Knitson Farm Tourers

Other useful links

please let us know if these links are broken, or if you can recommend other useful sites...

Tourist Information in Dorset

Dorset Tourist Information Offices

Jurassic Coast

Purbeck District Council Tourism

National Trust

Dorset County Council - things to do

Poole Tourism

Things to do...

This is a wonderful part of Dorset - rolling hills, quiet countryside and a World Heritage Coastline all within 30 minutes drive. This is an excellent walking and cycling area, with lots of opportunities for golf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing (and kite surfing!), canoeing, horse riding and rock climbing, to name but a few.
Of course, it's impossible to include all the various activities and places of interest to help you plan and enjoy your stay here - these are just some that our visitors have enjoyed, as well as links to useful web sites...
(ps - if you can think of others we should add, or if any of these details have changed - please let us know!)

Swanage - favourite seaside town and gem of the Dorset Coast: www.swanage.gov.uk/ and www.virtual-swanage.co.uk

Corfe Castle - picture postcard village with the best ruined castle in Wessex! www.isleofpurbeck.com/corfe.html

Swanage Railway - not just an enthusiast's dream, but a useful service to the coast. Great trips for kids (of all ages!)... www.swanagerailway.co.uk

Kayaking or Canoeing in the area? If you need kit or advice, get in touch with Bournemouth Canoes in Poole (yes, we know...). www.bournemouthcanoes.co.uk

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre - you've seen them on the television, now meet the apes and the people behind Monkey Business... www.monkeyworld.co.uk

Boilerhouse Gallery - showcases the work of artists and craftmakers based at
Sandy Hill Workshops in Corfe Castle, in the heart of Purbeck... www.boilerhousegallery.co.uk

Poole Pottery - one of pottery’s oldest and most renowned manufacturers. For over 100 years, Poole Pottery’s skilled craftsmen have been designing and creating collections to aspire to. www.poolepottery.co.uk

Bovington Tank Museum - the Home of the Tank! www.tankmuseum.org

Tower Park in Poole is one of the premier entertainment spots in the South. You can find something for just about every member of the family all on the one site. Cinemas, bowling, water slides... www.pooleview.co.uk/tower.htm

Farmer Palmers - Working farm on the outskirts of Poole with many hands-on attractions and animals to keep the children busy... www.farmerpalmer.co.uk

Putlake Adventure Farm, near Swanage - just the trip for the whole family. Visitors are encouraged to explore and make contact with a variety of friendly animals in a relaxed atmosphere. www.putlakefarm.co.uk

Durlston Country Park - a fabulous countryside paradise, consisting of sea-cliffs, coastal limestone downland, hay meadows, hedgerows and woodland. The Castle has been re-opened as the main visitor centre at the easteern end of the Jurassic Coast. www.durlston.co.uk