Being one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, Dorset has an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year.
Whether you are looking for Heritage Sites, outdoor adventures or action-packed pursuits, there are plenty of activities in Dorset that all ages will enjoy. Take a ride on the award-winning Swanage Railway and view the beautiful sights of Dorset from a comfortable seat. The 6-mile journey will pass the impressive ruins of Corfe Castle, to arrive at Swanage’s Blue Flag beach.
For stunning views of Dorset from a great height, climb the tower at Lulworth Castle and Park. Take a picnic and recline on the Castle lawns, explore the extensive woodlands or discover the 18th century Roman Catholic chapel and the 15th century Church of St Andrew. Make a sure to visit the Dorset Water Park, one of the top water attractions in Dorset. Comprising of inflatable obstacle courses floating on two lakes near Corfe Castle, it is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by all ages.
A multi-award winning family theme park featuring a selection of rides and attractions. The park, opposite Bournemouth Airport, takes its inspiration from Lewis Carol’s timeless classic; Alice in Wonderland and promises a fantastic day out.
The Bridport and West Dorset golf club lies amongst natural beauty and the World Heritage coastline, where the round is played out above the cliff tops. With a varying weather and a challenging course, it is a test for all levels of golfer.
The largest of the islands in Poole Harbour, with pretty woodlands and cliff top walks, this National Trust-owned area is the perfect destination for nature lovers.
Nestled in Bourton, North Dorset, home to an 18-hole short yet challenging course, with pint-sized greens and tight fairways, is Bullpits Golf Club surrounded by picturesque, wooded scenery.
Visit the centre to explore the fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach. Throughout the year, the centre hosts guided fossil hunting walks as well as countryside and marine discovery activities along the coastline.
A natural harbour located in the county of Dorset, resting on the south coast of England, named after the notable town of Christchurch.
Dorset Water Park involves two huge inflatable obstacle courses set over two lakes in an idyllic woodland location near Corfe Castle.
One of Dorset’s most iconic landmarks, Durdle Door is the first natural World Heritage Site and a must-visit for those wanting to see the spectacular beauty the Jurassic Coast offers.
This natural World Heritage Site is a stunning flat hill top made up of orange sandstone, overlooking the iconic Jurassic Coast.
Hengistbury Head is a historic headland boasting beautiful walks, along with views of Christchurch Harbour and Bournemouth beach, out to sea.