Family friendly things to do in Dorset

Since moving to the south coast aka sunny Dorset just over 5 months ago, we've been pleasantly surprised at how much this county has to offer. As a family we're quite 'outdoors-y'; we like camping, long beach walks, exploring forests, camping, swimming, foraging and generally discovering every nook and cranny of the coast line with the hidden gems waiting to be explored. 
What's been most refreshing in our short time as Bournemouth residents, is how much EVERYONE just loves where we live, to have everything pretty much on your doorstep: buzzing town, 7 miles of beautiful beach, acres of the new forest AND the Jurassic coast. every direction you're bound to stumble into something wonderful, and i think we've done a good job so far of scoping out all the good stuff. so i want to share a pretty straightforward list of family friendly activities, things to do, places to go, foods to eat etc with you all to help you get the most out of each trip to Dorset. whether you're visiting for just a day, a weekend or making a family holiday of it, you'll find something within your budget, so here goes!

sun down at Studland Bay (middle beach)

sun shining heavenly onto Old Harry's Rocks

the sky clearing at Durdle Door

first sight of portland lighthouse

a roadtrip to Chesil Beach at West Bexington

There it is, a list of all of our favourite places so far or have heard highly of. I hope this list was helpful and inspiring to you fellow parents or explorers who're desperate for a slice of that Dorset cake. We've only been here 5 months and i'm sure there's lots to explore, but i'll keep updating this post and expanding this list not only to document all the things we've done together as a family but to hopefully inform anyone who happens to stumble across this post. 
What are your favourite things to do in Dorset? Or do you have a guide to your own home town, we've love to check it out!

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