Family Days Out in Dorset
All Year Round
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Besides the possibility of fossil hunting, relaxing in one of its many beautiful sandy beaches or taking part in some of the sport activities which are widely available in Dorset, there are also plenty of other attractions for the whole family to do, no matter what age.
With such a wide variety of attractions available you are bound to have a hard time deciding!
Here is just a selection:
Corfe Castle Model Village and gardens – A chance to see what the castle and village would have looked like back in 1646 before its destruction. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens it is built 1/20th scale. There are also giant games for all the family, a croquet lawn, a fossil corner and lots more.
The Dinosaur Museum – This award winning Dinosaur museum is a treat for the children with its life-size Dinosaur models as well as fossils and dinosaur skeletons.
Farmer Plamer's Farm – Award winning family attraction with full feeding programme, a tractor trailer ride and an animal barn with pigs, cows, goats and we also have guinea pigs and rabbits. With a mix of indoor and outdoor play as well it’s a chance to get plenty of fresh air and give children a ‘hands on’ experience.
The Tank Museum – which has the largest collection of Armoured fighting vehicles with almost 300 vehicles and powerful exhibitions.
Swanage Railway – an award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway offering an intensive heritage steam and diesel train service. You can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle and is another way of accessing many of the historic villages, country walks and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site without the stress of driving and parking.