Everything from an island, ancient coasts and hidden gems to a castle, cottages and an Italian inspired palace

Places to visit

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Dorset is a great place to spend some time in the spring. There are lots of places to go and a huge choice for days out. There's also dramatic coastline, unspoilt countryside and beautiful gardens for a fix of fresh air and chance to let off steam in the great outdoors.

Some inspiration for the spring

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts in and around Dorset  

It's that time of year again when we team up with Cadbury to offer you a fun day out. Join us over the Easter holidays and take part in a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Follow the clues and claim your chocolately prize.

A boy with an orange rucksack, on his father's shoulders at Brownsea Island, Dorset

Spring walks in Dorset  

Here are some suggestions of our favourite places to take a spring walk in Dorset. From coast to island, hill to castle, there's lots of places to explore on foot.

What's on in Dorset

Upcoming events

Clouds Hill

1918: the road to Damascus

Wed 21 Mar 2018
The travels and exploits of T E Lawrence in Arabia during 1918, month by month, are explored in a series of leaflets; each month a new one will be issued and given to visitors on arrival at Clouds Hill.
Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Wed 21 Mar 2018
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies.
Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 22 Mar 2018
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive by 9.15am for a prompt start).
Studland Bay


Sun 25 Mar 2018
Trust10 is a free monthly trail run across selected National Trust sites, open to both members and non members. Come along with your friends and family, explore the landscape and enjoy a challenging multi terrain run involving some public roads.
Brownsea Island

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Get wild about Brownsea this Easter weekend. There will be a special Easter weekend trail with a chocolaty prize (£2.50), crafts and games and plenty of fun for all the family.
Kingston Lacy

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts!

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