Monkey World – Fab day out and we LOVE the Monkeys - sadly they won’t keep your little monkeys at the end of the day but take some extra fruit/old towels to give on the door and they’ll love you for it.
Tank Museum – for the grown up boys in your life. It’s actually super interesting and a fab day out (but the fellas really love it!)
Farmer Palmers – if the kids are under 8 – THEY WILL LOVE IT!!
Beaches – Sandbanks & Studland – Get there by 9am or after 5pm to save swearing in the car about traffic! Trust us! For National trust members Studland car park is free. Non Members – worth getting it or re-mortgage?
More Beaches - Lulworth / Durdle Door – as with Sandbanks and Studland – AMAZING sunsets and sunrises though. Pick your time to visit wisely, Lulworth parking – worse than Studland but there’s a lot of ice cream there so possibly worth it to be honest. Don’t go to Durdle Door if you struggle with steep walks – it really is!
Pamphill – lovely walks, home made ice cream, farm shops and cute little shops – worth a go
National Trust – Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey (near Pamphill), Studland. All really lovely days out.
Swanage & Weymouth – Typical British Seaside towns. Go early and take your pennies for the fairs and arcades etc. We prefer Swanage – much more “chilled” vibes and a bit more arty and you get to go through Corfe Castle en route….what’s not to love. Also – best place to eat chips on the beach! Promise!
Local things for local people….DO NOT TELL ANYONE WE TOLD YOU….BUT……Steeptonbill Farm Shop nr Milton Abbas is lush and good for walks (and the pub in Milton Abbas is fab). Keynston Mill nr Wimborne – GORGEOUS – Gents – take your ladies here!
Other Great Days out - Bridport, Lyme Regis, Moors Valley Country Park, Ringstead Bay.
For Fossils – Kimmeridge or Charmouth are easily the best without having to tackle the hoards at Lyme Regis (and you’ll likely find way more fossils).
Poole Park – FAB parks (one at each end) with loads of new stuff in it – multiple zip wires and all ages catered for and there’s cafe’s, ice cream parlours, Rockley Park Watersports with pedalos etc plus an indoor soft play (The Ark at Poole Park) if it’s raining….happy days!
Splashdown – Head to Tower Park if you can’t help yourself from flinging down a flume – madness!!! Loads of Eateries here too plus a big cinemaplex.
Taken from Path to Durdle Door
Photo - Fiona Bardwell