West Dorset is ideal for a family holiday! Our fascinating museums and exhibitions are a great place to start, from an exciting look at dinosaurs, to the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt, the Terracotta Warriors and giant teddy bears.
Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park is a firm favourite with children, who can feed some of the animals. Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to see baby swans hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery! Enjoy a "hands on family event" or a tractor ride at Falmer Palmer's Farm Park, or visit a world of rescued and endangered apes and monkeys at Monkey World.
For something a little different, relax and enjoy an unforgettable day spent leading an affectionate donkey while exploring the Brit Valley. Or take a guided Llama trek through the West Dorset countryside!