Things to do in and around Dorset and Bournemouth

Out and about in Dorset

Explore the local area

Christchurch, Bournemouth, and the rest of Dorset are full of natural wonders, exciting activities, beautiful hiking paths and so much more. We really love it here, so take a look below at some of our favourite things to do.

Hengistbury Head

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    Whether you're looking for walking routes with beautiful views, to get in touch with nature, to learn more about the 14,000 years of history, or want a fun day out with the kids, Hengistbury Head has something for everyone. Perfect for a quiet afternoon of exploration or an action-packed day of fun activities.

Mudeford Quay

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    Found at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Quay is a beautiful destination which is renowned for its spectacular views out to sea and our hometown of Christchurch. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a coffee and cake in the cafe while you watch the world go by - dogs are welcome too!

New Forest National Park

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    Not only is this one of the most beautiful forests in the UK, New Forest National Park is home to a huge array of wildlife including rare butterflies and deer. Conservation is a cause close to their hearts, so get back to nature and admire the sheer beauty of one of the UK's national treasures.

Bournemouth Beach

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    Just down the road from Captain's Club, prepare yourself for seven miles of award-winning beaches. Some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK, striking cliffs, and views over to the Isle of Wight combine to create the ultimate seaside experience. The beach also offers deck chairs, sunbeds, parasols, and windbreakers for hire.

Adventure Wonderland

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    The perfect destination for a high-energy, adrenaline-packed day out with the whole family, Adventure Wonderland in Dorset combines exciting rides for all ages with mazes, gardens, ziplines, play areas, and seasonal events. As one of the best family days out in our area, we highly recommend a visit.

Christchurch Harbour

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    Surround yourself with beautiful views and the relaxing sounds of nature. Formed over 7,000 years ago, Christchurch Harbour is a popular destination for day trips and walking routes.

Lulworth Cove

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    Open every day all year round, Lulworth Cove is one of the most breathtaking destinations in Dorset. With crystal clear waters reminiscent of the Mediterranean, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit. Explore cycle routes, go coasteering, or simply have a moment to take in some of the most beautiful nature this country has to offer.

Durdle Door

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    The most Instagrammed spot in all of Dorset, Durdle Door is as iconic as it is stunning. Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the famous natural arch was formed from a layer of hard limestone. There is car parking available very nearby and the site also sits on one of the Jurassic Coast's dog-friendly beaches.

Corfe Castle

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    Found in the historic village of Corfe, Corfe Castle is part of the National Trust. The dramatic ruins stand upon a natural hill used as a defensive site as far back as the Roman times. Playing a pivotal role in the British Civil War, the ruins are steeped in history and come with stunning views of the surrounding area.

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