A Place to be Real Together

How to be a Counter-Tourist

Community outings this week include playful ways to enjoy Dorset differently. All-age friendly.


Sat 30 July - Fri 5 Aug 2022


Space is available on this event! :-D


Andy and Liberty in historic wig and dress fashions

This is a relaxing holiday week in community with other families and individuals. Children of all ages will find something for them at Othona this week. Adults too, as long as they haven't totally lost contact with their inner child!

We'll have beach, artspace, games, music etc. But also there’ll be chances to discover more of Dorset together, with an intriguing twist.

Have you ever felt, when you’re a tourist, that you’re being sold a sort of artificial package? Then you might enjoy a bit of Counter Tourism!

On three days we will arrange a group outing to a heritage site or other tourist attraction (sharing cars as necessary).

While we are there those of us who want to can “playfully subvert the packaged experience offered up to us, using tactics inspired by the Counter Tourism Handbook (Crab Man 2012)” and guided by Andy Howlett and Liberty Rowley.

What does this mean? What is Counter Tourism (CT)?

Just READ MORE to find out.

Eldest child discount

If you bring two or more children aged 3-18, the eldest comes free of charge!



Fee Types

You are genuinely welcome to choose whichever rate suits you

(Learn more about our Pricing Policy & Bursaries)

Standard £458  aims to cover our real costs
Basic £365  if all pay Basic, Othona has to cut staff & activities
Benefactor £522  helps us afford to offer Basic Rate and Bursaries
Child 11-18 £224
Child 3-10 £158
Child 0-2 Free
Deposit £  30


Arrival + Departure Times

(Learn about Arrival+Departure)

Arrive between 4.00 - 6.30 pm
Depart after 10.30 am


30 Jul 2022 18:30 through 05 Aug 2022 10:30
Othona Community, West Dorset
Coast Road
Burton Bradstock
Landline: 01308 897130