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Glamping Dorset

Explore the countryside and more on Glamping Dorset family holidays

This beautiful county in South West England is the perfect place for a family glamping holiday. Located on the English Channel coast, Dorset is largely rural and an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its coastline features notable sites such as the Durdle Door, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Lulworth Cove. Come and explore this county for luxury camping Dorset.

Enjoy a luxury camping Dorset experience

The county is hugely appealing, with the coast and the attractive countryside drawing in many visitors. The landscape is wonderfully varied, meaning there’s plenty to explore. Extensive low lying heathlands unfold in the east while the west is hilly and covered in fields and woodlands. The centre of the county is mainly chalk downland dominated by streams and rivers.

Stay close to nature at our glamping site

One of our Dorset glamping locations, East Shilvinghampton, is nestled in a tranquil valley close to Chesil Beach. Experience the beauty of the countryside while being close to the farmyard. There, you can meet many farm animals such as pigs, goats, cows, ducks, hens and rabbits.

A special area of the countryside in the UK

A peaceful family holiday is waiting for you at the other Dorset Feather Down Farm – Mount Pleasant Farm in the heart of the Blackmore Vale.The Blackmore Vale is a plain that dominates the north of Dorset and is dotted with tiny fields defined by hedgerows and curving lanes. This lush landscape full of pastoral beauty, and visitors can spend their time wandering the maze of winding paths and bridleways.  Take a look at Feather Down luxury camping Dorset, and get ready to plan a wonderful family holiday that you will never forget.

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Glamping Dorset , Average customer rating

  • 10.0
    Mrs Diedrichsen - From Fri 06 Jul

    Weymouth Beach - fantastic for families. We loved Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens to escape and the Swannery was so beautiful and interesting.

    10.0
    Mrs Balmer - From Fri 06 Jul

    Fantastic beaches nearby and beyond - super lunch at The Pig on the Beach and swimming in the sea at Studland.

    8.8
    Mrs Newton - From Mon 02 Jul

    Bowleaze beach if you have a dog

  • 10.0
    Mrs Mackie - From Fri 22 Jun

    Our kids were so happy on the farm we’ll have to come back to see everything in local area!

    10.0
    Mrs Marshall - From Fri 22 Jun

    Little gas camp stove is a must for making a brew, apart from that you really don’t need any other camping equipment. Maybe a light or two but the gas ones there worked well

    8.8
    Mrs. Dye - From Fri 04 May

    Corfe Castle is definitely worth the drive. Lunch at the Ibberton went down well.

  • 10.0
    Mr Barnes - From Mon 02 Apr

    Don't scrimp on the wood with new type of stoves

    7.5
    Mr Corr - From Fri 30 Mar

    If bad weather forecast and outdoor trips limited, like National Trust (Corfe Castle, Durdle Door and Lulworth cove) then a day trip to Dorchester for some modern comforts (new Odeon cinema and great restaurants at Brewery Square) only 35 mins drive. The Cricketers pub inn Shroton also lovely

    8.8
    Miss Hulbert - From Fri 27 Oct

    We went to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door which are beautiful. Monkey World was great fun too.

  • 10.0
    Mrs Thackeray - From Fri 27 Oct

    We only stayed 2 nights so not enough time to explore!

    10.0
    Mrs Lagan - From Mon 23 Oct

    Corfe castle was great the nearest beach was deserted and dog friendly and lots of national trust places nearby to discover

    10.0
    Mrs Patel - From Mon 16 Oct

    The cafe at West Bay

  • 10.0
    Mr White - From Fri 29 Sep

    Relax and enjoy the countryside - Anna, Mike and family (Maisy and Josie) are warm and natural hosts - they were thoughtful, friendly and made us feel so welcome. Our kids ran off and played with them immediately and had a ball. Anna brought us an amazing lasagne for dinner and hot home baked bread to our tent in the morning. It's great to be on and part of a proper working farm - Mike and Anna make you feel included and its clear how hard they work at everything they do. They even took us sheep herding. A perfect antidote to our hectic world. Brilliant.

    10.0
    Mr Thomas - From Fri 22 Sep

    Worth telling them the amount that is included already. There were thing included that we didn't realise would be, this would add value for customers and the price looks quite

    3.8
    Mr Chowdhri - From Thu 21 Sep

    Do not trust the description given on the website esp on the respective farm pages. You may not get the value of what you have paid. I did not get what I was expecting based on the description given to me. For feet about "working farm@ experience at least we did not get that experience. An utter disappointment for me and my family. Hosts were too busy with their day to day chores and did not have any time for their guests. I can't say whether this holds for other farms as well but for Mount Pleasant, our experience was not great!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Myatt - From Fri 15 Sep

    We loved Abbotsbury Swannery and the lovely beaches

    10.0
    Mrs Micallef - From Fri 08 Sep

    No because we didn't really leave the farm other than to go for a pub lunch!

    10.0
    Miss Ryan-phillips - From Mon 04 Sep

    Chesil Beach and Dorchester were both good days out

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Isaac - From Mon 04 Sep

    We visited studland beach, corfe castle, monkey world - and local soft play centre for a rainy day!

    10.0
    Mrs Turner - From Fri 18 Aug

    Local beaches are fantastic

    10.0
    Mrs Dorey - From Fri 11 Aug

    The Clubhouse restaurant in West Bexley was fantastic but surprised it was not recommended in the folder in the tent. The Hive Cafe (the sister restaurant was also very good but Clubhouse was better.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Lee - From Fri 04 Aug

    Hive beach was lovely, West Bay v crowded (although there were 2 events on the day we went), the train to Corfe Castle was fab - park at Norden.

    10.0
    Mr Teasdale - From Fri 21 Jul

    We went into Weymouth which was nice and to Durdle Door which is lovely

    10.0
    Mrs Howcroft - From Mon 26 Jun

    Make sure you take Martin's farm tour!

  • 10.0
    Mr Taylor - From Mon 19 Jun

    West Bay, The Tropical Gardens

    10.0
    Mrs Green - From Mon 19 Jun

    Hive Beach cafe was excellent, Lulworth cove for safer paddling

    10.0
    Mrs. Shearmon - From Mon 19 Jun

    West Bay and Bridport nice for a wander and large Morrisons at Bridport.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Wainwright - From Fri 16 Jun

    The whole coastline and surrounding countryside - just explode its stunning.

    10.0
    Mrs Smithson - From Fri 02 Jun

    A must is Hive Beach Cafe on the Jurassic Coast, great Lobsters and Crabs and perfect for hunting for fossils. Weymouth for lovely beaches for the kids.

    10.0
    Mrs Wilkinson - From Fri 02 Jun

    Charmouth for fossil hunting, Hive beach cafe for amazing food by the sea

  • 10.0
    Ms Edwards - From Fri 02 Jun

    Bring warm jumpers and slippers for inside the tent!

    10.0
    Mrs. Westland - From Fri 02 Jun

    Corfe castle, seanage railway, tank museum

    10.0
    Mr Hogan - From Fri 02 Jun

    Corfe Castle and the Tank museum went down well with our children

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Baker - From Mon 29 May

    Visit Lyme Regis and Charmouth for fossil hunting.

    10.0
    Mr Garven - From Mon 29 May

    The local beaches are fantastic.

    10
    Saladas - From Fri 12 May

    Anywhere you drop down to on the coast is beautiful.

  • 10.0
    Mrs Saladas - From Fri 12 May

    Anywhere you drop down to on the coast is beautiful.

    10.0
    Mrs Lakey - From Fri 28 Apr

    Chesil beach is a total must see with great cafe and visitor centre full of excellent information . Portland Bill. Famous for a reason!

    10.0
    Mrs Cannon - From Mon 10 Apr

    Definitely venture down the Old Drovers Track to the copse to build a den and play on the swing. Weymouth is a good day out.

  • 10.0
    Ms Crowe - From Mon 10 Apr

    There is so much to see, fossil hunting, local walks, visiting Brownsea island, Arne, Studland, Chesil beach and more!

    10.0
    Mrs Bezodis - From Mon 10 Apr

    Bring nets for rock pooling

    8.8
    Mrs Richards - From Mon 10 Apr

    Monkey world is with a visit with children. We also visited Sturminster Newton and the mill there. It's only open certain days but worth a visit - the village and the river are pretty too. The nature walk on the farm was nice and we did a trip to Bulbarrow hill too with our kites which was great and lovely views. Lots to do.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Price - From Mon 24 Oct

    Sit back, relax and enjoy being in the countryside!

    10
    Mrs. Hodder-Williams - From Fri 21 Oct

    Remember blankets Hot water bottlesHired bikes in Weymouth great day adventure

    10
    Dr. Chambers - From Fri 21 Oct

    Great local walks

  • 10
    Mrs. Bagnall - From Fri 14 Oct

    We had a lovely tour of the farm, and then a good walk, but then the rain hit and we stayed in the surroundings of our cosy tent. We weren't really there for long enough to explore too much!

    10
    Mrs. Miller - From Mon 03 Oct

    Abbotsbury was lovely and well worth a visit. We also took a trip to Chesil Beach which was fascinating - there's a really nice café there that do a whole range of food including children's menu. There's also a shop and information centre/drawing etc.. for the kids - definitely worth a visit

    10
    Mrs. Blest - From Fri 30 Sep

    The farm visit is really interesting .. Mike spent a lot of time explaining to us about the sheep / what they were doing to them and why etc, really interesting.we were only there for 2 days so we just enjoyed relaxing on the farm , had a lovely walk through the incredible surrounding countryside and just chilled!! Perfect

  • 8.8
    Thompson - From Fri 23 Sep

    No

    8.8
    Mr. Thompson - From Fri 23 Sep

    No

    10
    Ms. Keane - From Fri 16 Sep

    We enjoyed local walks and a bike ride to Bullbarrows hill..tough cycle but worth it for the views.

  • 10
    Ms. Hinkley - From Mon 05 Sep

    I would definitely recommend the beaches and landscape of the Jurassic coast

    10.0
    Ms. Hinkley - From Mon 05 Sep

    I would definitely recommend the beaches and landscape of the Jurassic coast

    10
    Mr. Holden - From Fri 02 Sep

    Bring bikes, use the pizza oven, go for a walk!

  • 8.8
    Miss Finikin - From Fri 26 Aug

    Nothe Fort at Weymouth was great if your into World War 2 Stuff.

    10
    Mrs. Harris - From Mon 22 Aug

    Stuminster Mill is a lovely tour.

    10
    Mrs. Davis - From Fri 12 Aug

    The farm tour - excellent and very informative The Hive and Watch House cafes at Burton Bradstock and West Bay West Bay East Beach Weymouth Watesports - we went paddle boarding with 8 and 6 year olds - the tuition was excellent, and the water was warm and very shallow in the bay, so no fear of falling in. Brilliant. The Bakery Cafe in Poundbury was excellent for breakfast too! Ducks Deli in Portesham for your gourmet goodies.

  • 10
    Mr. Gardner - From Fri 12 Aug

    Great beaches all along the coast - the Hive beach cafe is amazing.

    8.8
    Mrs. Mayes - From Fri 12 Aug

    Stay local as roads around the coast gets jammed,

    8.8
    Mrs. Mayes - From Fri 12 Aug

    Stay local as roads around the coast gets jammed,

  • 10
    Mrs. Morrison - From Fri 05 Aug

    Camping stove for tea/coffee. Abbottsbury great for children and cafe.

    10
    Mrs. Moore - From Fri 05 Aug

    Radipole RSPB reserve at Weymouth, Portland Bill

    10
    Mrs. England - From Mon 01 Aug

    We would recommend Corfe Castle, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, the swimming was amazing as were the locations.

  • 8.8
    Mr. Hutchinson - From Fri 29 Jul

    Nothe fort in Weymouth was a great place to spend several hours. The fort itself was bigger and had a broader appeal than we were expecting plus the surrounding gardens are an added bonus. The cafe is great and dogs can go round the fort with you. Historically interesting with great views across the bay. Easy parking close by.

    10
    Mr. Cooper - From Fri 29 Jul

    Guided fossil hunting trip from Lime Regis Museum highly recommended.

    10
    Mrs. Watkins - From Fri 29 Jul

    Lyme Regis was wonderful and fun and safe for the children, avoid Sundays. West Bay was wonderful, sheltered beach and excellent cafes, sea and harbour. Please could you put leads with 4+ plugs in the honesty shop for phone charging....... Otherwise all perfect.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Liddle - From Mon 25 Jul

    Monkey world is only half an hour away. The farm walk/talk is great too

    10
    Mrs. Hemingway - From Mon 18 Jul

    Fossil hunting at sea town was good fun and we have a couple more ammonites to add to our collection

    10
    Mrs. Slee - From Mon 11 Jul

    There is plenty of coastline to explore nearby but if you're willing to venture a little further then Corfe Castle is worth a visit, as is the local steam train. Forde Abbey is about 1hr away but has a great kids trail that takes you round all the gardens and there's a fantastic pick-your-own on the estate as well.

  • 10
    Mrs. Jones - From Mon 11 Jul

    Monkey World was enjoyed by all of us.

    10
    Mrs. Gumbrell - From Fri 08 Jul

    We had a very good meal at The Kings Arms in the nearby village and sampled the beef that had come from the cows on the farm where we were staying.

    10
    Mrs. Dillon - From Mon 04 Jul

    Bovington Tank museum Monkey World Abbotsbury

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Roels - From Fri 01 Jul

    Beatiful aerea, lots to see and do. Searching for fossils on Charmouth beach was great.

    10
    Mr. Stanley - From Fri 24 Jun

    Stay on site and chill for as much time as possible.

    10
    Mrs. Whittow - From Fri 24 Jun

    The farm is set in beautiful countryside with lots of local things to do and see.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Perkins - From Fri 24 Jun

    We had a fantastic meal at The Cadtle Inn in Lulworth Cove and highly recommend it.

    8.8
    Mrs. Haines - From Fri 17 Jun

    We stayed on site so didn't venture out, but there is a book in the tent from previous guests and their visits to local sites. The farm is isolated so a sat nav or a good navigator would be very useful.

    10.0
    Dr. Moran - From Fri 03 Jun

    We had a wonderful Enid Blightonesque romp around Corfe Castle. The tea garden at the model village was delightful.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. North - From Fri 03 Jun

    Monkey World and Tank Museum go down well with the kids.

    10.0
    Mrs. Andrews - From Fri 27 May

    Monkey world was a fab day out. The Greyhound Inn was perfect for a Sunday afternoon family meal.

    10.0
    Mrs. Smithson - From Fri 27 May

    We didn't leave the farm during our stay as we wanted to chill out, so I can't comment on this.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Lewis - From Fri 20 May

    Gets very dark so remember torches/ extra candles, especially if you have children who get up in the night for the loo!

    10.0
    Mrs. Mcpherson - From Fri 13 May

    Hive beach cafe nice in nearby Hive.

    10.0
    Mrs. Etherington - From Fri 13 May

    The Hive beach - 20 minutes away.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Falkiner - From Fri 13 May

    The Hive Beach cafe

    10.0
    Mrs. Sita-Lumsden - From Fri 13 May

    Explore the local beaches (Chesil, Hive, West Bay) and for fun with kids Weymouth is a must do on a sunny day. We stopped at Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove on our way back to London to break up the journey a little, and still can't believe how beautiful they were. Dorset is perfect for a family break

    10.0
    Mrs. Etherington - From Fri 13 May

    The Hive beach - 20 minutes away.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Mcpherson - From Fri 13 May

    Hive beach cafe nice in nearby Hive.

    10.0
    Mrs. Scutt - From Mon 09 May

    Abbotsbury and its 3 main attractions (Swannery, tropical gardens and Childrens farm) are all good to visit and easily filled half a day each, even with an excitable toddler. The childrens farm though is not for older children, anyone above 5 or perhaps 6 would not be entertained.Weymouth beach cannot be beaten if you want a traditional beach type day.

    10.0
    Mrs. Kirtland - From Fri 15 Apr

    We visited Weymouth beach, the lighthouse at Portland, Abbotsbury for the Swannery (amazing and great cafe!), and Hive Beach (twice!). Great location to see the beautiful coast of Dorset. The Farm Tour was great for adults and kids followed by fresh pizza cooked in the pizza oven. Loved it

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Beaton - From Mon 11 Apr

    As the wood burning stove takes a long time to get going, a small camping stove would be advisable to boil kettle or heat things more quickly. Locally, the beaches are good, monkey world was good day out. The featherdown website could be improved so that you can see what is available at each individual site as it is fairly generic. Eg, hairdryers in shower block etc

    8.8
    Mrs. Shrives - From Mon 04 Apr

    All the recommended places were great. We visited Chesil Beach, The Hive Cafe, The Tank Museum, and the Swannery. We had a good meal at The Kings Arms which was close by. The hot food provided by the farmer was excellent. It was very cold at night and there could be warmer bedding for the colder times of the year. It is important to have good torches or lanterns. Warm slippers are essential.

    8.8
    Mrs. Piper - From Tue 29 Mar

    Additional comment - we were restricted by weather but it would be best to have the farm tour and pizza night towards the start of the stay as helps to get to know other guests and for the children to make friends.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Scott-White - From Fri 23 Oct

    There is so much to do and and see. Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Chessil Beach. A big must is Hive Beach Cafe.

    10.0
    Mrs. Pass - From Mon 28 Sep

    If travelling with a baby take lots of wet wipes and torches for night times. Try the cottage pie...scrummy. Chesil beach was stunning.

    10.0
    Mr. Johnson - From Fri 18 Sep

    Wood burning stove had broken glass (hole) on the front. Think this effected its efficiency.

  • 10.0
    Mr. Evans - From Fri 18 Sep

    The farmers stew was fun to make and very tasty.

    10
    Johnson - From Fri 18 Sep

    Wood burning stove had broken glass (hole) on the front. Think this effected its efficiency.

    8.8
    Mrs. Watts - From Mon 07 Sep

    There is so much to see and do. The fresh fish is a must for the bbq by your tent. Monkey world is a must.

  • 8.8
    Miss Mitchell - From Fri 04 Sep

    we didnt do anything other than stay on the site for the weekend

    10.0
    Mrs. Patel - From Tue 01 Sep

    The Hive restaurant and beach a must and can take dogs to one side of the beach and the restaurant at peak season- very dog friendly.

    10.0
    Mr. Wilkinson - From Mon 24 Aug

    Abbotsbury (4 miles away) has loads to do - children's farm, swannery and tropical gardens are all great in addition to the pretty village and lovely walks you can do.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Harrison - From Mon 24 Aug

    Weymouth indoor swimming pool very good for wet days plus abbotsbury children's farm. Lovely cafe at hive beach.

    10.0
    Mrs. De Florinier - From Mon 24 Aug

    I would definitely recommend the daily fresh baked bread. Which was delivered to our tent every morning. I would also recommend the home cooked meal, which was delivered to us by the 'Invisible Chef'.We visited Lyme Regis one day, it's about an hour drive, park in the first car park you see in Charmouth Road and walk down to the town. It's a lovely place.

    8.8
    Mr. Lamb - From Mon 24 Aug

    Tank Museum and the area's connection with TE Lawrence is interesting (Clouds Hill is worth a visit for those interested).Had a fabulous lunch on the beach at The Hive near Burton Bradstock. A bit of a drive but worth it for sea food lovers,

  • 10
    De Florinier - From Mon 24 Aug

    I would definitely recommend the daily fresh baked bread. Which was delivered to our tent every morning. I would also recommend the home cooked meal, which was delivered to us by the 'Invisible Chef'. We visited Lyme Regis one day, it's about an hour drive, park in the first car park you see in Charmouth Road and walk down to the town. It's a lovely place.

    7.5
    Miss Walton - From Fri 21 Aug

    Dorchester museum. All the local beaches. Weymouth beach very busy when the weather is good.

    7.5
    Miss Walton - From Fri 21 Aug

    Dorchester museum. All the local beaches. Weymouth beach very busy when the weather is good.

  • 10.0
    Dr. Tear - From Fri 21 Aug

    Spend some time making the most of the beautiful site and enjoy seeing the farm animals. There were some lovely walks near our site including Bulbarrow Hill which can be walked or driven up and gives amazing views. We also went to the Bournemouth Air Show and Bovington Tank Museum during our stay and would recommend both of these.

    10.0
    Miss Springford - From Mon 17 Aug

    We went to Pound Stables for horse riding - excellent for children. We travelled on the steam train to Swanage. Dorchester is a small town worth a visit and Weymouth Harbour is a beautiful place to visit too. (Please note we did not require use of the communal showers so can't really comment) See above.

    8.8
    Mrs. Freedman - From Mon 17 Aug

    Pound cottage riding centre for riding for all ages (my 2 year old had great fun!)Dorchester market or cinema if it's raining!Blandford Forum for mooching round cute shops. Swanage only an hour away with railway and funfair and, weather permitting, fishing!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Glasser - From Mon 17 Aug

    So much to see and do. We went to Adventure Wonderland and Swanage.

    10.0
    Miss Springford - From Mon 17 Aug

    We went to Pound Stables for horse riding - excellent for children. We travelled on the steam train to Swanage. Dorchester is a small town worth a visit and Weymouth Harbour is a beautiful place to visit too. (Please note we did not require use of the communal showers so can't really comment) See above.

    10.0
    Mrs. Eales - From Fri 14 Aug

    Take wine glasses! Head torches are very useful and so many beaches locally but don't bother with Weymouth and Lyme Regis stick to the smaller local beaches.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Eakin - From Fri 14 Aug

    There is so much to choose from at this location. We loved Seatown for fossil hunting, Chesil Beach for its size and Lulworth Cove for swimming.

    10.0
    Mr. Bawdon - From Mon 10 Aug

    We spent a lovely day at Kingston Lacy, a jewel of a NT property.

    7.5
    Mrs. White - From Fri 07 Aug

    We visited Weymouth and Sandbanks beaches - both excellent and equal distance from the farm about an hour's drive.

  • 7.5
    White - From Fri 07 Aug

    We visited Weymouth and Sandbanks beaches - both excellent and equal distance from the farm about an hour's drive.

    7.5
    Mrs. White - From Fri 07 Aug

    We visited Weymouth and Sandbanks beaches - both excellent and equal distance from the farm about an hour's drive.

    10.0
    Mrs. Green - From Mon 03 Aug

    Lulworth cove - very picturesque with lovely cliffs top walks.Bovington Tank Museum - good option on a rainy day. One for the boys!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Edwards - From Mon 03 Aug

    Monkey world was well worth a visit. Don't go to blandford forum on a Sunday.

    10.0
    Mr. Shaw - From Mon 03 Aug

    We took a load of glow sticks and they were VERY popular with all the kids

    10.0
    Ms Pateman - From Fri 31 Jul

    Definitely go to Lulworth Cove-you can walk to little coves between there and Durdle Door and have your own private beach! We found fossils at Seatown and Charmouth and a great bike route for families between Portland and Weymouth.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Goodwin - From Mon 27 Jul

    Pizza night was fun. The 5yr old in our party loved monkey world

    10.0
    Mr. Lafford - From Mon 27 Jul

    A couple of blankets for the evening camp fire chats would be handy...

    10
    Goodwin - From Mon 27 Jul

    Pizza night was fun. The 5yr old in our party loved monkey world

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Johnstone - From Fri 24 Jul

    Hive Beach & Cafe is lovely.Abbotsbury Swannery & Children's FarmBike ride into Portesham to the Kings Arms pub which does great food.Chesil Beach

    10.0
    Mrs. Allder - From Fri 24 Jul

    Give beach and beach cafe for excellent brunch and lunch.Lulworth Cove and Durdle DoorCharmouth for fossil hunting, better to go at low tide and can hire hammers from Heritage CentreWeymouth Sealife centre, train and towerCycle ride to Kings Arms in Potersham

    8.8
    Ms. Gaillardin - From Fri 24 Jul

    We enjoyed the Hive beach & restaurant; a day trip to Brownsea Island (need to allow a full day) & making the most of the stunning coastline & scenery.

  • 10.0
    Mr. Timmer - From Mon 20 Jul

    Gewoon genieten!!

    10.0
    Mrs. Grainger - From Mon 20 Jul

    Bring swimming stuff and go to The Victorian Barn at Woolland - for a small fee the pool is great and would work well on rainy days. There is also lakes for fishing if that appeals. An hour's drive is Studland and Knoll Beach is beautiful. Dogs on leads.

    10.0
    Dr. Trumper - From Mon 20 Jul

    Definitely make time to visit the coast (we loved Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Swanage) and plan to spend a day at Monkey World - we all fell in love with the monkeys and apes!Splashdown in Poole was a long way but worth a visit, especially if you have older (>8yrs children).

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Kingston - From Mon 20 Jul

    Go to the viewpoint on Bulbarrow hill - several benches there for a picnic. Then walk up the hill itself to the cross up the top- fantastic views on a clear day.

    10.0
    Mrs. Hamilton Taylor - From Mon 20 Jul

    Bring lots of 'light/torches' for evening. Make sure you visit the beaches

    10.0
    Mrs. Wylie - From Fri 17 Jul

    Hive beach was family friendly with free parking for national trust members and a great location. West Bay has some interesting antique shops and the tropical gardens at Chesil beach were amazing!

  • 10.0
    Ms. Fisher - From Fri 17 Jul

    We liked the Mill at Sturminster Newton and Kingston Lacy.

    10.0
    Mrs. Glover - From Fri 17 Jul

    We visited Studland beach (middle beach) which was stunning and lots of rock pools for the children to explore (although the rocks are v slippery). The cafe there is also excellent, good food at reasonable prices which makes a change when there is a captive audience! Osmington Mills also has a great pub/restaurant called Smugglers Inn which is very accommodating to children. After a lovely lunch behind the pub are a number of cliff top or beach walks, perfect to walk off the food!

    10
    Fisher - From Fri 17 Jul

    We liked the Mill at Sturminster Newton and Kingston Lacy.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Seccombe - From Fri 17 Jul

    We had fun walking the hill close by and we had a great day at Studland Bay. Milton Abbas is v picturesque too.

    10.0
    Ms. Fisher - From Fri 17 Jul

    We liked the Mill at Sturminster Newton and Kingston Lacy.

    10.0
    Mrs. Slay - From Mon 13 Jul

    The Sea Life Adventure Park was good. The associated Tower wasn't working so can't comment, but you definitely need a clear day to get the benefit. I think they accept Tesco vouchers (arrange in advance), or you can get a discount booking online. For online activity, there is a McDonalds in Weymouth where you can register to use their free Wi-Fi.Our 2 boys (11 and 8) aren't into museums, but the coastline provided walks and scenery and beaches that kept them interested. Lyme Regis was lovely, and has a small sandy each at the harbour end. Durdle Door was good, but a steep walk that some will struggle with. Lulworth Cove was more impressive from a distance than close up, but the village is nice. The car park ticket is valid for both DD and LC, so buy 1 ticket for all the time you need.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Larkin - From Mon 13 Jul

    We loved Abbotsbury with the Children's farm and Swannery. The Children loved feeding the Swans. Weymouth beach is excellent and the Punch & Judy show was a highlight. Lulworth Castle and Cove made a nice day out too with lunch at The Weld Arms in the middle!

    10.0
    Mr. Westmacott - From Fri 10 Jul

    Bring a cool box, and a raincoat.

    10.0
    Mrs. Young - From Mon 06 Jul

    Fossil Hunting

  • 10.0
    Mr. Stanley - From Fri 26 Jun

    Beehive Cafe at Birton Bradstock

    10.0
    Mrs. Gumbrell - From Fri 19 Jun

    Enjoy the wonderful views from your tent!

    10.0
    Mr. Yates - From Fri 19 Jun

    Hive beach cafe was amazing!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Dilley - From Fri 19 Jun

    Hive beach and cafe are fab. Sealifecentre in Weymouth a good rainy day outing. Seatown has a lovely pub and good for fossils (though we didn't find any!)

    10.0
    Mr. Szollosi - From Fri 19 Jun

    A visit to Kingston Lacy was good because it's not to far from the farm and has lots to see and do.

    10.0
    Mrs. Bradbury - From Mon 15 Jun

    We loved Weymouth beach, Hive Beach, Abbotsbury for the swannery but the kids animal farm was mediocre however there is an amazing B&B and restaurant just across the river from it which is fantastic with superb food and service.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Darch - From Fri 05 Jun

    The swannery was really good as was the tropical gardens. We bought a pass so we did everything in Abbotsbury (closest village). Lyme Regis was the biggest surprise. Really lovely town and sandy beach (as requested by our daughter) Much nicer than Weymouth. Fish and Chips were delicious!

    10.0
    Mrs. Casserly - From Mon 01 Jun

    Hive beach was great and Portland lighthouse

    10.0
    Mrs. Potts - From Mon 01 Jun

    A trip out to Corfe Castle is well worth the effort. Also, the pony grooming with "Simon" the pony is great for kids and Anna helps make everyone feel at ease.We went on the "Nature trick" and had a great time exploring the woods. Feeding the cutest pigs in the world is also a must!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Hagan - From Fri 29 May

    There are some fabulous info sheets in the tent and the Bartletts can recommend some breathtaking walks too.

    10.0
    Mrs. Anwyl - From Fri 29 May

    The old mill at Sturminster Newton was lovely. Run by local volunteers, they opened the sluice gates and got the mill working all just for us.Turnballs tea rooms in shafetsburys is amazing. It's the home of the Hovis bread advert and at the bottom of the hill is a great park with a twin slide which both Noah and Pippa loved.

    10.0
    Ms. Beaton - From Fri 29 May

    The water mill nearby was an interesting place to visit.

  • 10
    Anwyl - From Fri 29 May

    The old mill at Sturminster Newton was lovely. Run by local volunteers, they opened the sluice gates and got the mill working all just for us.Turnballs tea rooms in shafetsburys is amazing. It's the home of the Hovis bread advert and at the bottom of the hill is a great park with a twin slide which both Noah and Pippa loved.

    10.0
    Ms. Beaton - From Fri 29 May

    The water mill nearby was an interesting place to visit.

    10.0
    Mrs. Worthington - From Mon 25 May

    We highly recommend a visit to the much hyped Hive Beach Cafe, but it's chaotic so get there early. Joby's home cooked meals were great and made our first night really easy. And the hot croissants for breakfast are not to be missed. Highly recommend ordering pizza to cook in the wood oven and taking lots of marshmallows to toast in the campfire.

  • 8.8
    Engall - From Mon 25 May

    Kingston Lacy and Brownsea Island as national trust members

    10.0
    Mrs. Spice - From Fri 22 May

    Riding

    10.0
    Mr. Newman - From Mon 18 May

    Studland beach is beautiful with a great National Trust Cafe and worth a day or two. Hive beach cafe is also excellent.

  • 8.8
    Mrs. Mouradian - From Fri 15 May

    Buy a local map preferably Ordnance Survey

    10.0
    Dr. Appleyard - From Fri 08 May

    The farm tour was brilliant.

    8.8
    Mrs. Carter - From Fri 01 May

    Lots to see and do, whatever the weather. Visit to Portland very good and excellent food at the Kings Arms.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Etherington - From Fri 24 Apr

    Lots to see and do on the farm but also visit West Bay, The Hive beach restaurant, The Swanery, Durdle Door. So much to do.

    10.0
    Mrs. Falkiner - From Fri 24 Apr

    Hive Beach Caf? for superb food and crabbing with the kids at West Bay.

    10.0
    Mrs. Thomas - From Fri 24 Apr

    Recommend crabbing at West Bay ... Guaranteed to catch a crab :-) . The Hive Cafe at Burton Bradstock - cakes fabulous !

  • 10.0
    Miss Heley - From Mon 13 Apr

    Weymouth beach donkey rides is a must.

    10.0
    Mrs. Dersley - From Mon 13 Apr

    Corfe Castle and the steam train trip to Swanage is a great day out - only about 40 minutes from the farm.

    10.0
    Mr. Randall - From Mon 13 Apr

    Kingston Lacey National Trust very good_x000D_ Great beach experience at Burton Bradstock

  • 10.0
    Ms. Malby - From Fri 10 Apr

    We went to Lime Regis fossil hunting. It took us a good 1.30hrs to get there and initially we thought it was very much a 'kiss me quick' location! However when we went a bit further round we found the Jurassic coastline and hunted for fossils along the beach. We did manage to find some ammonites fossilised in some large rocks (too large to bring home much to the kids disappointment)....so we went to one of the many fossil shops and bought some!

    10.0
    Mrs. Sturgess - From Tue 07 Apr

    We enjoyed the Abbottsbury Swannery, Weymouth Beach and The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester (although it is small it pleased our little dinosaur fans).

    10.0
    Mrs. Price - From Tue 07 Apr

    Lyme Regis Beach - stunning.

  • 10.0
    Mr. Banks - From Fri 03 Apr

    The Dorset beaches are lovely especially Fossil hunting on Charmouth Beach.

    10.0
    Mrs. Calthrop - From Fri 03 Apr

    Lots of wonderful beaches to go to, loads of things to do locally, of which we only got to sample a few of. Hive beach at Burford Bradstock was excellent for hunting for fossils and swimming in the summer (we imagine!) and had an amazing fish 'cafe' but we warned - its so popular, you need to get there promptly at 12 to get a table without queuing!

    10.0
    Mrs. Kiewell - From Fri 03 Apr

    We attended a wedding in the New Forest and apart from that stayed on the farm.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Pond - From Mon 27 Oct

    Corfe castle & steam railway_x000D_ Chesil beach_x000D_ Monkey world

    10.0
    Mrs. Price - From Fri 24 Oct

    Lyme Regis, Portland bill and all the prettying villages along the coast

    10.0
    Ms. Cousins - From Mon 20 Oct

    fossil hunting at charmouth was a joy !

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Cutts - From Fri 17 Oct

    We enjoyed visiting Weymouth and Chesil Beach (which has a good visitor centre and cafe)

    10.0
    Mrs. Price - From Fri 03 Oct

    Chesil Beach and Portland Bill a short drive away and well worth seeing. But stay on the farm and you won't be bored at all!

    8.8
    Mrs. Holt - From Fri 26 Sep

    Bring pillows.

  • 10.0
    Mevr. Heywood - From Fri 19 Sep

    Really enjoyed a visit to Hive Beach (and the beach café there) and had a great day out at Abbotsbury Children's Farm.

    10.0
    Mrs. Ridley - From Fri 19 Sep

    Visit the local beaches for cheap fun nearby!

    10.0
    Mevr. Heap - From Mon 15 Sep

    Just enjoy and relax

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Rushforth - From Fri 12 Sep

    The Hive Beach cafe has fantastic seafood and Lulworth Cove is well worth a visit.

    10.0
    Mr. Risley - From Fri 05 Sep

    Do go on the farm tour with Anna & Mike - amazing to listen to them talk passionately about their home and farm._x000D_ Sandbanks is 60 minutes away for a day on the beach._x000D_ Or Weymouth is 45 minute away for a day on the beach. _x000D_ if good weather, then do it as both beaches were fabulous.

    10.0
    Mrs. Sanson - From Mon 01 Sep

    The pub in Portesham : King's Arms was excellent for food and has a lovely garden. Corfe Castle is a great National Trust place to visit and Weymouth has a beautiful beach.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Keily - From Fri 29 Aug

    Only there for a weekend, but we walked up nearby Bulbarrow Hill for a vast, amazing view of beautiful lumpy chalk hills, visited pretty Sherborne for shops and tearooms, and had a fab day visiting Corfe Castle (NT) which had longbow lessons and medieval activities and then a sunny afternoon on Swanage beach and posh fish and chips on the harbour.

    7.5
    Mrs. Arnold - From Tue 26 Aug

    Hive Beach was lovely and Hive Cafe was excellent. It gets very busy but we got there at 5.30pm from the beach and managed to get a table for 14 people. You can't reserve a table but they serve food from 6pm so if you get there early you won't have to wait!!

    8.8
    Mrs. James - From Tue 26 Aug

    We decided to stick to the simple pleasures of local walks rather than visit paid for attractions. The children loved visiting the mills at Sturminster Newton and Fiddleford. We also drove to the top of Bulbarrow Hill and had a short walk to Rawlsbury Camp where the children and dog loved climbing up the outer ramparts!

  • 7.5
    Ms Wheatley - From Tue 26 Aug

    its a great area with loads to do - close to the beach (1 hour) and Sturminster Newtown has everything you need for provisions.

    10.0
    Mr. Cohen - From Mon 18 Aug

    West Bay for crabbing, beach and cliff walk (possible fun fair)_x000D_ _x000D_ Hive beach for cliff walk to Chessil and excellent cafe for fresh fishseafood lunch or afternoon tea_x000D_ _x000D_ Fresh Water Beach Park Jurrasic Fun Centre (by Hive Beach) for pools and slides

    10.0
    Ms. Harding - From Mon 18 Aug

    Drive to Poole and pick up the ferry to Brownsea Island. A wonderful day out!

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Mccarron - From Mon 18 Aug

    Travel light! It gets tiring go/from the car with loads of luggage loaded on a wheelbarrow. Items in the honesty shop were reasonably priced. The tents got chilly at night, but with the bedding that was provided we were warm enough. We found having a flask to fill with hot water very useful. Would go back to feather down again tomorrow!

    10.0
    Mrs. Hayward - From Fri 15 Aug

    Visit the beach to search for fossils at Charmouth. Make a note that you can hire fossil hammers for £3 from the fossil shop at the beach. Also, call into the fossil museum just above the shop to get a booklet as to how to find fossils. Pre-book fossil hunting trips before you go to the beach in the summer. _x000D_ _x000D_ Visit West Bay for crabbing and the beach there is beautiful and where Broadchurch is filmed. Fish and chips are very good at the harbour._x000D_ _x000D_ Avoid Hive Beach café in August. You will have trouble getting a table. The beach is also very busy in the summer._x000D_ _x000D_ Avoid the A roads and the pubs on the A roads in the height of summer!_x000D_ _x000D_ Lulworth Cove is beautiful BUT heaving in the summer. There is a speedboat from the Cove that takes you along the coast to Durdle Door at top speed. There appears to be no life jackets offered - so take your life into your hands, particularly with small children. It is very much a money making operation with no thought of safety.

    10.0
    Mr. Holloway - From Mon 11 Aug

    a trip to lulworth cove is well worth it_x000D_ a trip to durdle dor is well worth it and adjacent to teh above_x000D_ if you want some retail therapy Clarks Shopping Village is an hour away_x000D_ a walk up Bulbarrow Hill is well worth it and if you dont want to walk up then drive up, park and go walk about

  • 10.0
    Mr. Wright - From Fri 08 Aug

    Fish and chips at Hive Beach...Yum!

    10.0
    Mrs. Boiling - From Mon 04 Aug

    The Iron Age Hill Fort at Bulbarrow Hill is well worth a visit especially at sun set. Ringstead Bay is an easy drive away and makes a great day out.

    10.0
    Mrs. Owen - From Mon 04 Aug

    If you have small people with you who like trains, a great day out was to catch the train from Swanage up to Corfe Castle, spend a couple of hours and have tea in the Greyhound pub and then catch the train back down again.

  • 8.8
    Mr. Derbyshire - From Mon 04 Aug

    You must visit Ringstead Bay the beach is a bit stoney but if you walk round the headland you will find superb sandy beaches with hardly any body there_x000D_ nice pub for food Smugglers Inn near Ringstead Bay

    10.0
    Mrs. Fraser - From Fri 01 Aug

    Chesil beach is amazing - read 'On Chesil Beach' by Ian McEwan whilst you're sitting on the 18 miles of pebbles!_x000D_ Great waves at West Bay and the Hive Beach. Spotlessly clean water. Very stony so take a thick blanket or chairs!_x000D_ The Hive Cafe cooks amazing fish and is located right on the beach. Buy the recipe book to try some things at home!

    10.0
    Mrs. Stothard - From Mon 28 Jul

    Martin & Joby provide excellent recommendations for places to go to and places to eat. Their recommendation of Hive Beach was spot on as was the Kings Arms at Pottersham.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Pryce - From Fri 25 Jul

    the whole area around Shivlinghampton was great. the beaches are so clean and good fun. we took our dog with us and he was welcome everywhere. definitely a great part of the country - the farm is so well located and central to lots of good places to visit.

    10.0
    Mrs. Bonnell - From Mon 21 Jul

    Go to the recommended beaches

    10.0
    Mrs. Tranter - From Fri 18 Jul

    The Kings Arms in Portesham is worth a visit._x000D_ A trip to Corfe Castle on the steam train._x000D_ A visit to Bridport for independent shops and cafes_x000D_ For children there is a nice park in Abbotsbury

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Hulyer - From Mon 14 Jul

    Mackerel fishing from West Bay,_x000D_ Eating on a Hive Beach_x000D_ Donkey rides at Weymouth beach_x000D_ Climbing Portland Bill lighthouse

    10.0
    Mrs. Sà¸rensen - From Mon 14 Jul

    We did a fossil hunting trip at Charmouth. All the children found something and there are beautiful pyrite ammonites for those lucky enough to find one. In Weymouth we found a lovely juice bar, Mejusa as well as the fantastic local homemade ice creams on the seafront that Joby recommended. The Swannery is a lovely day out: much more there than just swans!

    10.0
    Mr. Stanley - From Fri 20 Jun

    When the weather is good we are quite happy hanging out at the farm letting the kids run around or visiting the beach. The beach with the Hive Cafe is great for the kids in good weather. The swanary was also a hit.

  • 10.0
    Mrs. Baker - From Fri 13 Jun

    Monkey world was by far the best day out. The farmers were so welcoming and very helpful.

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