Dorset Visitor Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Dorset Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Adventure Wonderland - Christchurch - family run theme park aimed primarily towards families with young children, 30 rides and attractions, indoor adventure play centre - "Paths around our main attractions are tarmac and level. (where possible)...Our Restaurants, Gift shops and the Happydrome Theatre are wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible...A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to hire", accessible toilets,


Ancient Technology Centre (ATC) - Cranborne - "Our Viking open weekend each summer is already very popular, with an interesting mix of re-enactors, market stalls, story telling, Dark Age music, ATC demonstrations and activities and refreshments, it is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day!" - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Compton Abbas Airfield - Ashmore, Nr Salisbury - Situated at 800ft above sea level with spectacular views, enjoy a flight or just watch the aircraft, experiences such as trial flights and wing walking available, restaurant - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Dinosaur Museum - Dorchester - "The museum combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and dinosaur skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Hands-on displays help tell the story of the giant prehistoric animals and their enthralling world millions of years ago" - "There is one step access to the Dinosaur Museum which has displays and exhibits situated over two floors. There is a temporary ramp available at the front door to assist with entrance. The ground floor is fully accessible. We regret that the upper floor is inaccessible to wheelchair users because of the nature of this period building". No accessible toilets on site


Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park and Rescue Centre - Verwood - "interesting tours, talks and displays, FREE Heavy Horse Wagon Rides, Tractor and Trailer rides and even the chance to Drive a real Farm tractor!! There's a busy timetable of hands on interaction with the friendly farm animals including over 20 rescued heavy horses, donkeys, miniature ponies, kunie kunie pigs, goats, sheep, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, snow dogs and many more!" - fully wheelchair accessible, baby changing facilities


Farmer Palmers Farm Park - Poole- animals and attractions that are designed specifically with under 8's in mind, hands-on animal experiences, play areas, - "Disabilities should not impair the fun of a visit to Farmer Palmer's to meet our lovely animals....Our site is not large but a wheelchair can be borrowed from the admissions desk, free of charge, 1st come, 1st served...Menus are available in larger print", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Henley Hillbillies - Buckland Newton - "Ride a quad bike, smash a clay pigeon, accelerate a Polaris Ace out of the bend, fly a hovercraft 6 inches from the ground, hit the target straight in the bullseye!" - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Honeybrook Farm - Wimborne - Honeybrook carries special breeds of every sort of ‘domestic’ animal and most wildlife species too. The Riverside Park runs to some 84 acres, indoor and outdoor adventure play, tractor and pony rides, rural craft and wild skills courses available, cafe, tea room - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park - Dorchester - The Gardens are grade II listed, 35 acre formal gardens were created by the Hanburys between 1915 and 1922 within the existing framework of an eighteenth century Capability Brown style parkland setting and the vestiges of a Victorian garden, has the Penstemon and Salvia national flower collections. Animal Park has sheep, alpacas, chickens and goats to feed and see piglets, miniature Shetland ponies, alpacas, giant rabbits and many more including rare breeds - "The garden is grade II listed and therefore certain parts of it are inaccessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and those with pushchairs. However, many parts of the garden are accessible but visitors should be advised that there are gravel paths, steps and steep slopes in places...access to the cafe is possible via the use of ramps", a garden accessible route map is available, accessible toilets


Moors Valley Country Park and Forest - Ashley Heath - visitor centre ,walk & cycle trails, cycle hire, narrow-gauge steam train, Go Ape treetop adventure and Segways, play areas, audio trail, golf, fishing - - visitor centre is accessible and has disabled toilets including a Changing Places, wheelchair accessible picnic tables, accessible trails, wheelchair and mobility scooter hire,wheelchair bikes & adaptive bikes for hirechanging-places-icon


Portland Bill Lighthouse - Portland - Portland Bill Lighthouse built in 1906, Visitor Centre with exhibits, learn about the lighthouse and its keepers and find out about Trinity House, the organisation that operates the lighthouse and has safeguard the mariner for over 500 years - "all visitors (including children) must be able to ascend and descend the stairs unaided". Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site


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