Please read this important stuff:
Please note that circumstances might force the order or content of a trip to change, but we’ll still make sure you have a great day out!
Pick up and drop-off:
We’ll pick you up from your hotel, the train station or other address (as long as it’s in the central Poole/Bournemouth area area – other places can be arranged but may require an additional charge) – just let us know where on booking and we’ll advise you of the pick-up time later, by text or email. Please be ready at the pick-up point at least 5 minutes before this time, in case we arrive early. At the end of the day we’ll drop you off wherever the pick-up was, unless we have agreed an alternative by prior arrangement. If you aren’t in the Poole/Bournemouth area but are near the route of the trip you like, do get in contact as we might still be able to pick you up (en route.)
Kids are welcome on all our trips as long as they are accompanied (by an adult), and we can provide booster seats for up to 4 children over the age of 3 – PLEASE NOTE however that we cannot accommodate any pushchairs on the Dorset Day Trips vehicle – there just isn’t room and the terrain at many of our stops is not pushchair-friendly. Unfortunately we cannot usually provide for under-3s and the nature of the tours means they’re better suited to older children over 6 years. Under-12s will be given a kids’ goodie bag rather than the adult one. Please also note that our vehicle has lap belts on the seats that kids will use, not 3-point belts.
Dogs and pets:
Unfortunately, we’re afraid we can’t take dogs or any other pets on the trips, unless they are registered guide dogs.
Some of our trips visit places where, if sufficient time is available, guests may be able to enter properties owned by the National Trust (eg Corfe Castle, Hardy’s Cottage and Max Gate). The entrance fee to these properties is not included in the booking fee for these trips, though members of the Trust may enter for free. For info, at the time of writing, the standard entrance fees for these are: Corfe Castle £8 (£4 child); Hardy’s Cottage: £6 (£3.50 child); Max Gate £6 (£3 child).
Please note that the consumption of alcohol and hot drinks on board the Dorset Day Trips vehicle is not allowed.
Things to bring:
- Sensible footwear as some walking will be involved, and sometimes pathways could be rocky, loose or slippery. So some good trainers or sturdy shoes
will be ideal, but flip-flops (that’s thongs if you’re Australian or American) or high heels won’t be!
- Sunscreen, just in case! Maybe even a hat if strong sunshine is forecast
- Only one small bag (eg a backpack) please as space in the camper is limited
- A camera for all the fantastic sights you’ll see!
And please don’t forget to bring any medication you may need (prescriptions or allergy reliefs, etc).
Please see Terms and Conditions for more detail.