More and more people are opting for the staycation, and why not when there are so many fantastic things to do and sights to see in the UK, as well as unique places to stay?
If you’re looking for a family and dog-friendly cottage, look no further than Wyke Dorset Cottages. Enjoy waking up to admire the breaktaking views across the coast. As well as the accommodation, you’ll be in the heart of Dorset where you’ll have easy access to stunning beaches as well as breathtaking countryside. Explore Dorset’s history, take up a new sport or enjoy one of Dorset’s amazing adventure parks.
Here are 8 of our favourite things to do in Dorset:
The Jurassic Coast
Spanning 185 million years of geology, the Jurassic Coast (known as the Dorset Dinosaur) is an absolute must for history lovers, or for those who love to walk and hike. The entire route takes up to eight days to complete but shorter sections can be strolled in a few hours.
Isle of Purbeck
Lulworth cove and the famous arch of Durdle Door are the perfect place to enjoy a walk and soak up stunning, natural scenery. If you’re seeking adventure there are some amazing spots for cliff jumping for all you adrenaline junkies, but you might just be happy paddling in beautiful clear water.
The National Trust’s Corfe Castle is an iconic survivor of the English Civil War. This is the site of a ruined castle and any history lovers dream. It’s great for children to explore and there are often events taking place throughout the year. It’s home to more than just a castle but a charming village too.
A visit to the quaint town of Christchurch is a must on the Dorset bucket list. A stroll around the quay, ice-cream in hand, is always a delight. There is usually music or entertainment on at the park over the weekend which is fun as well as atmospheric. Let the kids enjoy the splash park and grab lunch or cocktails at the boat house. If you’re feeling adventurous, Christchurch quay has boats available to hire.
Compared with surfing, paddleboarding is such a relaxed, meditative process, where you’re able to enjoy your surroundings. There are plenty of places to hire boards in Dorset, I recommend Mudeford quay for stunning and diverse views or Branksome Dene Chine for soft sand and clear water.
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Hire bikes and stop at the play trails en route. Have a ride on the steam train and if you’re going all out, try go ape to take your adventure to the next level.
The New Forest Water Park
This is the UK’s first inflatable sports aqua park and is appropriate for older children, teenagers and adults. If you’re up for trying something new with your loved ones, you’ll be sure to make some wonderful memories on the lake.
Mighty Claws Adventures
Magical landscapes, life-sized dinosaurs and super crazy golf. All golf courses are packed with wonder, joy and non-stop fun. This is the perfect place for an afternoon out for families with children.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a break with family and friends, Dorset really does offer everything you need for the perfect staycation. Have you ever been before? It would be great to hear what you think.