Find the Best of Dorset attractions
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 Sundays to Fridays, 10am – 4pm. House and restaurant will re-open on 17th May 2021.
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times.
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.
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 (last admission) until 31st October. House open from 17th May, Tuesdays to Fridays, 12-3:30pm (last admission 3pm)
Live life adventurously at GO APE Moors Valley! NEW FOR 2020 – take to the trees without the need for a harness on Go Ape’s newest ‘Nets Adventure’.
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.
Park and grounds open Sundays to Thursdays, 10:30am – 4pm. Castle open from 17th May, Sundays to Thursdays, 10:30am – 5pm. Please check the website before visiting.
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.
House and Gardens open Sundays to Thursdays, 11am-5pm. Mapperton House will be open for limited pre-booked tours from 5 July 2021.
Award-winning visitor attraction offering low cost entry and great value come rain or shine.
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 many displays, exhibits and audio visual facilities located on the ramparts, gun decks and maze of underground passageways.
Outside areas open now. Inside areas opening 17th May 2021. Please check website for more details.
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
PierZip opens 15th May. RockReef opens 29th May. 10am-7pm, season depending. Please check website for more details.
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
Explore Sherborne Castle’s 18th Century Capability Brown gardens and landscape
The Castle reopens 23 July. Open until 31st August every day from 12pm to 4pm, last entry 3pm. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the first three weekends in September.
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.
Reopens 17th May. Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
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 outside only. Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Opening times vary. Please see the website for times.