7 Night, Set Itinerary – Family

Arrival Day

Arrive at the airport or we’ll meet you at a London hotel; no matter the time, we will be there waiting for you and ready to begin the relaxing journey to Well Cottage with a refreshing glass of champagne, juice for the kids and a selection of canapes – only the best way to start your luxurious vacation!

Settle in to the cottage with a cup of tea (or something a little stronger) and unpack while the children explore the garden and play on the swing. Look forward to your first delicious evening meal prepared by your personal chef Laura all tailored to your and the children’s preferences.

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A day at the seaside

Heading for the Jurassic Coast is the perfect way to begin the week with children. Our first stop will be The Durdle Door where the kids will love walking down to see the famous archway and going those extra few steps down to the beach to dip their feet in the water.

Lulworth Cove will provide the first ice cream of the week and a chance to pick up some dinosaur souvenirs before heading to the seaside town of Weymouth after lunch for some fish n chips, a sandy beach, amusement arcades, mini golf and even an aquarium.

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Longleat Estate & Safari Park

This is an action packed, full family day which provides something for all ages.

The day can start with a tour through the Safari Park- look out for animals such as the big cats, rhinos, an elephant, giraffes, zebras and many more including the infamous monkey enclosure.

Before lunch in the gardens there will be time for a visit to one of the animal enclosures on foot like the Koala’s or the Meerkats. Lunch will be followed by a timed entry into the house for a tour and then there may be time for either a boat trip to feed the sea lions or a chance to ‘get lost’ in the great hedge maze.

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The Roman City of Bath

Today let’s head for the beautiful Roman city of Bath for a full day of exploring.

After a beautiful trip through the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset we will arrive in Bath with time to visit the Royal Crescent, Great Pulteney Street, Pulteney Bridge including the weir, The Circus, Bath Abbey and of course the Roman Baths museum including the old Pump room.

If the kids, or the kid in you, is still full of energy, Victoria Park boasts a fantastic place for a lawn picnic, glass of wine while the kids play. The gardens are magnificent and the Botanical gardens are a pleasant stroll with lots of places for hide and seek!

Once you have completed your checklist of things to do its time to head home for another wonderful mocktail hour and cake. Maybe some garden games or if it later join Laura for some cooking in her cottage kitchen!

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A day closer to the cottage

No visit to the Dorset countryside would not be complete without a day closer to home to enjoy our local area, the garden, our games and amenities.

Start off the day with your complimentary spa treatment after breakfast while the children do a puzzle, play croquet or Nathan takes them for a trip to the local woods, play area or tennis courts.

There are endless countryside walks to take advantage of so pop on the wellies that we provide and follow the footpath signs across the fields. A visit to Stonehenge in the afternoon can be enjoyed before stopping off at a pub on the way home for some good old English ‘pub grub’!

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Wookey Hole Caves & Wells

An exciting attraction for the whole family!

After a beautiful drive through the Somerset countryside we will arrive in time for your timed guided tour of the caves. Make sure you dress appropriately as the caves will be cool and damp!

Other fun activities include a visit to the old paper mill, a circus show, a theatre, a mirror maze and a museum.

For lunch we can head for the smallest city in England- Wells. The lawn in front of the magnificent cathedral is the perfect spot for an English picnic before exploring this beautiful ‘little’ city.

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Corfe Castle & Studland Bay

The beautiful little village of Corfe Castle is named after the ruined castle that stands high above the village.

The younger generation will love making their way right to the top of the hill to enjoy the views, can you spot the steam train from up here?

After a walk around the village and a delicious picnic lunch how about a ride on the steam train down to the seaside town of Swanage where an ice cream can be waiting for you.

We will then head to a beautiful untouched beach at Studland, look out for the Isle of Wight before heading back to Well Cottage to enjoy a bbq dinner in the garden.

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Departure Day

It’s time to start reminiscing on the good times spent at Well Cottage. We will ensure you’re well fed and maybe even time for one last swing under the tree before Nathan delivers you to, either your chosen airport, or your hotel in London before saying our heartfelt goodbyes.

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