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Dorset Attractions

What would you plan for your perfect day out in Dorset? Family fun, exciting entertainment, a spot of history and culture? Well whatever you choose to do, Dorset has it in spades!

Dorset provides such a range of fantastic attractions, you’ll never find yourself struggling to find things to do whatever you’re interested in.

The variety of Dorset attractions is such it’s impossible to list them all.


Attractions in Dorset for everyone

Dorset boasts some of the best family attractions that you will find anywhere.

Have a day of Monkeying around at Monkey World, the world renowned ape rescue centre with hundreds of rescued and endangered apes and monkey.

Enjoy a day out that goes with a real bang and have tonnes of fun at the Tank Museum, home to the world’s best collection of tanks and superb displays to learn of their history.

The kids will love a day out at Moors Valley Country Park, set in 1000 acres of parkland and woods, there is so much to explore.

See if you’ve got a head for heights with the tree top walk ways and conquer the high wire adventure.

Explore Dorset’s hidden treasures

If you prefer your day to go at a more relaxed pace Dorset still has plenty to interest you.

Dorset is home to some of the most fascinating and beautiful stately homes and gardens.

Stroll around these magnificent homes and unearth their hidden histories and soak up the Dorset sunshine while discovering the wonderful gardens.

Marvel at the manicured lawns and mature shrubs bursting with colours, before enjoying some light refreshments.

Attractions in Dorset that don’t cost a penny!

Don’t worry if you’re working to a tight budget, Dorset has a fantastic range of free days out, fun activities and of course not forgetting our wonderful array of beaches.

Immerse yourself in Dorset’s historical past by visiting some of our fantastic free historical attractions.

Visit the Roman Town House in Dorchester that dates back to the 4th century AD or take a stroll around Tyneham village evacuated for military training in 1943.

The village remains as it was over 70 years ago, with the village school and church remaining untouched.

Find more free Dorset attractions with our Dorset on a budget itinerary; we’ve gone and planned a fantastic low cost day out in Dorset for you!

It always seems that the low cost days out are the ones that we remember the most, so come and make some memories of your own.

Don’t just come for the day, come and stay!

Accommodation and dining is available for all tastes, budgets and needs. Whether it’s for families, couples or large groups we’ve got it covered.

Browse the various accommodation and food and drink on offer by using the links below or alternatively you can use our search facility to find exactly what you are looking for.

So what are you waiting? Book your Dorset getaway now!


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Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery

The 600-year-old swannery is a natural history paradise. Home to the only managed colony of free-flying mute swans in the world that visitors can...

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Swannery

The only place in the world where up to 1,000 swans can be visited during the...

Tutankhamun's mask

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

The world's greatest discovery of Ancient Treasure - Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures...

The Teddy Bear Museum

The Teddy Bear Museum

Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy...


Splashdown Poole

Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8...