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Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

Fossil hunting along the Jurassic Coast

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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 Abbotsbury Children's Farm to your Itinerary

    Abbotsbury Children's Farm

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    Animal Collection

    WEYMOUTH

    The Children's Farm is home to a large variety of animals. Children can bottle feed baby goats twice daily, cuddle the guinea pigs and meet the rabbits, donkeys, cows and pigs. There is goat racing twice a day, a large indoor playbarn with ball pool, plus pony rides and an educational display about...

  2. 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!

  3. Add Portland Castle to your Itinerary

    Portland Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Portland

    Overlooking Portland Harbour in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today it provides a great day out for visitors and its audio tour, included in the admission price tells of the castle's 450 year history...

  4. Add Bridport Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Bridport Leisure Centre

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    BRIDPORT

    The leisure centre is open seven days a week and has a comprehensive programme of activities to suit people of all ages.

    Facilities include:
    • 25 metre, 6 lane main pool and 12 metre teaching pool
    • 70 station gym includes the Technogym Wellness System
    • Multi-purpose sports hall hosting...

  5. Add Purbeck Sports Centre to your Itinerary

    Purbeck Sports Centre

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    WAREHAM

    Fitness fun in Purbeck
    Stunning countryside views, fantastic facilities for all the family and a 25 metre indoor pool make Purbeck Sports Centre the perfect venue to keep active.
    • Sessions for all the family in the low-chlorine swimming pool
    • Three all-weather floodlit tennis courts...

  6. Add Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum to your Itinerary

    Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    Story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs depicted on colourful hanging banners and 4 touch-screen computers. The story is told through the main characters in 4 chapters; 'Before the Arrest', 'The Oath and Betrayal', 'Transportation' and 'The Homecoming'. The interactive touch-screens feature around 4 hours...

  7. 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...

  8. Add Leslie Gibbons A.T.D The Owl Pottery Craft Workshop to your Itinerary

    Leslie Gibbons A.T.D The Owl Pottery Craft Workshop

    Type

    Gallery

    SWANAGE

    Workshop and shop housed in a Listed building of special architectural and historic interest producing highly decorated, handmade and hand-painted earthenware pottery. Thrown and moulded pieces made specialising in individual dishes with pictorial motifs and intricate designs in majolica and slip....

  9. Add Beaulieu National Motor Museum to your Itinerary

    Beaulieu National Motor Museum

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Near Brockenhurst

    At the heart of the New Forest, Beaulieu is a multi-award winning family day out with something for everyone.

    With free on-site parking, one great value family ticket grants access to four stunning attractions:

    The National Motor Museum
    With over 250 vehicles in its world famous collection,...

  10. 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,...