Family fun in Dorset

There's all sorts to do in Dorset with the family this autumn, including places to explore in gardens, parks, the countryside and on the beach. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

 Visitors enjoying an autumnal walk beneath the autumn trees on the estate at Hardwick, Derbyshire

Autumn activities for all the family 

The vibrant colours, bold trees and rich harvests of autumn are on their way. Whether you're after family fun or some quiet time alone at our places or at home, explore the best experiences this season has to offer with this range of autumnal activities.

A view of Studland Beach

Beaches in Dorset 

There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches in Dorset to visit which we can look after thanks to your support. Here are a few of our top beaches along the Dorset coast.

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.

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Places to visit in the South West 

See the full list places we care for in the South West by county.

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.