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?

Visiting this autumn

We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. You no longer need to pre-book at many of our places in England, although some smaller places may still require booking ahead. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

Tudor Christmas at Corfe Castle

Christmas at Corfe Castle

Join the Lord of Misrule on a trip back to the 17th Century this Christmas at Corfe Castle. Follow the Twelve Days of Christmas family quest and claim your prize, make a yuletide wish then relax by the fire pit with marshmallows and a warm drink.

Fairy door on the Woodland Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Enchanted woodland trail

Add a little magic to your visit by exploring the enchanted woodland. Can you find the homes of our woodland fairies? Don't forget to have a go at the activities the little gnomes have put out along the way.

Christmas illuminations

Rich reds of Brownsea

Walks in Dorset

Here are some suggestions of Dorset's top walks to see in autumn. There's plenty of places choose from with coastal rambles, formal garden strolls and countryside walks.