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30 things to do in Dorset

If you’re looking for a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then you’ve found the perfect place – Dorset has some of England’s most stunning countryside, without a single city in sight! 

There’s always something memorable to see close by in Dorset, whether its golden sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs to beautiful coastlines. This makes it one of the best places in England to enjoy outdoor activities – challenge yourself to something new with this exciting coasteering experience, or explore the woodlands from the treetops at this high rope park.

Dorset has some fantastic museums, but being home to the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast, you can find your own fossils on Dorset’s beaches with this fun Fossil hunting experience!

Fossil hunting isn’t the only fun thing to do with the kids though! Try these family friendly activities, from these fantastic Animals and Wildlife experiences such as the Monkey World Rescue Centre, to the historical Corfe Castle.

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Looking for your next adventure on the coast? Come down to Swanage and try coasteering! This fantastic activity combines climbing, cliff jumping and swimming in an adrenaline-filled experience! Not only does this give you and your …

Get ready to combine surfing with wind power with kitesurfing; the new water sport taking the nation by storm! Balance on a board while you hold only your kite and let the wind pull you through …

See history come to life at the Tank Museum in Dorset. With the world’s best collection of tanks and explosives live on display this is not one to miss! Explore over 300 huge military machines and …

Are you a born thrill-seeker? Try zip-lining over the waves in Dorset for the thrill of a lifetime! If you’re looking for a way to make your next family trip more interesting or trying something new …