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Row of beach huts on Charmouth Beach

Dorset is a wonderful destination to stay or visit for a family day out with an abundance of attractions and activities for all the family to explore and enjoy. At the heart of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline there is so much to do if you’re taking a trip down to Dorset, why not stay for a Short Break in one of our Holiday Cottages and spend a whole weekend exploring all the fantastic family activities available in Dorset. If you are looking for a family day out in Dorset take a peek at what you can you look forward to:

Boat trips Lyme Regis & West Bay

Whether you want to take in the breathtaking coastal views with a sightseeing cruise or try your hand at fishing for local mackerel this is great fun for all the family and there maybe a tasty treat at the journeys end too!

Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub-tropical Gardens

The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting  Swans, Abbotsbury Swannery and the nearby Abbotsbury Gardens are a must visit and are considered to be one of the best things to do in Dorset.

Fossil walks at Charmouth Beach

Why not find and take home your own Jurassic fossil! Run from the Heritage Centre located on the beach you can learn all about the fossils of Charmouth and how to find fossils on the beach.

Monkey World

A famous Ape Rescue Centre in the heart of Dorset there is so much to do for all the family. With 65 acres to explore, play areas, keeper talks and interactive activities there is everything and more to keep you entertained in an educational and fun family day out.

The Dinosaur Museum

An award winning museum devoted solely to Dinosaurs and home to displays of skeletons, life size reconstructions and full of interactive quizzes and puzzles. All the senses are stimulated, the kids will love smelling the breath of a T-Rex or listening out for the sounds of the Triceratops. A fully immersive experience and fun for all the family.