Family breaks in Dorset

Enjoy a getaway to remember with our range of family breaks in Dorset at Silverlake. Our range of luxury family accommodation is set in a prime Dorset location, ready for you to explore the best of Dorset and its many family-friendly attractions. If you have furry family members, Dorset is incredibly dog-friendly too.

We have a range of family cottages available, suitable for groups of all sizes, from holiday homes perfect for families with young children to large cottages for extended families to escape to. If you’re planning an extra-large family gathering, our friendly team can help you find multiple properties close together suitable for all of your group.

With so many facilities and activities available to guests at Silverlake Estate, there’s no need to leave if you don’t fancy hopping in the car. Among the many fantastic amenities to please children and adults alike on our sprawling Silverlake Estate are:

• Heated on-site swimming pool, sauna and gym
• Access to our full range of on-site activities
• Fantastic forest playgrounds, tennis court and multi-use games area
• Use of The Yurt, packed with board games and a cosy fireplace
• Private beach and watersports
• A vast nature reserve to explore, teeming with wildlife
• Seasonal events including Easter egg hunts, Halloween trails and competitions
• On-site pizza shack and rooftop bar serving light bites
• Unlimited access to the on-site spa and gym

Family activities at Silverlake

There are a huge amount of activities to enjoy on a family holiday at Silverlake, with all kinds of adventures to be had. Take to the water with a range of water sports including paddleboarding and our coracle safari, or you have just as much fun on dry land with activities including bike rides, yoga and our Dormouse treasure trail.


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Dormouse Trail

The Dormouse Trail is a family-friendly treasure trail around Silverlake's acres of nature reserve.
Included in 2024 bookings

Bike Rental

Now included in all Habitat Escapes bookings. Cycling around our estate is a wonderful way to explore all that our beautiful estate and local area has to offer. From adult bikes to a range of child bikes, we have every option you can think of.
Available from April - November

Coracle Safari

The Coracle Safari has been dug out, especially for these crafts and consists of a network of rivers and islands positioned off the bridleway on the most eastern side of the estate. To get started, sign up for a fun and informative introductory session with our friendly instructor.

Family dining at Silverlake

When it comes to family meals, the on-site dining at Silverlake has it covered. After your outdoor adventures, the Hurricane Terrace Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy snacks and light bites, or pick up an artisan pizza from the Pizza Shack to take away.

Guests can even dine in the comfort of their own holiday home with our private dining – perfect for special occasions and family-style meals with your loved ones!

Family days out in Dorset


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