Group Travel in Dorset

Our group-friendly pages will help you plan your visit to Dorset - from places to stay and where to eat, to activities and attractions as well.

Dorset welcomes groups of all sizes and ages. And it's not just coach parties who are catered for. If you are organising a school trip, a get-together with friends, a family gathering, a team-building break or maybe even a stag or hen weekend, we got all the information you need right here.

Where to stay

As the organiser of a group, finding somewhere group-friendly to stay is the first job on the list.

Whether you need a hotel suitable for your coach party, a large country house or B&B for your corporate guests or hostel for your school group, you’ll find lots of options.

Or maybe you’re a group of friends or families looking for your own cottage, apartment or lodge within easy reach of each other – to give you your own space but also still feel that you’re on holiday with each other.

You might like to contact one of our Self Catering Agencies or Tourist Information Centres for extra advice.

What to do

There are lots of activities and attractions which offer group discounts or family tickets, so it’s worth checking out how much money you could save when buying tickets as a group – some offer discounts by buying your tickets in advance online.

You might want to hire a boat for your cruise along the coast, take a private tour of the Tank Museum or Monkey World or go coasteering on the Jurassic Coast.

Or perhaps you want to visit the filming locations for big blockbuster movies like Dunkirk or award TV series Broadchurch? Or how about visiting the homes of literary giants Thomas Hardy or T.E. Lawrence?

If food and drink is your interest, you could take a brewery or vineyard tour, or for something for completely different visit a botanic garden and see how perfume is made.

Where to eat

Once you’ve had a great day out in Dorset, you’ll want to find somewhere to re-fuel for the next adventure.

Our group-friendly restaurants, cafes and pubs will be able to cater for your whole party – some will have set menus and private rooms or areas for you so you know that other diners won’t be disturbed – great for school groups or corporate events.

Educational visits

If you’re bringing a school, college or university group, we have plenty of ideas for educational day trips and activities so that the students not only learn something, but also have fun too.

Plan your trip


Further information to help you plan your visit or stay to Dorset.

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Tours & Boat Trips

From walking tours and fossil hunts to boat trips and town guides, you'll have a fantastic day out.

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