What’s on in Dorset – local attractions

Although set deep in the Dorset countryside the Fox Inn is ideally situated within easy access of a host of diverse leisure activities, some of which are indicated below. However if taking in the beauty of the surrounding area is more appealing then we have a number of ideas for interesting walks. Just ask for details.

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.

Brewery Farm
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.

Monkey World
Internationally renowned ape rescue centre and much more besides. For more information visit www.monkeyworld.org.

Athelhampton Gardens
Fine 500 year old estate and gardens open to the public all year round. For more information visit www.athelhampton.co.uk.

Sherborne Castle
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 with Capability Brown landscaped gardens. For more information visit www.sherbornecastle.com.

Outdoor Activities

Henley Hillbillies
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.