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Places to visit on your next holiday

Get out and explore the local surroundings

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of the world, from great days out exploring the forests and beaches, to a wide range of world-class attractions to visit. If you’re running out of ideas, here are our recommendations for some other great places to take a trip to whilst you’re here.

  • Fantastic days out for all the family
  • Discover historic houses and castles
  • Spend the day at a local theme park
  • Dog friendly attractions
  • Award winning beaches
  • Areas of outstanding national beauty (AONB)
  • Admire the New Forest's wildlife
  • Exclusive discounts to selected local attractions
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Peppa Pig World

A magical part of Paultons Park which hosts 7 themed rides and attractions designed to entertain the younger visitors. Pick up your tickets giving you discounted entry from our park receptions.
New Childrens Water Ride At Peppa Pig World

Adventure Wonderland

Dorset’s multi award-winning family theme park. Adventure Wonderland has a great range of rides and attractions for younger children, plus meet and greets with popular characters, making it perfect for a family day out.


Beaulieu National Motor Museum has over 250 vehicles on display and depicts the history of motoring through the years. Pick up your tickets giving you discounted entry from our park receptions.
Formula One Cars At Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Monkey World

Monkey World is a dedicated rescue centre designed to assist governments world wide to prevent the smuggling of wild primates.
Sample Monkey World

Paultons Park

Home to over 60 rides and attractions, set in over 140 acres of parkland, Paultons Park has everything you could ever ask for from a family theme park. Pick up your tickets for discounted entry from our park receptions.
Dinosaur Themed Rides In Lost Kingdom At Paultons Park

Bournemouth and Poole

Home to sandy beaches and scenic quays, Bournemouth and Poole have so much to offer.
The Sandy Beaches Of Bournemouth

Hurst Castle

Come and discover this artillery fortress built by Henry VIII at the seward end of a spit. Commanding the entrance to the Solent it offers one of the best views in England. Show your membership card for 2 for 1 entry.

The New Forest Paddle Sports Company

Based in the beautiful village of Milford on Sea, The New Forest Paddle Sport Company offers you the chance to explore the scenic coastline of the New Forest and beautiful salt marshes by Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board.


Looking to get our and explore the New Forest or Dorset coast by bike? Cyclexperience offers a huge range of bikes for all the family – there are even electric bikes available, as well as dog trailers for pet owners!

Exbury Gardens

Set within a spectacular 200 acre site, Exbury Gardens are home to the world-famous Rothschild Collection, which features a stunning selection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs
Walking Dogs At Exbury Gardens Dog Friendly Attraction

Marwell Zoo

Located near Winchester, the 140-acre wildlife park is home to hundreds of animals from endangered Amur tigers, snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffes, hippos and penguins – you’re in for a wild time!

The New Forest National Park

The New Forest is well known for its spectacular heath landscapes, stunning forest trails and free-roaming wildlife. Meet the resident New Forest ponies or, if you're lucky, maybe even some deer!
New Forest Pony In Colourful New Forest Heathland

Rockreef at Bournemouth Pier

Located on Bournemouth Pier, Rockreef is an indoor activity attraction . Try out the Highline high ropes aerial obstacle course, a ‘Leap of Faith’ or even zipwire from one end of the pier to the beach!

New Forest Activities

Enjoy an exciting range of outdoor activities, from Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery and even Bushcraft. Perfect for couples, families and groups of any size looking for fun in the great outdoors.

Dorset Waterpark

Make a splash at Dorset's inflatable waterpark. Set on two lakes in the Purbeck countryside it features Action Loops, a Trampoline, Slide and much more! Challenge your friends and family to the ultimate aqua adventure...

Longdown Activity Farm

A day of farmyard fun for everyone. Get close and personal with your favourite farm animals, from bottle-feeding goats to duckling handling. Don't forget to ask us about 'Free Child Entry' exclusively for our guests!

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