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At Caalm Camp we are blessed to be situated in a beautiful part of the world, and one with an enormous volume of fantastic activity days within easy reach. Glamping in Dorset offers a relaxing setting with beautiful scenery, but for an active infusion into your stay, there are a plethora of options within an hours drive of Caalm Camp. So, if you are visiting us 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 across 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, with half an hour spent at 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, as 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 cargo nets to climb, trees to swing from and rivers to cross. Adults are only £8.00, children aged seven to fifteen are £7.00, and children aged six or under 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 five. Well, if you’ve popped by for a glamping break in Dorset, you might be surprised that we’ve got a 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. Their team work passionately to give all of their guests a special experience that is guaranteed to be both unique, and fun for the whole family.

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


Splashdown is an indoor water park in Poole, with thirteen indoor and outdoor flume rides and three splash zones for children under five. All the flumes have a varying degree of adventure, so whether you are a thrill seeker or just like to chill on a tube, there are rides to suit you. Splashdown entrance fees can be quite 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 a cinema. 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 twenty eight climbing challenges and it is suitable for every person over four years old, making it 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 and back to the shore. An exhilarating day at its best, and a real treat whilst glamping in Dorset.

Whilst you are in Bournemouth, you can enjoy some time relaxing on Bournemouth Beach, or go and have a wander through Bournemouth Gardens and into 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, we hope you can bring some real adventure into your stay to keep your entire family entertained.

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