Dorset Holiday Cottages for Christmas in the beautiful County of Dorset. Dorset is the perfect choice for your festive break this year. Plenty to see and do including Christmas markets, Winter Wonderlands, Santa’s Grotto, Santa Steam Railway & Boxing Day beach walks. If you book one of our Dorset cottages for Christmas and you have children, you will receive a visit from Father Christmas and his Elves.
If you are planning a Christmas or New Year break for the extended family, why not visit our cottages for large parties page. Our larger homes often have added reception rooms and larger kitchens, making them ideal for a family get together over Christmas.
Lots of our holiday cottages have open fires and are decorated for the festive period. Dorset and the Isle of Purbeck are ideal for a Christmas break. You can take a long windswept walk along Studland beach (with the dog). Visit the Jurassic coast, which takes on a rugged, golden hue this time of year. Christmas is a magical time for families to get together, what better way to spend quality time with your family.
This beautiful photo of Corfe Castle, taken by a local photographer, shows that Dorset is well worth a visit in Winter. This shot is taken from the Purbeck Hills, which overlook the ruins of the castle, which is owned by the National Trust. A network of footpaths run over the hills, which are a good choice in Winter, being chalk land it doesn’t get too wet.
Christmas Holiday Cottages in Dorset
Christmas Events in Dorset.
Swanage Railway Santa Specials
Take a ride through the Purbeck countryside on the Santa Special, a vintage steam train. The children will be visited by Father Christmas and you can enjoy a homemade mince pie and brandy! Booking Essential, dates throughout December.
Step Into Christmas
Alice in Wonderland Adventure Park. Dates throughout December
Great Reindeer Hunt
Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester. Dates throughout December, starting on the 1st.
Sail With Santa.
Santa has swapped his sleigh for a festive boat. Join Father Christmas for a magical boat trip around Poole Harbour. Take a 30 minute long ride around the bay, parents can enjoy some mulled wine and a mince pie, whilst the little ones meet Father Christmas.
Dance Into December
Enjoy a festive waltz at the Pavillion in Bournemouth. This years panto is yet to be confirmed but is always a fabulous experience for the whole family to enjoy. Call 01202 203630 or www.pdsw.org.uk
Upton Country Park
Come and meet Santa and his helpers at Upton Country Park. Meet the Turkeys bound for land of ‘OVUN’ , little pigs and of course Santa’s reindeer.
Christmas at Corfe Castle.
Corfe Castle adds extra sparkle to Christmas celebrations. This magical village is lit up for the arrival of Father Christmas and throughout the month of December. The little ones can meet Santa and the adults can enjoy a tipple in front of a roaring fire in one of three village pubs.