Out and About

If your able to tear yourselves away from this idyllic bolthole then there is plenty to do on both the local area and a little further afield.   

Here are some of our favourites

Thing to Do

Sturminster Newton Mill in the Summer a short walk from Farmstead Glamping

Sturminster Newton Mill

Recorded in the Domesday book of 1086, Sturinster Newton Mill is one of a series of ancient flour mills built along the River Stour. This is a fully working flour mill and is open to the public.

10min Walk from Farmstead Glamping

Studland Trekking Centre

With access to miles of bridleways over Ballard and Nine Barrow Downs, acres of pine forest at Rempstone. stunning views from Godlingston Heath and of course 3 miles of sandy beach at Studland Bay, this really is the place for the most amazing riding experience.

Studland, BH19 3AQ
1 hour Drive from Farmstead Glamping


Gorecombe have all your outdoor extreem sports covered. Quadbiking, Dirtbuggies, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Paint Ball to name a few.

Thornicombe, DT11 9AG
25min Drive from Farmstead Glamping

Sturminster Newton Walkabouts

A series of eight round walks all starting from Sturminster Newton and taking in the surrounding area of the Blackmore Vale. varying lengths from 1.5 to 5.5 miles long.
Some walks go right past the farm, the rest start a 15min walk away

Longleat Safari Park

As a family this is one of our favourite places to visit. There is so much to do and see. I can not reccomend hightly enough, visiting here during the winter to see The Festival of Lights... magical.

Warminster, BA12 7JS
50mins Drive from Farmstead Glamping

Land and Wave

If you fancy exploring Dorset in new adventurous ways, then visit Land & Wave for a host of epic outdoor experiences. From coasteering along the Jurassic Coast, paddle boarding along the incredible Sandbanks peninsula or throwing axes in atmospheric woodland; they have it covered

Various locartions
1 hour Drive from Farmstead Glamping

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. This is a great place to visit in the spring when the cygnets start to hatch.
Abbotsbury, DT3 4JG
1 hour from Farmstead Glamping

The North Dorset Trailway

Following the route of the old railway line, the trailway now extents 14 miles from Sturminster Newton to beyond Blandford.

15mins walk from Farmstead Glamping

a fossil sits on a rock

Jurassic Coast Guides

Come explore the World famous Jurassic Coast! Award winning guided walk on the coast as well as fossil walks at Charmouth

Various locations
Approx. 1 hour Drive from Farmstead Glamping

Hot Air Balloning


various locations At farmstead Glamping or 15 mins Drive


Burton Bradstock and The Jurassic Coast

A National Trust Beach, Burton Bradstock is one of the main gateways to the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. There is also a fantastic Cafe there.

Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF
1 hour Drive from Far,stead Glamping

Durdle Door

One of the most famous stone archways on the world and one of my favourite places growing up. This is a great stretch of the costal path to have a walk along as well. A trip to Durdle Door is Highly recommended.

West Lulworth, BH20 5PU
55mins Drive from Farmstead Glamping

Studland Beach

Another National Trust Beach and a glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. We reccomend Middle Beach. And while your there why not really spoil yourselves by visiting Pig On The Beach

Studland, Near Swanage.
1 hour Drive from Sturminster Newton

National Trust Property

Kingston Lacy

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside

Wimborne Minster, BH21 4EA
35 minute Drive from Farmstead Glamping


Explore this beautiful Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. It is also enroute to the A303 so is the perfect place to visit on your way home

Mere, BA12 6QD
35 minute Drive from Farmstead Glamping


Keyneston Mill Gardens

Keyneston Mill is the creative home of Parterre Fragrances. Here you can explore the Scented Botanic Gardens and surrounding 50-acre working estate, where we grow, harvest and distil unusual plants and ingredients for our luxury perfumes..

Tarrant Keyneston, Blandford, Dorset DT11 9HZ
20miniute Drive from Farmstead Glamping

The Newt

Travel through two thousand years of history as you walk in landscapes and gardens that breathe the past. Our gardens demonstrate a breadth of horticultural activities, celebrating the traditions of different eras using plants authentic to that time.

Bruton, Somerset, BA7 7NG
30mins Drive from Farmstead Glamping

Day Spa's

Monart Day Spa

Monart Day Spa, Poundbury has been designed with the ethos of creating an environment where you can truly rest, relax and rejuvenate in beautiful surroundings. This unique journey begins with a luxurious robe, slippers and dedicated relaxation space. You can enjoy access to one of the finest thermal suites in the UK which includes facilities such as: hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, caldarium, sauna, salt grotto, infrared pro cabin, aroma steam room and unique experience showers.

Monart Day Spa, Royal Pavilion, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3DX
35 minute Drive from Farmstead Glamping