Dorset is a beautiful county for families and children, there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities to suit everyone. The area boasts many family friendly sandy beaches, ideal for sandcastles and paddling, water sports or crabbing.
As well as beautiful beaches, Dorset has some lovely rural villages, country parks, and museums.

The local towns have lots to offer. There are many parks and play areas in the area, lots of open space for picnics, cycling and nature walks. Dorchester is the county town of Dorset. A historic market town and is probably best known for being the home and birthplace of the nineteenth century novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy. A museum, lovely gardens and playgrounds for children are just some of the fun things to explore. Christchurch Quay overlooks the pretty Harbour, great for riverside walks or feeding the ducks. There is also a children's splash park and playground.

Dorset is a popular holiday destination in the south of England and also has lots to offer local families. Good schools, playgroups, parent and toddler groups, special events and much more!

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