Best Animals Days Out In Dorset

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Badger Watch Dorset

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

From the professionally crafted hides, thrill at the sight of badgers emerging from their setts and foraging for food! The area is floodlit for perfe...

Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Even wet weather cannot detract from the beautiful grounds and lake at Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park. This family friendly day out is ide...

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre4.666666666666667 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Apes are beautiful, intelligent creatures that deserve a safe home, which is exactly what they get at Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre . There are mo...

Farmer Palmers5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Poole
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Once in Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Straw Mountain greets you with slides and tunnels ideal for the adventurous and climbing child. Included in the und...

Weymouth Sea Life Adventure park4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Dive into an underwater wonderland at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park. Your water babies can play, create and make plenty of finned friends, includi...

Abbotsbury Swannery

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Abbotsbury Swannery near Weymouth, has become one of the most popular things to do for the family visiting Dorset. Located on the dramatic Dorset Coa...

Putlake Adventure Farm

  • Swanage
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Children aged under 10 years will love Putlake Adventure Farm. It is a real working farm, with animals, tractor rides, outdoor play equipment, pedal...

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Verwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre is not just about heavy horses: they also have pygmy goats, kune-kune pigs, Inuit snow dogs and more besides. D...

Hope Nature Centre

  • Trowbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Fancy a peaceful escape to nature for your next family day out? Set within the stunning Southwick Country Park, the 15-acre Hope Nature Centre is the...

Oceanarium

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Meet amazing creatures from beneath and above the waves at Oceanarium. See over 150 species of fish on your underwater adventure as you journey throu...

Liberty's Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre

  • Ringwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre is named after one of the many birds of prey on display, their Alaskan Bald Eagle. You can also see Vultures,...

South West Deer Rescue

  • Crewkerne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

South West Deer Rescue is a dedicated non profit centre which offers a unique up close experience with 5 different species of wild and semi-wild deer...

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

  • Warminster
  • Outdoor
  • Safari Parks

Experience the thrill of Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. This safari drive through takes you closer to wild animals than ever before. Drive throu...

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

  • Lyme Regis
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is a small family run aquarium which prides itself on offering all visitors a truly interactive experience. In addition to...

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary

  • Newtown
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Deer viewing at Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary isn't guaranteed but the herd is fed by the friendly local New Forest keeper daily between April and Septem...

River Bourne Community Farm

  • Salisbury
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

River Bourne Community Farm is a great opportunity to see a working farm and purchase the produce from the farm shop. Education plays a large part in...

Marwell Zoo

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Head over to Marwell Zoo, home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species, plus it's set across 140 acres, so there will be plenty of opportunities...

Axe Valley Wildlife Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Axminster
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Axe Valley Wildlife Park is East Devon’s ‘hidden gem’. Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley, just a short distance from the Jurass...

New Forest Reptile Centre

  • Lyndhurst
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

If you prefer your animals to be of the slithery and scaly kind then get down to the New Forest Reptile Centre. There’s nothing fuzzy or fluffy here!...

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

  • Chard
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

For all animal-loving families head off to Ferne Animal Sanctuary for a day of animal adventure. Beginning life as a short-term refuge for animals du...

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