Wareham is a charming historic, riverside market town located in Dorset, in the South West of England, where the river Frome and river Piddle meet. The Saxon town of Wareham is one of the last few reaming walled towns in England!
Things to do
Wareham Quay provides the perfect location for a family day out, visitors can enjoy a stroll along the riverside, take a rowing or motor boat to explore the river, or relax with a peaceful picnic or drink from one of the pubs or restaurants.
Wareham Town has a good selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, and throughout the year there is a Saturday market on the Quay. The town has a museum located in the Town hall, which displays much of the history of the town and surrounding areas.
In July, Wareham holds a wonderful carnival with many events throughout the week, including a parade and live music and fireworks on the Quay.
There are many footpaths and heathland where you can discover a variety of wildlife and stunning hill top views. The RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne offers outstanding landscapes and ancient woodland, where you will be likely to see Sika deer and many beautiful birds. Stoborough Heath, Hartland Moor and Morden Bog National Nature Reserves also offer delightful walking trails.
Mrs Hinch recently enjoyed a holiday in Dorset and during her stay with her family, they fed the ducks on Wareham Quay, hired a boat for a fishing trip and visited the beach. Mrs Hinch said she would one million percent return to Dorset. “There are so many beautiful peaceful places to stay in and around Dorset.”
Farmer Palmers in located close by and offers acres of adventure and bucket loads of family fun, it provides a wonderful day out for 0-8 year olds!
The Tank Museum, in Bovington, brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions!
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre is a 65-acre park – it is also where the TV shows ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’ are filmed. A fantastic, fun and educational day out!
Where to stay
Worgret Farmhouse – is a stunning 5-bedroom, character farmhouse set within its own gardens, which sleeps 9. The Farmhouse provides spacious accommodation, with wonderful gardens, 3 shower/bathrooms and ample parking. Worgret Farmhouse provides the perfect holiday home for any time of the year, ideal for families to relax and explore all this wonderful destination has to offer.
The Old Stables – a delightful 4-bedroom detached cottage which sleeps 6 adults and 2 children/teenagers. This spacious property provides impressive accommodation, superb gardens and offers a perfect location for a peaceful family holiday. The Old Stables is positioned in the small village of East Holme, which is situated approximately halfway between Wareham and Wool.
Pound Cottage – a pretty, detached converted stable which has been lovingly refurbished, located in the peaceful village of Stoborough, just a short walk to the town of Wareham. Pound Cottage has two bedrooms, sleeping 2 adults plus 2 children – a perfect rural retreat for couples or small families.