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Attractions that have now re-opened in Dorset

We list here local attractions that have now re-opened in Dorset since the lockdown rules have changed.

We include information about services and facilities available, new booking systems, etc.

And we update this section regularly, so you always have the latest information.

For public facilities, please check our latest blog here.


Social distancing measures in place, including:

  • One-way system to help visitors practice social distance
  • Hand washing stations around the zoo
  • Keeper talks are currently suspended
  • Takeaway food and drinks at the zoo café
  • Cashless payments
  • Play areas will be closed

02380 292408


All Fired Up Bournemouth

Now open on a limited basis from 16th June 2020 for the collection of completed ceramics, and for the pick-up and drop-off of take-out painting kits.

Please check opening times before attending.

For more information, please call 01202 558030.

Benson and Benson

Blueberry PYO booking is now live.

The solution to PYO’ing for a SAFE SUMMER ahead!

Please e-mail dan@brothersfarm.co.uk  for more details.

Blagdon Fruit Farm, Weymouth

PYO now open.

Bring a facemask for the tunnels.

Outdoors PYO also available.

Please check opening times before attending.

Call 07557 337679 for more details.

Cat and Fiddle Farm & Café

PYO strawberries now OPEN!

Please check opening hours before attending.

Or call 01425 276050 for more information.

Farmer Palmer’s

Working towards a July re-opening, please check the website or Facebook for most recent updates. Pre-booking will be essential, due to daily admission limits. Separate morning and afternoon sessions. Social distancing measures will be in place, the safety of the team and visitors remains a priority

Hollywood Bowl

The centres in Bournemouth and Poole will reopen from Saturday 4th July.

There will be additional measures in place, including only using alternate lates and enhanced cleaning procedures. Please check before attending.

Taking bookings now. 

Please call 01442 000000 for more details.

Holme for Gardens

Our Gardens are NOW OPEN for you all to enjoy. Come and explore the beautiful relaxing, landscaped surroundings. Enjoy take away drinks or ice creams while you explore the grounds. OPEN 10am – 4.30pm everyday and Sunday 10.30am – 4pm. If you love gardens you will love Holme for Gardens! Well behaved owners may bring their dogs.

Please call 01929 554716 for more details.

Lenctenbury Farm, The Purbeck Food Co.

PYO now open!

Strawberries plus some redcurrants and loganberries available to pick.

Please call 07798743877 for more details.

Local beaches

If you haven’t been to the beach lately, here’s what you can expect.


Now open.


Now open.


Most beach cafes are now open on a limited capacity.

Check opening hours and new safety guidelines.



Longleat Safari Park

NOW OPEN to the general public from 18th June.

We are looking to reopen walkthrough animal areas around the House on the 25th June. Reopening first for Annual Pass holders and then the general public on 27th June.

Please e-mail enquiries@longleat.co.uk for more details.

Mighty Adventures Bournemouth


Online booking only.

COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Moors Valley

The park and car park are now open and car park charges apply.

However many services remain closed, including:

  • Play parks and play trail
  • Bike hire
  • Seasons restaurant – outside takeaway available
  • Visitor Centre and Railway toilets – temporary portable toilets will be available

Please check here for the latest information.

National Trust Properties

White Mill

Remains closed.

Kingston Lacey

Partially open.

The car park at Badbury Rings opened. Limited spaces.

Brownsea Island

Remains closed.

Studland Bay

Partially open.

The car parks are open at Shell Bay, Knoll Beach, Middle Beach and South Beach from. The toilets are open at Shell Bay, Knoll Beach and Middle Beach.

Corfe Castle

NOW OPEN. You will need to book your visit in advance.



Limited availability in the car park.

New Forest Activities

Outdoors Adventures AVAILABLE NOW – Allowing social distancing.

‘From paddling on the Beaulieu River to cycling through the beautiful New Forest woodland, adventure awaits us’.

Please e-mail info@newforestactivities.co.uk for more details.

Prevail Junior

NOW taking booking for family sessions. £40 for 1-hour, up to 2 adults and 4 children.

Please call 01202 818700 for more details.

Prevail Skatehouse

Family hire NOW available.

£40 per hour for members of the same household.

Book now at ali@prevailskatehouse.co.uk


Sandbanks Crazy Golf

Now open with social distancing and appropriate cleaning measures in place.

You can just turn up.

Postcode: BH13 7QQ

For more information, call 01202 706561.

Sealife Weymouth

Our Pirate Adventure Golf re-opens from 13th June.
Our outdoor areas at SEA LIFE, including otters, seals and penguins re-open from 18th June.
Booking is essential for both, including annual pass visits. 

Other areas will open in due course with new social distancing measures in place. Please check again.

Please call 01305 761070 for more details.



Saturday 4th July 2020.

Sopley Farm and Cat and Fiddle Farm


The farm shops are also open.

New social distancing measures are in place. Please check before attending.

The Clay Studio

Now open for collection of take-home orders and finished pottery as well as delivery of painted pottery for glazing and firing.

Please call 01202 475000 for more details.

The Watersports Academy


We’re back and ready to go. Although a little limited in what we can offer at the moment.

Currently available:

  • Paddleboard lessons and hire
  • Windsurfing intermediate/improver hire
  • Kayaking hire.

All sessions will need to be pre-booked through the office (01202 708283). Our opening times may vary due to staff and weather.

Upton Country Park

The park is now open, but not the play area.

The cafe and other services remain closed.

Only the toilets near the car park are in operation, with social distance measures in place.

You might need to pay for the car park with a bank card.