Trek part of the Jurassic Coast which stretches from Corfe Castle all the way to Old Harry Rocks or lie on the gorgeous beaches of the area. The picturesque town of Shaftesbury is home to some of the best countryside views in the area, walk the cobbled street that leads up Gold Hill, the filming location for the famous Hovis adverts, to discover these sights. It’s perfectly suited to those with a taste for adventure with chalk hills, low clay valleys and spectacular rocky coastline.
Why spend May Half-term in Dorset?
There’s so much to do and so many wonderful sights to see. Choose a great holiday cottage as your base and start exploring as soon as you arrive. Take a picnic with you while traversing the fantastic Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, cycle the coastal trail or lie on a sandy beach.
Things to do at May Half-term in Dorset:
Walk along Poole’s fantastic quay with a variety of cafés, restaurants and an arcade. While in the area explore Bournemouth’s gardens or take a ferry across to Brownsea Island, the birthplace of scouting and guiding. Inland you’ll find great attractions like Monkey World and Adventure Wonderland.
Why stay in a Dorset cottage at May Half-term?
Our collection has a range of fantastic cottages and lodges to suit grownups and little ones. We have holiday homes with large gardens for running around in, BBQs for sharing a meal outdoors and terraces for taking in the fantastic country or coastal views. Our cottages in Dorset truly do have something for everyone.
Three must see things in Dorset at May Half-term:
- Discover ancient fossils on the beach at Lyme Regis.
- Climb the steep cobbled street that leads to the top of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury for fabulous views of Blackmore Vale.
- Take a trip to the Dorset Waterpark in Corfe Castle and while there visit the local ruins.