With so Many Great Places to Visit & Fun Days Out a Week May Not be Long Enough!

Bournemouth Beach

With over 7 miles of beach, you’re sure to find a spot

20 mins

Love Beach Life… welcome to seven miles of award-winning beaches!

Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks.

Whatever you want from a day at the beach, you’ll find it all here.

If it’s a dog-friendly beach you’re after check out Dogs on the Beach leaflet and map

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Paultons Park

A Magical Theme Park with over 70 Family-Friendly Rides and Attractions

30 mins
  • A fantastic family day out
  • Home of Peppa Pig World
  • Over 70 rides and attractions
  • Meet birds, reptiles and animals
  • Discounted tickets available at park reception

There’s so much to discover over 140 acres, it’s no wonder Paultons Park has been voted the “UK’s Number One Theme Park”.

If you’re looking for an incredible family day out on the South Coast, then look no further.

Perfect for any age, the family theme park is set on the edge of the New Forest and features five themed worlds with a fantastic range of rides, shows and scenery.

So, whether your little one is a thrill-seeker, mad about dinosaurs or an animal lover, there’s sure to be something to suit them!

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Peppa Pig World

Peppa’s Very Own Magical Theme Park

30 mins
  • Family theme park
  • Meet and greets with Peppa Pig and friends!
  • George’s Spaceship themed indoor playzone

A world exclusive, Peppa Pig World is the ideal place for tots and young children to explore colourful landscapes and unique family rides.

Set within Paultons Park, Peppa Pig World is a magical kingdom filled with colourful characters, delightful rides and charming scenery, a day out to Peppa Pig World will be one to remember.

If you’re looking for a place to spend time as a family and let the little ones experience their first theme park, this is the place for you.

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Marwell Zoo

Get closer to the wonders of the natural world at Marwell Zoo

40 mins
  • 100s of animals – with giraffes, tigers, leopards, meerkats, penguins and more
  • 140-acre park & 5 adventure playgrounds
  • Daily talks, animal feeds, cafés & gift shop

With plenty of outdoor space, and a whole host of animals and activities, Marwell Zoo is a great family day out in Hampshire.

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Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Beaulieu is an award-winning day out with something for everyone

40 mins
  • Over 280 Vehicles
  • Tour the Montagu family home
  • Lose yourself in the gardens
  • Little Beaulieu kids play area
  • Beaulieu Abbey
  • Monorail & veteran bus
  • Secret army exhibition

At Beaulieu, one inclusive ticket provides access to The National Motor Museum, all the other attractions and unlimited rides on the monorail.

Which will you visit first?

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The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions.

40 mins
  • Open daily 10am-5pm
  • Allow 4-5hrs for your visit
  • 300 tanks from around the world
  • 9 Powerful Exhibitions
  • Cafe & Shop

The museum houses 300 military machines, representing the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War.

Our moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention; from the mud of the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq – featuring powerful stories from the soldiers that fought in them.

Get ready to experience the Biggest Day Out in History…

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Moors Valley Country Park & Forest

At Moors Valley, there is something for everyone…

13 mins
  • Walking and Fitness Trails
  • Moors Valley Railway
  • Cycling Trails
  • Go Ape & Segway
  • Hawk Walks
  • Gruffalo Spotters Trail
  • Mindfulness Audio Trail
  • Battlefield Live

Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even Go Ape on a high wire forest adventure swinging through the treetops…

So much to do. Right on your doorstep!

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Hurst Castle

Experience the military might of this fortress by the sea

40 mins
  • 16th-century artillery fort and Tudor castle
  • Dogs welcome
  • Regular activities and themed events

The Tudor Fort was built between 1541 and 1544.

Hurst Castle played a key role in England’s defences during the 16th century and was one of the most advanced artillery fortresses at the time.

The fort retains much of its original features to this day, including a two-storey gun tower and a portcullis.

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Rock Reef

Bringing the great outdoors indoors

20 mins
  • 28 fun climbing walls
  • Pier to shore zip wire
  • Leap of faith
  • Vertical slide
  • Ages from 4-94!

RockReef Indoor Activity Attraction is located at the end of Bournemouth Pier.

RockReef is an all year, all-weather attraction based on adventure sports and includes 28 Clip ’n Climb fun, themed, indoor climbing walls providing varying degrees of exciting challenges suitable for all abilities and all ages from 4-94!

Other activities include a Vertical Slide drop, a ‘Leap of Faith’ jumping challenge, a HighLine high ropes aerial obstacle course and the Pier Cave which is a 65-linear metre indoor fun cave experience.

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New Forest Water Park

Join us in the great outdoors!

16 mins
  • Cable wakeboard
  • Aqua Park
  • Kayak
  • Paddleboarding

New Forest Water Park offers a range of family-friendly activities. So whether you come for a few hours or a few days, you’ll love every moment!

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Splashdown

More than rides and waterslides

20 mins

With rides like…

  • The Screamer
  • Velocity
  • Baron’s Revenge
  • Infinity
  • Zambezi Drop
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Grand Canyon
  • Plus many more…

There’s something for everyone

Tumble on tyres and twist through the tubes! Our 13 slides each with a varying degree of difficulty.

For the less adventurous, our Buccaneer Beach and Sun Terraces are the perfect place to relax in the sunshine before heading to Captain’s Cove to dip your toes in the water on our bubble bench and chill in the Jacuzzi.

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Wow! There’re still lots of other great activities to explore whilst on your break…

New Forest Activities

No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got an adventure for everyone.

20 mins

We understand that trying to find things to do with kids that the whole family will enjoy can be tricky, especially when it comes to pulling them away from the tech and getting them to enjoy the great outdoors.

Family days out are precious, and we want to help you make the most of your time together.

The pure joy we experience when we spend quality time with our children is priceless.

So let laughs be had, memories be made and stories be told; during the car ride home and beyond.

Why not join us for a guided Canoeing tour on the stunning Beaulieu River? Or perhaps enjoy learning Archery together against a beautiful New Forest backdrop.

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Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is a Family Theme Park near Oakdene

15 mins

The park offers rides and attractions aimed at families with children up to the age of children 10.

It draws much of its theme from the novel Alice in Wonderland and Alice, Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and Mr Rabbit make appearances throughout the day around the park and in the theatre shows.

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Monkey World

Enjoy a fun-filled, fascinating day out for all the family at Monkey World

40 mins

Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 250 primates.

The park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business’, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world.

While away the hours watching the monkeys and apes interact, then let the kids use up all their energy in the huge Great Ape Adventure Play Area.

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Longdown Activity Farm

There’s farmyard fun for the whole family at Longdown Activity Farm

30 mins

Join in with a daily schedule of hands-on activities that include bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, the Animal Encounter Experience, and duck feeding.

There are lots of friendly animals to meet including donkeys, alpacas, cute chicks, Pygmy goats, Kunekune pigs, cows, and many more.

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Avon Heath Country Park

Entry to the park is free, there is a charge for parking, but you could walk there in 40 mins!

9 mins

Surrounded by established woodland and incorporating a large pond, wood piles and nest boxes for birds and bats, the wildlife area offers much variety to the park’s residents.

Goldfinches, woodpeckers, wagtails, robins, emperor dragonflies and bumblebees are regular visitors, while other sightings have included heron, foxes, nuthatches, siskin and willow warblers.

The viewing hide provides the perfect opportunity to keep an eye on any activity or if a warmer venue is preferred you can view images from cameras that are displayed in the Visitor Centre.

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Dog wash at Avon Heath

Oh, my word! I just had to add this in here. No more muddy feet in the holiday home 😄

9 mins

Avon Heath is host to a self-service dog wash, conveniently located within the heart of the park.

This easy to use facility is ideal for washing your dog. The machine provides warm water, a range of shampoos and a two-speed dryer – all at a low cost.

No more muddy paws – leaving your car and home clean and everyone ready to relax after your walkies!

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Corfe Castle

William the Conqueror’s 11th-century fortress

48 mins

The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand above the village with the same name.

The castle was built by William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, for defensive purposes.

It was one of the first stone castles in England; most earlier castles were built with wood and earth.

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Dorset Adventure Park

An inflatable obstacle course on water

40 mins

The Adventure Park has two beautiful lakes surrounded by 18 acres of woodland with breathtaking views of the Purbeck countryside with the historic Corfe Castle as a backdrop.

Make a splash on the inflatable outdoor Water Park. Challenge friends and family to a wet and wild total wipe-out style experience.

The water park is suitable for both Adults and Kids. Rated one of the Best Wibit Water Parks in England.

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

One ultimate ticket, over 10 attractions to visit!

55 mins

A visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has now got even better as it can now also include a visit to the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII’s favourite ship, sank in battle in 1545 and raised from the waters just outside the Dockyard in 1982.

Visit HMS Victory and see Nelson’s legendary warship, dive deep onboard HMS Alliance or take a Harbour Tour and discover a working naval base from the water.

Experience traditional boatbuilding techniques at Boathouse 4 or learn the history of Royal Navy armaments at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.

Step aboard HMS Warrior, the pride of Queen Victoria’s fleet and compare her iron-hull with the steel hull of the only surviving ship from the First World War Gallipoli Campaign, M.33.

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