Unique, local experiences that inspire and engage


A collection of handpicked experiences that are the local gems of Dorset and the New Forest in:

  • Food and Drink
  • Lifestyle and Special Interests
  • Arts and Culture

Do you love Bournemouth, Dorset and the New Forest?

Are you are looking for cool, unusual or quirky things to do in Dorset and the New Forest? 

We’re on a mission to share our local gems with you – to inspire you to try something different.

There’s also a tailor-made service for groups, companies and VIPs.

Explore the Local Gems Collection and immerse yourself in a unique, authentic local experience.