things to do in Dorset

Discover the fairytale woodlands and magical blue waters, with glittering golden beaches along the way.

Jump into adventure or unwind and recharge – make it your holiday, your way.

Wareham Forest is just waiting for you to visit and start exploring, with the whole of Poole at your fingertips when you book your holiday with us! Holiday breaks in Dorset with Darwin Escapes can be whatever you want them to be – from an intimate couples’ getaway to the coast, to a rip-roaring family get-together! Spend the whole day outside, discovering the jaw-dropping British countryside, before kicking back with lazy lunches at seaside restaurants to sample the best that the region has to offer.

Take a trip off the beaten track to hidden forests, or head to fantastic family attractions, beaches and landmarks just moments away, on your much-needed break to Dorset.

some of the best things to do in Dorset

Lulworth Cove

Visit the world-famous Durdle Door rock arch, and swim in the deep blue waters – or jump in your canoe for a unique viewpoint as you travel through the amazing structure.

Created around a thousand years ago, Durdle Door is a must-see on your visit to the coast – before you spend the day relaxing in the beautiful Lulworth Cove.

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Corfe Castle

Explore centuries of history, at the incomparable Corfe Castle.

The ruins are one of the iconic remnants of the English Civil War, showcasing arrow loops in the walls and unbeatable views of Purbeck.

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Bournemouth Pier

Along with the sandy beach for sunbathing, adventure is the name of the game for the attractions on Bournemouth Pier.

Get a whole new view of the beach and shoreline on the world’s first pier-to-shore zipwire. Everyone will love the Rock Reef and Adrenaline Package indoor assault courses, just perfect for thrill-seekers!

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The Blue Pool

A stunning natural body of water that constantly changes colour, ranging from green to turquoise, The Blue Pool is truly an enchanting place to visit on your stay in Wareham Forest.

Explore the beautiful, deep woodland surrounding the pool, and visit time and time again to soak up the exquisite magic of this spot. Refresh and indulge with a visit to the tearooms, and enjoy some fresh cake, light lunches, and delicious afternoon tea.

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Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

A fun day out for families with little ones, Farmer Palmer’s is filled with activities and meet and greets.

The play zones include indoor and outdoor areas, and there’s also a stacked calendar of events to enjoy. Meet adorable lambs, fluffy guinea pigs, brand new piglets and even friendly alpacas on your trip to Farmer Palmer’s!

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Dorset Adventure Park

Set in the grounds of Corfe Castle, the Adventure Park is a fun filled and wild day out for all ages!

Test your skills and have the best time navigating the inflatable obstacle course on the lake, a mud trail on land and a mini land obstacle course for all ages to get stuck into!

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Monkey World

The ape rescue centre is home to a whole neighbourhood of cheeky monkeys who have been rescued from the UK pet trade, animal testing and other similar situations.

The conservation centre gives them a permanent home to relax, have a family and generally monkey around! For true animal lovers, there’s even the opportunity to adopt one of the monkeys on your visit, too! Pop along for a visit to meet the loveable characters themselves and their trained and dedicated keepers.

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