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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.


Smuggler’s Cove

Bring history and fun together in this amazing treasure trove of adventure and wonder in the heart of Bournemouth. Explore the 1700’s of this coastal town while taking part in some spectacular crazy golf. Located less then 10 minutes from the Durley Dean Hotel.



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…


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…


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.


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 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…


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 something…