Activities around the area

There are plenty of activities for all ages in the local Purbeck area. Please see the list below for a few ideas, or contact us for more.

Jurassic Safari

Gary and Carol Fry have grown up in the Purbecks, and are offering a 4 x 4 safari experience throughout the Jurassic region. You will be driven (none of this energetic walking on this tour!) over carefully chosen routes including unspoilt country lanes, ancient byways and river crossings, hidden and inaccessible to most people.
Come and stay at Kingston Country Courtyard, and we can provide you with packed lunches and evening meals to make your stay complete.
Please contact Gary or Carol on 01305 772324 or

Landscape Photography Workshops

Dorset professional photographer Anthony Blake hosts 2 day group workshops for budding photographers wishing to take their image making to the next level. Where better to be based than the fabulous surroundings of Kingston Country Courtyard in the heart of the wonderful Purbeck hills? Over the two days we visit many of the prime photographic locations on the spectacular Jurassic coast, which could include Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay and Corfe Castle. Small group sizes - max 4 participants. For beginners to pro’s – all levels welcome. Workshops include enthusiastic tuition & guidance on landscape photography, quality accommodation, food and transport to all locations. Just bring your camera and enjoy yourself. Family groups, clubs or organisations welcome! Please visit Anthony's website for course details.

Midweek Painting Breaks

Local professional artist Teresa Lawton provides tuition in drawing and painting from the surrounding landscape and local sites of beauty, and is designed for students at all levels, including beginners wanting to 'have a go'.
Classes run from 10am until 4pm allowing time for leisurely breakfasts! Evening meals can be provided by arrangement at Kingston Country Courtyard after drinks in the garden overlooking Corfe Castle.
Please follow our link to contact Teresa directly to tailor a class to suit you. Group bookings are welcome.

Midweek Walking Breaks

Kingston Country Courtyard welcomes group bookings of ramblers at a prearranged flat rate for accommodation. Evenings can be spent partaking in a leisurely drink in the bar followed by two or three course meals written to personal needs. Packed lunches can be provided or a list of good pubs on your chosen route!
Guided Walks on the Jurassic Coast can be provided by Robert Westwood, local author and photographer. Learn about the features of this World Heritage site
and the best places to photograph.
Please follow our link to arrange guided walks directly with Robert.

Purbeck Retreats

Pampering & Yoga Retreats In The Purbecks. Choose from 3 packages that best suits your retreat: Relax, Detox or Active. They consist of 1hrs yoga and a treatment/s with extra local treats. For full information on these packages and how you can book please see see 'Purbeck Retreats' page. This can all be incorporated in your break away at Kingston Country Courtyard. Bookings for retreats will need a deposit and advance booking.

Stone Carving

Burngate Stone Centre at nearby Langton Matravers provides a range of courses and workshops in stone carving, stone masonry and letter cutting . Why not arrange a group to relax at Kingston Country Courtyard in the evenings, enjoying our locally sourced home cooking whilst attending a pre-booked workshop.
Contact for the workshop and for the accommodation.