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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.

Tower Park

Tower Park

Tower Park is the Poole’s hub for all things entertainment! Activities on offer include Splashdown water park , Empire Cinema, tenpin bowling, Bingo and a children’s soft play area. There is a wide range of popular high street fast food outlets, as well as a number of restaurants to suit a wide variety of tastes. At Tower Park there really is…

The Watersports Academy

The Watersports Academy

Situated a few miles down the coastline at the breathtaking sandbanks beach is the Watersports Academy. There are a range of windsurfing courses available with all equipment available to hire. There are courses available for everyone from beginners right through to experienced wave riders! Sandbanks is the largest natural harbour in Europe and is a…

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum in Bovington brings to life the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum you will come encounter incredible vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century, as well as hearing first-hand accounts from those who fought as part of the…

The Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway

The Swanage Railway offers a complete heritage steam and diesel timetable train service. Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful Dorset scenery, passing the historic ruins of Corfe Castle and travelling down to the magnificent blue flag beach at Swanage! Fares start from just £11.50 for adults and £7.00 for children.

Splashdown Waterpark

Splashdown Waterpark

Splashdown Waterpark is situated in Tower Park just 15 minutes away from the hotel. There is a range of waterslides to suit all different tastes. Plunge into darkness on the Black Thunder or be slung around the Spacebowl like a human pinball. For the real thrill-seekers, try the Screamer with its sheer vertical drop! If…

Snowtrax

Snowtrax

The Alpine Adventure Park is situated a short drive from the hotel in Hurn, Christchurch. This family-friendly Ski centre is packed with exciting activities for both children and adults of all ages. If Skiing or snowboarding doesn’t take your fancy, Try riding the Ski Bobs or spinning down the slopes in a Ringo! Recreational sessions…

Russell Coates Museum

Russell Coates Museum

In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house. Located on the East Cliff, the historic house, art gallery & museum boasts stunning views across the Bournemouth Beach. It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy. They filled this incredible seaside home with beautiful objects…

Poole Pottery

Poole Pottery

If you like to admire or try your hand at crafts, then Poole Pottery is the place for you. Set on the breathtaking Poole Harbour, the historic store has been the birthplace to some of the UK’s most prolific visionaries, designers and ceramicists. As a result, Poole Potteries played an key role in the art…

Poole Park

Poole Park

Poole Park lies adjacent to Poole Harbour. The park is a popular destination for local families and tourists alike. It is open all year round and hosts a number of events. As well as having a large childrens play area, the park is home to a beautiful selection of local birds and wildlife. If you…

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