Our Top 10 Easter Days Out

Published: Monday 26th Mar 2018

Written by: Katie Bessant

Dorset is home to loads of great things to do and attractions for the whole family. Take a look at our top 10 Easter days out listed below:

1. SANDWORLD - Best for family fun

Admire the magical and impressive sculptures made out of sand at Sandworld in Weymouth. These impressive creations have all been handmade and are replaced year on year so is well worth a visit on your next break in Dorset. 

2. CHARMOUTH - Best for a beach day

Lined with pretty beach huts and boasting magical golden sands, the picturesque beach of Charmouth is hugely popular amongst local and visitors alike. This is also a great place to visit to put your fossil hunting skills to the ultimate test. 

3. HARRY ROCKS - Best for walks

For breath-taking views of the Jurassic Coast, head to Harry Rocks and walk along the coast path to admire the stunning scenery of the Dorset coastline.

4. UK LLAMAS - Best for animals

Based in the West Dorset countryside, head over to UK Llamas to experience these elegant, hardy and agile animals. You can even take the Llamas and Alpacas for a walk. 

5. NOTHE FORT - Best for English history

One of Weymouth’s most popular attractions, the historic sea front in Weymouth is a great attraction for all ages and visitors alike. There is plenty to see and do and the fort itself is steeped in history and always has an event going on.

6. MONKEY WORLD - Best for conservation

Be inspired by the work of Dr Alison Cronin at Dorset’s monkey and ape rescue centre. Here you’ll be able to see 5 species of gibbon, orang-utans, chimpanzees, and 11 species of monkey and prosimians that have been rescued from smugglers or from abusive owners. There’s also a massive play area for the children to enjoy too!


The glorious and subtropical walled gardens of Abbotsbury are well worth a visit. The gardens are home to a unique micro climate enabling some rare and unique species of plants to grow within the walls. Once a year, the gardens are illuminated with special sculptures and admired in the dark during the autumn months.

8. DORSET WATER PARK - Best for getting wet

Situated in Swanage just next to Corfe Castle, try out the Dorset Water Park for a fun-filled day out in the water. With many obstacles to tackle, there is something for the whole family to enjoy and get that heart racing.

9. BROWNSEA ISLAND - Best for scouting

In 1907 Lord Baden-Powell set up camp on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour and started a worldwide movement that would see 40 million boys and girls become Guides and Scouts in all corners of the globe. Today, thanks to the National Trust, Brownsea is still a great place to have fun, as well as being a haven for Red Squirrels and wildlife. 

10. LULWORTH COVE AND DURDLE DOOR - Best for geological wows

Lulworth is a marvel. It’s a geological gift that keeps on giving, especially with a walk over the top of the cliff to Durdle Door and the magnificent Man O’ War beach. From the top you can see why the circular cove is so enchanting to lovers of the rock. And you can find out all about why it’s so great at the Lulworth heritage Centre in the village. But not until you’ve had a Purbeck ice cream, of course.


Have you booked your Easter getaway to Devon yet? If not, check out our range of self-catering cottages available.



Katie Bessant



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