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Abbotsbury Swannery - tourist attraction in Dorset

Abbotsbury Swannery

01305 871858

Dorset’s World Famous Sanctuary. See over 600 free flying friendly swans, cygnets hatching mid-May to June end.

Open daily 16th March – 3rd November 2019, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Swannery discount 20% off per person with discount voucher.
Cannot be used with any other offer/group rate/Tesco vouchers. Valid to 3/11/19.

Adventure Wonderland - Dorset attraction

Adventure Wonderland

01202 483444

Dorset’s multi award-winning family theme park brings the magical Alice in Wonderland story to life.

Open: please see the Adventure Wonderland Website for accurate opening times, last admissions and ride times.

Save up to 33% – 1 FREE entry with every 2 full paying entrants
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Valid 30th March to 4th September 2019.

Athelhampton House & Gardens - Dorset attractions

Athelhampton House & Gardens

01305 848363

Visit one of the finest manor houses in England, dating from the 15th Century. Coach House restaurant serving morning coffee, lunches and cream teas.

Open Mar – end of Oct, Sun – Thurs 10.00am until 5.00pm. Closed Fri & Sat.
Open Nov until end of Feb, Sundays only, 10.00am until dusk.
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times.

£3 off per person with discount voucher. Children under 16 free.
Valid until end of October 2019.

Bennetts Water Gardens - Dorset attraction

Bennetts Water Gardens

01305 785150

Renowned for its replica Monet Bridge and National Plant Collection of Water Lilies flowering through the summer with 8 acres of lakeside walks and garden trails for children.

Open 31st March to 27th September inclusive, 10am to 4pm daily, closed Saturdays.

One child free with every full paying adult.
Not applicable with any other offer. Valid for 2019 Season.

City Cruises Poole - Dorset attraction

City Cruises Poole

02077 400 400

We have a different view of Dorset. Sailing from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. We offer a range of trips including Harbour Cruises, Swanage and Poole Day trips, Sea Train Adventure, Birdwatching & Fireworks Cruises plus much more.

2019 dates to be announced soon.

20% off all boat only cruises.
Not applicable with any other offers.

National Trust Dorset attractions

Days out at Corfe Castle

A proper story-book Norman castle, partly demolished in the Civil War and now a romantic ruin on its own hilltop above a picturesque village.

Open every day except 25/26 December and during special events. See the website for a full list of opening times.

Dinosaur Museum - Dorset attraction

Dinosaur Museum

01305 269880

The Dinosaur Museum is all about having a roaring good time! It’s unique, devoted to dinosaurs with skeletons, fossils, life-size reconstructions and a few scaly surprises!

Open: Daily all year round. 10am – 5pm (4pm in winter). Closed 13 – 26 December.

 Buy a 5-4-2 Ticket at entrance and save up to £15.29 per person when you visit 5 major Dorchester attractions for the price of 2! Valid all year.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park - Dorset attraction

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

01202 824040

As featured on BBC TV, this Award Winning Park entertains every age with a separate timetable for Adults & Children. Heavy Horse Carriage / Tractor / Pony ride and ‘Drive’ a real tractor!!

6th April to end of October, 10am – 4pm. Closed Mon & Tue outside school holidays, open Bank Holiday Mondays. October open Thurs – Sun & half term. Closed in very bad weather (if unsure please call).

The Etches Collection

01929 270000

Our Museum of Jurassic Marine Life in Kimmeridge is the finest collection of Late Jurassic age fossils in Britain, all collected by just one man, Dr Steve Etches MBE.

 Daily all year round 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm). Closed 24/25/26 December 2019.

Discount: Gift Aid It! Free Annual Pass included in your entrance fee. T&Cs apply – please see our website.
Not applicable with any other offer or voucher.

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park - Dorset attraction

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

01202 622022

Expect a jam-packed, full day out that is great value for money! A successful blend of exciting indoor and outdoor play, interactive animal events, tractor rides and unique cow milking demo with the real Farmer Palmer.

 From 10am Sat 19th January 2019 – Sunday 22nd December 2019.

Forde Abbey and Gardens - Dorset attraction

Forde Abbey and Gardens

01460 221290

The Kennard Family welcomes you to their unique 850 year old house and 30 acres of award-winning gardens.

Gardens open daily throughout the year from 10.00am – 4.30pm. House open 2 April – 31 October (except Mon & Sat) & Bank Holiday Mondays 12.00 – 4.00pm.

£1 off per person (up to a max of 4 adults per group)
Valid 2/4/2019 to 31/10/2018. Not valid with any other offer or at special events.

GO APE Moors Valley - Dorset attraction

GO APE Moors Valley

0845 519 2797

Live life adventurously at GO APE Moors Valley! Enjoy award-winning outdoor adventure activities for all the family in the beautiful New Forest.

 Open all year around, but opening times vary. Please check website for details or call 0845 519 2797.

10% Off Per Person * online at
Code: BBD19L *Exc. Saturdays, gift vouchers & Corporate Events.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair - a Best of Dorset Attraction

Great Dorset Steam Fair

01258 860361

For the heritage lover, the historian, the music enthusiast, the kid-at-heart, the countryman and the thrill seeker!

Showground postcode: DT11 8HX

 Bank Holiday Weekend of Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th August 2019

Lulworth Castle and Park - Dorset attraction

Lulworth Castle & Park

01929 400352

Welcome to the most beautiful castle in the south, set in the heart of the privately owned Lulworth Estate. This magnificent C17th building is steeped in history.

Open Easter – December. Typically Sunday to Friday. Summer (BST): 10:30am – 5pm. Winter (GMT): 10:30am – 4pm. Last admission one hour before closing. Please check website or call before visiting.

£1.00 off per adult admission, up to a max of 4 adults per voucher.
Valid Easter – Dec 2019.

Mapperton House and Gardens - Dorset attraction

Mapperton House & Gardens

01308 862645

Voted the “Nation’s Finest Manor House’ by Country Life and location of the 2015 film ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’. Glorious Jacobean manor with Earl of Sandwich Collection, overlooking 15-acre garden.

 Gardens open 1 Mar – 31 Oct Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday), 11am – 5pm. House open 1 Apr – 31 Oct Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday), 12-4pm. Guided tours only at noon, 1pm, 2pm and last tour at 3pm. Café open 1 Apr – 31 Oct Sunday to Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday), 11am – 5pm.

£2 off per adult, up to a max of 4 adults.
Valid 3 March – 31 October 2019.

RockReef & PierZip at Bournemouth Pier

RockReef & PierZip Bournemouth

01202 983983

RockReef is an all year, all weather exciting activity attraction located at the end of the iconic Bournemouth Pier. Outside is the awesome PierZip, the first pier to shore zip wire in the world!

Discover & Fun Trails for Toddlers & Children

Open all year round, 7 days a week, but session times vary. Please check the website before visiting for session times and availability. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Discount: 10% off Clip ‘n’ Climb or PierZip using code BOD10.
Not applicable with any other offer or voucher. Valid from Jan 2019 to Dec 2019.

Royal Signals Museum - Dorset attraction

Royal Signals Museum

01258 482248

DISCOVER – Spies, Codes and Secret Agents. Code and Code-Breaking! From Semaphore to Satellites and Fire to Fibre optics – EXPERIENCE the interactive History, Science and Technology of communications.

Discovery & Fun Trails for Toddlers & Children

Open Mon – Fri all year, 10am – 5pm. Last entry 4pm. Open weekends from Easter half term to October 29th, 10am – 4pm. Last entry 3pm. Check website or ring for exceptions.

One Child Free with every paying adult.
Valid Jan 1st 2019 to Dec 31st 2019.

Splashdown - Dorset attraction


01202 716000

Experience some of the UK’s most exciting water flumes at the South’s favourite waterpark. Complete with sun terraces and café.

 Opening hours vary by season. Please visit our website or call us on 01202 716000.

£1 OFF standard single admission.
Maximum 1 person per voucher. Not valid with any other offer. EXCLUDES JULY & AUGUST. Photocopies not accepted. Expires 31/12/2019. Offer code: BODA19.

Swanage Railway - Dorset attraction

Swanage Railway

01929 425800

The Swanage Railway is the picture postcard branch line to the seaside. Steam trains run for six miles weaving their way through the beautiful Purbeck countryside.

Trains operate daily April to September, most days in October and at weekends and school holidays throughout the year.

The Blue Pool & Wareham Bears

The Blue Pool & Wareham Bears

01929 551408

A truly delightful family attraction since 1935, this Magical Pool is surrounded by tranquil woods and heathland with sandy paths.

 Open: grounds from 1st March to 30th November. Teahouse, Shops & Bears from Easter to end of October. Dogs on leads are welcome.

2 adults for the price of 1.
Valid from April to October 2019. Not applicable with any other offer.

The Tank Museum - Dorset attraction

The Tank Museum

01929 405096

The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Exploring ten powerful exhibitions, you will come face to face with almost 300 armoured vehicles.

Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorset tourist attraction

Tutankhamun Exhibition

01305 269571

Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world’s greatest discovery of ancient treasure – Tutankhamun’s tomb, treasures and mummy.

 Daily all year 10am – 5pm (4pm in winter). Closed 13th to 26th December.

Buy a 5-4-2 Ticket at entrance and save up to £15.29 per person when you visit 5 major Dorchester attractions for the price of 2! Valid all year.

SEA LIFE in Weymouth

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park

01305 716 070

Come and join us for a fantastic SEA LIFE adventure both above and below the ocean! Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening times vary. Please see the website for times.

50% off entrance when you book online with the code BODA19 at
Valid from 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2020

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