Dorset is comprised of many little towns and villages, and while everyone who lives in each one is friendly and kind, a few of them are better than others for raising children.  Thankfully, there are many amazing schools in Dorset, so once a person narrows down their choices of where to live, they should be able to make a quick decision.

Here are the best places to live when moving to Dorset with kids:

Marnhull

Marnhull

This quaint little village offers magnificent views in Blackmoor Vale as well as a multitude of architectural styles.  There are two primary schools in this village as well as a recreation area and numerous small shops.  Marnhull was used during the filming process of the television movie, Tess of the d’Ubervilles, which was written by local Thomas Hardy.

Cerne Abbas

Cerne Abbas

There is no shortage of amazing schools in Cerne Abbas.  In fact, parents will love the options if they choose this town with the chalk giant carved into the hillside.  The three state and three prep schools offer quite a bit education wise, but there are also private schools within a short distance for those who are looking for even more options.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

There are tons of activities for families in Bournemouth as well as very good schools.  Many families will spend hours outside as they walk around exploring the area and meeting up with other people.  Southbourne is part of Bournemouth and that seems to be the area that attracts families with toddlers and younger children.  One of the best things about Bournemouth is that there are seven miles of beaches that everyone can use. 

Dorchester

Dorchester

Families who love history and museums may want to consider moving to Dorchester, as there are five museums there.  No child of any age is going to turn down a trip to the Teddy Bear Museum or the Dinosaur Museum.  The movie theater is a popular destination for many families in this town as are the shops and restaurants that line the streets. 

Christchurch

Christchurch

Families with older children may want to consider this town, because it is full of outdoor activities including paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing.  This is a perfect destination for families who plan on having lots of out of town guests, because there are quite a few hotels close by. 

All these towns and villages are perfect for raising children, plus they are not too far from major cities like London.  In fact, anyone who moves to this area will find that they can explore the country easier with their children, simply because of where they chose to live.