Swanage and Purbeck Family Activities

DurlstonThe Swanage and Purbeck area is a fantastic place for all the family with some great activities on offer for everyone to enjoy:

Burngate Stone Carving, Langton Matravers

Learn traditional stone carving skills for anyone over the age of 6 years old. The centre also provides art and rural craft courses, and year round exhibitions of sculpture, arts and crafts by local artists. They  have a tea room with fabulous views all the way to the Isle of Wight.

Durlston Country Park

A 280 acre wildlife park on the western edge of Swanage. Start at the castle which houses the cafe/restaurant and shop, then wander through the park gazing out across open downland and out to sea. The park is filled with fantastic wild flowers including wild orchids. The wildlife is in abundance around the park, you can view live webcams of  seabird colonies on the cliffs, there are 30 different species of butterfly and occasionally you might spot a dolphins.

Putlake Adventure Farm

Featuring an indoor soft play area, animals, tractor rides, outdoor play equipment, pedal Go-Karts, picnic areas, trampolines, birds, pet centre and a tearoom.


If you like to know before you go, visit these great websites to enhance your stay in Dorset: South West Coast PathJurassic CoastFossil HuntingVisit Dorset and i Coast.

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