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28

Apr

2016

10 Things to do across Dorset in May

Spring is here! The Bluebells and daffodils are in full bloom and mercury is beginning to rise. There's no better way to experience this glorious season than with a family day out in Dorset Whether you visit a historic venue, head off to the beach or take in the local culture, Dorset really has it all. Here are the things you can get up to this May! Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival Location: Cattistock, Dorchester Date: 1 May - 10.00am til 4.00pm Website: ...

10

Mar

2016

Walk of the Month: Seatown to Golden Cap

Once every month on the blog this year, we’ll be doing a ‘walk of the month’ feature, which will shine a spotlight on a different walking route in West Dorset or East Devon. For this first edition, we’re focusing on Golden Cap, one of the most recognisable landmarks on the Jurassic Coast. Golden Cap is the highest sea cliff in the South of England, at a height of 191 metres – 30 metres taller than Beachy Head in Sussex. Don’t be put off by its daunting size though – the summit of the ...
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10

Mar

2016

Getting outdoors this Easter

Abbotsbury – Giant Easter Egg Hunt For such a small town Abbotsbury packs in 3 fantastic days out for the children. The Swannery, the Farm and the Tropical Gardens. All are worth a visit with any age group of children. Dates: 25 March to 28th March Time: 10am to 5 pm Website: Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens Cost: £2. Charmouth Visitor Centre - Fossil Walks You can easily while-away several hours on the beach at Charmouth looking for Fossils. Bring along a packed lunch or eat at the Visitor ...

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4

Mar

2016

Julia Bradbury's Walks with a View in Dorset

Back in October ITV descended on Dorset to film Julia Bradbury's Walks with a View. The lovely Julia Bradbury is very familiar to use through her time on BBC's Countryfile. In this new series Julia choose some of very favourite locations that are accessible and most importantly with a wonderful view In this episode she scales Golden Cap. As part of the National Trust estate Golden Cap hugs the Jurassic Coast, Britain's only natural World Heritage Site.  This part of the coast covers 95 ...
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18

Jan

2016

Easter 2016 - Days out in Dorset

Easter falls between Good Friday 25 March to Easter Monday 29 March. Easter is a busy time here in Dorset.  It's a great time to visit.  As usual there is lots to do to keep families busy.  Here is our 2016 list; National Trust has a terrific new website and is filled with activities for Easter. Here is a selection of a few of our favourites National Trust Kingston Lacy Cost: £2.50 per person Website: Kingston Lacy Easter Egg Hunt National Trust Corfe Castle One of the UK’s oldest ruined ...
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1

Oct

2015

The Best Dorset has to offer - Food & Drink

In my humble opinion Dorset continues to grow from strength to strength. It’s been a slow burn, but over the past few years awareness of this wonderful county has grown. Celebrity Chef’s, Whittingstall and Hix, have made it there home, new and interesting hotels have sprung up and the quality of the local produce has got better and better. On the 24 September Dorset Magazine hosted the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. This showcases the achievements of local produces and what’s ...
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11

Jun

2015

Festivals in Dorset

Top Festivals in Dorset for Summer 2015 Which one are you going to? ------------------------------------------------------ Beaminster Festival of Music and Arts When: 27 June to 5 July Where: Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3DR In a nutshell: Music, Art and Literature Cost: Free to £25 depending on event Website: www.beaminsterfestival.com/ Distance from Newlands: 24 Minutes ------------------------------------------------------ UK Boogie Woogie Music Festival When: 3rd to 5th ...
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15

May

2015

Events in Lyme Regis - May to August

Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend (29-31 May) Jazz & Blues lovers will be flocking to Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival in May.  Live music from the like if Dr Feelgood, Clive's Smith's Trio and much more. Tickets for individual events cost from £6 per person. Weekend tickets cost £50 person person and available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on Bridge Street - Tel: 01297 442138 The Big Mix 2015 (4 July) The Big Mix is Lyme’s own youth music festival by the sea, providing an ...
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24

Apr

2015

iCoast - Explore the Dorset Coast

What I noticed this Easter is when Dorset gets good weather there is no finer place to be on holiday. It has so much to offer holiday makers. So, it’s no surprise that Dorset is becoming more popular. Broadchurch, celebrity Chefs, new hotels and a stunning coastline have all contributed to an increase in visitors. So, if you are planning a trip to Dorset, but not sure what do to there, here is a really interesting new website called iCoast. The website is a map based that presents ...
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20

Mar

2015

The Fossil Festive 2015 - Lyme Regis

The Fossil Festive is celebrates its 10th Anniversary Between 1 – 3 May the Fossil Festival takes over Lyme Regis and with it comes a truck load of fun for the family. There shall be no shortage of boffins to talk to from the Natural History Museum scientists , British Antarctic Survey, Palaeontological Association, UK Onshore Geological Survey, Plymouth University, Natural England, Jurassic Coast, Dorset Geologists, Geological Society, Lyme Regis Museum, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, ...

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