Inspire the imagination

For those with a creative flair or looking to try something new.

Creative experiences

The Acorn Inn is the perfect place to relax, unwind and try something new. The beautiful Dorset countryside has been a creative source for many over the years and there are a number of local workshops and artists to visit and experience.

Environmental studies centre

Toller Porcorum, Dorchester DT2 0EQ

Natural history, wildlife, archaeology and art & craft courses run all year at Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre.

Bookings are essential.

Distance: 3 miles
Journey time: 5 minutes

Tel: +44 (0) 1300 320684

Truffle hunting

Secret location near Dorchester

Join The English Truffle Company and their truffle hounds at a location in search of this edible treasure. Their truffle hunting experience days include an introductory talk, a pub lunch, 2 hours of hunting and afternoon tea including a sampling of a truffle dish.

Distance: 20 miles
Journey time: 25 minutes

Tel: + 44 (0) 330 1 330 805

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Dorset Wildlife Trust

Lorton Lane, Upwey DT3 5QH

The Dorset Wildlife Trust runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops, work parties and other wildlife events. 

Distance: 20 miles
Journey time: 30 minutes

Tel: +44 (0) 1300 321329

Monkton Wyld Court

Elsdon's Ln, Bridport DT6 6DQ

Monkton Wyld Court is a one hour drive from The Acorn Inn and runs a programme of walks, talks, workshops and courses, and other countryside events.

Distance: 20 miles
Journey time: 36 minutes

Tel: +44 (0) 1297 560342