24 Hours in Christchurch

When it comes to Dorset you’re never too far from seaside, countryside and heritage attractions, but if you can’t decide which of those things you want for a day out, head to Christchurch, where you’ll find beaches, heritages attractions, a picturesque harbour, a bustling town and plenty of greenery with its abundance of nature reserves. […]

Langham Wine Estates launch Vineyard Picnics

Langham Wine Estates has definitely adapted in the face of adversity over the last few months! As lockdown restrictions began to ease, the team realised that they could make use of their outdoor space and launched, their latest venture: Vineyard Picnics. The Vineyard Picnics were initially launched in June, with the Langham Wine Estate’s café […]

Keyneston Mill extend Eat Out to Help Out

During the month of August, thousands of Dorset locals headed out to the region’s restaurants and cafes on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to take part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The discount scheme allowed diners to get up to 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating eateries from 1st […]

5 of Dorset’s best hidden beaches

If you’re heading to Dorset to stock up on the region’s spectacular local produce, here are some of the county’s best hidden beaches for you to enjoy during your trip. These beaches are beautifully scenic and being off the beaten track, are often quieter than the better known beaches. Cogden Beach This is the lesser […]

How to enjoy Veganuary in Dorset

Every year more and more of us are getting involved in Veganuary – the annual scheme to introduce people to a vegan diet and as such, more and more places are offering vegan friendly dishes throughout the month of January and Dorset is no different. Whether you’re choosing to take part in Veganuary for health […]

South West Tourism Awards finalists announced

Over 100 businesses across the South West have been named as finalists for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Across the region there were over 770 entries and up to five finalists have been selected in each category with the overall winners to be announced in February. Several businesses across a range of industries have […]

Our suggestions for where to find pumpkins in Dorset

The spooky season might be over, but that doesn’t mean that all the pumpkins have to go to waste, especially not with the vast number of recipes and tasty treats that can be made out of pumpkins. Plus, pumpkins make great treats for animals, including birds, hedgehogs and squirrels, so even though Halloween is over […]

24 hours in Swanage

For those of you who want to explore the Jurassic Coast and spend some time in a coastal town with a good dose of country side, then Swanage is a great choice. Situated on the Isle of Purbeck, Swanage is a good place to base yourself for exploring the wider area as places like Studland […]

What’s in season in Autumn?

Autumn is here, for those of you who are fans of this time of year, there is plenty to get excited about: the leaves are changing colour, the mornings are getting crisper and there is a whole host of fabulous foods that are finally in season! When it comes to locally sourced foods, we all […]

5 Great Autumn Walks (and places to stop for refreshments along the way)

Autumn is a great season for country walks, the leaves are changing, there is wonderful, autumnal smell in the air and there is something quite special about taking a walk in brisk weather and then settling down for a pub lunch or a quick coffee at one of the many eateries you can find on […]