Activities

Relax or explore..... the choice is yours.

Dapplewood is the perfect base to visit the stunning scenic beauty of the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast. From historic houses, woodland walks, incredible cycle routes across the Purbecks and the wonderful scenery of the New Forest to the beautiful award winning beaches along the Dorset coast and the festivals and international events held in Bournemouth and Poole Harbour, you will never be short of things to see and do!

If you prefer to relax and unwind simply grab a good book and take a blanket down to the picnic area at the end of our ancient Ash and Oak woodland to soak up the wonderful views.

There are many wonderful independent restaurants and pubs only a short drive away in the market towns of Wimborne and Ringwood or simply wander across the farmer’s field to  The Old Inn in Holt village where they serve freshly cooked delicious food with perfect sunset views.

 

 

The Spectacular Jurassic Coast

Sweeping beaches, dramatic cliffs, blustery headlands, sheltered coves… The Jurassic Coast has many things to offer lovers of a landscape adventure. Whether it’s pastoral tranquility, rugged footpaths or wide sea views you’re looking for there is something here for you.

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Wakeboarding

The New Forest Water Park  offers wakeboarding or kneeboarding on their 2 cable systems; the Rixen 5 pylon main cable  or the Sesitec system 2.0 straight line cable.

Beginners start on the system 2.0 straight line cable, this involves a one to one session with an instructor. The cable can be controlled by the operator in terms or speed, starting and stopping and  a 15 minute lesson IS recommended to begin with.

The main cable is ideally for those experienced with wakeboarding. However kneeboarding is available to beginners on the main cable also.

Whilst you are there try the UK’s 1st Wibit Outdoor, Floating, Inflatable Sports Aqua Park  measuring in at an impressive 4,000sq meters. The inflatable Aqua Park has 2 trampolines, monkey bars, flippers, slides, hurdles, springboard, rockers, rollers, an overhang climbing wall, a swing, a giant iceberg(!) and much more.

 

Historic Houses

Kingston Lacey is a lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs.

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Visit The New Forest

Wild Horses won’t be able to tear you away from the New Forest once you’ve experienced its peace and fallen in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walk.

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Food and Drink

With our mild climate and fertile soil, Dorset is home to some of the finest local produce.  Couple that with some of the freshest seafood and you’ll see why Dorset has a winning combination for fabulous food and drink.

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