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10 of the Best Family Days out in Dorset

A list of 10 of the best Family days out across the beautiful County of Dorset, from Monkey World in Wareham to The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester.

1. Monkey World, Wareham, Dorset

Monkey World, Dorset. Image by PoE member Graham Rains

This is a place where "Monkey Business" really is acceptable, for the centre is home to over 150 primates..[more]

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2. Weymouth Sea Life Centre, Weymouth, Dorset

Penquin at SeaLife Centre in Weymouth Image by PoE member Emma Eden

A unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions set in seven acres makes Sea Life a great family day out...[more]

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3. Corfe Castle, Dorset

Corfe Castle Image by PoE member Ian Gedge

Standing in lofty splendour above the chimney pots of the village with the roaring ocean lapping the..[more]

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4. Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset

Tank Museum, Bovington Camp, Athelhampton, Dorset Image by PoE member Bpeters

The world's best collection of tanks and fighting vehicles, including the only working example of a Tiger..[more]

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5. Nothe Fort, Weymouth, Dorset

Nothe Fort, Weymouth Image by PoE member Andy Brind

Nothe Fort lies to the east of Weymouth. This spectacular "D" shaped building is preserved as one of..[more]

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6. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, Dorset

Museum Image by PoE member poe

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7. Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset

Swanage Railway Image by PoE member Paul Johnson

An award-winning standard gauge preserved steam railway in Swanage that offers a unique journey through..[more]

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8. Portland Castle, Weymouth, Dorset

Portland Castle, Dorset Image by PoE member

This is one of the best preserved of all King Henry VIII's mighty fortresses, built by the monarch to..[more]

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9. The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset Image by PoE member Nicola Clark

This exciting keep is the home of the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Here visitors with a keen..[more]

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10. Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury, Dorset

Abbotsbury Swannery Image by PoE member Christine Cooney

Set in one of the most beautiful unspoilt regions of England, Abbotsbury Swannery is home to sometimes..[more]

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