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See Britain's best
wildlife photography

See Britain's best wildlife photography

British Wildlife Photography Awards

Stunning wildlife photography from some of the best photographers in the UK, on display daily in the Visitor Centre until 28th February. The Awards aim to recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK and highlight the diversity of Britain’s natural history.

Forest Forge Theatre

Forest Forge Theatre presents

Saturday 12 March

A bouyant and poetic play set against the backdrop of the heritage waterways of Wessex. A multi-skilled cast of actor-musicians use the medium of folk music and vibrant storytelling, to deliver a heart-warming, tender and witty riverbank story that will send you dancing home.

Learn how to take
better photographs

Learn how to take better photographs

Beginners Photography Course

A great opportunity to get to grips with digital photography under the expert tuition of experienced photographer Clifton Beard.
4 consecutive weeks starting Saturday 27 February. £95 per person, booking essential.

Award Winning
Country Park

Award Winning Country Park

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

We are thrilled to have been presented with not only one gold award and two silvers
but also the top accolade of Winner of Winners in the prestigious
2015 Dorset Tourism Awards.