386 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Veronica Cottage


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Ideal for a romantic break

Rowena Cottage in Anvil Point Lighthouse, Dorset, South West England

Rowena Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse

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Rowena Cottage self catering accommodation in Anvil Point Lighthouse, Dorset sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . Rowena Cottage is close to the beach. Rowena Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Rowena Cottage start from £411 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rowena Cottage


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Pet friendly Ideal for a romantic break

 

 

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