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Sherborne Abbey

Don't Miss Dorset

If you’re hoping to cram as much into you visit to Dorset here are a few ideas that are just too good to miss!

Cerne Abbas Giant 
High on a hill over the pretty village of Cerne Abbas is a 180ft high male figure carved out of chalk believed to be an ancient symbol of fertility. It's got to be seen to be believed!

Weymouth
An elegant Georgian seafront, a safe sandy beach and exciting year round events makes Weymouth a top British seaside resort. Weymouth is the only other Olympic venue during the London 2012 Games so if you don't fancy heading to London - come to Dorset for all of the sailing events for 2012.

Corfe Castle
Visit the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle, Dorset's iconic medieval monument - perfect for adventurers of any age! Wander around the historic village and take a steam train to the beach at Swanage.

Jurassic Coast
Take a walk through time along this dramatic coastline and enjoy stunning natural features, exceptional views, 185 million years of history and a World Heritage coastline packed full of fossils!

Monkey World
Visit the world famous ape rescue centre home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys. See up close Orangutans, Monkeys and Chimpanzees and children can make up feeders of treats to give to the primates!

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door 
The two geological features on the Jurassic Coast is the perfect horse-shoe shaped Lulworth Cove and the beautiful arch of Durdle Door. A must see for any visitor to Dorset.

Sherborne Abbey
Travel to Sherborne to see the elegant 15th Century Sherborne Abbey which boasts a beautiful stone, fan vaulted ceiling and the heaviest ring of eight bells in the world! Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon in Sherborne and stroll around the town.

Christchurch's Highcliffe Castle and Priory Church
Dorset is packed full with history and heritage and you can visit some of the best historical attractions at Christchurch. See the romantic seaside Highcliffe Castle built in the 1830's or visit Priory Church in Christchurch dating back to 1094.

Gold Hill
Gold Hill in Shaftesbury is a picture postcard of Dorset and quintessentially English. Make your way to the top of the hill and you'll see stunning views of the surrounding Dorset countryside. Made famous by Hovis for a much loved advert.

Wimborne
Explore quaint streets and hidden courtyards in Wimborne. There are a variety of small shops and lively weekly markets as well as the medieval church, Wimborne Minster.

Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis is a narrow maze of streets and shops winding their way down to the harbour with its famous Cobb and breath-taking views of the surrounding Jurassic coastline.

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  1. Add The Ark to your Itinerary

    The Ark

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Poole

    Whatever the weather The Ark is open and offers guaranteed fun for the whole family. There's a fantastic play-frame with three levels of soft play, tunnels, slides and interactive zones including a dedicated toddler area.

    All year round ice-rink and a scrumdiddlyumptious cafe, terrace and...

  2. Add Putlake Adventure Farm to your Itinerary

    Putlake Adventure Farm

    Type

    Farm

    Swanage

    Visitors are encouraged to explore and make contact with a variety of friendly animals in a relaxed atmosphere. Bottle feed the lambs and goats, groom the ponies, hold a rabbit or watch the farmer carrying out his everyday duties. There are indoor and outdoor picnic and play areas, pedal go karts,...

  3. Add The Dinosaur Museum to your Itinerary

    The Dinosaur Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    The only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award-winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especiallly for children. The musuem combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Multimedia displays tell the...

  4. Add UK Llamas to your Itinerary

    UK Llamas

    Type

    Animal Collection

    BEAMINSTER

    Walking with Llamas is a unique and very relaxing experience. These hardy, extremely agile and elegant animals are gentle, easy to handle and great fun to be with. Our Llamas will capture your heart and provide you with an experience you will treasure forever. Discover Dorset with a difference!

  5. Add Dorset County Museum to your Itinerary

    Dorset County Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    Discover Dorset in depth at Dorset County Museum and explore the story of the county from prehistory to the present day. Visit the nostalgic and atmospheric Victorian Gallery, one of the few places in Europe you can follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans by actually walking on Roman mosaic...

  6. Add Farmer Palmer's Farm Park  to your Itinerary

    Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

    Type

    Farm

    Organford, POOLE

    Farmer Palmer's is where young adventurers (eight years and under) can frankly ‘let their hair down’ without older children around to stifle their enjoyment!

    Different animal activities every half hour, means you can mix these with the many dedicated and natural play areas where the children can...

  7. Add Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park & Tower to your Itinerary

    Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park & Tower

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Weymouth


    SEA LIFE Adventure Park and Tower takes you on an adventure both above and below the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Also visit the SEA LIFE Tower and enjoy amazing 360º panoramic views of Weymouth Bay, Portland and the Jurassic Coast...

  8. Add Treasure Trails Dorset to your Itinerary

    Treasure Trails Dorset

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Cerne Abbas, Dochester

    Dorset Trails are full of interesting snippets of fact as well as some wonderful hidden places you would just never see. Have fun exploring as you solve the clues in one of Dorset’s Murder Mystery, Treasure Hunt or Spy Trails.

    The Trails are great for a families and a good way to keep children...

  9. Add Studland Beach and Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

    Type

    Beach

    Studland

    Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks and include Shell Bay. A designated section of naturist beach is at Knoll beach. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds....

  10. Add Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park to your Itinerary

    Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park

    Type

    Garden

    DORCHESTER

    Kingston Maurward Gardens are set deep in Hardy's Dorset and are listed on the English Heritage register of gardens. The gardens include grand floral displays, stone terraces, topiary, a lake and temple. The Animal Park is a firm favourite with children and home to an interesting collection of...