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The Blue Pool


70th anniversary year. We are celebrating! The tea house first opened in 1935 and we continue to serve delicious cream teas with home-made scones, morning coffees, light lunches. Join us in 25 acres of peace and quiet. Museum, gift shops, children's play areas. Dogs on leads welcome.

Furzebrook, Wareham DORSET
01929 551408 www.bluepooluk.com

Open: daily March to October 9.30am. Tea house and Shops 10am. Closing time vary.


The Blue Pool
Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries


Travel with Condor ferries and arrive in the Channel Islands in 2 1/4 hours! Mini day trips are available from Poole in the summer and full day trips from Weymouth throughout the year. Explore Jersey or Guernsey! Duty free shopping available onboard. Full day trips from just £20.50 per person. Fares vary according to season.

The Quay, Weymouth DORSET
08702 435117 www.condorferries.co.uk

Summer hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:30pm Sat 8:30am-5:30pm Sun 9am-5pm, Winter hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm Sat-Sun 9am-5pm


Corfe Castle Model Village


See Corfe Castle intact before its destruction by Cromwell in 1646. Set in an acre of beautiful English gardens, with working stocks and pillories, an enchanted fairy walk and giant games. Fun for all the family. Licensed tea room & gift shop.

The Square, Corfe Castle DORSET
01929 481234 www.corfecastlemodelvillage.co.uk

Open Apr-Oct 6 days a week, closed Fridays. Nov-Mar weekends. School holidays every day.


Corfe Castle Model Village
The Dinosaur Museum - Dorset

The Dinosaur Museum - Dorset


Explore the enthralling word of dinosaurs at this award winning museum. Voted one of Britain's top ten hands on museums, the Dinosaur Museum combines fossils, skeletons and life-size dinosaur reconstructions with hands on and multi-media displays. Frequently feaured on TV the mueum is great family fun for all

Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 269880

www.thedinosaurmuseum.com

Open 7 days a week all year round. April-Oct 9:30am-5:30pm November-March 10am-4:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December



Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - Dorset


Dorchester's unmissable family museum and unique teddy bear house with life-sized bears, is an enchanting and nostalgic experience. From the earliest teddies to todays TV favourites they're all waiting to meet you. The museum's charming period shop is probably the best in the south!

Antelope Walk, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 263200

www.teddybearmuseum.co.uk

Open 7 days a week all year round. 9:30am-5pm. Sundays 10am-4pm. Closed 25&26th December.



Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - Dorset
Exbury Gardens - Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens - Steam Railway


Visit the world-famous Rothschild collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas in England's newest National Park, The New Forest. A "Technicolour Dream" in spring, offering Peace, Tranquility and Relaxation year round. Explore on foot, by chauffeur, driven buggy or steam railway. Popular "Maize Maze" open during summer holidays.

Exbury, New Forest HAMPSHIRE
02380 891203 www.exbury.co.uk

Open 7th March-8th Nov. 10am-5pm. Limited winter opening.
Maize Maze open during summer holidays.


Farmer Palmer's Farm Park


Award winning, great value for money days out for children 8 years & under. There's "hands-on" animal events every half hour, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas, delicious traditional meals & great attention to detail making us a must-visit as your children will have a fun day out whatever the weather!

Organford, off A35 4 Miles from POOLE, DORSET
01202 622022 www.farmerpalmers.co.uk

Open Daily Feb 10am-4pm;Mar-Oct 10am-5.30pm; Nov-Dec Fridays & weekends 10am-4pm


Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Fashion Museum

Fashion Museum


A world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress. Fashion delights, infuriates, divides, unites and, to a greater or lesser extent, affects us all. See real examples of historic and up-to-the minute fashions from the Fashion Museum collection in a new thematic display at the world-famous Fashion Museum in Bath.

www.fashionmuseum.co.uk



Fleet Air Arm Museum - Somerset


The Fleet Air Arm Museum is one of the must see's when in the Southwest, housing the largest European collection of Naval Aircraft. See Concordé, Harriers, Helicopters and award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience. Playground shop, licenced restaurant, parking and disabled facilities.
Ilchester, Yeovil SOMERSET
01935 840565 www.fleetairarm.com

Open April to Oct 10am to 5:30pm Nov to March 10am to 4:30pm


Fleet Air Arm Museum - Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey


Magnificent evocative and awe-inspiring ruined abbey set in 36 acres of beautiful peaceful Somerset parkland. Once the greatest and wealthiest abbey in Britain, steeped in history and legend. Legendary burial place of King Arthur. Holy Thorn Tree. Gift shop.

Magdalene Street, Glastonbury. SOMERSET
01458 832267 www.glastonburyabbey.com

Open daily (except Xmas day) 9:30am to 6pm (or dusk if earlier)


Go Ape! Moors Valley Country Park


Take to the trees and experience an exhilarating course of rope bridges. Tarzan swings and zip slides high above the forest floor. Ideal for fun lovers, you'll share around 3 hours of adventure going ape up in the trees.

Horton Rd, Ashley Heath, Ringwood DORSET
0845 643 9238 www.goape.co.uk

Open Feb half term Daily; 27th Mar-1st Nov Daily; Closed Tuesdays term time & 17th Feb


Go Ape! Moors Valley Country Park
Great Days Out

Great Days Out


Your free guide to Great Days Out in the South West England. Visit some of the very best attractions in Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire.

www.greatdaysout.org



Great Dorset Steam Fair


Widely recognised as the leading event of its kind in the World. Working rural displays on a mammoth 600 acre showground including an old time steam funfair, rural crafts and heavy shire horses. Regularly attended by over 200,000 people from both UK and abroad.

Blandford DORSET
01258 860361 www.gdsf.co.uk

40th Anniversary show; Five day event 27th August - 31st August 2008
Gates from 9am until late


Great Dorset Steam Fair
Haynes International Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum


UK's largest International Motor Museum. World famous Red Room - Adventure Play Area - Kids Race Track - Autogame Area - Top Trumps Trail - Restaurant - Year round events ranging from guest appearences by Bob teh Builder and Roary the Racing Car to Dream Car Rides and Live Auction Days.

Sparkford SOMERSET
01963 440804 www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk

Open all day every day, (except 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan) Times vary, summer holidays open until 6pm.


Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park - Dorset


Described as one of Dorset's best kept secrets! Formal Edwardian garden with a stunning ornamental lake in front of the 18th century house. The animal park has miniature Shetland ponies, donkeys, rabbits and lots more. Play area, shop and plant sales.

Kingston Maurward, Dorchester. DORSET
01305 215003 www.kmc.ac.uk

Open 10am to 5:30pm or dusk if earlier.


Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park - Dorset
Lulworth Castle & Park

Lulworth Castle & Park


Early 17th century castle set in extensive parkland. Discover the fascinating history, children's activity room & climb the tower. Take a woodland walk to the animal farm and adventure play area. Relax in the Stable Cafe and browse the Courtyard Shop. Spectacular Summer Jousting Shows. Special events throughout the year.

Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Wareham. Dorset
0845 450 1054 www.lulworth.com

Open Sun to Fri: Summer:10:30am-6pm Winter:10:30am-4pm.
Last admissions 1 hr before closing. Closed on Sat. Parking, Restaurant and disabled access.


Mummies of the Pharaohs - Dorset


Don't miss this superb collection of un-wrapped Royal Mummies, mummified sacred animals, deathmasks, and other treasures - specifically created for this fascinating exhibition. Discover the intimate secrets of the Kings of Ancient Egypt and the magic that protected their amazing mummified bodies.

Alington Street, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 269571

www.mummiesexhibition.co.uk

Open Daily 10am-5pm including Sundays. Closed 24th-26th December.



Mummies of the Pharaohs - Dorset
Paultons Park

Paultons Park


New Sky Swinger ride for 2008! Paultons is the theme park for families. With over 50 different rides and attractions included in the admission price, there is something for all ages; big rides, little rides, massive play areas, museums and beautiful bird gardens.

Exit 2 M27, Ower, Romsey HAMPSHIRE
02380 814442 www.paultonspark.co.uk

Open: from 10am until 6.30pm daily from 15th Mar - 31st Oct. Please check website for details of other Feb, Nov and Dec open days.


Portland Museum

Portland Museum


Portland’s history, from the beginning of time to 20th Century. Portland's social, natural and industrial history set in 2 thatched cottages. Home of Portland's considerable maritime history, and the setting for a shipwreck and smuggling exhibition. Find out about the history of the world famous Portland Stone and the Island’s Jurassic past. Have a closer look at treasures salvaged from the seas around the Island and learn about famous people who have a link to Portland.

217 Wakeham, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1HS
01305 821804 http://www.weymouth.gov.uk

Please check the website for up to date opening times.


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Hampshire


Visit HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship and the Royal Naval Museum - home of the most significant set of permanent exhibitions devoted to the Battle of Trafalgar. Also see the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, and Action Stations!
HM Naval Base Portsmouth
02392 839766
www.historicdockyard.co.uk
April to Oct 10am-5:30pm Nov to March 10am-5pm Closed Xmas day please check for other Xmas opening times
Parking, Restaurant and part disabled access.


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Hampshire
Roman Baths

Roman Baths


Around Britain's only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in northern Europe. It still flows with natural hot water and is open daily. It is unaffected by plans to open Thermae Bath Spa 100 metres away.

Pump Room, Abbey Church Yard. BATH
01225 477785 www.romanbaths.co.uk

Open daily, closed 25th & 26th December Evening opening in July & August.


Salisbury Cathedral


Salisbury boasts Britain's finest medieval cathedral. Surrounded by 8 acres of lawn, with the tallest spire, best preserved Magna Carta (1215AD), beautiful 13th century Chapter House and Europe's oldest working clock. A tradition of worship has continued here for nearly 800 years. Free guided tours.

33 The Close, Salisbury. WILTSHIRE
01722 555120 www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Mon-Sat 7:15am to 6:15pm (7:15pm July/Aug) Sun 7:15am-6:15pm


Salisbury Cathedral
Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway


Panoramic views of East Devon's glorious Axe Valley from heritage trams as you journey through two nature reserves from Seaton (on the World Heritage Coast) to historic Colyton ("Devon's most rebellious town!") Tram driving lessons and bird watching trips available.

Harbour Road, Seaton. EX12 2NQ DEVON
01297 20375 www.tram.co.uk

Open Daily 14th-22th Feb & 4th Apr-1st Nov; Weekends 28th Feb-29th Mar & 7th Nov-20th Dec.


Sherborne Castle


Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, the Castle contains splendid decorative interiors, collections of art, furniture and porcelain. Come and explore 'Capability' Brown's beautiful Lakeside Gardens and grounds landscaped around his 50-acre lake. Historic Sherborne close by. Children free - great family value.
Sherborne Castle, Sherborne. Dorset
01935 813182 www.sherbornecastle.com

Open: 22 Mar to 30 Oct - Daily, except Mon & Fri
11am-4.30pm last admission (Castle from 2.30pm Sat)
Parking restaurant part disabled access.


Sherborne Castle
Swanage Railway

Swanage Railway


Travel on Dorset's award winning steam railway and enjoy unique views of historic Corfe Castle. Park and Ride open all year round at Norden, just north of Corfe Castle. Additional parking at Harman's Cross from July to October.

Station House, Swanage. DORSET
01929 425800 www.swanagerailway.co.uk

See website or the leaflet for timetable information.


The Tank Museum


The world's best collection of tanks, displayed in 5 large halls. From the very first tank to the very latest, we house over 250 vehicles from around the world. Dorset's largest Museum is a great day out for all the family whatever the weather. For information about special events and live action displays, see our website.

Bovington DORSET
01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org

Open: 10am-5pm daily from February 2008


The Tank Museum
Teddy Bear Christmas

Teddy Bear Christmas


Experience Christmas as it used to be, as a large family of human-size bears celebrate in their festively decorated period home, complete with a visit from Bearfather Christmas. An enchanting and magical experience not to be missed, with sounds, lights and smells! A special occasion at the Teddy Bear Museum from 1/12/07 to 4/01/08.

Eastgate. High East St, Dorchester DORSET
01305 266040 www.teddybearhouse.co.uk

Open: 1st Dec 07 to 4th Jan 08 daily from 10am to 4.30pm (except 24-26 Dec)


Terracotta Warriors Museum - Dorset


The only museum outside China dedicate to the amazing Terracotta Warriors, the eighth wonder of the ancient world. Unique life-size museum replicas from China, costumes, armour & multimedia displays.

High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 266040

www.terracottawarriors.co.uk

Open 7 days a week all year round. April-Oct 9:30am-5pm. November-March 10am-4:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December.



Terracotta Warriors Museum - Dorset
Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorset

Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorset


Experience the mystery & excitement of the greatest discovery of ancient treasure of all time. This internationally renowned exhibition superbly recreates Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy spanning time itself. Extensively featured on TV throughout the world.

25 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 269571

www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk

Open 7 days a week all year round. April-Oct 9:30am-5:30pm November-March 10am-4:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December



Wimborne Model Town


Set within beautiful prize winning gardens, the amazing scale models provide a fascinating insight into life as it was in 1950s rural England. Traditional Tea Rooms, Gift Shop, Wendy Street safe play area. New for 2008: model Train & Tram layouts and Sunflower Garden Putting Lawn.

King Street, Wimborne Minster DORSET
01202 881924 www.wimborne-modeltown.com

Open every day, 14th Mar-2nd Nov, 10am-5pm. Candlelight evenings in August, reopen 6.30-10pm; "World of Thomas" every Friday in Aug 6.30-10pm


Wimborne Model Town
Speciality Breaks In Britain And Europe

Speciality Breaks In Britain And Europe


Superbreak has a great selection of short breaks including Minicruises to some of the most popular destinations in Europe, Golf, Spa and Rail breaks plus Concerts, Deals with Dinner and offers for group travellers. Whatever you like to do, wherever you want to go, you will find the perfect short break for you, your family and friends. Gift vouchers are also available!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!

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