Lulworth Cove. A beautiful shell shaped cove, formed over millions of years, providing a great place to relax on the beaches and swim in the sea.
Monkey World. Based in Wareham, this centre works to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild and rehabilitates refugees of this illegal trade into natural living groups.
New Forest. Offers a wealth of places to visit and explore from gardens and museums to leisure and wildlife farm and parks.
Old Harry Rocks. A series of chalk stacks in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
Purbeck. The Isle of Purbeck has spectacular and interesting coastal scenery, and also offers wetland, heath, forestry, farmland and welcoming towns and villages.
Poole Harbour. Just three miles away from South Lytchett Manor, Poole Harbour offers something for every member of the family.
Poole Harbour Canoe Club PHCC and its members are dedicated to promoting canoeing for fun, fitness, and friendship. We’ve been sharing a common interest in all aspects of paddle sport now for over 50 years.
Poole Harbour Kitesurfing – Easyriders is a dedicated kitesurfing and stand up paddle boarding school. Formed in 2004 and based in the perfect waters of Poole Harbour.
Studland. Beautiful Studland Beach provides three miles of soft sand from South Haven Point to Old Harry Rocks.
Sandbanks. A lovely beach on a small peninsula, which contains some of the most expensive houses and land in the country
Splashdown. Splashdown is an action waterpark; spin in the space bowl, enter the dragon’s lair. Under 8’s fun pool, cafe, summer sun patio and play lagoon. Great fun for the whole family rain or shine.
Swanage. The small seaside town that’s big on fun! Swanage is a popular Victorian resort, the coastal town of Swanage now provides an ideal base for exploring Purbeck, combining natural beauty, safe bathing, and a range of accommodation and eateries. Just six miles from Poole, Swanage is one of the gems of the South Coast. Visit Swanage
St Peter’s Finger. A great pub in Lytchett Minster serving real ale and food. Dogs allowed.
Tyneham. A mysterious ‘ghost’ village, it was evacuated by the military in 1943, but the promise to allow the villagers to return after the war was never fulfilled.
Tank Museum. The Tank Museum at Bovington boasts the largest collection of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles in the world, and also stages exciting firepower and mobility displays.
Upton Country Park. Near Poole, it has over 100 acres of garden, open parkland, woodland and shoreline together with its centrepiece Upton House, a Grade II listed building built in 1818.
Wareham. A charming walled market town, situated in Purbeck on the Rivers Piddle and Frome, with many interesting buildings.
Walking routes. If you love to walk around the beautiful Dorset countryside, you may be interested in visiting these sites which give information about public footpaths, walking, hiking and rambling routes. See also: Cockle Trail. A walk around the old town of Poole tracing the town’s rich historical heritage. This trail was opened in 1998 to celebrate the 750th anniversary of Poole’s first charter. Download pdf route.
Weymouth. The fine Georgian seafront at this popular seaside town is an impressive backdrop to the fine, golden sandy beach. There are plenty of things to do in Weymouth for all the family
Whitemore Lakes. Enjoy coarse fishing at this two acre horse-shoe shaped lake at Wimborne.
What’s on in Poole. There’s so much going on in Poole every year, you’re sure to find something to interest every member of your group.