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The gateway to the Purbecks, is an ideal base for a memorable family holiday. Whether you love walking, cycling, fishing or boating, Wareham has it all nearby. Wareham’s history as a ‘port’ along the River Frome dates back beyond Saxon times, evidence of which can be seen in the Saxon walls surrounding the town. A pretty market town, Wareham has a relaxing Quay, interesting curio shops and weekly farmers market. All of this and just 20 minutes from blue flag beaches.

You can hire a boat from Wareham Quay, that takes you on a breathtaking trip to Poole Harbour and the National Trust’s Brownsea Island.

Wareham Attractions

Monkey World.
A fabulous day out for all your little monkeys.  The ape rescue centre, as featured on TV’s Monkey Business rescues and rehabilitates all apes and monkeys.  A visit here will take up a whole day.

Tank Museum
The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crew to life…
Supported by the world’s best collection of tanks & action packed live displays.

Farmer Palmers
“Hay”, Whatever the weather, Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park near Poole has stacks of indoor play and exciting activites. In fact Dorset’s favourite attraction has a full daily timetable of events and lots of baby animals for you to meet. Children can explore both indoor and outdoor play areas, run, slide, climb and bounce!

Wareham Forest
This is a beautiful 14 square mile haven for wildlife.  An open heathland a
nd conifer tree plantation are home to some of Britains rarest wildlife includin
g the elusive Sand Lizard.

The Forest is open to the public and provides an excellent day.  The Wareham Forest Way can you over twenty miles to Sturminster Newton and cyclists can enjoy the Sika Trail.

Blue Pool
The Blue Pool at Furzebrook  constantly varies in colour. Very fine clay in suspension in the water diffracts light in different ways, producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise.

Set in a deep clay bowl, steps lead down to the waters edge or up to views of the Purbeck Hills. The Pool is surrounded by 25 acres of heath, woodland and gorse interlaced with sandy paths  that seem to take you to another world.

Places to Eat

Thhere are lots of places to eat in Wareham from cosy cafes to upmarket restaurants, here are some of our favourites:

Harry’s South St Wareham

Good quality food served with a smile.  Recently refurbished with comfy leather sofas as well as formal dining.

The Old Granary

This lovely pub/restaurant overlooks Wareham Quay.  Complete with roof top terrace, though part of a chain now, the food is varied and of good quality.  Gets very busy during peak times so you must book.

What’s on in Wareham:

5 -7th May 2019 Saxon & Viking Siege of Wareham 

You are invited to visit the Saxon village, speak to the craftspeople and learn about family and warrior life. Witness the dramatic re-enactments, sieges and battles.

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