Explore one of England's most prestigious schools
Set in 300 acres of rolling parkland in Dorset in south west England, Canford School is one of the most historic and prestigious in the country. It's just 13 minutes by car from National Trust Kingston Lacy, an elegant country mansion created by William John Bankes and home to stunning artworks and a charming Japanese Garden. The town of Wimborne Minster is famous for its eponymous church, a beguiling blend of Saxon, Norman and Gothic design. Don't miss a walk down Cornmarket and the High Street for gorgeous medieval architecture.
Family fun at Tower Park
Only 15 minutes from Canford School and 20 minutes' drive from Bournemouth, Tower Park is packed with fun for kids big and small. Housing Splashdown water park and swimming pool alongside an Empire cinema, bowling alley, bingo hall and a range of restaurants, there's plenty here for a full day out. Good thing Tower Park is open from 6am until midnight, seven days a week.
Explore Bournemouth and the Jurassic Coast
Canford School is around 8 miles from Bournemouth and the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start your day in Bournemouth, where the town centre boasts wonderful architecture, including the Grade-I listed St Peter's Church. Directly east of the town, the Jurassic Coast spans 185 million years of geological history, with stunning rock formations, preserved fossils and wonderful coastline walks. Planning a trip to Canford School? Travelodge Poole Hotel is only 16 minutes by car, while Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront Hotel puts you in the heart of Dorset's urban centre.