At Caalm Camp we are blessed to be situated in a beautiful part of the world with so many fantastic activities within easy reach for the active family.

Glamping in Dorset offers a relaxing base with beautiful scenery but for an active infusion into your stay, there are a plethora of options within an hour’s drive of Caalm Camp.

So, if you are coming with children, whether young or teenage, here are five of our top activity days that our guests love and our family personally enjoy too.

Active Days Out Whilst Glamping in Dorset

Dorset Water Park

A woodland water park based over two lakes overlooking Corfe Castle. Each lake is filled with inflatable obstacles for your family to tackle and the park is open to anyone over the age of 6.

We would strongly advise that you book in advance as availability can be very limited due to its popularity.

Each session is one hour long split between half an hour between each lake. This may sound like a short time but trust us this will be enough. You will have a blast but even the fittest adult will be exhausted after one hour.

To make a great day of this you could prepare a picnic at Caalm Camp in our communal kitchens and enjoy a picnic lunch whilst out for the day.

Advanced bookings are only £12.50 per person. Take a look at their site – Dorset Water Park

Dorset Mud Trail

A 3km mud trail based around the Dorset Water Park near Corfe Castle. This is a fantastic activity for all ages and is open in all weathers. This is a great day in the sunshine but also brilliant fun in the rain – the rain makes it even more muddy and squidgy. Do remember – mud always washes off.

It takes approximately two hours to do the full trail. There are 30 obstacles including climb the cargo nets, swing from the trees and cross the rivers.

Adults are only £8.00, children, 7-15 are £7.00 and under 6 are £5.00. If there are any family members who just want to watch and take pictures, spectators are free.

Take a look at their website – Dorset Mud Trail

Jurassic Safari

Generally, when a safari is mentioned we all think of Africa and searching for the Big 5. Well, here in Dorset there is also a Safari and so when glamping in Dorset, why not safari in Dorset too?

Jurassic Safari offers Land Rover Safaris to explore Dorset’s secret beauty. The team and drivers take you to untouched parts of the Dorset countryside searching for local wildlife.

The Jurassic Safari team work passionately to give all of their guests a special experience that is a unique and special experience.

For more information take a look at their website – Jurassic Safari


Splashdown is an indoor water park in Poole with 13 indoor and outdoor flume rides and 3 splash zones for children under 5. All the flumes have a varying degree of adventure and difficulty so whether you are a thrill seeker or just like to chill on a tube there are rides to suit you.

Splashdown entrance can be expensive but try to look for vouchers online for discounted rates if you can.

Splashdown is based in Tower Park a leisure park filled with activities and restaurants including, bingo, bowling and cinema. So, if you want to have a varied day Tower Park offers many great experiences for all the family.

For more information take a look at their website – Splashdown Waterparks

Rock Reef – Bournemouth

Rock Reef is one of the newest additions to the Bournemouth area. There are 28 climbing challenges and it is suitable for every person over 4 years old – a perfect family day out.

Rock Reef is based at the end of Bournemouth Pier and also offers the big Pier Zip. This is a zip line that sends you speeding across the beachfront, over the sea to the shore. An exhilarating day at it’s best and a real treat whilst glamping in Dorset.

Whilst you are in Bournemouth you can have a day at Bournemouth Beach or go and have a wander through Bournemouth Gardens and the town centre.

Here is a link to their website for more information Rock Reef

Glamping in Dorset is a serene and quiet retreat but why not have the best of both worlds? With our top five recommendations above we hope you can bring some real adventure into your stay to keep all your family entertained.

Caalm Camp offers luxury glamping in Dorset in our beautiful yurts within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast. For any queries do give us a call on 01747 838565 or contact us on our contact page