SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park (14 miles)
SandWorld Sand Sculpture Park
A unique art gallery with a difference, relaxed, safe giant sandpit for families to get involved using all the tools at hand to create their own masterpiece. All under cover. NEW FOR 2013: SCIENCE FICTION SCULPTURES incl. Dr...
Pirate Adventure Golf (15 miles)
Pirate Adventure Golf
Climb aboad for 18 holes of swash buckling fun!! Great crazy golf with a pirate theme.
Blooming Kids (15 miles)
Blooming Kids! is a creative, exciting indoor and outdoor play activity centre aimed at under 5s. They play in a safe and fun environment whilst you relax.
Lister Gardens Mini Golf (17 miles)
Model Town at Wimborne Minster (25 miles)
Model Town at Wimborne Minster
50 year old superbly maintained 1/10th scale model town set in award winning gardens. Explore using the free family worksheet, plus wendy house play area, giant chess, putting lawn and model railway.
Corfe Castle Model Village (26 miles)
Corfe Castle Model Village
Visit us and see what the castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, we are the ideal place for a lazy few hours for both young...
Vivary Golf Course (27 miles)
Vivary Golf Course
Their 18 hole mini golf course is both challenging and great fun for all the family.
Sandbanks Crazy Golf (29 miles)
Sandbanks Crazy Golf
18 very challenging holes to entertain and frustrate you, but every hole has been holed in one at one time or another. Suitable for anyone with the patience from aged 3 to 103!
Go Ape Forest Segway (32 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the most beautiful forests in the UK. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the...
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser (32 miles)
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park (33 miles)
Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park
Around 42 acres including County wildlife site, with many different sections including fishing, a skate park, BMXing and many walking routes, plus adventure playground for juniors and Trim Trail for the more active! Fishing...
Cheddar Crazy Golf (33 miles)
Cheddar Crazy Golf
The natural golf course is built using stone obstacles around trees, shrubs and water features to make a truly appealing setting. There are no crazy characters etc., so it may not be what younger children are expecting.
Quad World (37 miles)
Come to multi award-winning Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! Never tried a quad before?, No problem! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.
Outburst Salisbury (38 miles)
Family fun facility comprising full size bowling alley, indoor adventure play zone and lazer tag combat game arena!
Warren Farm Holiday Centre (39 miles)
Burnham on Sea
Warren Farm Holiday Centre
Free indoor play area, Pets Corner, arcade, tractor rides and more. Free entry and parking, open to the public.
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare (39 miles)
Weston Super Mare
Premier Leisure Weston Super Mare
A great active kids' combination of three tiered karting, atmospheric family laser tag and kids' indoor paintball style war games. Differing age limits apply.
Puxton Park (40 miles)
Weston Super Mare
From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, via cuddly animals and falconry displays, there is truly something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area with ball pool. An absolutely enormous day out!
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf (47 miles)
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf
Elaborately fun yet accessible adventure golf. Putt your way around this fun filled theme park setting and when you cross onto the islands on the rafts and boats, watch out for the alligators!
Bowood House & Gardens (49 miles)
Bowood House & Gardens
Children love Bowood! There's space to run and play and beautiful parkland and a waterfall to enjoy, but the main reason kids love Bowood is because it's home to one of the best adventure playgrounds in the country.
Cockington Court (50 miles)
Fun indoor and outdoor activities plus special family events to suit all ages. Historic manor house and church in stunning country park setting.
Sensory Play park, mystery trail, horse drawn carriage rides, working...
Barry Island Pleasure Park (50 miles)
Barry Island Pleasure Park
Plenty of classic thrill rides for the older guys, plus tea-cups, trampolines, minicoaster, paratrooper, fun house, mirror maze, swinging chairs, pony ride and blow up slide for the young ones.
Paignton Pier (51 miles)
'Great Amusements with the Latest Machines, Mega Slide, Crazy Golf, Beach Shop, Orbiter Dodgems, Cafe, Takeaway, Ice Cream, Rock and Sweet Shop, Ten Pin Bowling, Trampolines, Bouncy Castle, Snack Bar, Seafood Kiosk,...
The Pleasure Park (51 miles)
The Pleasure Park
Classic fun includes Trampolines, Roundabout, Helter Skelter, Swing Boats, Snake and Bumpy Slides plus mini train. Features for all ages.
West Wight Alpacas (51 miles)
West Wight Alpacas
Our friendly alpacas would love you to join them for an Alpaca Trek. Walk along some of the spectacular scenic trails the Island has to offer. Alpaca Trekking is a fun, outdoor activity for you and your family to enjoy.
Junior Browns UV Crazy Golf Balladium (51 miles)
Seashore Centre (51 miles)
Interactive displays about the seashore, plus Rockpool Zone with seawater tanks displaying marine wildlife, a video microscope for examining the kids' finds and much more.
Wales Millennium Centre (52 miles)
Wales Millennium Centre
has already established its reputation as one of the World's iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts,...
Parc (52 miles)
Has indoor, undercover and outdoor play areas so whatever the weather the fun continues! Separate areas for differing age groups.
Three Horseshoes (53 miles)
is a family friendly restaurant featuring a multi level indoor adventure play area with plenty of fun features and an outdoor play fort including slide.
Godshill Model Village (59 miles)
Godshill Model Village
The models depict Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages.
You can walk amongst our 1/10-scale models and maybe catch a little Islander at work or play. Be sure to take your camera for the children’s photo area, and pick...
Adventure Wonderland (32 miles)
If you're a would-be Pirate, an intrepid Explorer, a Mad Hatter or just a plain old fashioned Fun Lover, then you and your family have got a real treat in store at this all inclusive theme park!
Badger Watch Dorset (6 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...
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (10 miles)
Abbotsbury Swannery (12 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.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (14 miles)
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding...
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (18 miles)
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up...
Monkey World (18 miles)
is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Oceanarium (31 miles)
- brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe including clownfish, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (12 miles)
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
Children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area and bottle feed the baby goats. The baby goats also race around a track twice a day, after the race the children...
Farmer Palmers (22 miles)
Hands-on animal events, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas & toddler/baby facilities. Serving home cooked food in large restaurant, your children will have a fun day whatever the weather! - The best, value for money,...
Putlake Adventure Farm (29 miles)
Putlake Adventure Farm
30 acres of fun, lots of farm animals with feeding opportunities, 3 level indoor play centre, bouncy castles, trampolines, 9 hole crazy golf, pedal tractors and full size tractor trailer rides.
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre (30 miles)
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre
As well as the rescued wildlife enjoy a Go-Kart Arena, Mini Pedal Tractors, Straw Fun Barn, Wooden Play Area, Sand Pit, Children's Fair Ground Rides (in season), and Toddlers' Toy Area. New features include the zip...
Dinosaur Museum (9 miles)
Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with audio visual, hands on, computer and CD-ROM displays to excite,...
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (9 miles)
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's
Unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his family of people-sized bears, in Teddy Bear House.
The Tank Museum (17 miles)
The Tank Museum
Houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks onwards. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Lyme Regis Museum (17 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...
Gold Hill Museum and Garden (21 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.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum (32 miles)
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
What kid wouldn't want to sit at the controls of a real aircraft - well here we have a fab lot of military and civilian planes. Loads of other flying exhibits including a collection of model aircraft and an area for picnics...
The Jurassic Fun Centre (11 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...
Blandford Leisure Centre (18 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near Frome 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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