Animal & Farm Parks in Dorset

If you and the family like to ‘go wild’ and get up close to nature, look no further as Dorset has all you need for your next adventure.

Have a chuckle with the chimps

Watch the stars of TV’s Monkey Life as they caper about at Dorset’s famous ape rescue centre, Monkey World.

A fun day out for all the family - read the heart warming stories of the primates’ rescue and get face to face with our nearest cousins.

There are also plenty of picnic areas and cafes to keep you fed and watered, plus daily talks, a play area and gift shop. A must visit!

Get ready for a deep sea adventure

So much more than an aquarium, the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park is a fantastic trip out. With lots of different zones to explore from penguin beach and seal harbour to splash zone and crocodile creek, there’s hours of entertainment in store for the whole family.

Discover the creatures of the seashore and deeper waters of the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium. A traditional family run seaside attraction where visitors have the opportunity to get hands on and up close with sea creatures.

A day out that’s great for your under 8’s.

Farmer Palmers is one of Dorset’s number one attractions and it’s not hard to see why.

Expect a jam-packed time of indoor and outdoor play, interactive animal events, tractor rides and a unique cow milking demo with Mr Farmer Palmer himself!!

With staff on hand that are experienced with toddlers and young children, you can feel assured your little brood are in safe hands.

Get up close to some gentle giants

A visit to the Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park is guaranteed to keep all members of your family entertained for hours. Take a relaxing Wagon Ride or get to say hello to the horses and other friendly farm animals. Children will love the go-cart arena, pony rides, adventure play area, straw barn farm and fairground rides.

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Now you know that the family will have plenty to see and do whilst in Dorset, isn’t it time you booked your break?

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Cafes & Coffee Shops

If you're looking for a snack or drink, you’re never too far from a café or coffee shop in Dorset.

Shopping and Markets

Swanage and Purbeck are full of independent and unique shops selling everything you need on holiday.

Accommodation

Dorset has a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Eating Out

Enjoy some of the freshest, local produce at one of Dorset cafes, pubs or restaurants

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