Looking to plan some activities whilst you stay with us? Here is our little black book of local contacts ideal for adding the wow factor to your party or gathering. From pilates, guided fossil hunts, art classes to a high octane rib boat cruise, there is a local business who can help! All our recommendations come from previous Symondsbury Manor guests. Please contact the providers directly to discuss your requirements and do book early, especially if for a large group, to avoid disappointment.
Wellbeing, Relaxation and Beauty
Conscious Celebrations & Events | Turn your stay with us into a retreat with yoga, vegan food, workshops, dance and drumming sessions to name a few. Build your bespoke programme and Saira will organise it all with her team of teachers, chefs and therapists.
Charlotte Grace Pilates | Charlotte and her business partner Jo can not only provide classes but day and half-day wellness retreats at their studio conveniently located next door to the Manor.
The Shed Hair & Beauty | We are just a minute stroll from this salon. Book in advance and have your hair styled or nails and tan done on the day of your party or special dinner. Or pop over for a relaxing massage for yourself or special someone. They can also send a beautician to the Manor for a pamper session. Just call and discuss your requirements.
Yoga with Alice | Alice is a Vinyasa yoga teacher offering classes, workshops and one-to-one yoga in West Dorset and the surrounding area who has often held private sessions in our ballroom for guests. Ideal for a morning-after re-calibration!
Bidlake Stables | We are spoilt for choice with our wonderful local hacks through the spectacular countryside surrounding Symondsbury Manor. Jo can tailor the route to suit your ability and ensure you have a fabulous time exploring on horseback.
Boylo's Watersports | Whether you are a beginner paddle boarder or an advanced one, Boylo's Watersports offers lessons in Lyme Regis to all capabilities and group sizes. (Please note: only runs May - Mid September).
Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club | Enjoy a round at Bridport's 18 hole course and admire the outstandingly beautiful vista over the sea and shore.
Jurassic Coast Guides | Catering for all ages and abilities, Jurassic Coast guides can tailor a walk for your group where you can learn about our history, discover the hidden gems or even go fossil hunting!
Lyme Bay RIB Charter | Whether you wish to take your group sight-seeing, a lunch excursion, treasure hunt, or just to relax on a secluded beach and snorkel from the boat, the team at RIB Charter can cater to your needs.
Miles Cross Farm | If you fancy more traditional country pastimes, the Barnes family offer clay pigeon shooting and fishing on their well stocked lake for private groups at their 70 acre property in Symondsbury.
Hugh Dunford Wood | Inspired by the eclectic artistic atmosphere of the Manor? The incredibly talented artist Hugh Dunford Wood is an experienced teacher and can hold private classes in printing, oil or watercolour either at the Manor or his studio.
The Swing Dance Company | Take advantage of our ballroom and get the girls (and boys!) together to learn a crazy Charleston routine. Whatever the occasion a fun partnered dance class is a brilliant way to get the folks talking.