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.

Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast in Purbeck. Photo by Cenk

Old Harry Rocks

Wareham Walls

Studland Beach, near Purbeck, Dorset

Studland Bay and Beach

Corfe Museum in Purbeck

Corfe Museum

Wareham Quay River Cruises

Purbeck Heaths National Nature Rerseve in Dorset

Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve

Purbeck Mining Museum, Langton Matravers, Dorset

The Purbeck Stone Museum

Cyclexperience Cycle Hire at Purbeck Park in Dorset


Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

Durlston Country Park and Castle Swanage Purbeck

Durlston Country Park and Castle


Join the friendly artisan volunteers at Corfe Castle to make traditional medieval-style tiles in their traditional 15th century tile workshop!

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