The Jurassic Coast is full of action-packed places to explore no matter what the weather. Below is a list of some better-known attractions but there are plenty more for you to discover yourselves. Norden is ideally situated in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck and is the perfect base for getting out and about.

Tank Museum

Filling five large halls, the Tank Museum houses the world’s largest and finest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles from over 26 countries. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of 20th Century warfare.

Monkey World

Spend a day exploring the 65-acre sanctuary that is home to over 150 rescued primates! Founded in 1987, Monkey World has worked internationally to stop the illegal smuggling of these animals and rehabilitates them into natural living groups. With educational talks and the Great Ape play area there’s fun for all at Monkey World!

Tower Park

Whether you fancy a bite to eat or some wholesome family entertainment, Tower Park’s got you covered. With plenty of restaurants, a bowling alley, waterpark, bingo hall and cinema, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Dorset Adventure Park

With two lakes full of inflatable obstacles and a 2km mud trail, it’s no wonder this is the number 1 attraction on the South Coast! The park is just a 5-minute drive away from Norden, and campers get an exclusive 10% discount when booking the adventure park online! 

Putlake Adventure Farm

Enjoy an action-packed day at Putlake. Whether you like bouncy castles, pedal tractors, soft play areas or getting up close and personal with farm animals like goats, lambs, pigs and horses, you’ll find it all at Putlake Adventure Farm! Campers at Norden also receive an exclusive 10% discount when visiting Putlake.

The Etches Collection

Housing the finest collection of local fossils from over 150 million years ago, you’ll be mesmerised by the prehistoric predators here. With breath-taking displays, a state-of-the-art lab and an interactive geology room, there’s fun for everyone! Norden Farm campers get 15% off admission prices here too!

Burngate Stone Carving Centre

With fantastic exhibitions from local artists and stonemasons, plus a wide range of art and rural craft courses from talented experts, Burngate is great fun for all ages and a great excuse to try something new! Get an exclusive 5% off course fees when staying at Norden Farm. 


Discover Dorset’s sensational landscapes on two wheels! Located just a 5-minute walk away from Norden Farm, Cyclexperience offers a range of push bikes to hire at competitive prices. And even better; get 10% off cycle hire at Cyclexperience when staying at Norden. 

Award Winning

The AA has awarded Norden a 4-pennant rating since 2014 and the overall percentage score has risen each year. It’s also a ‘highly rated campsite’ on and Norden has received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor 5 years in a row!

A Virtual Tour

Get a feel for the kind of holiday you’ll enjoy when staying at Norden Farm. This 3 minute video of the site and surrounding area is an ideal way to get in the holiday mood

“We loved it here. The kids loved the fact it’s a working farm and enjoyed seeing the animals. Showers and toilets were always very clean. Will definitely be going back.”

Just one of the many 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor