An Unforgettable Family Summer Holiday in Dorset


Summer Lodge is the ideal summer holiday destination for families thanks to its family friendly cottages and dining options.


Children of all ages are now welcome at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant, meaning the whole family can enjoy a memorable and fun-filled Dorset holiday. Families can make the most of the hotel’s Family Offer, which includes two interconnecting rooms in either the Coach House or Summer Lane Cottages, both of which can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children. Furthermore, those visiting with kids in tow will also receive plenty of amenities to ensure everyone has a holiday to remember. This includes Summer Lodge’s beautiful gardens, an extensive supply of board games, card games, children’s DVDs, a variety of outdoor activity equipment such as a croquet set and bicycles, use of the hotels video games console and even the opportunity to participate in tennis coaching and swimming lessons. The hotel will be delighted to arrange an array of activities nearby which include horse riding, zorbing, go-karting, quad biking and a selection of water sports at the venue of the 2012 Olympic sailing.

Dorset Family Holidays

Families also have plenty of choice when it comes to exciting activities and things to do in the local area. As well as plenty of nearby picnic spots: Brownsea Island, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Golden Cap to name a few, Dorset has more than enough to keep young visitors entertained. Enjoy a trip to the famous Teddy Bear Museum, which includes some of the earliest models of teddy bear alongside contemporary favourites. Alternatively, kids can get a taste of farm life at the nearby Tithe Children’s Farm, where visitors have the opportunity to pet and feed farm animals. Animal loving young ones will also appreciate a trip to the Abbotsbury Swannery, where the whole family can admire the resident swans. Meanwhile, history buffs can play a game of knights and dragons at Dorset’s famous Corfe Castle before hopping aboard on old fashioned steam train courtesy of Swanage Railway. Corfe Castle station featured as the Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films. For those with more technological and military interests the Hayes Motor, Fleet Air Arm and Tank Museums are all on our doorstep. Each has a world class display on show to the public including world exclusives such as a full size Concorde and a working Tiger tank.

Dorset Family Holidays

On your way back to Summer Lodge, stop off at Monkey World, the Dorset-based rescue centre, made famous by the television show, takes care of primates and helps prevent primate smuggling around the world. Take a guided tour, meet some of the residents, learn about primate care and the rescue and rehabilitation that Monkey World is famous for.

When everyone’s worked up an appetite, head to the Conservatory for a delicious family meal. Adults can enjoy Chef Steven Titman’s locally sourced and elegantly presented plates whilst little ones are certain to find something tempting on the delicious and healthy children’s menu.

Dorset Family Holidays

Make the most of a family break in Dorset with Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Restaurant's Family Offer.

Image Credits: All images courtesy of Red Carnation Hotels.

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