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Family Fun

Durlston is a great place for kids and families to ‘go wild’, with lots to do throughout the year...

Durlston Castle features colourful interactive displays, live wildlife cameras, a fossil room, and family friendly exhibitions, along with a well stocked shop, with pocket money souvenirs and snacks, drinks and baby changing facilities.

Outside, there are more than 320 acres of countryside to enjoy, bursting with exciting wildlife. Four waymarked trails help you get the most out of your visit, much of which are suitable for buggies, especially if they are the larger wheeled all terrain style buggies. There are also a few tarmac paths and a road down to Anvil Point Lighthouse which is perfect for those buggies with smaller wheels.


Woodland Challenge Cards

Wild 30 Activity Cards

Go wild in nature, with this pack of 30 mini-adventures, on sale at Durlston Castle. 

Take the #Wild30 Challenge and tick off all of these ultimate activities!

Connect with nature as you open a mini-museum, tackle an assault course or gain a super-power!

Try them again and again, at different places or in other seasons…


Wild Play Trail

Our new wild play trail features swings, a barefoot trail, feely boxes and the chance to make wild music as the grown-ups enjoy great views and woodland wildlife…

Oh, or relax in our lovely hammocks!

Woodland Explorer Rucksacks

Available to hire from the Castle, the Woodland Explorer Rucksacks are jam packed with fun activities for all the family, along the Woodland Trail.

Go on a Mini-beast Safari, take a mirror walk through the treetops or take on the challenge of a Scavenger Race and more...

The bags are designed for families with children aged from 4 to 12 and take around 2 hours to complete. They are available to hire for half a day for £4. Booking is recommended 01929 424443 or contact us.

 Kids Trails

Throughout the year, we have loads of changing kids trails around different parts of the park, with things to do, hunt for and a prize at the end! Visit the Events page to see what’s on when you visit! 

Kids Events 

From mini-beast safaris, to discovering fossils, dinosaurs or dolphins, making wild art or launching bottle rockets!

To find out what's coming next, visit our Events pages.