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.

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

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

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

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

Chisel Barn Foxditch in Hanford, Dorset, South West England

Chisel Barn Foxditch, Hanford

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Chisel Barn Foxditch in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Chisel Barn Foxditch 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 Foxditch start from £292 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Chisel Barn Foxditch customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Chisel Barn Foxditch

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering Chisel Barn Foxditch 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

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

2 Appletree Cottage in Salisbury, Dorset, South West England

2 Appletree Cottage, Salisbury

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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

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

18b Studland Dene, Bournemouth

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18b Studland Dene self catering accommodation in Bournemouth, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Apartment is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. 18b Studland Dene is close to the beach. Prices at 18b Studland Dene start from £214 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 18b Studland Dene

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Garden Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering

Nothe View in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Nothe View, Weymouth

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Nothe View in South West England has a 5 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 . It also has Internet access. Prices at Nothe View start from £451 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Nothe View

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

 

 

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