Experiences, Sports and Adventure

Our guide to the great selection of local attractions which offer unique fun activities in and around Purbeck

Adventurous ways to explore Purbeck

For those that are looking for a less active, but nonetheless fun adventure make sure not to miss Purbeck’s heritage railway, with opportunities to climb onboard a traditional steam or diesel train to Corfe and Swanage.  Or take a boat trip along the river at Wareham or out to sea at Swanage.

For a more personalised trip book a Purbeck Safari trip where you an access and experience stunning views around the Purbeck coast and countryside including Poole Harbour. 

Purbeck Safari Tours in Dorset
Explore the local area with a fun Purbeck Safari trip

Wareham Quay River Cruises

Enjoy a trip down the River Frome

Swanage Railway

A fun way to enjoy a family day out on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Purbeck Safari

Experience the beauty, magic and wildlife of Purbeck

Golf and Cycling in Purbeck

Golf enthusiasts are very lucky to have a several golf courses in and around Purbeck. One of the most stunning is the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club which possesses one of the finest views in British golf across Poole Harbour.

For cyclists and walkers there are some amazing places to explore in and around Purbeck. There are also facilities to hire bicycles in the area such as at Cyclexperience in Purbeck Park.

Purbeck is also included in the Purbeck Walx festival which includes some iconic local walks in their week long annual festival. Find out more on the Walx Festival website.

The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is ranked as one of the top 100 best golf courses in the UK!

Studland Bay and Beach

Stunning natural beaches and heathland

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Everyone Welcome. Delicious Food. Outstanding Views. Good Value


Quality bicycle hire in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck

Wareham Forest

A great place to explore and discover the famous heaths and woods near Wareham

Sustran Cycle Rides in Purbeck

Active Travel Charity in Purbeck

Purbeck Park

A great base to explore nearby attractions and coast by steam train, bike, bus or foot.

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

An internationally important area of dry & wet lowland heathland & woodland

Arne RSPB Reserve

‘Explore the beauty of nature in a stunning landscape, next to Poole Harbour ‘

Water-sports in Purbeck

Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre
Snorkel Trail at Kimmeridge Wild Seas Centre

If you love water sports, Purbeck has plenty to offer with diving and water-sports available from Swanage Pier and snorkel trails at the Kimmeridge Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre. Or check out Wareham Boat Hire near Wareham Quay for kayaks, canoes, boat and paddle board hire.

Swanage Pier

Traditional Victorian Seaside Pier with stunning views over Swanage Bay

Wareham Boat Hire

Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes and more

Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre

An interactive marine centre situated at Kimmeridge Bay on the Jurassic Coast

Unique experiences on offer in Purbeck

For fun and unique experiences there are some excellent interactive arts and crafts courses on offer in the area. Try your hand at Stone Carving at the Burngate Stone Carving Centre at Langton Matravers.

Or check out some of the diverse arts and crafts workshops that are held in and around Purbeck such as those at Careys Secret Garden in Wareham or Durlston Country Park and Castle in Swanage.

Many local attractions in Purbeck also offer a good variety of fun seasonal events and experiences throughout the year. Check out the events listed below for more details…

Stunning Landscapes and Amazing Wildlife
‘Visit 3.5 acres of beautiful gardens enclosed by a 150 year old wall!’
Stone carving, sculpture & art and craft courses

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