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Thorncombe Woods is a magical pocket of mixed woodland and heath is listed on the Ancient Woodland Inventory. The 26 hectare mixed woodland and heath site is home to a great diversity of trees including mature Oaks, Sweet Chestnut and Beech. The woodland gives way…
Area:
Dorchester
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 251228
E-mail:
hardysbirthplace@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Website:
www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/.../thorncombe-wood-local-nature-reserve.aspx
Address
Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT2 8QH
Over 140 acres of parkland, shoreline and formal estate gardens in Dorset. Poole’s premier attraction, whatever the season. There’s something for everyone, so come along today and see what’s got people talking! Marvel at the grand Grade II* listed Georgian Mansion House, enjoy the wildlife…
Area:
Upton, Poole
Locality
East Dorset
Telephone:
01202 262753
E-mail:
uptoncountrypark@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Website:
www.uptoncountrypark.com
Address
Upton House Upton Country Park,  Upton,  Poole,  Dorset,  BH17 7BJ
Whether you are looking for a family friendly beach with all the facilities, a world-class surf spot, or a beach to yourself, take a look on the Beach Guide website. As well as information about the beach we also have your ratings and comments.
Area:
Dorset
Website:
www.thebeachguide.co.uk/
Address
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Abbotsbury Swannery near Weymouth has become one of the most popular things to do for the families visiting Dorset and those who live locally. Located on the beautiful Dorset Coast, this natural wildlife habitat is also popular with film makers, this location has even been…
Area:
Weymouth
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 871858
E-mail:
info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
Website:
www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
Address
The Swannery New Barn Road,  Abbotsbury,  Weymouth,  Dorset,  DT3 4JG
Coolplay is a large indoor and outdoor play area providing fun and adventure for children. Indoor activities include: Astra Slide, Rope Bridge, Tubes & Tunnels, Roller Squeeze, Stepping Stones, Mirror Maze and Ball Blower. Outdoor activities include: Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Sumo Wrestling, Gladiator Duelling…
Area:
Sturminster Newton
Locality
North Dorset
Telephone:
01258 474666
E-mail:
info@coolplay.biz
Website:
www.coolplay.biz
Address
Cool Play Spiders Farm,  Rivers Corner,  Sturminster Newton,  Dorset,  DT10 2AB
This is an unusual and special landscape where you can enjoy a vast expanse of open heathland and old oak woodland. Arne is a fantastic place for family walks at any time of year and we have regular children's days that enable all the family…
Area:
Wareham
Locality
Purbeck
Telephone:
01929 553360
E-mail:
arne@rspb.org.uk
Website:
www.rspb.org.uk/.../index.aspx
Address
R S P B Arne Nature Reserve,  Arne,  Wareham,  Dorset,  BH20 5BJ
Lulworth Castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Visitors can enjoy exploring the Castle, climbing the Tower, visiting the C18th Roman Catholic Chapel of St Mary and the C15th Church…
Area:
Wareham
Locality
Purbeck
Telephone:
01929 400352
E-mail:
info@lulworth.com
Website:
lulworth.com/
Address
Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth,  Wareham,  Dorset,  BH20 5QS
SandWorld in Weymouth, Dorset, is the UK's only all weather Sand Sculpture Festival. It is home to awe inspiring sculptures made entirely from Weymouth sand and water, some the size of a double decker bus. A different theme each year and ongoing projects throughout the…
Area:
Weymouth
Locality
Weymouth & Portland
Telephone:
07411 387529
E-mail:
hello@sandworld.co.uk
Website:
www.sandworld.co.uk/
Address
Sandworld Lodmoor Country Park,  Weymouth,  Dorset,  DT4 7SX
Bridport Museum is a friendly Dorset Museum with internationally important collections. Join in with fun family trails and activities, fascinating demonstrations, lively annual events and exhibitions. The Museum tells the story of the town's history from its origins to the present day with notable displays…
Area:
Bridport
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01308 458703
E-mail:
office@bridportmuseum.co.uk
Website:
www.bridportmuseum.co.uk
Address
Bridport Museum The Coach House,  Bridport,  Dorset,  DT6 3RJ
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside. There’s plenty to see from grand, beautifully detailed carvings to intimate family souvenirs. Enjoy a picnic on the south lawn or let the children run wild in the nearby play…
Area:
Wimborne
Locality
East Dorset
Telephone:
01202 883402
E-mail:
kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website:
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.../kingstonlacy
Address
National Trust, Kingston Lacy,  Wimborne,  Dorset,  BH21 4EA