Days Out in Dorset

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Go Ape Moors Valley

Go Ape Moors Valley, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, UK

Poole to Swanage Return Cruise

Jolly Sailor, United Kingdom, The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, UK

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing

Moonfleet Adventure Sail Training LLP, 6 Hamm Beach Rd, Portland DT5 1DX

Rock Reef

Bournemouth Pier BH2 5AA

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, UK

Sand Banks Crazy Golf

Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7QQ, UK

Laserguys Laser Tag

A354, Portland, UK

Moors Valley Country Park

Moors Valley, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, UK

Sea Life – Weymouth

SEA LIFE Centre Weymouth, Weymouth DT4 7SX, UK

Swanage Railway

Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HB, UK

Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island, Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth, UK

Lemur Landings

Lemur Landings, Tower Park, Poole, UK

Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland, Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, UK

The Keep Military Museum

The Keep Military Museum, Bridport Road, Dorchester, UK


Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, UK

Ringstead Bay

Dorchester DT2 8NQ, UK

Information about Dorset

Explore the timeless charm of Dorset, South West England, where a harmonious blend of heritage, rural tranquillity, and a myriad of activities create an unforgettable experience. This diverse region, characterised by stunning coastlines, rolling hills, and picturesque market towns, invites exploration and promises a delightful blend of heritage, rural tranquility, and an abundance of things to do.

Dorset’s coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers breathtaking cliffs, hidden coves, and fossil-rich beaches. The iconic Durdle Door and the Old Harry Rocks stand as natural marvels, inviting exploration and awe-inspiring coastal walks.

Charming market towns such as Dorchester, Sherborne, and Bridport contribute to Dorset’s allure with their historic charm, bustling markets, and a welcoming community atmosphere. Dorchester, with its ties to Thomas Hardy, adds literary richness to the county, while Bridport’s vibrant arts scene and renowned street market offer a lively cultural experience.

Dorset’s rural landscapes, including the Dorset Downs and the Blackmore Vale, provide a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The scenic trails of the South West Coast Path, opportunities for water sports along the coastline, and the expansive heathlands of the Purbeck Hills offer endless activities for nature lovers and adventurers.

The county’s commitment to preserving its heritage is evident in sites such as Corfe Castle, an ancient fortress with a dramatic history, and the picturesque village of Milton Abbas, known for its unique 18th-century architecture.

Dorset’s cultural calendar is vibrant, featuring events such as the Dorset County Show, celebrating agriculture and rural life, and the Larmer Tree Festival, a music and arts extravaganza set in the enchanting Larmer Tree Gardens. The county’s rich artistic scene is further enhanced by galleries, theatres, and cultural events, contributing to Dorset’s cultural vibrancy.

The culinary scene in Dorset embraces local produce, traditional pubs, and seafood delights along the coast. From exploring food markets to enjoying farm-to-table dining experiences, Dorset offers a diverse range of flavours to savour.

Whether exploring historic landmarks, wandering through bustling markets, immersing in the natural beauty of the countryside, or engaging in a variety of activities along the coastline, Dorset ensures there are lots of things to do for every kind of explorer. This county, with its harmonious blend of history, natural beauty, cultural richness, and abundant activities, invites residents and visitors alike to discover the enduring charm of Dorset in the heart of South West England.

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