May Half Term in Dorset
The 2022 May half term holiday is coming around fast and there really is no better place to spend your valuable time off than right here in Dorset!
With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June giving an extra bank holiday day off, there's even more entertainment this year to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service.
Dorset offers lots of fabulous days out with a huge variety of family-friendly attractions, activities and wonderful events to enjoy. We’re so confident that you will be blown away with what's on offer you’ll be back again very soon.
Don’t believe us? Just take a look at what’s on offer this May half term…
Half term events in Dorset
Enjoy all the fun of the fair at the Sherborne Castle Country Fair on 29 May. Held in the grounds of the historic Sherborne Castle, enjoy an action packed day of activities and displays.
There's lots of events taking place in Lyme Regis over the bank holiday to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. From torchlit processions and the BBC Big Band on the beach to picnics in the gardens, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.
Down in Swanage, pretend you're a pirate for the day at the Purbeck Pirate Festival. From 3 to 4 June, expect a Kid’s Pirate Disco, Mermaids, treasure hunts, kid’s games, music, sea shanties and for the adults, lots of rum!
Family friendly Dorset attractions
Many of Dorset’s attractions offer some wonderful days out during the school holidays to keep your gang entertained.
The National Trust's Kingston Lacy house and gardens is running family friendly activities for young and old. Explore the woodlands, take in the wildlife and have a go at their '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' with hands on activities to try.
The Tank Museum always offers a gigantic day out during May half term. Experience the biggest day out in history and see tanks roll into action with realistic life like explosions accompanied by expert commentary.
For the cutest day out in Dorset you have to see the baby swans hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery. During May to June hundreds of new fluffy cygnets can be seen hatching in nests and alongside the pathways throughout the swannery. How many can you see?
With such a great variation of days out and events you really will find something to entertain everyone here in Dorset.
Explore all Dorset has to offer
Sample our county’s world famous food and drink at our wonderful restaurants, pubs, inns and tearooms. With the quality of produce on offer, spending some time here is a must for anyone serious about top quality food and drink.
If you’re looking for further inspiration in planning your break in Dorset, make sure you check our Visit Dorset blog. You’ll find some great articles, including guest blogs, about what to see and do during your get-away.
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With all of this waiting for you to enjoy, you should really start thinking about booking your Dorset adventure!
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