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Day out at the beach in Dorset

Day out at the beach in Dorset


Things To Do in Dorset

Not sure of what to do during your visit to Dorset?

Whether you’re just visiting for the day or staying for weeks, you’ll find so many incredible things to do in Dorset, it will make your visit live long in the memory.

Whatever inspires you, we have it covered!

The variety of attractions on offer in Dorset will blow you away!

Whatever you’re interested in you’ll be sure to find it in Dorset, from fantastically fun family attractions to intriguing museums and some of the most stunning houses and gardens to be found anywhere.

Visit the world’s best collection of armoured vehicles at the Tank Museum, where the history of the tank is brought to life!

Learn more of the tank story, experience life in the trenches or join a battle group in Afghanistan.

dorsert is perfect for things to do like this tank experience for example

Looking for things to do in Dorset for the kids?

Why not have a day of monkeying around at Monkey World - home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes.

Once you have learned more about our closest living relatives, let the kids unleash their inner chimp by swinging and climbing on the south of England’s largest play area.

To find more great attractions on offering a huge range of things to do in Dorset, please click here.

Things to do in Dorset for everyone to enjoy!

Dorset is the perfect playground for you to explore with mile upon mile of thrilling cycle routes and some of the finest walking trails to be found anywhere with scenery to die for!

Cast your line off of one of Dorset’s stunning beaches and land your own monster from the deep or sit back and relax alongside one of the tranquil fishing lakes and watch the world go by.

there are many things to do in the dorset countryside such as experiencing breathtaking views

If you prefer your activities to be a bit more adrenalin pumping, Dorset is stacked with heart racing activities to keep every thrill seeker entertained.

Racing carts, firing guns or scaling the heights rock climbing we’ve got it covered.

With all these extreme sports to choose from we just hope you can keep up!

thrill-seekers are also catered for in dorset with many things to do such as extreme sports

Book your active break in Dorset today

So what are you waiting for? Book your action packed break in Dorset now!

We’ve got loads of holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes and you can easily book the accommodation of your choice by using our easy-to-use booking facility.

To find out more information on the huge range of different accommodation we have here in Dorset, please click the links below:

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Last but not least, we would definitely recommend you travel to the filming location of ITV's hit crime series 'Broadchurch' so you can see first hand how the amazing landscape helped play its part in its success. 

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