With a long dramatic coastline boasting beautiful beaches and stunning countryside, Dorset is one of the most underrated counties in England. The scenery which looks as if it has just stepped off a picture postcard is the ideal backdrop to walking or cycling, whilst the less active can bask on the sands catching some of the best weather that the UK has to offer.
As far as family holidays go, you will have a hard job finding anywhere that offers more than Dorset. The premier resort of Bournemouth has previously been voted the most child friendly resort in the UK by Mother and Baby magazine, and has a wealth of attractions to guarantee you all a great holiday without hearing the dreaded words ‘I’m bored’. Add into the mix a vast choice of child friendly accommodation and you have everything you need.
Paulton’s family theme park, the home of Peppa Pig world, is only a short drive from Bournemouth and offers a great day out for the whole family. With over 60 attractions and rides to suit all ages included in the price, it’s easy to see why this park is a magnet for families with little ones.
Slap on the sun block and while away the hours on Bournemouth’s 7 miles of sand. You can even hire a traditional beach hut to give you a break from the sun. The spotless beach and safe waters make this a haven for families, and if you love making a splash in water parks head to Splashdown which has an indoor pool for the little ones, 12 water flumes and even an interactive water play area for those under 8.