Best Tourist Attractions In Dorset

We've rounded up the best tourist attractions in Dorset in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 77 Dorset tourist attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tourist attractions 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.

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Dorchester Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Dorchester
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Bring your little explorers to the Dorchester Mystery Treasure Trail, where history meets mystery… They’ll have to solve a whodunit on the hoof as yo...

City Cruises Poole

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Referred to by some as the jewel of England’s south coast, by others as simply a brilliant day out; City Cruises Poole will take you on a journey acr...

SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

SandWorld International Sand Sculpture Park showcases sand sculptures crafted from Weymouth's iconic natural asset: its golden sand. Weather protecte...

The Weymouth 4 Kids Treasure Trail

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Treasure hunts are a long-held tradition and here’s one tailored specifically for the loot-loving littluns in your gang. Join the Weymouth 4 Kids Tre...

Poole Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Poole
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hook out your magnifying glass and make like Sherlock on the Poole Mystery Treasure Trail. It’s a true test of your skills and tonnes of fun to boot....

Nothe Fort

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You don't have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy Nothe Fort, it's a great day out for all the family with lots to see and explore, so why not come...

Corfe Castle Model Village

  • Wareham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Corfe Castle Model Village is a great place for families. As well as the fantastic models that make you feel like a giant, there are working stocks a...

The Corfe 4 Kids Treasure Trail

  • Corfe
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Corfe 4 Kids self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail is an ideal way to get the kids out exploring whilst trying to solve the treasure hu...

VR PIT - Virtual Reality Experience

  • Yeovil
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fancy a break from reality? VR PIT Virtual Reality Experiences can do that for you! Conveniently located on the High Street of Yeovil, this local att...

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

  • Weymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, established in 1765, was described by Alan Titchmarsh as "one of the finest Gardens I have ever visited." It has been...

Portland Castle

  • Isle Of Portland
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The history of this fortress overlooking Portland harbour is fascinating and diverse. Enjoy some stunning sea views from the historic gun platforms a...

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  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take a break from the seven seas and bring your band of scallywags to the Bournemouth Gardens Treasure Hunt Trail. There’s a gold doubloon or two in...

Old Wardour Castle

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Come and explore Old Wardour Castle! An audio tour, which is thoughtfully included in the ticket price, tells of Old Wardour's eventful past and the...

Curious About Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Bournemouth is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this glorious seaside town what it is. Resident or just visi...

Bournemouth Eye

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tethered Balloon Flights every day from the beautiful Lower Gardens in central Bournemouth. They'll take you 500ft. above this exciting resort where...

Bournemouth Codebreaking Walk

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Bournemouth is not just about the seacoast! Discover another side of the city with the Tramble App’s Bournemouth Codebreaking Walk - famous novels, b...

The MacGuffin Project

  • Bournemouth
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Immerse into an escape room experience like no other at the The MacGuffin Project! Enter the dark and mysterious world of The MacGuffin Carnival and...

Portland Bill Lighthouse

  • Isle Of Portland
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Portland Bill and Chesil Beach are sadly the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads, which while of course sad do...

The Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Join Agent Templeton on The Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail. See the sites of Bath while cracking  the case of the ballistic buns. Good luck! Sally L...

Salisbury City Guides

  • Salisbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Salisbury City Guides are led by professional Blue Badge guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of the city. There are 4 walks espec...

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