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.
Spring Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm, Sunday to Friday. Closed on Tuesday 14th June. Last admissions to the house at 4pm daily.
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times.
We offer a range of trips including Harbour Cruises, Swanage and Poole Day trips, Sea Train Adventure, Dining Cruises, Birdwatching & Fireworks Cruises, Christmas Festive & Party Cruises and we are available for Private Hire for Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Parties and much more!
For cruise dates and times, see the website.
Poole Quay: BH15 1BQ
Swanage Pier: BH19 2AW
A place to connect with 25 million years of Dorset’s history. Discover the richness of our county’s natural historical and cultural heritage through our world-class collections.
Open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4:30pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays open 10am – 4pm.
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!!
2nd April – 30th October 2022, 7 days a week during school holidays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during term time.
OPEN DAILY – bring your little explorers on an adventure to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park! Morning and afternoon sessions available. Pre-booking is now essential.
Open 7 days a week. Term time: Mon – Fri – 9:30am – 3pm. Sat & Sun – 9:30am – 4pm. Dorset School Holidays: 9:30am – 5pm.
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 10.30am – 5.00pm until 31st October. House open Tuesday to Friday, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays (closed on Mondays and Saturdays). House open from 12pm, last entry 3.30pm.
Live life adventurously at GO APE Moors Valley! With five adventures available, there’s an adventurous experience for all thrill and skill levels.
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.
The Castle and Park is open Sunday to Thursday, 10:30am – 5pm. Please check the website before visiting. Castle closed 2nd & 6th June, 6th July and 18th August. Castle, ground and walks closed 22nd July to 6th August inclusive.
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
Easter: Rockreef open 9th – 24th April, 10am to 7pm (last booking 5pm). PierZip open 9th – 24th April, 11am – 5pm. Zip will stay open until 7pm for walk-ins if demand is there.
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 Monday to Friday, 10am – 4.30pm. Last admission 3pm. Check website before travel as opening times can change at short notice.
Explore Sherborne Castle’s 18th Century Capability Brown gardens and landscape
Gardens open 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm) and 10am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm) in October. Castle open April 15th until end of September, various dates. Please see website.
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.
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 7 days a week. Opening times vary. Please check website before visiting.