Dorset is a fantastic place to spend your holidays, great for adventure and relaxation. In the run-up to Halloween, whet your appetite by visiting the many heritage sites in the region for a chance to delve into Dorset’s spooky past. You could follow the Lawrence of Arabia Trail past Bovington’s Tank Museum to Lawrence’s home at Cloud Hill or stop by the magnificent Lulworth Castle and Park and explore its ancient woodland.
Why spend October Half-term in Dorset?
With endless possibilities for those on their holidays, this region is perfect for big groups, couples or families to enjoy. Go venturing into the chalk hills or down into clay valleys. For true explorers, the spectacular Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unmissable element to any trip.
Things to do at October Half-term in Dorset:
Discover a wide range of great attractions and entertainment throughout the region. Visit the Jurassic Skyline, Adventure Wonderland or Monkey World Rescue Centre. For a bit of heritage and intrigue drop by the unusual Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows, the Nine Stones Circle or the ruins at Corfe Castle.
Why stay in a Dorset cottage at October Half-term?
With a wide range of lovely holiday homes on offer, we can provide the perfect base for you to take in this fantastic part of the UK. Stay on the coast or in the hills, there are plenty of wonderful places to stay. Our stunning collection of cottages in Dorset, whether you're looking for romantic cottages or cottages with hot tubs, are ideal for the perfect getaway.
Three must see things in Dorset at October Half-term:
- Take the kids along to Bournemouth’s waterfront Oceanarium then enjoy a coffee and cake along the front.
- Stop by the Nothe Fort in Weymouth and take a trip across to the Isle of Portland.
- Walk in the footsteps of poet Thomas Hardy by visiting his cottage in Dorchester.