What’s on in Dorset – local attractions
Moon Fleet Farm
If the Fox Inn Accommodation is full, then perhaps you might like to try camping at the close by MoonFleet Farm. You can rent an American Indian Teepee or a shepherds hut or you can camp using your own equipment,. For more information visit www.moonfleetfarm.com
The Tutankhamun Exhibition
A spectacular re-creation of Tutankhamun tomb and treasures. For more information visit www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk.
The Tank Museum
See over 300 vehicles, watch mock tank battles, ride on armoured vehicles. For more information visit www.tankmuseum.co.uk.
The Dinosaur Museum
The incredible world of dinosaurs comes alive. Fossils, skeletons and life-size reconstructions. For more information visit www.thedinosaurmuseum.com.
If the Fox is full, then directly opposite, you can get great value camping on their licensed 10 pitch camping site as well as secure caravan and motorhome storage.
Sight-Seeing & Attractions
The Abbotsbury Swannery
Hundreds of nesting mute swans and their cygnets can be observed at close quarters. For more information visit www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk.
Internationally renowned ape rescue centre and much more besides. For more information visit www.monkeyworld.org.
Fine 500 year old estate and gardens open to the public all year round. For more information visit www.athelhampton.co.uk.
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 with Capability Brown landscaped gardens. For more information visit www.sherbornecastle.com.
The thrills of quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and even a hovercraft. For more information visit www.henleyhillbillies.co.uk.
In addition, Dorset is renowned for its fine array of Golf courses (www.golfdorset.co.uk) and close to the Fox are several horse and pony riding (Local Riding Stable) facilities. Sea fishing is available at Weymouth and freshwater fishing at nearby Milton Abbas.
The towns of Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth are all within 45 minutes drive time.