Things to do in Dorset
There's plenty to see and do at our estate, come rain or shine!
Ofsted-registered Four Bears Den
90 minute daily session per night's stay
Swimming pool and wellness area
With treatments from age 6
Little Family Library
In our little library you can expect daily story time with milk and cookies
We have daily screenings complete with popcorn
Open all day and stocked with board games
Firepit Marshmallow Toasting
During school holidays and at weekends
Outdoor play area
Complete with lawn games
Family Scavenger Hunt
Follow the clues to discover the hidden doors and diamonds
Pop by and say hello to our resident guinea pig and rabbits
Verandah Activity Hub
Extensive indoor activity centre for all ages
We have two courts for budding players
Nine hole mini golf course; book at reception
£25 per session; book at reception
£25 per session; book at reception
Get competitive with a game of squash
Perfect for older children and grown ups
Perfect for families on a rainy day
Find out what there is to do near our bolthole in Dorset.
Guided Fossil Walk
Roam the shores of The Fleet with our resident palaeontologist, Andrew, in search of fossils and prehistoric remains. Guided Fossil walks run on selected dates for hotel residents only. Please …
Enjoy lunch at Hive Beach Café
Enjoy the iconic coastline and fantastic food at Hive Beach Café Take a drive west along the Jurassic Coast to Burton Bradstock, where right on the beach you will find The Hive Beach Café. You …
Spend the day at Weymouth Beach
Spend the day at Weymouth Beach – go for a paddle, hire a pedalo and have a seaside ice cream Before you leave the hotel, make sure the kids take a bucket and spade with them so they can …
Take a walk on Chesil Beach
Take a walk on the iconic Chesil Beach and discover its natural beauty The pebbles on Chesil Beach are graded in size with the largest being found at the Portland end (Close to the Chesil Beach …
Try your hand at crabbing
A trip to Weymouth isn’t complete without a spot of crabbing on the harbour The team at the hotel have crab lines and buckets for you tomorrow and will share top tips and the best spots to …
Family time at The Verandah
Whatever the weather, you’ll find plenty of ways to fill your day in our Verandah, including crazy golf, a climbing wall, and free-play arcade machines.
You'll find some of the country's best-loved attractions waiting for you right on our doorstep.
Corfe Castle is perfect for a fun-filled family day out. Explore the castle ruins which were once home to kings, knights and even a princess, and uncover the stories of the great battles that …
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
This is no ordinary garden, with its very own micro-climate in a sheltered woodland valley on the famed Jurassic Coast. This special collection of rare and choice plants from around the world has …
The Nothe Fort
There is so much to do at the Nothe Fort! You can explore the maze of underground tunnels; visit the Victorian Gun Deck; sit on an impressive WW2 gun high up on the Ramparts; discover the secret …
Stroll through the heart of a colony of nesting mute swans, one of only three privately owned collections in the country.
Famed for its fossil-rich beaches and picturesque harbour, Lyme Regis is also home to museums, boutiques and restaurants that serve up the freshest seafood.
Bovington Tank Museum
This military museum houses a collection of tanks and other armoured vehicles from around the world – a must-visit for military history enthusiasts.
Known for its iconic lighthouse that’s been guiding ships since 1906, this area is popular for its scenic walks, birdwatching, and fishing opportunities.
Dinosaurland Fossil Museum
Be sure to visit Dinosaurland: one of the best collections of fossils in the southwest. See creatures from 200 million years ago, plus exotic exhibits from around the world.
Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park
With over 1,000 creatures to discover, an amazing underwater tunnel to walk through, and children’s rides, the park offers a full day’s family entertainment.
Overlooking Portland Harbour, just four miles from Weymouth, stands one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts. Discover 450 years of history through fascinating audio tours and displays.