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Top things to do in Dorset!

17 July 2023

Top things to do in Dorset this Summer!

Here is a snapshot of some of the great things to do taken from Resort Dorset.

1. Hop on the Swanage Railway, sit back and let your senses take you back in time!

2. Take a break from the beach and visit one of Dorset’s delightful gardens, Sherborne Castle, Compton Acres, Mapperton Estate, Athelhampton and Abbotsbury Gardens have some of the most beautiful grounds. Take a leisurely stroll and build up the appetite for tea and cake!

3. For thrill seekers, how about zooming along Bournemouth Pier on the Rock Reef Zip Wire - see the beach from way up high!

4. Visit the marvellous Sandworld at Weymouth and be amazed by the incredible sculptures: try making your own creations, great for big and little kids!

5. Why not visit one of Dorset’s top attractions: whether you are a fan of tanks, military history, farm animals, swans, trains, monkeys or sea creatures, you’ll find something for all the family!

6. The delightful model village at Wimborne is a lovely attraction, perfect for little ones and admired by the adults too, a firm family favourite!

7. Make a splash at the brilliant Splashdown, with its  fantastic flumes and slides. Be sure to book in advance as it’s a popular choice with locals and tourists alike!

8. Check out the Dorset Museum, which hosts over 250 million years of history and this summer is home to the Natural History Museum's world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Wildlife and nature photographs that will stop you in your tracks!

9. You’ll find a full day's fun at Adventure Wonderland, rides, attractions and shows!  Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts make appearances throughout the summer!

10. Get on the Water - a trip to the coast wouldn’t be the same without a boat trip. Rib rides from West Bay with Lyme Bay Rib Charter and tall ship sailing from Portland Marina on the TS Moonfleet or sit back on the WW11 Navy Boats with Coastline Cruises and enjoy a Jurassic Coast Cruise.

11. A long but memorable day out could be a day trip to the Channel Island of Guernsey. Hop on the Condor hi-speed ferry from Poole  and enjoy a fantastic adventure!

12. The New Forest, sitting just on the border of Dorset, is exceptional, with fantastic attractions and glorious trails. Get out on foot or bike and explore the forest, you might find one day isn’t enough!

13. Events galore, Dorset is home to some wonderful events, from Camp Bestival, The Dorset Seafood Festival, Dorset County Show, Bridport Hat Festival and much more!

For more information, take your time to read through the Resort Dorset magazine, you’ll find money-off coupons, places to eat or stay, events and much more!


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