Enid Blyton Trail

Visit Dorset have included a great leaflet of the Enid Blyton Trail to show you the Dorset that inspired Enid Blyton.

See more of this beautiful part of Dorset, discover some of the fascinating stories and sights that inspired Enid Blyton, one of the most successful British authors of the twentieth century.

Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven and Noddy are household names, and a lot of their stories are based in Dorset. Enid Blyton holidayed in Purbeck three times a year for more than twenty years.

Pick up a map, get yourself ‘lashings of ginger beer’ and head out on your very adventure exploring the beautiful countryside that inspired Enid Blyton.

Below them spread the Dorset countryside, shimmering in the heat of the day, the distance almost lost in a blue haze.” Enid Blyton


Download the trail leaflet

Enid Blyton Trail


(Sadly the Ginger Pop Shop mentioned in the leaflet is now closed)

The Purbecks are easy to reach from Bournemouth – drive to Sandbanks and hop across to Swanage on the ferry or get the Purbeck Breezer bus (no. 50) just across the gardens from the Arlington.

The Arlington is a family-friendly hotel and a great base for exploring Dorset.

Call the Arlington on 01202 552879 or book online