Our guide to the best days out in... Dorset

As far as parental promises go, hunting for dinosaur teeth on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is up there.

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Days out in Dorset

But if that’s not enough to satisfy your little darlings, this scenic South West county also has Peppa Pig World (beloved of a certain B. Johnson), the Badger Watch centre and the Tank Museum.

Is there anything for adults here at all?

Don’t sweat it. Lyme Regis has scenic hotels and fab food. You can go ghost hunting or beach-combing at Weymouth. And DNA Bar in Bournemouth has banging Hip-Hop and R&B. Or how about hanging out with a 180ft high man in his birthday suit at Cerne Abbas?

Want a perfect pic for the Gram? Head to the cobbled streets and old-style cottages of Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill. Lovely.

Dinosaurs. Badgers. Buff-naked giants. How can you possibly be bored in Dorset?

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A little nugget about Dorset

If you're a road nerd, Dorset is home to the ‘Bendiest road in Britain’ with a mile of windy delights along the B3081.


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A seaside resort that’s a bit off the beaten track but has plenty for kids? That’s Weymouth.

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With lovely scenery and a royal seal of approval, Berkshire’s great for a break. And it’s only 45 minutes from London - always nice.

East Sussex

East Sussex – with cracking beaches and arty towns, it’s a great escape from London.


Pretty villages. Rolling hills. Romantic forests. Surrey’s a great place to spend time.

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