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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS at The Durley Dean Hotel

Due to our ideal location, we have so much to offer in terms of attractions in the local area. Walking distance to most and a short drive to others. The family will never be bored while staying here at The Durley Dean Hotel, Bournemouth.


Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is a Multi award-winning, family-run theme park primarily aimed towards families with young children. They have 30 rides and attractions and a huge indoor play centre for the winter months, Wild Thing! Located only 15 minutes from the Durley Dean Hotel.


Bournemouth Aviation Museum

The Bournemouth Aviation Museum is a truly hands-on experience. There are a number of interactive exhibits with the opportunity to sit in the cockpit yourself. From the famous English Electric Lightning to the mighty Westland Wessex Helicopter – all are available for you to view up close. A visit to the museum is a memorable…


Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is located close to Bournemouth’s popular beach, pier, gardens. The Venue has four halls which play host to various concerts, conferences and exhibitions, making it the largest venue in the southern region. It also is home to Bournemouth’s only Winter ice rink between Make sure you check what’s on at…


Bournemouth Oceanarium

Oceanarium, the Bournemouth aquarium is home to hundreds of creatures including stunning sharks, a magnificent Loggerhead turtle, graceful stingrays, eerie eels, a cunning croc, colourful clownfish, mischievous otters and not forgetting our cute colony of playful penguins! Take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and spot your favourite animals and learn lots…


Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier has recently undergone an complete transformation, making it one of Dorset’s most exciting tourist destinations. Just a short walk from the Hotel, the pier sits at the heart of Bournemouth’s coastline and offers a range of exciting activities for the whole family. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then there’s a new 250m zipwire, along…


Christmas Tree Wonderland

Experience the most memorable experience with over 100 shining and twinkling trees and illuminating light shows. Visit the Alpine Christmas Market and skate in the enchanting Victorian Lower Gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and magical light shows across the town of Bournemouth. Located only 3 minutes drive from Durley Dean Hotel


Compton Acres

Known as one of the finest privately owned gardens in all of England, Compton Acres was constructed in 1920 and still thrives today. Visitors are welcome to enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural magnificence, sit back and relax in the beautiful Café & Tea Rooms, explore the Gifted Moment store for something special and fall…


Corfe Castle Model Village

See what the historic Corfe Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, it is the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young and old alike. Situated in the heart of Corfe Castle village, on the Isle of…


Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park is an ideal day out for the children. You’ll get close to all sorts of farm animals, learn about them and have fun doing it. The day will provide hands-on experiences for young children, all in a safe and welcoming environment. There are also a range of indoor activities and play…