Purbeck Attractions in Dorset

Purbeck Attractions in Dorset Holiday Guide and Local Information

Purbeck has many great places to enjoy with the family and here are some Dorset family attractions.

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle Dorset

A lovely place to explore and discover the local history. This ruined castle enjoys beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and over to Studland and Poole Harbour. The National Trust who administer the site also have games and events for children.

Address: Corfe Castle, Dorset
Telephone: 01929 481294

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Durlston Country Park

Swanage, Dorset

Durlston Country Park

This coastal nature reserve and castle is a beautiful spot to enjoy the Purbeck Coast which forms part of the Jurassic Coast. From Durlston it is possible to view all sorts of wildlife including puffins and occasionally dolphins. Can be reached within 25mins via the Coastal Path from Swanage.

Website: www.durlston.co.uk
Telephone: 01929 424443

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Arne Nature Reserve

Arne (nr Corfe Castle), Dorset

Arne Nature Reserve Dorset

A chance to walk and see some rare bird and gracefully deer. Beautiful moorland covered in heather and crisscrossed with footpaths.

Arne is on the edge of Poole Harbour and you get views of Brownsea Island and the town of Poole in the distance.

Website: www.rspb.org.uk/arne/

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Monkey World

Wool, Dorset

Monkey World Dorset

The ape rescue centre is a popular attraction in Dorset and has apart from the rescue work also has a lot of things for visitors to see and do.

Website: www.monkeyworld.org
Address: Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH

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Swanage Steam Railway

Swanage to Corfe Castle

Swanage Steam Railway

The Dorset Steam Railway takes us back to the golden age of steam by offering a fun packed and informative day out. Apart from rides on the steam trains there is a walk, a museum, a cafe and a childrens play area.

Website: swanagerailway.co.uk

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Studland Sea School

Studland, Dorset

Dorset Adventure Activities

Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability.

Address: www.studlandseaschool.co.uk
Telephone: 01929 450430
Telephone: 07977 179941

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Moors Valley Country Park

Ashley Heath, Dorset

Go Ape Dorset

It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun.

The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family.

Website: goape.co.uk

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Jurassic Jaunts

Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Jurassic Jaunts

Guided walks and tours along the Jurassic Coast and across Dorset. An excellent way to explore the coast of Dorset and learn more about the history and environment along the way.

Website: jurassicjaunts.co.uk

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The Space - Yogas

Studland, Dorset

Swanage Steam Railway

The Space is a beautiful community based yoga space in a very special part of Dorset – Studland, surrounded by stunning countryside and just minutes from the beach. Formerly a Wesleyan Chapel, we are currently renovating it to create a light, bright and warm practice space. 

Website: yogaatthespace.com

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