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Things to see and do

Woodfrys is in easy reach of four counties with many things to do on the farm, on our doorstep and

a little bit further afield

 

Hungry? Check out our Eat page for some local recommendations

We're constantly reviewing and updating this page so if you've been somewhere great that you think we should add then please get in touch

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On the farm

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Straight from
the door

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A short drive away

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Further afield

Culture & Heritage Sites
  • Stourhead (National Trust)  – an unmissable landscape garden centered around a lake (25 minutes drive)

  • Kingston Lacy (National Trust)  – a showstopping house and estate, with great family play  trails, fantastic paintings and plenty to do nearby (35 minutes drive)

  • Wardour Castle (English Heritage) – A 14th Century castle which was also the film set for part of the Kevin Costner film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'. (23 Minute drive). Can be paired up with a trip to Tisbury or a lovely lunch at the Forester Inn.

  • Visit the Newt in Somerset. Fantastic food grown and produced onsite, extensive gardens, a history of gardening museum, a roman restoration and plenty more. Nearby Hauser & Wirth for an arty fix too.  A foodie delight. (25 minutes drive)

  • Visit the city of Salisbury with it's beautiful catherdral where you can see the Magna Carta

Beaches

Impossible to list and review all the Dorset beaches, so here’s a very edited list!

  • Nearest is National Trust’s Studland Beach (45 mins drive). 4 miles of stunning beach with white sands and safe swimming. Dogs on leads.  If it’s a beach type of day when the roads may get busy we recommend leaving here early (9am latest) to beat the queues. Free for NT members, or an all-day parking ticket. Check website for details. You pass Corfe Castle & Village on the way, and Swanage around the corner make for a great full day out.

  • Durdle Door is another very famous beach and world heritage site. Does get super busy so same advice about leaving early applies. Needs to be seen once in a lifetime at least!

  • Want to do beach with the dog – visit the Dorset Dog website https://dorsetdogs.com/ to find out where you can go off-lead / on lead. Many beaches have different rules so check before you go!

Dinosaur Hunting

  • Kimmerage Bay & the Etches Collection Museum – A fantastic small museum in a stunning Purbeck location, with a walking trail, snokeling trail and great rockpooling. 50 mins drive. Great food above the beach too.

  • Charmouth Beach – One of the safest places to have a go. An onsite visitor centre will give you lots of advice and daily fossil wardens will help out should you need it. 1hr 10 mins drive. Can stop in at Bridport, West Bay or Hardy Monument on your way.

  • The Dinosaur Museum (great for 10 yrs and under), and the Dorset Museum in Dorchester. A great rainy day option. 45 minutes drive.

  • Do check out the Fossil code and take great care - the Dorset cliffs are renowned for landslips, and high tides. Find out more here

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