Best National Parks In Dorset

We've rounded up the best national parks in Dorset in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 4 Dorset national parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the national parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

  • Bransgore
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Outdoors are the name of the game, literally, at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre! It’s a hub for adventure tucked deep in the New Forest. When they say o...

Prior Park Landscape Gardens

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Prior Park Landscape Gardens One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18...

Royal Victoria Park

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Royal Victoria Park is a beautiful expanse of green parkland a mere short stroll from the city centre, so it's a wonderful compromise trip for kids w...

Great Wood

  • Nether Stowey
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Kids can run free at Great Wood. With over 627 hectares of woodland to explore there’s plenty of outdoor adventure to be had. Winding, waymarked trai...

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