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Swanage

Guide supplied by Mrs Sue Johnson, owner of Bayview.
 

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HOLIDAY IDEAS.
FAMILY IDEAS.
Swanage.
1. Townsend nature reserve is located just above the property. My children enjoyed games of hide and seek there. Sometimes the farmhouse at the top sells cakes from an old horse box.
2. Depending on how far you all like to walk you can walk across to Durlston Country park. They have a visitor centre there and bird hide. However they are doing refurbishment and restoration so I’m not sure whats currently open. Sometimes you can go in the anvil lighthouse there.
3. We do crabbing on the jetty along from the pier.
4. Of course the beach - complete with punch and Judy.
4. There is an excellent playground at King George V – complete with small climbing wall. Walking directions in folder at house. Another playground for small children above the beach.
5. While Swanage is child friendly as a family we often eat at the fish and chip shop (painted green) nearest the front. Also the White Swan pub as they have a dining area and are good value. Can be best to book. For takeaways my son raves about Dinos burgers opposite the fish and chip shop.
6. Check if fireworks at the front are on while you are there.
7. At the mill pond 5 mins from the house there are ducks to feed and it is very picturesque.
8. At the train station you can have drink/food on the carriage there.
9. Walk to Peveril point from the house and go kite flying.
10. Friends children enjoyed visiting the lifeboat station
TEENAGERS.
1. Walk to Studland and either walk or bus back.
2. Cycle rides – see folder.
3. Surfing at Boscombe. You can get lessons there but best to book.


Local Attractions:

  • Further Afield
  • 1. Corfe castle often has activity trails for children and mine enjoyed rolling down the steep banks there. The national trust are quite happy about his, You can catch a steam train there and back from Swanage.
  • 2. Studland is beautiful and you can catch the open top bus from Swanage there and back.
  • 3. Kimmeridge beach. It is on the way to Lulworth, this has a small marine centre and is great for rock pooling.
  • 4. Monkey World – as well as all the monkeys it has fantastic play areas.
  • 5. If the weather is unkind there is a small pool you can use at the caravan park – walking directions in folder. However at Tower Park in Poole there is a big water park. Sometimes we adults split and some go to Poole and some the water park.
  • 6. Again if it is wet Arkwrights the local store will ley you hire DVD’s for a £5 deposit if you explain you are holidaying at Osborne Road. We also played lots of monopoly.
  • TEENAGERS.
  • Surfing at Boscombe. You can get lessons there but best to book.
  • For Adults.
  • At Tyneham there is the lost village – it has to be evacuated in the war and is very interesting. You can then walk to Worbarrow bay – reasonable walk from car park.
  • A cream tea at the far end of Swanage beach at Ocean Bay restaurant.
  • Croissants for breakfast bought from the bakers. Haymans is the best.
  • Eat on the steam train if available or train to Corfe, eat there and train back.
  • This is a few of our favourites and mostly do not involve the car. However the list is endless and of course it is personal taste.
  • You will also find a folder of things to do in the property and tourist information. In addition the tourist information in Swanage is opposite the beach.
 

Local infomation:

Black Swan Pub - 3 minutes away
A plethora of other pubs, restaurants and cafes all within 10 min walk
Swanage steam railway and bus station 8 minute walk.Some open top buses in Summer.
Cycle hire available.
Boat trips available details from tourist information.

Tourist Information Centre:Opposite beach
Bus company:See above
Railway station:See above
Airport:Nearest Southampton

Map of location: Google map of this location
Route planner: The AA route planner

 
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