A Weekend in Dorset {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

We spent last weekend in Dorset, somewhere we have never visited even though we’ve been further away to Devon and Cornwall numerous times. We stayed at Knoll House Hotel and had a plan to explore as much of the local area as we could.

We got up early on the Saturday and went to the local beach to see what it was like and to just explore around the hotel. It was beautiful and somewhere we could have stayed all day if we hadn’t wanted to get further afield.

We jumped in the car and drove to see Durdle Door, somewhere I have always wanted to see for myself. I hadn’t quite realised what a beautiful part of the country it’s in or how much there is to see and take in around there.

We climbed down to the beach and spent an hour soaking up the sun whilst the children dug holes and tried to bury each other. It was a really lovely way to spend a weekend.

After getting back to the car park at the top of the cliffs we had an ice cream and then went to Corfe Castle. It’s such an iconic National Trust site and one you could easily spend all day out. We gave ourselves a couple of hours and managed to see and do so much.

There was a trail for the children to complete as well as so many activities like archery and tug of war for the children to have a go at. It was a really family orientated place to visit.

The last leg of our day took us to Swanage where we parked on the seafront and spent a couple of hours on the beach before heading for fish and chips.

Swanage was beautiful – with a really lovely beach, a welcoming feel and a great location for amazing views across to the Isle of Wight. It was a great end to a lovely day.

We spent Sunday mainly at the hotel – and driving back through Dorset on the way home but even just a couple of days in the county made us realise there’s so much more to see. I know it won’t be long before we’re back down that way again.

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A Weekend in Dorset


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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