Families at Camp Bestival.
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Families at Camp Bestival.

Family-friendly places to stay in Dorset

There are some luxury family-friendly hotels dotted around Dorset that allow for a splurge, but a good choice of holiday villages, farmstays, cottages and campsites in the county also make it a great-value family holiday destination.

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Cottages in Dorset

Dorset
Choose from luxury family cottages, seaside retreats and even properties with swimming pools.

Mount Pleasant Farm

Dorset
A dog-friendly farm in the middle of the Dorset countryside but just half an hour from the glorious beaches of the Jurassic Coast.

Moonfleet Manor

United Kingdom, England, Dorset
A country house hotel overlooking iconic Chesil Beach, with a gardener who runs fossil walks along the shore.

The Sandbanks

Dorset
An upmarket option opposite a sandy beach in one of the poshest parts of Dorset, with a kids' club and watersports academy.

East Shilvinghampton Farm

Dorset
Gob-smacking views, on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, a proper working farm - no wonder this gem of a farm outside Weymouth is one of the first Feather Down's to sell out each year.