Things To Do

Durdle Door Lulworth Cove Mudeford Coast rock climbing

The Jurassic Coast - world heritage site

The Jurassic Coast is a stunning 95 mile stretch of coastline running from Exmouth in East Devon to Swanage, East Dorset including beautiful natural features such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

The entire length can be walked along the South West Coast Path. As you would expect, the coast of Dorset is blessed with miles of beautiful, award winning beaches.

Local attractions

Shaftesbury & Gold Hill  

Gold Hill

Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in England with breathtaking views across the Blackmore Vale.

Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis Bread advertisement, with its steep cobbles and picturesque cottages is the epitome of rural charm from a previous time.

Stourhead National Trust

Stourhead

18th-century landscaped garden with circular walk around magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees.

The estate stretches through 2,650 acres of chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland. Walk from Stourhead up the two mile carriage ride to Alfred's Tower, designed to impress guests of the wider estate!

Old Wardour Castle English Heritage

Old Wardour Castle

Magnificent 14th-century castle ruin set beside a lake, once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

Longleat

More than fifteen attractions to enjoy all set within 900 acres of stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland.

Shearwater Lake & Forest  

Shearwater

Surrounded by thirty eight acres of magnificent woodland, Shearwater Lake is one of the finest waterways in West Wiltshire. The lake, which is part of the Longleat Estate was designed in 1791 by Francis Drake of Bridgwater and is known for its fishing and sailing. Great walks to be taken around the lake and surrounding forests.

Kingston Lacy National Trust

Kingston Lacy

Stunning 17th-century house built on the edge of the iron age fort of Badbury Rings. The 8,500 acre estate features parkland walks encompassing a play area for the kids.

Inside the house don't miss outstanding works of art by Rubens, Titian, Tintoretto to name but a few. If you fancy a pub stop, try The Anchor Inn, just down the road in Shapwick.

Moors Valley Country Park

Go Ape

Walking, cycling (bikes are available to hire), adventure play trail, Go Ape, Go Ape Explorer (for the youngsters), play parks, steam train, leisure lakeā€¦ the list goes on and on!

Honeybrook Farm

Honeybrook Farm

A working farm and country park with year round activities, play areas, pony and trailer rides for the kids.

Tower Park

Tower Park

'A Galaxy of Fun' where there is something for everyone come rain or shine: Splashdown Waterpark, ten screen Empire cinema, bowling, bingo, fitness club, kids play area, amusement centre and plenty of places to eat, there is more than enough to entertain you.

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole

Famous caves and much much more! Located 2 miles away from the beautiful medieval city of Wells.

Explore the caves where early cavemen lived, wander through the valley of the dinosaurs featuring twenty life-size dinos! There is a pirate island crazy golf course and plenty of indoor fun to be had too.

Soft play centres

Swimming

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