What can you do in The County?
Craft your County to-do list. Go at your own pace. Whether that’s the lively speed of of Main Street or the slow and steady roll of a tractor, you can “do” the County your own way. Explore the links below for suggestions for every type of traveller.
Are you a culture vulture? Then feed your senses with music, theatre and art. Head to performances set in picturesque vineyards, a heritage theatre or paired with a pint at the local pub. Prefer hands-on holidays? Get crafty at in-studio art workshops, volunteer at a vineyard harvest, or learn The County’s agricultural ways through a signature farm experience.
History and heritage your thing? Then explore The County’s past at six museum sites featuring everything from Indigenous history to treasures of the waterways to a pioneer village.
Looking for active fun? Reconnect with nature by hiking, cycling, canoeing or fishing in and around The County’s 800km of shoreline. Wheel onto the beach on Sandbanks’ accessible beach mats. Pop into a park. Rent some wheels and pedal your way along the Millennium Trail.
Check out our event listings for festivals, fairs and fun. Or make your own event: a bespoke County wedding.
Bring your girlfriends, your partner, your parents, your kids or your pooch – The County has something for everyone, tall and small.