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Discover what Dorset Adventure Park is all about: What's new, what’s on offer, what makes it one of the best waterparks in Europe and why it is the place to be this Summer.

Dorset Adventure Park Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Dorset Adventure Park reopens for the Spring and Summer season on Saturday May 18th and not only is it back but it is better than ever. Dorset Adventure Park holds a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor and has the official reputation as the best waterpark in Europe, as voted by TimeOut . What makes this Dorset water park so outstanding is the dedication to continually deliver excellence, which is why the team behind the waterpark have been working away to make it an even more incredible experience.  “I’m very excited to be opening again,” Dorset Adventure Park Director Liz Mulliner said. “The Waterpark has two completely fresh layouts with loads of new kit. It’s bigger and better than ever. The Mud Trail has a few new obstacles too, including a zip line!” 

What is Dorset Adventure Park?

Dorset Adventure Park is home to two lakes and a mud trail. The trail is a mud obstacle assault course across 2 kilometres and comprises over 50 challenging obstacles for you to climb, crawl, slide and squelch your way across. The mud trail is an unforgettable adventure designed to test your agility, strength and stamina but all whilst having a whole lot of fun. The water park across the two blue lakes, Castle Lake and Woodland Lake is full of inflatable fun. The lakes are full of Wibit inflatable obstacles for you to complete and slip and slide your way across. Try walking the plank, flying into orbit on the flip bag and making a splash on the slides! Dorset Adventure park is staffed with great people and fully trained lifeguards to ensure that you can relax, feel safe and comfortable and above all, have fun. “We’ve got loads of returning staff coming back this year which is great,” Liz said recently. “They are such wonderful human beings, can’t wait to see all of their happy faces again.” Staff often return to Dorset Adventure Park each season, as do a lot of the visitors. At Dorset Adventure Park, the staff are dedicated to making sure it is a positive experience for each and every visitor. This really shines through in the reviews left by repeat visitors, like this Tripadvisor review, written before the season ended last September: “I have visited the park pretty much every year since it opened and it’s always absolutely brilliant. We went yesterday and it was our best visit yet. Staff are amazing, the lifeguards […] are fantastic fun and also very professional keeping everyone safe. The whole set up is great. Would absolutely recommend for the next day out. We did the waterpark but have done the mud run before which is great too.”

Where is Dorset Adventure Park?

The park is located within 18 acres of gorgeous woodland in Purbeck, Dorset and can be found at the base of the beautiful Corfe Castle. This iconic national trust castle is full of ancient glory and is a spectacular sight to behold, crowning the picturesque village of Corfe.  Corfe is a must-visit on all sightseeing trips to Dorset, along with a trip to the nearby Old Harry Rocks, which is just a ten minute drive away from the waterpark. Dorset Adventure Park sits between an easy distance of the two famous landmarks, making it a  perfect addition to any Dorset day out. 

If travelling by car, the website gives the following directions for finding the waterpark:

  • When travelling by car use the postcode – BH20 5JG
  • From Studland Chain Ferry, Head towards Corfe Castle B3351. We are just after the last sharp bend on the right-hand side before the viaduct.
  • From Swanage, Head towards Corfe Castle. Take the right-hand turn for Studland under the viaduct, we are just on the left.
  • From Poole/Wareham Via A351, Head towards Corfe Castle, take the left-hand turn at the foot of the castle under the viaduct, We are 400 metres down the road on the left-hand side.

What are the facilities at Dorset Adventure Park?

With all the obstacles to overcome, challenges to complete and excitement, you’re bound to build up an appetite! That is why Dorset Adventure Park also has a Snack Shack where you can purchase hot food, quick to snack-snacks like crisps and chocolate, as well as hot and cold drinks. Click here for the full menu

There is free parking on site, as well as additional overflow parking. The park has toilets as well as male and female changing rooms. The park also has an external rinse off area with warm water to hose yourself down after all of the muddy mayhem! Handily, dogs are also welcome at Dorset AdventurePark as long as they remain on leads and out of the water. If you would like to wear a wetsuit when using the waterpark but do not own one, don’t worry, there is a wetsuit hire available for £5 per person.  You can even purchase brilliant, high res photographs of your sessions from Snap Shack!

If you want to know more about any of the facilities or the site ahead of your next trip, visit the Q&A page on the website via the link. 

Who is Dorset Adventure Park for?

Dorset Adventure Park is a great day out for family groups and friends. However, it is also a brilliant place for birthday parties, unforgettable hen parties and stag dos, as well as outings for school trips and even for work events. The park offers specially priced packages for these groups. Children’s birthday packages include food and drink, a personalised chocolate birthday cake and downloadable invitations. Discover more about the different packages available by clicking on the link.

Whether you are looking for fun family days out in dorset this summer or for the perfect end of term activity, Dorset Adventure Park is ready for action – see you on the flip side!

Words by Olivia Lowry.

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