Dorset days out and attractions

If you’re thinking about spending your log cabin holiday in Dorset then this spectacular region is one of the best lodge holiday destinations in the country, especially for families. Below are a few places to keep in mind when planning your Dorset days out.

dorest days out petting zoo

Dorset is perfect for those traveling with small children: not only are there a multitude of petting zoos and working farms that even the youngest travelers will love, there are also several attractions and activity centres for kids of all ages. Monkey World Ape Rescue Center in Wareham houses several types of primates on its 65 acres, and the little ones are sure to enjoy MWARC’s family tours and Kids’ Club.

Toddlers and older children will also enjoy Honeybook Farm in Wimborne, where they can milk cows, ride ponies and tractors, and fly through the sky on a miniature zipline swing. And kids of all ages are bound to love the Adventureland theme park in Christchurch, where the tonnes of rides, trains, and trampolines will tire them out in no time.

More Dorset Days out

Whether or not you’ve brought the family along, everyone who comes to Dorset should pay a visit to the Moors Valley Country Park in Ringwood. Stretching for over 1000 acres. Moors Valley Country Park is filled with forests, walking and biking trails, and even a high-wire adventure course.

The park also organises family activities and group adventure tours. If you prefer to take in a little history with your daily workout, head to England’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast. Start from any number of entry points and spend the day fossil hunting or walking the coastal paths.

dorset days out jurrasic coast

If you’re looking to head out of your log cabin to experience a bit of the arts, Dorset has plenty for culture buffs to enjoy. The Roman Town House in Cotillion Park is one of Dorset’s many ancient ruins open to visitors, while the ghost town of Tyneham Village offers an authentic glimpse at life in 1940’s England.

The Wareham Walls boasts miles of walking paths atop the Saxon walls, and the Christchurch Castle Ruins allow visitors to view all what’s left of a once-grand 12th Century castle.

But perhaps one of the most famous attractions in Dorset is its extensive coastline, with hundreds of miles of sandy beaches. Weymouth Beach has the most facilities and fun extras (donkey rides and playgrounds), making it by far the best beach for families.

Those seeking a little seclusion should head to Ringstead Bay beach to miss the crowds, while West Bay beach is the best for those who prefer to visit the dramatic cliffs of the coast before soaking up rays in the sand. And no matter how you prefer to spend your beach days, be sure to visit Swanage, the touristy but charming Victorian seaside resort.

dorset days out coastline

For your downtime in Dorset, head from your log cabin to the many farmers’ markets in the area that offer up local and regional specialties.

Your log cabin holidays in Dorset are sure to be unforgettable. So book your stay today, and embark on the trip of a lifetime that the whole family will enjoy!

If you have any knowledge of anymore Dorset days out and local attractions let us know and we will add them to our article.