The Easter holidays are almost upon us! That means chocolate, hot-cross buns and for those of us lucky enough to still be at school…plenty of free time! We know though that for parents and grandparents the Easter holidays can be one big question…what can I do to entertain the kids? After all, there are only so many times that they can watch Star Wars (apparently).
But fear not, we’re here to help with our top picks for things to do in Dorset.
Read on to find out more…
Top things to do in Dorset…
We’ve split this list up into different categories to help you choose the type of activity that suits you the best.
For those that love their history…
Here are a few suggestions of things to do in Dorset and around Corfe Castle for history lovers.
The spectacular Corfe Castle is one of the most popular day trip destinations in Dorset, and only partly because Dorset Waterpark is close by. Now owned by the National Trust the castle was partially destroyed in 1646 as a result of the English Civil war. Find out more here.
Maiden Castle is one of the biggest Iron Age hill forts in Europe. Located in Dorset, Maiden Castle is the size of around 50 football pitches and was once home to over 100 people.
Find out more here.
Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum
Located in Corfe CP, close to Dorset Waterpark, Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum tells the story of clay mining and narrow gauge railways in Purbeck. It’s free to enter but a small donation to the upkeep of the museum is suggested. Find out more here.
For those that love having fun…
Holidays are for having fun and luckily for you, Corfe Castle CP is home to the most fun activity in Dorset (if not in the whole of the South West) - Dorset Waterpark.
There’s Dorset Waterpark!
Overlooking Corfe Castle Dorset Waterpark is spread over two lakes - each featuring different inflatable objects for you to tackle. Not only do we have two epic lakes (one 65 metres and one 85 metres) for you to take on, we also have a Snack Shack to help you get your energy back and changing rooms where you can slip on your glad rags before hitting the pubs and restaurants around Corfe.
Food and drink for the adults around Corfe Castle
Dorset Waterpark is spread over two lakes overlooking Corfe Castle. Children, and adults, can have a fantastic day out at Dorset Waterpark and then enjoy the surrounding area. Here’s a little look at things to do in Dorset around Dorset Waterpark.
The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn in Corfe (try saying that fast) offers a fantastic range of home cooked food and a warm welcome. There are also children’s and ‘tots’ menus available. Find out more here.
The Greyhound Inn
A more upscale gastropub located in the heart of Corfe, The Greyhound Inn offers local and sustainably sourced food. Children’s menus are also available. Find out more here.
For those that love travelling in style
Corfe Castle is also home to one of the UK’s finest heritage railways. Read on to find out more.
Swanage Railway is a heritage railway running through the heart of Corfe. The railway offers an impressive and regular steam and diesel train service. Find out more here.
Book your spot at Dorset Waterpark today, only £12.50 p/p if booked 7 days in advance.