in the UK
Snotrax Ski Centre has professional instructors to help with taster lessons through to advanced coaching. You can learn to ski or snowboard or just try riding the Ski Bobs or spinning down the slopes in a Ringo. Your day wont be complete without a visit to the Alpine Adventure Park, full of trampolines, swings & a huge fort.
The Tank Museum has over 200 tanks and is the best collection of tanks in the world. The tank museum also has an outdoor arena and in April, May, Summer, October School holidays visitors can watch Tank Action displays.
The museum has a behind the scenes tour and an experience day were you learn to drive an FV432 Armoured Personnel Carrier and sit in the commanders seat and take charge of a 30 tonne war machine as you thunder around our tank arena.
WaterPark is a great day out with something for everyone.
Unlike some waterparks this one is open all year as they have indoor rides in
the winter. They have lots of different rides and slides with exciting waterflumes
such as the Screamer with its sheer vertical drop, Black Thunder where you plunge
into darkness or become a human pin-
Dinosaur Museum combines life-
Adventure Wonderland has over 30 family rides and attractions. Some of the popular favourites that can be found here are: The Ghostly Galleon, Wild Bills Runaway Train, Turbo Teacups , Flying Elephants and lots more. New attractions such as The Pollydrop Ride are regularly added. Adventure Wonderland also has a magnificent beech hedge maze with over one and half miles of pathways. The theme park has a large indoor play centre for rainy days that includes Python Drop, Rollerball Alley and the spectacular Montyzoomers Ball Firing Thunderdome!
Oceanarium Bournemouth has a number of different environments to showcase fish and creatures from different parts of the world. The Oceanarium has a shark tunnel plus other tanks with large viewing windows.
I’m sure that a few parents think their kids have escaped from this place but Monkey World is a chimpanzee rescue and Rehabilitation centre for the Rescue of primates not parents from kids. The keepers have regular talks that are very informatitive and inspiring, they are also approachable and willing to answer questions.The whole experience is very thought provoking and valuable. Well worth supporting.
The 2018 Steam Fair will take place between
August 2018 - Dates TBA
At Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8HX
The Great Dorset Steam Rally covers over 600 acres and is one of Europe's largest outdoor events. The Dorset Steam Fair offers a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. The show has a special festival atmosphere that you can enjoy as a day visitor or camping on site for 5 days. There is something for everyone at the show and visitors arrive from all over the world.
Whatever the weather, Farmer Palmer's near Poole has stacks of indoor and outdoor play areas with lots of exciting activities. Watch the kids run, slide, climb and bounce as they explore the farm park.
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. If your family is looking for unusual things you can help hand feed 600 swans at 12.00 noon and 4.00pm daily.
The centre also has Sub-
Island is located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views
across to the Purbeck Hills. Thriving natural habitats -
NB/ The island is closed for winter.
Railway is a 6-
The centre can also get you off road to enjoy
a different type of adventure traveling around the forest on a Segway (looks
like a lawn mower you stand on). Standing upright you simply lean forward to
move forward and back to slow and stop -
Go Ape can also be found at: Itchen Valley Country Park
Blue Line Cruises Bournemouth / Poole / Swanage. Their vessels Jurassic Scene and Solent Scene cruise along the coast passing Old Harry Rocks and the cliffs of Ballard Down before crossing Swanage Bay to Peveril Ledge. They then cruise on past Durlston Head to meet the massive cliffs of the Jurassic coast. From there they sail on past the Tilly Whim Caves, the Ragged Rocks and Blacklers Hole and on to Dancing Ledge.
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