Yeovil Railway Centre (< 1 mile)
Yeovil Railway Centre
Steam and diesel railway centre with visitor centre (and museum). Regular events where steam train rides and miniature railway rides are available and the turntable is demonstrated. Traditional family fun.
MFA Bowl Yeovil (2 miles)
MFA Bowl Yeovil
Kids love bowling, and if they are small or struggling they can use the ramp, light balls and gutter guards to give themselves the edge. Great family fun!
Ready2climb Adventure Zone (2 miles)
Ready2climb Adventure Zone
A range of activities on offer for children over 4, including rocking climbing, caving, inflatables and mini golf. Varied activities for young and older children.
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre (4 miles)
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre
With three separate play areas, babies, toddlers and bigger children can all play safely in their own designated play zones on mazes, slides, ropeways, ball pools and much more.
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (4 miles)
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre
Enjoy the challenges of a specifically designed indoor adventure land where even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment. Great intermediate zone for adventurous toddlers.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (5 miles)
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum
Be amazed by this huge fun collection! See nostalgic vintage radios and TVs, enjoy your favourite programmes through TV and radio related toys, books, games full size characters and more: a wonderful experience for all the family!
Montacute House (5 miles)
Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour. Live horsemanship demonstrations in the summer holidays!
Fleet Air Arm Museum (7 miles)
Fleet Air Arm Museum
The 2nd largest naval aviation museum in the world has 4 Exhibition halls, over 90 aircraft, plus thousands of artefacts to discover, plus ‘The Aircraft Carrier Experience’ to enjoy. Exciting family activities and events held throughout the year.
Crewkerne and District Museum (9 miles)
Crewkerne and District Museum
Come and discover various aspects of the history of Crewkerne and the local area. Visit Bryant’s Bakery, a traditional kitchen, and a prisoner in his cell. Quizzes available for the kids, and they get in for free!
Haynes International Motor Museum (9 miles)
Haynes International Motor Museum
UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
Badger Watch Dorset (9 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset
An evening in the country the kids will never forget: their high quality hides have recorded a 100% sightings record over the last three years, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some of these wonderful creatures foraging for food under the floodlights.
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables (10 miles)
Pevlings Farm Riding and Livery Stables
Approved and accredited Riding Stables offering riding lessons and a variety of activities for kids, pony days, pony club, jumping, hacking, pony care beginners welcome. Groups or individuals. Some adults catered for.
Safari Tots (11 miles)
Soft play frame with many features including whizz slide, crawl tube and spinning discs. Also has a dedicated toddler version and a baby arena. Outdoor area open in summer months with games, picnic tables and bouncy castle.
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre (12 miles)
Coolplay Indoor Soft Play Centre
Multi level adventure play frame inside; outside features include bouncy castle, trampolines, bungee run, sumo wrestling, gladiator duelling, pedal karts, inflatable assault course and ride on tractors.
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre (13 miles)
Climb Aboard Indoor Play Centre
3 Tier Adventure area plus Baby and Toddler area, Parents and Tykes Play Area, Sensory Room and Relaxed Cafe and Sofa Area. Suitable for under 10s.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (15 miles)
Forde Abbey House and Gardens
A historical and educational visit made fun through fantastic Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn. Grounds open all year. Children under 15 visit for free.
Wells Leisure Centre (15 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (16 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
Main pool, children's pool and separate Splash Area with interactive fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset!
The Keep Military Museum (16 miles)
The Keep Military Museum
Military Museum covering the history of the regiments of Devon and Dorset over three hundred years. A number of exhibits, including lots of medals and weapons. An excellent view from the top if you like heights
The Tutankhamun Exhibition (16 miles)
The Tutankhamun Exhibition
Meticulously recreated chambers and treasures (plus the genuine articles too) provide a thrilling historical experience akin to discovering the tomb yourselves without the curses!
Dorchester Borough Gardens (16 miles)
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Features fully enclosed play area which has facilities for all age groups including a summer splash pool! Other features include adult sized trim trail, tennis courts, ornate fountain and a cool sundial!
Borough Gardens (16 miles)
Well kept parkland with huge enclosed play area with facilities for all ages. There is also a splash pool, and a rather unusual sundial...
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (16 miles)
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
Visit Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears, in loveable Teddy Bear House! It's really just bears… but there are loads and loads of them!
Dinosaur Museum (16 miles)
Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands onand multimedia displays to excite, enthral, and entertain the visitor.
The Jurassic Fun Centre (16 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre
Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public from 20th July until 1st September 2013
Dorchester Skatepark (16 miles)
Permanent concrete skatepark or BMX, scooter and inline skates as well as skateboards, with lots of features and set ups, creatively challenging to all riders whether novice or experienced.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (16 miles)
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park
Modest domestic animal park and pleasant gardens to keep your little ones busy while your big ones use the college Adventure Days to try archery, orienteering, high and low ropes courses, canoeing and kayaking!
Chard Museum (16 miles)
Detailed and fascinating collections of exhibits about local history from the Stone Age onward including lots of Dening agricultural equipment, the story of John Stringfellow's powered flight in 1848 and James Gillingham's innovative prosthetics.
Glastonbury Abbey (16 miles)
Ancient abbey set within 36 acres of beautiful parkland. Museum, fish and duck ponds, Cider Orchard, picnic area, Badger Boardwalk, plus Living History tours! Family activities and quizzes available, plus plenty of great events throughout the year.
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre (17 miles)
Playaways Indoor Soft Play Centre
Indoor soft play area for under 10s that holds a maximum 20 children with a 2 level play frame, slide, ball pool and other equipment.
Athelhampton House and Gardens (17 miles)
Athelhampton House and Gardens
Stunning Tudor Great Hall and gallery with its own estate church and surrounding gardens with 9 metre tall pyramid yew trees, octagonal pond and lots of hidden corners to explore.
Abbotsbury Playground (18 miles)
Free playground with great equipment and lots of space, which is run, insured and maintained by local volunteers!
Stourhead (18 miles)
World famous 18th-century landscape garden, magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Families can collect tracker packs to make it more fun for the kids, too.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (18 miles)
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
A family friendly farm with an undercover play area and plenty of friendly animals to meet, feed and cuddle, including guinea pigs, lambs, goats and more! Tractor races and Pony rides to enjoy plus a new water play area! And they do Birthday parties too.
Abbotsbury Swannery (18 miles)
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans! The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets. It's also been used as a location for Harry Potter filming!
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (18 miles)
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Beautiful and historic gardens with charming features to appeal to kids, like a play area, bridged waterways, sculpture trail and a secret walk! Dogs on leads welcome.
Gold Hill Museum and Garden (19 miles)
Gold Hill Museum and Garden
Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Plus award winning garden.
Tumbles Soft Play Centre (19 miles)
Tumbles Soft Play Centre
offers a friendly atmosphere for adventure play. The 3 levels of soft play structure provide plenty of fun and excitement for ages between 0 and 12 years. Tumbles serve a range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks.
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre (19 miles)
Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre
fun indoor soft play centre for kids 0 to 12, featuring bouncy castle, rope bridges, climbing nets, slides, trampoline, zip line, ball pool, toddlers and baby area. Hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks from the onsite cafe. Free WiFi.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (19 miles)
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool
Environmentally heated lido with separate children's pool, splash area with water fountains, children’s play area, and grassy and decking areas with picnic benches. Changing facilities and lockers. Open between May and September.
East Somerset Railway (19 miles)
East Somerset Railway
is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April through October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5 mile round trip.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (19 miles)
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Animal sanctuary that is home to over 300 animals, including birds, pigs, donkeys, chinchillas, horses, rabbits, chipmunks, goats, ferrets, and more! Beautiful Nature Trails to enjoy, plus picnic spots, and childrenâs play areas. Open throughout the year.
Blandford Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the leisure during Water Wonderland Sessions.
Crazy Monsters (20 miles)
RoSPA inspected adventure soft play facility, with masses of slick slides and great classic features, and a separate 2 tier toddler zone exclusive to 4 years and under with their own slide and ball pit.
Dorset Snowsport Centre (20 miles)
Dorset Snowsport Centre
The slope is 110m and includes a 'Big Kicker', tabletop jumps, rainbow and straight rails plus a quarter pipe! Ringo sessions also available for over 8s, plus swiss bobs and sledges for over 3s!
The Town Mill (20 miles)
The Town Mill
A working water mill with hundreds of years of history. There is also a gallery, a micro brewery, pottery and cheesemonger. Free to visit.
Lyme Regis Museum (20 miles)
Lyme Regis Museum
is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
Axminster Museum (20 miles)
Discover the history of Axminster in this free to visit museum that was once the local police station and courthouse! Various collections ranging from agricultural tools to carpets, old photographs to archeology and more! Open between May and September.
Bush Farm Bison Centre (20 miles)
Bush Farm Bison Centre
See Bison, Elk, Raccoons, Prairie Dogs & Guanacos, and loads more at Bush Farm Bison Centre. Attractive South Wiltshire farm with lakes and 30 acres of old oak woodlands to explore. You can camp here too!
Lister Gardens Mini Golf (20 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Clifton Maybank with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Dorset can enjoy the great day out as well.
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