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When you take a holiday to Dorset, you open yourself up to a world of new experiences. Whether you want to get the adrenaline pumping out on the water or just enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a coffee shop, Dorset has an experience for you. In this post, we review four of the very best things you can do in Dorset in 2020.

1. Marvo Mysteries

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What if Fairy Stories were more real than you ever imagined? If the power to destroy the world was hidden in a small trinket and that trinket had been lost to history, only remembered in an old bed time story. Would you try to recover it for the good of all?

The M.A.R.V.O experience is Bournemouth’s leading escape room experience and lasts approximately 80 minutes; 60 minutes in the game room plus a briefing beforehand, and debriefing and a photo opportunity at the end. The M.A.R.V.O experience is designed for groups of 3-8 people. Teams of 3-8 players must search for clues, solve the mystery, recover the Artifact and try to escape, all before their time runs out. We will take you on an adventure to remember! Or maybe one you will never forget.

2. Wessex Raceway

Wessex Raceway Race cart

Aim to beat the clock! Wessex Raceway near Salisbury offers Arrive & Drive session which are a great introduction to karting. They are the ideal way to practice for a race events and get those all-important lap times down!.

For adults Wessex Raceway has 270cc BIZ  Karts with the latest safety and comfort innovations, lower emissions and top speeds of 50mph. Also boasting a unique 700-metre indoor asphalt track so whatever the weather you can go racing.

3. Take Flight at Compton Abbas Airfield

Compton Abbas Airfield

Compton Abbas Airfield is the UK’s most stunning airfield, and it’s a great place to head if you’re looking for a flight experience. With their Piper Warrior experience, you will be introduce you to your pilot and they will provide a briefing on safety, the aircraft and its controls, and ask you to choose the area you want to fly over. After cruising around at 2000ft enjoying your incredible flight experience you’ll return to base and watch your pilot execute a smooth landing back at Compton. Take this opportunity to take a few photographs, and then finish the experience off by receiving a certificate – to prove to your friends and family that you have done it!

4. Relax with Cake at Oliver’s Coffee House

Olivers Coffeehouse

If you don’t fancy getting the adrenaline pumping on your break, then the good news is that Dorset has plenty of places to relax and unwind with a coffee and a slice of cake.

We recommend heading to Oliver’s Coffee House, which is famous for its beautiful food and stunning cakes. Plus, all of the ingredients at Oliver’s are locally sourced. Their coffee is roasted less than a mile away, their eggs are laid in Milborne Port and all their cakes and quiches are homemade. Oliver’s is a top place to visit if you want a taste of authentic Dorset and, if you just can’t get enough, they even offer a cake making service.

No matter which Dorset attractions you fancy checking out this year, we’ve got you covered. At Dream Cottages, we have over 300 cottages in Dorset to choose from, so you can select one that suits your needs. Whichever cottage you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a great range of unbelievable activities practically on the doorstep.