Christmas is the season of giving, and what better present to give than the gift of a fantastic experience in Dorset.

A gift voucher is the perfect present for the person who has everything, giving them the choice of when to use the voucher.

Our farm parks and animal rescue centres also have animal adoptions where you can gift your loved one an extremely cute monkey or horse to visit and keep in touch with, as well as supporting a great cause.

For a memorable gift as well as fundraising to maintain a Victorian piece of history, you could also sponsor a plaque on Swanage Pier.

Food & Drink Gift Vouchers

Afternoon tea at Knoll House Hotel, Studland, Dorset

There are various gift voucher options on offer at the Knoll House Hotel, Studland. Choose from Afternoon Tea for 2 or 4, Prosecco Afternoon Tea for 2 or a Three Course Dinner for 2. You can also purchase monetary vouchers starting at £25.

Purchase a gift voucher for Afternoon Tea for two or choose a monetary value at The Eastbury Hotel in Sherborne. Prices start at £42.

Hive Beach Café, Watch House Café and The Club House in West Dorset have gift vouchers available for £5, £10 or £20 which can be used at any of the 3 cafés. You can choose paper vouchers or e-vouchers which can be sent directly to the recipient.

Days Out Gift Vouchers

Swanage Railway steam train at Corfe Castle station in Dorset

Swanage Railway Gift Cards can be bought online for any amount in values of £15, £25, £50 or £100, and can be redeemed against train tickets, dining trains and train driver experiences. You can also call 01929 475207 to purchase amounts between £10 and £500. The gift cards can be redeemed online and are valid for 3 years.

ForeAdventure at Studland have vouchers from £5. They offer many outdoor experiences from foraging to fishing, kayaking to paddle boarding and bushcraft to wild food.

AA Shooting School are selling activity gift vouchers for shooting lessons or activity days. Choose from a Clay Pigeon Shooting Taster lesson, a Course of Clay Pigeon Shooting lesson or vouchers for any amount.

Two people in the Hydrotherapy Pool at Monart Spa, Poundbury in Dorset

You can purchase gift vouchers for Monart Spa in Poundbury from £45. This luxury day spa includes hydrotherapy pool and state-of-the-art thermal spaces including sanarium, caldarium, sauna, salt grotto, infrared pro cabin, aroma steam room and unique experience showers. 

At Langham Wine Estate near Dorchester you can either buy a gift voucher redeemable against wine purchases, tours, tastings or the vineyard café, or a Guided Tour & Tasting gift voucher for £25.

Moonfleet Adventure Sailing on the Dorset coast

Take a cruise on the Tallship Moonfleet. Gift vouchers start at £42 for a 2 hour cruise, but other options and day cruises are also available.

Farmer Palmers gift vouchers can be purchased in amounts between £10 and £100 and can be redeemed against entry ticket prices, passes and birthday parties.

Perfect for foodies and those who want to improve their cooking skills, you can buy a £69 gift voucher to use against a Laura Pope cookery course at The Dorset Kitchen. Each cookery class lasts 4 hours and the voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Accommodation gift vouchers

The bar at The Priory Hotel in Wareham, Dorset

West Dorset Leisure Holidays gift vouchers can be redeemed against a holiday at any of their 5 Holiday Parks. Vouchers are available in any amount from just £10 and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

The Priory Hotel in Wareham is offering a variety of vouchers for overnight stays and dining experiences including afternoon tea, with prices starting from £55. They also sell vouchers in denominations between £5 and £100.

At Knoll House Hotel in Studland you can either purchase a gift voucher for a 1 Night B&B Stay for 2 Adults for £189 or a monetary voucher between £25 and £500.


Sunrise at Swanage Pier in Dorset

A donation of £200 will provide a brass plaque fixed to a plank on Swanage Pier as well as a one year membership to the ‘Friends of Swanage Pier’. Each plaque can be engraved with a message up to 30 letters or figures. Your plaque may just be an individual's name and date, a group, club, society or company or it may be a message in memory of a loved one or to celebrate a new birth or anniversary. A colour certificate complements each plaque. Find out more on the Swanage Pier Trust website. You can also donate any amount towards their fundraising efforts via their website.

Swanage Railway have signalled a Save Your Railway appeal – to raise funds for this much loved visitor attraction. Find out more on the Swanage Railway Trust website.

Animal Adoptions

Display of horses at the Dorset Heavy Horse Centre

At Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre you can adopt many of their primates including Gordon the orangutan, Hananya the chimpanzee and Peanut the golden-cheeked gibbon. You can also purchase something from their online gift shop or help with their fundraising efforts.

You can adopt one of the gentle giants at Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park for £39. The adoption package includes a certificate, a Heavy Horse information pack, your horse's biography and a special memento. You can also purchase gift vouchers to use at a later date starting at just £5.