Places to visit
Dorset is full of areas of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful places to visit, and Chesil Vista is the perfect place to stay.
The area abounds with venue attractions for all ages and tastes, and if you're planning on ticking them all off your wish-list, no doubt we'll be seeing you again soon!
Weymouth Harbour and Beach
The beach is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional fish 'n' chips dinner, with a view of the whole bay. The sand sculptures are a main attraction on the seafront, see the incredible formations made purely from sand and water!
Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park
Visit the outdoor park which has interactive rock pools and feeding demonstrations all day. The park is home to penguins, seals, otters and many more marine creatures.
Discounted tickets available from Reception.
Tel: 01305 761070Visit website
The Tower provides 360º view of Weymouth, the Jurassic coast and out to the bay. The 53 metre high Tower is not to be missed!
Discounted tickets available from reception.
Tel: 0871 423 2110Visit website
Built by the Victorians, this magnificent fort was built to protect WeymouthHarbour. Still standing proudly at the entrance of the harbour, the Fort is a great family day out.
Tel: 01305 766626Visit website
STRIKE! Fun for all the family at the bowling alley in Weymouth.
Tel: 01305 781444Visit website
The beach is the perfect place for a picnic on a late summer afternoon, or an ideal spot for fishing. The beach provides a wealth of entertainent for families and is a highlight of the local area.
Portland is a World Heritage Site on the Dorset coast. It has a beautiful coastal path which is defined with rugged cliffs of Portland stone, and nationally rare plants. Stop and have a picnic by the lighthouse, or find a quaint pub for a drink.
Abbotsbury Children's Farm
There is so much for kids to do at the farm, from bottle feeding baby lambs, to racing toy tractors. The Children's Farm is a big hit with kids and adults alike!
Tel: 01305 871817Visit website
Abbotsbury Swannery offers a chance to see fluffy baby swans from mid-May to June. Visitors can also walk through the nesting colony.
Discounted tickets available from reception.
Tel: 01305 871858Visit website
Jurassic Kayak Tours
Discover the beauties of the Jurassic coastline by kayak. The tour will take you into coves and through Durdle Door archway. This experience is a fantastic way to truely appreciate the rock formations of the Dorset coast.
Tel: 01305 835301Visit website
Durdle Door is a natural arch which has been formed through sea erosion and is the perfect backdrop to a family day at the beach. The Coastal Path runs along the top of the cliff by the Door.
Lulworth Cove and Castle
See the incredible natural formation of Lulworth Cove, take a walk along the beach and take in the beautiful scenery. Durdle Door is just along the coast, and is another awe-inspiring natural rock formation worth a visit.
Tel: 01929 400352
Monkey World is located near Wareham, and home to 240 rescued and endangered primates. The 17 different species live in a 65-acre park and visitors can enjoy guided tours, keeper's talks and a great ape play area.
Tel: 0800 456600Visit website
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum in Bovington holds over 300 vehicles and often has special Tank Action Display days throughout the summer.
Tel: 01929 405096Visit website
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
One of the south's leading attractions. Specifically designed for children 0-8 and their families. A farm-ful of fun, whatever the weather. Animal activities, bouncy castles, soft play zone, woodland walk, maize maze and more!
Tel: 01202 622022Visit website
Splashdown, Tower Park
Join the fun in the flumes and pools of Splashdown in Poole. There is a toddler splash pool and kiddie area, and a variety of flumes so there is a ride for everyone.
Tel: 01202 716000
Explore the quaint old town and quay in Poole. Enjoy a drink in the summer sunshine, or find a spot of lunch in one of the quay's restaurants while watching the boats come in.Visit website
Blue Pool & Teahouse
Blue Pool is famous for it's constantly changing colour due to the natural sediments in the water. Enjoy a picnic or treat from the tea room as you sit on the waters edge in this beautiful area.
Tel: 01929 551408Visit website
Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour
Brownsea Island is home to the native Red Squirrel. It is also the perfect place to spend a day exploring the island and bird watching from the specialised bird hut on the island.
Tel: 01202 707744Visit website