A good holiday is all about simple pleasures done well – thats exactly whats on offer around Osmington.
Leisure for pleasure
The surrounding area is full of outdoor delights. Our park is ideally located for the outdoor enthusiasts and has an abundance of activities to get involved in. A short walk from the park, there is a steep but easily navigable footpath that takes you straight down to the water’s edge. It’s a shingle beach, with rockpools galore to explore. Here, you can while away many an hour searching for crabs in the pools or picking out fossils.
A neighbouring fishing lake means any keen angler can arrange a permit at the Ranch House Stables and enjoy a day out on the wonderful water that is Wally's Lake. The two-acre lake is well stocked with carp, bream, roach and tench, up to 15lb. The water fishes excellently with the record catch being a 23lb carp. Be sure to bring a landing net up to 37" if you're trying for carp. Otherwise, without photographic proof, you may have trouble convincing the family about the size of the one that gets away! The lake is right next door to the park so it's easy to spend all day fishing, with convenience and comfort within easy reach. There is a closed season between mid March and mid May, so please do check when booking.
For a family adventure, try the delights of horse riding; the rates and times of hacks and lessons are available from the Ranch House Stables. Telephone the stables direct to book your horse riding session 01305 833578.
If you enjoy walking, there is no better place to holiday than Osmington Holiday Park. With direct access to the world renowned South West Coast Path, you have a myriad of walking options available to you from coastal walks with some of the most stunning sea vistas you could imagine to inland walks through the beautiful Dorset Countryside. Gentle walks can take you to beaches and hidden coves just a short distance from the park as well as local favourites such as the White Horse chalk carving. If you are looking for a longer walk, the world famous Durdle Door rock formation and Lulworth Cove are within manageable distance.
Our Reception will be more than happy to provide you with suggested walks that can vary in length and intensity as per your requirements. We can also recommend a nice pub or two to break up the walk.
If you crave a little more action, Weymouth beach is just a short drive away and has an array of watersports to get involved with. Then, when you have tired yourselves out you can can return to Osmington and a world of relaxation.