Attractions in Dorset
When you are on holiday at our Park you can be sure that there is plenty to do nearby. We have picked out a selection of our favourite attractions below that are all within a short driving distance of our Morn Gate
Bovington Tank Museum
The world’s best collection of tanks, in an upgraded £16m Museum. From the world‘s first tank to the modern Challenger 2, you will see over 200 vehicles from across the globe.Walk through the Trench Experience and see live tank displays.
Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre is a 65 acre park in the heart of the Dorset countryside. It’s home to over 230 rescued monkeys and apes of 17 different species.
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Cricket St Thomas
Cricket St Thomas Lakes and Gardens (formerly the Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park) has undergone a major restoration, reviving the beautiful gardens of this 19th century mansion. With peaceful lakes, over 160 acres secluded woodland walks and vibrant gardens, a visit to Cricket St Thomas promises colour and splendour throughout the year.
Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park
Award winning day out for children 8 yrs & under, that‘s still great value for money. Animal events every half hour, indoor soft play, straw mountain, tractor rides, bouncy castles & outdoor play. Child friendly restaurant with fresh farmhouse food.Your children will have fun whatever the weather.
Dorset’s World Famous Sanctuary. See over 600 free flying friendly swans, baby swans hatching mid-May to June end.
Poole Harbour & Brownsea Island
Brownsea Island offers a varied and beautiful landscape for enjoying the wonders of nature; from the patchworks of woodland, heath and grassy fields in the peaceful and secluded interior, to the beaches of the coastline.
Now over 28 rides and attractions, including, New for 2009 Shark Island joining Animal Cuddle Corner, Ghostly Galleon and much more!
A ‘must’ visit whatever the weather. One of King Henry VIII’s finest fortifications. 450 years of history, from Tudor stronghold to a D-Day embarkation point.
Our audio tour tells the castle’s long and chequered history. Lots to discover!
Award winning visitor attraction offering low cost entry and great value. Built by the Victorians to protect Portland Harbour, Nothe Fort is one of the best preserved forts of its kind. The advances in technology that affected the fort are explained through displays, exhibits and audio visual facilities located on the ramparts, gun decks and maze of underground passageways.
Lying in secluded privacy in its own valley, Stourhead in Wiltshire features one of the world’s finest landscape gardens making it perfect for a fantastic day out.
A magnificent lake is central to the design at Stourhead, with the lakes edge being adorned with classical temples, enchanting grottos and rare and exotic trees to discover.
River Cottage HQ, based at Park Farm near Axminster, is our base for running courses and events inspired by the philosophy of the original River Cottage – ranging from a night’s dining and entertainment, through to courses in foraging, curing, gardening, breadmaking, butchery and more
A house based on a Cistercian monastery and gardens landscaped in the 18th century.
Paintball Warriors Dorset welcomes you to their extraordinary paintball site, situated within easy reach of all major Dorset towns on the A31. We will make sure you will have a day of excitement and fun to remember. Play through woods, meadows, fields, enter the mangroves if you dare, multiple games and objectives to conquer!
Studland Nature Reserve
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