Can we six it? Here are the best things to do in Dorset following the new government rules.

As coronavirus rules become tighter we are now limited to meeting in groups of six or less.

The new law came into force on Monday, September 4, which means that meeting in groups of larger than six, with some exceptions, is now illegal. 

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases the law change bans groups of more than six from meeting inside or outdoors. 

The law is being enforced through a £100 fine which doubles on each offence to a maximum of £3,200. 

We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do with up to six people in Dorset: 

Get a hole in one on the mini golf course

Take the whole family or grabs some friends and try your hand at getting a hole in one. 

Mini-golf is a great pastime and bound to make you and your group have a giggle. 

Sealife pirate adventure mini golf is priced at £6.95 for an adult and £5.95 for a child. 

They advise you to book two consecutive slots if you attend in a group of six - you will still play together. 

The mini golf course is open daily from 10am to 4pm on the weekdays and 10am to 4.45 on weekends. 

Relax and enjoy some crafty pottery painting 

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Although many pottery painting cafes are not taking in-store bookings many like, Bella Ceramics in Weymouth have kits you can enjoy at home. 

From the comfort of your home or garden you can paint a variety of ceramics from ornaments to mugs and plates to money boxes. 

The starter painting kit costs £10 and the ceramics start at just £6 each.

Grab five of your loved ones, get some snacks and try out the awesome take away service.

Have a go at a game of rounders

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Great fun for all age groups and a sure way to dust off the cobwebs, the old school sport of rounders could be an ideal activity for you and five friends. 

All you need is a bat and ball which you can get online for as little at £7.25

A brilliant way to get you moving again after months inside rounders is an easy sport to grasp and you only need six people to play.

Visit Escape Dungeons

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Located at The Three Chimneys on The Esplanade, the Escape Dungeons is a thrilling afternoon out for you and five friends. 

There are three themed rooms - Alice in Wonderland, Prison Break and a bomb diffusing lab. 

The escape room costs £20 per person and is open from 10am to 9.30pm. 

Try stand up paddle boarding

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Something to really put your balance to the test, stand up paddle boarding is a gentle sport that allows you to take time out with your loved ones. 

As long as the water is calm paddle boarding is a gentle activity that is growing in poularity. 

A great way to take in the beautiful sites of Portland there are various outlets to visit for paddle board hire. 

Weymouth Watersports at Ferrybridge Boat Yard is open from 9am to 7pm daily and charge £15 per hour. 

Do you have any suggestions for activities to enjoy as a group of six or less? Let us know in the comments.