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Thrills on the hills - a day in the Dorset countryside! Exhilarating Off-road driving (8yrs +) and...
Palmers Brewery is situated in Bridport, a charming market town nestling in the hills on the...
The Keep is the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Housed in an extraordinary castle-like...
From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The...
Make sure you make the very most of your stay in this beautiful part of the country!
Travel back through the centuries and discover our sumptuous stately homes such as Athelhampton’s Tudor manor with its unique topiary garden or Mapperton, location for Hollywood’s Far From the Madding Crowd blockbuster and home to spectacular formal valley gardens.
Visit a castle or two in Sherborne – one boasting Capability Brown’s beautiful lakeside gardens and the other a romantic ruin where the kids can let their imaginations run wild! Take inspiration from the many garden settings around West Dorset – water gardens, sub-tropical gardens, walled kitchen gardens – all offering ideas to recreate in your own back garden.
There lots of family fun to be had at our animal themed attractions. Trek with a donkey, picnic with a llama or let the kids enjoy being a farmer for the day at one of our fun farm parks. Marvel at the mass feeding of Abbotsbury’s world famous swans or patiently wait for a badger from a comfortable hide in a stunning countryside setting.
When did education become so much fun? Little ones can soak up history in the most imaginative ways at our fascinating museums covering everything from Tutankhamun to military history and rural bygones, dinosaurs and prehistoric treasures as well as toys and giant teddies! Grown ups may also enjoy going behind the scenes on a wine or brewery tour, sampling a favourite tipple and buying a bottle or two to take home – souvenirs don’t get much better!
Discover nostalgic classics and exciting super cars of today at Haynes Motor Museum or take off at the Fleet Air Arm Museum where you’ll experience the thrills and sounds of a flight deck, feel the wind in your hair and even see a nuclear bomb!
There’s so much to see and do you really will have to keep coming back to West Dorset to discover everything that this special place has to offer. Start planning your next day out now!
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The world's greatest discovery of Ancient Treasure - Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy are superbly recreated in this internationaly renowned exhibition - spanning time itself.
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. Discover Dorset with a difference!
Fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus hands-on and multimedia displays provide great family fun at this award winning museum.
Palmers Brewery is situated in Bridport, a charming market town nestling in the hills on the outstanding Jurassic Coast. The tour will take you through historic brewery buildings and will cover all aspects of the brewing process as well as the...
Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century
From our hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food. The area is floodlit for perfect vision and visits from other wildlife such as owls, foxes, rabbits and bats add to the spectacle.
Buckland Newton, DORCHESTER
Thrills on the hills - a day in the Dorset countryside! Exhilarating Off-road driving (8yrs +) and shooting activities (12yrs+).
The Keep is the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Housed in an extraordinary castle-like building, the collection spans 300 years of history over 4 floors. You can walk through a World War One trench, try on uniforms and discover the amazing...
Athelhampton House & Gardens is one on the finest English manor houses, with beautiful furnished rooms. The grade on gardens are home to the famous topiary pyramids, fountains and the River Piddle.
Archaeology, natural history, and geology of Dorset. Local and agricultural history displays. Gallery of Dorset's writers, including Thomas Hardy's study reconstruction. Up to 2 accompanied children go free, each additional child £1
Sherborne Museum is housed in what used to be the gatehouse and almonry of the monastery once associated with the Abbey.
This busy leisure centre is the largest of its kind in the area. The centre has a main sports hall, an aerobics/dance studio and a fully air conditioned fitness suite. Outdoor facilities include six tennis courts or five netball courts, plus...
At Donkey Walking in Dorset we invite you to spend a morning or afternoon with one of our friendly donkeys to experience what it would be like to have your own!
Practice getting him ready and enjoy the relaxing experience walking with him along...
Exciting & exhilarating boat trips running from West Bay along the Jurassic Coast.
The new £8 million centre provides the local community with a first-class swimming and fitness facility offering a huge range of activities and classes for people of all ages to enjoy.
The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis dates back to the 1800s with a dramatic position on the edge of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, a Wold Heritage Site.
Forde Abbey is a fascinating combination of mediaeval monastery and family home. Many of its 12th century features, including the Cloisters and vaulted Undercroft (in use today as a tea room) are beautifully preserved.
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 Town Mill is a unique mix of working watermill, art galleries and creative artisanal businesses. Centred around a beautiful mediaeval cobbled courtyard and featuring a landscaped ‘Miller’s Garden’, the Town Mill is one of Lyme Regis’ leading...
Sturminster Newton museum is housed in an historic and attractive building of 16th C origin situated in the town centre.