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Mapperton House is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. The family moved here from Hinchingbrooke House, near Huntingdon, in the 1950s. The valley gardens at Mapperton reflect at least three periods of history. On the top level is the croquet lawn, where…
Area:
Beaminster
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01308 862645
Fax: 01308 861082
E-mail:
office@mapperton.com
Website:
mapperton.com/
Address
Mapperton House, Mapperton,  Beaminster,  Dorset,  DT8 3NR
Abbotsbury Children's Farm is a great place for the young family looking for things to do in Dorset. There are fun things to do every day including racing tractors, riding ponies, play in the large undercover play area or play in the indoor water play…
Area:
Weymouth
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 871817
E-mail:
info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
Website:
abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/
Address
Children's Farm and Smugglers Barn Church Street,  Abbotsbury,  Weymouth,  Dorset,  DT3 4JJ
One of Britain's best known and best loved gardens. A botanical treasure-trove, with charming walled garden walks and spectacular woodland valley views. Magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea…
Area:
Weymouth
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 871387
E-mail:
info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk
Website:
abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/
Address
The Sub-tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury,  Weymouth,  Dorset,  DT3 4LA
The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House. From the earliest antique teddy bears to today's TV favourites, over 100 years of teddy bears are displayed within the Museum that…
Area:
Dorset
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 266040
E-mail:
info@teddybearmuseum.co.uk
Website:
www.teddybearmuseum.co.uk/
Address
Teddy Bear Museum Salisbury Street,  Fordington,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1JU
The Dinosaur Museum transports visitors back into the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. Set in a converted Victorian schoolhouse in the centre of the historic town of Dorchester. See dinosaur skeletons, walk among life-size reconstructions including Stegosaurus and T-Rex, and learn through hands-on interactive displays.…
Area:
Dorchester
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 269880
E-mail:
info@thedinosaurmuseum.com
Website:
www.thedinosaurmuseum.com/
Address
The Dinosaur Museum Icen Way,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1EW
The Terracotta Warriors Museum in Dorchester, Dorset, is one of the only museums outside China exclusively dedicated to the amazing Terracotta Warriors. All the terracotta warriors displayed in the museum have been specially made for exhibition by the technicians of the Lintong Museum Cultural Relic…
Area:
Dorchester
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 266040
Website:
www.terracottawarriors.co.uk
Address
High East Street, Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1JU
The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway. Steam and diesel galas, Family events plus regular Evening Dining and Sunday Lunch services complement themed events such as our highly popular Santa Special trains…
Area:
Swanage
Locality
Purbeck
Telephone:
01929 425800
Fax: 01929 475208
E-mail:
info@swanagerailway.co.uk
Website:
www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Address
Swanage Railway Co Ltd Station House,  Swanage,  Dorset,  BH19 1HB
The Blue Pool at Furzebrook constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light in different ways, producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise. Surrounded by heathland with a network of sandy paths with steps down to the…
Area:
Dorset
Locality
East Dorset
Telephone:
01929 551408
E-mail:
info@bluepooluk.com
Website:
www.bluepooltearooms.co.uk
Address
The Blue Pool Tea House Furzebrook Road,  Wareham,  Dorset,  BH20 5AR
Max Gate is owned by The National Trust in Dorchester. Atmospheric Victorian home designed by Thomas Hardy and home to famous author and poet. You will find the garden much as it was originally planned, with high walls and large trees encircling the property to…
Area:
Dorchester
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01305 262538
E-mail:
maxgate@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website:
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/.../max-gate
Address
Max Gate Alington Avenue,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 2AB
We are a family friendly museum and we attract all ages. We aim to educate, inspire and honour the sacrifices made by the members of our Regiments. Our displays cover four floors and take you on a 300 year journey through military history. Our artefacts…
Area:
Dorchester
Locality
Purbeck
Telephone:
01305 264066
E-mail:
info@keepmilitarymuseum.org
Website:
www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/
Address
The Keep Bridport Road,  Dorchester,  Dorset,  DT1 1RN