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Family Friendly Attractions

Purbeck is a great destination for a family holiday. There’s plenty of family friendly attractions keep everyone entertained, whatever age!

Don’t miss a chance to visit the UK’s largest primate rescue centre, Monkey World, which is located just a few minute drive from Wareham and offers an amazing experience to get up close to these amazing animals.

Purbeck certainly has an amazing abundance of natural wildlife spaces to get out and explore. Spot local wildlife at RSPB Arne stunning nature reserve on the banks of Poole Harbour, visit Purbeck Park near Corfe where you catch a steam train to Swanage, or hire a bike and explore the stunning Purbeck Heathland. Or have fun on the river at Wareham Quay with boat trips and boat hire, or explore Purbeck with a exciting jeep safari tour.

There’s also a chance to discover Purbeck’s military connections at The Tank Musuem which has the world’s best collection of Tanks as well as an arena with regular displays, especially during the school holidays! Or for more amazing history visit the iconic Corfe Castle,

Don’t miss a visit to the stunning Blue Pool with it fun nature trails and traditional tea room, or the lovely nature inspired Secret Garden at Carey near Wareham. Many of these locations offer special events and children’s activity trails during the school holidays.

The earthworks that surround Wareham are one of the best examples of Saxon Walls in the country!
Stunning natural beaches and heathland
Enjoy a trip down the River Frome
The UK’s First Super National Nature Reserve!
Quality bicycle hire in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck
Stunning Landscapes and Amazing Wildlife
Traditional Victorian Seaside Pier with stunning views over Swanage Bay
Interesting local museum
A great place to explore and discover the famous heaths and woods near Wareham
Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes and more
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