Ten Good Reasons to Get Out & About…
…and visit our local Dorset attractions!
At Gorwell farm we are ideally situated to visit our local Dorset attractions for great days out on the doorstep with something for almost everyone.
Abbotsbury is such an interesting village with history dating back over 6000 years but which is today a vibrant places to visit. www.abbotsbury.co.uk
Visit the Subtropical Gardens, the Swannery and the Tithe Barn Children’s Farm. There are also many interesting craft shops to visit and tea rooms to enjoy an afternoon tea. The famous St Catherine’s Chapel is situated on the hill overlooking the sea. St Catherine is the patron saint of spinsters and a prayer in the chapel on the wall must be said to ask for help finding a husband!
Our top ten places to visit this year are:
Subtropical Gardens are very close to the beach and are filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world.
Visit this unique Swannery it is also the only place in the world where you can walk through a colony of nesting Mute Swans.
Abbotsbury Children’s Farm
This tithe barn was built in the 1390’s but now houses a great Children’s Farm for young families. The children can meet the farm animals and enjoy playing in open and covered areas.
The Tank Museum Bovington
The Tank Museum is the home of the Royal Tank Regiment and Royal Armoured Corps. Visit the powerful exhibitions and get a chance of hands on experience with the army and The Rifles.
Monkey World Wareham
Visit and furthermore, support Monkey World, an ape rescue centre situated very close by. This centre is not just an attraction but plays an important role as a rescue centre. Monkey World assists around the world in the rescue of primates.
Swanage Steam Railway
Enjoy a trip on this family friendly premier heritage steam railway. It’s a real treat and also a fantastic way to visit our local Dorset attractions. The route takes travellers through 6 miles of beautiful scenery from Corfe Castle to Swanage. Finally, you can enjoy a walk along the sea front before journeying back to your original departure point. www.swanagerailway.co.uk and www.virtual-swanage.co.uk
Lyme Regis Fossil Hunting
Lyme Regis is famous for a number of attractions, especially fossil hunting and the fossil museum. Explore the beaches with a guided walk that are available on a regular basis, visit www.lymeregis.org/explore/fossil_hunting
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park
Beautiful gardens and also an animal park are situated at Dorchester’s college. The gardens are Grade 11 listed and are set around the house. The animal park is a place for children to meet a range of friendly animals. Take a picnic, relax and enjoy the views of the lake. www.kmc.ac.uk/kc/gardens_animal_park
This National Trust Property is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour. Brownsea Island is famous for its red squirrels and wildlife and has spectacular views over Poole Harbour to the Purbeck coastline and hills. Take the half hourly ferry from Poole Quay to the island daily www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brownsea-island/
Honeybrook Farm and Country Park
This working farm aims, above all, to make the countryside accessible to everyone. It has country walks as well as playgrounds, farm animals, pony rides, tractor rides and a picnic site. www.honeybrook.org
Visit our local Dorset attractions and have a great day out!