Easter in Dorset

Looking for a holiday, short break or day trip to Dorset this Easter? Look no further!  We have everything you need to plan your trip so that you make the most of your stay.

Eggcellent events!

You'll find lots of events taking place during Easter 2024 to keep your family entertained, and we're sure you'll find some delicious chocolate along the way!. 

Farmer Palmer's will be holding an eggstravanganza of an event with Easter egg hunts, bandit bunny tractor rides and of course the farm park will be brimming with baby animals and lots (and lots!) of activities to enjoy.

Down at Lyme Regis, you can take part in the Easter Bonnet Parade on Easter Sunday or the Duck Race on Easter Monday.

Visit the Tank Museum and watch live tank displays, take a ride in a tracked vehicle or explore the Museum with the Commander Basil Trail!

There'll be a Brilliant Birds Trail on Brownsea Island, Spring Family Fun at Lulworth Castle and Park and lots of children's events at Durlston Country Park.

Attractions & Activities galore!

Dorset is home to some fantastic attractions and activity specialists so you won't be short of something to do! Check out our Things to Do guide and find the perfect day out for your family.

If you like a bit of animal antics then why not spend a day at Monkey World, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium or Weymouth's Sea Life Adventure Park? Looking for something a little more unique? Try the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, a multi-award-winning day out for all ages recognised as both a family attraction and conservation centre for the majestic rare breed Heavy Horses.

For those that like a bit of adventure there's plenty of activities in Dorset to get your adrenaline going!  Enjoy a game of laser tag, an outdoor game suitable for all abilities; a fun and exhilarating game which is a mix of paintball and laser quest or climb through the trees and zip back to the ground at Tunnel Tree Tops!  Why not have a go at the medieval activity of axe throwing and connect with your inner warrior at Insight Activities?

Soak up the atmosphere of bygone eras at one of Dorset's majestic castles, ancient sites or stately homes!  Many of these attractions hold special events during the Easter holidays to add a bit of magic and sparkle to the whole experience!

Enjoy Dorset’s Great Outdoors

Dorset’s great outdoors is what makes it so special. With mile upon mile of open countryside and an awe-inspiring coastline there is plenty on offer to explore. 

The huge variety of beaches and coastal landscapes in Dorset are what make it so special, from fossil flecked shorelines to sandy stretches, dramatic cliffs and pretty little harbours. There are lots of walking routes to follow which take you through some of our quaint villages and towns.

Why not join a guided fossil walk and learn how to train your eye to spot the treasures that lie beneath your feet on our fossil-famous shores?

Head inland and walk or cycle through our stunning countryside. There are many routes for a gentle stroll or a longer hike, whatever your choice there’s sure to be a stunning view to take your breath away.

Book your 2024 Easter break in Dorset

Dorset is home to some great places to stay; whether you're looking for a self-catering holiday or a hotel or B&B we've got plenty of accommodation for you to choose from. 

Don't forget to check out our special offers and grab yourself a fantastic Easter deal or discount to save some money during your stay.

So sit back, relax and browse our listings and book that holiday you've been waiting for!

Ideas for Easter Breaks

Family Bike Rides

Read our blogs for family friendly cycle rides on the North Dorset Trailway.

Animals & Farm Parks

If your family like to ‘go wild’ and get close to nature, Dorset has lots to offer.

Discover Dorsetthis Easter


Dorset has a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Things to Do

There's activities and attractions galore in Dorset!

Areas to Visit

Bustling towns, quaint villages and seaside resorts...all waiting to be explored!

Special offers

Looking for a bargain holiday or day out in Dorset? Check out our special offers and late...

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