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Camping near Dorchester - European Eagle Owl

Xtreme Falconry

If you’re looking for a fantastic way to spend your afternoon while staying with us at our campsite in Dorchester then you should definitely consider Xtreme Falconry. Located at Dorset Falconry Park, situated just outside of Dorchester and only a 20 minute drive from Giants Head Caravan & Camping Park, this family-run business has a massive collection of birds of prey and hosts a range of excellent experiences for guests to enjoy.

Celebrated for their passion about birds and important conservation work the team at Xtreme Falconry offer an exciting and informative experience to all of the park’s guests. Visitors are invited to settle down in the gorgeous surroundings of the park and enjoy the two daily shows at 11am and 3:30pm, during which you’ll have the opportunity to see many of the birds free flying. Their collection contains a range of birds including owls, falcons, hawks, vultures & eagles and it is a real privilege to witness them in action.

In the time between shows you can also watch the birds while they are exercised and trained in the meadow. Alternatively you can take a walk through the butterfly garden to learn more about the conservation efforts that are made within the park. There is an onsite tearoom in which you can enjoy a sandwich, cake and hot drink or you’re more than welcome to bring your own picnic.

If you’d like to get a little more up close and personal there are also bird handling and falconry experiences available. From as little as £89 per person you will have the opportunity to meet some of the different species of birds in a more intimate setting. Depending on which experience you choose the birds you will get the chance to handle and fly include Harris’s hawks, bald eagles, hooded vultures and European eagle owls. An encounter with these majestic creatures is an experience that you’ll never forget!

Dorchester Caravan Sites

With tickets for under £10 each (adults £9, children/concessions £7) Xtreme Falconry is a cost-effective day out that provides fun for all of the family. Visit their website today to begin planning your visit.

If you are searching for a campsite in Dorchester get in touch with us today to book your stay!

Camping Site near Cerne Abbas Giant

Cerne Abbas Giant

One of the most popular activities guests enjoy while staying with us at our camping site near Cerne Abbas is paying a visit to the legendary Cerne Abbas Giant!

At 180ft high the giant is a prominent figure situated on Trendle Hill near the village of Cerne Abbas. The giant is a hugely important part of the local culture and folklore with many people believing him to be a significant fertility symbol – and even the quickest of glances is enough to learn why. He’s certainly not shy!

While there are a lot of unknowns about the giant one of the biggest mysteries has always been concerning his age – nobody knows exactly when he first appeared. However recent tests have shed some light on the big question and we have snails to thank for this new revelation!

It had been hoped that the giant was prehistoric or Roman. Unfortunately the nature of the snail shells discovered within the soil indicate that he instead dates back to medieval times. While he may not be as old as we had thought the Cerne Abbas Giant is still a firm favourite of everybody here at our campsite in Dorchester!

Camping Site Cerne Abbas

If you want to visit the giant in order to make your own judgement on his age then our caravan park near Cerne Abbas is the ideal location. There are plenty of fantastic vantage points nearby which give you the perfect chance to appreciate the sheer enormity of the giant chalk figure. For a truly wonderful day out you can combine your trip to the giant with a visit to the lovely village of Cerne Abbas to enjoy some food & drinks.

Get in touch today to book your stay!

Dorchester Treasure Trails

Dorchester Treasure Trail for camping near Dorchester

Are you thinking about camping near Dorchester? Do you love a good Treasure Trail? Why not combine the two and stay with us at Giants Head Caravan & Camping Park in Dorchester and take part in one of the local Treasure Trail adventures!

Murder Mystery Treasure Trail

One of the most popular treasure trails near our campsite in Dorchester is the Murder Mystery Treasure Trail.  You will need 2 to 3 hours to explore the self-guided route around the market town of Dorchester.  The 1.5-mile trail takes you through the hometown of Thomas Hardy, you pass by the town center shops, Dorchester Museum and the Roman Town House.  If you like a good Murder Mystery, then this themed trail is for you!

Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Spy Mission Treasure Trail is an accessible 1.5-mile route around Prince Charles’ new village near Dorchester.  Poundbury is home to a lovely array of boutique shops, street side café’s, pubs and a garden centre.  The Spy Mission Trail is a circular route full of clues that will take you several hours to complete.  You will need to use your detective skills to solve the clues carefully hidden on monuments and feature buildings in the village. 

If you are looking for caravan parks near Dorchester in easy reach of the town, visit our website for more information on our camping and caravan park and book your next break today.