Durlston Country Park Scavenger Hunt

Dorset Council’s Country Parks have worked together to create a free family Scavenger Hunt to keep the little ones busy this summer. You can choose do this at all of our sites or anywhere else in the countryside. Take a photo of the poster on your phone when you arrive or download it from our Facebook pages before you get there. Find all the pieces of the trail and get creative by making a natural picture using your treasures. Share your snaps with us on our facebook pages by using the hashtag '#DorsetCountryside'. The scavenger hunt is also taking place at Avon HeathCountry Park, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Hardy's Birthplace and Thorncombe woods.


01929 424443


Venue address
Durlston Country Park
BH19 2JL

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Term Time
School Holidays
Additional Information
The countryside of the Park is open all year round, from sunrise to sunset. Just for fun - use any natural material you find to help make mini homes for our resident mice, hedgehogs and more. Listen to the music the countryside makes, grass blowing in the wind, puddle splashing and log drumming, try and copy all the noises. If you discover something new and are not sure what it is, take a picture and send it to us on Facebook, we would love to help. Please be responsible and give eachother plenty of space, and respect the countryside.


Wheelchair accessible
For younger visitors, wheelchair users who enjoy a challenge or for those who would find driving the Trampers too much then we have the Trekenetic Wheelchair. This manual chair is specifically designed for off-road use and is a great step forward in ensuring the park can be accessed by all. The chair costs £2.50 to hire or is free to all Max Card users.
Parking availability information
We have ample parking spaces on site, with a call point located in the Castle car park, just next to the marked disabled parking bays. Car parking charges do apply to all visitors, this helps to support our work managing Durlston.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Durlston Country Park  Swanage  Dorset