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Mothers’ Day Days Out Offers Dorset

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March 12, 2023

Can you believe that Mothers’ Day is almost upon us?

Instead of the usual flowers and chocolates, why not make it a Mothers’ Day she won’t forget with these fun activities

What can you do on Mothers’ Day in Bournemouth and Poole


One of my favourite local experiences – treat mum this Mother’s Day to a FREE PierZip experience!

The PierZip is a Mother’s Day she won’t forget. Zip surf 250 metres from the end of the pier onto Bournemouth beach in less than a minute and experience fantastic views all the way down.


To get the deal simply enter the code MUM23 when booking two single PierZip rides to receive the discount.

Book Your tickets here: https://bit.ly/DorsetMumsPierZipOffer

Only valid for sessions on Sunday 19th March 2023 so get booked in quick!


After she has completed the Pierzip, why not visit the Oceanarium, Bournemouth who have their local resident sale on. They are offering 40% off both single tickets and gold memberships throughout March 2023.


To take advantage of this offer, you must show proof of postcode at the admission desk. To book online, please enter code ‘RESIDENTS’ on the website here: https://www.oceanarium.co.uk/

Farmer Palmers

Farmer Palmers are offering 1/2 PRICE TICKETS for all mum’s this Mother’s Day (Sunday 19th March 2023)!

We know that you want a quiet night to put your feet up, watch some rubbish TV or have a bath. Take some time to do YOU!


Well, what better way to do that, than visiting Farmer Palmers for 1/2 the price. So, your little VIP’s can explore, play, and completely wear themselves out so you can enjoy the quiet night you’ve been longing for! Find out more at: https://www.farmerpalmers.co.uk/

What can you do on Mothers’ Day in Dorset

Abbotsbury Swannery

To celebrate the re-opening of Abbotsbury Swannery and Mothering Sunday, Mums enter for free on 18th and 19th March 2023.


Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans, spread over a site of some 25 acres. There is also is a Swan Maze (the largest willow maze in Dorset), Pedal Go-Karts, Wild Meadow Walk, a Coffee Shop and Gift Shop.

For more information about visit the website here: https://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery/

Monkey World

Mum’s get 50% off entry at Monkey World on Mother’s day!

The 65 acre rescue centre in Dorset is home to the stars of TV’s Monkey Life, with three play parks, numerous cafes and picnic areas, there’s plenty of things to do at the park. You may even spot some of their very own new mums and babies, as they have had births in their woolly monkey groups recently!


The 50% offer must be purchased with another ticket. Valid only on 19th March 2023. See www.monkeyworld.org/book-tickets/ for full terms & conditions.

Explore for free with your National Lottery ticket

From Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th March the National Lottery are offering FREE and DISCOUNTED days out with a valid online or retail National Lottery ticket, Scratchcard or Instant Win Game. From medieval castles and craggy countryside, to sandy shores and woodland walks, there are plenty of adventures to be had at the places they look after and we have several participating attractions and venues here in Dorset:

Kingston Lacy NT – FREE ENTRY – a lavish family home re-imagined as a venetian palace. The grounds are perfect for a country walk and the kids will love the two play areas, one featuring natural play in the woodland and the second in the Kitchen Garden. Both include a variety of features, including accessible play.

Kingston Lacy at Night

National Trust Corfe Castle – FREE ENTRY – Corfe Castle is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled family day out. Explore the castle ruins which were once home to kings, knights and even a princess, and uncover the stories of the mighty battles that took place here. With fallen walls and secret hiding places, there are tales of treachery and treason around every corner.


Highcliffe Castle – 2 FOR 1 ENTRY (19-23 March only) – situated on the cliffs at Highcliffe, Dorset, this beautiful castle is perfect to be explored, before heading for a stroll along the beach

The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge – KIDS GO FREE – A unique, modern museum of amazing fossils – the marine life of Jurassic Dorset. Learn about Life and Death in the Kimmeridgian Seas 157 million years ago during the age of the Dinosaurs

It is perfect for combining with a visit to Kimmeridge for some fossil hunting.

Kimmeridge Bay

The Tank Museum – ONE FREE CHILD PER PAYING ADULT – The Tank Museum, Bovington, UK – the world’s finest collection of tanks and Dorset’s best family day out! Home of TANKFEST and Tiger 131


Arne – FREE guided walk. Join a free guided walk to soak up the sights and sounds of the heathland and explore the habitats that make Arne special.


Choose from one of four guided walks: Saturday, 18 March – 10:30 to 12:00 noon or 13:00 to 14:30 and Wednesday, 22 March – 10:30 to 12:00 noon or 13:00 to 14:30.

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