There’s always something to see during a holiday in Dorchester, and it’s not just the daytimes that are packed with activity – with Badger Watch Dorset it actually all happens after sunset. Snuggle up in a cosy woodland hide and watch as a family of badgers emerge from their sett and go about the night time business just metres away, it really is an exciting experience.
The whole area is floodlit to give you a clear view of the foraging badgers, and the attraction has a 100% badger sighting rate, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to see them. Booking in advance is essential, and you’ll need to take a torch to light your way from the car park to the entrance. This is a rare chance to see wild badgers enjoying their natural habitat, and you can stay in the hide and watch them for as long as you’d like to (just remember to bring warm clothes and walking boots).
In fact you’re likely to see more wildlife than just the badger folk, as the area also attracts foxes, owls, rabbits and bats. If you’re envisioning a wooden bench in a drafty hide then think again, the hides are actually pretty swish – they have carpets, comfortable chairs and viewing windows to keep the cold out.