The Dorset countryside has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been a favourite holiday destination for many families and it’s easy to see why as there’s plenty to see and do and of course there will be plenty of sailing there this summer! Here’s our suggestion on making the sure you make the most of your week in Dorset with or without kids.
Day 1- Settle in to your accommodation get in some provisions and or put up your tent if you are camping.
Day 2 – Take a walk to the Cerne Abbas Giant, England’s first Natural World Heritage Site it’s the largest hill fort in Europe and has the infamous landmark of a huge naked chalk giant that can be seen for miles.
Day 3. The Saxon village of Puddletown is quintessentially English. Small thatched colourful cottages it has to be one of the most attractive villages in England and a great spot for a cream tea.
Day4. You’re on the Jurassic coast famous for its fossils so why not take a trip to the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre you can join in a guided fossil hunting walk and learn from the experts.
Day 5. Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens at Lulworth Castle. It’s been owned by the same family for over 350 years. It dates back to the 1600 so stacks of history to discover but then take the kids into the children’s activity room to build their own castle or climb the Castle Tower as you get some great views across the Purbecks. Oh and don’t forget to take a picnic with you as there are plenty of beautiful spots to sit and enjoy it.
Day 6. Durdle Door has to be one of the most photographed landmarks along the Jurassic Coast and yes the sea really is that colour … on a sunny day anyway! The rock arch in the sea was formed as a result of the softer rocks being eroded away behind the hard limestones, allowing the sea to punch through them, you get the best view from the coastal path.
Day 7. What better way to end your week than a day on Weymouth beach before heading home. Voted number 8 in a recent trip advisor survey, it’s a safe sandy beach with donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, deck chair hire (knotted hanky optional). And don’t leave before you have had another cream tea in one of the many cafes and team rooms.
Where to stay: Haven holidays have 35 holiday parks dotted around the coastline and have four caravan sites in Dorset. All offer self catering accommodation and three of them have a touring and camping area. All the parks are in beautiful landscaped surroundings and for families they have swimming pools and kids clubs and activities. You can keep everyone one happy by spending half your time on the park and the other half exploring the local area. In the evenings you can relax and enjoy the family entertainment on offer or just relax in your comfy accommodation.
Get away to one of our holiday parks in Dorset this Spring for 7 nights from £292 and four night breaks from £124. A three night weekend break during the Easter holidays start from £139 per family. All prices based on standard accommodation sleeping up to six people.