Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dorset in the summer: these are a few of our favourite things…

dog-walks-lancombeDorset is a stunning location at any time of the year. During the summer months, it really comes alive, with so many opportunities to make the most of the beautiful scenery.

We asked our friendly locals what their favourite things about summer in Dorset are.

Here’s what they had to say.

The beaches…

“There are so many beautiful beaches to discover. See the beach huts, take a walk or simply soak up the sun. Tempt yourself with fish and chips or an ice cream. It is what a visit to the beach is all about.”

Healthy walks…

“See the picturesque scenery by taking a walk. There are so many options, whether you prefer a stroll or a bit more of a hike. Make it as energetic as you like while you take in the clean sea air and views. The kids will love exploring too.”

Speciality and gift shops…

“Taste some local produce or take home a souvenir from one of the many gorgeous and original shops. You never know what you might find!”

Mini golf…

“Great fun for all the family. Get competitive and see how good your golfing skills are. They could be above par!”

Enjoy nature…

“There are so many wonderful parks, lakes and nature reserves. Enjoy a day trip to truly discover these beautiful places.”

Lunch in a pub garden….

“Enjoy a pint of something cool in one of the many pubs. Take time out to chat with the locals and enjoy a meal. If you pick a coastal pub then the views will be amazing too.”

Why not come try it for yourself, and see what you think is best about Dorset in the summer?

Visit our bookings page if you would like to enquire.

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Ideas for the bank holiday weekend in Dorset

Keep the whole family entertained this May bank holiday weekend. In addition to the stunning beaches and scenery, there are plenty of activities that might just tempt you away from the tranquil surroundings of Lancombe.

23rd to 25th May: Beer and Cider Festival

If you fancy a bit of a tipple then this is just the festival for you! Taking place at The Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle, you will be spoilt for choice with 30 ales and ciders to choose from. To soak it all up there is an array of food, including a hog roast, BBQ, wood fired pizzas, take-away fish and chip and lobster high teas! Tempt yourself by looking at the website.

23rd to 31st May: King Tut’s Treasure Hunt

See an exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun’s mummy at this spectacular World Heritage Exhibition in Dorchester. What other treasures will you find? Find out more information here.

24th May: Dorset Tour Vintage and Classic Car Rally

Preston Beach Road and Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth plays host to a vintage car rally. Call +44 (0)1305 785747 for more details.

25th May: Bridport’s May Fair

Celebrate May Day in the traditional way with Maypole dancers and the crowning of the May Queen at the Millennium Green in Bridport. The celebrations take place from noon until 3pm and there will be plenty of entertainment to keep you amused, including displays by Bridport Dog Club and the South Dorset Vintage Motorcycle Club.

25th May: The Broadchurch Experience

A must for any fan of the Broadchurch TV series. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal and see the areas where Broadchurch was filmed. See the Police Station, Newsagents, death cliff & more! Book here.

25th May: Sherborne Castle Country Fair

A great day out for all the family. See dog shows, rare breed displays, dragon boat racing and heavy horses. There are plenty of trade stalls and a food hall to tempt your taste buds. All held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle, with a spectacular lakeside location. Full details can be found here.

23rd to 31st May: Seaside Walk Week

Enjoy a walk by the sea and raise money for charity. A series on nine guided walks, of varying lengths, take you to picturesque locations across the UK. Why not join the Lulworth Cove walk on 25th May. More information is on their website.


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