Take the family to Dorset for an Easter holiday to remember.
Easter is the perfect time to holiday in Dorset, explore the fabulous countryside, museums, historic buildings and its not too early to visit one of over 40 beaches. After a long winter, Easter can bring a well deserved warmer break, with the best weather in England, Dorset is the first choice for Spring sunshine.
A wealth of attractions run special events over the Easter holidays, including the Swanage Steam Railway, Abbotsbury Swannery and Farmer Palmers. Popular activities include Dorset walks, photography, cycling, sailing and horseriding on the beach. Take time to enjoy some local fayre in some of the best pubs and restaurants to be found.
If you are looking for a holiday cottage in Dorset for the Easter break, we have over 50 delightful self -catering cottages available. They are bookable by the week for Easter until one week prior to the start date when, shorter Easter weekend breaks will be available.
Why is Dorset so special at Easter time
Dorset is a joy whatever the time of year. But there is something very special about the County in the spring. Dorset unlike its West Country neighbours is lusher and greener being ‘built’ on different soil; heavier clays in the north and chalk downland by the coast (in general).
Did you know that Dorset does not have a motorway? You can enjoy miles of country lanes, bordered by really rich, green grassland dotted with bluebell woods. The coast is more rugged but still rich with rare wildlife and spectacular Jurrasic cliffs, coves, stacks and archways.
Most of Dorset is still farmland, it is more suited to arable and dairy in the North and sheep by the coast. Its simply beautiful and Easter is the perfect time to watch baby lambs, butterflies, deer or relax on the beach (yes it is warm enough on a good day in April).