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Spring in Dorset has officially arrived and we can’t wait to share all the exciting things you can do this March in Dorset.

March also has two special days celebrating women this month – Mother’s day and International Women’s Day. Why not to surprise the most important women in your life and make this day special by booking one of our holiday cottages?

We have romantic retreats or family homes, with plenty of properties for you to choose from.

What’s coming up this month in Dorset?

Nothe Fort

Activities in the Nothe Fort

Visit the Nothe Fort on the 3rd March for a beautiful Wedding Fair and get inspiration for your special day! If you want to see firing canons, the Nothe Fort Artillery Display team fire on the 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month around 12pm, but check before arriving.

Check all events in the Nothe Fort on their website.

Art exhibition in Lyme Regis

Throughout March, visit Lyme Regis Museum exhibition ‘Ten Views of Golden Cap’. This enchanting artwork was created by a local textile artist and painter Vivienne Graham.

Admission prices and visiting times on Lyme Regis Museum website.

Film & Comic Con Bournemouth

Meet a bunch of superheroes and some of your favourite stars from TV, film and comics? Visit the Film & Comic Con over the weekend on 16th-17th March.

Check the website for more details and tickets.

Family Science Festival in Dorchester

The Family Science Festival is being held at the Corn Exchange on Sunday the 17th March from 1pm-5pm. The event is free and children will love browsing through an exciting range of interactive stalls hosted by local scientists.

For more details see the event on Facebook.

Dorchester Brewers Quay

Events at Durlston Country Park

Until 24th March you can visit a stunning exhibition of migrating birds or if you enjoy photography, you may want to join the stargazing night or wildlife and photography walks.

Check out all the events at Durlston Country park on their website.

Spring Vegan Market in Dorchester 31st March

Choose from more than 40 food stalls to choose from and all with 100% vegan products, ‘Mother’s Day Special cream teas’, health and beauty care, ethical clothing & perfume, eco-friendly products and more. There’s plenty to see and do. The market will be open from 10am to 3pm.

Check Visit-Dorset website for more information.

Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester

Children love a visit to the magnificent original dinosaur museum. Suitable for all ages. See fossils, skeletons and skulls alongside life-sized dinosaur reconstructions.

Visit the museum’s website for more upcoming events and special offers.

Bournemouth Orchid Fair and Show

On the last weekend of March, visit historic Highcliffe Castle, where you can see a stunning display of the worlds most desired flowers, orchids.

Hosted by Bournemouth Orchid Society to celebrate its 60ᵗʰ Anniversary, this will be an event not to be missed!

Visit Bournemouth Orchid Society website for ticket prices.

Meet the local author Krissi Morris

If you are a lover of literature, don’t miss a chance to meet and chat with the local author in Wareham on the 23rd March.  Krissi will be presenting her book ‘Torn Between Two’ which is set in and around her home town of Wareham.

Check more details on her website.

View from Portland

Portland’s Window Wanderland – A Walking Trail to Light up the Night

Don’t miss this unique event returning to the Isle of Portland for a second year. Take an evening walk and enjoy colourful displays in windows & gardens on the 22nd – 24th March.

There are more details on Visit-Dorset website.

Spend the day in Brownsea island

Wander through the woods, create a special treat in the Visitor Centre and before you catch the boat home try a cream tea in the café, why not take your mom for a special day out.

View National Trust website

High Tea in Corfe Castle

Why not to visit Corfe Castle and treat your mum to a special Mother’s Day high tea in the 18th century tea room? Find out more about the last resident of Corfe Castle and a mother of fourteen children, Lady Bankes.

Find out more on National Trust website

Free entry to Farmer Palmer’s farm park

Download a free voucher from the Farmer Palmer’s website and bring all family to spend some time together on the farm.

Get voucher on Farmer Palmer’s website

Celebrate spring in Dorset!

Excited about Easter holidays already? You can find properties available to book from Good Friday here, be quick they are disappearing fast!

Don’t forget to share your spring holiday adventures with us by using #DreamCottages hashtag, we’d love to see your holiday memories whilst you stay in our Dorset holiday cottages!

Spring in Dorset