Experiences and attractions in Dorset

Things To Do

Wander down to the fleet to hunt for fossils, jump in the car and head for Durdle Door or discover our maze of family facilities.

Onsite Facilities & Activities

Ofsted-registered Four Bears Den

One 2 hour session per night's stay

*Subject to availability - pre-booking required. Will be 90-minutes during school holidays.

Verandah Activity Hub

Soft play, climbing wall, trampoline, air hockey, arcade games & more

Skittles Alley

Perfect for families on a rainy day

Cinema Room

Daily films with popcorn

Science Lab

Learn and discover

*£25 - book with reception

Crazy Golf

Dino-themed mini golf course

*Book with reception

Escape Rooms

Crack the codes

*£25 - book with reception

Lounges

Open all day and stocked with board games

Squash Court

Get competitive with a game of squash

Outdoor Play Area

Complete with lawn games

Resident Pets

Pop by to say hello

Tennis Courts

We have two courts for budding players

Snooker

Perfect for older children and grown ups

Unmissable experiences

Find out what there is to do near our bolthole in Dorset.

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Book a guided fossil walk

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The Jurassic Coast is the perfect spot for some fossil hunting – we highly recommend heading to Charmouth to hunt for fossils and visit the Heritage Centre. Please contact our team at …

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Take a walk on Chesil Beach

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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 …

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Try your hand at crabbing

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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 …

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Enjoy lunch at Hive Beach Café

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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 …

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Venture into Weymouth

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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 …

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Walk the Jurassic coastline

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This stunning stretch of coastline in southern England, known for its unique geology and fossils, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Spend family time at The Verandah

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Whatever the weather, you’ll find plenty of ways to fill your day in our Verandah, including crazy golf, a climbing wall, skittle alley and free-play arcade machines.

Attractions

You'll find some of the country's best-loved attractions waiting for you right on our doorstep.

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Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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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 …

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Abbotsbury Swannery

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Stroll through the heart of a colony of nesting mute swans, one of only three privately owned collections in the country.

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Corfe Castle

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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 …

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Bovington Tank Museum

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This military museum houses a collection of tanks and other armoured vehicles from around the world – a must-visit for military history enthusiasts.

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The Nothe Fort

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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 …

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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

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Set in the heart of the Dorset countryside, the Monkey World park is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.

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Portland Castle

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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.

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Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

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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.

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Portland Bill

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Known for its iconic lighthouse that’s been guiding ships since 1906, this area is popular for its scenic walks, birdwatching, and fishing opportunities.

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Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

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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.

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Lyme Regis

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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.