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.
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.
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.
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 by booking online using the code Norden10.
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!
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!
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!
Burngate Stone Carving
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!
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
Fabulous campsite - If you want a fantastic campsite around studland/swanage area then this is the place to go. I am new to camping and go solo. A lovely welcome and map to... read more
Wonderful long weekend on a great campsite. Expertly run, excellent facilities (especially the showers) and located in a beautiful valley. Great walks with bus and train access to boot. I... read more
A fantastic campsite with all the essential facilities you'll need, which are kept extremely clean. Farm shop staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the campsite is lovely and peaceful.... read more
We had a 3 night stay over the half term break, in our campervan and had a great time. There is a play area and football field, our boys enjoyed... read more
Excellent campsite. Facilities are superb and the shop has literally everything you could need when camping and more. So if you are travelling light, or forget a key ingredient, you... read more
First time and loved it came early July. Very peaceful and relaxing Very clean and tidy with lovely free showers. working farm in beautiful location geese and peacocks roam free... read more