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Easter 2016 – Days out in Dorset - January 18th, 2016

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 Castle, sitting high above the town of Corfe. Regular events keeps this iconic castle current in the minds of youngsters.

Cost: £2.50 per person
Website: Corfe Castle Lacy Easter Egg Hunt

National Trust Brownsea Island

Arguably the home of scouting in the UK. Discover red squirrels, wildlife and flooded woodland, lakes.

Cost: £2.50 per person
Website: Brownsea Island Easter Egg Hunt

Easter trail at Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a dramatic headland in Bournemouth near Christchurch Harbour. An outstanding site for wildlife, archaeology and long sweeping beaches.

Cost: £2.00 per person
Website: Easter trail at Hengistbury Head

 

The Great Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Real fossils, dinosaur skeletons, and life-size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands on displays to excite, enthrall, and entertain the visitor.

Cost: £6.49 for adults £5.49 for children
Website: Dorchester Dinosaur Museum

 

Abbostbury Subtropical Gardens Giant Egg Hunt

Initailly a kitchen garden this 30 acre garden is now filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Abbotsbury Swannry and Activity Barn also work a visit.

Cost: £12 for adults £9 for children
Website: Abbotsbury Gardens

 

Easter in Charmouth Fossils Hunting

Popular all the year round. You can easily while-away several hours hunting for fossils on Charmouth Beach. Guided tours are available but not necessary.

Cost: £7.50 Adult £3 Child
Website: Charmouth Heritage Centre

 

Weymouth Farmers Market

Cost: Free
Website:
Weymouth Town Centre

 

Swanage Spring Steam Gala 2016

Our award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway is located in Dorset with easy access from neighbouring Hampshire and the South of England. Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle, travelling down to the blue flag beach at Swanage.

Cost: Various (check the website for details)
Website:
Swanage Railway

 

Dorchester Farmers Market

Cost: Free
Website
Weymouth Town Centre

 

Palmers

This is for the Dads. If you have older children and would like to learn about the art of Brewing ale we recommend a visit to Palmers Brewery. At the end of the tour you get to sample some Ales.

Cost: £8.50 for adults £8.00 for children
Website: Palmers Brewery
If you need a place to rest your head. Newlands Holiday Park in Charmouth

Nestled in the lovely World Heritage village of Charmouth, Newlands Holiday Park is the perfect spot for camping and caravan touring on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
A friendly, family-run park offers comfortable accommodation set in 23 acres of landscaped grounds, surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside.
Website: www.newlandsholidays.co.uk/

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