Adventure Wonderland

theme park All inclusive children's adventure theme park with fun rides and activities based on the Alice in Wonderland story. This all weather attraction has thrilling outdoor adventure rides and fun indoor play areas. Children can enjoy a range of rides and attractions from thrill rides like Turbo Teacups and Wild Bill's Runaway Train to more gentler rides such as Curvy Caterpillars and Flying Elephants. Other attractions include an animal petting zoo, pony rides, amusement arcades, train rides, puzzles, mazes, magic shows and much more.

Ticket price also includes entry to the nearby Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Opening times: daily from 10am (see website for further details) Admission Charge
Location: Near Bournemouth Airport (on the B3073), BH23 6BA - Website
Facilities: parking, refreshments, indoor and outdoor play areas.


Farmer Palmer's Farm Park

Feeding animals Family run farm park designed for families with young children. Wide range of fun activities provided, including meeting and learning about the animals, tractor trailer rides and soft play areas. Come and see deer, pigs, ponies, donkeys, cows, calves, chickens, ducks, alpacas and other tame animals in a safe and friendly environment.

Opening times: daily from 10am Admission Charge
Location: Organford, Dorset, BH16 6EU
Tel: 01202 622022 - Website
Facilities: parking, licensed restaurant, shop

Go Ape

Forest adventure park with 1000 metre long zip wires, tree top assault courses, segway trails and other exciting outdoor activities for older children and adults.

Opening times: February to November
Admission Charge
Location: Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET -
Tel: 0845 6439248 - Website
Facilities: parking

Swanage Railway

swanage steam railway Century-old fully restored heritage railway. The line runs over six miles from the fine stone buildings of Swanage station to Wareham, passing through the glorious Purbeck countryside and under dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle.

Regular steam passenger services run every weekend throughout the year; with daily services in spring and summer. Stopping at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harman's Cross, Herston Halt and Swanage.

Opening times: train times vary, see website for details Ticket Charges Apply
Location: Station House, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB Tel: 01929 425800 - Website
Facilities: parking, licensed restaurant, gift shop


The Tank Museum

military tank The Tank Museum at the Bovington military base has hundreds of tanks and other military vehicles on show - one of the largest collections in the world. The collection was inspired by Rudyard Kipling after a visit to Bovington Camp in 1924 when he suggested that some of the WW1 tanks stationed there should be preserved for posterity.

A key exhibit is a massive 48 ton Centurion tank, cut in half along its length, exposing its internal secrets. Also on display is the world's first tank built in 1915, plus many WWII veterans including British Churchills, America's Shermans and one of Germany's mighty Tiger Tanks.

Opening times: all year, daily 10am to 5pm (closed Xmas) Admission Charge
Location: Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG - Tel: 01929 405096 - Website
Facilities: parking, licensed restaurant, shop

Other Places to Visit in Dorset

Attractions & Theme Parks:
Adventure Wonderland | Farmer Palmer's Farm Park | Go Ape | Swanage Railway | Tank Museum
Castles, Museums & Heritage Sites:
Christchurch Castle | Corfe Castle | Hambledon Hill | Lulworth Castle | Maiden Castle | Portland Castle | Royal Signals Museum | Sherborne Castle | Sherborne Old Castle | Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum
Gardens & Historic Houses:
Athelhampton Hall | Clouds Hill | Compton Acres Gardens | Hardy's Cottage | Kingston Lacy | Knoll Gardens | Mapperton | Minterne Gardens | Red House Museum
Nature, Wildlife & Scenic Sites:
Abbotsbury Swannery | Bournemouth Oceanarium | Cerne Abbas Giant | Chesil Beach | Cranborne Chase | Monkey World | Purbeck Hills | Radipole Lake | Sea Life

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Towns and Villages in Dorset

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Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.

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