Winter wonderland!

A winter wonderland is waiting for you at Lancombe, as we really do feel like we have something for everyone at winter time.  So to give you a taste of what we offer here over the winter period to blow away the cobwebs, have fun, explore, hibernate, or have a little bit of everything; here are some ideas.  Don’t forget our 15% winter discount offer up to 17th December 2016.

Families, couples and groups

The build up to the Christmas holidays is nothing short of hectic, with all the presents, the nativity plays and trying to find the bulb on the tree that has blown all the lights. Of course there are also the emails, texts and phone calls organising who will see who this year, and when.

Well, if you want to get away from it all, we take some of the hassle away at Lancombe, with our festively decorated cottages, lodges and huts, a Grotto where Santa visits on Christmas and New Year week, and of course we are always at hand to make those Christmas wishes come true!

There is so much for children (and grown-ups) to do over the festive season in Dorset, so here are just some ideas:

Swanage Railway Santa Special – The Swanage Railway’s Santa Specials are famous around the world as Dorset’s leading family Christmas attraction. Their premier heritage steam railway, located at the seaside, is pleased to be host to Santa each Christmas.


Sail with Santa on a kid’s party cruise go on a Santa kids’ party cruise. Santa and his helper Dr Balloonman will give a 30 minute show, then perform magic or balloon modelling. Kids can also get a choice of amazing glitter tattoos.


Tank Museum’s Vintage Christmas celebrations Stepping back in time, ‘Vintage Christmas’ brings fantastic entertainment, an incredible festive market and historical education in a unique setting.  Visit:

Christmas in Brewery Square – a whole month of exciting events to spread the festive cheer and it all starts on Saturday 26th November with their Christmas lights illumination, market stalls, live music and the return of Skating In The Square Dorchester.  On the 17th December you can even meet the Ice Queen.  Visit:

Weymouth’s BIG Christmas – Weymouth’s BIG Christmas, held from the 4th-31st December.


There are too many events to list them all, so we recommend you check out this timetable on Visit-Dorset’s website:


Don’t forget though, holidays are not just for Christmas, you can still get away at Lancombe and enjoy the winter, here are just some things that we offer for a truly wonderful winter break in Dorset:  After you have searched for the fairies in our very own fairy walk, had a play in the games room, there is still so much to see and do in Dorset at winter time.  There is a plethora of local attractions, beaches, walks and activities check out our Out & About section at:

Once you have been to your favourite places, come on back to Lancombe to have a swim in our lovely, warm indoor heated pool or, for grown-ups, a relax in the Sauna.  Then cosy up in one of our beautiful and cosy cottages, lodges or huts ready to plan your next adventure.Dorset Doggy Delights – our four legged guests.

Here at Lancombe, we genuinely love dogs!  We know you are part of the family and as with all of us, you deserve a holiday where you are pampered too.  At Lancombe you will get your very own doggy welcome packs, consisting of a food bowl, mat, towel for drying off with after those muddy winter walks, a blanket if you like a cuddle on the sofa, and of course a treat (well it shouldn’t be just mum and dad that gets one after their journey).

As well as the large meadow, orchard and woodland walk at Lancombe, there is so much for you to do……..There are lots of ideas to explore Doggy Dorset in your welcome pack….but here is just a taster of the perfect pooch locations where you know you will be truly welcome.

Pet friendly beaches –

Attractions not to be sniffed at – As well as Swanage Railway where you are even allowed to ride on the train!  You can also visit the Dinosaur Museum, Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey, Abbotsbury Sub tropical gardens to name but a few.

Countryside heaven – Have a run around the beautiful Dorset Countryside, where there’s lots to see and explore.  More information is available in your welcome packs.

Hungry? – There are plenty of Dog friendly pubs in Dorset, including our two nearest pubs, the Fox & Hounds in Cattistock and the Chalk & Cheese in Maiden Newton where in both you can be assured of a warm welcome.  They also serve wonderful food, so make sure you can be seen under the table!!!!

After that, you can always cuddle up to your mum or dad (or both) in your cosy and warm dog-friendly-holidays-dorset-150x150cottage, lodge or hut.

Call Caroline on: 01300 320562 or email:, you can also visit: to book online.