Fun in Purbeck

Purbeck is an area of natural beauty with Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove being a picture postcard must see.  Wareham is a lovely small town perfect for sitting on the Quay with a glass of wine and bag of fish and chips.  Swanage is a traditional seaside town with wonderful independent shops, a long sandy beach and the laughter of children watching Punch and Judy on a sunny day.  In between the 2 towns you will find Corfe Castle, National Trust beaches and wonderful hidden gems.

Wareham Tourist Information Centre - 01929 552740

Swanage Tourist Information Centre - 01929 442885


The Blue Pool

Set in a deep clay bowl, steps lead down to the waters edge or up to views of the Purbeck Hills.  Take a lovely walk around the Pool and enjoy the ever changing colours and then indulge in a snack or cream tea in the Tea Rooms.  The Blue Pool is now home to the Wareham Bears where you can see a collection of 200+ miniature dressed bears set within their own home and environment.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  Furzebrook Road, Nr Wareham, BH20 5AR

Contact Tel  01929 551408

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Burngate Stone Carving Centre

The centre offers a variety of activities all year including Children's Stone Carving sessions for ages 6 years and up.

Please visit the Website for full details on special events and activity prices.

Address  Kingston Road, Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3BE

Contact Tel  01929 439405

Dorset Waterpark

The Dorset Waterpark is spread over two beautiful lakes overlooking Corfe Castle.  The course includes slides, a trampoline, gladiator rings, jumps, balance beams and lots more.

Entry costs £12.50 per person for a 1 hour session and wetsuit hire is available for £5.

Facilities include Free Parking, Toilet and Changing room facilities.  The Snack Shack sells drinks, ice creams, burgers and snacks.

For further info and booking details please visit the Website.

Address  Studland Road, Corfe Castle, BH20 5JG 

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Durlston Country Park

The Country Park sits in 280 acres of countryside.  Enjoy fabulous views, walks, the great observatory globe and a variety of wildlife.  Facilities include a new visitor centre, restaurant and gift shop.

Please visit the Website for details on facilities and events.

Address Lighthouse Road, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Contact Tel 01929 424443

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*Open all year*

Farmer Palmers

This award winning farm has plenty for children to do with slides, bouncy castles, indoor and outdoor play areas, ride on tractors, soft play, animals, a new play barn, tractor trailer rides and so much more.

Facilities include a gift shop and restaurant serving hot and cold food.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, BH16 6EU

Contact Tel  01202 622022

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*Open all year* (excluding a short maintenance period in winter)

Corfe Castle

Guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills, the Castle is steeped in history.  You will find the National Trust Tea Rooms at the entrance to the grounds.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  The Square, Corfe Castle, Nr Wareham, BH20 5EZ

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Corfe Castle Model Village

Come and see what the Castle and Village would have looked like before its destruction in 1646.  In the grounds of the model village and gardens you will find giant family games, gift shop, tea rooms and much more.

Please visit the Website for admission charges and special events.

Address  The Square, West Street, Corfe Castle, BH20 5EZ

Contact Tel  01929 481234

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Lulworth Castle Park

Set within an enclosed 1000 acre deer park you'll find the historic buildings and ancient woodlands of Lulworth Castle and park.  Enjoy woodland walks, park trails and a children's playground.

Please note the Castle is closed on Saturdays and occasionally closed during the week for private events.  

Please visit the Website for admission prices and details on special events.

Address  East Lulworth, Nr Wareham, BH20 5QS

Contact Tel  01929 400352

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Margaret Green Animal Rescue

The visitor centre covers 35 acres of wonderful Purbeck Countryside and houses many rescue animals including cats, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, chickens and rabbits.

Free entry however donations are greatly received.

Please visit the Website for more info and details on special events.

Address  Church Knowle, Wareham, BH20 5NQ

Contact Tel  01929 480474

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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Set in 65 acres of beautiful woodland, Monkey World is home to over 230 primates of more than 20 different species and is a wonderful day out for children and adults.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit Website for admission prices and special events.

Address Longthorns, Nr Wareham, BH20 6HH

Contact Tel 01929 462537

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*Open all year*

Putlake Adventure Farm

Putlake Farm offers plenty including tractor trailer rides, meet and greet the animals, outdoor play area, indoor soft play and much more.  Facilities include the tea rooms selling hot and cold food.

Children's Party Packages are available.

Please visit the Website for admission prices and special events.

Address  Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3EU

Contact Tel  01929 422917

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Santa Fe Fun Park

Small but great seasonal amusement park suitable for little one's with a mini train, ride on tractors, bouncy castle, dinosaur crazy golf and more.

Address  The Recreation Ground, Sandpit Field, Swanage, BH19 1DG

Please note - Sante Fe Fun Park is currently closed for Winter and will re-open in Spring 2017

Swanage Railway

The Swanage Steam Train takes you on a magical journey and even has popular characters making appearances at certain times of the year.

Please visit the Website for ticket prices, train times and special events.

Contact Tel  01929 475800

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Please note - The Swanage Railway are currently operating a reduced winter timetable, therefore you are advised to check times before visiting.

The Tank Museum

The Tank museum brings the history of tanks and tank crew to life.  Supported by the world's best collection of tanks and action packed live displays.

Facilities include a restaurant and gift shop.

Please visit the Website for details on exhibitions and events.

Address Bovington, Nr Wareham, BH20 6JG

Contact Tel 01929 405141

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*Open all year*

Wareham Boat Hire

Enjoy the river Frome on one of the many boats you can hire including motor boats, canoes, kayaks and rowing boats.

The Ticket Box can be found on Wareham Quay.

Please visit the Website for boat hire prices, full info and opening days/times.

Contact Tel  01929 550688

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Fun in Purbeck