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Winter is just around the corner but don’t start staying in doors just yet!
There are plenty of activities, sights and attractions to enjoy in Dorset throughout the Winter, so don the hats and scarf and why not check out some of the below and make some fun memories with your loved ones…

The Tank Museum

With the best collection of tanks in the world, this museum is a must! Especially for those interested in history or mechanics, as the museum features 300 tanks that have fought in every war involving the UK since World War One. Topping off the attractions is the worlds first tank. Delve into the history of the nation and admire the leaps in engineering on a huge scale!

Monkey World

Monkey World is dedicated to the life and welfare of monkeys through rescue schemes, rehabilitation schemes and preserving their lives at the centre. Visitors can walk around monkey world viewing a vast array of primates, learning about each species as they go. Perfect for the little ones, this attraction is sure to bring a smile to the whole family at anytime of the year.


Dorset is surrounded by beautiful and inspiring coastline. Most famous for their beauty is Weymouth beach, Bournemouth beach, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, Old Harry Rocks and Chesil beach to name a few! All of these destinations are beautiful all year round, with views like these you’ll never tired.

Sculpture By The Lakes

If art, reflection and calmness are what you’re looking for then look no further than Sculpture by the lakes. This fantastic feature is created by an array of artists, hosted by The Gallery, these outdoor sculptures are something to behold. Why no be one with nature and take a walk by the lake, observing the creativity on offer at the same time.

Jurassic Safari

Famed for its Jurassic coast, Dorset makes the most of it’s heritage through the Jurassic Safari. You and your family can sit back and enjoy a tour of this world heritage site in a land rover, taking you off the beaten track so you can take in the scenery.


From land creatures to those from the depths of the ocean, the SEALIFE Weymouth Adventure Park is great fun for the whole family. Taking in the views of penguins, crocodiles and sharks whilst walking under the water tunnel with them swimming above is a sight to behold!

The Tivoli Theatre

The Tivoli Theatre is famed for transporting you back in time to the golden era of theatre shows. With both a cinema screen and on-stage performances, there is always something on that you can enjoy. This highly recommended venue would be the perfect way to get away from the cold air on those particularly tough days to enjoy a barrel of laughs, swinging music and delightful screen shows.

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Its it’s a more hands-on experience you’re looking for then Bournemouth Aviation Museum is for you! With stunning aircrafts including the Vulcan Bomber, Piston Provost and Wessex Helicopter to name but a few, you’re sure to have an amazing day. Many of the aircraft’s cockpits are open to the public so you can climb aboard and see for yourself what its like to be a pilot in some of the greatest aviation inventions known to man!

Dinosaur Land

Known as the Jurassic coast, Dorset has a wealth of knowledge on prehistoric animals thanks to the plethora of fossils that have been found there. Dedicated to the research and studies of these once great animals, the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum showcases all they have found in a beautiful setting. Visit the Grade 1 listed building and discover a whole new world that once stood on the same site.

Weymouth Tower

Weymouth Tower, also known as ‘The Jurassic Skyline’ is 174feet tall with views up to 26km (on a clear day of course). Taller than the Tower of London and the Taj Mahal, the Weymouth Tower stands tall on the Dorset coastline and is a platform for all to view the spectacular scenery. During winter it’s vital that you check the weather forecast to make sure it will be a clear day for the best views.

These attractions are perfect for families to enjoy throughout winter, so why not book a cottage for the family at Lyme Bay Holidays and spend a long weekend taking in the glorious energy Dorset has to offer…