This special reserve is a twitcher’s delight. Dartford warblers, nightjars and ospreys are among the regular visitors.
This small peninsula has some of the most expensive homes in Britain. If you can’t afford one of those, the beach is worth a visit.
Picturesque urban park, ideal for a picnic. It’s also home to The Ark, which has an indoor soft play zone and an all year round ice rink.
Farmer Palmer’s Park
Family day out offering a host of child-friendly activities. Learn about a diverse range of farm animals and go on a deer safari.
National Trust-run island that’s home a wide variety of wildlife. Lord Baden Powell established his first Scout camp here in 1907.
Built by William the Conqueror, the ruins of Corfe Castle now stand as an iconic monument to the English Civil War.
Attractive headland to the east of Bournemouth. The Outdoor Education Centre offers a variety of water-based activities.
Steam railway run by volunteers. It operates an extensive timetable on a six-mile route between Swanage and Norden.
Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
A Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, this scenic cove is one of the finest examples of such a landform in the world.
Featured in the TV documentary series Monkey Life, this rescue centre plays host to 250 rescued and endangered primates.