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The Best Things to Do at Sandford

You'll need more than one holiday to fit in all the attractions near Sandford; there's just so much to see here!

To the east lies Poole, a historic harbour town and watersports centre from which you can sail, kayak or cruise to Brownsea Island, a beautiful sandy haven filled with nature. Beyond Poole, the seaside delights and world-famous, golden shores of Bournemouth await.

To the south, you'll find Wareham with its ancient walls and the eerie ruins of Corfe Castle. While nearby Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are ranked among the country's finest natural sights.

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Farmer Palmers Farm Park

Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU


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Kids will love saying "hello" to their favourite animal friends on a busy day out to this wonderful and exciting farm.

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Monkey World

Monkey World, Near Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH


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Meet the stars of the TV show "Monkey Life" who call this inspiring sanctuary their home - the largest ape rescue centre in the world!

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Durdle Door

Via Durdle Door Holiday Park, West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5PU

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One of the most captivating natural locations in England, the sight of this colossal arch rising from the sea is simply breathtaking.

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Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island, Dorset


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A natural wonderland in the centre of Poole Harbour that's home to rare red squirrels and a huge assortment of birds.

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Studland Bay

Studland, Near Swanage, Dorset

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Pack up your bucket and spade and head to Studland Bay for 4 miles of golden sand beach and gentle bathing waters.

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Adventure Wonderland

Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA


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Follow in Alice's footsteps down the rabbit hole into a world filled with adventures - from thrilling teacups and flying elephant rides to perplexing mazes.

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Paultons Family Theme Park

Ower Nr Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL


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Jump onto thrilling roller coasters and splashtastic log flumes for hair-raising adventures, or say hello to Peppa and George at Peppa Pig World.

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Peppa Pig World

Paultons Park, Ower Nr Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL


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Little ones will never forget meeting Peppa Pig and friends - from a flight on Miss Rabbit's Helicopter to a car ride with Daddy Pig.

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Wareham Boat Hire

Abbot's Quay, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4LW

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Enjoy the peace and serenity of the River Frome by exploring its waters in a kayak, canoe or a motorboat!

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Bournemouth Beach

Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset

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With 7 miles of clean golden sand and a unique microclimate it's easy to see why Bournemouth Beach is often voted one of Britain's best.

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Corfe Castle

The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

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From Norman fortress to a besieged Royalist stronghold, Corfe Castle has over 1,000 years of history to uncover and explore.

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The Tank Museum

Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG


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You won't find a larger display of tanks anywhere else in the world! From those that landed on the D-day beaches to veterans of Afghanistan.

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Wareham

Wareham, Dorset

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From Saxon settlement to the English Civil War, there's almost 2000 years of history to explore in the picturesque town of Wareham.

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Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth, Dorset

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A spectacular natural landform at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with unique geology and inspiring panoramic views.

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Two Riversmeet Golf Park

Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1HW
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Practise your short game at the superb Two Riversmeet Golf Park. This 9 hole golf course offers breath-taking panoramic views over Christchurch Harbour.

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Durlston Country Park

Lighthouse Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

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Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve is the perfect place to start exploring Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Explore acres of wildflower meadows, sea cliffs and woodland.

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Weymouth Beach

Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7AN

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Tailor-made for families and, in particular, little ones, Weymouth Beach is famed for its powder-soft sand and safe, crystal clear waters.

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Canford Cliffs Beach

Cliff Dr, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7HX

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Quieter than its popular neighbour Sandbanks Beach, and tucked between Branksome Chine and Flaghead Chine in Poole lies the tranquil, Blue Flag awarded Canford Cliffs.

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Sandbanks Beach

Banks Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7QQ

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A consecutive winner of the prestigious Blue Flag Award for over 30 years, this small peninsula is home to one of the best beaches in the country.

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Branksome Chine

Pinecliff Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 6LP

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If a hidden jewel is more your cup of tea, just up from the busier beaches is Branksome Chine - a Blue Flag stretch of coast lined with aromatic pines and azure waters.

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Alum Chine Beach

Alum Chine, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 8HS

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Award-winning Alum Chine is the ultimate Blue Flag Bournemouth beach. Sporting a paddling pool, a tropical garden and a large pirate-themed adventure playground, it's a haven for families.

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Hengistbury Head Beach

Rolls Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4NA

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If your feet can handle the natural rock beach, Hengistbury makes a gorgeous, well-kept and hidden coastal walk, perfect for walking the dog or having a romantic stroll.

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Chesil Cove Beach

Portland Beach Road, Portland, Dorset, DT4 9XE
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Chesil Cove is part of the Jurassic Coast and the southern extremity of Chesil Beach - an astonishing 18-mile long tombolo connecting the Isle of Portland to the mainland.

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