Things to do further afield

Rural Dorset is one of the most peaceful, beautiful and genuinely unspoilt areas in England.  There is so much to see and do and we are always happy to advise. We also maintain a large library of leaflets in our Games Room. Our suggested days out could include a trip to the world’s largest Tank Museum in Bovington, Poole and Sandbanks for windsurfing and boating trips around the world’s second largest natural harbour. Explore Brownsea Island owned by the National Trust, famous for its bird sanctuary. The Isle of Purbecks, perhaps to include Wareham, Corfe Castle and a trip on the famous Steam Railway.

A few other suggestions are listed in the PDF’s below (the times given don’t take traffic into account!) This is only a small selection as there are too many to list. For more ideas please visit www.visit-dorset.com/things-to-do

Activities – click here for more information on each of the below
– Dorset Waterpark
– Jurassic Coast Activities
– Lulworth Outdoors
– Milton Abbas & Abbey Murder Mystery Treasure Trail
– Monkey World
– Snowtrax Alpine Activity Centre
– The Tank Museum
– Tower Park

Attractions – click here for more information on each of the below
– Corfe Castle
– The Jurassic Coast
– Lulworth Cove
– Swanage Railway
– Dorchester Museums
– Hardy’s Dorchester

Beaches – click here for more information on each of the below
– Bournemouth Beach (Pier)
– Chesil Beach (Chesil Bank)
– Chesil Cove
– Church Ope Cove
– Greenhill Beach (Weymouth)
– Kimmeridge Bay
– Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
– Sandbanks Beach (Poole) (Sandbanks Peninsular)
– Studland
– Swanage Beach and Bay
– Weymouth

Nearby Villages & Towns – click here for more information on each of the below
– Abbotsbury
– Blandford Forum
– Cerne Abbas
– Corfe Castle
– Dorchester
– Lyme Regis
– Milton Abbas
– Isle of Portland
– Shaftesbury
– Sherborne
– Wareham
– Weymouth

Stately Homes and Gardens – click here for more information on each of the below
– Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
– Athelhampton House & Gardens
– Bennetts Water Gardens
– Compton Acres
– Forde Abbey Historic House and Gardens
– Kingston Lacy
– Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park
– Knoll Gardens
– Mapperton House & Gardens
– Minterne House & Gardens
– Stock Gaylard House

Wine Tasting and Breweries – click here for more information on each of the below
– Hall & Woodhouse Ltd
– Langham Wine Estate