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Tonnes of fun!

Tonnes of fun!

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Family Attractions in Dorset

Dorset has such a wide range of family attractions you’ll be sure to have plenty to do during your stay.

Whether you want to explore our number of great museums, spend the day at one of the many animal farms and parks or have some adventure at our superb activity centres, Dorset really has some of the best family attractions to be found anywhere!

Monkey World is one of the most renowned ape rescue centres in the world with over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys. A great day out for your little monkeys!

Moors Valley Country Park has something for everyone. Set in 1000 acres of parkland and forest you can explore the way marked trails, tree-top walkways and tackle the high wire adventure.

Enjoy some fun down on the farm at Honeybrook. This is a great day out for little ones with a brilliant adventure playground and a number of nature based activities.

For your little soldiers that think big is best the Tank Museum is a must. Learn the story of the tank and look around a massive display of armoured vehicles; you can even take part in a trench experience. Tonnes of fun for everyone!

Other great attractions include Adventure Wonderland, an Alice in Wonderland based family attraction. Keep the kids entertained with exciting rides, a fun indoor play centre and much more.

Have a memorable day out with the family as you all become super sleuths with Treasure Trails Dorset. Have fun exploring as you solve the clues in one of Dorset’s Murder Mystery, Treasure Hunt or Spy Trails.

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  1. Add The Dinosaur Museum to your Itinerary

    The Dinosaur Museum

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    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...

  2. Add The Tutankhamun Exhibition to your Itinerary

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition allows the visitor to experience the magnificence and wonder of the world's greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery with Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, and share in their excitment. Explore the ante-chamber filled with treasures including...

  3. 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 at...

  4. Add Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival to your Itinerary

    Sandworld - Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival

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    Craft Centre

    Weymouth

    Our 2015 theme of 'Best & British' featuring British icons, we would love to welcome you to this brilliant gallery with a difference, perfect for all ages. So come & take a selfie with your favourite characters such as, One Direction, The Royal Family, Chitty Bang Bang, Lewis Hamilton, The Beatles,...

  5. Add The Teddy Bear Museum to your Itinerary

    The Teddy Bear Museum

    Type

    Museum

    DORCHESTER

    .Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century. From the earliest teddy bears right up until today’s TV favourites they are all there to be seen and enjoyed. The museums oldest bear is called Michael as was made in 1906...

  6. Add Forest Leisure Cycling to your Itinerary

    Forest Leisure Cycling

    Type

    Forest

    Burley, NEW FOREST

    Welcome to the home of cycling in the New Forest. We are the acclaimed New Forest Cycle Hire, Cycle and Accessory Sales and Cycle Repairs Centre, based in the traditional and unspoilt village of Burley and located close to the trails. Come and enjoy a healthy, active day out on one of our 9 New...

  7. Add Moors Valley Country Park and Forest to your Itinerary

    Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    Type

    Country/Royal Park

    Ringwood

    A 1000-acre Country Park and Forest with something for everyone. Adventure Play Trail with unique wooden play sculptures, Tree Top Trail, authentic narrow-gauge steam railway, Golf Centre, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segways, restaurant and gift shop. Explore easy to follow waymarked...

  8. Add Swanage Railway to your Itinerary

    Swanage Railway

    Type

    Railway

    SWANAGE

    Whatever the weather, take a journey back in time and enjoyable day of excitement and nostalgia at the award winning Swanage Railway.

    Sit back and relax during a leisurely trip behind one of our historic steam locomotives. The 12 mile return trip takes you through the beautiful Purbeck...

  9. 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...

  10. 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!