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Brilliant Budget Days Out in Dorset

Brilliant Budget Days Out in Dorset

This summer get out and about and enjoy the best that Dorset has to offer with these picks of top budget days out in Dorset. These child-friendly, brilliant budget days out will let you and your family get the most out of the summer holidays without running up a huge bill. Read on to find out more and discover our top picks for brilliant budget days out in Dorset.

Look for fossils at Lyme Regis

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Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils. This seaside Dorset town was where the first complete ichthyosaur was discovered by 12 year old Mary Anning. More commonly, fossil hunters find ammonites (those are the ones shaped like a snail) and iron pyrites, known as ‘fool’s gold’. Fossil hunting at Lyme Regis doesn’t cost a penny, so it is a great way to spend time with all the family. Find out more about fossil hunting at Lyme Regis here.

Take a walk along the South West Coast Path

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The South West Coast path is the UK’s longest national trail, clocking in at a whopping 630 miles. Of course, we’re not suggesting that you walk all of it, but you can hop on and off the path at your leisure and it is a great way to discover some of the beautiful towns and villages along the Dorset coast.

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Step back in time at Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle is one of the largest Iron Age hillforts of its kind. It is the size of 50 football pitches and once protected hundreds of residents. Excavations even suggest that it was a Neolithic enclosure from around 3,500 BC! It is free to enter and is open during daylight hours, making it a great place to go for a budget day out in Dorset. Click here for more information about Maiden Castle.

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Dive into summer at Dorset Waterpark

Great day out at Dorset Waterpark

Of course, there’s something much more fun to do in Dorset this summer, that’s visiting Dorset Waterpark! This huge water park, close to Corfe Castle has two massive lakes full of inflatable objects to slip and slide across and over. It only costs £12.50 for a one-hour session if booked seven days in advance, it is £15 if booked within seven days. There’s beach-style showers, lockers, changing rooms and a Snack Shack for hot food and hot and cold drinks. Click here to book your tickets to Dorset Waterpark.

Go rock pooling at Kimmeridge Bay

Who doesn’t love rock pooling! One of the best places to go rock pooling in Dorset is Kimmeridge Bay. Kimmeridge Bay lies within the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and, in addition to being a fantastic place to go rock pooling, it is also a great place to go snorkeling. Kimmeridge Bay is free to enter, so what are you waiting for?

Get muddy at Dorset Mud Trail

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Suitable for children aged from under six to over sixty Dorset Mud Trail is one of the greatest days out in Dorset. It is a 1.5km muddy trail in the grounds of Dorset Waterpark featuring over 30 obstacles for you to take on! Can you climb the cargo nets, walk the rope bridge and master the monkey rings? Come along to Dorset Mud Trail and find out more! You can book your tickets to Dorset Mud Trail here.

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