Days out in Dorset

Everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle, cottages and an Italian inspired palace, there are plenty of things to do in Dorset, so start planning your day out.

Places to visit

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Autumn days out in Dorset

Places to visit in Dorset

Summer in Dorset

Walking along Hambledon Hill

Dorset's hillforts, a visitor's guide

Discover more about Dorset's ancient hillforts with this new guide.

Snowy Corfe Castle, Dorset

Christmas days out in Dorset 

Christmas is the perfect time for making memories; from crisp walks in the winter air to seasonal treats and winter illuminations. Where will your favourite family day out in or around Dorset be?

More places to visit

Keeping the South West special

Family taking part in craft activities

Recreating places from the South West at home 

If you're in need of a National Trust fix but can't get out at the moment, we have some different ways you could recreate your favourite places from the South West at home, from baking to knitting to cut-out and create models.