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

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

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

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

18a Studland Dene, Bournemouth

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

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

The Old Tithe Barn in Litton Cheney, Dorset, South West England

The Old Tithe Barn, Litton Cheney

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

The Old Tithe Barn in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 18. This 9 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . It also has Internet access. The Old Tithe Barn does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Old Tithe Barn start from £1483 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Old Tithe Barn


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Games room

Lower Park Farm in Whitchurch Canoniconum, Dorset, South West England

Lower Park Farm, Whitchurch Canoniconum

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Lower Park Farm in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 7. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include horse riding . Prices at Lower Park Farm start from £429 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Lower Park Farm


Sleeps 6 Garden Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering

Peppard in Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset, South West England

Peppard, Sydling St Nicholas

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Peppard self catering accommodation in Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Peppard start from £483 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Peppard


Sleeps 6 Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn in Hooke, Dorset, South West England

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn, Hooke

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn self catering accommodation in Hooke, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Rampisham Hill Farm Barn is close to the beach. Activities close by include fishing . Prices at Rampisham Hill Farm Barn start from £443 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rampisham Hill Farm Barn


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Fishing close by Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

Larch Barn in North Perrott, Dorset, South West England

Larch Barn, North Perrott

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

Larch Barn self catering accommodation in North Perrott, Dorset sleeps 4. This Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . Larch Barn is close to the beach. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Larch Barn start from £303 but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Larch Barn


Sleeps 4 Close to the Beach Golf close by Garden Ideal for a romantic break Easy walking close by

Chisel Barn in Hanford, Dorset, South West England

Chisel Barn, Hanford

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Chisel Barn self catering accommodation in Hanford, Dorset sleeps 10. This 5 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Chisel Barn 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 start from £568 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Chisel Barn

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 10 or more Disabled/Wheelchair Access Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available

2 Appletree Cottage in Salisbury, Dorset, South West England

2 Appletree Cottage, Salisbury

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

2 Appletree Cottage in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 3. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. 2 Appletree Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at 2 Appletree Cottage start from £227 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected 2 Appletree Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about 2 Appletree Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering 2 Appletree Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

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

Rowena Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse

Jubilee breaks in DorsetSouth West England

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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