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Action and adventure in the countryside

If you have an appetite for some action and adventure then you won’t be disappointed – Dorset’s beautiful countryside is packed full of it! See the Dorset scenery from a different perspective - from a quadbike, a horse or perhaps from the soaring heights of a hot air...

Why Visit Dorset?

Planning an escape to the country? Then Dorset’s stunning countryside and coastal scenery, little changed since the days of local author Thomas Hardy, offers the perfect bolt hole! Experience Dorset throughout the seasons from bluebell bedecked woodlands in spring to...

DORSET JUGGED STEAK

This traditional Dorset dish was often prepared to be eaten on days when the fair came to town. Jugging is a method of slow cooking which retains all the flavours of the meat while mingling them with those of the other ingredients. Ingredients (serves 4) 700 g (1 1/2...

SEATON TRAMWAY A FUN DAY OUT IN DEVON

Travel 3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley. Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and...

PECORAMA – BEER DEVON

Why not take a trip to Pecorama, there is plenty to see and do for all the family, including The Railway, Gardens and Cafe's! Beer Heights Light Railway Take a ride on the Beer heights light railway.  Passenger trains start and finish at the terminus of Much Natter...

Lyme Kayak Hire

Kayaking is a fantastic way to explore the coastline around Lyme Regis. You don't need any previous experience as you will be taught all you need prior to leaving the shop. We offer both single and double kayaks so parents can take to the water with their children....

Abbostbury Swannery

This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset. The Swannery was established by...

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

Charmouth Heritage Centre The Centre provides information on fossils, fossil hunting and the local coastal and marine wildlife. Facilities at the centre include hands on displays, marine tanks and a video microscope, all of which can help you to discover more about...

Fishing Trips & Boat Trips From Lyme Regis

Fishing Trips & Boat Trips From Lyme Regis aboard ' Marie-F' and Sunbeam The Pirate Boat. Daily DEEP SEA Fishing 8.30am - 11.30am £25 per person ( Rod & Bait Included ) 1hr MACKEREL fishing - £9 Adults - £6 Children ( Tackle Included ) Life jackets available on...

The Donkey Sanctuary

Come and join us at the donkey sanctuary in Sidmouth. Activities for all the family, enjoy the Around the world experiences at the Donkey Sanctuary. The Kitchen is our new restaurant now open. Free Admission

THE TOWN MILL

The Town Mill is one of Lyme Regis’ leading attractions.  Just a few minutes’ walk from the sea front you will find the only volunteer-run, non commercial mill that mills and produces excellent flour, virtually every day of the year.  The mill was rescued from...

WALK AROUND LYME REGIS

WALK AROUND LYME Weave your way around the narrow streets of Lyme Regis to the Town Mill – this is a 700 year old working water mill which now showcases the wares of local craftsmen.  You can stop for a bite to eat at one of the cafes or sample a tipple from the...

10 Interesting Facts About Dorset!

If you’re interested in taking a visit down to the Jurassic Coast this summer, take a look at some interesting facts that might take your fancy. 1) Bournemouth serves up more than 2,000 ice creams a day. 2) Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the...

Dorset Apple Cake

Apple Dorset Cake Ingredients: 225g plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 110g butter 110g unrefined granulated sugar 225g apples – peeled, cored and finely sliced. These can be cooking, eating or a mixture of both. 75g currants or raisins 2 eggs – beaten Method: Grease...

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World is one of the best loved and most famed attractions in the whole of Dorset.  Helping governments around the world put a stop to the smuggling of primates from the wild, Dorset-based Monkey World is home to Chimpanzees, Orang-utans, Gibbons, Woolly...

Dorset – Local History

Dorset has had its fair share of poets, writers, heroes and villains throughout history. Here are a few of the famous names associated with the county over the years. Thomas Hardy Dorset's most famous literary figure is undoubtedly Thomas Hardy.  He wasn't the most...

Apple and Dorset Blue Vinny Scone Bread

Ingredients 8ozs (225g) self raising flour 2ozs (50g) butter or margarine 3ozs (75g) Dorset blue vinny cheese (crumbled, or other cheese of your choice) I eating apple, peeled, cored and grated 1 large egg, beaten (mixed with 4 tablespoons milk) Extra milk for the...

Places to visit in Dorset

Dorset’s stunning landscape and magnificent coastal walks have attracted visitors world wide but we thought you would like to know about all the fantastic attractions to be found within easy reach of Pinewood Holiday Lodges. Come rain or shine there is plenty to keep...

The Tank Mod

The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring eight powerful exhibitions, you will come face to face with...

Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring eight powerful exhibitions, you will come face to face with...